SMS

Dates

AUGUST 17, 2021
Deadline to Apply to Participate in the Roundtable Discussions
SEPTEMBER 18, 2021
IG&C Workshops
SEPTEMBER 18-21, 2021
SMS Annual Conference

Virtual Workshop

SMS Workshops will be hosted on the virtual conference platform. Workshops are included in the cost of registration for the SMS 4th1 Annual Conference. 

Research That Matters – Academic-Practitioner Dialogue on How to Create Research That Is Rigorous and Relevant

September 18, 2021 from 10:00h - 13:00h EDT

Sponsored by: Strategy Practice Interest Group
Organized by: Violetta Splitter and Christina Wawarta
Panel is open to all attendees
Application Required by August 17 to participate in the roundtable discussions

Workshop Description

While strategy research is typically aimed at producing rigorous knowledge, its practical implications often receive less attention or they are even generally questioned – even though strategy researchers might have interesting findings to share. This workshop thus intends to critically discuss the practical relevance of (rigorous) strategy practice research and provide its participants with guideposts as to what relevant strategy practice research might look like. Participants will get insights on this matter from an academic, practitioner, as well as a consulting perspective.

The workshop consists of two parts: an interactive panel and a roundtable discussion. The objective of the panel is to examine in what way strategy practice research could be of relevance to practitioners (and consultants). The panel is followed by a more focused roundtable discussion on the practical implications of particular research projects, for which an application is required. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the practical relevance of their research with leading academics and practitioners and to ask burning questions that they will have on the matter.

Panelists

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David Seidl
University of Zurich
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Loizos Heracleous
University of Warwick

Roundtable Facilitators

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David Seidl
University of Zurich
picture of Loizos Heracleous
Loizos Heracleous
University of Warwick
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Violetta Splitter
University of Zurich
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Christina Wawarta
University of Warwick

Workshop Organizers

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Violetta Splitter
University of Zurich
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Christina Wawarta
University of Warwick

Application Requirements

All registered conference attendees are welcome to attend the panel portion of this workshop! 

An application is required to participate in the second part of the workshop (roundtables). interested scholars should submit the following materials as a single PDF through the workshop website.

Application requirements: 

  • Brief summary of one current research project for which the applicant would like to discuss the practical implications (max. 1 page)
  • Burning 3 questions to discuss. We will forward your questions to the roundtable facilitator up-front. These should stimulate a discussion about inferring or sharpening practical implications from a current or planned research project.
  • Roundtable preferences: Select 2 roundtables in declining order of your preference 

For consideration, please apply by August 17, 2021

Participants must be registered to attend the SMS 41st Annual Conference to attend the workshop. 

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