This is a preliminary schedule. All times are subject to change.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

19:00 - 21:00
Welcome Dinner:
Located in Summit Conference Center, Spiella Restaurant

Thursday, March 18, 2010

08:30 - 09:45
Conference Co-Chair Welcome and
Plenary Panel: Intersections of Strategy Processes and Strategy Practices

Panelists

Robert Burgelman, Stanford University

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Robert Burgelman is the Edmund W. Littlefield Professor of Management and the Executive Director of the Stanford Executive Program (SEP) of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he has taught since 1981. He obtained a Licenciate degree in Applied Economics from Antwerp University (Belgium), and an MA in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Management of Organizations from Columbia University, where he studied with doctoral fellowships from the Ford Foundation (US) and ICM (Belgium). His research has focused on the role of strategy-making in firm evolution. In particular, he has studied the strategy-making processes involved in how companies enter into new businesses and exit from existing ones to secure continued adaptation. In 2003 he received an honorary doctorate from the Copenhagen Business School for his contributions to the study of corporate innovation and entrepreneurship. He has published many articles in leading academic and professional journals. He has taught executive programs and led senior and top management seminars for major companies worldwide. He currently serves on the board of directors of SHOP.COM, a private company.

Tomi Laamanen, University of St. Gallen

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Tomi Laamanen is Chaired Professor of Strategic Management, Director of the Institute of Management, Director of the PhD Program of Management, and Academic Director of the Strategy and International Management Master (SIM) Program of the University of St.Gallen. He holds two D.Sc. degrees; one in Strategy and one in Finance, and his research focuses on strategic management with a special emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, management cognition, strategy process, and capability dynamics. Tomi Laamanen is former Associate Editor of Strategic Management Journal, Editor-in-Chief of Long Range Planning, and member of the Editorial Boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Discovery, Journal of Management, and Strategic Management Journal. Tomi has co-chaired two SMS Special Conferences (in Lapland and in St.Gallen), the Strategy Process IG of the SMS, and the Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) IG at the Academy of Management. At the moment, Tomi Laamanen is the Chair of the Strategic Management Special Interest Group of EURAM. In addition, Tomi Laamanen has actively worked with a number of firms as Chairman, Member of the Board, or strategy advisor.

Hanna Lehtimaki, University of Eastern Finland

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Hanna Lehtimaki (Ph.D. School of Management, University of Tampere) is a Professor of Innovation Management at the University of Eastern Finland Business School and a docent at the University of Tampere. Her research interests include business and management innovation, stakeholder and other relational approaches in strategic management and leadership, and qualitative research with a focus on social constructionist methodology. She was the Chair of Strategy Practice interest group in 2013-2014. Her articles have appeared in such journals as Business Communication Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Higher Education, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, International Journal of Human Resource Development and Management, Scandinavian Journal of Management and South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases.

Richard Whittington, University of Oxford

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Richard Whittington is Professor of Strategic Management at the Saïd Business School and Millman Fellow at New College, University of Oxford. He has held visiting positions at Harvard Business School, HEC Paris, the University of Toulouse and the University of Technology Sydney. He has been a member of the Strategic Management Society since 1992, and co-founded the Strategy Practice Interest Group. He has served one term as Director-at-Large for the SMS. He was a co-chair for the 2010 SMS Special Conference in Finland, an event coordinated with the Strategy Process and Strategy Practice Interest Groups. He was co-chair for the first SMS pre-conference doctoral workshop and has co-chaired the Body of Knowledge working group for the Society's professional certification initiative. He was a co-founder of the Academy of Management SAP Interest Group, of which he is a past chair. His main current research area is 'strategy as practice', investigating strategy as a kind of work and profession. He has published singly or jointly nine books, including 'What is Strategy - and Does it Matter?' and 'Exploring Strategy'. He is an Associate Editor of the Strategic Management Journal and is co-editing a special issue on Strategy Process and Strategy Practice for the journal.

