Listserv, Website, and “From ‘Blog’ to ‘Vlog'”: We Have Moved to Connect@AOM

AOMLogowithconnectToday, the SAP IG’s website and Listserv moved to Connect@AOM. This transition is part of AOM’s digital strategy, which aims to renew and bundle the communication technologies in use (read more on Connect@AOM and the transition here).

From now on, you find all information on the practice of strategy-making at one place: sap.aom.org.

  • The SAP Online Community provides all relevant information: who we are, who is in charge, newsletters, governing documents, current initiatives (such as the brand-new webinar series), and so on.
  • In “Conversation“, you can browse the Listserv history and add new announcements that you would like to share with the SAP Community. Similar to the Listserv technology, the SAP Community will be informed via email (see more on notification settings below).
  • In “Events“, you can post meetings, calls for papers, workshops, etc. that you would like to inform the SAP Community about. The SAP Community will also receive an email notification when new events are inserted.

Within this broader technological transition, we are also refreshing our Blog activities. Specifically, we will be using Connect@AOM’s technological affordances for hosting a Vlog. The SAP Vlog (Video + blog = Vlog) publishes 5–10 min interviews with authors of work that has extended our understanding of the practice of strategy-making. Such interviews provide viewers with behind-the-scences insights into the origins and developments of the ideas that these works advance, as well as retrospective reflections on the timeliness and reception of these ideas in contemporary discourses.

This technological shift implies that the Blog will be discontinued as of today. From now on, you receive all information related to the practice of strategy-making as well as a new Vlog format freely accessible and free of charge (see more below) at sap.aom.org. Of course, you can still browse the Blog history both at strategizingblog.com and at Connect@AOM.

Access

Much of the information provided at sap.aom.org is even accessible even without logging  in. To access the rest, all you need is an AOM account, which is free of charge (get one here).

All members of the SAP IG will have immediate, full, and automatic access to the IG’s online community at Connect@AOM and all of its functionalities.

All non-members of the SAP IG will not automatically be subscribed to the IG’s online community at Connect@AOM. Thus, to stay connected with the SAP IG, non-members can manually subscribe to the online community in the following way:

  1. Go to https://connect.aom.org/
  2. Click on “Communities”
  3. Search for “Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP)”
  4. Click on the “Join” button

Notification Settings

One advantage of Connect@AOM over current technologies in use is the more fine-grained management of notification settings. This allows users to adjust the frequency and form of notifications to their individual preferences: Real time (immediate email after each post), daily digest, weekly digest, no email notifications.
To configure the notification options,

  1. Go to https://connect.aom.org/ and click on your profile picture
  2. Click on “My Account” and select “Community Notifications”
  3. Scroll down and select your notification preferences from the drop-down menu.

For further inquiries, please contact Matthias Wenzel (mwenzel@europa-uni.de).

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SAP Spring Newsletter: Out Now

2019-04_NewsletterThe Spring Newsletter of the SAP Interest Group is a comprehensive overview of what’s on in the realms of strategizing, activities, and practices. Among others, the newsletter

  • introduces the SAP Community’s new initiative: A webinar series
  • includes an update on the SAP IG’s program at AOM 2019
  • invites submissions of applications to the SAP IG’s doctoral and early career program at AOM 2019
  • provides an overview of the candidates who are standing for election, and
  • offers an outlook at the upcoming SAP Community Day at EGOS 2019

Click here to read the newsletter!

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The SAP Listserv is Moving to Connect@AOM

AOMLogowithconnect.pngOn April 22, the SAP Listserv is moving to Connect@AOM. This transition is part of AOM’s digital strategy, which aims to renew and bundle the communication technologies in use.

What is Connect@AOM?

Connect@AOM is a communication platform that aims to engage management scholars in ongoing discussions and build stronger networks among them. The platform includes social-media technologies like following others, discussion boards, etc., in order to facilitate communicative interactions even outside of the scope of the annual meetings and special conferences. However, the platform also features familiar communication technologies with enhanced functionalities.

From The Listserv to Conversations

Just like all other divisions or interest groups, the SAP IG will have a separate online community (called “Community”). The SAP IG’s community will also include a so-called “discussion board”, called “Conversations”. Conversations is a place for communicative interactions that is organized around threads. Similar to the Listserv, Conversations allows users to push out notifications, pose questions, seek for help, etc.; but it also allows others to respond and interact.
The discussion board will replace the SAP Listserv. Yet, the Listserv history will be fully migrated, allowing users to browse older Listserv conversations on Connect@AOM.

