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AOM Real-Time & Open PDW "Processes and Practices of Digital Strategizing"

  • 1.  AOM Real-Time & Open PDW "Processes and Practices of Digital Strategizing"

    Posted 07-27-2020 04:15

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    "Processes and Practices of Digital Strategizing: Perspectives and Avenues for Future Research"

    Time and Session Type

    Friday, Aug 7 2020, 10:30AM - 11:30AM ET (UTC-4)

    Real-time & open (Presenters and audience on live video)


    Stefan Haefliger, Cass Business School

    Julia Hautz, U. of Innsbruck

    Ann Majchrzak, U. of Southern California

    Stella Pachidi, U. of Cambridge

    Sotirios Paroutis, Warwick Business School

    Richard Whittington, U. of Oxford


    Georg Reischauer, WU Vienna & JKU Linz

    Giulia Solinas, LMU Munich

    Christina Wawarta, Warwick Business School


    Digital technologies such as platforms, big data analytics, and algorithms are reshaping how firms strategize. They are altering the strategy-making processes by rendering them less exclusive and secret and by making them more flexible. Digital technologies are also redefining practices of strategy-making, allowing actors to participate from afar or to utilize the wisdom of the crowd.

    Building on a panel symposium on Digital Strategizing organized at the AOM 2019, this PDW aims to (1) give an overview of recent theoretical and empirical advancements in process and practice studies on digital strategizing; (2) discuss the suitability, advantages and disadvantages of selected theoretical perspectives and methods to further advance corresponding research; and (3) synthesize and share with the scholarly community the PDW outcomes to sharpen the future research agenda on the processes and practices of digital strategizing.


    The PDW consists of two parts – an asynchronous and a synchronous one. In preparation of the live session, information on the perspectives that the distinguished scholars represent are provided on the AOM platform and here: The perspectives are as follows:

    • Sociomaterial perspective
    • Network perspective
    • Crowd perspective
    • Algorithm perspective
    • Ecosystems and platforms perspective
    • Social practices perspective

    During the real-time open session, participants have the opportunity to jointly advance the research agenda on process and practice research on digital strategizing. For this purpose, our distinguished scholars will each facilitate a roundtable before a synthesis across all perspectives is attempted.


    Registration is optional but recommended to join your preferred roundtable. We also invite specific questions or topics for roundtable discussions. Please register and provide information here:


    Georg Reischauer
    WU Vienna & JKU Linz