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09:45 - 10:15
Coffee Break
10:15 - 11:45
Keynote Session: Strategy Processes and Practices for Innovation and Renewal

Session Chair

Liisa Valikangas, Aalto University

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Liisa Välikangas is Professor of Innovation Management at Helsinki School of Economics. Previously, she was Research Director of the Woodside Institute in California—a professional research organization dedicated to advancing innovative management practice and organizational resilience. She is also Founder and President of Innovation Democracy, Inc., a nonprofit organization committed to supporting innovative entrepreneurship in countries of importance to world stability. Her research on innovation, strategy and organizing has been published in Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Wall Street Journal, among other leading journals, and presented to various executive audiences. She is in the board of SCANCOR, the Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research at Stanford University and Helsingin Sanomat Foundation, dedicated to the study of future, freedom of speech and democracy.

Panelists

Robert Burgelman, Stanford University

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Robert Burgelman is the Edmund W. Littlefield Professor of Management and the Executive Director of the Stanford Executive Program (SEP) of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he has taught since 1981. He obtained a Licenciate degree in Applied Economics from Antwerp University (Belgium), and an MA in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Management of Organizations from Columbia University, where he studied with doctoral fellowships from the Ford Foundation (US) and ICM (Belgium). His research has focused on the role of strategy-making in firm evolution. In particular, he has studied the strategy-making processes involved in how companies enter into new businesses and exit from existing ones to secure continued adaptation. In 2003 he received an honorary doctorate from the Copenhagen Business School for his contributions to the study of corporate innovation and entrepreneurship. He has published many articles in leading academic and professional journals. He has taught executive programs and led senior and top management seminars for major companies worldwide. He currently serves on the board of directors of SHOP.COM, a private company.

Mikko Kosonen, Sitra

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Mikko Kosonen was appointed President of the Finnish Innovation Fund, Sitra, in November of 2008. Before joining Sitra, Mikko Kosonen worked for over twenty years in Nokia Group. His responsibilities covered many areas in Finland and abroad, most recently the roles of CIO and SVP, Corporate Planning. Additionally, he is the author of many articles printed in influential business and research publications on the subject of international business, strategy, organization and knowledge management.

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11:45 - 13:15
Luncheon
13:15 - 14:45
Parallel Paper & Panel Sessions

Track A: Intersections of Strategy Process and Strategy Practice Research

Session 12
Paper: The Discourse of Strategy

Track B: Managerial and Organizational Cognition in Strategy Processes and Practices

Session 34
Paper: Competitive Cognitive Dynamics

Track C: Organizational and Management Innovations in Strategy Processes and Practices

Session 26
Paper: Aspects of Strategy Work

Track D: Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Agility and Strategy Processes and Practices

Session 2
Paper: Capability Dynamics in MNCs

Track E: Acquisitions and Alliances

Session 44
Paper: Mergers and Acquisitions
14:45 - 15:15
Coffee Break
15:15 - 16:45
Parallel Paper & Panel Sessions

Track A: Intersections of Strategy Process and Strategy Practice Research

Session 13
Paper: Strategists, Theorists and Conflict

Track B: Managerial and Organizational Cognition in Strategy Processes and Practices

Session 35
Paper: Sensemaking and Sensegiving

Track C: Organizational and Management Innovations in Strategy Processes and Practices

Session 37
Paper: Practices of Collaborative Strategizing

Track D: Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Agility and Strategy Processes and Practices

Session 6
Paper: Processes and Practices of Decision Making

Track E: Acquisitions and Alliances

Session 45
Paper: Learning and Decision Making for Acquisitions and Alliances

Track S: Special Track

Session 23
Parallel Panel: Pitfalls and Biases in Strategic Analysis: How to Produce Superior Results with Strategy Work
17:00 - 18:30
Parallel Paper & Panel Sessions

Track A: Intersections of Strategy Process and Strategy Practice Research

Session 11
Paper: The Tools of Strategy Work

Track B: Managerial and Organizational Cognition in Strategy Processes and Practices

Session 32
Paper: Metaphors and Minds

Track C: Organizational and Management Innovations in Strategy Processes and Practices

Session 25
Paper: Strategic Initiatives, Business Development and Top Management Team

Track D: Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Agility and Strategy Processes and Practices

Session 4
Paper: Processes and Practices of Building Dynamic Capabilities

Track E: Acquisitions and Alliances

Session 41
Paper: Investing for Performance

Track S: Special Track

Session 18
Parallel Panel: Capability Co-Specialization in Company Ecosystem

Friday, March 19, 2010

08:30 - 09:45
Plenary Panel: Strategy Processes and Practice Development Needs Seen by Top Executives

