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  • STRonger Together initiatives for July & final message from STR Division Chair

    MESSAGE FROM THE STR DIVISION CHAIR

     

    Samina Karim, STR Division Chair

    Northeastern University (samina@northeastern.edu)

    A wise person (a.k.a. my father) used to tell me that people’s best qualities emerge in times of crisis. My father lived through a war in Bangladesh so he would know. The past few months have been my first experience of a global crisis, both with the COVID-19 pandemic and then the racism and injustice that has surfaced around us. During this time, what has been important to me has been checking in on friends and colleagues, retaining a sense of community both at home and at work, and reaching out to those who may find it difficult to stay connected.

    I won’t lie; I’ve complained to my family before about travel to conferences: packing and unpacking, the time lost in transit, jet lag, interrupted teaching and research, the usual stuff. But this past Spring and Summer, without our usual conferences, I realized that I missed my colleagues and everything that came with them. I missed our friendship, our nerdy academic banter, our advice sessions, our whining sessions, our joint inquisitiveness, our scholarship, and more. In other words, I missed my professional community. It was definitely time to do something.

    In March, almost at the same time that COVID-19 brought the world to a stand-still, the STR Leadership Team (LT) meeting was scheduled to take place. With only a week’s warning, we altered our plans from 21 of us meeting in Boston to having our first ever virtual 2-day LT Meeting. During that meeting we brainstormed what we could do to support our members. Even after the LT meeting ended, I continued to receive emails from LT members with innovative ideas. Together, we kicked it into high gear and within 2 weeks we launched our first “STRonger Together” initiative! Special thanks to Paolo Aversa, Aseem Kaul, and Jiao Luo for going above and beyond the call of duty; without them these initiatives simply would not have been feasible.

    My experiences since April have reiterated my belief in what my father said.  Though we are all juggling so much – caring for children at home while teaching courses online, dealing with sickness ourselves or with loved ones, hoping not to run out of groceries or toilet paper, trying to stay mentally healthy and happy – I saw our STR community pull together and give, give, give. At the very end of my message you will see a complete table with all of the STRonger Together initiatives that we have held since April and plan to hold through the beginning of August up to the launch of the AOM Annual Conference. What is striking is the hundreds of names of colleagues who gave their time, energy, and enthusiasm to keep our community together and active. To all of you who volunteered I give my heartfelt thanks.

    What’s more, I believe that being forced to go virtual has helped us grow our community to be one that is more far reaching than ever before. These past few months showcase how we were able to continue STR’s mission of inclusivity; we reached members all over the world through our STRonger Together initiatives (in table below) and built numerous new connections between our members!  And all of it without taxing our environment, losing transit time, or having to change out of our pajama bottoms.  On the social front we had Café Zoom Conversations for our members to discuss working from home strategies, to bring PhD students and regional communities together to discuss their specific challenges, and to network and be inclusive of languages other than English through Cultural Conversations. On the research front we hosted Networkshops for doctoral students on the market to receive in-depth feedback on papers in virtual roundtables, held one-on-one Coffee Wish Conversations between junior faculty and senior scholars, and had phenomenal turnout at our virtual symposia. In July, we’ll host “Meet the Scholar” sessions each weekday where we interview distinguished scholars in our field and have interactive Q&A with STR members. In addition, we’ll run several Virtual Professional Development Workshops that cannot take place during the Annual Conference dates. Throughout this time, we added to our online teaching resources and had some good laughs with our fun STR Photo Booth (it’s not too late – check out our homepage).

     

    STRonger Together Initiatives 2020

     

    APRIL

    MAY

    JUNE

    JULY

    Social

    6 Café Zoom Conversations
    (on Working from Home Strategies)

    3 Café PhD Conversations

    10 Café Cultural Conversations

    24 Meet the Scholar Interviews & Conversations

    2 Café Regional Conversations

    Research

    3 Networkshops
    (roundtable paper feedback to 67 PhD students on-the-market by 30 senior scholars)

    163 Coffee Wish Conversations

    (for 84 junior scholars with 50 senior scholars)

    7 Virtual PDWs

    3 Virtual Symposia

    Teaching

    Teaching Resources Repository

    Fun

    Pet Pals Photo Booth

     

     

    The Annual Conference

    I won’t repeat details here about the AOM Annual Conference; you will find complete information in the messages of our Program Chair, Heather Berry, and also our Assistant Program Chair, Michael Leiblein, which are included in the newsletter. Let me, instead, encourage you to attend our Plenary Session on Monday morning; it will be a fireside-style conversation, “Focusing on COVID’s Implications for the Field of Strategic Management,” with a group of distinguished scholars that includes Alfonso Gambardella (Bocconi), Gerry George (Singapore Management U), Costas Markides (London Business School), Anita McGahan (U of Toronto), Phanish Puranam (INSEAD) and Richard Whittington (U of Oxford). Also, please join us at our Business Meeting on Tuesday morning when we announce and celebrate our award winners including, for the first time, winners of Track Paper Awards. We will also host several virtual Socials and I hope to see/meet you there.

    Many thanks go to Program Chair, Heather Berry, and Assistant Program Chair, Michael Leiblein, for creating not one, but two programs this year. Heather and Michael developed programs for the physical conference and then had to completely redo and reorganize offerings for the virtual conference. Thank you, both, for all your work!

     

    Continuing Initiatives:  Outreach & Inclusivity

    Even prior to the pandemic, the STR team was continuing our efforts around outreach and inclusivity. I want to give a shout-out to my predecessors who worked to make STR a truly global membership and one that is welcoming to all our colleagues. Brian Silverman was the Division Chair who saw us through the transition from being the Business Policy & Strategy Division to a more contemporary Strategic Management Division. What many people don’t know is that Brian made significant efforts to bring STR to regions outside of North America and Europe; along with serving in several doctoral workshops, he participated in the Strategic Management in Latin America Conference in São Paulo, and twice with the Africa Academy of Management (along with our Secretary, Michael Holmes) in Cairo and Lagos. Mary Benner had the vision and set the foundation for a Membership Engagement Committee (MEC) that would bring our community together through meaningful and fun events outside of the Annual Conference program. Xavier Martin was the Division Chair to lead the first MEC and its efforts last year in Boston, and also responsible for urging AOM to give Divisions the ability to use funds beyond the Annual Conference to support global outreach.

     

    New Initiative #1:  Workshop Outside of the Annual Conference & North America

    Due to the initiatives started by Brian, Mary and Xavier, this past year STR applied for and was awarded a $10K grant from the newly created AOM Strategic Project Fund to launch our first multi-day research workshop outside of the annual conference. Thanks to Michael Leatherbee, our Global Representative for South America, the workshop was to be hosted at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, in Santiago, Chile. Due to the pandemic we have postponed the April 2020 event to next year.

     

    New Initiatives #2 & #3:  STRonger Together Virtual Programs & STR YouTube Channel

    In April, as a response to the pandemic, we launched our STRonger Together initiatives to keep our community together and active. Through these initiatives we experimented with different formats of how to best serve our members, and increase both value and reach. Most of us found that virtual breakout rooms for “roundtable” discussions worked seamlessly. Matching junior and senior scholars for one-on-one conversations were more meaningful because there were no interruptions – it’s difficult to get that at a conference! By hosting Cultural Conversations online, members from around the world made new connections that they otherwise may not have made since we don’t always ask a colleague where they grew up or what other languages they speak. Our virtual symposia on Zoom benefitted from the Chat feed and an abundance of questions and feedback for authors. These are a but a few of the many benefits we noticed from our virtual programming and the STR team plans to experiment with these formats in the future. One huge upside to the STRonger Together initiatives’ virtual programming is the ability to record and save these memorable sessions. Our Communications Director extraordinaire, Paolo Aversa, has launched our very own STR YouTube Channel that will serve as a repository for many of our STRonger Together content and future programming. I hope that these new initiatives provide greater impact to our members beyond the annual conference; this has been a key objective of our leadership for several years now.

     

    New Initiative #4:  Representation in Academy Journals

    One of my personal goals as Division Chair has been to represent STR members’ concerns regarding review process and representation of scholarship in Academy journals. We began a discussion with the AOM Board to ensure more equitable representation for Strategic Management topics in the journals, given our position as the second largest division of Academy. At the suggestion of the AOM Publications Committee we started a dialog with the team at AMJ; AMJ leadership asked all Divisions to review their keywords for the journal. The STR Leadership Team and several Past Division Chairs gave input and feedback on our STR portion of keywords; we also aligned these suggestions with data on paper submission topics to our annual conference. STR suggested a new list of 49 keywords (compared to prior 31 – this is still reasonable given that OB has 65), and suggested additional updates to the Research Methods and Theoretical Perspectives category keywords as well. We thank the AMJ leadership for being receptive to our input and look forward to seeing changes in the journal's keywords through our continuing dialogue.

     

    Thank You

    Being part of the STR team these past four years has been a huge learning experience. Though we teach and research Strategic Management, it has been a chance for me to practice it – especially this year. Wherever possible, I tried to push for transparency as well as engagement of the entire LT when making decisions that are setting precedents for the future. What the membership does not see are the many committee structures, delegation of responsibilities, codification of procedures, discussions before voting, and more that together make STR function smoothly. Thanks to all of our team members who have played a role – those on the Awards Committee, Global Representatives Committee, Membership Engagement Committee, Teaching Committee and Research Committee. Each member has made valuable contributions to our community both towards the annual conference and our STRonger Together initiatives.

    My special thanks to our Leadership Team. This includes our 12 elected Executive Committee members, Paolo Aversa–our Communications Director, Paul Drnevich–our Treasurer, Michael Holmes–our Secretary, and Bilgehan Uzunca–our MEC Coordinator. Together with the officers, these colleagues came together behind the scenes to get so much done! I was, and continue to be, humbled by the dedication and commitment of the LT that I have been fortunate to work with this past year.

    To the other officers, Tim Folta–our Division Chair Elect, Heather Berry–our Program Chair, and Michael Leiblein–our Assistant Program Chair, I want to thank you for making this journey a collaborative endeavor as we steered the STR ship (what I like to refer to as the STR Trek Enterprise). Your input was invaluable and I learned a lot from each of you.

    Last but not least, I would like to thank Xavier Martin, our Past Division Chair, for his five years of service as an officer of the division. Xavier, you have provided sage advice, recounted important institutional memory, and improved all of our processes throughout the years. To all of you who are reading this message, please do thank Xavier by email for his efforts!

    I look forward to seeing many of you at our July STRonger Together initiatives (see below) and at our virtual Annual Conference in August. It has been a privilege to serve as your Division Chair. Stay STRong!

