PhD Workshop at the SMS 2009 Conference DC

Breakfast (Room 2)


Pierre Dussauge — HEC-Paris

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Pierre Dussauge is a Professor of Strategic Management at HEC-Paris. He is a graduate of HEC and earned a PhD. in management science from the Paris-Dauphine University. He was a visiting professor of Corporate Strategy at the Ross Business School of the University of Michigan from 1991 to 2003 and has also had visiting positions and teaching assignments at Insead, at the Indian School of Business (Hyderabad), at Tsinghua Universty (Beijing), at IESE (Barcelona, Spain), etc. He is the author or co-author of several books in the field of strategic management and of many articles published in academic or practitioner-oriented journals, notably Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, International Studies in Management and Organization, Long Range Planning, European Management Journal, etc. Pierre Dussauge was the Editor of the European Management Review from 2002 to 2005

Joe Mahoney — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Joseph T. Mahoney earned his BA, MA, and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, with a doctorate in Business Economics from Wharton. He joined the College of Business of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988, and is Caterpillar Chair in Business, and Director of Graduate Studies. His research interest is organizational economics, which includes: the behavioral theory of the firm, resource-based, transaction costs, real-options, property rights, stakeholder and agency theory. Joe Mahoney has published numerous articles which have been cited in print over 6,000 times from scholars in 65 countries. His 2005 Sage book, Economic Foundations of Strategy, has been adopted by over 30 doctoral programs. Currently, he is an Associate Editor of Strategic Management Journal and serves on editorial boards for Journal of Business Research, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, International Journal of Strategic Change Management and Strategic Organization. He served on the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Executive Committee and is past Chair of the BPS Division. Joe has taught undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. courses and is a five time outstanding teaching award winner.

Developing and Defending Your Research Proposal


Paul Drnevich — University of Alabama

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Paul Drnevich holds a Ph.D. in Strategy from Purdue University and is currently an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at The University of Alabama. His research interests include: Empirically examining theoretical approaches to competitive advantage and value creation/appropriation and the effects of the firm’s economic, political, and technological environments; The implications of technology, knowledge, and innovation for entrepreneurial and small business ventures; The use of virtual environments and agent-based simulations to study strategic decision making in intra- and inter-organizational networks. He has authored several referred journal articles and book chapters and has an active pipeline of research projects in process at major academic journals. He has presented over two dozen papers at major international conferences such as AOM, ACAC, BCERC, and SMS. He has been an active member of the Strategic Management Society since 2001. Prior to academia, Paul Drnevich worked for McKinsey’s High Tech practice.

Anne Parmigiani — University of Oregon

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Anne Parmigiani is an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Oregon and is currently a Visiting Research Professor at Bocconi University. She received her PhD in Corporate Strategy and an MA in Economics from the University of Michigan. She also has an MBA and BS degrees from Penn State University. Her research involves vertical interfirm relationships, procurement decisions, and firm capabilities. Her research has been published in the Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Management, the Academy of Management Annals, and the Strategic Management Journal. She has served on the Executive and Research committees of the BPS division of the Academy of Management and has previously served as a Representative at Large, for the Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group of SMS. She serves on the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal and is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Operations Management and the Journal of Management.

Coffee break
Interactive Roundtables on Research Proposals

Team 1: Alliances and Networks

Birgul Arslan — Koc University

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Birgul Arslan is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Strategy and Business Policy at HEC Paris. Her topic of interest is performance outcomes of strategic alliances for partnering firms. She has a Master of Arts in Management Information Systems and Bachelor of Arts in Management from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Giada Di Stefano — HEC-Paris

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Giada Di Stefano is a PhD Candidate at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy. Her research interests are in the areas of Strategy, Innovation and Technology. In particular, she is interested in the management of intellectual property (with a special focus on the role that communities and their norms may play in this respect within contexts in which the use of formal intellectual property rights is intrinsically problematic), user innovation and dynamic capabilities. She holds a Laurea Degree (MS and BA) in Business Administration and Management from Bocconi. Before starting her PhD, she has been working as product manager for L'Oréal Italy.

Som Dutta — Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta

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Somnath Dutta is a doctoral student in Strategic Management at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. He joined the program from the petrochemical industry, where he had almost eleven years of experience in product management, marketing and corporate strategy. His former employers include the Vardhman Group, The Duncan Goenka group and Haldia Petrochemicals. He received his bachelor's degree in Textile Technology from the University of Calcutta and his Masters degree in Management from the VGSOM, IIT Kharagpur. His current research interest is on the issues of managing creativity and innovation. Somnath works with Dr. Sougata Ray and is scheduled to complete his PhD in early 2010.

