Call for Applications
Stewart Clegg, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Katharina Dittrich, Warwick Business School, United Kingdom
Leonhard Dobusch, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Martin Friesl, University of Bamberg, Germany
Jeannie Holstein, Nottingham University Business School, United Kingdom
Jochen Koch, European University Viadrina, Germany
Bjørn Erik Mørk, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
Davide Nicolini, Warwick Business School, United Kingdom
Elke Schüßler, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
David Seidl, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Paul Andreas Spee, University of Queensland Business School, Australia
Violetta Splitter, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Eero Vaara, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Richard Whittington, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
What is the role of organizing and strategy-making
for addressing the issue of an inclusive society? How can SAP research help organization scholars to understand and address
the challenge of fostering inclusiveness in organizations, institutions, and environments? Entitled “The Inclusiveness of
Practice Research and Practice Research of Inclusiveness”, the SAP Community Day is designed as a space for this important
conversation to take place.
The SAP Community Day will again consist of interactive sessions
and workshops that maximize engagement and dialogue among scholars interested in the practice of strategy-making. Through
its focus on inclusiveness, the SAP Community Day also supports the theme of the overall EGOS Colloquium. It consists of two
parts with distinct goals:
Part 1 [09:00–11:00 CEST] aims to make the SAP community more familiar with researching inclusiveness from a practice perspective but also addresses how practice research can be more inclusive. To this end, we will have two sessions.
First, we will start the day with brief introductory presentations and a subsequent panel discussion amongst experienced scholars:
Stewart Clegg: “The power and politics of inclusivity”
Katharina Dittrich: “Inclusive practices in research communities”
Elke Schüßler: “Grand challenges & inter-org. relationships”
David Seidl: “Inter-organizational inclusiveness”
Paul Andreas Spee: “Materiality and institutional logics of inclusivity”
Eero Vaara: “Discourses of inclusivity and exclusion”
Richard Whittington: “Open Strategy and technologies of inclusivity”
These scholars will reflect on their different
theoretical approaches towards inclusiveness of practice research and practice research of inclusiveness. Each of the scholars
will introduce a theoretical practice-based approach, covering “classic” SAP approaches as well as those using a broader “practice
turn” in areas related to strategy.
Second, each panelist will host a hands-on roundtable session in which participants gain deeper insights into and enter conversations about the Colloquium’s theme.
Part 2 [11:00–13:00 CEST] features a paper development roundtable session during which each participant get the chance to discuss their research with leading SAP scholars. The roundtables will be hosted by:
- Leonhard Dobusch, University of Innsbruck
Martin Friesl, University of Bamberg and Lancaster University Management School
Jeannie Holstein, Nottingham University Business School
Jochen Koch, European University Viadrina
Bjørn Erik Mørk, BI Norwegian Business School and Warwick Business School
Violetta Splitter, University of Zurich
As in previous years, we encourage submissions of short research papers to be discussed at the roundtables. We also encourage the submission of research designs, empirical material, or initial interpretations (e.g., ethnographic vignettes).
The SAP Community Day will close with a short presentation on forthcoming Special Issues related to SAP and a summary of the day. In addition to the sessions, we will provide opportunities for informal networking and discussion during breaks.
Please submit – via the EGOS website – by April 30, 2021 a single document of application (.docx or .pdf file) that includes the following information:(1) Name, affiliation, and area(s) of research
(2) Which part(s) of the SAP Community Day 2021 would you like to attend? Please note that it is possible to attend only one part:
Part 1: Panel and Roundtable. Please indicate your interest in attending this part.
Part 2: Paper Development Roundtable. Please include a document with an abstract of up to 1,000 words (including references). We welcome all types of submissions, including, but not limited to, conceptual, quantitative, and qualitative papers, at any development stage; fully developed research designs that can benefit from feedback; and findings from field data, such as ethnographic vignettes. There is no need to submit full papers.