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Strategy Practice IG, SMS 2021, Toronto: Call for Proposals--Workshops and Panel Sessions

  • 1.  Strategy Practice IG, SMS 2021, Toronto: Call for Proposals--Workshops and Panel Sessions

    Posted 12-14-2020 13:37

    The SMS Strategy Practice Interest Group (IG) invites colleagues across all career stages to propose professional development workshops and panel sessions taking place on September 18–19, 2021, at the SMS 41st Annual International Conference in Toronto, Canada. The Strategy Practice IG is an inclusive and vibrant community that is interested in the practice, praxis, practitioners, and profession of strategy-making. Therefore, the workshops and panel sessions may foster debates about strategic practices from different angles, how such practices can be best examined and understood, and how such work can be published in top journals, among others.

    Workshops. The three-hour workshops will take place on September 18, 2021. The workshops are meant to be developmental in nature. Potential topics for workshops include, but are not limited to methods, publication strategies, PhD/early-career programs, and impact.

    Panel sessions. The 75-minute panel sessions will take place on September 19, 2021. Such sessions foster understanding and engagement through dialogical interactions between panelists as well as the audience. Potential topics for panel sessions include, but are not limited to open strategy, academic–practitioner relationships, strategy tools, digital strategizing, crises, and time.

    For either format, please submit your 500-word proposal to Matthias Wenzel, Associate Program Chair, via email ( by February 24, 2021 with the following information:

    • Proposed Title
    • Names and affiliations of the proposed speakers or discussants
    • Short overview of the theme and motivation
    • Short description of the proposed format
    • Requirements for the workshop
    • Potential co-sponsoring SMS IGs

    We look forward to working with you to make SMS 2021 in general and the program of the Strategy Practice IG particular an attractive destination! Please feel free reach out to me if you would like to discuss your proposal ideas.


    Matthias Wenzel
    SMS Strategy Practice IG Associate Program Chair
    Leuphana University of Lüneburg

    Matthias Wenzel
    Leuphana University of Lüneburg