Exequiel Hernandez — University of Pennsylvania

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Exequiel Hernandez is a PhD student at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. His research focuses on how social capital arising from firms’ network ties to various external organizations—including firms, immigrant groups, and other stakeholders—affects firm strategy and performance. Through this theoretical lends, he studies foreign market entry, mergers and acquisitions, technological innovation, and the conditions under which network ties enable or constrain firm performance. His work has been published in Organization Science. He holds a BS and Masters in Accountancy from Brigham Young University.

Rajiv Kozhikode — Simon Fraser University

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Rajiv Krishnan Kozhikode is in his fifth year in the PhD program at the department of management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He successfully defended my dissertation proposal in June 2009. In the fall of 2009, he will be a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York. In my dissertation, he seeks to examine whether and how organizations and entrepreneurs would be able manage the spatial and temporal inconsistencies in the political ideologies and institutional logics promoted by the elites who control the regulatory environment. Rajiv Krishnan Kozhikode is also interested in other areas in Strategic Management and Organizations such as Social Networks, Organizational Innovation, M&A and Real Options. His papers are now under review, or have been invited for resubmission, or are ready for submission at leading management journals.

Natalya Totskaya — Concordia University

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Natalya Totskaya is a PhD Candidate at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. She has started her doctoral studies in 2006, she is currently working on her dissertation proposal. Natalya Totskaya’s research interests are in business groups development in emerging and transition economies, with particular focus on changes in groups’ conduct and structure caused by transforming institutional environment. Prior to entering PhD in Business Administration Program Natalya Totskaya has worked as business analyst, and brand manager for several large companies in Russia. She also held academic positions at the Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management and Novosibirsk State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. She has number of publications and conference presentations in Russia, Canada, and the USA.

Jay Anand — Ohio State University — Faculty

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Jaideep (Jay) Anand is the William H. Davis Chair and Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Strategy at the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University. Prior to joining Fisher, he was faculty at the University of Michigan (Ross). He earned a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His interests include corporate growth, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures & strategic alliances, global strategy and strategy implementation. He regularly consults and conducts executive education programs with companies all over the world. He has worked in more than a dozen countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. He has appeared on ABC, NBC and CBS TV News, National Public Radio and Summit Business TV and has been referenced in The Economist, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CEO magazine, Knowledge@Wharton and other popular media in several countries. He has received several awards for his teaching and contribution to management knowledge, including Outstanding Editorial Board Member from the Strategic Management Journal (2010), the Best Reviewer Award from JIBS (2009), the Pacesetter Research Award (top research award at Fisher College) (2008), Executive education teaching awards (2014 & 2009), MBA Teaching awards (2012, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2003 and 1997), Best PhD Teacher award nomination (2004 and 2001), Booz, Allen and Hamilton Fellowship (2002), Best Research Paper Award in International Management (2001), the Outstanding Reviewer award from the Academy of Management (2000), F.W.P. Jones Award for Outstanding Faculty (1996-98), and several other international awards for research and professional excellence, and has been selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in America since 2006.

Team 2: Corporate & International Strategy

Joanna Campbell — University of Cincinnati

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Joanna Tochman Campbell is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. She holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Texas A&M University. She was previously on faculty at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. Her research interests lie at the intersection of top executives, corporate governance, and stakeholder management issues. For instance, her current research explores the role of executive background in value creation for various stakeholder groups. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in several outlets, including Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Research Policy, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

Luis Dau — Northeastern University

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Luis Dau is a doctoral candidate in International Business/Strategy at the University of South Carolina. His research centers on the strategic response of emerging-market firms to pro-market reforms and other types of institutional change. He has papers accepted for publication at Academy of Management Journal and Management International Review and currently has a revise and resubmit at Strategic Management Journal. Before joining the program, he was a successful entrepreneur who co-established a chain of fast-food restaurants and a real estate development company. He also graduated valedictorian from his global MBA, granted jointly by Thunderbird and Monterrey Tech.

Songcui Hu — University of Arizona

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Songcui Hu is a third year Ph.D. student in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include bounded rationality, organizational learning and adaptation, strategy, cognition, heuristics, and risk taking in organizational decision making. More specifically, she focuses on how firms learn, make decisions and capture opportunities in fast-moving, unpredictable environments. Her current work examines how much and how fast firms learn from their historical and social (reference groups’) experience, how firms set their aspiration levels under changing environment, and how firm and industry effects matter in learning/adapting speeds. She holds a Bachelor degree in Marketing and Management and a Master’s degree in Business Administration both from Zhejiang University, China.

