Doctoral Worskhop Schedule

Saturday, October 6, 2012

8:30 – 9:00
9:00 – 9:30

Jaeyong Song, Seoul National University

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Jaeyong Song received his Ph.D. at the Wharton School. Before joining Seoul National University (SNU), he was a professor at Columbia and Yonsei. He serves as vice president of Korea Academy Society of Business Administration (KASBA) and president of Association of Korean Management Scholars. He won best dissertation Awards from Academy of Management and European International Business Association. He won Chazen Teaching Innovation Award at Columbia Business School, SNU Teaching Award, and the best performing professor award from Yonsei University. He received the best paper awards from KASBA, Korean Academy of Management, and Korean Academy of International business. His papers were published in Management Science, Harvard Business Review, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, and Research Policy. He serves as an editorial board member of Journal of International Business Studies, Long Range Planning, and Global Strategy Journal.

Atul Nerkar, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

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Atul Nerkar is the Jeffrey A. Allred Scholar and Professor in the Strategy Area of the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a faculty member at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Graduate School of Business of Columbia University. He has been an Associate Editor at Management Science and currently serves as a Department Editor at the IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management. He also serves on the editorial board of the Strategic Management Journal. Atul Nerkar's research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Business Venturing, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Management Science and International Journal of Industrial Organization. He won the McKinsey and Company Best Conference Paper Award at the Strategic Management Society Meeting in 2001. Atul Nerkar has a PhD in Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

9:30 – 10:30
Developing and Defending Your Research Proposal

Ram Ranganathan, University of Texas at Austin

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Ram Ranganathan is an Assistant Professor of Strategy in the Management Department in the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas – Austin. He received his Ph.D. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His research examines firm strategy in settings of technological change, with a particular focus on how inter-firm collaborative networks, external stakeholders and intermediaries influence firms’ responses to technological change. His research has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal and Organization Science. Prior to entering academia, Ram worked as a management consultant in Southern California, and as a software engineer in Bengaluru, India.

Prithwiraj Choudhury, Harvard University

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Prithwiraj (Raj) Choudhury is an Assistant Professor in the Technology and Operations Management Unit at the Harvard Business School. He was an Assistant Professor at Wharton prior to joining HBS. His research is focused on human capital and innovation, especially on the mobility of knowledge workers, skilled migration, the role of context in shaping human capital and productivity of knowledge workers. In 2010, he was awarded the Haynes Prize by the Academy of International Business. He earned a DBA from the Harvard Business School where he received the Wyss Doctoral Research Award. He also has degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Management. Prior to academia, he worked as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company and as a Regional Business Manager at Microsoft Corporation.

10:30 – 10:45
Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:00
Planning for Publication

Will Mitchell, University of Toronto

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Will Mitchell is Professor of Business Administration in Strategy and the J. Rex Fuqua Professor of International Management at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He is a faculty associate of Duke’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Health Sector Management Program, and Global Health Initiative. Will Mitchell teaches corporate strategy, business dynamics, and health sector strategy in the MBA, MMS, Ph.D., and Executive Education programs at Duke, as well as in partnership programs in Africa and elsewhere. He studies business dynamics, focusing on how businesses in developed and emerging markets change as the competitive environments change and, in turn, how the business changes contribute to ongoing corporate success or failure. Will Mitchell is a former SMS board member, a member of the SMS Fellows Group, a co-editor of SMJ, an editorial board member of several strategy-related journals in North America, Asia, and Europe, and a board member of Neuland Laboratories, Ltd.

Stephen B Tallman, University of Richmond

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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 Interest Group of the SMS (2001-2005). He was elected to the Fellows of the AIB in 2008. He has served on the editorial review boards of several journals, including SMJ, and became an Associate Editor of SMJ in 2007. He is currently co-editor of Global Strategy Journal. He has authored or edited three books relating to international strategy, and has published numerous book chapters and journal articles in a variety of outlets including AMR, AMJ, SMJ, JMS, CMR, MIR, JIM, and JIBS. His research interests include global outsourcing, international diversification, industry clusters, knowledge transfer in multinational firms, and international alliances and joint ventures. He has been on the faculty of the University of Hawaii and the University of Utah, and the Cranfield School of Management, and has taught at Warwick University Business School, Judge Institute of Management at Cambridge University, Thunderbird AGSIM, INSEAD, and SDA Bocconi, among others.

Timothy Folta, University of Connecticut

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Timothy B. Folta is the Thomas John and Bette Wolff Family Chair of Strategic Entrepreneurship at University of Connecticut. His research and teaching examine both entrepreneurship and corporate strategy, analyzing decisions around entry, exit, and diversification. Tim has held leadership positions in the academy, including serving as a member of the executive committees of the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division (2003-2005) and the Entrepreneurship Division (2015-present). His research has garnered a number of awards, including the 2012 IDEA Foundational Paper Award by the Entrepreneurship Division at the Academy of Management; the 2006 Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration Award for the best conference paper exploring the importance of small business to the U.S. economy or a public policy issue of importance to the entrepreneurial community; and Best Paper prizes at the Academy of Management annual conference in 1994 and 1992. He has published in several leading journals, and is Associate Editor of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (2011-present), co-Editor of a 2016 volume of Advances in Strategic Management, and served on the editorial boards of Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategy Science. He has been a Fellow at the University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (2012-2016) and a Visiting Professor at LUISS University (2008-2014). Prior to his UConn appointment, he held the Brock Family Chair of Strategic Management at Purdue University.

