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24th EGOS Colloquium 2008, Amsterdam

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Keynote speeches

Sub-theme program

Sub-Theme 25: Unlocking Strategizing: A Practice Perspective - SWG: Strategizing: Activity and Practice


David Seidl, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Julia Balogun, Cass Business School London, UK
[email protected]
Paula Jarzabkowski, Aston Business School, UK

Suggested mode of operation for the sessions:


·        Presentation of each paper by the author (10-12 min each)

·        Discussion of each paper by chair and group (5-10 min each)

·        General discussion at the end of the session (5-10 min)

Location: Room R103 (Dept. of Business Admin. and Economics)

Session I - Thursday June 30 - 11:45 - 13:15
Reflections on the development of s-as-p & Strategic Inertia and Rigidity

Chair: Paula Jarzabkowski

Annie Pye:
Unlocking strategizing:  some questions of theorizing and practising

Patrick Regnér:
Identifying Inertia – Processes and practices in the development of strategy lock-in

Jean-Louis Denis/Linda Rouleau/Ann Langley:
The power of numbers in strategizing

13-14.30 Separate Lunch for all participants of sub-theme 25

Session II - Thursday June 30 - 14:30 - 16:00
Decision making

Chair: Annie Pye

Susan Miller:
Locked in and locked out: involvement and influence in strategizing processes

Sandra Trigo/Duncan Angwin/David C. Wilson:
Strategic decision making and management consultants

Stéphane Lea:
Unlocking anticipatory information utilization in strategic decision-making: An actor-network perspective

Session III - Thursday June 30 - 16:30 - 18:00
The Strategists (I)

Chair: Patrick Regnér

Veronika Kisfalvi/Viviane Sergi/Ann Langley/Céline Legrand:
Microdynamics and strategic tensions in a top management team

Sotirios Paroutis/Andrew Pettigrew:
Strategizing in multibusiness firms: Making and executing strategy across multiple levels and over time

Kenneth Kongsvold/Roger Klev/Ragnhild Kvålshaugen:
Making strategy happen: The leader as a strategist in knowledge intensive companies

Session IV - Friday July 1 - 09:00 - 10:30 - Parallel session A The Strategists (II)
Room R101 HS Aula (Dept. of Business Admin. and Economics)

Chair: Susan Miller

Eric Vogler:
Front line and middle management in service firms: micro-strategizing locally and running a strategic conversation with the corporate level

Eric van‘t Hof:
Interim management: the acting of executive change managers

Manuela O. Nocker:
“Impromptu”: Project strategy as enacted team narrative of improvisation

Session IV - Friday July 1 - 09:00 - 10:30 - Parallel session B  Strategic Change
Location: Room R101 HS Aula (Dept. of Business Admin. And Economics)

Chair: Gerry Johnson

Chahrazed Abdallah:
From strategy to strategizing: The appropriation of strategy in an artistic organization

Michael Kaschewsky:
Do another thing: Reinvent the rules

Torsten Schmid:
The strategist as pragmatist - Empirical insights into the practice of managing strategic initiatives and renewal in large firms

Session V - Friday July 1 - 11:00 - 12:30
Strategic Episodes

Chair: David Wilson

Gerry Johnson/Steven W. Floyd/Shameen Prashantham:
Toward a mid-range theory of strategy workshops

Robert MacIntosh/ Donald MacLean/ David Seidl:
Strategic episodes and the repression and elevation of organisational inconsistencies: Strategic change in the case of the Scottish Health Advisory Service

Paula Jarzabkowski/ David Seidl:
Meetings as strategizing episodes in the becoming of organizational strategy

Session VI - Saturday July 2 - 10:30 - 12:00
Theoretical Approaches

Chair: Linda Rouleau

Robert Chia/Brad MacKay/Swapnesh Masrani:
Capabilities as structuring dispositions: Reframing core competencies in practice terms

Damon Golsorkhi:
The fabric of strategy as a multidimensional phenomenon

Andreas Rasche:
Unlocking strategy process research – The contribution of deconstruction to a practice perspective on strategy

Session VII - Saturday July 2 - 13:15 - 14:45
Interpretation and Sensemaking

Chairs: Julia Balogun and David Seidl

John A.A. Sillince/Frank Mueller:
Strategy reversals and the reframing of accounts of responsibility

Sarah Kaplan:
The temporality of strategic making: A structurational model of how framing of the past, present and future shape strategic choice under uncertainty

Claus D. Jacobs/Loizos Th. Heracleous:
Embodied metaphors in organization and strategy development