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STR/ENT/TIM Showcase Symposium (Synchronous Panel Symposium)—Bridging the Gap between Market and Nonmarket Strategy: Entrepreneurship and Nonmarket Strategy (#11781)

  • 1.  STR/ENT/TIM Showcase Symposium (Synchronous Panel Symposium)—Bridging the Gap between Market and Nonmarket Strategy: Entrepreneurship and Nonmarket Strategy (#11781)

    Posted 08-10-2020 09:00

    STR/ENT/TIM Showcase Symposium (Synchronous Panel Symposium)—Bridging the Gap between Market and Nonmarket Strategy: Entrepreneurship and Nonmarket Strategy (#11781)


    Date and Time: Aug-11-2020 (Tuesday), 5:00-6:30PM in EDT

    Panelists

    1. Seth Carnahan (Washington University in St. Louis)
    2. Kathleen Eisenhardt (Stanford University)
    3. David Hsu (University of Pennsylvania)
    4. Wesley Sine (Cornell University)
    5. Dennis Yao (Harvard Business School)

    Moderator

    1. Matthew Lee (New York University)

    Organizers

    1. Dennis Yao (Harvard Business School)
    2. Jin Hyung Kim (George Washington University)

    Dear colleagues,

    You are cordially invited to a STR division showcase panel symposium co-sponsored by ENT and TIM divisions on the topic of nonmarket strategy and entrepreneurship. Business organizations increasingly confront more turbulent external environments. As a result, the role of nonmarket strategy as means to actively and timely respond to environmental change while reducing uncertainty and achieving positive economic outcomes is becoming more important. Given that the purpose of nonmarket strategy is to gain positive economic outcomes, nonmarket strategy cannot be thought of and formulated separately from competitive strategy of the firm. However, our understanding as regards the interactions between nonmarket and business strategies remains limited.

    The main goal of this symposium is to promote an understanding of nonmarket strategy and its relationship with other sub-fields of competitive strategy by inviting and sharing insights among distinguished scholars working in the fields of market and nonmarket strategy. The importance of interactions between market and nonmarket strategy especially with respect to entrepreneurship calls for scholars to critically think about (1) the role of governments in promoting entrepreneurial innovation while minimizing negative social impacts, (2) the strategies with which entrepreneurial actors can productively shape regulatory constraints which could differ from nonmarket strategies pursued by incumbents, and (3) areas where researchers and scholars can create vibrant interdisciplinary research, particularly on entrepreneurial and nonmarket research. Hence, the panel discussion will focus on the following sub-topics:

    1. What is the role of legislative actors and regulatory agencies in creating and promoting vibrant entrepreneurial environments while appropriately regulating entrepreneurial activities?
    2. Should entrepreneurial firms engage in nonmarket strategy? If so, what nonmarket strategies should entrepreneurs formulate and execute to better address their interests compared to existing incumbent firms? Should entrepreneurial firms self-regulate their activities in advance of possible regulation?
    3. In what ways can entrepreneurship research be conceptualized and carried out in tandem with nonmarket strategy research, with particular attention to (1) breakthrough or disruptive technologies and (2) social entrepreneurship in the context of financial and managerial constraints and frequent pivots in strategy? 

    An opportunity to share perspectives regarding market and nonmarket strategy would be helpful in sharpening discussion on this topic and in suggesting future research directions. We believe this symposium would serve as a valuable opportunity for management and strategy scholars to come together and discuss these topics which could lead to more rigorous and interesting interdisciplinary academic research and continued interactions in subsequent forums.

    Thank you very much for your interest in advance and we look forward to seeing many of you at the symposium.

    Sincerely yours,

    Dennis Yao (Harvard Business School)
    Jin Hyung Kim (George Washington University)



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    Jin Hyung Kim
    Assistant Professor
    George Washington University
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