    With gratitude,

    -Samina

     

     

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    STR Leadership Team 2019-20

     

    Paolo Aversa (Cass Business School)

    Heather Berry (George Washington U)

    Guoli Chen (INSEAD)

    Emily Cox-Pahnke (U Washington)

    Felipe Csaszar (U Michigan)

    Paul Drnevich (U Alabama)

    Nilanjana Dutt (Bocconi U)

    Tim Folta (U Connecticut)

    Claudine Gartenberg (U Pennsylvania)

    Ha Hoang (ESSEC)

    Michael Holmes (Florida State U)

    John Joseph (U California, Irvine)

    Samina Karim (Northeastern U)

    Aseem Kaul (U Minnesota)

    Michael Leiblein (Ohio State U)

    Jiao Luo (U Minnesota)

    Xavier Martin (Tilburg U)

    Denisa Mindruta (HEC, Paris)

    Violina Rindova (U Southern California)

    Bilgehan Uzunca (ESADE)

    Elena Vidal (Baruch College)

     

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    Meet The Scholar sessions offer the opportunity for our community to get to know a prominent Strategic Management scholar through a candid conversation. Sessions will begin with an interview by moderators asking scholars a wide range of questions, including: where did they grow up, what made them pursue a career in academia, how have their research interests evolved, what were some challenges and triumphs along the way, what advice would they give to new scholars, what unanswered questions do they think we should pursue, who is their favorite author, and more! Each interview will be followed by discussion and Q&A between session participants and our guest scholar. Our goal is to build our community, share wisdom, be inspired, have some good laughs, and get to know our colleagues a little better. Distinguished scholars and registration links are below.

     

    Meet The Scholar

    Time (EDT)

    Day

    Date

    Scholar

    Register

    9am-11am

    Mon

    July 6

    Gerry George

    6 July link

    12pm-2pm

    Tue

    July 7

    Kathy Eisenhardt

    7 July link

    3pm-5pm

    Wed

    July 8

    Joe Mahoney

    8 July link

    6pm-8pm

    Thu

    July 9

    Melissa Schilling

    9 July link

    12pm-2pm

    Fri

    July 10

    Gautam Ahuja

    10 July link

    9am-11am

    Mon

    July 13

    Torben Pedersen

    13 July link

    12pm-2pm

    Tue

    July 14

    Michael Tushman

    14 July link

    3pm-5pm

    Wed

    July 15

    Don Hambrick

    15 July link

    6pm-8pm

    Thu

    July 16

    Dan Levinthal

    16 July link

    12pm-2pm

    Fri

    July 17

    Ed Zajac

    17 July link

    9am-11am

    Mon

    July 20

    Henrich Greve

    20 July link

    12pm-2pm

    Tue

    July 21

    Rajshree Agarwal

    21 July link

    3pm-5pm

    Wed

    July 22

    Joanne Oxley

    22 July link

    6pm-8pm

    Thu

    July 23

    Anne Tsui

    23 July link

    12pm-2pm

    Fri

    July 24

    Margarethe Wiersema

    24 July link

    9am-11am

    Mon

    July 27

    Will Mitchell

    27 July link

    12pm-2pm

    Tue

    July 28

    Ruth Aguilera

    28 July link

    3pm-5pm

    Wed

    July 29

    Ming-Jer Chen

    29 July link

    6pm-8pm

    Thu

    July 30

    Nandini Rajagopalan

    30 July link

    12pm-2pm

    Fri

    July 31

    Jay Barney

    31 July link

    9am-11am

    Mon

    Aug 3

    Richard Whittington

    3 Aug link

    12pm-2pm

    Tue

    Aug 4

    Costas Markides

    4 Aug link

    3pm-5pm

    Wed

    Aug 5

    Harbir Singh

    5 Aug link

    6pm-8pm

    Thu

    Aug 6

    Anita McGahan

    6 Aug link

     

     

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    STR Virtual PDWs offer the opportunity for our community to stay engaged with current research topics and professional development. We have several PDWs scheduled for July and into the first week of August; these include several which are sponsored annually by STR and others organized by STR members which were originally accepted to the annual conference but are now being held as part of our STRonger Together initiatives prior to the conference.

     

    STR Virtual PDWs

    Date & Time

    PDW Title

    Register

    Wed, July 15th

    10am-12pm EDT

    Organization Design: From Finding Ideas to Publishing Papers

    PDW Link July 15

    Thu, July 16th

    1pm-4 pm EDT

    Corporate Strategy Issues in Platform-Based Business Models

    PDW Link July 16

    Mon, July 20th

    1pm-3pm

    EDT

    Formal Modeling in Management Research

    PDW Link July 20

    Tue, July 21st

    4pm-5 :15pm EDT

    Teaching Strategy Online

    PDW Link July 21

    Thu, July 23th

    10.30am-1pm EDT

    Competitive Advantage and Uneven Playing Fields in the World of AI & Ecosystems

    PDW Link July 23

    Fri, July 24th

    9am-11:30am EDT

    Fostering Publications from Around the World in Leading Organization and Strategy Journals

    PDW Link July 24

    Wed-Thu,

    Aug 5th-6th

    Time TBA

    Junior Faculty Paper Development Workshop

    PDW Link Aug 5-6

     

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    STRonger Together Initiatives 2020 - Master Calendar

    Day

    Date

    Event (all times in EDT)

    Registration
    Links

    Wed

    1-Apr

     

     

     

     

    Sun

    5-Apr

     

     

    Mon

    6-Apr

    8am-9am Café Zoom Conversation 1: Working From Home Strategies (Moderators: Heather Berry - George Washington U, Ha Hoang - ESSEC)

     

    Tue

    7-Apr

     

     

    Wed

    8-Apr

    6pm-7pm Café Zoom Conversation 2: Working From Home Strategies. Moderators: Mary Benner (U of Minnesota) & Jiao Luo (U of Minnesota)

     

    Thu

    9-Apr

     

     

    Fri

    10-Apr

    12pm-1pm Café Zoom Conversation 3: Working From Home Strategies. Moderators: Michael Leiblein (Ohio State U)

     

    Sat

    11-Apr

     

     

    Sun

    12-Apr

     

     

    Mon

    13-Apr

    8am-9am Café Zoom Conversation 4: Working From Home Strategies. Moderators: Guoli Chen (INSEAD) & Caterina Moschieri (IE)

     

    Tue

    14-Apr

     

     

    Wed

    15-Apr

    6pm-7pm Café Zoom Conversation 5: Working From Home Strategies. Moderators: Samina Karim (Northeastern U) & Jiao Luo (U of Minnesota)

     

    Thu

    16-Apr

    6pm-8pm Networkshop 1. Senior Faculty Participants: Ruth Aguilera (Northeastern U), Jay Barney (U of Utah), Felipe Csaszar (U of Michigan, Ann Arbor), J.P. Eggers (New York U), Tim Folta (U of Connecticut), Martin Ganco (U of Wisconsin), Aseem Kaul (U of Minnesota), Chris Rider (U of Michigan, Ann Arbor), P.K. Toh (U of Texas, Austin), Todd Zenger (U of Utah).

     

    Fri

    17-Apr

    12pm-1pm Café Zoom Conversation 6: Working From Home Strategies. Moderators: Xavier Martin (Tilburg U) & Elena Vidal (CUNY)

     

    Sat

    18-Apr

     

     

    Sun

    19-Apr

     

     

    Mon

    20-Apr

     

     

    Tue

    21-Apr

    10am-12pm Networkshop 2. Senior Faculty Participants: Rajshree Agarwal (U of Maryland), Gautam Ahuja (Cornell U), Heather Berry (George Washington U), Isin Guler (U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Nan Jia (U of Southern California), Tobias Kretschmer (LMU Munich / UCL), Michael Leiblein (Ohio State U), Gerry McNamara (Michigan State U), Tomasz Obloj (HEC Paris), Phanish Puranam (INSEAD), Brian Silverman (U of Toronto).

     

    Wed

    22-Apr

     

     

    Thu

    23-Apr

    3am-5am Networkshop 3. Senior Faculty Participants: Olivier Chatain (HEC Paris), Donal Crilly (London Business School), Vibha Gaba (INSEAD), Glenn Hoetker (Melbourne Business School), Aseem Kaul (U of Minnesota), Joon Mahn Lee (Korea U), Xavier Martin (Tilburg U), Will Mitchell (U of Toronto), Henry Sauermann (ESMT Berlin).

     

    Fri

    24-Apr

     

     

     

     

    Sun

    10-May

     

     

    Mon

    11-May

    8am-9:30am Café Zoom PhD Conversation 1. Moderators: Maria Rita Micheli (IÉSEG Sch of Mgmt) & Vivian Guo (HK Polytechnic U)

     

    Tue

    12-May

    4am Coffee Wish Conversation with Louise Mors (CBS)
    11am Coffee Wish Conversation with Myles Shaver (U of Minnesota)
    12pm Coffee Wish Conversation with David Sirmon (U of Washington)
    12:30pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Gary Dushnitsky (LBS)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Phil Bromiley (UC Irvine)
    3pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Jim Westphal (U of Michigan)
    4pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Christine Beckman (USC)
    4pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Dan Levinthal (Wharton)

     

    Wed

    13-May

    11am Coffee Wish Conversation with Sarah Kaplan (U of Toronto)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Gabriel Szulanski (INSEAD)
    5:30pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Aseem Kaul (U of Minnesota)
    8pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Tammy Madsen (Santa Clara)

     

    6pm-7:30pm Café Zoom PhD Conversation 2. Moderators: Andrea Contigiani (Ohio State U) & Eunice Rhee (Seattle U)

     

    Thu

    14-May

    9am Coffee Wish Conversation with Deepak Somaya (UIUC)
    10:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Nick Argyres (WUSTL)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Samina Karim (Northeastern U)
    2pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Margarethe Wiersema (UC Irvine)
    4pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Joanne Oxley (U of Toronto)
    5pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Giovanni Gavetti (Dartmouth U.)

     

    Fri

    15-May

    9.30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Juan Alcacer (HBS)
    11am Coffee Wish Conversation with Francisco Polidoro (UT Austin)
    11:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Caroline Flammer (Boston U)

     

    12pm-1:30pm Café Zoom PhD Conversation 3. Moderators: Shelby Gai (Northwestern U) & Ivanka Visnjic (ESADE)

     

    Sat

    16-May

     

     

    Sun

    17-May

     

     

    Mon

    18-May

     

     

    Tue

    19-May

    4am Coffee Wish Conversation with Louise Mors (CBS)
    11am Coffee Wish Conversation with Myles Shaver (U of Minnesota)
    12pm Coffee Wish Conversation with David Sirmon (U of Washington)
    12:30pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Gary Dushnitsky (LBS)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Phil Bromiley (UC Irvine)
    3pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Jim Westphal (U of Michigan)
    4 pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Christine Beckman (USC)
    4pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Dan Levinthal (Wharton)

     

    1pm-3pm Café Zoom Regional Conversation 1: North America. Moderator: Samina Karim (Northeastern U)

     

    9pm-11pm Café Zoom Regional Conversation 2: Asia. Moderators: Joon Mahn Lee (Korea U) & Yongwook Paik (KAIST)

     

    Wed

    20-May

    11am Coffee Wish Conversation with Sarah Kaplan (U of Toronto)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Gabriel Szulanski (INSEAD)
    5:30pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Aseem Kaul (U of Minnesota)
    8pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Tammy Madsen (Santa Clara)

     

    Thu

    21-May

    9am Coffee Wish Conversation with Deepak Somaya (UIUC)
    10:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Nick Argyres (WUSTL)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Samina Karim (Northeastern U)
    2pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Margarethe Wiersema (UC Irvine)
    4pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Joanne Oxley (U of Toronto)
    5pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Giovanni Gavetti (Dartmouth U.)

