Sub-theme 49: Identity Tensions and Strategizing

David Oliver, University of Sydney Business School, Australia
Virpi Sorsa, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Joëlle Basque, HEC Montréal, Canada
Session I: Thursday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, SP 202 (2nd floor)
Identity Tensions in Start-ups
Chair: Virpi Sorsa
Hanna Maula
Discursive identity strategies of startup entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley
Qian Li, Paula Jarzabkowski and Santi Furnari
Strategizing into becoming through organization identity as a resource: A case study of a Fintech start-up
David Oliver and Heather Vough
Who am I and who are we? Cross-level convergent identity work by founders of emergent organizations
Session II: Thursday, July 06, 14:00 to 15:30, SP 202 (2nd floor)
Identity Responses to External Pressures
Chair: David Oliver
Johanna Raitis, Riikka Harikkala-Laihinen, Mélanie Hassett and Niina Nummela
Identity work in the merger of equals: Unfolding shared understanding through organizational values
Lisa Day and Julia Balogun
Imposing architecture: A study of identity struggle during strategic change
Anna S. Biering-Sørensen, Tony Huzzard and Dan Kärreman
Conforming to distinctiveness? Branding academia and academics
Session III: Friday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30, SP 202 (2nd floor)
Identification and Collective Identity
Chair: Joëlle Basque
Tamim Elbasha and Alex Wright
Front-line managers as strategists: Coping with identity tensions during strategy localizing work
Sylvia Schweiger, Wolfgang H. Güttel and Stefan Konlechner
The path towards reinforced disidentification: A process perspective on identity stability and identification dynamics
Sihem Mammar el Hadj
How identification and collective skills interconnection can favor the success of inter-organizational collaboration?
Christina Giannopoulou, Maria Andri and Marlene Walk
“Same same but different”: Understanding organizational identity trajectories in the wake of crisis-driven strategic change in the nonprofit context
Session IV: Friday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Professional Identity and Strategizing - Room: SP 202 (2nd floor)
Chair: Virpi Sorsa
Marina Bos-de Vos, Kristina Lauche and Leentje Volker
How can we make a living from who we are? Identity-strategy negotiations in creative professional service firms
Jette Ernst and Astrid Jensen
Identity and legitimacy strategizing during the establishment of a new hospital department: Narratives as symbolic and practical glue
Marie Lemaire
"Sometimes I wish I didn't care..." - Identity work of the responsible worker
Parallel Stream B: Theorizing Identity and Strategizing - Room: SP D439 (4th floor)
Chair: David Oliver
Christina Langenbusch, Joep P. Cornelissen and Gabriele Jacobs
Organizational identity and value creation: A systematic review and critical interpretative synthesis
Alistair Bowden and Malgorzata Ciesielska
Management and individual responses to tensions during strategizing. A literature review
Glenn Kristiansen and Suela Haxhiraj
Affect and strategy practices
Session V: Friday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, SP 202 (2nd floor)
Joint Session with Sub-theme 46
Chair: Christine Coupland
Panel members are: Nic Beech, Andrew Brown, Mark Learmonth, Mona Moufahim, Patrick Reedy, Sierk Ybema
Session VI: Saturday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, SP 202 (2nd floor)
Identity Tensions and Strategic Change
Chair: Joëlle Basque
Barbara Müller-Christensen and Karin Link
Tensions within a multifaceted identity as trigger for organizational development
Jaakko Siltaloppi and Risto Rajala
Managing identity tensions during strategic change: The role of identity-anchoring narrative
Sanne Frandsen
Narrative perspectives of organizational identity work as a strategic practice: A story of sales practices in banks and the process of re-authoring ‘who we are’
Session VII: Saturday, July 08, 11:00 to 12:30, SP 202 (2nd floor)
Joint Panel: Top Managers and Identity Tensions in Strategizing (joint session with sub-theme 51)
Saouré Kouamé, David Oliver and Taieb Hafsi
Identity anxiety as a source of organizational inertia
This joint session features a panel discussion following the presentation of a paper from each sub-theme that combines the two topics (top managers and identity).