12:00 – 13:15
13:15 – 15:40
Interactive Roundtables on Research Proposals

Jeffrey Reuer, University of Colorado, Boulder

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Jeffrey J. 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 the Strategic Management Journal and a co-editor of a SMJ special issue on the interplay of competition and cooperation, as well as a co-editor of a special issue on international collaborations at the Global Strategy Journal. He was a co-founder of the Cooperative Strategies Interest Group and was a program chair of two SMS conferences. He has also been active in the SMS as a chair of the Doctoral Workshop, an organizer of pre-conference sessions, and a judge for the SMS Best Conference Paper Prize. His research uses organizational economics to investigate firms' external corporate development activities. Recent projects are on the governance and design of alliances, collaborative strategies, and applications of information economics and real options theory to various corporate and international strategy problems.

Prashant Kale, Rice University

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Prashant Kale is currently Associate Professor of Strategic Management with the Jones School of Management, Rice University. He is also a Research Fellow with the Mack Center for Technological Innovation at the Wharton School and a Faculty Associate with the William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan. Prashant Kale does research in the areas of corporate strategy, strategic alliances and acquisitions, and some of his current projects examine issues such as “how do companies choose whether to ally or acquire”, “how do acquisitions create value in emerging markets”, and “how do companies build alliance capability”. His research has received awards from the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society, and his has been published in journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review,

Nandini Lahiri, American University

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Nandini Lahiri is Associate Professor of Management at the Kogod School of Business at American University. Her research lies at the intersection of strategy, international business and technology. She studies the implications of geographic and vertical scope of firms in the context of alliances, R&D and innovation. Her research has been published or is forthcoming in the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal and Organization Science. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Her dissertation won the Business Policy and Strategy Best Dissertation Award at the Academy of Management and was a finalist for the Farmer Dissertation Award and the Gunnar Hedlund Dissertation Award awarded by the Academy of International Business and European Academy of International Business, respectively. At Temple, she teaches business and global strategy in the MBA programs.

Mariko Sakakibara, University of California-Los Angeles

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Mariko Sakakibara is Professor in the Strategy Area of the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has been an Area Editor at the Journal of International Business Studies and on the editorial board of Research Policy. She received her Ph.D. in Business Economics and MBA from Harvard University. Prior to coming to the United States as a Fulbright Scholar, she was deputy director of Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry. Her research interest includes innovation, alliances, intellectual property rights, entrepreneurship, international business and national competitiveness. Her research has been published in Journals such as the American Economic Review, RAND Journal of Economics, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy and Review of Economics and Statistics. She is also a co-author with Michael Porter and Hirotaka Takeuchi of the book, Can Japan Compete?, which was selected as one of the Books of the Year in 2000 by The Economist.

Joanne Oxley, University of Toronto

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Joanne Oxley joined the Rotman School of Management faculty at the University of Toronto in 2004. She teaches strategy and international business courses in the MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD programs and is currently PhD Coordinator for the Strategic Management Area. Joanne Oxley received her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley and has previously served on the faculty of the University of Michigan. Joanne Oxley’s research interests lie at the intersection of strategy and international business. She has published in Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, among others. Many of these publications focus on topics related to international alliances and collaborative strategies. Joanne Oxley is an Associate Editor at Management Science and serves on several editorial boards.

15:40 – 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:20
Job Seeking and Career Strategies

Edward Zajac, Northwestern University

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Ed Zajac is the James F. Beré Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He is an elected Fellow of both the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society. Ed Zajac's research, teaching, and consulting focuses on strategic change, alliances, and corporate governance. He has been recognized as one of the “most highly cited researchers” worldwide in the Institute of Scientific Information’s yearly list of highly cited researchers (representing less than one-half of one percent of all published researchers). This year he received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management, and he was also recently awarded an honorary doctorate from the Free University of Berlin. He served for many years as Co-Editor of the Strategic Management Journal.

Gautam Ahuja, University of Michigan

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Gautam Ahuja is the Harvey C. Fruehauf Professor of Business Administration and Strategy at the University of Michigan. His research interests focus on competitive analysis, technology strategy, and the implications of globalization and the use of mergers, acquisitions and alliances in these contexts. Gautam Ahuja’s research has received several international awards including the Free Press Award for outstanding research in Strategic Management (1997). He has also received numerous teaching awards and honors throughout his career. He has served or is serving as Associate Editor for Management Science, a Senior Editor for Organization Science and as a member of the Editorial Board for Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Strategic Organization

Xavier Martin, Tilburg University

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Xavier Martin (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is Professor of Strategy, International Business and Innovation at Tilburg University (The Netherlands). His research examines how corporate strategies, interfirm relationships, and knowledge-based assets affect each other and jointly affect firm performance, with specific attention to international contexts. His papers have appeared in SMJ, ASQ, AMJ, Organization Science, Management Science, JIBS and Research Policy, among others. In addition to multiple SMS Best Paper/Best Student Paper awards, Xavier Martin is a recipient of the Best International Paper Award (now Dexter Award) from the Academy of Management and both the Haynes Prize for Best Paper and the Richard N. Farmer Best Dissertation Award from the Academy of International Business, as well as several teaching awards. He serves on the editorial board of SMJ, among others. He is a former chair of the Competitive Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society and formerly served on the SMS board.

Gary Dushnitsky, London Business School

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Gary Dushnitsky is an Associate Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship and Academic Director of the Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School. He also serves as a Senior Fellow at The Mack Center for Technological Innovation at The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania). Gary Dushnitsky's work focuses on the economics of entrepreneurship and innovation. He explores the shifting landscape of entrepreneurial finance, exploring such topics as corporate venture capital, crowdfunding, and angel investors. His research appeared in leading academic journals, including Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and Nature Biotechnology. He received several academic distinctions including the 2013 SMS Emerging Scholar Award, the 2009 Kauffmann Junior Faculty Fellowship, and several best dissertation prizes. Gary serves as a senior editor at the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Organization Science, and is an elected officer of the International Strategic Management Society.

17:20 – 17:30
17:30 – 18:50

Strategic Management Society