Session 201

50th Anniversary of Penrose's (1959) The Theory of the Growth of the Firm

Track I

Date: Monday, October 12, 2009


Time: 12:45 – 14:00


Room: Auditorium

Session Chair:
Yasemin Kor, University of Cambridge


Abstract: Edith Tilton Penrose’s (1959) classic, The Theory of the Growth of the Firm, has proved to be one of the most influential books in the field of management. In honoring and celebrating the 50th anniversary of Penrose’s (1959) classic, a diverse group of scholars will present their views, interpretations, and critiques of the seminal contributions of Edith Penrose in connection to the contemporary research efforts in strategic management. Scholars will provide insights for a future research agenda that highlights under-explored concepts and intuitions from Penrose, and identify synergistic connections to current research inquiries in strategic management. The panel presenters include Yasemin Kor, Joe Mahoney, Margie Peteraf, Christos Pitelis, and Maurizio Zollo. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.

All Sessions in Track I...

Sun: 10:00 – 11:30
Session 264: Strategy in an Uncertain World: “Black Swan” Implications for K&I Scholars
Sun: 13:00 – 14:30
Session 265: The Changing Governance Landscape: Implications for Knowledge and Innovation Scholars
Sun: 15:00 – 16:30
Session 266: Integrating Theories of Problem Formation
Sun: 16:30 – 17:30
Session 313: Knowledge & Innovation, IG Meeting
Mon: 12:45 – 14:00
Session 201: 50th Anniversary of Penrose's (1959) The Theory of the Growth of the Firm
Session 212: Technological Innovation
Mon: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 218: Let the Knowledge Flow...
Session 223: Exploration and Novelty
Mon: 17:15 – 18:30
Session 209: Learning and Collaboration
Session 221: Innovation and Management Practice
Tue: 10:00 – 11:15
Session 202: Microfoundations of Knowledge and Learning
Session 235: Regulating the Market for Ideas: The Role of Communities, Norms, and Networks
Tue: 11:30 – 12:45
Session 203: Dynamic Capabilities
Session 224: Governing Knowledge
Tue: 14:30 – 15:45
Session 207: How Do Capabilities Develop?
Session 210: The Complex Roles of Experience
Wed: 10:00 – 11:15
Session 211: Knowledge Transfer
Session 215: Knowledge-Based Strategic Interaction
Wed: 11:30 – 12:45
Session 213: The Human Factor in Knowledge and Innovation
Session 219: Ambidexterity

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