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AOM PDW - Lean Startups and Innovation Strategy

  • 1.  AOM PDW - Lean Startups and Innovation Strategy

    Posted 05-14-2018 20:10

    Dear Colleagues,

    Following the popularity of this session two years running, and the emergence of scholarship explicitly addressing this topic, we are delighted to invite you to a thought-provoking PDW at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Chicago at which we'll ask: Do Lean Startup methodologies constitute a new paradigm for innovation strategy? And what research avenues does the Lean Startup phenomenon open up to scholars? [abstract below]


    We are pleased to present an exciting panel of speakers and discussants:

    *Robert Bremner; Stanford U.

    *Kathleen M. Eisenhardt; Stanford U.

    *Nathan Furr; INSEAD

    *Alfonso Gambardella; Bocconi U.

    *Ted Ladd; Hult International Business School

    *Daniel Levinthal; U. of Pennsylvania

    *Elizabeth Pontikes; U. of Chicago

    *Christoph Zott; IESE


    The PDW will take place on Saturday, Aug 11; 2:00PM-4:30PM at Swissôtel Chicago, room Zurich D.

    Please register online at https://secure.aom.org/PDWReg

    Further information on this workshop, and on past workshops, is available here: http://innovationstrategyresearch.com/


    We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!


    David Clough, Sourobh Ghosh, & Andy Wu

    PDW Organizers







    Abstract: "Over the past ten years, there has been a quiet revolution in how entrepreneurial managers think about strategy and innovation. The 'Lean Startup' process and the 'Business Model Canvas' have been widely adopted by entrepreneurs, and the principles they embody have guided many new venture launches and product innovations. Established corporations have attempted to adopt these practices for their in-house innovation efforts with varying levels of success. Academic work explicitly addressing the Lean Startup method is, however, limited. While many underlying principles of the Lean Startup method are already present in the academic literature, emerging work suggests a research-reality gap between extant theory and practice inspired by the Lean Startup method. What new research questions does the Lean Startup movement open up? In our third iteration of this highly popular workshop, we will continue our discussion of these issues, and others. A panel of leading scholars will share their perspectives on interesting directions for future research, and round-table discussion will allow participants to exchange ideas and get feedback on the viability of possible research topics."


    Sponsoring divisions: TIM, ENT, STR



    David Clough

    Assistant Professor, OBHR Division and Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group

    UBC Sauder School of Business

    2053 Main Mall, Vancouver, V6T 1Z2

    Website: www.davidrclough.com

    Blog: www.changemyworldview.com