Sub-theme 05: (SWG) Individuality in strategizing activity and practice: Formulators, implementers, innovators

Saku Mantere, Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration (Hanken), Finland
Julia Balogun, Cass Business School, City University, UK
Paula Jarzabkowski, Aston Business School, UK
Session I: Thursday, July 02, 09:00 to 10:30, E1-EF-Platea 2
The Planners
Chair: Saku Mantere
The constitution of strategic plans in artistic organizations: A conventionalist analysis
Strategists as analysts: Four stubborn decades of strategic planning
This paper session begins by an introduction by the convenors.
Session II: Thursday, July 02, 11:00 to 12:30, E1-EF-Platea 2
Emotion and strategy
Chair: David Oliver
Paula Jarzabkowski
The role of conflict in strategy tasks
Karen Golden-Biddle
Emotional expression in the practice of strategy
Sally Maitlis
Emotion and strategizing: Exploring emotional dynamics and strategizing in a top management team
A paper session.
Session III: Thursday, July 02, 14:00 to 15:30
- Round Table -
Round Table A: Strategy and the society - Room: E3-B-B005
Chair: Jane Matthiesen
David Oliver
Stakeholders are people, too: Building effective stakeholder engagement practices
Implementing strategies in complex systems: Lessons from Brazilian hospitals
Strategy in practice: Considering the outside (and the outcome) in research on strategy processes
How individual networking practices influence organisational strategies: The case of the French auction market evolution from 2000 to 2008
Round Table B: Strategic leaders and followers - Room: E3-B-B006
Chair: Annie Pye
The communicational making of a relation-specific skill: Contributions based on the analysis of a conversation to strategy-as-practice and resource-based view perspectives
A practice view of strategic leadership in a highly risky and ambiguous environment: The Darwin expedition in Patagonia
Johannes Rüegg-Stürm
Gaining and changing strategic agency
Shalini Rogbeer
Passion for creativity and innovation at the corporate periphery
Round Table C: Creativity and innovation - Room: E3-B-B008
Chair: Duncan Angwin
Johanna Moisander
Corporate branding as a chain of organizational sense-making and sense-giving activities: A practice perspective
All by myself? French radio programmers' praxis of competitive imitation
Claes Bohman
Strategy innovation: Organizational vs. extra-organizational practitioners, practices and praxis
Organization design and architectural innovation: Exploring the nuances of structural ambidexterity
Round Table D: Discourse - Room: E3-B-B010
Chair: Robin Holt
David S. Grant
The narrow margins of the CEO: Discursive practices and strategizing with external actors
Claus D. Jacobs and Saku Mantere
Why do some strategic ideas take on and others not? Towards an integrative discursive framework
Individuality in strategizing activity and practice: Formulators, implementers, innovators.
Strategic discourse and modes of action within the organization
Round Table E: Power and politics - Room: E3-B-B012
Chair: Marlei Pozzebon
Andrea Whittle
Strategy, enrolment and accounting: The politics of strategic ideas
The politics of middle management sensemaking and sensegiving
Willi Küpper
Power strategies and power sources of management: The micro-politics of strategizing
Martijn van der Steen, Rik Peeters and Mark van Twist
Political assistants? Making sense of the work of political assistants in Dutch government
Session IV: Friday, July 03, 09:00 to 10:30, E1-EF-Platea 2
Strategic change, execution and coordination
Chair: Eléonore Mounoud
When the bus conductors refuse to drive or even ride: Personal loss and strategic change
Coordination in volatile environments: How do fighter pilots 'strategizing' through their coordination practices?
Samuli Skurnik
Strategists' sensemaking of strategy execution: A multi-layered view of strategy execution challenges
Paper session
Session V: Friday, July 03, 11:00 to 12:30, E1-EF-Platea 2
- Round Table -
Chair: David Grant
Phyl Johnson
The Practice of Non-Executive Directing: Their work in their words
Sotirios Paroutis
Understanding the role of senior strategy directors: Connecting strategy in large Firms
Peet Venter and Alex Wright
"I think therefore I strategize": One South African middle manager's journey towards becoming a strategist
A paper session
Session VI: Saturday, July 04, 09:00 to 10:30
- Round Table -
Round Table A: Narrative and identity - Room: E3-B-B005
Chair: Claus Jacobs
Eero Vaara
Strategy, time and space: A Bakhtinian perspective on the construction of strategy narratives
Robert C.H. Chia
Three senses of 'self' in strategy research
Strategizing to rock your pixels: On the iterative narration of strategy, superheroes and the entourage.
Strategists by themselves: Top managers, experts and middle managers
Round Table B: Theoretical openings - Room: E3-B-B006
Chair: Frank Mueller
Envisaging a technology-as-practice community: Revisitig practice-oriented views in IS research
Pikka-Maaria Laine
Strategy as the inherent logic of employee work practices - Rethinking strategic agency in strategy-as-practice research
Jean-Pascal Gond
Exploring the dynamics of performative praxis: A study of decision analysis institutionalization
Strategy praxis as gaming
Round Table C: Strategy discussions and strategy making - Room: E3-B-B008
Chair: Linda Rouleau
Martin Blom
The practice of strategy consultants
From reporting to reflection: An analysis of the development of meeting discussion practices in top management meetings
Metaphors as sensemaking practice in strategy making
Shaping strategy: An explorative study of strategy consulting practices
Round Table D: Knowledge and knowledge intensive organizations - Room: E3-B-B010
Chair: Torsten Schmid
Bjørn Stensaker
Preparing for strategy. The micro-sociology of strategy formulation in universities
Vincent Mangematin and Pamela Sharkey-Scott
Do not store it, search for it: How organizations can encourage middle managers to search for distributed knowledge
The experience of being a knowlegde manager in a multinational: A practice perspective
Drawing upon practitioners' experience to construct academic knowledge about strategizing: An integrative methodological framework
Round Table E: Strategy formation and formulation - Room: E3-B-B012
Chair: Cécile Belmondo
Sources of selection in strategy making
From bold to reinforcement: The micro practices of strategy development shaped in a project setting
The boon and bane of routinized strategic planning processes - A middle management perspective
Strategy shaped by ethical intention in management narratives - A ricoeurian perspective for exploring ethical intention in strategy talk
Session VII: Saturday, July 04, 11:00 to 12:30, E1-EF-Platea 2
- Group Discussion -
Chair: Saku Mantere
Panel discussion: Julia Balogun, Jean Bartunek, Paula Jarzabkowski, Tomi Laamanen

This session also contains the closing of the year's SWG