Session Chair

Jorma Saarikorpi, TEKES

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Jorma Saarikorpi is the Chair of the Advisory Board for Tekes Program Innovative Business Competence and Management (Liito). He has been the Chair since the Board's creation in 2006. He worked as the Director of the Forest & Paper Innovation Centre at IBM since 2006. Prior to his work at IBM, he served as the Vice President of Business Planning at UPM Kymmene Group. Jorma Saarikorpi also worked in United Paper Mills’ Head Office from 1990-95 and United Paper Mills, Raflatac from 1985 - 1990. Prior to his industrial career, Jorma Saarikorpi worked at the University of Tampere for 11 years. His academic career continued from 1997-2001 when he was appointed as Professor, Industrial Management, at Tampere University of Technology. Jorma Saarikorpi holds a degree of Doctor of Business Administration in the University of Tampere.

Panelists

Lasse Kurkilahti, SRV

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Lasse Kurkilahti has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of SRV Yhtiot Oyj since March 25, 2009. He has been a Member of the Board of Directors of SRV Yhtiot Oyj since 2007. He has also been Chairman of the Board of Tikkurila Oy since 2004 and been Member of the Board of Elisa Oyj and of Lassila & Tikanoja Oyj since 2005. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Kemira Oyj from 2004 till 2007; Elcoteq Network Oyj from 2001 to 2004, The Raisio Group from 2000 to 2001; Nokian Tyres plc between 1988 and 2000, and Are Oy from 1985 to 1988. He holds a degree of Master of Science in Economics.

Petri Selkäinaho, Elisa

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Petri Selkäinaho is the Vice President of Business Development at Elisa Oyj (Elisa Corporation) where he has been employed since 2003. Earlier engagements with Elisa as the Group Controller (2005-2009) and in business development (change programs and projects, operative efficiency, strategy, M&A and integration) (2003-2005). Before Elisa, Petri Selkäinaho was working in finance as a CFO in the wood processing industry. His areas of expertise are business management, strategy, leading change, corporate performance management, finance, reporting and financial systems.

Marko Somerma, Rautaruukki Corp

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Marko Somerma is Chief Strategy Officer and member of corporate management board in Rautaruukki Oyj. His main responsibility areas are corporate strategy, acquisitions and corporate development projects. In addition to that he is also looking after corporate wide marketing, technology, logistics, sourcing and operations excellence. Marko Somerma previously served as Chief Process and Information Technology Officer in Instumentarium Oyj and later as a member of global integration team when GE acquired the company. Before that Marko was business development director in Gustav Paulig Oy. Marko Somerma holds a Licentiate of Technology (Industrial economics) degree from the Helsinki University of Technology

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09:45 - 10:15
Coffee Break
10:15 - 11:45
Parallel Paper & Panel Sessions

Track A: Intersections of Strategy Process and Strategy Practice Research

Session 14
Paper: Routines of Strategy

Track B: Managerial and Organizational Cognition in Strategy Processes and Practices

Session 36
Paper: Cognition and Capabilities

Track C: Organizational and Management Innovations in Strategy Processes and Practices

Session 31
Paper: Perspectives to Value Creation, Strategic Advantage and Corporate Decline

Track D: Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Agility and Strategy Processes and Practices

Session 7
Paper: Orchestrating Dynamic Capabilities

Track E: Acquisitions and Alliances

Session 40
Paper: Networks and Alliances for Competitive Advantage

Track S: Special Track

Session 16
Parallel Panel: Acquisition Strategy Processes and Practice
Session 21
Parallel Panel: Business Models for the (Both-and) World
11:45 - 13:15
Luncheon
13:15 – 14:45
Parallel Paper & Panel Sessions

Track A: Intersections of Strategy Process and Strategy Practice Research

Session 15
Paper: Metaphor and Narrative in Strategy

Track B: Managerial and Organizational Cognition in Strategy Processes and Practices

Session 43
Paper: The Role of Top Management in Strategizing

Track C: Organizational and Management Innovations in Strategy Processes and Practices

Session 27
Paper: Strategizing for the Future and Global Capability

Track D: Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Agility and Strategy Processes and Practices

