Session 273

Big Data, Knowledge and Innovation

Track I

Date: Sunday, October 7, 2012


Time: 09:30 – 10:45

Interest Group Panel

Room: Terrace 1

Session Chair:

  • Corey Phelps, McGill University


A recent study estimated that 1.2 zettabytes (10^21) of electronic data were generated annually over the past few years by everything from Twitter posts, Google searches and emails to personal genome mapping, retail transactions, and automatic traffic sensors. Rapid technical advances in sensors, computer networking, data storage, cluster computing, cloud computing and data analytic algorithms have improved our ability to store, relate, aggregate, combine and analyze ever-increasing quantities of data. The advent of the age of “Big Data” holds substantial promise for the creation and diffusion of knowledge, yet presents complex and novel challenges for privacy, security and ethics. This session will explore the implications of Big Data for firm value creation and capture. Why does big data matter – what makes it qualitatively different from data collected before and how can this help firms create value? How will the rise of big data affect companies' ability to innovate - in the form of new products, services, processes and business models? How will big data affect the scale, scope and functioning of economic organization? Implications for strategy scholars will also be examined. What are the opportunities for research and can strategy scholars help inform practice in this domain?

All Sessions in Track I...

Sun: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 274: Knowledge Foundations: A Conversation with Robert Grant about the Knowledge Based View
Sun: 09:30 – 10:45
Session 273: Big Data, Knowledge and Innovation
Sun: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 275: The Changing Nature of Innovation in Emerging Economies
Sun: 15:15 – 16:30
Session 225: Intellectual Property Rights
Session 229: Structure and Innovation
Mon: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 223: Individuals, Teams and Innovation
Session 242: R&D
Mon: 09:30 – 10:45
Session 140: Knowledge Management & Knowledge Structures: Who knows?
Session 226: Technology
Session 235: Learning
Mon: 13:30 – 14:45
Session 222: Integrating Knowledge about Knowledge Integration
Session 227: Knowledge Transfer and Replication
Mon: 16:30 – 17:45
Session 224: Absorptive Capacity
Session 236: Innovation and Performance
Tue: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 230: Ties, Networks, and Innovation
Session 237: Open Innovation
Tue: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 228: Exploration
Session 231: Alliance and Transfer
Tue: 14:15 – 15:30
Session 234: Incumbent Response to Foreign Entry and to Disruptive Innovation
Session 240: Capabilities
Tue: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 233: Structure and Transfer
Session 243: Entrepreneurs, Ventures, and Innovation
Tue: 17:30 – 18:45
Session 232: Innovation and Transfer
Session 239: Ambidexterity / Exploration and Exploitation
Session 244: Knowledge Management

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