     

    Fri

    22-May

    9:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Juan Alcacer (HBS)
    11am Coffee Wish Conversation with Francisco Polidoro (UT Austin)
    11:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Caroline Flammer (Boston U.)

     

    Sat

    23-May

     

     

    Sun

    24-May

     

     

    Mon

    25-May

     

     

    Tue

    26-May

    9am-10:30am Virtual Symposium 1: Entrepreneurial State and New Economy. Organizer: Yifan Wei (U of Manitoba). Discussants: John de Figueiredo (Duke U) & Brian Silverman (U of Toronto). Authors: Yifan Wei (U of Manitoba), Nan Jia (U of Southern California), Milo Wang (U of Alberta), Kenneth Huang (National U of Singapore), Cyndi Man Zhang (Singapore Management U), Dian Yu (Carnegie Mellon U), Daniel Armanios (Carnegie Mellon U), Lizhi Liu (Georgetown U), Barry Weingast (Stanford U).

     

    4am Coffee Wish Conversation with Louise Mors (CBS)
    11am Coffee Wish Conversation with Myles Shaver (U of Minnesota)
    12pm Coffee Wish Conversation with David Sirmon (U of Washington)
    12:30 pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Gary Dushnitsky (LBS)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Phil Bromiley (UC Irvine)
    3pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Jim Westphal (U of Michigan)
    4pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Christine Beckman (USC)
    4pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Dan Levinthal (Wharton)

     

    Wed

    27-May

    11am Coffee Wish Conversation with Sarah Kaplan (U of Toronto)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Gabriel Szulanski (INSEAD)
    5:30pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Aseem Kaul (U of Minnesota)

     

    Thu

    28-May

    9am Coffee Wish Conversation with Deepak Somaya (UIUC)
    10:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Nick Argyres (WUSTL)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Samina Karim (Northeastern U)
    2pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Margarethe Wiersema (UC Irvine)
    4pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Joanne Oxley (U of Toronto)
    5pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Giovanni Gavetti (Dartmouth U.)

     

    Fri

    29-May

    9:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Juan Alcacer (HBS)
    11am Coffee Wish Conversation with Francisco Polidoro (UT Austin)
    11:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Caroline Flammer (Boston U.)

     

    Sat

    30-May

     

     

     

     

    Sat

    6-Jun

     

     

    Sun

    7-Jun

    9pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Bala Vissa (INSEAD)

     

    Mon

    8-Jun

    8:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with J.P. Eggers (NYU)
    9am Coffee Wish Conversation with Paula Jarzabkowski (City U of London)
    9:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Nicolaj Siggelkow (Wharton)
    10am Coffee Wish Conversation with Minyuan Zhao (WUSTL)
    11am Coffee Wish Conversation with Brian Silverman (U of Toronto)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Tim Folta (U of Connecticut)
    2pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Martin Ganco (U of Wisconsin)
    7pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Nan Jia (USC)
    8pm Coffee Wish Conversation with P.K. Toh (UT Austin)

     

    Tue

    9-Jun

    10am-11am Café Zoom Cultural Conversation 1: Catalan. Moderator:  Jaume Villanueva (Rutgers U). Guest scholars: Xavier Castañer (U of Lausanne) & F. Xavier Molina Morales (U Jaume I).

     

    9:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Xavier Castañer (U of Lausanne)
    12pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Bruno Cassiman (IESE)
    12pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Tobias Kretschmer (LMU Munich)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Anita McGahan (U of Toronto)
    1:30pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Felipe Csaszar (U of Michigan)

    Wed

    10-Jun

    9am-10:30am Virtual Symposium 2: Resource Redeployment and Employee Mobility in Corporate Strategy. Organizer: Julia Bodner (INSEAD). Discussants: Tim Folta (U of Connecticut), Will Mitchell (U of Toronto), Andrew Shipilov (INSEAD). Authors: Arkadiy Sakhartov (U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Jeff Reuer (U of Colorado – Boulder), Hye Joon Park (Penn State U), Forrest Briscoe (Penn State U), Leonard Bierman (Texas A&M U), Julia Bodner (INSEAD), Christopher Sabel (BI Norwegian Business School), Amir Sasson (BI Norwegian Business School).

    3am Coffee Wish Conversation with Ilya Cuypers (Singapore Mgmt U)
    8am Coffee Wish Conversation with Donal Crilly (LBS)
    10am Coffee Wish Conversation with Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra (Northeastern U)
    10:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Dovev Lavie (Bocconi U)
    11:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Joseph Mahoney (UIUC)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Isin Guler (UNC)
    4:30 pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Chris Rider (U of Michigan)

     

    Thu

    11-Jun

    3am Coffee Wish Conversation with Vibha Gaba (INSEAD)
    11:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Jordan Siegel (U of Michigan)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Tony Tong (U Colorado Boulder)
    1:30pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Emilie Feldman (Wharton)
    4pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Brian Wu (U of Michigan)
    4pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Samina Karim (Northeastern U)

     

    10pm-11pm Café Zoom Cultural Conversation 2: Mandarin. Moderator: Jiao Luo (U of Minnesota). Guest scholar: Brian Wu (U of Michigan, Ann Arbor).

    Fri

    12-Jun

    10am Coffee Wish Conversation with David Tan (U of Washington)

    11am-12pm Café Zoom Cultural Conversation 3: Turkish. Moderators:  Bilgehan Uzunca (ESADE) & Hakan Ozlap (VU Amsterdam). Guest scholars:  Isin Guler (UNC – Chapel Hill) & Pinar Ozcan (U of Oxford).

     

    Sat

    13-Jun

     

     

    Sun

    14-Jun

    9pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Bala Vissa (INSEAD)

     

    Mon

    15-Jun

    8:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with J.P. Eggers (NYU)
    9am Coffee Wish Conversation with Paula Jarzabkowski (City U of London)
    9:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Nicolaj Siggelkow (Wharton)
    10am Coffee Wish Conversation with Minyuan Zhao (WUSTL)
    11am Coffee Wish Conversation with Brian Silverman (U of Toronto)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Tim Folta (U of Connecticut)
    2pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Martin Ganco (U of Wisconsin)
    7pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Nan Jia (USC)
    8pm Coffee Wish Conversation with P.K. Toh (UT Austin)

     

    12pm-1pm Café Zoom Cultural Conversation 4: Italian. Moderators:  Valentina Tartari (CBS) & Francesco Di Lorenzo (CBS). Guest scholars:  Giada Di Stefano (Bocconi U) & Stefano Brusoni (ETH Zurich).

    Tue

    16-Jun

    9:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Xavier Castañer (U of Lausanne)
    12pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Bruno Cassiman (IESE)
    12pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Tobias Kretschmer (LMU Munich)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Anita McGahan (U of Toronto)
    1:30pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Felipe Csaszar (U of Michigan)

     

    Wed

    17-Jun

    3am Coffee Wish Conversation with Ilya Cuypers (Singapore Mgmt U)
    8am Coffee Wish Conversation with Donal Crilly (LBS)
    10am Coffee Wish Conversation with Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra (Northeastern U)
    10:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Dovev Lavie (Bocconi U)
    11:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Joseph Mahoney (UIUC)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Isin Guler (UNC)
    4:30pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Chris Rider (U of Michigan)

     

    8am-9am Café Zoom Cultural Conversation 5: German. Moderators:  Madeleine Rauch (CBS) & Ralf Wilden (Macquarie U). Guest scholars: Caroline Flammer (Boston U) & Tobias Kretschmer (LMU Munich).

    10:30am-11:30am Café Zoom Cultural Conversation 6: Persian. Moderator: Sina Khoshsokhan (U of Colorado – Boulder). Guest scholar: Mahka Moeen (UNC – Chapel Hill).

    8:30pm-9:30pm Café Zoom Cultural Conversation 7: Korean. Moderator: Daniel Keum (Columbia U). Guest scholars: Sea-Jin Chang (NUS & KAIST) & Sunkee Lee (Carnegie Mellon U).

    Thu

    18-Jun

    3am Coffee Wish Conversation with Vibha Gaba (INSEAD)
    11:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Jordan Siegel (U of Michigan)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Tony Tong (U Colorado Boulder)
    1:30pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Emilie Feldman (Wharton)
    4pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Brian Wu (U of Michigan)
    4pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Samina Karim (Northeastern U)

     

    Fri

    19-Jun

    10am Coffee Wish Conversation with David Tan (U of Washington)

     

    Sat

    20-Jun

     

     

    Sun

    21-Jun

    9pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Bala Vissa (INSEAD)

     

    Mon

    22-Jun

    8:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with J.P. Eggers (NYU)
    9am Coffee Wish Conversation with Paula Jarzabkowski (City U of London)
    9:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Nicolaj Siggelkow (Wharton)
    10am Coffee Wish Conversation with Minyuan Zhao (WUSTL)
    11am Coffee Wish Conversation with Brian Silverman (U of Toronto)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Anita McGahan (U of Toronto)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Tim Folta (U of Connecticut)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Nan Jia (USC)
    2pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Martin Ganco (U of Wisconsin)
    8pm Coffee Wish Conversation with P.K. Toh (UT Austin)

     

    Tue

    23-Jun

    9:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Xavier Castañer (U of Lausanne)
    12pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Bruno Cassiman (IESE)
    12pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Tobias Kretschmer (LMU Munich)
    1:30pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Felipe Csaszar (U of Michigan)

     

    Wed

    24-Jun

    3am Coffee Wish Conversation with Ilya Cuypers (Singapore Mgmt U)
    8am Coffee Wish Conversation with Donal Crilly (LBS)
    10am Coffee Wish Conversation with Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra (Northeastern U)
    10:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Dovev Lavie (Bocconi U)
    11:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Joseph Mahoney (UIUC)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Isin Guler (UNC)
    4:30 pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Chris Rider (U of Michigan)

     

    Thu

    25-Jun

    3am Coffee Wish Conversation with Vibha Gaba (INSEAD)
    11:30am Coffee Wish Conversation with Jordan Siegel (U of Michigan)
    1pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Tony Tong (U Colorado Boulder)
    4pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Brian Wu (U of Michigan)
    4pm Coffee Wish Conversation with Samina Karim (Northeastern U)

     

    12pm-1:30pm Virtual Symposium 3: Broadening our View of Imitation. Organizers: Jan-Michael Ross (Imperial College London), Dmitry Sharapov (Imperial College London), Brian Wu (U of Michigan). Discussants: Nick Argyres (Washington U in St. Louis) & Marvin Lieberman (U of California, Los Angeles). Authors: Hart Posen (U of Wisconsin, Madison), Jan-Michael Ross (Imperial College London), Dmitry Sharapov (Imperial College London), Yuri Mishina (Imperial College London), Jamal Shamsie (Michigan State U), Yongzhi (Alex) Wang (Ohio State University), Tieying Yu (Boston College).