Jean-Malik Dumas — Tilburg University

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Jean-Malik Dumas is a PhD candidate in Tilburg University, Netherlands. A French national, he has spent 10 years studying and working in Ukraine, Netherlands, Japan and USA. Under the supervision of Professor Jean-François Hennart, he develops a PhD thesis exploring how multinational enterprises face limits in their international expansion, how they react and whether they are able to develop an international coordination capability. Jean-Malik Dumas's research interests are in International Management, Managerial & Organizational Cognition as well as Organization Theory. He has an extensive teaching experience at undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. He is fluent in French, English and Russian.

Nel Dutt — Bocconi University

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Nel Dutt is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at Bocconi University, Italy. She completed her Ph.D. in Strategy from Duke University, USA, and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering from Dartmouth College, USA. Nel Dutt takes an evolutionary perspective in examining issues of problem-based search and strategic change, and is particularly interested in phenomena in which firm strategy interacts with environmental policy. Nel Dutt’s current research combines her engineering background with her business training to examine U.S. Electric Utility companies’ longitudinal search and sourcing strategies with regards to renewable electricity generation. Her research has been published in Management Science and the Strategic Management Journal, where she also serves on the editorial board.

Roberto Galang — Ateneo de Manila University

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Roberto Martin N. Galang teaches strategy as at the John Gokongwei School of Management at Ateneo de Manila University. His research interests revolve around the impact of government institutional inefficiencies on firm behavior. His work has been published in the Journal of Management Studies, Business and Society, and the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. He completed his PhD in Management from the IESE Business School and his MSc in Development Economics from Oxford University. Prior to becoming an academic, he has had close to ten years of professional experience as an economic consultant in the United States and the Philippines, analyzing public policy issues for private corporations.

Minyuan Zhao — University of Pennsylvania — Faculty

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Minyuan Zhao is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. She earned her Ph.D. from Stern School of Business, New York University in May 2004. Before joining Michigan, Minyuan Zhao was an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, where she taught Strategy and International Environment classes to MBA and EMBA students. Her research interests are in the interaction between firm strategies and external environments in a global context. Her papers on multinational R&D organization received first place in the 2003 INFORMS Dissertation Proposal Competition, the BPS Best Paper Award at the Academy of Management in 2004, and the Best Conference Paper Award at the Strategic Management Society in 2006. Her recent studies examine alliance strategies of multi-unit firms and how internal linkages among firms' geographically dispersed units allow them to alleviate uncertainties at the local level.

Team 3: Capabilities/Knowledge

Anindya Ghosh — Indian School of Business

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Anindya Ghosh is a doctoral candidate in the Management Department at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His interests lie at the intersection of technology innovation, strategy & entrepreneurship.Prior to pursuing his PhD, Anindya worked in the telecommunications industry for over twelve years in Spain, USA and India as an entrepreneur, manager and engineer. Anindya received his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur, MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona and M.S. in Managerial Science and Applied Economics from University of Pennsylvania.

Pitòsh Heyden — University of Newcastle

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Mariano “Pitòsh” Heyden is a PhD candidate in the Department of Strategic Management & Business Environment at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and affiliated with the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). In 2008 he obtained his MPhil degree Cum Laude from ERIM and prior to that he obtained his BSc in Business Administration from the University of the Netherlands Antilles in 2006 With Honors. He is currently chairman of ERIM’s PhD Council and extracurricularly he is a Sea Scout Master as well as active in several competitive team sports (sailing & baseball).

Nicola McCarthy — Georgia Institute of Technology

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Nicola McCarthy is a PhD candidate in Strategic Management at the College of Management in the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research interests include definition and measurement of Competitive Advantage, Analytics and Decision Making, and Statistical Modeling of Dynamic Systems. She has a Master of Science in Statistics from the School of Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and a BA in Mathematics and Statistics from University College Cork, Ireland. She will also be presenting her paper with Frank Rothaermel at the Strategic Management Society Conference 2009.

Anthony Scime — Purdue University

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Anthony C. Scime is a doctoral candidate in strategic management at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. He has received an MBA from the University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, and a BA from Franklin & Marshall College. His work has been presented at the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society annual conferences. His current research interests include the origin of resource advantages, particularly through strategic factor market activity, opportunity recognition, and competitive behavior.

Uriel Stettner — Tel Aviv University

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Uriel Stettner is a doctoral student at Tel Aviv University, Israel, working under the supervision of Dr. Dovev Lavie and Prof. Shmuel Ellis. His research interests in strategic management include the performance implications of governance mode choices and the balance between exploration and exploitation. As part of his dissertation, he examines new approaches for balancing exploration and exploitation within and across alliances, acquisitions, and internal product development efforts of software firms. His research has been accepted for presentation at the SMS conference and he is collaborating on a submission to the AOM Annals with Dr. Dovev Lavie and Prof. Michael Tushman.

Jennifer Tae — London Business School

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Jennifer Tae joined the Ph.D. program in the Strategic and International Management area at the London Business School in 2007. She works under the supervision of Dr. Michael G. Jacobides in the broad topic of the industry evolution. Her main research interest is in understanding how new industry architectures emerge, particularly how incumbent firms in different industries coordinate their activities and create a new sector. She is currently in the process of refining her dissertation topic in this direction. Her current work explores what competitive conditions with a segment affect the overall value distribution within a sector. Jennifer received a Master of Arts in International Commerce from Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea). Prior to joining the London Business School, she also worked in the management consulting and FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) industry.

Tammy Madsen — Santa Clara University — Faculty

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Tammy Madsen (Ph.D., UCLA) is Associate Professor of Strategy and Chair of the Management Department at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. Her research interests are at the intersection of strategy, competitive heterogeneity, and firm and industry evolution. Her most recent work explores how innovation contributes to sustained differences in superior profits among rivals and how cohort effects influence competitive heterogeneity following an industry shock. Her work has received various awards from the Business Policy & Strategy (BPS) Division of the Academy of Management including the Glueck Best Paper Award and appears in a variety of journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Knowledge Management and International Marketing Review. She serves on the editorial review boards of SMJ, SEJ, and AMR. Tammy Madsen also previously served as Chair of the BPS Division of the Academy of Management and Chair of INFORMS College on Organization Science. She teaches in the areas of strategy, innovation (crowdsourcing, ecoystems), and entrepreneurship at SCU.

Team 4: Decision making/Sense-making

Sun Hyun Park — Seoul National University

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Sun Hyun Park is currently enrolled in the third year strategy Ph.D. program of the University of Michigan. His research interests focus on behavioral approaches to strategic decision making, specifically in the area of corporate governance. In particular, he is interested in the social, political, and psychological processes influencing the strategic decision making of directors and top executives and its consequences at the individual/firm level. Before Sun Hyun Park join the Ph.D. program at Ross, he worked for the former DaimlerChrysler as controlling manager, followed by the company’s international management associate program. He received his MBA and BBA from Seoul National University in Korea

Tim Quigley — University of Georgia

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Tim Quigley is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Georgia. His research is focused on CEO’s, top executives, and managerial discretion. More specifically, Tim’s interests lie in understanding how and when CEOs and other top executives impact organizational outcomes, the causes and outcomes of CEO succession, and how these have changed over the course of time. Tim received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Penn State University, is on the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal, and will be organizing the “macro” track for the 2017 Academy of Management Research Methods Division consortium. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., Tim worked in non-profit, publishing, and technology related positions including several years on the management team of an internet consulting firm in Philadelphia.

Galia Rosen Schwarz — Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

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Galia Rosen Schwarz is a Ph.D student at the Technion, Israel institute of Technology, since 2005. Her research focuses on organizational innovation processes that lead towards superior performance, and the conditions under which innovation is supported or suppressed. She holds a B.Sc in Food & Biotechnology engineering from the Technion and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University (major- finance). She has 10 years of work experience in marketing and business development at international medical device and biotechnology companies.

Jens Schmidt — Aalto University

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Jens Schmidt is a German who has been living in Finland for five years. He holds a M.Sc. degree in industrial engineering and management from both the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) and Helsinki University of Technology. He has five years of work experience in business development and international project management from Itella (the former Finland Post Corp.). He has been a Ph.D. student in Helsinki University of Technology since 2007, focusing in his research on business expansion and multi-market strategies leveraging existing customers.

Rebekka Skubinn — Leibniz University of Hannover

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Rebekka Sputtek, MSc is PhD candidate and research associate at the Institute of Management (IfB), University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. She holds a Master of Science degree in International Business from the University of Maastricht, Netherlands. Her research interests lie within the interface of strategic management and psychology. Namely, she investigates strategic decision maker's personalities, emotions and decision making processes. In this context, she draws on Upper Echelons- and Behavioral Theory.

