Session 269

Chief Strategy Officer’s Role in Strategy Processes

Track H

Date: Sunday, October 7, 2012


Time: 11:15 – 12:30

Interest Group Panel

Room: Club E

Session Chair:

  • Tomi Laamanen, University of St. Gallen


Chief Strategy Officers (CSOs) have to recognize, enable, initiate and influence a firm’s processes to formulate and implement strategies. These top level executives therefore take a central role in strategy processes. Their roles are complex and often deeply embedded in their firms – on the one hand, CSOs oversee and influence strategy processes to steer the internal strategic organization; on the other hand, CSOs take a leadership role in identifying opportunities and threats in the external environment. In this session, we want to consider key factors that help or hinder CSOs role in strategy processes to better understand the sources that determine a CSO’s success. We do this through interviews on stage with CSOs in combination with reflections by scholars focused on the topic. As such, our most practical goal with this session is to gain and give insight in CSOs’ extraordinary qualities and difficulties in performing their strategic tasks.

All Sessions in Track H...

Sun: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 267: Strategic Processes in Transition
Sun: 09:30 – 10:45
Session 268: Capabilities that Help or Hurt Acquisition Processes
Sun: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 269: Chief Strategy Officer’s Role in Strategy Processes
Sun: 15:15 – 16:30
Session 89: Strategic Alignment and Strategy Implementation
Mon: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 99: Ambidexterity and Innovativeness
Mon: 09:30 – 10:45
Session 91: Consensus and Commitment
Mon: 13:30 – 14:45
Session 92: Attention, Goals and Renewal
Mon: 16:30 – 17:45
Session 90: Participation, Cooperation and Commitment
Tue: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 94: Going Beyond the Conventional Wisdom
Tue: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 95: Emotions and Behavior
Tue: 14:15 – 15:30
Session 96: Comprehensiveness and Time
Tue: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 98: Management of Emerging Strategic Issues
Tue: 17:30 – 18:45
Session 93: Cognition and Intuition
Session 97: Cognition and Capabilities

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