Strategizing across different types of meetings

This paper belongs to Thematic Session 3 of the Gothenburg Meeting Science Symposium

Tania Weinfurtner, University of Zurich (Department of Business Administration)

In this study, we examine how strategizing takes place across different types of meetings. Based on a one-year ethnographic field study of a strategy development process in a division of a large telecommunications company, we found that strategists used different types of meetings for different purposes and in different stages of strategy development. We show that these types of meetings serve complementary functions (such as generation of ideas, integration of perspectives, integration with the larger organization, legitimation) that are all necessary for strategy development.

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  1. Hi Tania,

    When you feel ready to publish this paper, I’d love to see what kind of implications it may have for practice. As we briefly discussed at the symposium, the pattern you describe is “classic”, and I’d love to learn anything you see that may improve it. We published a series of templates that roughly match the meetings you’re discussing and that adapt recommendations from business management literature here:

    When you’re ready to share, I’d be happy to credit any insights that you feel would improve this work.

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