Daniel Glinz — University of Zurich

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Hossam Zeitoun — University of Warwick

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Hossam Zeitoun received his Master of Arts in Business Administration in July 2006 from the University of Zurich (Switzerland). He currently works as an assistant for the Professor of Organization Theory, Technology and Innovation Management at the University of Zurich. Hossam Zeitoun’s principal research interest lies in the field of corporate governance. His empirical investigations concern the relationships between corporate governance, the selection and self-selection of top managers, and the employees' well-being. His research project is funded by a two-year research grant from the Swiss National Fund until September 2010.

Annette Ranft — University of Tennessee — Faculty

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Annette L. Ranft (Ph.D., University of North Carolina) is the Jim Moran Associate Professor and Department Chair of Management at Florida State University. She previously held appointments at Wake Forest University and West Virginia University. Annette Ranft has been an active contributor in SMS as a presenter, reviewer, discussant and session chair since 1998. She has been a member of the Conference Best Paper Selection Committee and is the current chair of the Strategy Process Interest Group. She is also actively involved in the BPS division of the Academy of Management. Her research interests are primarily in the areas of knowledge management and corporate strategy, particularly in the contexts of international expansion and acquisitions. She won the BPS Free Press Outstanding Dissertation Award for her work examining knowledge preservation and transfer in acquisitions. Her research has been published in such journals as Organization Science, the Journal of International Business Studies, and the Journal of Management. Annette Ranft has a MS from Georgia Tech and a BS in mathematics from Appalachian State University.

Lunch (Hotel Restaurant)
Panel on Corporate Strategy Research


Ravi Madhavan — University of Pittsburgh

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Ravi Madhavan is Professor of Business Administration and Alcoa Foundation International Faculty Fellow at the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, USA. He received his PhD in strategic management from the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on alliance networks and M&A as mechanisms to recombine corporate resources. Ravi has published papers in premier journals including the Strategic Management Journal, and has received research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In addition to reviewing and editorial board memberships, his professional service has included membership on the BPS Research Committee (Academy of Management) and on the Sunbelt Meeting Program Committee (International Network for Social Network Analysis), as well as serving as the Executive Director of the Industry Studies Association. Ravi has been a member of SMS since 1994, and is currently a Representative-at-Large in the Cooperative Strategy Interest Group.

Cathy Maritan — Syracuse University

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Catherine Maritan is an Associate Professor at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University. She received a Ph.D. in strategic management from Purdue University, has held visiting appointments at Dartmouth College and Purdue, and served on the faculty of SUNY Buffalo. Her research on how firms develop and use capabilities has been published in leading outlets such as Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Journal of Management. She is Senior Associate Editor at Journal of Management and on the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal. She has long been active in SMS, with involvement in both the Strategy Process and Competitive Strategy Interest Groups and currently Co-Chairs the Strategy Research Funding Programs. Prior to entering academia, she worked as a mining engineer and as a corporate banker, in North America and in Europe.

Todd Zenger — University of Utah

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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. He completed his undergraduate degree in economics at Stanford University and his PhD in strategy and organization at UCLA. Todd Zenger’s research focuses on topics of human capital, organizational design and incentives, and the theory of the firm. Todd Zenger has published in a wide range of leading academic journals, including Strategic Management Journal, Human Resource Management, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, and Management Science. He currently serves or has previously served on the editorial boards of many of these same journals. He has also been on the Executive Board of the BPS Division of AOM and Chair of INFORMS College on Organization Science.

Panel on Competitive Strategy Research


Sharon Alvarez — University of Denver

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Sharon Alvarez is the Walter Koch Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. She previously served as an Associate Professor of entrepreneurship and management, and the Academic Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the Max M. Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University. Sharon Alvarez is the Past Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management and has been a Representative at Large for the SMS Entrepreneurship Interest Group. She was a Max Planck Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Entrepreneurship and Economic Systems Research, a visiting professor at Sun Yet-sen University in China, and is currently a visiting professor at University of Alberta. Her current research includes entrepreneurship theory of opportunities, firm, and market emergence. Sharon Alvarez is an Associate Editor for Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and she has published in Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management, and Human Resource Management Journal.

