Session 81

Mapping current insights on strategy implementation

Track J

Date: Sunday, October 4, 2015


Time: 11:15 – 12:30

Interest Group Panel

Room: Plaza Court 1

Session Co-Chairs:

  • Martin Friesl, Lancaster University
  • Inger Stensaker, Norwegian School of Economics


The term “strategy implementation” is largely absent from strategy research these days. The purpose of this panel is to resurrect strategy implementation as an important empirical phenomenon. After the critique on strategy planning and rational choice models of strategic decision making, work on strategy implementation grew out of fashion. But, if we look at research on organizational change, there is a vast body of work that takes the “implementation” of a deliberate strategic intent as a starting point. Also, the logic and discourse of implementation is very much alive in management practice. We believe that this warrants a fresh look at strategy implementation as a distinct avenue for strategy research that promises new theoretical but also valuable insights for practice.

All Sessions in Track J...

Sun: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 74: Open Strategy Workshops: Lessons Learned from Practising Strategizing
Sun: 09:45 – 11:00
Session 76: The evolution of the strategy as a profession and the field of strategy
Sun: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 81: Mapping current insights on strategy implementation
Sun: 16:15 – 17:30
Session 61: The Institutional Level of Strategizing Activities
Sun: 17:45 – 00:00
Session 318: Strategy Practice Business Meeting
Mon: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 62: Multi-level perspectives on capability development
Mon: 13:45 – 15:00
Session 63: Political and Material Aspects of Strategy Making
Tue: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 64: Strategic Renewal through Practical Engagement
Tue: 14:15 – 15:30
Session 65: Strategy Practice, Identity and Sensemaking
Tue: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 66: Building Nonmarket Strategic Capability
Tue: 17:30 – 18:45
Session 60: Blurring the Boundaries of Strategy Work

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