Session 270

New Frontiers in the Computational Approaches to Strategy and Organization

Track E

Date: Sunday, October 7, 2012


Time: 08:00 – 09:15

Interest Group Panel

Room: North Hall

Session Co-Chairs:

  • Christina Fang, New York University
  • Martin Ganco, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Theory building through computational methods has become well established within the field of strategy and organizations. Computational approaches appear to occupy a unique position on the continuum between the formal rigor of analytical approaches and empirical relevance of verbal theorizing. This makes computational models particularly appropriate for the questions examined within our field. In the session, we take an informal approach to discussing recent advances and challenges in the area of computational research. More specifically, we focus on the relevance of computational methods to a broader strategy and organizations audiences, empirical implementation challenges and future directions. The session will include panel presentations by leading scholars as well as interactive breakout groups and open-ended discussion. Within smaller groups, the participants will have an opportunity to focus on the specific modeling approaches or contexts, for instance, the NK models, organizational learning, and organizational and industry dynamics. We hope the session will not only provide a window into a cutting edge research but also stimulate further interactions among scholars in this area.

All Sessions in Track E...

Sun: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 270: New Frontiers in the Computational Approaches to Strategy and Organization
Sun: 09:30 – 10:45
Session 271: Competing for Innovation
Sun: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 272: Unified Theory of Industry Evolution
Sun: 15:15 – 16:30
Session 52: Networks and competition
Session 66: Competitive strategies in transition
Mon: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 55: Risk, uncertainty and competitive advantage
Session 64: Diverse strategies: Diversification and the evolution of competition
Mon: 09:30 – 10:45
Session 65: Resourceful competitors: Competitive strategies and the resource based view
Mon: 13:30 – 14:45
Session 54: The dynamics of dynamic capabilities
Mon: 16:30 – 17:45
Session 57: Finding your niche: Niche Strategies and Competitive Advantage
Session 245: Competitors, strategy, and competitive dynamics
Tue: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 56: Competitive dynamics meet competitive strategy
Session 254: Capital Markets and Efficiency
Tue: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 58: Innovation and competitive strategy
Tue: 14:15 – 15:30
Session 60: The sustainability of competitive advantage
Session 61: Value creation and value capture
Tue: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 62: Acquiring competitive success? Mergers and acquisitions
Tue: 17:30 – 18:45
Session 59: Tempus fugit? Competitive strategy over time

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