The 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: leveragingtensions.com. 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
leveragingtensions.com is a must for scholars interested in paradoxes. So, check it out!
The 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!
For at least seven years, scholars interested in Strategizing, Activities, and Practices have met for dinner on Friday night of the AOM Meeting. It is a great opportunity to get to know members of this vibrant community in an informal setting. This tradition of a Friday dinner is continued in Atlanta, and you are cordially invited to join in!
The dinner will take place on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 6:00PM-9:00PM. This year we settled on Ray’s in the City, one of Atlanta’s landmarks with over 30 years of world-class dining and events experience. Ray’s in the City is located right next to the conference locations, so you can easily stroll down after a full day of PDWs and unwind from the day in a relaxing atmosphere with old friends and new colleagues. This event is open to SAP veterans, newcomers, partners, and doctoral students alike. There will be a choice of meat, seafood and vegetarian options available.
If you would like to be part of this event, please send an email to Paul Spee (email@example.com) to get access to the approval code. You can register here. The deadline to register online is July 20, 2017 and the cost for the event is US$60.
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