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Two days left to apply for the SAP Community Day at EGOS 2021

  • 1.  Two days left to apply for the SAP Community Day at EGOS 2021

    Posted 14 days ago

    [Apply until April 30 at]

    Strategy-as-Practice (SAP) Community Day 2021: The Inclusiveness of Practice Research and Practice Research of Inclusiveness
    Part of the EGOS pre-colloquium program on July 7, 2021.

    What is the role of organizing and strategy-making for addressing the issue of an inclusive society? How can SAP research help organization scholars to understand and address the challenge of fostering inclusiveness in organizations, institutions, and environments? Entitled "The Inclusiveness of Practice Research and Practice Research of Inclusiveness", the SAP Community Day is designed as a space for this important conversation to take place. Through its focus on inclusiveness, the SAP Community Day also supports the theme of the overall EGOS conference. It consists of two parts with distinct goals:

    Part 1 (09:00-11:00, CET) aims to make the SAP community more familiar with researching inclusiveness from a practice perspective but also addresses how practice research can be more inclusive. To this end, we will have two sessions. First, we will start the day with brief introductory presentations and a subsequent panel discussion amongst experienced scholars:

    • Stewart Clegg: The power and politics of inclusivity
    • Davide Nicolini: Knowing and learning for inclusivity
    • Elke Schüssler: Grand challenges, organized creativity, and intra-organizational relationships
    • David Seidl: Inter-organizational inclusiveness
    • Paul Spee: Materiality and institutional logics of inclusivity
    • Eero Vaara: Discourses of inclusivity and exclusion
    • Richard Whittington: Open Strategy and technologies of inclusivity

    These scholars will reflect on their different theoretical approaches towards inclusiveness of practice research and practice research of inclusiveness. Each of the scholars will introduce a theoretical practice-based approach, covering "classic" SAP approaches as well as those using a broader "practice turn" in areas related to strategy. Second, each panelist will host a hands-on roundtable session in which participants gain deeper insights into, and enter conversations about the conference's theme.

    Part 2
    (11:00-13:00, CET) features a paper development roundtable session during which each participant gets the chance to discuss their research with leading SAP scholars. The roundtables will be hosted by:

    • Katharina Dittrich, Warwick Business School
    • Leonhard Dobusch, University of Innsbruck
    • Martin Friesl, University of Bamberg and Lancaster University Management School
    • Jeannie Holstein, Nottingham University Business School
    • Jochen Koch, European University Viadrina
    • Bjørn Erik Mørk, BI Norwegian Business School and Warwick Business School
    • Violetta Splitter, University of Zurich

    As in previous years, we encourage submissions of short research papers to be discussed at the roundtables. We also encourage the submission of research designs, empirical material, or initial interpretations (e.g., ethnographic vignettes).

    The SAP Community Day will close with a short presentation on forthcoming Special Issues related to SAP and a summary of the day. In addition to the sessions, we will provide opportunities for informal networking and discussion during breaks.

    Join an amazing group of researchers for panel discussions & paper development roundtables at this year's SAP Community Day. Join the event by applying until April 30 at

    // Renate Kratochvil, Madalina Pop, Lorenzo Skade, Monique Steijger-Storm and Yanis Hamdali

    Yanis Hamdali
    European University Viadrina