Dear SAP Members,
I am happy to share the October-2021 edition of our SAP newsletter with you! Please find the newsletter with all its exciting content attached.
The Strategy Practice IG has started an exciting strategy reflection and the Strategy Committee is delighted to share the new strategy report with you. It was just recently finalized so please don't hesitate and check out their message and report on p. 2!
In another year without any in-person conference interactions we now also look ahead and already focus our attention on the planning and coordination of our IG's program at the AOM 2022. We hope you contribute to our program by submitting your paper and symposium proposals for the next annual meeting. You will find more details on the road ahead from p. 4 onwards. As a special surprise at this point already, we are very excited to announce that our keynote speaker 2022 will be no other but Martha Feldman.
Looking back, it feels like this year's AOM meeting happened just a moment ago. In this newsletter, you will find impressions from this second-ever virtual conference, including reflections on our sixth successful SAP Doctoral & Early-Career Program (from p. 7 on), pictures from this year's virtual conference activities (p. 6) and a celebration of our award winners and sponsors (from p. 9 on). Moreover, we would like to thank our Outgoing Chair Virpi for all her work for the community (p. 11)!
In order to keep your SAP spirits up, we are very happy to invite you to join the next reading club sessions (p. 12). Please also remember to embed the new SAP calendar (p. 14) into your digital calendar program so that you're always up-to-date on any SAP activities.
This issue also includes a new contribution in our latest newsletter section SAP research during Covid-19 (p. 18-19) as well as recent SAP and SAP-related publications that might be of interest to you (pp. 15-17).
Preparing for the future, this newsletter also provides you with a collection of announcements relevant for our SAP community: Please respond to the calls for papers of our SAP-related tracks at the SMS (p. 20 and p. 21) and at EURAM (p. 22 and 23) and for the SAP-related sub-themes at EGOS (from p. 24 on) and on the Entrepreneurship as Practice conference (p. 33).
We hope you enjoy the October edition of our newsletter and that it brings you inspiration and joy for a productive fall. Stay healthy and take care!
Tania Weinfurtner, Membership Chair