Dr. Violetta Splitter

Senior Research Associate (Oberasisstentin)

Office: Room J-419
Phone: +41/44/634 37 92
Fax: +41/44/634 37 49
Email: violetta.splitter<at>business.uzh.ch


News and recent activities:

  • ESO Talk on practice-theoretical approaches to Open Strategy watch online
  • Best Paper Nomination by the Strategy-as Practice Interest Group at the Academy of Management



2017-2018 Academic Vistior at Said Business School, University of Oxford (funded by the Swiss National Foundation)
Since 2016 Senior Research Associate (Oberassistentin), Chair of Organization and Management, Prof. David Seidl, University of Zurich
June 2016 PhD in Business Administration (summa cum laude), University of Zurich
2013 Academic visitor at HEC Montréal, Ann Langley (funded by the SNF)
2009-2016 Research Associate, Chair of Organization & Management, University of Zurich
2006 - 2009 Junior Consultant, Organizational Development, Feld M, Munich
2008 Diploma (MSc) on the topic "The sociology of Pierre Bourdieus and its implications for Strategy as Practice research", University of Munich
2007 Exchange student (grant from DAAD), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels
2000 - 2008 Studies in Business Administration, Munich School of Management


Dobusch, L., Splitter, V., von Krogh, G., Walgenbach, P., Whittington, R. forthcoming. Open Organizing in an Open Society? Conditions, Consequences and Contradictions of Openness as an Organizing Principle, Speciale Issue in Organization Studies.

Splitter, V.,Seidl, D. and Whittington, R. 2019. Practice-based approaches to Open Strategy. Implications of a strong programme, in: The Handbook of Open Strategy (1st edition), Seidl D., Whittington R., and von Krogh, G. (Eds.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 

Loscher, G., Splitter, V. and Seidl, D. 2018. Theodore Schatzki's theory and its implications for Organization Studies, in: Management, Organizations and Contemporary Social Theory (1st edition), Clegg, S. and Pina e Cunha, M. (Eds.), Routledge

Splitter, V. and Seidl, D. 2018. Open Strategy - die neue Offenheit, Die Volkswirtschaft - Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik, 112, S. 35-41.

Splitter, V., and Seidl, D. 2015. Practical relevance of practice-based research on strategy (2nd edition), Golsorkhi D., Rouleau L., Seidl, D., and Vaara, E. (Eds.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 
Splitter, V. and Dittrich, K. 2014. MOMBI im Seminar Führung von Familienunternehmen: Ein Beispiel aus der Betriebswirtschaftslehre. in Tübinger Beiträge zur Hochschuldidaktik. Lehrveranstaltungen lernförderlich gestalten (Band 10/2), Hanke, U., Winandy, S. (Eds.), Tübingen: Universität Tübingen
Aaken D., Splitter V., Seidl, D. 2013. Why do Corporate Actors engage in Pro-social Behaviour? A Bourdieusian Perspektive on Corporate Social Responsibility, Organization, 20(3): 349-371
Splitter, V. and Seidl, D. 2011. Does practice-based research on strategy lead to practically relevant knowledge? Implications of a Bourdieusian perspective, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 47(1): 98-120

Research Interests:

  • Organizational openness
  • Open Strategy
  • Digital strategy making
  • Practice theories
  • Strategy as Practice


Roles and Membership in Academic Associations:

Representative at Large at the Strategic Management Society Strategy Practice Interest Group

Membership Secretary of the Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) Interest Group at the Academy of Management (2017-2020)

Associate Editor of the Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) Interest Group at the Academy of Management (since 2016)

Co-founder of the SAP Community Day at European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

Co-founder of the female Peer Mentoring group Career Elixier(funded by the Graduate Campus of the University of Zurich)

Co-founder of the international network on "Digital strategizing" (funded by the German Research Council)


Ad-hoc Reviews:


  • I completed the Teaching skillsprogram at the University of Zurich
  • Introduction to qualitative research methods (seminar, Bachelor level, University of Zurich)
  • Organization Theories (lecture, Master level, University of Zurich)
  • Thoeretical perspectives on CSR, Master level, Copenhagen Business School)
  • Organisationsberatung (seminar, Master level, University of Zurich)
  • Organisation & Management (lecture, Bachelor level, University of Zurich)
  • Family Business (seminar, Bachelor level, University of Zurich)
  • BWL II, Organization Theory (lecture and tutorial, Bachelor level, University of Zurich)
  • Change Management (lecture, Bachelor level, University of Zurich)