    Link Symp #3

    Fri

    26-Jun

    10am Coffee Wish Conversation with David Tan (U of Washington)

     

    12pm-1pm Café Zoom Cultural Conversation 8: Bulgarian. Moderator: Dimo Ringov (ESADE). Guest scholars: Violina Rindova (USC), Stanislav Dobrev (UWM), Stoyan Sgourev (ESSEC).

    Link Bulgarian

    Sat

    27-Jun

     

     

     

     

    Tue

    30-Jun

     

     

    Wed

    1-Jul

    9am-10am Café Zoom Cultural Conversation 9: Russian. Moderators: Olga Hawn (U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) & Elena Plaksenkova (Ohio State U). Guest scholar: Andrew Shipilov (INSEAD).

    Link Russian

    Thu

    2-Jul

    9am-11am Café Zoom Cultural Conversation 10: Vietnamese. Moderator: Markus Taussig (Rutgers U). Guest scholars: Tran Ngoc Anh (Indiana U), Do Tuan Hung (Uof Vermont), Nguyen Duc Khuong (IPAG Business School).

    Link Vietnamese

    Fri

    3-Jul

     

     

    Sat

    4-Jul

     

     

    Sun

    5-Jul

     

     

    Mon

    6-Jul

    9am-11am Meet the Scholar: Gerry George (Singapore Management U)

    6 July link

    Tue

    7-Jul

    12pm-2pm Meet the Scholar: Kathy Eisenhardt (Stanford U)

    7 July link

    Wed

    8-Jul

    3pm-5pm Meet the Scholar: Joe Mahoney (U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

    8 July link

    Thu

    9-Jul

    6pm-8pm Meet the Scholar: Melissa Schilling (New York U)

    9 July link

    Fri

    10-Jul

    12pm-2pm Meet the Scholar: Gautam Ahuja (Cornell U)

    10 July link

    Sat

    11-Jul

     

     

    Sun

    12-Jul

     

     

    Mon

    13-Jul

    9am-11am Meet the Scholar: Torben Pedersen (Bocconi U)

    13 July link

    Tue

    14-Jul

    12pm-2pm Meet the Scholar: Michael Tushman (Harvard U)

    14 July link

    Wed

    15-Jul

    10am-12pm Virtual PDW: 'Organization Design: From Finding Ideas to Publishing Papers'. Organizers: Daniel Albert (Drexel U), Jaeho Choi (U of Pennsylvania), John Eklund (U of Southern California), Saerom Lee (U of Pennsylvania). Panelists: J.P. Eggers (New York U), John Eklund (U of Southern California), Vibha Gaba (INSEAD), Daniel Keum (Columbia U), Yue Maggie Zhou (U of Michigan)

    PDW Link July 15

    3pm-5pm Meet the Scholar: Don Hambrick (Pennsylvania State U)

    15 July link

    Thu

    16-Jul

    1pm-4pm Virtual PDW: 'Corporate Strategy Issues in Platform-Based Business Models' Organizer: Richard Makadok (Purdue U) Keynote Speakers: Anparasan Mahalingam (Purdue U), Brian Wu (U of Michigan), Feng Zhu (Harvard U). Panelists: Ron Adner (Dartmouth), David Collis (Harvard U), Claudine Gartenberg (U of Pennsylvania), Aseem Kaul (U of Minnesota), Todd Zenger (U of Utah)

    PDW Link July 16

    6pm-8pm Meet the Scholar: Dan Levinthal (U of Pennsylvania)

    16 July link

    Fri

    17-Jul

    12pm-2pm Meet the Scholar: Ed Zajac (Northwestern U)

    17 July link

    Sat

    18-Jul

     

     

    Sun

    19-Jul

     

     

    Mon

    20-Jul

    9am-11am Meet the Scholar: Henrich Greve (INSEAD)

    20 July link

    1pm-3pm Virtual PDW: 'Formal Modeling in Management Research'. Organizers: Elena Plaksenkova (Ohio State U), Liyue Yan (U of Maryland). Panelists: Aseem Kaul (U of Minnesota), Leonardo Kluppel (Ohio State U), Jiao Luo (U of Minnesota), Hong Luo (Harvard U), Richard Makadok (Purdue U), Elena Plaksenkova (Ohio State U), David Gaddis Ross (U of Florida), Feng Zhu (Harvard U)

    PDW Link July 20

    Tue

    21-Jul

    12pm-2pm Meet the Scholar: Rajshree Agarwal (U of Maryland)

    21 July link

    4pm-5:15pm Virtual PDW: 'Teaching Strategy Online'. Organizers: Giada Di Stefano (Bocconi U), Peter Murmann (U of St.Gallen), Pinar Ozcan (U of Oxford),  Ithai Stern (INSEAD). Panelists: Chris Bingham (U of North Carolina-Chapel Hill), Glenn Hoetker (Melbourne Business School), Anu Wadhwa (Imperial College)

    PDW Link July 21

    Wed

    22-Jul

    3pm-5pm Meet the Scholar: Joanne Oxley (U of Toronto)

    22 July link

    Thu

    23-Jul

    10:30am-1pm: Virtual PDW: 'Competitive Advantage and Uneven Playing Fields in the World of AI and Ecosystems'. Organizers: Michael Jacobides (LBS), Annabelle Gawer (U of Surrey). Panelists: Marshall Van Alstyne (Boston U), Carliss Baldwin (Harvard U), Martin Creaner (Centernode Ltd), Collen Cunningham (LBS), Ioannis Lianos (UC London), Martin Reeves (BCG), Feng Zhu (Harvard U).

    PDW Link July 23

    6pm-8pm Meet the Scholar: Anne Tsui (U of Notre Dame & Arizona State U)

    23 July link

    Fri

    24-Jul

    9am-11:30am Virtual PDW: 'Fostering Publications from Around the World in Leading Organization and Strategy Journals'. Organizers: Obi Damoah (U of Ghana), Remzi Gozubuyuk (Sabanci U), Michael Leatherbee (Pontificia U Catolica de Chile),  Carlos Rodriguez (INCAE Business School), Ralf Wilden (Macquarie U). Panelists (Editor's Panel): Ilya Cuypers (Singapore Management U), Caroline Flammer (Boston U), Samina Karim (Northeastern U), Jorge Walter (George Washington U). Panelists (Global Scholar Panel): Timothy Devinney (U of Manchester), Yuliya Snihur (Toulouse Business School), Roberto Vassolo (Austral U), Ralf Wilden (Macquarie U)

    PDW Link July 24

    12pm-2pm Meet the Scholar: Margarethe Wiersema (U of California, Irvine)

    24 July link

    Sat

    25-Jul

     

     

    Sun

    26-Jul

     

     

    Mon

    27-Jul

    9am-11am Meet the Scholar: Will Mitchell (U of Toronto)

    27 July link

    Tue

    28-Jul

    12pm-2pm Meet the Scholar: Ruth Aguilera (Northeastern U)

    28 July link

    Wed

    29-Jul

    3pm-5pm Meet the Scholar: Ming-Jer Chen (U of Virginia)

    29 July link

    Thu

    30-Jul

    6pm-8pm Meet the Scholar: Nandini Rajagopalan (U of Southern California)

    30 July link

    Fri

    31-Jul

    12pm-2pm Meet the Scholar: Jay Barney (U of Utah)

    31 July link

    Sat

    1-Aug

     

     

    Sun

    2-Aug

     

    Mon

    3-Aug

    9am-11am Meet the Scholar: Richard Whittington (U of Oxford)

    3 Aug link

    Tue

    4-Aug

    12pm-2pm Meet the Scholar: Costas Markides (London Business School)

    4 Aug link

    Wed

    5-Aug

    3pm-5pm Meet the Scholar: Harbir Singh (U of Pennsylvania)

    5 Aug link

    Wed-Thu

    Aug 5-6

    Time TBA. Virtual PDW: 'Junior Faculty Paper Development Workshop'. Organizers: Nilanjana Dutt (Bocconi U), Hong Luo (Harvard U), Exequiel Hernandez (U of Pennsylvania), or Aharon Cohen Mohliver (London Business School). Faculty Mentors: Anne Bowers (U of Toronto), Forrest Briscoe (Penn State U), Felipe Csaszar (U of Michigan), Waverly Ding (U of Maryland), Karin Hoisl (Mannheim), Sarah Kaplan (U of Toronto), Balázs Kovács (Yale U), Thorbjørn Knudsen (U of Southern Denmark), Dovev Lavie (Bocconi U), Yuri Mishina (Imperial College London), Henry Sauerman (ESMT Berlin), Andrew Shipilov (INSEAD), David Tan (U of Washington), Charlie Williams (Bocconi U), and Lori Yue (U of Southern California).

    PDW Link Aug 5-6

    Thu

    6-Aug

    6pm-8pm Meet the Scholar: Anita McGahan (U of Toronto)

    6 Aug link

    Fri

    7-Aug

    AOM ANNUAL CONFERENCE BEGINS

     

     

     

     

  • Digital Workshop – AOM 2020 – COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN THE WORLD OF AI AND ECOSYSTEMS

    Digital Workshop – Academy of Management 2020 – STRonger Together

     

    COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE AND UNEVEN PLAYING FIELDS IN THE WORLD OF AI AND ECOSYSTEMS

     

    July 23rd – 18.30 CET / 17.30 BST / 10.30 EDT / 7.30 PDT

     

    Via zoom

    Organizers 

    Michael G Jacobides, London Business School

    mjacobides@london.edu

     

    Annabelle Gawer, University of Surrey

    a.gawer@surrey.ac.uk

     

    Participants 

    Carliss Baldwin, Harvard Business School

    cbaldwin@hbs.edu

     

    Martin Reeves, BCG

    Reeves.Martin@bcg.com

     

    Martin Creaner, Centernode Limited

    martin.creaner@centernode.org

     

    Colleen Cunningham, London Business School

    ccunningham@london.edu

     

    Ioannis Lianos, U. College London / Greek Competition Commissioner

    i.lianos@ucl.ac.uk

     

    Marshall Van Alstyne, Boston U

    mva@bu.edu

     

    Feng Zhu, Harvard Business School

    fzhu@hbs.edu

     

     

     

    Abstract

    We are witnessing a profound and global transformation of sectors, fueled by advanced in AI and digital technologies, as new platform-based firms use their ecosystems to provide a new way to get organized. These transformations often lead to a set of new asymmetries of power. From telco to retail, industry transformation has both challenged existing players and created concerns for dominance, made worse by the scale economies in data capture in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The more data a company has access to, the easier it is for it to improve and outcompete its rivals. As a result, size begets intelligence and efficiency, making an uneven firm even worse. This PDW assembles well-known expert academics and practitioners to propose directions to address this shift toward an increasingly uneven world. It aims to make sense of the amassing set of evidence to help inform the debate and improve the state of understanding so that we better integrate these dynamics. It aims to help inform the current regulatory angst around the rise of these new digital structures, where inequality and uneven playing fields emerge in new and potent ways.

