Call for Abstracts: PDW " Bringing the Strategist Back to Practice: Communication Perspectives on Actorhood in Strategizing"
PDW-Organizers:Birte Asmuß (Aarhus University, Denmark), Milena Leybold (University of Innsbruck, Austria), Ellen Nathues (University of Twente, Netherlands), and Virpi Sorsa (Hanken School of Economics, Finland)
The Professional Development Workshop (PDW) " Bringing the Strategist Back to Practice: Communication Perspectives on Actorhood in Strategizing" aims to illuminate how communication perspectives can help better understanding actorhood in strategizing. It seeks to channel attention to strategic actorhood, the strategist's role and body, and non-human instantiations of strategic agency: What makes up a strategist? When does actorhood become strategic? Can an individual embody a strategy and if so, how? To broaden, challenge, and unite existing discourses, the PDW brings together two communities in the field of organization and management studies; Strategizing Activities and Practice (SAP) and Communicative Constitution of Organizations (CCO). Scholars who successfully advanced SAP or/and CCO research will provide PDW participants with new insights, inspiration, and advice to further develop their work-in-progress on the nexus of strategizing, actorhood, and communication. Further, we seek to continue the vivid exchange between the two communities SAP and CCO, also preventing possible blind spots in each.
The PDW is two-parted: First, four scholars who have recently published SAP or/and CCO research in top-tier journals, Violetta Splitter and Matthias Wenzel (SAP) and Nicolas Bencherki and Viviane Sergi (CCO), present and discuss their theoretically and empirically driven perspectives on strategizing, actorhood, and the role of communication. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session. Second, up to four PDW attendees each meet with one of eight roundtable facilitators to discuss their work-in-progress research. The PDW requires a pre-registration to productively use the time of this second part.
Registration requirements differ with regards to participants' preferences to attend Part 1 and 2 or Part 1 only. Due to technical reasons, we kindly ask scholars who aim to attend Part 1 only to register for this part with a brief and informal registration email to email@example.com. Scholars who are interested in attending Part 1 and Part 2 (roundtable discussions) are asked to send an application to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application should include an abstract of a current or planned research project concerning the nexus of strategy and (the constitutive role of) communication, in particular those that focus on questions of actorhood and agency. This abstract should not extend the length of one page. Further, it should list some of the questions the participants would like to discuss regarding the development of their research.
Deadline for sending participation notifications (interest in participating in Part 1) or applications incl. abstracts (interest in participating in Part 1 and Part 2): June 15, 2021.We are looking forward to meeting you there!Birte Asmuß, Milena Leybold, Ellen Nathues, Virpi Sorsa