PDW-03 [SWG-05]: Crafting Strategy-as-Practice Research

Robert Demir
Ratio Institute & Stockholm University, Sweden
Lionel Garreau
PSL, Université Paris Dauphine, France
Elizabeth David-Barrett
University of Oxford, Saïd Business School, UK

Call for Applications



The purpose of this pre-Colloquium Paper Development Workshop (PDW) is to exchange ideas and share experience on how to craft and publish strategy-as-practice research internationally. The workshop provides an interactive forum in which participants can present their work in progress, receive feedback from discussants as well as fellow participants, and discuss methodological challenges in SAP research.


In addition, SAP papers that are in the revise and resubmit stage will be discussed. At the end of the session, common issues and solutions related to paper writing will be drawn together. Furthermore, reviewers and editors of A journals will join us for Q&A. The workshop is also an opportunity to strengthen the international community of SAP scholars.


The format of this PDW will be highly interactive and will address current methodological challenges in SAP research. Sessions will be dedicated to discussions of full papers. Organizers, participants and invited guests will provide feedback on the papers accepted for presentation in the PDW. As a participant, we will ask you to provide written comments (not exceeding one page) on a paper that has been accepted for the PDW. Your discussant will reciprocate by providing feedback on your paper.


The workshop will take place on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 09:00am–14:00pm.


Invited guests/discussants




We encourage scholars – with particular attention to PhD students and young researchers – to submit their developmental papers. Given the progressive nature of the workshop, we encourage the submission of full papers.

Please submit – via the EGOS website! – a single document of application (.doc, .docx or .pdf file) that includes:

  • On the first page: a short letter of application containing full details of name, address (postal address, phone and email), affiliation (date of PhD completion for early career scholars), a statement of why the applicant considers it valuable to attend this PDW as well as an indication of what journal(s) the paper is likely to be submitted to.
  • A full draft paper that is to be developed to a publishable stage.


Robert Demir is a researcher at The Ratio Institute and studies the sociomaterial dynamics of strategy practice, the emergence and development of management innovations, and strategizing in interorganizational networks.
Lionel Garreau is an Assistant Professor in Strategic Management at the University of Paris-Dauphine, France. He is Vice-Head of the Chair in organizational and strategic intelligence. His research mainly deals with sensemaking in organizations and qualitative inductive methods. Current research projects include the use of material artifacts in strategic sensemaking practices, sensemaking and improvisation during crisis response, or the modelization of ethical judgment through sensemaking. He runs a program called "Project management for eco-innovation" developed in collaboration with a engineer school in Burkina Faso.
Elizabeth David-Barrett received an MSc in Analysis, Design, and Management of Information Systems from London School of Economics, UK. Thereafter, she came to Oxford as a British Council Chevening scholar and completed her DPhil at Oxford University's Saïd Business School and New College as an ESRC-SKOPE fellow. She is currently a Lecturer in Strategy and Management at Said Business School and New College, University of Oxford.