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AOM presenter symposium "Renewed Interests in Geography"

  • 1.  AOM presenter symposium "Renewed Interests in Geography"

    Posted 07-20-2021 17:58
    Renewed Interests in Geography: Implications for Innovation and Firm Strategy
    Session type: Presenter symposium
    Format: Synchronous Live Open
    Scheduled: Tuesday, August 3 2021, 15:30 - 17:00 EDT
    Program Session: 1328 | Sponsors: STR


    Scholars have shown renewed interest in understanding how geography affects inventors and firms, paying increasing attention to its relation to issues such as gender inequality, regional dynamics, intellectual property litigation, and political uncertainty. This symposium aims to extend this conversation by including four empirical studies that explore the following questions: 1) How does geography affect the inventor gender gap (i.e., female vs. male inventor activity)? 2) How do the dynamics of industry clusters (i.e., the patterns of growth or decline) affect the novelty of firm innovation? 3) Why is patent litigation so geographically concentrated across countries? and 4) How does political risk affect firms' decision to locate in the capital city? We expect that this symposium will encourage cross-fertilization of ideas between different literatures in management and between literatures in management and other fields.


    Presentations and Authors

    • "The Role of Location on the Inventor Gender Gap: Are Women Geographically Constrained?" by Mercedes Delgado (Copenhagen Business School), Luca Gius (MIT), Myriam Mariani (Bocconi U.), & Fiona Murray (MIT)
    • "Cluster Dynamics, Employee Mobility, and Novelty of Firms' Technological Innovation" by Min Jung Kim (U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) & Myles Shaver (U. of Minnesota)
    • "Why is Patent Litigation Geographically Concentrated?" by Minyuan Zhao (Washington U. in St. Louis, Olin Business School) & Shixiang Wang (Zhejiang U.)
    • "Locating in the Center of Power: Washington DC Headquarters as a Political Strategy" by Jing Deng (U. of Colorado, Boulder)



    • Myles Shaver, U. of Minnesota
    • Janet Bercovitz, U. of Colorado, Boulder



    • Min Jung Kim, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Jing Deng, U. of Colorado, Boulder

    Min Jung Kim
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign