Towards a Typology of Roles in Strategy Making Workshops: Building on the Use of the GSS Data Logs

Igor Pyrko, Colin Eden, Fran Ackermann

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Abstract

This paper reports on research which explores a typology of roles which participants undertake ‘in practice’ during the course of strategy making workshops facilitated with the use of a Group Support System (GSS). The reported research draws on a series of data logs generated in a number of strategy workshops with senior management teams in both public and private organizations. The data logs enable detailed tracking of the participants’ contributions over time. This level of richness and detail of analysis, in turn, is used to build the foundations for the proposed typology. The typology may contribute to a better understanding of how GSS can be used effectively to conduct productive strategy making meetings. The typology provides guidance to facilitators of GSS, and especially those who are new to the facilitation practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGroup Decision and Negotiation Conference
EditorsMareike Schoop, D. Marc Kilgour
Pages389-397
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2017
Event17th International Conference on Group Decision and Negotiation - Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 14 Aug 201718 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameHOHENHEIM DISCUSSION PAPERS IN BUSINESS, ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
PublisherUniversity of Hohenheim
Volume16-2017
ISSN (Electronic)2364-2084

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Group Decision and Negotiation
CountryGermany
CityStuttgart
Period14/08/1718/08/17

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Hohenheim Discussion Papers in Business, Economics and Social Sciences are intended to make
results of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences research available to the public in
order to encourage scientific discussion and suggestions for revisions. The authors are solely
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Economics and Social Sciences.

Keywords

  • group support systems
  • strategy making
  • microanalysis

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