Session 8
Paper: Operationalizing the Concept of Dynamic Capabilities

Track S: Special Track

Session 46
Parallel Panel: Strategy Practices in Russian Firms
Session 49
Parallel Panel: Strategic Management as a Profession? Possible Roles for the SMS and Business Schools
14:45 - 15:15
Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:30
Keynote Panel: Striving Towards Competitive Advantage and Renewal Through Strategy

Session Chair

Tuukka Seppa, Boston Consulting Group

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Panelists

Nicolas Kachaner, Boston Consulting Group

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Nicolas Kachaner is Senior Partner & Managing Director of the Paris Office of Boston Consulting Group. He is the European leader for BCG’s Strategy practice. He has advised companies across a broad range of industries, including consumer, health care, and private equity. Nicolas Kachaner is the Global Topic Leader for Strategic Planning Processes and Approaches.

Harri Kerminen, Kemira Group

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Harri Kerminen has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Kemira Group since January 2008 and serves as its Chairman of Business Management Board and Member of the Strategic & Business Management Board. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Kemira Chemicals, Inc., of Tikkurila Oy and has been its Chief Executive Officer and President since January 2008. Harri Kerminen previously served as President of Pulp and Paper Chemicals business of Kemira Group and also served as its President of BA Performance Chemicals/Speciality from 2000 to 2006. Harri Kerminen holds an MSc. (Eng.) and an MBA.

Risto Siilasmaa, F-Secure Corporation

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Risto Siilasmaa is the founder of F-Secure and served as the President and CEO of the company until November 5, 2006. Since then he has held the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is also a Chairman of the Boards of Elisa Corporation, Fruugo Inc and The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Nokia Corporation, Blyk Ltd., Ekahau Inc., Nexit Ventures Oy, Efecte Corporation and Valimo Wireless Oy. Mr Siilasmaa is a member of Investment Council of Finnish Industry Investment Ltd, a Vice Chairman of the Board of Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Board of Directors of Confederation of Finnish Industries EK, a member of the Advisory Board of Communications Administration at Ministry of Transport and Communications in Finland, a member of Advisory Boards of the Helsinki University of Economics and Helsinki University of Technology. Risto Siilasmaa holds a Master of Science degree from the Helsinki University of Technology.

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16:45 - 18:00
Keynote: Changing the Game With Business Model Innovation

Nicolas Kachaner, Boston Consulting Group

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Nicolas Kachaner is Senior Partner & Managing Director of the Paris Office of Boston Consulting Group. He is the European leader for BCG’s Strategy practice. He has advised companies across a broad range of industries, including consumer, health care, and private equity. Nicolas Kachaner is the Global Topic Leader for Strategic Planning Processes and Approaches.

19:00 - 22:00
Conference Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Saturday, March 20, 2010

09:00 - 10:00
Concluding Panel: Future Directions of Strategy Process and Practice Research

Session Chair

Steven Floyd, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Steven Floyd is the Isenberg Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts - Amherst. He has held positions as an endowed professor at the University of Virginia, a Chaired Professor and Director at the Institute of Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and the Robert A. Cizik Endowed Chair of Strategy, Technology and Manufacturing at the University of Connecticut. His research focuses on strategic decision making processes, corporate entrepreneurship and the middle management perspective on strategy process. Professor Floyd’s work has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Organization Studies, and Journal of Organization Behavior among others. Steven Floyd is an Associate Editor of the Strategic Management Journal, was past General Editor of the Journal of Management Studies and serves on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Journal. He also serves as Treasurer of SMS and as a member of the SMS Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Panelists

Julia Balogun, University of Liverpool

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Julia Balogun is The Professor Sir Roland Smith Chair and Director of the Centre for Strategic Management at Lancaster University Management School. Her research interests center on strategy development and strategic change, renewal and transformation, predominantly within large, mature corporations. Her focus to date has been on how strategic activity is initiated and championed at multiple levels within organizations, with a particular focus on the role of middle managers from a sensemaking perspective. Her current research is more concerned with investigating strategizing as a distributed organizational activity, through a focus on activities such as strategic change and radical organisational restructuring.