     

    Please pre-register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrce2rqD4tHtBE1tdsYULY38qLLnNO95ll

    If you want to submit / present a paper, please send a 2-page summary by July 15 (slide deck/ 7 page paper by July 21st) through PDW_UnevenPlayingFields_AOM2020@surrey.ac.uk

     


     

    BACKGROUND AND MOTIVATION

    As the economy around the world transforms, with sectors increasingly shifting from traditional structures to platform-mediated, ecosystem-based industry architectures (Adner, 2017; Jacobides, Cennamo & Gawer, 2018), we see the rise of a new breed of expansive actors who wield an unusual amount of power across the board (Iansiti & Lakhani, 2017). Many of the worlds’ most valuable firms are platform orchestrators, who benefit from, but also strategically use, their complementors (Cusumano, Gawer & Yoffie, 2019), enabling rather than controlling them (Hagiu & Wright, 2018), but also having significant power, as there is a small number of “bottlenecks” which emerge in these new industry architectures (Baldwin, 2014; Jacobides, Knudsen & Augier, 2006).

    The asymmetries in these new structures are significant. For every Uber, there are millions of drivers; for every Apple, there are millions of app developers, for every Spotify, there are hundreds of thousands of artists. As we witness sectors transform, the entry of new platform-based firms, which use their ecosystems to provide a new way to get organized, often leads to a set of new asymmetries of power. From telco to retail, industry transformation has both challenged existing players and created concerns for dominance. Making things worse, Artificial Intelligence (AI), which relies on data to help firms better understand their environment and customer needs, is scale-specific: The more data a company has access to, the easier it is for it to improve and outcompete its rivals (Iansiti & Lakhani, 2020). As a result, size begets intelligence and efficiency, making an uneven firm even worse.

    So, as academics, how do we deal with this increasingly uneven world? How can we use the amassing set of evidence to help inform the debate, and improve the state of understanding so that we better integrate these dynamics? Can we possibly even help inform the current regulatory angst around the rise of these new digital structures, where inequality and uneven playing fields emerge in new and potent ways? (see Ivanov & Lianos, 2019, for an overview).

    We feel that a PDW that will bring together some leading scholars on the topic, and which will provide the opportunity to link researchers from the Academy of Management to practitioners from the regulatory side, will help make a difference in an important topic. From talk of tech breakup and regulation to new political interventions, we are living in extraordinary times, when researchers in our field may help make a difference, in the spirit of this years’ theme of “broadening our sight”, to encompass new, critical issues. As the unusually impactful research of a law gradual student has recently argued (and has been picked up in the media), the traditional analytical arsenals of regulators are not well equipped to consider how platform sponsors and firms at the heart of ecosystems exert control (Khan, 2018) and span across previously delineated industry sectors. Indeed, the current framework in antitrust—specifically its pegging competition to “consumer welfare,” defined as short-term price effects—is unequipped to capture the architecture of market power in the modern economy (Khan, 2017). Among others, it ignores the way in which actors re-shape the architecture of their sectors and the ability of a few firms with network-effect-boosted-platforms to dominate and cut across sectors (Iansiti & Lakhani, 2014; 2017; Jacobides, 2019). Further, current antitrust frameworks typically ignore the competitive effects of small acquisitions—common in tech—which potentially have large cumulative effects on consolidation and may pre-empt, or “kill” future competition (Cunningham et al 2019; Wollman 2019).

    We feel that a discussion of these topics can both help invigorate scholarship, and make an impact, in a world which is receptive to new ideas. Our field may thus be able to make a difference, consolidating recent advances. From the practice side, regulators have been considering the impact of digitization on competition, there has been a growing interest in the way we can address these new forms of organization, evidence from the Furman report in the UK, and the recent EU announcements of the Competition Commissioner and the Chair of the Commission. The US seems to be heading for some change, especially after its election, and the BRICS competition Conference in Moscow in September was receptive to new ideas.  With all this as background, what is the best way forward? How can we help create a sensible, informed framework for debate which ensures a level playing field, and allows us to benefit from the process of industry redefinition?  Through this workshop, we aim to bridge leading thinkers with policy makers and senior industry participants.

    Participants and Contributions

    This workshop brings together some of the leading scholars, from diverse perspectives, but also some key practitioners who will be able to ground our conversation. From the academic side, Annabelle Gawer, one of the top platform scholars (Gawer & Cusumano, 2002; 2014; Gawer, 2014), considers the challenges of excessive dominance of platforms, which she explored in her latest book (Cusumano, Gawer & Yoffie, 2019). Marco Iansiti, one of the early contributors to the ecosystem field (Iansiti & Levien, 2004) will look at how the rise of AI changes the playing field, the topic of his latest book (Iansiti & Lakhani, 2020). Michael G Jacobides brings his expertise on both issues of asymmetry of power in industry architectures (Jacobides et al, 2006), and his more recent interest in ecosystems (Jacobides, 2018), and the concerns about dominance (and potential regulation of) platforms and ecosystems (Jacobides, 2019a, b). Marshall Van Alstyne, one of the key platform scholars, will draw on his work on the dynamics of competition in platforms (Parker, Van Alstyne & Choudary, 2016) and share his most recent work on the regulatory conundrum. Feng Zhu, an important platform researcher, will bring his expertise on both the competition in platform markets (Zhu & Iansiti, 2012) and his work on how digital and non-digital interact (Seamans & Zhu, 2013). Straddling research on strategy, organization, competition, and these “new realities”, Carliss Baldwin, who has also considered the role of bottlenecks (Baldwin, 2018), will help put this research in perspective, and Coleen Cunningham will share her recent research on “killer acquisitions”, with firms that change their boundaries to forestall competition (Cunningham et al, 2019) and consider what this implies for us. Moving further away from our fields’ core, Ioannis Lianos, Chair, Global Competition Law and Public Policy in UCL and author of the BRICS report on digital competition (Ivanov & Lianos, 2019) will help link us to the legal and regulatory side. Ioannis will also bring an applied perspective, as the Chairman of the Greek Competition Authority, and as such one of the top regulators, currently also charged to review and renew the Greek competition laws. Finally, Martin Creaner will bring his perspective as a senior, respected telecommunications executive, who led a group that coordinates telecommunication firms (who have been under pressure from big Over-the-top players such as Google and Facebook), will allow us to delve down into the specifics of a live laboratory- telcos, and how they can potentially fight back by shifting to a “federated model” (Creaner, 2019). Shifting us from regulatory response to business implications, Martin Reeves, the President of BCG’s Bruce Henderson Institute and BCG Senior Partner will share his thoughts on the impacts on firms in competing in ecosystems, and in a world where AI plays such an active role, moving beyond his recent published work (Fuller, Reeves & Jacobides, 2019; Reeves et al, 2019) to encompass AI’s impact and implication for firms, their strategy and structure.


     

    OVERVIEW OF THE PDW AND UPDATED DIGITAL SCHEDULE

    The workshop will start with a 5-minute introduction. Then, we will move to an overview of each of the participants contributing their complementary perspective on how the world is becoming more uneven, what this means both for strategy and policy, and how can we, as scholars, contribute to this important debate. This session will have a break to make this a more reasonable digital experience. Then we will deep dive on the reality of trying to change uneven worlds and make them more even, drawing on the telco case, with Martin Creaner presenting the current challenges and the opportunities of the federated model, and with Michael G Jacobides presenting his experimental work on how the mobile telco ecosystem might be unbundled in the future. Finally, Ioannis Lianos will provide some input on where practitioners stand, and Martin Reeves will consider what this all means for practicing managers- and their advisors. This session will last 1 hour.  We the move to the digital paper presentation session, where the participants in the PDW will be divided in virtual breakout rooms, and they will provide comments to papers which will have been submitted by participants to the PDW. (If we don’t get enough papers, we will have thematic areas each with one or more senior scholars.)

    For those who would want to share their papers- please ensure to send a 2 page summary to PDW_UnevenPlayingFields_AOM2020@surrey.ac.uk , by July 15, and should you wish for more comments you can send us ahead of time a short ppt deck or a 7 page document which the senior scholars will read.

    The PDW will end with a final round of conversation, with the participants providing their reflections and suggestions for the way forward, focused on implications for practice, so as to respond to the call in this years’ meeting for “broadening our vison”- hoping for some lively virtual Q&A.

    Timetable for the PDW:

     

    Introduction:                                                                                                     5 min

    Panelist Presentations: What’s changing on how even or uneven the

    world is becoming? Baldwin, Cunningham, Gawer, Jacobides                     28 min

    BREAK:                                                                                                           4 min

    Presentations, cont’d (Lianos, Reeves, Van Alstyne, Zhu):                           28 min

    Plenary Q & A :                                                                                              20 min

    BREAK:                                                                                                         10 min

    A case-study: Regulating mobile ecosystems (Creaner, Lianos, etc)            20 min

    Paper feedback session in breakout groups:                                                   50 min

    Wrap-up, reflections, final Q&A:                                                                  20 min

     

     

     

    Come join us virtually!!

     

     

     

    REFERENCES

     

    Adner, R. 2017. Ecosystem as Structure. Journal of Management, 43(1):39-58.

    Adner, R., Kapoor, R. 2010. Value creation in innovation ecosystems: how the structure of technological interdependence affects firm performance in new technology generation. Strategic Management Journal, 31(3):306-333.

    Baldwin, C.Y. 2012. Organization design for business ecosystems, Journal of Organization Design, 1(1).

    Baldwin C.Y. 2018. Bottlenecks, modules and dynamic architectural capabilities. In D. J. Teece and S. Heaton (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Dynamic Capabilities.  

    Creaner, M, 2018, Transforming the Telco, CenterNODE: London.

    Cunningham, C., Ederer, F., Ma, S. 2019 Killer Acquisitions. Available at https://ssrn.com/abstract=3241707

    Cusumano, M., Gawer A., Yoffie, D, 2019, The Business of Platforms, New York: Harper Books

    Gawer, A. 2014. Bridging differing perspectives on technological platforms. Toward an integrative framework. Research Policy, 43: 1239-1249.

    Gawer, A., Cusumano, M.A. 2002. Platform leadership: How Intel, Microsoft, and Cisco

    drive industry innovation. Boston: Harvard Business

    Gawer, A., Cusumano, M.A. 2014. Industry Platforms and Ecosystem Innovation, Journal of Product Innovation Management, 31(3): 417-433.

