International Careers, Publishing, and Routine Dynamics: Some SAP PDWs @AOM

As every year, members of the SAP Interest Group will offer interesting PDWs at the AOM in Atlanta. Some of these PDWs include:

  • “Advice for Managing International Careers”, organized by Rebecca Bednarek, Katharina Dittrich, and Carola Wolf
  • “Publishing Strategy-as-Practice Research in Top Journals”, organized by Paul Spee and Shenghui Ma
  • “Strategy-as-Practice Meets Routine Dynamics”, organized by Katharina Dittrich and Vern Glaser

This post provides a short overview of these PDWs. You can register for these and other PDWs here. Continue reading

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Doctoral and Early Career Program @ AOM in Atlanta

As always, the SAP Community will offer a number of development opportunities to junior scholars at the AOM Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Last year, the program has gained further strength thanks to the Doctoral and Early Career Program. This one-day workshop will be offered in Atlanta again (download the full program here).

Christina Wawarta and Krista Pettit have developed a one-day program for doctoral and early-career  scholars who are interested in deepening their SAP-related skills and extending their network in the SAP Community. This program includes three Professional Development Workshops (method, content, career), individual mentoring and networking sessions with experienced scholars of the SAP Community, and a sponsored dinner with SAP scholars.

The Doctoral and Early Career Program will take place on 4 Aug, 2017. Space is limited; therefore, scholars who are interested in participating should apply as soon as possible. Details on the application process on more can be found here.

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Easter Greetings: The SAP Spring Newsletter is Out

Just in time for the Easter season, the SAP fall newsletter is out (download PDF). The publishing team has gathered an informative compendium of SAP-related topics, including:

SAP@AOM in Atlanta: An overview

  • Stats on the submission process
  • PDWs
  • Doctoral and early career program
  • Paper sessions
  • Our distinguished keynote speaker

Invitation for elections

  • Membership Secretary
  • Secretary
  • PDW Chair

News from the Steering Committee

  • The IG’s ambitions to achieve the division status
  • Responses to President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration and refugees

SAP in related communities

  • Open strategy initiatives
  • A new website for the paradox community
  • News from the Strategy Group @ Hanken

Publication announcements and CfPs

  • Handbook of Strategy Process Research From a Middle Management Perspective
  • CfP: 16th IEF
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Strategy-as-Practice Community Day EGOS 2017: Different Approaches of Researching SAP and Large Social Phenomena

EGOSIn line with previous initiatives, there will be a Strategy-as-Practice Community Day at this year’s EGOS in Copenhagen as part of the colloquium’s PDW program. The PDW will take place on July 5th 2017 from 9.30 AM to 5 PM and is convened by Katharina Dittrich, Shenghui Ma, Violetta Splitter, and Tania Weinfurtner. Interested scholars can register for the Community Day until April 3rd on the EGOS website.


In addition to the great opportunity to get in touch with the strategy-as-practice community, the PDW offers an exciting program. Part I of the PDW focuses on discussing important theoretical in strategy-as-practice research; Part II addresses ways of studying large social phenomena from the perspective of different EGOS communities. A more extended description of the program can be found here.

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Job opportunity: Chair in Strategy at the University of Surrey

surreySurrey Business School is currently seeking candidates for a Chair in Strategy (see the job announcement here). The Chair is part of the Department of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, which is focused on research and teaching at the intersection of entrepreneurship, organization, and strategy. The mid-sized business school is based in Guildford (close to London) and canvasses its focus on research excellence.

The Chair in Strategy will be staffed as a full-time position. The announcement describes the job profile as follows:

We are looking for a strongly research-active academic with an excellent track record of publications in top international journals. You would lead the development of the research agenda of the Department: Supervising PhD students, mentoring early career researchers, and attracting and managing externally funded research programmes. You would also be contributing to teaching, in particular in our MBA and EMBA programmes. However, we will ensure that your teaching load is such as to provide you with sufficient time for research leadership. There will be ample opportunities for you to become active in business engagement and executive education.

The deadline for applications is March 31st, 2017. More information on Surrey Business School, the Department of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, the job description, and the overall staffing procedure can be found here.

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Call for Nominations for the SAP IG Executive Team

sap-plainThe SAP IG would not work without the voluntary support by its members. Much of this work, e.g., reviewing activities, is informal in nature and invaluably contributes to the ongoing development of the Interest Group. In addition, the SAP IG is steered by an Executive Team that ascribes formal roles to some of its members and is in charge of important managerial tasks. Until February 28th, you can nominate members (including yourself) who you think might be interested in and capable of doing some of these tasks. Specifically, nominations are sought for the following positions:

  1. PDW Chair
  2. Secretary
  3. Membership secretary

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SAP-Newsletter, Fall Edition: Reflections on Anaheim and the Road Ahead

sap-newsletter-coverThe Fall Edition of the SAP Interest Group’s Newsletter (download PDF) is out and – as usual – packed with a great variety of intersting stuff:

The Road Ahead

  • Moving from Interest Group to Division • 2017 SAP Program Team 2017
  • Call for Submissions
  • Highlights of visiting Atlanta

Reflections on Anaheim

  • SAP’s First Doctoral & Early Career Program • Jean Bartunek’s 2016 Keynote Address
  • Congratulations to Our Award Winners
  • A Note from the Program & PDW Chairs

Emerging scholars & an emerging line of research

  • Three early career scholars
  • Historical Approaches & SAP


  • SAP Tracks at EGOS: Subthemes 49, 50, 51
  • New EGOS SWG on Process Research
  • Tracks at SMS and EURAM
  • Companion website for “Practicing Strategy” book
  • CfP for two Special Issues
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