Category Archives: SAP Research

Ready for Anaheim? Check out the April 2016 Newsletter of the SAP Interest Group

The brand-new edition of the Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) Interest Group’s newsletter is out (download PDF) and features the following topics: News from the SAP Interest Group SAP Doctoral & Early Career Program SAP Sponsorship Opportunities SAP Elections Sneak … Continue reading

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Strategic management society: Strategies that move the world

Track J: Strategy Practice Track Chair: Stephanie Dameron, University of Paris-Dauphine September 17–20, 2016 Berlin, Germany The Strategy Practice IG explores the doing of strategy and its link with the broader institutional and societal environment strategy practitioners operate in. The … Continue reading

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SAP-IG 2016: Call for submissions, deadline January 12

The primary purpose of the Strategizing Activities and Practices Interest Group is to advance knowledge and understanding of strategy as something people in organizations do rather than only something that organizations have. This emerging body of knowledge is focused primarily … Continue reading

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Controversy on Practice Based View of Strategy Continues: “On the Risk of Studying Practices in Isolation”

When Philip Bromiley and Devaki Rau published their paper “Towards a Practice-based View of Strategy” (2014) in Strategic Management Journal (SMJ, Preprint-PDF), the acknowledgment of the importance of practices was unanimously welcomed by strategy-as-practice scholars. However, the particular approach suggested by … Continue reading

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Forthcoming SAP-themed Special Issue: Materializing Strategy and Strategizing Materials: Why Matter Matters

Guest Editors: Stéphanie Dameron, Jane Lê and Curtis LeBaron This special issue brings together three essays and six papers addressing the role of materiality in the practice of strategy. The editorial piece reviews five types of material used in strategy … Continue reading

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Ten Hot Topics in Strategy-as-Practice Research

Shenghui Ma (University of Zurich) and David Seidl (past SAP Chair, University of Zurich) Over the last decade, strategy-as-practice (SAP) research has generated a substantial body of knowledge about the different aspects, forms and implications of strategizing activity and practices. … Continue reading

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Comment: Practice-based in Name Only? Assimilation of Critics to Protect a Paradigm

Leonhard Dobusch (Freie Universität Berlin) When I recently stumbled across an article by Philip Bromiley and Devaki Rau on “Towards a Practice-based View of Strategy” (2014) in Strategic Management Journal (SMJ, Preprint-PDF), I found myself being reminded of ongoing paradigmatic struggles … Continue reading

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