The Strategy Practice Interest Group is an inclusive community that provides a space for engagement and the sharing of ideas among strategy academics as well as professionals and managers that make strategic decisions. Among others, we are interested in what strategists do, rather than focusing exclusively on what firms have. Thus, we are interested in the myriad of activities, methods, and tools that actors employ in the doing of strategy, and how such “strategy work” contributes to organizational outcomes as well as the broader institutional environment in which it is embedded.
The IG is especially interested in academic work with strong implications for strategy practitioners. It is also interested to identifying contemporary challenges faced by strategy professionals and managers involved in the strategy process.
We engage in and foster dialogues on the activities through which actors make strategy. In such debates, we embrace and support everyone who likes to discuss and deepen our understanding of issues concerning the practice of strategy-making, such as academics, business people, and consultants at all career stages.
For this, we regularly perform a great variety of formats at the SMS Annual International Conference. Among others, such formats include pre-conference workshops for early-career scholars and practitioners, panel sessions that bring together diverse views, and paper sessions that provide the latest insights into strategy practice.
Some questions that we are interested include:
We are in open-minded community of strategy scholars and practitioners that has no preferences for specific methodological approaches or disciplinary views. In our community, you
We look forward to seeing you!