SAP Workshop @ Cass, 9 Oct: Deadline Extended!

Scholars looking for feedback on papers that examine the practice of strategy-making can still register for an exciting workshop on October 9, 2017 (11 a.m.–5.30 p.m.), at Cass Business School that is organized Konstantinos Chalkias, Paula Jarzabkowski, David Seidl, and Violetta Splitter. Deadline for registration: September 8. Scholars may attend the workshop as guest, seek feedback on how to work through their R&R, or receive developmental feedback on papers that are close to submission.

The program includes:

  • A keynote by Moshe Farjoun on pragmatist approaches to Strategy as Practice
  • R&R presentations and discussions
  • Discussions facilitating developmental feedback on working papers
  • A panel discussion by Paula Jarzabkowski and David Seidl
  • Informal dinner and drinks

Participation, lunch, and refreshments are free. Only few open spaces are left, so register soon!


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Reflections on AOM: Mariya Eranova’s Three Key Take-Aways of the PDW “Publishing SAP Research in Top Journals”

A few weeks have passed since the sessions and workshops at AOM in Atlanta inspired thousands of management scholars all over the world. Yet, naturally, it is impossible for all management scholars to attend the conference, nor is it possible for attendees to remember all key learnings of the numerous sessions and workshops. Therefore, we asked participants of SAP-sponsored PDWs to share their three key take-aways.

Mariya Eranova participated in the PDW “Publishing Strategy-as-Practice Research in Top Journals”, a workshop organized by Shenghui Ma and Paul Spee that attracted a tremendous number of participants and evoked stimulating discussions among editors and authors (see photos below). Mariya is Lecturer in Strategic Management at the University of Greenwich. Given her research interest in Strategy as Practice, her participation in the PDW was greatly appreciated. In the following, Mariya summarizes her experiences as participant of this workshop and shares her three key take-aways.



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The SAP Interest Group Won the AOM Diversity and Inclusion Award!

IMG_5038Openness can be more than a label: it can be lived experience. Congratulations to the SAP Interest Group for winning the AOM Diversity and Inclusion Award!

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SAP Distinguished Keynote by Dennis Gioia @ AOM on Monday at 1.15 pm

IMG_0040This year, the SAP Community is honored to welcome the distinguished scholar Dennis Gioia for a keynote at AOM in Atlanta. The Distinguished Keynote will be discussed by Ann Langley. It will take place on Monday, August 7, from 1.15 pm to 2.45 pm in the Hyatt Regency, Regency Ballroom V.

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Tenure-Track Positions in Strategy and/or Entrepreneurship @ UQ Business School, University of Queensland


Bildschirmfoto 2017-06-30 um 13.15.59.pngThe UQ Business School (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia) is inviting applications for tenure-track positions in strategy and/or entrepreneurship. Potential candidates

should have attained or submitted/all but dissertation a PhD in Strategy or a related discipline, and have a well-rounded understanding of strategy topics. Expertise in other areas covered by the discipline, such as innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship will be an advantage.

Applications for this position can be submitted until August 25, 2017Here, you find more details about the application process.

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Interested in Paradoxes? Visit

image002.jpgThe idea that strategizing and organizing involves paradoxical tensions and contradictions has become a major theme in organization and management research. The burgeoning work on paradoxes has actively engaged in dialogues with the SAP Community. Likewise, many SAP scholars have embraced the notion of paradoxes to gain a better understanding of strategic and organizational phenomena.

Scholars interested in paradoxes can now visit a new website: This website is edited by Eric Knight (Editor in Chief, Founding Editor), Wendy Smith (Founding Editor), Costas Andriopoulos (Founding Editor), Jonathan Schad, Camille Pradies, Robert Wright, Josh Keller, Garima Sharma, Matthew Sheep, Ann Zhang, and Valerie Michaud. There, you find many resources related to paradox scholarship, including:

  • Blog posts, by leading scholars in the field and emerging voices reflecting on paradox and what is means in their research and every-day life

  • Announcements, including to Call for Papers and upcoming symposia

  • Q&A, for scholars and PhD students seeking more guidance on how to engage in paradox scholarship

  • Reference resources, in research, education and management, for scholars seeking to navigate the field

  • Newsletters, covering activity in the paradox community and the opportunity to sign up to regular newsletters

  • …and much more is a must for scholars interested in paradoxes. So, check it out!

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SAP Summer Newsletter: Get Ready for AOM in Atlanta!


Bildschirmfoto 2017-07-17 um 16.23.06The AOM Annual Meeting in Atlanta is rapidly approaching. Just in time, the Publishing Team of the SAP Interest Group has gathered an informative newsletter that navigates scholars interested in strategizing, activities, and practices through the upcoming meeting. Among others, it includes information on

  • The SAP Friday Dinner: Register as soon as possible!
  • The SAP Business & Social Meeting: Monday, August 7, from 6.30 pm
  • Meet & Greet SAP: Each morning in the café at 200 Peachtree
  • An overview of the SAP program: Click here for an extended overview
  • Several PDWs: on “Advice for Managing International Careers”, “SAP Meets Routine Dynamics”, and “Publishing Strategy-as-Practice Research in Top Journals”
  • Election results: Welcome Virpi Sorsa, David Oliver, and Violetta Splitter, to the SAP Executive Team!
  • An SAP Workshop on October 9 at Cass Business School: Registration until August 27!

See you soon in Atlanta!

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