• SAP IG 2021 Elections: Results

    Dear SAP Interest Group Members,

    I hope this finds you safe and well. I am pleased to announce the results of the AOM 2021 elections for our interest group. This year, thanks to your participation in the election process, 160 members out of our total voting membership of 628 offered their votes, representing a 25.5% "turnout". This is very close to the overall voter participation trend in the entire academy this year.

    The results of the voting process are in and on behalf of the SAP executive leadership team, I am pleased to announce the names of the following persons who have been elected by our community.

    1) Incoming PDW Chair (Service Duration 1 yr- 8/15/2021 - 8/14/2022):  Fleur Deken, VU University Amsterdam

    2) SAP Representatives-at-large (Service Duration 3 years - 8/15/2021 - 8/15/2024)

              a) Madalina Pop, Aarhus University BSS
              b) Birgit Renzl, University of Stuttgart

    I invite you all to join me in welcoming Fleur, Madalina, and Birgit into their formal service roles for the SAP IG and extending our deepest gratitude to all the nominees who participated in the election process.

    Best wishes for a safe and hopefully Covid-free summer,


    Rajiv Nag
    SAP IG Outgoing Chair
    Drexel University
    Philadelphia PA


  • SAP IG 2020 Elections: Results

    Dear SAP members,

    Thank you for voting for our 2020 elections – this year we had a great level of participation with 180 voting (27% of our total membership). I would like to thank all candidates for putting themselves forward and willing to serve our group.

    I am delighted to welcome to the SAP leadership team the following SAP members:

    PDW Chair role: Eric Knight

    Rep at large (2 years): Christina Wawarta

    Rep at large (2 years): Renate Kratochvil

    SAP Secretary (3 years): David Oliver

    SAP Membership Chair (3 years): Tania Ulrike Weinfurtner

    They all look forward to serving our community!

    Best wishes,

    Sotirios Paroutis

    Outgoing SAP Chair
  • Welcome to the SAP IG on Connect@AOM!

    Hi everyone,
    on behalf of the executive team, I welcome you to the Strategizing Activities and Practices Interest Group's (SAP IG) web presence on Connect@AOM. It's been a month since the IG's website and listserv migrated as part of AOM's digital strategy. According to this strategy, the Academy aims to renew and bundle the communication technologies in use. The Membership Secretary and the Social Media Committee have worked hard to make this transition as smooth as possible. Furthermore, the design of the web presence would not look as appealing as it does without the generous sponsorship by David Seidl. We thank everyone involved in making this transition look easy for their support!
    We warmly invite you to visit, a site that bundles essential information about the SAP IG with key communication technologies that enable you to post announcements, share events (workshop, CfP deadlines, etc.), watch SAP webinars, browse current and former SAP newsletters, and much more. Here’s a quick overview of the key features of
    “Conversation” has replaced the former SAP Listserv. There, you can browse the SAP Listserv history and post new announcements that you would like to share with the SAP community.
    “Events” is a calendar that displays relevant SAP events of different types, such as meetings, calls for papers, and workshops. If you would like to inform the SAP community about such events, you can post these events there.
    SAP Vlog
    The “SAP Vlog” (Video + blog = Vlog) is a new initiative. In this series, we publish 5–10 min interviews with authors of work that has extended our understanding of the practice of strategy-making. Such interviews provide viewers with behind-the-scenes insights into the origins and developments of the ideas that these works advance, as well as retrospective reflections on the timeliness and reception of these ideas in contemporary discourses. If you would like to create and publish a vlog post, you find instructions on the respective site.
    Notification Settings
    Similar to the former listserv technology, posts in “Conversation” and “Events” are sent out to all members of the SAP community via email. A key benefit of Connect@AOM over former technologies is the more fine-grained, personalized management of notification settings. This allows you to adjust the frequency and form of notifications to your individual preferences: real time (immediate email after each post), daily digest, weekly digest, no email notifications.
    To check and adjust your notification settings,
    • Go to and click on your profile picture
    • Click on “My Account” and select “Community Notifications”
    • Scroll down and select your notification preferences from the drop-down menu. 

    Connect@AOM is a collective journey. Please feel free to join the "Conversation", add "Events", and share a "Vlog”! Again, welcome to SAP's online community on Connect@AOM. Please do not hesitate to contact me for inquiries.
    Matthias Wenzel
  • SAP IG 2019 Elections: Results

    Dear SAP members:

    A big thank you to each of the candidates standing for election. I am also extremely pleased to see a high level of participation (23%) in the election, placing SAP in the upper quartile within AOM (some Divisions’ participation levels were below 10%).
    Please join us in welcoming the following members to your SAP leadership group:

    Leonhard Dobusch, University of Innsbruck

    Fleur Deken, VU University of Amsterdam

    Carola Wolf, University of Liverpool

    Further information on each candidate will be shared in the next newsletter.
    I want to thank everyone who showed a willingness to serve the community by standing in the 2019 SAP elections. We had a strong slate of candidates this year, which speaks volumes for us as an interest group and our trajectory going forward. However, this also means that some outstanding candidates – and people who are central contributors to our community – will need to wait a little longer to serve. I would particularly like to acknowledge Farzad Alvi, Patia McGrath, and Krista Pettit for the commitment they have shown SAP. I am confident that they will join our leadership team in future years.
    I hope to see you in Boston.

    All the best,

    Paul Spee
    Outgoing Chair, SAP Interest Group