Sub-theme 70: Strategy Practices and Performativity: Understanding Strategy as Performative Practice

Laure Cabantous, Cass Business School, City University London, UK
Martin Kornberger, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
David Seidl, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Session I: Thursday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, A5
Introduction: Performativity and Strategy
Chair: Laure Cabantous
Celine Berrier-Lucas, Isabelle Huault and Hélène Rainelli-Weiss
Blue memorandum: A historical approach to performative struggles
Neil Pollock and Luciana D’Adderio
Prosthetic markets: How category makers, not just innovators, shape the digital economy
Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Practices of Doing and Researching Strategy - Room: A5
Chair: Linda Rouleau
Vern L. Glaser and Matthew Grimes
What we don't know makes us stronger: A performative perspective on uncertainty in entrepreneurship
Sankalp Pratap and Biswatosh Saha
Identifying with differentiation: When managers facilitate parody to elicit support to firm strategy
Roland Daw, Julia Balogun and Mike Zundel
Strategy-as-practice: a review of theoretical pluralism
Parallel Stream B: Participation and Inclusion in Strategy - Room: C1
Chair: David Seidl
Peter Smith, Jessica Crewe-Brown, Lisa Callagher and Frank Siedlok
Tensions in opening up and closing down strategy: Inclusion and transparency in strategy formulation and implementation at two producer co-operatives
Matthew Mount and Krsto Pandza
Open strategy making and interactive framing: A mechanism for strategic convergence in issue-driven fields
Liora Moskovitz and Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo
Space, Performances, and Performativity in the Strategizing of Collective Action: Learning from the NHS Change Day social movement
Sari Laari-Salmela, Heli Pietilä and Vesa Puhakka
Adults and children of strategy work: Performativity of strategy discourse in enabling and restricting participation
Session III: Thursday, July 07, 16:00 to 17:30, A5
Strategy Tools, Artefacts and Socio-materiality
Chair: Neil Pollock
Sven-Ove Horst
Strategy as responsible “world making”: A sociomaterial perspective on performativity to understand emergent strategizing
Jenni Myllykoski and Anniina Rantakari
Building a blind and deaf agent: Non-human agency in strategymaking
Onyaglanu Idoko and R. Bradley MacKay
How strategy tools as activation devices perform strategy theory: A case study of a UK financial institution
Session IV: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, A5
Identity and Subjectivity in Strategy
Chair: Mikko Vesa
Cansu Oral and Paula Jarzabkowski
How managers learn to strategize: a performative view
Joëlle Basque and Linda Rouleau
Who are these new managers, what do they want and what are they doing? “They-dentity” work as a performative maneuver in strategic change
Anniina Rantakari and Vesa Puhakka
Strategy as Dispositive - Analysis of Power, Discourse, and Subjectivity in Organizational Strategy-Making
Ole Friis, Claus Jørgensen and Christian Koch
A journey, but no end? Strategizing with different performativity
Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 15:30, A5
The Role of Evaluation and Accounting in Strategy
Chair: Laure Cabantous
Chantale Mailhot, Valérie Michaud and Sonia Tello-Rozas
Consultants performing the strategic (e)valuation of social impact: Unpacking the performative making of the new black in a theater-intervention nonprofit
Morgane Le Breton and Ntsonde Joël
Studying performation: the arrangement of speech, calculation and writing acts within "dispositifs" - Carbon accounting strategizing in a large corporation
Koos Wagensveld, Jacqueline Drost, Reinald Minnaar and Ed Vosselman
Accounting as a performative strategic actor: The performativity turn in accounting research
Seelan Naidoo
The alibi: contingent justification as the toward-which of managerial strategy-making
Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30, A5
Strategy Discourse
Chair: Martin Kornberger
Kari Jalonen
Performative practice between discourses: the creation of the strategic city
Matthias Wenzel and Jochen Koch
Talking new products into existence: The performative construction of product innovativeness through discursive practices
Pekka Pälli and Esa Lehtinen
The converging and clashing discourses of spirituality and strategy: Doing discursive identity work in a church organization
Nathalie Belhoste, François Goxe and Michaël Viegas Pires
Another BRIC(S) in the wall: The performativity of the BRIC(S) concept in international business and international relations
Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, A5
Chair: Vern Glaser
Mikko Vesa, J. Tuomas Harviainen and Frank den Hond
The paratelic mindset in strategizing
Laure Cabantous and Jean-Pascal Gond
Strategy Practice and the Quest for Performance: A Performativity Framework