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Session Type: Showcase Symposium
Program Session: 1620 | Submission: 13936 | Sponsor(s): (SAP, ENT, OCIS)
Scheduled: Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 8:00AM - 9:30AM at SwissĂ´tel Chicago in St. Gallen 2
The Practice Turn in Management Studies: Taking Stock and Moving Forward
Practice perspectives in Mgmt.

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Organizer: Toke Bjerregaard, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus U.
Organizer: Kasper Elmholdt, Aalborg U.
Organizer: Violetta Splitter, U. of Zurich
Discussant: Davide Nicolini, U. of Warwick
Participant: William B. Gartner, Babson College
Participant: Natalia Levina, New York U.
Participant: Joseph A. Raelin, Northeastern U.
Participant: Richard Whittington, U. of Oxford
Management research is engaging increasingly with practice theories, drawing on these in management domains as wide as information systems, strategy, leadership and entrepreneurship. While practice-theoretical studies in these domains share a commitment to understanding their various domains in terms of human activity, they developed relatively independently, and thus established their own idiosyncratic agendas. These agendas entail different understandings of what constitutes a "practice-theoretical approach" and the distinctive advantages that can be derived from engaging with it. We are now confronting a situation where leveraging and exploiting this diversity calls for a cross-domain dialogue. This symposium will serve as a platform for discussing the opportunities for cross-fertilization between the practice-theoretical approaches to strategy, information systems, leadership and entrepreneurship with the aim of advancing our understanding of the present and the future of the practice turn in management studies.
KEY TO SYMBOLS Teaching-oriented Teaching-oriented   Practice-oriented Practice-oriented   International-oriented International-oriented   Theme-oriented Theme-oriented   Research-oriented Research-oriented   Teaching-oriented Diversity-oriented
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