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.


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
  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 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 (

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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

Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted to no later than 15 April 2019. 

If you have any questions please email


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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Workshop on “SAP Meets Entrepreneurship as Practice”: Watch Now

In the meanwhile, practice-based work can be found in various fields of management research. Two such fields have become more prominent in recent years: Strategy as Practice and Entrepreneurship as Practice.

At AOM 2018 in Chicago, members of these fields jointly held a PDW to stake out opportunities for dialogue and intersections. Watch the video here:

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Call for Registration: Helsinki Workshop on Routines and Practices


A workshop organized by Kathrin Sele, Waldemar Kremser, Laura Mitzscherling and Lauri Paavola

We are excited to announce the Helsinki Workshop on Routines and Practices at Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki, FI on May 22-24, 2019. The workshop is part of the Routines.Research.Community and is generously sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies and Aalto University.

Leading up to the 20th anniversary of routine dynamics research, the purpose of this workshop is to bring together PhD students and early career academics with senior scholars to discuss current and future topics in research on organizational routines and social practices. Grounded in a practice perspective and with a methodological focus on action patterns this growing body of research has important implications for our understanding of fundamental concepts of organization and management studies, such as change, strategy, interdependence, or temporality. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to discuss and further develop new ideas in an open and collaborative setting. Further, the workshop will focus on methodological challenges and provides ground for creating a network for exchange and collaboration.

We have an exciting program and are delighted that several top scholars (Martha Feldman, Brian Pentland, Kristina Lauche, Davide Nicolini, Jörg Sydöw, and Eero Vaara) will join us. The workshop will feature an entire day dedicated to novel ideas and projects, complemented with a day focusing on methods to study routines and practices from several perspectives.

To ensure the best experience, the number of participants is restricted to 40. Workshop participation is free. PhD and early career participants can apply for funding (max. 300 Euro/person) of their travel and accommodation costs. Scholars interested in participating are invited to apply through e-mail by March 15, 2019 (, briefly outlining their interest and how their research relates to the workshop focus. Please indicate in your application whether you need funding to participate. Acceptance decisions for the workshop will be announced end of March.

We look forward to seeing you all at Aalto University.

Kathrin Sele, Waldemar Kremser, Laura Mitzscherling and Lauri Paavola

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