Ming-Jer Chen — University of Virginia

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Ming-Jer Chen is the Leslie Grayson Professor at University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. A pioneer in competitive dynamics and ambicultural management, he has written two books and published in Academy of Management Review (AMR) and Strategic Management Journal (SMJ), among others. He has received numerous awards including the AMR (1996) and Journal of Management Inquiry (2008) Best Paper Awards. A Fellow and President of the Academy of Management and Fellow of the Strategic Management Society, he has served as AMR’s associate editor and chair of the Academy’s Business Policy and Strategy Division. Before Darden, he was on the faculties of Columbia and Wharton/Penn. He has held honorable or visiting appointments at universities in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He has contributed to the East-West dialogue through keynote speeches at forums hosted by the World Economic Forum and HSM, and as a columnist for Harvard Business Review (Chinese).

Gerry McNamara — Michigan State University

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Dr. Gerry McNamara is a Professor of Management at Michigan State University. His research examines the effects of behavioral factors, organizational practices, and strategic positioning on organizational decision-making and risk taking. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Applied Psychololgy, the Journal of Management, and the Journal of International Business Studies. Dr. McNamara’s research has been abstracted in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Business Week, the Economist, and Financial Week. He is a co-author of the textbook Strategic Management: Creating Competitive Advantages with Greg Dess and Alan Eisner. He serves as an Associate Editor for the Strategic Management Journal and previously served as an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Journal.

Planning for Publication


Rich Bettis — University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

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Rich Bettis is the Ellison Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business of the University of North Carolina. He has won the SMJ Dan and Mary Lou Schendel Best Paper prize and been elected to the Fellows of SMS. He has served on the Academy of Management Board and on the Strategic Management Society Board, where he also served a 3-year term as President. He has been a Consulting Editor of the Academy of Management Review, and an Associate Editor of Management Science. In 1995 he became an SMJ Associate Editor and in 2007 became an SMJ Co-Editor where his term will expire at the end of 2015.

Lorraine Eden — Texas A&M University

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Lorraine Eden serves as a Professor of Management in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. She received her Ph.D. in International Economics from Dalhousie University, M.A. in Economics from McGill University and her B.A. in Economics from Mount Allison University. Lorraine Eden is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Business Studies. Her research focuses on the political economy of multinational enterprises (MNEs), where she is best known for her work on transfer pricing (the pricing of products traded within MNEs). Her more than 100 publications appear in journals such as Academy of Management Journal; Academy of Management Review; Accounting, Organizations and Society; Canadian Journal of Economics and Journal of International Business Studies;. She has been guest editor for Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies and Millennium. Lorraine Eden has received several research awards including a Canada-US Fulbright Research Fellowship at Harvard University (1992-93); a Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs Case Teaching and Research at Harvard University (1991-92); a Carleton University Faculty Research Achievement Award (1994-95); a Texas A&M Bush International Research Award (2002-2003); and a Texas A&M University Faculty Fellowship (2002-2007). She was Vice President and 2002 Program Chair for the Academy of International Business, and in 2004 she was elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business. She was the founder of three organizations: WEN (Women Economists Network), ALIAS (Active Learning in International Affairs), and WAIB (Women in the Academy of International Business). She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on international business and multinational enterprises, and consults professionally on MNEs and transfer pricing.

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.

Ed 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.

Launching Your Job Search and Career


Olga Bruyaka — West Virginia University

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Olga Bruyaka, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Management at West Virginia University. She received her PhD in Management from EM Lyon Business School (France). Olga Bruyaka’s research is focused on inter-organizational alliances and is anchored in the resource-based view and signaling theory. In particular, Olga Bruyaka’s studies how alliance portfolios and R&D strategy of high-tech firms shape their resource-based advantage, differential role of alliance portfolio diversity as a predictor of small firms’ shut down versus sell-off, the role of alliance portfolio diversity as a flow signal and its direct and meditating effects on firms’ market value, the effects of firms’ signaling through patents and publications on the formation and composition of alliance portfolios, inter-partner dynamics in light of an adverse event. Olga Bruyaka has publications in highly regarded academic journals including Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Organization, Journal of Business Ethics, and Information Technology and Management journal among others.

Yong Li — State University of New York at Buffalo

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Yong Li is an associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship in the School of Management, State University of New York at Buffalo, and serves as the Academic Director of the university’s Entrepreneurship Academy. His research focuses on how to make venture capital and international investment decisions under uncertainty. He has published in strategy and entrepreneurship journals such as ETP, JBV, JIBS, OrgSci, SEJ and SMJ, among others. He currently serves on the editorial board of SEJ. Yong Li teaches strategy and entrepreneurship courses at the undergraduate, MBA and doctoral levels. He received his Ph.D. in strategy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Reception (Hotel Restaurant)

Strategic Management Society

Washington DC