Sub-theme 05: (SWG): Strategy-as-Practice: Informal Strategizing – Power, Identity and Technologies

Convenors:
Claus Jacobs, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Pikka-Maaria Laine, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Richard Whittington, University of Oxford, UK
Session I: Thursday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:45, S-D206
Opening Session
Chair: Claus Jacobs, Pikka-Maaria Laine and Richard Whittington
Eero Vaara, Virpi Sorsa and Ann Langley
The interplay of political, textual and discursive agency in strategy formation: A processual case study of strategic planning in a city organization
Birte Asmuß and Sae Oshima
Informal practices in formal strategy meetings: Technology as a resource for negotiating organizational identities
Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, S-D206
Power and Identity
Chair: Pikka-Maaria Laine
Andrea Herepath
Brief encounters: The informal practices of strategizing which orchestrate hegemonic control in the intervals between formal board level strategy meetings
Ruey-Lin Hsiao, David Twigg and ChiaYu Yen
Dynamically influenced: Tracing low-power actors' survival practices in multinational corporations
David Knights as a guest discussant
Session III: Thursday, July 07, 16:00 to 17:30, S-D206
Technology
Chair: Richard Whittington
Paula Jarzabkowski, Michael Smets and Andreas Paul Spee
Keeping it real: Material objects and risk appraisal
Julien Malaurent and Philippe Eynaud
ERP-in-use: From global control to local enacted workarounds. A practice-based study from a transnational firm
Georg von Krogh as a guest discussant
Session IV: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 11:00
- Round Table -
Round Table A: Inter-organizational Strategizing (room S-D203) - Room: S-D203
Chair: Felix Werle
Felix Werle and David Seidl
Inter-organizational strategizing: Process patterns in the relation between inter- and intra-organizational strategizing
Paula Jarzabkowski, Jane Kirsten Lê and Andrew H. Van de Ven
How practices and accounts enable contradictory institutional logics to coexist
Shenghui Ma, David Seidl and Stéphane Guérard
Strategic change and leader integration processes during the post-CEO-succession period: Review and future directions
Helene Colman and Katja Maria Hydle
Who we are and what we do: A strategy as practice perspective on identity in post-acquisition integration
Round Table B: Knowledge and Power in Strategizing (room S-205) - Room: S-D205
Chair: Kathryn Fahy
Kathryn Fahy, Jon E.B. Lervik, Mark Easterby-Smith and Carole Elliott
Practicing knowledge in organisations: Revisiting the knowledge-based view
Patrick Regnér and Leif Melin
Strategy creation from below: How novel strategy emerges in practice
Christina Johansen and Silviya Svejenova
Practices and perils of organizational hybridization: How a corporate social initiative transformed its higher aims to business ends
Johanna Moisander and Heidi Hirsto
Shareholder value creation as an institutionalized strategic practice – Exploring strategy as an institution
Round Table C: Meaning Creation in Strategizing (room S-D206) - Room: S-D206
Chair: Mathieu Detchessarhar
Mathieu Detchessahar and Benoît Journé
The conduct of strategic episodes: A communicational perspective
Winston Kwon and Julia Balogun
A framing perspective on strategic framing change: The role of meaning in mediating between sensemaking and political action
Richard Whittington and Basak Yakis-Douglas
External strategy communications: Adoption and diffusion
Karmen Limmer and Marko Rillo
Model of relationships between evolutionary formation and symbolic meaning of strategic initiatives
Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 16:00
- Round Table -
Round Table A: Top and Middle Managers' Role in Strategizing (room S-203) - Room: S-D203
Chair: Daniela Menzel
Daniela Menzel and Lars Günther
Informal strategic practices in SMEs: Suggestibility of senior management?
Ruth Wodak, Ian Clarke and Winston Kwon
'Getting People on Board': Discursive leadership for consensus building in team meetings
John Shields, Alessandra Capezio, Lin Cui and Helen Hu
Rethinking director social identities in corporate governance research: An integrative and multi-level approach
Robert Wright, Daniela Blettner and Richard Soparnot
What really matters when strategizing: A study of top and middle managers' perception
Round Table B: Identities of Strategy Workers (room S-D205) - Room: S-D205
Chair: Nina Katrin Hansen
Nina Katrin Hansen and Willi Küpper
The duality of power and identity constitution in strategizing – A micro-political view
Christine Baldy Ngayo and Françoise Chevalier
How do workers involved in teams dedicated to strategy execution really contribute to strategy work?
Ali Yakhlef and Robert Demir
The sites of strategy and the role of practitioners
Pikka-Maaria Laine, Susan Meriläinen, Janne Tienari and Eero Vaara
Strategizing as identity performance: A critical analysis of identity construction in talk about organizational strategy
Round Table C: Technology in Strategizing (room S-D206) - Room: S-D206
Chair: Christina Hoon
Christina Hoon and Paula Jarzabkowski
Lightning the way to change: Usage of the beacon metaphor in reforming the Lutheran Church
Katharina Dittrich and David Seidl
The role of meetings in the strategy process – Towards an integrative framework
Paula Jarzabkowski, Monica Giulietti, Bruno Oliveira and Nii Amoo
Use or value? Practical adoption of strategy tools in different stages of the strategy process
Saara Jantunen and Aki-Mauri Huhtinen
Evaluation of action: Semantic and grammatical reflections of strategic communication
Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30, S-D206
Methods
Chair: Claus Jacobs
Aino Salimäki, Jouko Heiskanen and Tomi Laamanen
Strategizing through incentives: Distribution of power, strategic orientation, and performance
Torsten Schmid and Jane Kirsten Lê
Qualitative research in strategic management: Current approaches & future directions
Haneen Shoaib and Emma Bell
Mixed or separate? A dramaturgical analysis of gendered strategizing in a Saudi Arabian organization
Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, S-D206
Panel
Chair: Richard Whittington
Panelists: Julia Balogun, Paula Jarzabkowski, Tomi Laamanen, Ann Langley and Torsten Schmid