Strategy-as-Practice (SAP) Community Day

Rethinking Strategy Research in the Digital Age

Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 09:00–13:00 (Part I) and 14:00–17:30 (Part II)


University of Edinburgh •– Appleton Tower •– 11 Crichton Street –• Edinburgh EH8 9LE

  • Main room: Seminar Room 2.12

  • Break-out rooms: Seminar Room 2.14, Seminar Room 2.04, Seminar Room 2.05, Seminar Room 2.11


Georg Reischauer, WU – Vienna University of Business and Economics, Austria
Jeannie Holstein, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Maximilian Heimstädt, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
Theresa Gebauer, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Facilitators & Experts

Julia Balogun, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Armin Beverungen, University of Siegen, Germany
François-Xavier de Vaujany, Université Paris-Dauphine, France
Leonhard Dobusch, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Martin Donnelly, University of Edinburgh, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, United Kingdom
Paula Jarzabkowski, Cass Business School, United Kingdom
Ann Langley, HEC Montréal, Canada
Iain Munro, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Stella Pachidi, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Eugenia Rodrigues, University of Edinburgh, Dept. of Science Technology and Innovation Studies, United Kingdom
Linda Rouleau, HEC Montréal, Canada
David Seidl, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Violetta Splitter, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 – PART I

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome & Overview of the SAP Community Day

09:15 – 10:45

Session “Digitalization: Challenges and Research Methods”

  • François-Xavier de Vaujany: Hackers and Makers

  • Stella Pachidi: Analytics and Algorithms

  • Iain Munro: The Dark Side of the Digital

  • Armin Beverungen: Algorithmic Management and Executive Dashboards

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:45

Session “Open Science”

  • Eugenia Rodrigues: Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing

  • Martin Donnelly: Developing an Institutional Open Science Strategy

  • Maximilian Heimstädt: Potentials and Pitfalls of Open Science for SAP Research

12:45 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:00



Wednesday, July 3, 2019 – PART II

14:00 – 14:05

Opening & Outlook for the afternoon

14:05 – 15:15

Julia Balogun, Leonhard Dobusch, Paula Jarzabkowski, Ann Langley & David Seidl
Roundtable Session 1

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00

Julia Balogun, Leonhard Dobusch, Paula Jarzabkowski, Ann Langley & David Seidl
Roundtable Session 2

17:00 – 17:30

Upcoming Special Issues in journals relevant for the SAP community

  • Violetta Splitter & Leonhard Dobusch: Special Issue in Organization Studies on “Open Organizing in an Open Society?”

  • Linda Rouleau: Special Issue in Journal of Management Studies on “(Re)Conceptualizing Middle Managers’ Roles in Modern Organizations”


Conclusion & Good-bye

17:45 –

DRINKS RECEPTION – only for participants in the SAP Community Day!