Access

All members of the SAP IG will have immediate, full, and automatic access to the IG’s online community at Connect@AOM and all of its functionalities. Please make sure that your membership details in your AOM account are up-to-date.
All non-members of the SAP IG will not automatically be subscribed to the IG’s online community at Connect@AOM. Thus, to stay connected with the SAP IG, non-members will have to manually sign in the following way:

  1. Go to https://connect.aom.org/
  2. Click on “Communities”
  3. Search for “Strategizing, Activities & Practices (SAP)”
  4. Click on the “Join” button

Notification Settings

One advantage of Connect@AOM over current technologies in use is the more fine-grained management of notification settings. This allows users to adjust the frequency and form of notifications to their individual preferences: Real time (immediate email after each post), daily digest, weekly digest, no email notifications.
To configure the notification options,

  1. Go to https://connect.aom.org/ and click on your profile picture
  2. Click on “My Account” and select “Community Notifications”
  3. Scroll down and select your notification preferences from the drop-down menu.

For further inquiries, please contact Matthias Wenzel (mwenzel@europa-uni.de).

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Summer School at Warwick: “Practice & Process Studies: An Advanced Introduction”

PPI.pngAn invitation to participate in Warwick’s summer School on Practice-based Studies by Ila Bharatan and Davide Nicolini

Following on from our highly successful Summer Schools in 2015, 2017 and 2018, we are pleased to announce the 2019 PPI Summer School on Practice-Based Studies.

The Workshop takes place from Monday 15 July to Thursday 18 July on the University of Warwick campus, Coventry, UK. The School is programmatically multi-disciplinary and open to a variety of approaches and sensitivities. It is organised by  Warwick’s Practice, Process, and Institutions (PPI) Research Programme in collaboration with the International Symposium Series on Process Organization Studies (PROS). This year’s summer school is being co-directed by Ila Bharatan and Davide Nicolini.

The goal of this year’s edition is to provide an advanced introduction to the concepts and methodological implications of process and practice approaches. During the three days we will examine the main theoretical and methodological foundations of process and practice studies and illustrate how they have been applied to the study of routines, institutions as practice and other organisational and social phenomena. The programme will include a mix of talks, discussion, tutorials and how to do sessions. The faculty includes a team of international experts: Hari Tsoukas, Jorgen Sandberg, Richard Whittington, Katharina Dittrich, Rene Wiedner, Jose Bento da Silva & Davide Nicolini.

This year the school is programmatically aimed to PhDs students and early career scholars who are interested in examining how they can utilise process and practice approaches in their research.

The attached flyer provides full details for the event which includes information about the application and registration fees. This information can also be found on our website at https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wbs/research/ikon/events/sspbs2019/

Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted to ikon@wbs.ac.uk no later than 15 April 2019. 

If you have any questions please email ikon@wbs.ac.uk

 

Best Regards,

Ila Bharatan and Davide Nicolini

 

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Showcase Symposium on The Practice Turn in Management Studies: Watch Now

The practice turn in the broader social sciences has also reached management research. A symposium at AOM 2018 in Chicago staked out the state of practice-based management research and ways forward. The speakers were William Gartner, Natalia Levina, Joseph Raelin, Richard Whittington, and Davide Nicolini. Watch the showcase symposium here:

 

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Final Call: SAP-R Workshop in London

bildschirmfoto 2019-01-23 um 19.37.02The SAP Community is renowned for its open and collaborative character, constantly helping each other out and sharing ideas. One of the formats that institutionalizes this idea is the SAP-R Workshop series. These workshops are designed to provide feedback on SAP-focused work, from R&Rs to earlier work, to build on and extend the extant body of SAP knowledge. For this, distinguished scholars from the SAP field interact with participants in a smaller, workshop-like environment.

The next SAP-R Workshop will take place on April 3, 2019, 12–5 pm, at Warwick in London. If you’re interested in participating, you may register until February 28. Read more here about the concept, place, and registration procedure. In addition, you find the preliminary agenda here.

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Showcase Symposium on Theorizing Processes in Management Research: Watch Now

In recent years, process research has gained a more prominent position in management research. However, despite this prominence, management scholars still face considerable ambiguity concerning what is a process and how it can be theorized.

A showcase symposium, held at AOM 2018 in Chicago, IL, aimed to shed light on these questions. This symposium brought together renowned process scholars–Raghu Garud, Paula Jarzabkowski, Ann Langley, Hari Tsoukas, and Andy Van de Ven–and fostered a dialogue among them and the audience to stake out ways forward in theorizing processes in management research. Watch the video here:

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