    Helfat CE, Raubitschek RS. 2017. Dynamic and integrative capabilities for profiting from innovation in digital platform-based ecosystems. Research Policy, 47(8): 1391-1399.

    Hagiu, A., Evans, D., Schmalensee, R. 2006. Invisible Engines: How Software Platforms Drive Innovation and Transform Industries, Boston: MIT Press

    Iansiti, M., Levien, R. 2004. The keystone advantage: what the new dynamics of business

    ecosystems mean for strategy, innovation, and sustainability. Harvard Business Press

    Iansiti, M., Lakhani K.R., 2014. "Digital Ubiquity: How Connections, Sensors, and Data Are Revolutionizing Business." Harvard Business Review, November.

    Iansiti, M., Lakhani, K.R., 2017. “Managing our Hub Economy”, Harvard Business Review, September-October.

    Iansiti, M., Lakhani, K.R., 2020. Competing in the Age of AI: Strategy and Leadership when Algorithms and Networks Run the World. Harvard Business Review Press.

    Ivanov, A., Lianos, I. 2019. BRICS Report on Digital Competition.

    Jacobides, M.G. 2019. Amazon's Ecosystem Grows Bigger And Stronger By The Day. Should We Be Worried? Forbes.com post May 9.

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  • STRonger Together Initiatives for June

    Dear STR Community,

     

    I hope this email finds you well and prospering. This email is packed with a lot of information in two parts: first is an update on STR’s plans for the AOM Annual Conference, and second is an update on our upcoming STRonger Together initiatives.

     

    STR Program for Virtual AOM Annual Conference

    By now you have already received communication from AOM about the cancellation of the physical conference in Vancouver and the move to an abridged virtual annual conference (with registration fee of $200 for faculty and $100 for students). Divisions’ Program Chairs had already created initial programs (with paper and symposia sessions) for the physical conference and are now updating for the virtual one. The plan is that AOM will keep most sessions from the initial program as “asynchronous” which means authors have the option to upload papers and videos, and participants may comment or give feedback on a platform provided by AOM. Divisions may choose a small subset of sessions to be “synchronous,” meaning live presentations with participant interaction occurring in real-time. Divisions are making tough choices about what they can offer synchronously given that members are strewn across many time zones.

    The STR Division leadership team has opted for a limited synchronous conference, given the challenges we are facing at this time and the multitude of time zones impinging on such an effort. Our hope is to provide a synchronous program that is stimulating, even if it is not comprehensive. For the PDW portion of the conference, the officers decided to focus on PhD students and to offer both our Doctoral and Dissertation Consortia in real-time. All other PDWs will be asynchronous except for a few which we will host in July as part of our STRonger Together initiatives. For the main program of the conference we decided to offer the following (with all other sessions not listed below remaining in the asynchronous part of the AOM program):

    • 8 paper sessions, one per STR topic track (comprised of our 32 best paper finalists).
    • 9 total symposia sessions including 8 symposia (one per STR topic track) comprised of our showcase symposia, as well as a symposium showcasing the Best Dissertation Finalists.
    • Our Plenary session; this year’s theme is “20/20: Focusing on COVID’s implications for the field of Strategic Management.” Distinguished panelists are Alfonso Gambardella (Bocconi), Gerry George (SMU), Costas Markides (LBS), Anita McGahan (U of Toronto), Phanish Puranam (INSEAD) and Richard Whittington (U of Oxford). Instead of presentation slides, this year we will have something more like a fireside conversation!
    • Our Business Meeting at which we will give updates about the Division and announce our award winners.
    • Our STR Social (which we hope to offer via virtual breakout rooms).

    When more information is available you will be hearing from AOM, and also from STR Program Chair Heather Berry and PDW Chair Michael Leiblein. For now, we want to give you the information that has been decided by the STR officers.

    To supplement the Annual Conference, STR has been actively organizing STRonger Together initiatives to allow for more events over a longer timeframe and at times conducive for organizers and authors. We have had a symposium in May and will host two more in June, and plan to host several PDWs in July. Please read on for more information about these initiatives!  

     

    STRonger Together Initiatives 

    On the heels of our April successes (Café Zoom Conversations about working from home strategies, Networkshops for PhD on the market, and more), we continued our STRonger Together initiatives in May with Café Zoom PhD Conversations, several Café Zoom Regional Conversations, our first virtual symposium that “sold out” at registration, and Coffee Wish Conversations between 21 senior faculty and over 60 junior faculty!

    This month, STR will host Café Zoom Cultural Conversations to be inclusive of all language communities, two more virtual symposia, and (back by VERY popular demand) we have a new set of 28 senior faculty available for Coffee Wish Conversations! Below is a quick summary and you can find details by following each link.

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    Social Connections: Café Zoom Cultural Conversations offer the opportunity for our members to engage with their cultural communities and speak in languages they are conversant in other than English. Conversation communities also have featured guest scholars who will be briefly interviewed by the moderators. STR members are invited to discuss challenges they face during these challenging times, share strategies that are helpful to manage disruptions and stay positive and productive, and make new friends.

     

    We already have several Café Zoom Cultural Conversations organized including ones in Catalan, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Russian and Turkish. We welcome members’ proposals to host more conversations in June! If interested in organizing a Cultural Conversation please reach out to me directly. Conversations and guest scholars for June include:

    LANGUAGE

    TIME

    STR HOSTS

    GUEST SCHOLAR

    REGISTER

    CATALAN

    June 9th 10am EDT

    4pm CET

     Jaume Villanueva (Rutgers U)

    Xavier Castañer (U of Lausanne)

    F. Xavier Molina Morales (U Jaume I)

    Link Catalan

    GERMAN

    June 17th 8am EDT 

    Madeleine Rauch (CBS)

    Ralf Wilden (Macquarie U)

    Caroline Flammer (Boston U)

    Tobias Kretschmer (LMU Munich)

    Link German

    HEBREW

    June 11th 9am EDT 

    Uriel Stettner (Tel Aviv U)

    Hila Lifshitz-Assaf (NYU)

     Zur Shapira (NYU)

    Link Hebrew

    ITALIAN

    June 15th 12pm EDT

    6pm CET

    Valentina Tartari (CBS)

    Francesco Di Lorenzo (CBS)

     Giada Di Stefano (Bocconi U)

    Stefano Brusoni (ETH Zurich)

    Link Italian

    KOREAN

    June 17th 8:30pm EDT

    June 18th 9:30am Seoul

    Daniel Keum (Columbia U)

    Sea-Jin Chang (NUS & KAIST)

    Sunkee Lee (Carnegie Mellon U)

    Link Korean

    MANDARIN

    June 11th 10pm EDT

    June 12th 10am Beijing

     Jiao Luo (U of Minnesota – Carlson)

    Brian Wu (U of Michigan – Ann Arbor) 

    Link Mandarin

    PERSIAN

    June 17th 10:30am EDT

    4:30 pm CET

    Sina Khoshsokhan (U of Colorado – Boulder)

    Mahka Moeen (UNC – Chapel Hill)

    Link Persian

    RUSSIAN

    July 1st 9am EDT

    4:30pm Paris; 5:30pm Moscow

    Olga Hawn (UNC – Chapel Hill)

    Elena Plaksenkova (Ohio State U)

    Andrew Shipilov (INSEAD)

    Link Russian

    TURKISH

    June 12th 11am EDT

    5pm CET; 6pm Istanbul

    Bilgehan Uzunca (ESADE)

    Hakan Ozlap (VU Amsterdam)

    Isin Guler (UNC – Chapel Hill)

    Pinar Ozcan (U of Oxford)

    Link Turkish

     

    We invite members to propose Café Zoom Cultural Conversations that they would like to have with other STR members! If you are interested in moderating a conversation in June, please contact STR Division Chair, Samina Karim (aomsamina@gmail.com), to coordinate a session; STR can provide you with a Zoom meeting room if needed and will publicize the event online.

    For more STR events and news, please visit http://strdiv.org/ and follow us via twitter and Instagram @AOM_STR.

     

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    Research Connections:

    Coffee Wish Conversations offer the opportunity for junior scholars (with priority given to Assistant Professors) to have a one-on-one conversation with a senior scholar. With most conferences and external speaker visits being cancelled, junior faculty no longer have the opportunity to interact with senior scholars to share their ideas and get feedback on their emerging research agendas and identities. Our goal is to provide “coffee wishes” for junior faculty to make these candid conversations feasible! We have a group of senior faculty who have generously committed thirty minutes in each of the last three weeks of May for Coffee Wish Conversations. There will be three rounds of sign-ups; interested junior faculty may request a time slot and we will contact you with confirmation depending on availability. Faculty participants for June include:

    • Bruno Cassiman (IESE & KU Leuven)

    • Xavier Castañer (U of Lausanne)

    • Donal Crilly (London Business School)

    • Felipe Csaszar (U of Michigan)

    • Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra (Northeastern U)

    • Ilya Cuypers (Singapore Management U)

    • P. Eggers (New York U)

    • Emilie Feldman (U of Pennsylvania)

    • Tim Folta (U of Connecticut)

    • Vibha Gaba (INSEAD)

    • Martin Ganco (U of Wisconsin-Madison)

    • Isin Guler (U of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)

    • Paula Jarzabkowski (City U of London & U of Queensland)

    • Nan Jia (U of Southern California)

    • Samina Karim (Northeastern U)

    • Tobias Kretschmer (LMU Munich & UCL)

    • Dovev Lavie (Bocconi U)

    • Joseph Mahoney (U of Illinois – Urbana-Cham.)

    • Anita McGahan (U of Toronto)

    • Chris Rider (U of Michigan)

    • Jordan Siegel (U of Michigan)

    • Nicolaj Siggelkow (U of Pennsylvania)

    • Brian Silverman (U of Toronto)

    • David Tan (U of Washington)

    • K. Toh (U of Texas-Austin)

    • Tony Tong (U of Colorado)

    • Bala Vissa (INSEAD)

    • Brian Wu (U of Michigan)

    • Minyuan Zhao (WUSTL)

     

     

    STR Virtual Symposia offer the opportunity for our community to stay engaged with current research. In June, we have two virtual symposia scheduled, each with fantastic paper presentations and discussants. Please register for one or more symposia, and you will receive your Zoom link upon registration.

    • Resource Redeployment and Employee Mobility in Corporate Strategy (Wed, June 10th, 9am EDT). Organizer: Julia Bodner (INSEAD). Discussants: Tim Folta (U of Connecticut), Will Mitchell (U of Toronto) and Andrew Shipilov (INSEAD).

    • Broadening our View of Imitation (Thu, June 25th, 12pm EDT). Organizers: Jan-Michael Ross (Imperial College London), Dmitry Sharapov (Imperial College London) and Brian Wu (U of Michigan). Discussants: Nick Argyres (Washington U in St. Louis) and Marvin Lieberman (U of California – Los Angeles).