Robert Burgelman, Stanford University

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Robert Burgelman is the Edmund W. Littlefield Professor of Management and the Executive Director of the Stanford Executive Program (SEP) of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he has taught since 1981. He obtained a Licenciate degree in Applied Economics from Antwerp University (Belgium), and an MA in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Management of Organizations from Columbia University, where he studied with doctoral fellowships from the Ford Foundation (US) and ICM (Belgium). His research has focused on the role of strategy-making in firm evolution. In particular, he has studied the strategy-making processes involved in how companies enter into new businesses and exit from existing ones to secure continued adaptation. In 2003 he received an honorary doctorate from the Copenhagen Business School for his contributions to the study of corporate innovation and entrepreneurship. He has published many articles in leading academic and professional journals. He has taught executive programs and led senior and top management seminars for major companies worldwide. He currently serves on the board of directors of SHOP.COM, a private company.

Tomi Laamanen, University of St. Gallen

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Tomi Laamanen is Chaired Professor of Strategic Management, Director of the Institute of Management, Director of the PhD Program of Management, and Academic Director of the Strategy and International Management Master (SIM) Program of the University of St.Gallen. He holds two D.Sc. degrees; one in Strategy and one in Finance, and his research focuses on strategic management with a special emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, management cognition, strategy process, and capability dynamics. Tomi Laamanen is former Associate Editor of Strategic Management Journal, Editor-in-Chief of Long Range Planning, and member of the Editorial Boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Discovery, Journal of Management, and Strategic Management Journal. Tomi has co-chaired two SMS Special Conferences (in Lapland and in St.Gallen), the Strategy Process IG of the SMS, and the Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) IG at the Academy of Management. At the moment, Tomi Laamanen is the Chair of the Strategic Management Special Interest Group of EURAM. In addition, Tomi Laamanen has actively worked with a number of firms as Chairman, Member of the Board, or strategy advisor.

Saku Mantere, McGill University

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Saku Mantere is Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. His research focuses on strategic organizations; on questions such as what it is that makes organizations strategic and how strategic management affects organizations. He is particularly interested in strategic change, middle management agency and strategy discourse, as well as in more general methodological issues in management studies, such as the practice of qualitative research and researcher reasoning in theorizing about organizations.

Sotirios Paroutis, University of Warwick

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Sotirios Paroutis is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Warwick Business School, United Kingdom. His research covers topics at the intersections of strategy practice and process such as: discourse, tools and cognition, strategy directors, workshops and CEO language. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, California Management Review, Journal of Knowledge Management and Innovating Strategy Process (SMS book series). He is recipient of the 2008 SMS Best Conference Paper Prize for Practice Implications and past chair of the Strategy Practice interest group. He has been involved in training for a number of firms including IBM, E.On, UBS, CapGemini and Transport for London. Prior to academia, he worked for McKinsey & Co in London and Procter and Gamble in Athens.

Richard Priem, Texas Christian University

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Richard Priem is Professor of Strategy at the Neeley School of Business at the Texas Christian University where he holds the Luther Henderson Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership. He also is Professor of Strategy at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, where he holds the Terna Chair in Business Ethics. Richard Priem serves on the editorial boards of several journals including the Strategic Management Journal. He has served on the SMS Best Paper selection committee for eight years. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University College of Belize and has been Visiting Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Bocconi University, Groupe ESCEM, and was a Distinguished Research Visiting Professor at Lingnan (University) College of Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. Richard Priem has published 50 scholarly articles in academic journals such as the Strategic Management Journal. Richard has received various teaching and research awards, including the 2011 AMR “Decade” award.

Eero Vaara, Aalto University School of Business

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Eero Vaara (Ph.D. Econ) is a Professor of Management and Organization at Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland. He is a permanent Visiting Professor at EMLYON Business School, France, and a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Lancaster University, UK. His research interests focus on organizational, strategic and institutional change, strategic practices and processes, multinational corporations and globalization, management education, and methodological and philosophical issues in organization and management research. He has worked especially on language-based approaches to organizational phenomena. His research has been published in leading journals such Academy of Management Annals; Academy of Management Journal; Academy of Management Learning and Education; Academy of Management Review; British Journal of Management; Gender, Work and Organization; Human Relations; Journal of Business Venturing; Journal of International Business Studies; Journal of Management Inquiry; Journal of Management Studies; Organization; Organization Science; Organization Studies; Scandinavian Journal of Management; Strategic Management Journal; and Strategic Organization. He has also authored books and edited volumes (e.g., the Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice). He has received several awards for his contributions. He has served on editorial boards and has been a guest editor for special issues (e.g., a Special Topi Forum in process for Academy of Management Review). He has served as the Chair of the European Group for Organizational Studies and as a representative-at-large at the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management.

