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Strategy as Something that People Do

Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) is an open and inclusive community that is devoted to fostering research into the practice of strategy. Members of this community understand strategy as something that people in organizations do rather than something that firms in their markets have. Such an interest in the doing of strategy directs our attention to the myriad day-to-day activities on the micro-level that make up strategy in practice. Yet, at the same time it calls for an appreciation of the role of the macro-level institutions in shaping these strategizing activities: Strategists do not act in isolation but draw upon the regular, socially defined modes of acting that arise from the plural social institutions to which they belong (read more).

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  • 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 ... More
  • 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 ... More
  • SAP Listserv, Website, & Co.: Welcome to Connect@AOM!

    Hi everyone, welcome to SAP's online community on Connect@AOM! As of today, you find the website of the Strategizing Activities and Practices Interest Group (SAP IG) as well as technologies that replace the SAP Listserv (see more below) at sap.aom.org. This ... More

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  • Dear friends and colleagues!  We invite your submissions to Sub-theme 9 on organizational paradox at EGOS 2020  in Hamburg, Germany . The topic is "Change for Good? Organizational Paradoxes and Unintended Consequences of Transforming Modern Societies".  ...

  • You are invited to an Academy of Management Learning and Education ( AMLE ) paper-development workshop on February 28, 2020 , in conjunction with the Special Issue (SI) on " Learning and Education Strategies for Scholarly Impact ".  The workshop will ...

  • Call for Submissions STRATEGIZING ACTIVITIES AND PRACTICES (SAP) Program Chair:  Katharina Dittrich ,  Warwick Business School, UK , sapprogram.chair@gmail.com The Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) interest group invites intellectually ...