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SMS Paper Development Workshop: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage in a Discordant World

  • 1.  SMS Paper Development Workshop: Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage in a Discordant World

    Posted 07-14-2021 15:46

    Hello Colleagues,


    While we prepare for the AOM Annual Meeting, we would also like to alert you to a Paper Development Workshop (PDW) we are hosting at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) Virtual Conference in September.


    We have an outstanding panel and interactive breakout groups to provide detailed paper feedback. Please consider joining us and invite doctoral students and other scholars as well. All researchers are welcome to apply.


    Proposals are due by August 17th.




    Panelists:  Bruno Cassiman, Kyle Mayer, Hart Posen, Lori Rosenkopf, Brian Silverman, Mary Tripsas


    Organizers:  Elizabeth Altman, Oliver Baumann, Turanay Caner, Xena Welch Guerra, Nan Jia, Jacqueline Kirtley, Maria Roche, Florenta Teodoridis, Lei Zhang


    Workshop Description:

    At the SMS 41st Annual Conference, the strategic management research community is poised to tackle the discordant challenges we face in strategy scholarship and practice by encouraging and facilitating the development of individual and collective imagination and inspiration. Organizations and communities face multiple discordant shocks, including climate crises, immigration barriers, technological expansions and shifts, supply chain disruptions, political realignments, trade transformations, and a global viral pandemic. To navigate this rapidly changing environment, strategy scholarship must encourage creative approaches to evaluating ways in which firms can organize, collaborate and compete. Our workshop seeks to explore these and similar topics through an interactive panel and Q&A discussion and in-depth facilitated virtual breakout room sessions that bring together a variety of perspectives across diverse strategy communities. 

    Jacqueline Kirtley
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia PA