Sub-theme 19: Strategizing for Grand Challenges

Katharina Dittrich, The University of Warwick Business School, United Kingdom
Paula Jarzabkowski, City, University of London, United Kingdom
Jane K. Lê, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany
Session I: Thursday, July 04, 11:00 to 12:30, 50 George Square - G.04
Strategizing for Grand Challenges: An Introductory Panel
Chair: Paula Jarzabkowski
Panelists: Charlotte Cloutier, Jennifer Howard-Grenville and David Seidl
Session II: Thursday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30, 50 George Square - G.04
Inter-organizational Strategizing for Grand Challenges
Chair: Fannie Couture
Gary Burke and Carola Wolf
Collaborative strategizing and distributed complexity as response to grand challenges: The case of integrated healthcare systems
Damla Diriker Sidar, Amanda J. Porter and Philipp Tuertscher
Sustaining inclusion in open strategy for grand challenges
Paula Jarzabkowski, Rebecca Bednarek, Konstantinos Chalkias and Eugenia Cacciatori
Making the impossible possible: Paradoxical processes of (re)constructing a grand challenge
Session III: Friday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, 50 George Square - G.04
SDGs and Sustainable Development
Chair: Jennifer Howard-Grenville
Carolin Hoyer and Timo Busch
Struggling with purpose: alignment and misalignment of practices in strategizing for grand challenges
Maja Tampe
The place of the material for organizational practices
Seray Ergene
Intentional engaging as a process of doing sustainability
Session IV: Friday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30
- Round Table -
Round Table A: Philantrophy and Social Enterprises - Room: 50 George Square - G.02
Chair: Jill Purdy
Alison Gibson, Frank Mueller, Charles Harvey and Andrea Whittle
Philanthropy and grand challenges in UK university strategy
Pushpika Vishwanathan and Siri Boe-Lillegraven
Unpacking stakeholder management as a practice
Ignas Bruder
Practice drift in social enterprises – A practice-based understanding beyond mission drift
Round Table B: Strategizing Sustainable Development - Room: 50 George Square - 2.14
Chair: Lukas Löhlein
Amanda N. Williams and Johannes Meuer
Strategizing Corporate Contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Vera Blazevic and Kristina Lauche
Working the net: Creating momentum for sustainability through a common narrative
Svenne Junker and Lars-Gunnar Mattsson
Strategizing for Grand Challenges – the role of market representation in government efforts for climate mitigation
Round Table C: (Grand) Challenges in Strategizing - Room: 50 George Square - 2.29
Chair: Alistair Bowden
Saouré Kouamé and Quy Huy
Challenges in strategizing for poverty reduction
Benjamin N. Scher
Achieving collective strategic agency in uncertainty
Alessandro Bressan and Mattia Anesa
Strategizing for less taxes when society asks for more
Round Table D: Extreme Strategizing Contexts - Room: 50 George Square - 3.14
Chair: Jeannette Eberhard
Krista Pettit and Adriana Nilsson
Embedded within: What Brazilian caesarean section research reveals about professional work and strategizing for grand challenges
John A. Healy and Jeffrey Hughes
Making things great again – The practices of using historical myths in collective action to bring about social change
Ankita Singh and Vinayak R. Tripathi
Resolving the man-animal conflict: A case of forest officials
Session V: Friday, July 05, 14:00 to 15:30
- Round Table -
Round Table A: Addressing Social 'Crises' - Room: 50 George Square - G.02
Chair: Krista Pettit
Jana Deisner, Carolin Auschra, Jörg Sydow and Anne Berghöfer
Strategically Constructing a Grand Challenge: The Case of Health Care Undersupply in Rural Areas
David Crvelin, Jane K. Lê and Lukas Löhlein
Coordinating action in response to grand challenges: The role of existing structures in facilitating relational coordinating
Annette M. Quayle, Johanne Grosvold and Larelle Chapple
New modes of managing grand challenges and the refugee crisis of the Asia Pacific
Round Table B: New Approaches to Understanding Grand Challenges - Room: 50 George Square - 2.14
Chair: Charlotte Cloutier
Jeannette Eberhard, Ann Frost and Claus Rerup
Building an ecology of routines to address the grand challenge of street level prostitution
Oana Branzei and Marlene Janzen Le Ber
Shifting grand challenges’ (in)tractability by gendering innovation
Silvia Dorado, Jill Purdy and Nino Antadze
Tackling grand challenges: Barriers, resilience, and impact
Round Table C: Strategizing, Planning, and Professional Work - Room: 50 George Square - 2.29
Chair: Saouré Kouamé
Alistair Bowden and Robert C.H. Chia
The real challenge of grand challenges: (Re)Learning to dwell, before one builds
Guy W. Bate, Elisabeth Krull and Peter Smith
Revisiting building and dwelling: The ‘things’ of strategising and ‘building-as-dwelling’
Arielle Santé
Planning strategy or strategizing a plan, a recursive pattern? The case of 2 academic research centres
Round Table D: Interorganizational Strategizing for Grand Challenges - Room: 50 George Square - 3.14
Chair: David Seidl
Laurens Vandeweghe
From broadcaster to responsible cultural intermediary: How corporate social initiatives on grand challenges can change organizational identity
Tamara J. Mulherin
Integrating ‘across the way’ – The Performative Acts of Collaborative Public (b)odies
Lena Bygballe, Anne Kokkonen and Ragnhild Kvålshaugen
Institutional projects and collaborative strategizing in adapting to climate change
Round Table E: Strategizing, Sensemaking & Middle Managers - Room: 50 George Square - 3.29
Chair: Gary Burke
Nathalie M. Carol, Benoît Grasser and Meriem Fournier
The role of middle managers in managing change in a complex organization: the impact of sociomateriality on sensemaking & sensegiving activities
Madalina Pop and David Seidl
Making sense of grand challenges through the design of communicative spaces
Samir Vaz
Middle managers strategizing practices and its effects on implementation: The moderating roles of relationship quality with top managers
Session VI: Saturday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, 50 George Square - G.04
Climate Change and the Price of Nature
Chair: Oana Branzei
Fannie Couture and Jane K. Lê
Can commensuration help in addressing grand challenges?
Kirti Mishra and Cristina Neesham
Strategizing for climate change: A practice view of organizational climate change responses
Luc Brès
How to price nature with respect? Towards a practice-based model of responsible commodification
Session VII: Saturday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, 50 George Square - G.04
What SAP Teaches us about Managing Grand Challenges within and beyond Organizations – Paper Discussion & Wrap-up
Chair: Katharina Dittrich
Charlotte Cloutier
Business collective action in action: How trade associations set industry practice norms
Stefanie Remmer and Dirk Ulrich Gilbert
Responsible strategy-as-practice: A multidisciplinary review and research agenda