Richard Whittington, University of Oxford

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Richard Whittington is Professor of Strategic Management at the Saïd Business School and Millman Fellow at New College, University of Oxford. He has held visiting positions at Harvard Business School, HEC Paris, the University of Toulouse and the University of Technology Sydney. He has been a member of the Strategic Management Society since 1992, and co-founded the Strategy Practice Interest Group. He has served one term as Director-at-Large for the SMS. He was a co-chair for the 2010 SMS Special Conference in Finland, an event coordinated with the Strategy Process and Strategy Practice Interest Groups. He was co-chair for the first SMS pre-conference doctoral workshop and has co-chaired the Body of Knowledge working group for the Society's professional certification initiative. He was a co-founder of the Academy of Management SAP Interest Group, of which he is a past chair. His main current research area is 'strategy as practice', investigating strategy as a kind of work and profession. He has published singly or jointly nine books, including 'What is Strategy - and Does it Matter?' and 'Exploring Strategy'. He is an Associate Editor of the Strategic Management Journal and is co-editing a special issue on Strategy Process and Strategy Practice for the journal.

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10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30
Concluding Panel (continued): Future Directions of Strategy Process and Practice Research

Session Chair

Steven Floyd, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Steven Floyd is the Isenberg Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts - Amherst. He has held positions as an endowed professor at the University of Virginia, a Chaired Professor and Director at the Institute of Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and the Robert A. Cizik Endowed Chair of Strategy, Technology and Manufacturing at the University of Connecticut. His research focuses on strategic decision making processes, corporate entrepreneurship and the middle management perspective on strategy process. Professor Floyd’s work has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Organization Studies, and Journal of Organization Behavior among others. Steven Floyd is an Associate Editor of the Strategic Management Journal, was past General Editor of the Journal of Management Studies and serves on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Journal. He also serves as Treasurer of SMS and as a member of the SMS Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Panelists

Julia Balogun, University of Liverpool

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Julia Balogun is The Professor Sir Roland Smith Chair and Director of the Centre for Strategic Management at Lancaster University Management School. Her research interests center on strategy development and strategic change, renewal and transformation, predominantly within large, mature corporations. Her focus to date has been on how strategic activity is initiated and championed at multiple levels within organizations, with a particular focus on the role of middle managers from a sensemaking perspective. Her current research is more concerned with investigating strategizing as a distributed organizational activity, through a focus on activities such as strategic change and radical organisational restructuring.

Robert Burgelman, Stanford University

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Robert Burgelman is the Edmund W. Littlefield Professor of Management and the Executive Director of the Stanford Executive Program (SEP) of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he has taught since 1981. He obtained a Licenciate degree in Applied Economics from Antwerp University (Belgium), and an MA in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Management of Organizations from Columbia University, where he studied with doctoral fellowships from the Ford Foundation (US) and ICM (Belgium). His research has focused on the role of strategy-making in firm evolution. In particular, he has studied the strategy-making processes involved in how companies enter into new businesses and exit from existing ones to secure continued adaptation. In 2003 he received an honorary doctorate from the Copenhagen Business School for his contributions to the study of corporate innovation and entrepreneurship. He has published many articles in leading academic and professional journals. He has taught executive programs and led senior and top management seminars for major companies worldwide. He currently serves on the board of directors of SHOP.COM, a private company.

Tomi Laamanen, University of St. Gallen

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Tomi Laamanen is Chaired Professor of Strategic Management, Director of the Institute of Management, Director of the PhD Program of Management, and Academic Director of the Strategy and International Management Master (SIM) Program of the University of St.Gallen. He holds two D.Sc. degrees; one in Strategy and one in Finance, and his research focuses on strategic management with a special emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, management cognition, strategy process, and capability dynamics. Tomi Laamanen is former Associate Editor of Strategic Management Journal, Editor-in-Chief of Long Range Planning, and member of the Editorial Boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Discovery, Journal of Management, and Strategic Management Journal. Tomi has co-chaired two SMS Special Conferences (in Lapland and in St.Gallen), the Strategy Process IG of the SMS, and the Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) IG at the Academy of Management. At the moment, Tomi Laamanen is the Chair of the Strategic Management Special Interest Group of EURAM. In addition, Tomi Laamanen has actively worked with a number of firms as Chairman, Member of the Board, or strategy advisor.

