The Role of Meetings in the Strategy Process - Towards an Integrative Framework

Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2011

43 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2012

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Katharina Dittrich

University of Zurich - Institute for Organization and Administrative Science

Stephane Guerard

University of Zurich

David Seidl

University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration (IBW)

Date Written: August 12, 2011

Abstract

During the last three decades, scholars from communication studies, political science, sociology, cultural anthropology and management science have studied the characteristics and dynamics of meetings from different perspectives. This has resulted in a large, though very fragmented, body of knowledge about meetings and their different functions in the organization. So far, however, this knowledge has not been systematically related to the strategy process. The purpose of this review is to organize the different literatures by identifying the meeting functions (coordination, cognitive, political, symbolic and social) as well as the meeting practices (initiation, conduct and termination practices) and by outlining the impact of meetings on the strategy process. This results in an integrative framework which synthesizes the literature and which serves as a guide for future research.

Keywords: Strategy-as-practice, meetings, strategy process

JEL Classification: M10

Suggested Citation

Dittrich, Katharina and Guerard, Stephane and Seidl, David, The Role of Meetings in the Strategy Process - Towards an Integrative Framework (August 12, 2011). Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1989794 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1989794

Katharina Dittrich (Contact Author)

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David Seidl

University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration (IBW) ( email )

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Zurich, 8032
Switzerland

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