AOM PDW on “Rhythms of Academic Life”: Register Now!

2018 ThemeAs part of the SAP Early Career Program, Katharina Dittrich, David Oliver, and Robert Wright are offering a PDW on “Rhythms of Academic Life – Insights and Advice for Academic Scholars at All Career Stages” at this year’s AOM in Chicago. This PDW builds on the legacy of Frost and Taylor’s (1996) edited collection, which focused on scholars’ experiences with the changing world of academia. Given that academia keeps evolving, a forthcoming special issue in the Academy of Management Learning and Education will revisit this topic. In this spirit, the PDW aims to provide career advice to both early-career and more established scholars on how to manage their contemporary academic lives.

The PDW consists of two parts:

Part One includes an open panel discussion from leading scholars on the broad topic of Career Rhythms and the similarities and differences of academic life since the 1996 volume. The panel will include some of the original contributors of the 1996 volume of “Rhythms of Academic Life”; Guest Editors of the forthcoming AMLE Special Issue; potential contributors to the Special Issue; along with established scholars from the SAP field. In essence, the panel will address how rhythms of academic life have changed, emerging trends for the future, and provide advice to scholars at different stages of their career, i.e., early career scholars (PhDs and post-docs), mid-career scholars and late-career scholars.

Part Two is designed to go into further detail in a more intimate and engaging manner so that every participant will have the opportunity to discuss first-hand, with senior scholars in regards to key issues and challenges, success stories and lessons learned in being an academic in today’s highly competitive academic landscapes. Participants and facilitators will have the opportunity to interact in three roundtables rotations of 30mins each. Please come prepared for some fun, highly dynamic and interactive discussions.

Participation in Part One will be open; in turn, participation in Part Two requires pre-registration through AOM’s PDW registration system.

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Job Openings at the University of Queensland Business School

Bildschirmfoto 2017-06-30 um 13.15.59The University of Queensland Business School is recruiting several positions in the areas of strategy of entrepreneurship (read more). These positions span several academic levels, ranging from lecturer and senior lecturer to associate professor.

In keeping with the Business School’s profile as one of the leading institutions in the field of strategy as practice, the job post particularly invites applications from scholars with a focus on contributions to this field. Promising candidates are expected to fulfill the following criteria:

  • Motivation to lead an engaging education experience for our students and executive education clients;
  • Record of published research in leading journals; and
  • Desire to engage with industry and contribute to the community within UQ Business School.

More information on the remuneration scheme, UQ Business School’s efforts to promote and do justice to diversity and inclusion, and others can be found here.

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SAP Doctoral & Early Career Program @ AOM 2018: Apply Now!

Bildschirmfoto 2018-05-15 um 13.00.56.pngThe SAP Doctoral & Early Career Program, vol. 3: Since 2016, the SAP Interest Group has yearly sponsored a one-day early career program that is tailored to the wants and needs of the SAP Community.

In this vein, the next SAP Doctoral & Early Career Program, taking place on Friday, August 10th, at AOM 2018 in Chicago will be specifically designed for individuals seeking to deepen and enhance their SAP- related knowledge and skills. Specifically, the program will contain three carefully selected Professional Development Workshops, a Q&A session with Paula Jarzabkowski, a seat at the official SAP Community Dinner that night, and plenty of opportunities for new scholars to network and become acquainted with the larger SAP Community.

Space is limited to 20 participants. More information on the application procedure can be found here.

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SAP Spring Newsletter: Out Now

Bildschirmfoto 2018-05-01 um 11.48.35The latest newsletter of the SAP Interest Group offers an informative overview of current events, Calls for Papers, and organizational issues in the field. Specifically, the newsletter comprises the following topics:

  • An up-to-date overview of the executive leadership’s efforts to move the Interest Group to Division status
  • Available choices for upcoming elections
  • Sessions, activities, and the distinguished keynote at AOM 2018 in Chicago
  • Professional Development Workshops and sessions at EGOS 2018 in Tallinn
  • Activities of the Strategy Practice IG of the Strategic Management Society at SMS 2018 in Paris
  • A Call for Papers on “Entrepreneurship as Practice”
  • A newly introduced section on “SAP around the Globe”
  • An introduction to emerging SAP scholars
  • A call for contributions to the SAP IG Facebook site.