Saku Mantere, McGill University

photo of Saku Mantere

Saku Mantere is Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. His research focuses on strategic organizations; on questions such as what it is that makes organizations strategic and how strategic management affects organizations. He is particularly interested in strategic change, middle management agency and strategy discourse, as well as in more general methodological issues in management studies, such as the practice of qualitative research and researcher reasoning in theorizing about organizations.

Sotirios Paroutis, University of Warwick

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Sotirios Paroutis is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Warwick Business School, United Kingdom. His research covers topics at the intersections of strategy practice and process such as: discourse, tools and cognition, strategy directors, workshops and CEO language. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, California Management Review, Journal of Knowledge Management and Innovating Strategy Process (SMS book series). He is recipient of the 2008 SMS Best Conference Paper Prize for Practice Implications and past chair of the Strategy Practice interest group. He has been involved in training for a number of firms including IBM, E.On, UBS, CapGemini and Transport for London. Prior to academia, he worked for McKinsey & Co in London and Procter and Gamble in Athens.

Richard Priem, Texas Christian University

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Richard Priem is Professor of Strategy at the Neeley School of Business at the Texas Christian University where he holds the Luther Henderson Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership. He also is Professor of Strategy at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, where he holds the Terna Chair in Business Ethics. Richard Priem serves on the editorial boards of several journals including the Strategic Management Journal. He has served on the SMS Best Paper selection committee for eight years. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University College of Belize and has been Visiting Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Bocconi University, Groupe ESCEM, and was a Distinguished Research Visiting Professor at Lingnan (University) College of Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. Richard Priem has published 50 scholarly articles in academic journals such as the Strategic Management Journal. Richard has received various teaching and research awards, including the 2011 AMR “Decade” award.

Eero Vaara, Aalto University School of Business

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Eero Vaara (Ph.D. Econ) is a Professor of Management and Organization at Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland. He is a permanent Visiting Professor at EMLYON Business School, France, and a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Lancaster University, UK. His research interests focus on organizational, strategic and institutional change, strategic practices and processes, multinational corporations and globalization, management education, and methodological and philosophical issues in organization and management research. He has worked especially on language-based approaches to organizational phenomena. His research has been published in leading journals such Academy of Management Annals; Academy of Management Journal; Academy of Management Learning and Education; Academy of Management Review; British Journal of Management; Gender, Work and Organization; Human Relations; Journal of Business Venturing; Journal of International Business Studies; Journal of Management Inquiry; Journal of Management Studies; Organization; Organization Science; Organization Studies; Scandinavian Journal of Management; Strategic Management Journal; and Strategic Organization. He has also authored books and edited volumes (e.g., the Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice). He has received several awards for his contributions. He has served on editorial boards and has been a guest editor for special issues (e.g., a Special Topi Forum in process for Academy of Management Review). He has served as the Chair of the European Group for Organizational Studies and as a representative-at-large at the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management.

Richard Whittington, University of Oxford

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Richard Whittington is Professor of Strategic Management at the Saïd Business School and Millman Fellow at New College, University of Oxford. He has held visiting positions at Harvard Business School, HEC Paris, the University of Toulouse and the University of Technology Sydney. He has been a member of the Strategic Management Society since 1992, and co-founded the Strategy Practice Interest Group. He has served one term as Director-at-Large for the SMS. He was a co-chair for the 2010 SMS Special Conference in Finland, an event coordinated with the Strategy Process and Strategy Practice Interest Groups. He was co-chair for the first SMS pre-conference doctoral workshop and has co-chaired the Body of Knowledge working group for the Society's professional certification initiative. He was a co-founder of the Academy of Management SAP Interest Group, of which he is a past chair. His main current research area is 'strategy as practice', investigating strategy as a kind of work and profession. He has published singly or jointly nine books, including 'What is Strategy - and Does it Matter?' and 'Exploring Strategy'. He is an Associate Editor of the Strategic Management Journal and is co-editing a special issue on Strategy Process and Strategy Practice for the journal.

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11:30 - 13:00
Closing luncheon


Strategic Management Society

Finland