Conference Committee


Program Co-Chairs


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Björn Ambos

...is a Chaired Professor of Strategic Management and Director at the Institute of Management of the University of St. Gallen. He previously held positions at the University of Edinburgh...
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Igor Filatotchev

...is an Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise and Professor of Corporate Governance and Strategy at Cass Business School, City University London. He is also a Visiting Professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business ...
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Ondrej Landa

...is the founder and president of the Prague-based Inventa Group. He is an internationally known lecturer and management consultant to international companies in the Czech Republic and abroad. His activities focus on strategy development...
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Conference Theme Track Chairs


Track A: Institutional Transitions and Business Strategy picture of Tatiana Kostova
Tatiana Kostova

...is the Buck Mickel Chair and Professor of International Business at the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business. Her research is on MNC management, including topics like ...
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Track B: Sectoral Transitions and Sustainability picture of Maurizio Zollo
Maurizio Zollo

...the Dean’s Chaired Professor in Strategy and Sustainability at the Management and Technology department of Bocconi University, and director of the Center for Research in Organization and Management (CROMA). He also has a part-time chair appointment at the Vienna School of Economics...
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Track C: Understanding Transitions in Business Models picture of Stephen B Tallman
Stephen B Tallman

...is the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professor of Business at the University of Richmond. He earned his Ph.D. in strategy and international business from UCLA in 1988. He served as chair of the International Management Division of the AoM (1998-99) and of the Global Strategy...
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Track D: General Track picture of Frank T. Rothaermel
Frank T. Rothaermel

...is a professor of strategy at the Georgia Institute of Technology and an Alfred P. Sloan Industry Studies Fellow. He holds the Russell and Nancy McDonough Chair in Business and a National Science Foundation CAREER award...
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Interest Group Track Chairs


Track E: Competitive Strategy picture of Glenn Hoetker
Glenn Hoetker

...is Dean's Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar and Associate Professor at Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business. His research sits at the intersection of strategy, globalization and innovation...
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Track F: Corporate Strategy picture of Donald Bergh
Donald Bergh

...is the Louis D. Beaumont Chair of Business Administration and Professor of Management at the University of Denver. He previously held positions at Penn State, Cornell, Purdue, and regularly visits University College Dublin...
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Track G: Global Strategy picture of Timothy Devinney
Timothy Devinney

...is University Leadership Professor in International Business at University of Leeds. He has held positions at the University of Chicago, Vanderbilt, UCLA and Australian Graduate School of Management...
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Track H: Strategy Process picture of Tomi Laamanen
Tomi Laamanen

...is Chaired Professor of Strategic Management, Director of the Institute of Management, Director of the PhD Program of Management, and Academic Director of the Strategy and International Management Master (SIM) Program of the University of St.Gallen. He holds two D.Sc. degrees; one in Strategy and one in Finance....
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Track I: Knowledge and Innovation picture of Gabriel Szulanski
Gabriel Szulanski

...is Professor of Strategy at INSEAD Singapore, where he is currently the area chair. His research focuses on the exploitation of knowledge assets, such as the transfer of best practices, and on the making of strategy...
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Track J: Strategy Practice picture of Timo Santalainen
Timo Santalainen

...career concept is a combination of academia, business and consulting. His previous academic positions include professorships at Thunderbird ...
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Track K: Entrepreneurship and Strategy picture of Christopher Tucci
Christopher Tucci

... is Professor of Management of Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, where he holds the Chair in Corporate Strategy & Innovation...
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Track L: Strategic Human Capital picture of Patrick Wright
Patrick Wright

... is Thomas C. Vandiver Bicentennial Chair in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining USC he has served on the faculties at Cornell University, Texas A&M University and the University of Notre Dame. Patrick Wright teaches, conducts research, and consults in the area of ...
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Track M: Stakeholder Strategy picture of Jeffrey Harrison
Jeffrey Harrison

... is the W. David Robbins Chair of Strategic Management at the Robins School of Business, University of Richmond...
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Track N: Cooperative Strategies picture of Jeffrey Reuer
Jeffrey Reuer

... is the Guggenheim Endowed Chair and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado. He is a Fellow of the SMS and the first recipient of the SMS Emerging Scholar Award. He is an Associate Editor of ...
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Track O: Strategic Leadership and Governance picture of Parthiban David
Parthiban David