Taken together, the newsletter foreshadows an exciting remainder of the academic year, with plenty of activities performed by our thriving community.

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SAP Community Day at EGOS 2018: The Deadline (30 Apr) is Approaching

0x9C8DFC68ED943276F44C4B1BD3BC2A2CLetter from the organizers of the SAP Community Day at EGOS 2018 in Tallinn


Dear SAP Friends,

We hope you enjoyed any of the SAP Community Days at EGOS Colloquiums in previous years. We are again planning a full-day pre-conference SAP event for this year’s EGOS Colloquium in Tallinn – and registrations are now open.

We would be happy, if you joined us for this year’s exciting SAP Community Day on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018. In keeping with the overall Community Day topic “Inspiring and Expanding Strategy-as-Practice Research”, this year’s Research Community Platform features two related parts: The morning is dedicated to sparking and developing new ideas based on a keynote speech by Paul Adler and interactive roundtable sessions that allow scholars to pitch their nascent ideas to international experts in the area of SAP research. In the afternoon, we will explore how the SAP Community can be expanded by building on recent achievements such as the SMJ Special Issue on Strategy Process and Practice, providing “behind the scenes” into the review process of recently published SAP-related papers and discussing “the future of SAP research” with renowned panelists. For both parts, we were able to win leading scholars in each of the respective research areas, so make sure not to miss this workshop. Given that many SAP scholars will be spread across different sub-themes for the main conference, this pre-colloquium workshop will allow you to renew and maintain your SAP relationships while discussing issues of concern to the SAP Community.

Applications to participate can be submitted via the EGOS website until April 30, 2018. For more information, including the full Call for Participation, click here:

We look forward to seeing many of you in Tallinn!

Kind regards,
Georg, Matthias, Philip & Tania

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Vacant Professorship in Strategy at Aston Business School

Aston_Business_School.jpgThe Marketing and Strategy Department at Aston Business School is hiring a Professor in Strategy (read more). The job post highlights that

We have a particular interest in the strategy as practice (SAP) research area which we are looking to develop further.

Therefore, this position might be especially relevant for scholars interested in the practice of strategy-making.

The job post describes required qualifications as follows:

We are looking for an inspirational and motivated thought leader to contribute to the group’s research, teaching and enterprise activities.  You should demonstrate a passion for your subject and be able to communicate that passion effectively to both academic and wider communities. We are keen to discuss new ideas in order to develop our existing research profile and complement our teaching provision. You must be able to demonstrate world-leading, impactful research output and have a highly cited publication record in leading strategy and related journals. You must have significant experience in leading externally funded research projects, mentoring junior faculty and doctoral/postdoctoral research supervision. You must have a good undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline; a PhD in a relevant field and a Postgraduate Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education/Fellowship of the HEA or equivalent.

The deadline for submitting applications is 15 Apr, 2018. Additional information about Aston Business School, the Marketing and Strategy Department, the vacant position, and the application procedure can be found here.

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Vacant Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Positions at Cass Business School

400px-Cass_Business_School_Logo.svgThe Faculty of of Management at Cass Business School is hiring two scholars as lecturer or senior lecturer in Strategy (see the job post here) – equivalent to Assistant Prof. and Associate Prof. This job announcement is especially appealing to and relevant for scholars interested in the process and practice of strategy-making, given that Cass Business School hosts many leading scholars from this field of research.

In terms of required qualifications, the job post clarifies that

The successful candidates will have completed or will be close to completing a PhD in a relevant discipline; will have published or have the potential to publish research of world-leading or internationally excellent quality; and will have a proven track record of excellence in delivering outstanding education and of contributing to a high quality student experience. Experience in international business and management is highly desirable.

The deadline for applications is 8 Apr, 2018 (midnight, London time). Click here for more information on the positions and the application process.

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