SAP Reading Club

SAP Reading Club

Reading Club 2023-24

In the 2023-24 academic year, Reading Club: Behind the Scenes will welcome a group of highly accomplished scholars around the globe, at various career stages, to discuss the challenges they have encountered in their journey of conducting and publishing qualitative studies. Under the broad theme of “What is the challenge(s) here?”, they will share their experiences, insights, and tips that will surely be valuable and resonating. 

So, what are the challenges here? It’s a mystery. We won’t know until we hear their stories. You will also have the opportunity to share your challenges and ask for advice from our excellent guest speakers below. 

Session #1 with Charlotte Cloutier & Fannie Couture, HEC Montreal
Comfortably Uncomfortable: Unpacking the Micro-Dynamics of Field Stability and Change
November 3rd, 4pm (UK)


Session #2 with Corentin Curchod, University of Edinburgh
Working for an algorithm: Power asymmetries and agency in online work settings
January 31st, 4pm (UK)


Session #3 with Scott Sonenshein, Rice University
Publication TBC
March 2024

Session #4 with Tammar Zilber, Hebrew University Business School
Narrating Institutional Logics into Effect: Coherence Across Cognitive, Political, and Emotional Elements
April 10th, 2024, 4 pm (UK)


All the sessions last one hour, live on Zoom. Registration opens now open here. Stay tuned for more in 2024! 

Reading Club 2022-23

We are pleased to continue the SAP Reading Club: “Behind the Scene” Series. This year, we continue to invite highly accomplished authors at various career stages to share their experiences in the challenging process of publishing in leading journals.

Four sessions are scheduled on a range of highly challenging issues, from reshaping theory and reframing a paper to handling complex findings and addressing comments.

The program is available below. Open for registration here.

#1: Reshaping theory in a reviewing process, with Madeleine Rauch and Shaz Ansari
Waging War from Remote Cubicles: How Workers Cope with Technologies That Disrupt the Meaning and Morality of Their Work”, Organization Science
23 Nov 2022, 4-5 pm UK

#2: Reframing for a different journal, with Vern Glaser
Making Snowflakes Like Stocks: Stretching, Bending, and Positioning to Make Financial Market Analogies Work in Online Advertising” (co-authors: Peer C. Fiss, Mark Thomas Kennedy)
25 Jan 2023, 4-5 pm UK

#3: Writing, rewriting, and rewriting it again: the journey to get complex findings to publication, with Paula Jarzabkowski
The social practice of coevolving strategy and structure to realize mandated radical change”(co-authors: Jane Lê, Julia Balogun), Academy of Management Journal
29 Mar 2023, 11am-12pm UK

#4: Addressing comments in an R&R, with Ona Onajomo Akemu and Samer Abdelnour

Confronting the Digital: Doing Ethnography in Modern Organizational Settings”, Organizational Research Methods, 24 May 2023, 4-5 pm UK

Reading Club 2021-22

We are pleased to announce our upcoming events in the SAP Reading Club new series in the academic year of 2021-2022: Behind the Scenes. In this periodic event, we invite highly accomplished scholars to share their insights and their experiences of publishing qualitative research and surviving reviewing processes.

 

"Practices under the Microscope" - Neil Thompson and Orla Byrne, May 18th 2022

We are pleased to welcome Neil Thompson and Orla Byrne to our "Practices under the Microscope" episode in which they discuss their journey of publishing in Organization Studies on May 18th. 

In this one-hour interactive session, Neil and Orla will share their experience of publishing Imagining Futures: Theorizing the Practical Knowledge of Future-making

The session is scheduled for 5pm CET (https://timezonewizard.com/). 

Please register your interest HERE and save the zoom link. 



Writing for high-impact journals - Fleur Deken and Hans Berends, March 29th 2022

We are pleased to welcome Fleur Deken and Hans Berends to discuss their journey of publishing at the Academy of Management Journal on March 29th 2022.

In this one-hour interactive session, Fleur Deken and Hans Berends will share their experience of publishing Strategizing and the Initiation of Interorganizational Collaboration through Prospective Resourcing, co-authored by Gerda Gemser and Kristina Lauche, at the Academy of Management Journal. 

The session is scheduled for 5pm CET (https://timezonewizard.com/). 

Please register your interest HERE and save the zoom link. 

 

Writing for practitioners - Eric Knight and Jarryd Daymond, October 20th 2021

In October, we will have Eric Knight and Jarryd Daymond to discuss the process behind their recent publication, co-authored with Sotirios Paroutis, Design-Led Strategy: How to Bring Design Thinking into the Art of Strategic Management in California Management Review.

In this one-hour interactive session, Eric and Jarryd will share their insights of the impact of writing for practitioners and their tips of managing the reviewing process.

The session is scheduled for 9 pm Sydney (https://timezonewizard.com/).

Writing about methods - Anne Smith and Paula O'Kane, December 8th 2021

In December, we will welcome Anne Smith and Paula O’Kane to discuss their recent publication, co-authored with Mike Lerman, Building Transparency and Trustworthiness in Inductive Research Through Computer-Aided Qualitative Data Analysis Software in Organizational Research Methods.

In this one-hour interactive session, Anne  and Paula will share their insights of publishing in a methods journal and their experiences of dealing with the reviewing process.

The session is scheduled for 3pm Eastern US time (https://timezonewizard.com/).

Please register your interest HERE and save the zoom link.


Reading Club 2020-21

Come meet like-minded peers to explore potential research opportunities together, read and discuss articles of your interest, and share experiences, questions, and reflections on your research. 

To start up, we set up 4 main topics based on your feedback: 

  • Sensemaking & practice
  • Collaboration & open strategy 
  • Practice theory 
  • Strategy practices in entrepreneurial context 

We will meet three times around each topic:

  • Meeting #1: Discuss relevant readings in the specific topic
  • Meeting #2: Discuss problems and solutions in doing research in the topic- data gathering, analysis & writeup
  • Meeting #3: Blending topics

Come to join us, meet some friends, and have an intellectually stimulating discussion over a coffee, tea, or wine depending on your timezone!

Meeting #3 - Blending topics.

May 5th 2021, 05:00-06:00 CET: “Sensemaking meets collaboration & open strategy”
… with Professor David Seidl (University of Zurich). Please prepare by reading the following article: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/smj.2723

June 2nd 2021, 05:00-06:00 CET: “Practice theories meets practices and processes in entrepreneurship context”
… with Professor Davide Nicolini (Warwick Business School). Reading tba.

Sign up for a topic here and receive an outlook/ical invitation to the date and zoom link.

Please notice the attendance of a prior SAP Reading Club is not required

Meeting #2 - Discuss problems and solutions in doing research on the topic: data gathering, analysis & writeup.

Here is the process for Meeting #2:

1. Sign up for a topic here and receive an outlook/ical invitation to the date and zoom link
2. A few weeks before the meeting, recommend one or two readings of your interest
3. Upvote your favorite article, which will be discussed during the meeting

Please notice the attendance of a prior SAP Reading Club is not required.



Meeting #1 - Discuss relevant readings in the specific topic

Here is the process for Meeting #1:

1. Sign up for the topic here
2. Recommend one or two readings of your interest 
3. Upvote your favorite article
4. Receive logistic information before meeting