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    Teaching Connections: Please contribute any Strategic Management teaching content that you can share during this time (into our Online Teaching Resources Folder), useful links and advice for teaching online or using different platforms (by replying to the call for posts at Teaching Advice & Comments). Thanks to those who have already contributed including Marvin Lieberman for multiple syllabi and lecture notes, and Moshe Farjoun on teaching and the role of strategy during the COVID-19 crisis. Let’s keep crowdsourcing!

     

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    Fun Connections: Last few months our STR Photo Booth provided some heartwarming smiles with pictures of colleagues and their pets. Please continue to send us your pet pal photos. Feel free to be creative…live pet pals, stuffed pet pals, ceramic pet pals… keep us guessing! Also, are you reading a good book? Share with STR! Tweet your pics with the hashtag #STRongerTogether or send a photo of you with a book to Paolo Aversa, our STR Communications Director.

     

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    A Peek into July: We have a phenomenal program planned for July! For each weekday (starting July 6) we will host “Meet the Scholar” in which we interview someone who has made a significant impact on the field of Strategic Management. There will be 20 senior faculty showcased; we’ll ask them all sorts of questions including where they grew up, why they became an academic, what research questions they still want to pursue, their favorite author, and more. Additionally, in July, we will offer several Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) throughout the month.

     

    I look forward to engaging with you further on our voyages of the STR Trek Enterprise!  Please email me directly with any questions, concerns or suggestions.

     

    Wishing you good health,

    -Samina  🖖🏽

     

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    Samina Karim

    Professor, Northeastern University

    Division Chair, STR Division, Academy of Management

     

     

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    STR Leadership Team 2019-20

     

    Paolo Aversa (Cass Business School)

    Heather Berry (George Washington U)

    Guoli Chen (INSEAD)

    Emily Cox-Pahnke (U Washington)

    Felipe Csaszar (U Michigan)

    Paul Drnevich (U Alabama)

    Nilanjana Dutt (Bocconi U)

    Tim Folta (U Connecticut)

    Claudine Gartenberg (U Pennsylvania)

    Ha Hoang (ESSEC)

    Michael Holmes (Florida State U)

    John Joseph (U California, Irvine)

    Samina Karim (Northeastern U)

    Aseem Kaul (U Minnesota)

    Michael Leiblein (Ohio State U)

    Jiao Luo (U Minnesota)

    Xavier Martin (Tilburg U)

    Denisa Mindruta (HEC, Paris)

    Violina Rindova (U Southern California)

    Bilgehan Uzunca (ESADE)

    Elena Vidal (Baruch College)

     

  • STRonger Together Initiatives for May

    Dear STR Community,

    I hope this email finds you healthy and persevering! Many of you participated in our “STRonger Together” initiatives last month including Café Zoom Conversations that tackled working from home challenges, PhD Networkshops in which doctoral students on the market received in depth feedback from senior scholars in virtual breakout rooms, STR teaching resources, and our STR Photo Booth with our pet pals. Based on the overwhelming positive feedback we received, the STR Leadership Team is committed to serving our community further using the tools at our disposal during these unusual times.

    This month, STR will launch several “STRonger Together” online initiatives – specifically targeting doctoral students, junior faculty, and all of our members by international regions. Below is a quick summary and you can find details by following each link.

    Social Connections: Café Zoom Conversations offer the opportunity for our membership to get together socially online. STR members are invited to discuss challenges they face working from home, as well as share strategies that are helpful to manage disruptions and stay positive and productive, and make new friends. This month we will host a set of conversations specifically for doctoral students and another set for regional communities across the globe (Africa, Asia, Central & South America, Europe, North America, and Oceania). We have organized three 1.5-hour Café Zoom PhD Conversations rotating across time zones, and six 2-hour Café Zoom Regional Conversations in local time zones. Please register for one or more sessions, and you will receive your Zoom link upon registration.

    Research Connections:
    Coffee Wish Conversations offer the opportunity for Assistant Professors to have a one-on-one conversation with a senior scholar. With most conferences and external speaker visits being cancelled, junior faculty no longer have the opportunity to interact with senior scholars to share their ideas and get feedback on their emerging research agendas and identities. Our goal is to provide “coffee wishes” for junior faculty to make these candid conversations feasible! We have a group of senior faculty who have generously committed thirty minutes in each of the last three weeks of May for Coffee Wish Conversations. There will be three rounds of sign-ups; interested junior faculty may request a time slot and we will contact you with confirmation depending on availability. Faculty participants for May include:

    • Juan Alcacer (Harvard U)
    • Nick Argyres (Washington U)
    • Christine Beckman (U Southern California)
    • Phil Bromiley (U California – Irvine)
    • Gary Dushnitsky (LBS)
    • Caroline Flammer (Boston U)
    • Giovanni Gavetti (Dartmouth)
    • Sarah Kaplan (U Toronto)
    • Samina Karim (Northeastern U)
    • Aseem Kaul (U Minnesota)
    • Dan Levinthal (U Pennsylvania)
    • Tammy Madsen (Santa Clara U)
    • Louise Mors (Copenhagen Business School)
    • Joanne Oxley (U Toronto)
    • Francisco Polidoro (U Texas – Austin)
    • Myles Shaver (U Minnesota)
    • David Sirmon (U Washington)
    • Deepak Somaya (U Illinois – Urbana-Cham.)
    • Gabriel Szulanski (INSEAD)
    • Jim Westphal (U Michigan – Ann Arbor)
    • Margarethe Wiersema (U California – Irvine)


    STR Virtual Symposia
    offer the opportunity for our community to stay engaged with current research. At present, we have two fantastic virtual symposia scheduled, each with four paper presentations and discussants. Please register for one or more symposia, and you will receive your Zoom link upon registration.

    • Entrepreneurial State and New Economy (Tue, May 26th, 9am EDT). Organizer: Yifan Wei (U of Manitoba). Discussants: John de Figueiredo (Duke U) and Brian Silverman (U of Toronto).

    • Resource Redeployment and Employee Mobility in Corporate Strategy (Wed, June 10th, 9am EDT). Organizer: Julia Bodner (INSEAD). Discussants: Tim Folta (U of Connecticut), Will Mitchell (U of Toronto) and Andrew Shipilov (INSEAD).
    Teaching Connections: Please contribute any Strategic Management teaching content that you can share during this time (into our Online Teaching Resources Folder), useful links and advice for teaching online or using different platforms (by replying to the call for posts at Teaching Advice & Comments). Thanks to those who have already contributed including Tammy Madsen on conducting strategic analysis and Jeff Macher with tips about how to use caselets in Strategy courses. Let’s keep crowdsourcing!


    Fun Connections: Last month our STR Photo Booth provided some heartwarming smiles with pictures of colleagues and their pets. Please continue to send us your pet pal photos so that we may share them! This month we hope to stimulate your brain with STR book recommendations! Check out our website or our Twitter account for pictures of STR members with what they are currently reading. Tweet your pics with the hashtag #STRongerTogether or send a photo of you with a book (and title the photo “Your Name – Institution” and tell us the book name, author, and genre) to Paolo Aversa, our STR Communications Director. I love ANYTHING science fiction and am currently reading Exhalation by Ted Chiang – it’s a collection of thought provoking short stories. If, instead, you’re in the mood for a space action thriller then try the Expanse series by James S.A. Corey; the first book is Leviathan Wakes but be warned – this is a commitment – there are nine books in total.

    Stay tuned for more initiatives in June. Please email me directly with any questions, concerns or suggestions. As one of the wisest characters in science fiction once said…

    Live long (stay STRong) and prosper!
    -Samina

    Samina Karim
    Professor, Northeastern University
    STR Division Chair, Academy of Management

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    STR Leadership Team 2019-2020

    Paolo Aversa (Cass Business School)
    Heather Berry (George Washington U)
    Guoli Chen (INSEAD)
    Emily Cox-Pahnke (U Washington)
    Felipe Csaszar (U Michigan)
    Paul Drnevich (U Alabama)
    Nilanjana Dutt (Bocconi U)
    Tim Folta (U Connecticut)
    Claudine Gartenberg (U Pennsylvania)
    Ha Hoang (ESSEC)
    Michael Holmes (Florida State U)
    John Joseph (U California, Irvine)
    Samina Karim (Northeastern U)
    Aseem Kaul (U Minnesota)
    Michael Leiblein (Ohio State U)
    Jiao Luo (U Minnesota)
    Xavier Martin (Tilburg U)
    Denisa Mindruta (HEC, Paris)
    Violina Rindova (U Southern California)
    Bilgehan Uzunca (ESADE)
    Elena Vidal (Baruch College)

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    AOM’s Member Community

    Now more than ever, it is essential that we remind ourselves of our mission: to build a vibrant and supportive community by expanding opportunities to connect and explore ideas. In this unprecedented time, AOM’s community makes a difference by helping our fellow members and extended community through research and resources. Here’s how to stay connected with AOM and our global membership:

    Our thoughts are with you as we confront the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our professional and personal lives.

  • STRonger Together Initiatives for April

    Dear STR Community,

    I hope this email finds you and your loved ones healthy and well. This is an unprecedented time for all of us during the COVID-19 crisis. The STR Leadership Team recently met online for a 2 day Executive Committee meeting and top on our agenda was ways to serve our community and bring people together.

    Next week, STR will launch several “STRonger Together” online initiatives for the month of April. Below is a quick summary and you can find details by following each link.


    Social Connections: Café Zoom Conversations offer the opportunity for our membership to get together socially online. In the Working-from-Home (WFH) series in April, STR members are invited to discuss challenges they face working from home, as well as share strategies that are helpful to manage disruptions and stay positive and productive. We have six 1-hour sessions rotating across time zones, moderated by current and past STR officers; please register for one or more sessions, and you will receive your Zoom link upon registration.



    Research Connections: Networkshops are a series of online Zoom workshops for PhD students who expect to be on the job market next academic year (2020-21). Our goal is to provide a forum for these students to interact with senior faculty and peers in their relevant areas and get early feedback on their potential job market papers. The workshops will be conducted in a round table discussion format with several students and one senior discussant spending an hour talking about the students' research ideas. We have three networkshops scheduled for April.

    Teaching Connections: Please contribute any Strategic Management teaching content that you can share during this time (into our Online Teaching Resources Folder), useful links and advice for teaching online or using different platforms (by replying to the call for posts at Teaching Advice & Comments). Thanks to Drew Hess and Jennifer Knippen for organizing contributions, and to those who have already contributed including Pinar Ozcan on teaching cases online and Maciej Workiewicz with pragmatic Zoom tips. Let’s keep crowdsourcing!

    Fun Connections: During this time of social distancing it is heartwarming to see photos that bring a smile to our faces. Many of us are STRonger Together with our beloved pets. Check out the STR Photo Booth in our website homepage for pictures of STR members (including current and past leaders) with their pet pals and on our Twitter channel. Tweet your pics with the hashtag #STRongerTogether or send a photo of you with a pet pal and title the photo “Your Name – Institution – Pet Name” to Paolo Aversa, our STR Communications Director. Here's a photo of me with the "baby" of our family, Romeo!

