Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) is an Interest Group at the Academy of Management (AoM) devoted to fostering research into the practice of strategy. Members of this interest group understand strategy as something that people in organizations do rather than something that firms in their markets have. Such an interest in the doing of strategy directs our attention to the myriad day-to-day activities on the micro-level that make up strategy in practice. Yet, at the same time it calls for an appreciation of the role of the macro-level institutions in shaping these strategizing activities: Strategists are not acting in isolation but are drawing upon the regular, socially defined modes of acting that arise from the plural social institutions to which they belong.
Strategy as Practice is an international network of more than 3000 scholars and practitioners in over 150 countries around the globe. Coordinated by eight institutional members, SAP-IN is committed to the importance of a focus on everyday processes, practices and activities involved in the making of strategy.
The Strategic Management Society (SMS) focuses on the development and dissemination of insights on the strategic management process, as well as on fostering contacts and interchange around the world. The SMS is a nonprofit organization incorporated under the Indiana Nonprofit Corporation Act. The Society operates exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes to promote and encourage superior research and practice in the field of strategic management. The activities include, among others, the publication of academic journals, the cooperation and interchange of ideas among academics, business practitioners, and consultants through conference events, the acknowledgement of achievement and scholarly excellence through an awards program, as well as the establishment of high ethical standards in the conduct of business.
The blog focuses on public-sector renewal, strategy work, and leadership in the public domain. The blog is written in Finnish, and joins the societal discussion on the development of public sector, bringing in the perspective of management research, which we feel has been too seldom voiced. In addition, there will no doubt be a fair share of sidesteps to other issues relevant to management in the public domain.