*** Apologies for cross-posting ***AOM Symposium on "Scientists in the Corporate Research Environment" (session 112)We cordially invite you to join us for a paper symposium focusing on a diverse set of issues related to scientists operating in the private sector. The symposium will take place in-person on August 5th 2022 from 10:30AM to 12:00PM (Seattle / Pacific Daylight Time). The symposium features four papers that examine understudied theoretical questions and phenomena related to the role of scientists in driving innovation in the private sector. The four papers use diverse theoretical frameworks, methodologies, levels of analysis, and empirical contexts to address an interesting set of questions. In particular, they investigate the influence of corporate board directors with a scientific background on firm innovation, the role of open science policies on scientist hiring in firms, and the impact of national intellectual property rights institutions on the direction of scientists' research and their mobility at the international level. Together, they yield insights on how technology firms may leverage the particularities of their research environment to attract high quality scientific human capital and improve their innovative performance, thereby contributing to the establishment of their competitive advantage. PapersIndependent Board and Firm Innovation: Does Director Background Matter?Waverly W. Ding, University of MarylandFenmian Wang, University of International Business and EconomicsHong Zhang, Wuhan University Shi Chen, Southwestern University of Finance and EconomicsThe Big Reveal: Human Capital Shortage and Firm-level Publications Strategy in Artificial Intelligence ResearchNur Ahmed, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyHow TRIPS Implementation Influenced the Exportation of Science from Low- and Middle-Income CountriesMichael Blomfield, University of Massachusetts AmherstAnita M. McGahan, University of TorontoKeyvan Vakili, London Business SchoolIntellectual Property Rights Institutions and Cross-Border Scientist Mobility: Evidence from Pharmaco-GeneticsMartin Hetu, University of TorontoDenisa Mindruta, HEC ParisWill Mitchell, University of TorontoDiscussionMatt Marx, Cornell UniversityPlease feel free to reach out to Nur Ahmed (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Martin Hetu (email@example.com) if you have any questions.