ESTT at the Virtual AOM Meeting 2021

ESTT members contributed to the 2021 Virtual Academy of Management (AOM) Meeting  as follows:

Digital Strategizing for Grand Challenges, G. Reischauer: Showcase Panel Symposium
Digital strategizing – processes and practices leveraging digital technologies to craft and implement organizational strategies – is on the rise. Increasingly, digital technologies are also utilized to tackle grand challenges. However, the digital strategizing-grand challenges nexus remains rather unexplored. To advance debates and future research, our symposium brings together distinguished scholars who will discuss the opportunities of using digital technologies to craft and implement strategies that tackle grand challenges, the challenges and paradoxes of this endeavor, and how to include digital tools and digitally-mediated actors.

The Role of Group Composition for Cognitive Collaborative Foresight Processes, M. Wiener: Paper
Corporate foresight is said to be a promising approach to reduce or handle uncertainty arising from fast changing, complex environments. The added-values mentioned in literature are among others, that it prepares for the future by challenging dominant mental models that decision-makers have adopted from the past and helping them to overcome the inertia inherent in their beliefs. The literature review shows that collective cognition – and in this regard group composition – plays an important role in how far proposed qualities of cognitive foresight can be met and cognitive biases (e.g. group polarization phenomenon, confirmation bias) can be overcome. This research investigates how group composition (in terms of homogeneity versus heterogeneity) affect cognitive foresight processes and how cognitive pitfalls are likely to be overcome. Based on an integrated literature review, we propose a conceptual framework of a collaborative foresight that benefits from inter-organizational diversity and offer suggestions to guide future empirical and theoretical research.

Artificial Intelligence in the Processes and Practices of Digital Strategizing, G. Reischauer: Workshop

Strategizing Activities and Practices Virtual Café Europe, G. Reischauer: Networking Session