... is an Associate Professor and holds the Collins Chair in Strategy at the Kogod School of Business in American University in Washington, D.C., ...
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Track T: Excellence in Teaching picture of Jay Dial
Jay Dial

...is a Clinical Associate Professor of Management at The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree in General Management/Strategy from Harvard University and has an MBA...
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Sunday Interest Group Session Leaders


Competitive Strategy picture of Gary Dushnitsky
Gary Dushnitsky

... is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School, and Academic Director of the Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is also a Senior Fellow at ...
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Corporate Strategy picture of Laszlo Tihanyi
Laszlo Tihanyi

...is the B. Marie Oth Professor in Business Administration in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. in strategic management from Indiana University. His papers on corporate...
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Global Strategy picture of Elizabeth Rose
Elizabeth Rose

... is Professor of Management at the University of Otago, having previously held appointments at University of Southern California, University of Auckland, Victoria University ...
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Strategy Process picture of Taco Reus
Taco Reus

...is an Associate Professor at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research focuses on how acquirers differ in managing the unique environment they encounter during the process of post-merger integration...
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Knowledge and Innovation picture of Corey Phelps
Corey Phelps

...is an Associate Professor of Strategy at HEC Paris. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor and Dempsey Faculty Fellow at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington. He completed his Ph.D. at the Stern School of Business, New York...
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Strategy Practice picture of Hanna Lehtimaki
Hanna Lehtimaki

... is a Professor of Innovation Management at the University of Eastern Finland Business School and a docent at the University of Tampere. Her research interests include business and management innovation, stakeholder and ...
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Entrepreneurship and Strategy picture of Garry Bruton
Garry Bruton

... is a professor at Texas Christian University. His research focuses on the intersection of entrepreneurship, strategy and international business ...
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Strategic Human Capital picture of Todd Zenger
Todd Zenger

...is the Robert and Barbara Frick Professor of Business Strategy at the Olin Business School of Washington University where he serves as Area Chair in Strategy, and has previously served as Senior Associate Dean, and Chair of the tenured faculty...
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Stakeholder Strategy picture of Richard Priem
Richard Priem

...is Professor of Strategy at the Neeley School of Business at the Texas Christian University where he holds the Luther Henderson Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership. He also is Professor of Strategy at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, where he holds...
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Cooperative Strategy picture of Dovev Lavie
Dovev Lavie

...is a Full Professor and Vice Dean of MBA Programs at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion. He earned his Ph.D. in Management at the Wharton School and served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin...
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Strategic Leadership & Governance picture of Karen Schnatterly
Karen Schnatterly

...is an Associate Professor at the Trulaske College of Business and the Emma S. Hibbs Distinguished Professor, University of Missouri. Her areas of expertise include white-collar crime’s antecedents and outcomes, and corporate governance’s influence...
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Teaching Community picture of Margaret Cording
Margaret Cording

...is a Professor of Strategy at IMD. Her research seeks to enhance management's ability to implement key strategic initiatives such as post-merger integration. Margaret Cording's research has been published in the Academy of Management...
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Paper Competition Chairs

SMS Best Conference Paper Co-Chair picture of Rodolphe Durand
Rodolphe Durand

... the GDF-Suez professor of strategy at HEC-Paris. He is the MSc in Strategic Management’s Academic Director. On the aftermath of the crisis, he launched the ‘Society and Organizations’ Research Center at HEC-Paris ...
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SMS Best Conference Paper Co-Chair picture of Robert Nixon
Robert Nixon

... is the Associate Dean for Masters Programs and holds the Fischer Chair in Family Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at the University of Louisville ...
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SMS Best Conference Practice Implications Paper Chair picture of Sotirios Paroutis
Sotirios Paroutis

... is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Warwick Business School, United Kingdom. His research covers topics at the intersections of strategy practice and process such as: discourse, tools and cognition, strategy directors, workshops...
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Best Conference PhD Paper Prize Co-Chair picture of Sarah Kaplan
Sarah Kaplan

...is the Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She is author of the New York Times business bestseller, Creative Destruction, challenging the notion of...
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Best Conference PhD Paper Prize Co-Chair picture of Tomi Laamanen
Tomi Laamanen

...is Chaired Professor of Strategic Management, Director of the Institute of Management, Director of the PhD Program of Management, and Academic Director of the Strategy and International Management Master (SIM) Program of the University of St.Gallen. He holds two D.Sc. degrees; one in Strategy and one in Finance....
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