Program Chair: Eric Knight, Macquarie University
2022 Division Scholarly Program: Call for Submissions

The Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) Interest Group invites intellectually bold and stimulating research for submission to the 82nd Academy of Management's Annual Meeting 2022. The conference will be held in a hybrid form – offering both physical and online options. Over the past few years, the SAP interest group has established an inclusive and diverse community that sheds light on the everyday practices and activities that constitute strategy work in the established and more contemporary organizations. Some of the key questions for the SAP interest group are what, when, why, and how organizational members carry out strategic work - and how this work matters.

The theme of AOM 2022 is “Creating a Better World Together” and aims to address how organizations tackle the new realities brought by the global Covid-19 pandemic. The SAP lens can help illuminate the way that these changes are impacting organizations in a number of ways. Firstly, scholars could investigate the open strategy practices that organizations use to collaborate with other organizations and stakeholders. By zooming in to individual strategic practices attention can be paid on how these have changed with the new trends of technology paying a much stronger role and employees demanding more work from home or flexible working conditions. On the other hand, scholars could zoom out to investigate how strategy and strategy practices have been affected around the world, comparing, for example, strategy across countries with different lockdown and strategies. Even more, a dialectical and paradox lens could investigate new practices that might have arose during the pandemic and how these interact with the older ones. Therefore, SAP research could help reveal key questions from the AOM 2022 theme.

We encourage the submission of conceptual and empirical studies as well as methodological reflections that focus on the specific conference theme, works that address other issues within the general domain of the SAP Interest Group, and those that explore the intersections of SAP with fellow divisions such as ENT, STR, OMT, ODC, RM, TIM and MOC. We also warmly invite symposia that seek to change the conversation on existing scholarly approaches and develop new questions and ways of looking at strategy-related phenomena. We strongly encourage the submission of manuscripts that are inspired by the theme "Creating a Better World Together", addressing questions relating to how organizations are coping with the new world arising from the global pandemic.

The hybrid program will be organized in the following way:

4-10 August 2022 – Virtual Meeting

Some sessions are to be scheduled for the day before and the day following the on-site meeting, but most synchronous (live) and all hybrid scholarly sessions will be scheduled to occur during the on-site meeting days.

5-9 August 2022 – Seattle, WA USA

The Academy of Management will be holding its 82nd Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, USA with sessions taking place at the Washington State Convention Center along with several other nearby hotels, and on the Virtual Annual Meeting platform.

On-Site, Virtual, and Hybrid Sessions

  • Most submission types are to be scheduled interspersed across the 5 days of the program

  • On-site in-person sessions; roughly 70% of all sessions

  • A selection of on-site sessions is to be live streamed on the virtual meeting platform (hybrid); roughly 30% of the on-site sessions

  • Asynchronous (on demand) and Live Virtual-only sessions on the virtual meeting platform; roughly 30% of all sessions live virtual-only

  • Asynchronous (on demand) sessions on the virtual meeting platform

The submission deadline for the 82nd AOM Annual Meeting is Tuesday, 11 January 2022 at 17:00 (5pm) ET (NY Time)Paper and symposia submissions must be made through the AOM Submission Center (opens early December 2021). Please carefully review all the submission information and formatting instructions especially before submitting symposia. The scholarly program takes place from Friday, August 5th to Tuesday, August 9th 2022.

Last but certainly not the least, allow us to emphasize that strong scholarship requires good reviews. Reviewing peers' works is a fundamental process through which knowledge advances in a community. If you are submitting to the SAP Interest Group this year, please also consider reviewing for SAP! For more information on Strategizing Activities and Practices, please visit the SAP Interest Group website.