    Stay tuned for more initiatives in May, and in the meantime, stay STRong! Please email me directly with any questions, concerns or suggestions.

    Warm regards on behalf of the STR Leadership Team,

    -Samina


    Samina Karim
    Professor, Northeastern University
    STR Division Chair, Academy of Management

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    STR Leadership Team 2020-21

    Paolo Aversa (Cass Business School)
    Heather Berry (George Washington U)
    Guoli Chen (INSEAD)
    Emily Cox-Pahnke (U Washington)
    Felipe Csaszar (U Michigan)
    Paul Drnevich (U Alabama)
    Nilanjana Dutt (Bocconi U)
    Tim Folta (U Connecticut)
    Claudine Gartenberg (U Pennsylvania)
    Ha Hoang (ESSEC)
    Michael Holmes (Florida State U)
    John Joseph (U California, Irvine)
    Samina Karim (Northeastern U)
    Aseem Kaul (U Minnesota)
    Michael Leiblein (Ohio State U)
    Jiao Luo (U Minnesota)
    Xavier Martin (Tilburg U)
    Denisa Mindruta (HEC, Paris)
    Violina Rindova (U Southern California)
    Bilgehan Uzunca (ESADE)
    Elena Vidal (Baruch College)

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    AOM’s Member Community

    Now more than ever, it is essential that we remind ourselves of our mission: to build a vibrant and supportive community by expanding opportunities to connect and explore ideas. In this unprecedented time, AOM’s community makes a difference by helping our fellow members and extended community through research and resources. Here’s how to stay connected with AOM and our global membership:

    Our thoughts are with you as we confront the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our professional and personal lives.

  • STRonger Together Cafè Zoom Conversations

    You are Invited to:


      

    What: Working from Home (WFH) Series

    When: Mon, Wed, Fri, April 6-17, 2020

    Where: Zoom (link available upon registration)

     


    STRonger Together Café Zoom Conversations
    offer the opportunity for the AOM Strategic Management Division (STR) community to get together during this challenging time. In the Working-from-Home (WFH) series, STR members are invited to discuss challenges they face working from home, as well as share strategies that are helpful to manage disruptions and stay positive and productive. 

     

    During the period of April 6-17, we have six 1-hour sessions rotating across time zones, moderated by current and past STR officers, to serve our members in different continents. Please register for one or more these sessions below, and you will receive your Zoom link upon registration. Capacity is limited, so first come first served.

     

    Time

    STR Moderators

    Register

    April 6th Monday 8-9am EDT (GMT 12-1pm, India 5:30-6:30pm, Singapore 8-9pm)

    Heather Berry (George Washington U)

    Ha Hoang (ESSEC)

    Link #1

    April 8th Wednesday 6-7pm EDT (West Coast 3-4pm, Sydney 8-9am Thur morning)

    Mary Benner (U of Minnesota)

    Jiao Luo (U of Minnesota)

    Link #2

    April 10th Friday 12-1pm EDT (West Coast 9-10am, GMT 4-5pm)

    Michael Leiblein (Ohio State U)

    Link #3

    April 13rd Monday 8-9am EDT (GMT 12-1pm, India 5:30-6:30pm, Singapore 8-9pm)

    Guoli Chen (INSEAD)

    Link #4

    April 15th Wednesday 6-7pm EDT (West Coast 3-4pm, Sydney 8-9am Thur morning)

    Samina Karim (Northeastern U)

    Link #5

    April 17th Friday 12-1pm EDT (West Coast 9-10am, GMT 4-5pm)

    Elena Vidal (CUNY)

    Link #6

     

    For more STR events and news, please visit http://strdiv.org/ and follow us via twitter @AOM_STR.



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    Paolo Aversa
    Associate Professor of Strategy
    Cass Business School, City, University of London

    STR Communications Director
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  • STRonger Together PhD Networkshops

    You are Invited to:

    What: PhD Networkshops

    Who: PhD students who plan to be on the job market this Fall

    When: April 16, 21, 23 (2020)

    Where: Zoom (link available after registration)

     

    STRonger Together PhD Networkshops are a series of online workshops for late stage PhD students, i.e., those who expect to be on the job market next academic year (2020-21). Our goal is to provide a forum for these students to interact with senior faculty and peers in their relevant area (as they might otherwise have done in person at conferences in the Spring and Summer) and get some early feedback on their potential job market papers. The workshops will be conducted online (via Zoom) in a round table discussion format, with 3-4 PhD students and one senior discussant spending an hour talking about the students' research ideas. 

     

    At present, we have three workshops scheduled:

     

    Thursday, April 16th (6 - 8 pm EDT / Friday April 17th 12-2 am CET / Friday April 17th 6 - 8 am Singapore)

    Confirmed discussants: Ruth Aguilera (Northeastern), Jay Barney (Utah), Felipe Csaszar (Michigan), J.P. Eggers (NYU), Tim Folta (Connecticut / IE), Martin Ganco (Wisconsin), Lamar Pierce (WUSTL), Chris Rider (Michigan), P.K. Toh (UT Austin), Todd Zenger (Utah).

     

    Tuesday, April 21st (10 am - 12 pm EDT / 4 - 6 pm CET / 10 pm - 12 am Singapore)

    Confirmed discussants: Rajshree Agarwal (Maryland), Gautam Ahuja (Cornell), Heather Berry (George Washington), Isin Guler (UNC Chapel Hill), Nan Jia (Southern California), Tobias Kretschmer (LMU Munich / UCL), Michael Leiblein (Ohio State), Gerry McNamara (Michigan State), Tomasz Obloj (HEC Paris), Phanish Puranam (INSEAD), Brian Silverman (Toronto).

     

    Thursday, April 23rd (3 - 5 am EDT / 9 - 11 am CET / 3 - 5 pm Singapore) 

    Confirmed discussants: Olivier Chatain (HEC Paris), Donal Crilly (LBS), Vibha Gaba (INSEAD), Glenn Hoetker (Melbourne Business School), Aseem Kaul (Minnesota), Joon Mahn Lee (Korea U), Xavier Martin (Tilburg), Will Mitchell (Toronto), Henry Sauermann (ESMT Berlin)

     

    Interested students who expect to be on the job market next academic year may sign up for these workshops by 5 pm EDT on April 10 at: https://tinyurl.com/STRNetworkshops-register. Students accepted to the workshop will be notified by April 13th, and will receive a Zoom link to the workshop and other logistical details after date. If you have any questions please email akaul@umn.edu.

     

    For more STR events and news, please visit http://strdiv.org/ and follow us via twitter @AOM_STR.



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    Paolo Aversa
    Associate Professor of Strategy
    Cass Business School, City, University of London

    STR Communications Director
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  • Postponed: STR Paper Development and Membership Engagement Workshop in Santiago, Chile

    Dear STR Division Members,

    On behalf of the STR Division Leadership and the Workshop Organizers, we regret to inform you that, due to the Covid-19 pandemic emergency, the STR Paper Development and Membership Engagement Workshop in Santiago, Chile, will be postponed. This initiative has received an enthusiastic response from our community and we are thus committed to make it happen; we will communicate new dates as soon as possible.

    We are grateful to all the organizers and volunteers who gave their time and energy to make this important and inclusive initiative possible. 

    In the meantime, please take care and stay safe.

    Sincerely,

    Paolo

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    Paolo Aversa

    STR Communications Director

  • STR Fall 2019 Newsletter - Part 3

    Greetings STR Division Members!

     

    With the published, we are pleased to distribute this third and final section of theSTR 2019 Fall Newsletter. This section focuses on officer communications.

     

    Links to these items are below:

    As noted previously, the links now go to the platform, which allows users to interact with announcement posters and with one another.

     

    Please check your inbox for earlier this fall:

    • Mostly calls for papers, book announcements, and related items.
    • Mostly messages about STR’s annual consortia.

    As always, we appreciate your input. Please email email (STR Division Communications Director) or (STR Division Secretary) if you have questions, thoughts, or concerns.

     

    Thank you all very much. It is our pleasure to serve you!

     

    All the best,

    Michael

     

    R. Michael Holmes Jr.

    STR Division Secretary

    Florida State University

  • STR Fall 2019 Newsletter - Part 2


    Greetings STR Division Members!

     

    Welcome back to the STR 2019 Fall Newsletter. This second section of the Newsletter announces atribute to Sucheta Nadkarni from the rest of the AMJ editorial team, recaps the 2019 STR award winners, contains announcements about STR’s annual consortia, and contains news from the STR Global Representatives. Links to these items are below.

     

    As noted last week, the links now go to the STR Community on the AOM Connect platform, which allows users to interact with announcement posters and with one another. STR Communications Director, Paolo Aversa, has posted the Newsletter announcements from his own AOM Connect account. In the future, we probably will ask submitters to post directly to AOM Connect themselves.

     

    Please check your inbox for additional Newsletter items. Some were released last week, and our current plan (subject to AOM’s timeline) is to release more next week:

    • : Mostly calls for papers, book announcements, and related items.
    • October 25: Mostly messages from STR officers (subject to AOM's 2020 Call for Papers timeline).

    In addition, please take a moment to peruse .

     

    As always, we appreciate your input. Please email (STR Division Secretary) if you have questions, thoughts, or concerns. Thank you all very much. It is our pleasure to serve you!

     

    All the best,

    Michael

     

    R. Michael Holmes Jr.

    STR Division Secretary

    Florida State University



    STR 2019 Fall Newsletter - Part 2

     

     

     

    STR Consortia

     

    News from STR Global Representatives

     

  • STR Fall 2019 Newsletter - Part 1

    Greetings STR Division Members! 

    Welcome to the STR 2019 Fall Newsletter. Starting last spring, STR began distributing its newsletter (1) via links to the STR website, rather than as a single pdf document and (2) over a three-week period, rather than all at once. This initial section of the Newsletter focuses on calls for papers, book announcements, and other items that might be of interest to the STR membership. Links to these items are below.

     

    The links now go to the STR Community on the AOM Connect platform, which allows users to respond to the announcement posters and to interact with one another.

     

    STR Communications Director, Paolo Aversa, has graciously posted the Newsletter announcements from his own AOM Connect account. In the future, we probably will ask submitters to post directly to AOM Connect themselves, which would allow viewers to reply, ask questions, message one another, etc.

     

    In the coming weeks, please keep an eye on your inbox and the for more STR 2019 Fall Newsletter materials:

     

    • October 18: A recap of STR’s 2019 award winners, information about STR-sponsored consortia and workshops, and news from STR’s Global Representatives.
    • October 25: Messages from STR officers (subject to AOM releasing the 2020 Call for Papers).

    As always, we appreciate your input. Please email (STR Division Secretary) if you have questions, thoughts, or concerns. Thank you all very much. It is our pleasure to serve you!

     

    All the best,

    Michael

     

    R. Michael Holmes Jr.

    STR Division Secretary

    Florida State University

    STR 2019 Fall Newsletter - Part 1