Session 302

Directing Strategy: The Process Challenges of Formulating and Implementing Strategy in a World of Networks

Track Q

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Track X

Time: 14:15 – 15:15

Showcase Panel

Room: Copenhague


Session Chair:

  • Xavier Castaner, University of Lausanne

    photo of Xavier Castaner

    Xavier Castañer (PhD, Minnesota) is a Professor of Strategy at the University of Lausanne and taught at ESADE, HEC (Paris), HEC (Geneva) and LBS. He has published on corporate governance, strategy, and development (on internal ventures, alliances and M&A) and innovation in ASQ, CGIR, JoM, JMS and SMJ, among other journals. He is also doing research on cultural and cross-sectoral alliances’ dynamics. Xavier has been very active in SMS: he has organized preconference workshops, presented in and chaired multiple sessions, been a review committee member for the PhD awards several times for several conferences and the SFR grants, participated as a faculty in the Doctoral Workshop, served as Representative at Large of the former Corporate Governance and Strategy IG and of the Strategy Process IG and is finishing his 3-year cycle as officer of the Strategy Process IG. He serves in the Editorial Board of the AMJ, Org Sci and the SMJ, among other outlets.


Panelists:

Directing strategy has been considered by some almost impossible, given the uncertainty and complexity stemming from rapid changes in organizational environments. Others have claimed that strategies are emergent and rationalized ex post. However, organizations in the for-profit, not-for-profit and public domains still engage in planning and some of them have even created the role of strategy director, chief strategy officer or director of business development. This panel discusses the challenges that top managers and strategy directors face in trying to organize and guide strategy formulation as well as support strategy implementation. Managers from both private and public organizations will share their insights and faculty panelists will discuss to what extent and how research has addressed these challenges. One of the aims of the panel is to conclude with a list of topics for future research in the domain.

All Sessions in Track Q...

Sun: 13:45 – 14:30
Session 295: Keynote: Lifetime Achievement Award
Sun: 14:30 – 15:15
Session 471: Keynote: CK Prahalad Award
Mon: 09:30 – 10:30
Session 296: How Social Networks Create Competitive Advantage: The Microfoundations Reputation
Mon: 13:30 – 14:30
Session 4: Business Models in their Competitive Context
Session 5: Building Strategic States
Session 298: Using Networks to Shape Strategy
Session 299: Dealing with the Euro Area Economic Crisis: Strategic Adjustment in the Period of Turmoil
Session 300: Methodological and Conceptual Frontiers in the New World of Networks
Tue: 09:30 – 10:30
Session 297: Granularity of Profit
Tue: 14:15 – 15:15
Session 6: Quantitative Empirical Approaches in Strategic Management
Session 301: Strategy Frameworks: In Quest of Relevance in a Turbulent World
Session 302: Directing Strategy: The Process Challenges of Formulating and Implementing Strategy in a World of Networks
Session 470: Governance Challenges in Globalized Networks
Session 473: Rethinking the Architecture of Global Corporations

All Sessions in Track X...

Sun: 13:45 – 14:30
Session 295: Keynote: Lifetime Achievement Award
Sun: 14:30 – 15:15
Session 471: Keynote: CK Prahalad Award
Sun: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 203: Acquisition Implementation
Session 215: Yikes: What Now (Reloaded)?: Firm Responses to Stakeholder Activism
Session 398: Corporate Strategy and Corporate Finance: Continuing the Research Conversation
Mon: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 260: IPRs, Appropriability and Innovation
Session 338: Making Strategy, Strategic Change and the Role of Sensemaking and Sensegiving
Mon: 09:30 – 10:30
Session 296: How Social Networks Create Competitive Advantage: The Microfoundations Reputation
Mon: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 213: What is In It For Us? How Sustainability Matters for Firm Strategy
Session 352: CEO Decision Making
Session 405: Multi-Sided Platform Strategies
Mon: 13:30 – 14:30
Session 4: Business Models in their Competitive Context
Session 5: Building Strategic States
Session 298: Using Networks to Shape Strategy
Session 299: Dealing with the Euro Area Economic Crisis: Strategic Adjustment in the Period of Turmoil
Session 300: Methodological and Conceptual Frontiers in the New World of Networks
Mon: 14:45 – 16:00
Session 368: Firm Scope and Industry Competition
Session 375: Changing External Environments: How do Multinationals Respond?
Mon: 16:30 – 17:45
Session 245: Human Capital Complementarities
Session 344: Paradoxical Tensions and Innovative Strategies
Tue: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 409: Increasing the Relevance of Strategy Research
Session 446: Empirical Studies and Case Studies of Business Models
Tue: 09:30 – 10:30
Session 297: Granularity of Profit
Tue: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 469: M&As and Innovation
Tue: 14:15 – 15:15
Session 301: Strategy Frameworks: In Quest of Relevance in a Turbulent World
Session 302: Directing Strategy: The Process Challenges of Formulating and Implementing Strategy in a World of Networks
Session 470: Governance Challenges in Globalized Networks
Session 473: Rethinking the Architecture of Global Corporations
Tue: 15:30 – 16:45
Session 208: Interactions, Recombination and Adaptation Processes
Session 346: Management and Strategy Practices Reconsidered
Tue: 17:15 – 18:30
Session 441: Funding Entrepreneurial Ventures: Sources and Successes


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