Sub-theme 05: (SWG) Strategizing Discourse: Strategy-as-Practice and the Discursive Turn

Chahrazad Abdallah, Dept. of Management at Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Kathryn Fahy, Lancaster University Management School, UK
David S. Grant, University of Sydney Business School, Australia
Session I: Thursday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, A-401 – Aalto School of Economics
Strategy and Discourse: Welcome and Overview, followed by Strategy Power and Discourse
Chair: David Grant
Robyn Thomas and Cynthia Hardy
"We used to make the phone". Intensifying power in strategy discourse and practice
Will Housley , Frank Mueller, Andrea Whittle, Peter Lenney and Alan Gilchrist
Strategists as practical sociologists: Sensemaking and 'power politics' in strategy meetings
Session II: Thursday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, A-401 – Aalto School of Economics
Strategizing through Narratives
Chair: Kathryn Fahy
Isabelle Piette and Linda Rouleau
The narrative dynamic of credibility and defamiliarization in strategic plans
Inger Stensaker, Julia Balogun and Ann Langley
Influences on identity work space in the context of major strategic change
Anniina Rantakari
Strategy as 'dispositif' – Examining strategy through power relations
Session III: Thursday, July 05, 14:00 to 15:30, A-401 – Aalto School of Economics
Subject(ivity) and Strategy Discourse
Chair: Chahrazad Abdallah
Andrea Herepath
Discursive problematization: The interplay of subject position and discursive space in the design of a strategy
Charlotte Cloutier, Curtis LeBaron and Richard Whittington
Strategizing as a process of articulation: How discursive and material practices mutually constitute strategy
Minna Mars and Pekka Pälli
Strategy discourse as stage for middle managers' narrated selves and change agencies
Session IV: Friday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Strategizing Practice and Material Outcomes - Room: A-153 – Aalto School of Economics
Chair: Paul A. Spee
Paul A. Spee and Efstathios Tapinos
The relation of key performance indicators and strategy development revisited
Tomi Laamanen, Mikko Rönkkö, Linda Alanen and Olli-Pekka Mutanen
Paradoxical tension of strategy practices: The effects of formal and informal strategy practices on firm performance
Anthony Kent and Alison Thorne
Strategy as practice in multi-channel fashion retailing
Jochen Schweitzer, Tyrone Pitsis and Stewart Clegg
Strategy discourse as collaborative design practice: Can design thinking benefit strategy development?
Parallel Stream B: Embodied Communication/ Spatial-material Arrangements - Room: A-401 – Aalto School of Economics
Chair: Julia Balogun
Katie Best and Julia Balogun
The Agency of the Non-Managerial Worker in the strategy process
Gary Burke, Paula Jarzabkowski, Michael Smets and Paul A. Spee
Trading spaces: The embodiment of risk-trading episodes
Yoritoshi Hara and Takahiro Endo
The role of artefacts in (de)legitimation processes
Suela Haxhiraj
A narrative of the negotiated meaning of strategy tools in use
Parallel Stream C: Performativity and Strategy Discourses - Room: C-238 – Aalto School of Economics
Chair: Viviane Sergi
Lucilaine Pascucci and Victor Meyer Jr.
Praxis in practices: Strategizing in complex and pluralistic organization
Katharina Dittrich, Stéphane Guérard and David Seidl
Talk in and about strategic routines – How organizational routines are talked into being
Isabelle Corbett-Etchevers and Eléonore Mounoud
Performativity and counter-performatiity of a "knowledge" strategy discourse
Georg von Krogh, Andreas Schneider and Zeynep Erden
The practice of studying social practices: A review of the empirical literature on social practices
Session V: Friday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Ambiguity/Coherence - Room: A-153 – Aalto School of Economics
Chair: Jane Lê
Florian Überbacher and Claus D. Jacobs
Seeking strategic coherence – Balancing internal and external legitimacy in pluralistic settings
Jane Lê
Walking the talk: Paradoxical goals, future imaginings and the development of the Canadian oil sands
Marie Mathiesen
Adaptable robustness: Strategy as boundary object
Kari Jalonen, Henri Schildt and Eero Vaara
Language games and strategic concepts: Crystallization, ambiguity and politicization
Parallel Stream B: Collaborative Strategizing/ Role of External Actors - Room: A-401 – Aalto School of Economics
Chair: Virpi Sorsa
Lionel Garreau and Raphaël Maucuer
Exploring "mise-en-sens" tactics of civil society organizations in business model redefinition
Morten Hjelholt and Tina Jensen
National reform programs in local practices: Using discourse as a strategic resource
Virpi Sorsa and Martin Fougère
Government@Lahti: Managing the population through outsourcing responsibility
Eric Maton, Nicolas Arnaud and Céline Legrand
The textualizing work of middle managers. A practice perspective on the materiality aspect of discourse
Parallel Stream C: Identity and Strategy Discourse - Room: C-238 – Aalto School of Economics
Chair: Pekka Palli
Christine Räisänen, Ann-Charlotte Stenberg and Martin Löwstedt
Using positioning theory to understand construction of selfhood in strategy audit meetings
Christina Hoon
Too taboo to change: How actors address and respond to taboo issues in strategy debates
Paul Spee and Claus D. Jacobs
Strategizing as organizational identity work – Towards a recursive view
Carola Wolf
Position bias and integration of middle managers in strategy processes
Session VI: Saturday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Leadership and Discourse - Room: A-153 – Aalto School of Economics
Chair: Winston Kwon
Winston Kwon, Ian Clarke and Ruth Wodak
Transforming organization: The leadership of strategic change through discourse
Viviane Sergi, Maria Lusiani, Ann Langley and Jean-Louis Denis
Optimizing strategy: The performativity of lean management discourse
Torsten Schmid and Martha S. Feldman
Control and empowerment: Exploring a fundamental challenge in leading strategic renewal
Sander Merkus, Hanneke Duijnhoven and Jaap De Heer
Contested authorship
Parallel Stream B: Opening-up Methodology - Room: A-401 – Aalto School of Economics
Chair: Saku Mantere
Henri Schildt, Pauli Alin and Saku Mantere
Organizational discourse and employee identification with strategy
Nelson Souza Filho and André Luiz Maranhão de Souza Leão
Ethnography of communication in the context of strategizing discourse research: Reflecting on the application of Hymes’ speaking grid
Curtis LeBaron and Lyndon Garrett
Sociomateriality and multimodality: Using video methods to study organizational practice
Session VII: Saturday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, A-401 – Aalto School of Economics
- Group Discussion -
Chair: Chahrazad Abdallah, Kathryn Fahy and David Grant