Strategic Management Society 2012

32nd International Annual Conference of the Strategic Management Society
“Strategy in Transition”
Prague, Czech Republic: 6-9 October 2012

(1) Preconference Workshop 

Competitive Strategy Interest Group
Junior Faculty and Paper Development Workshop

Saturday, October 6 2012
Time: 13.00-18.30
Room: TBD, Prague Conference Center

Asli Arikan, Ohio State University
Giovanni Battista Dagnino, University of Catania

Timothy B. FoltaPurdue University 
Sarah Kaplan, University of Toronto
Marving Lieberman, University of California at Los Angeles
Kyle Mayer, University of Southern California
Jackson Nickerson, Washington University in St. Louis
Henk W. Volberda, Erasmus University


The Competitive Strategy Interest Group is offering a research focused junior faculty and paper development workshop at the 2012 Strategic Management Society meetings in Prague, Czech Republic. Although all members of the Competitive Strategy IG are invited to participate, preference will be given to junior faculty who defended their dissertations after September 2007. Interested individuals do not have to be registered to attend the 2012 SMS Annual Conference, however, non-conference attendees will only be considered if there is space remaining after conference attendees are accepted.

This workshop will include panel discussions and breakout sessions. Senior faculty panels will discuss critical aspects of the research and publication process, ways to craft a successful research program, future directions in competitive strategy research, and other questions of concern for junior faculty. A breakout session will provide opportunities for participants to discuss and receive feedback on their work in an informal setting.

PS: This session is by invitation

(2) Paper Presentations

“Conceptualizing Coopetition as Management Innovation”

Anna Minà, University of Catania
Giovanni Battista Dagnino, University of Catania
Roger Dunbar, New York University

Session: Value Creation and Value Capture
Tuesday, October 9 2012
Time: 14.15-15.30
Room: North Hall, Prague Conference Center
Chair: Nile Hatch, Brigham Young University

We attempt to respond to two questions: (a) what are the drivers that support the emergence of coopetition as management innovation? What are the social and cognitive processes that unfold over time as coopetition develops? We scrutinized systematically the contributions that academic research has provided in shaping and implementing coopetition strategy. On the ground of the categorical analysis of 82 studies on coopetition published in the period 1996-2010, the study aims to clarify how coopetition involves new management practices to support organizational value creation. Drawing on Garud and Rappa’s (1994) socio-cognitive model of technological evolution, we explain the emergence and affirmation of coopetition, as well as how such a process may lead to the creation of new theoretical paths in coopetition literature.


(3) Invited Guest

Extension 2 Linz, Austria
Thursday October 4 and Friday October 5, 2012
Tapping into Pockets of Knowledge:
Global Knowledge Acquisition, Ambidexterity and Organizational Transitions

Location: Cruise on the Danube River

Tina Claudia Ambos, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Wolfgang H. Guettel, Johannes Kepler University Linz

Featured Panelists:
Ulf Andersson, Copenhagen Business School
Aya Chacar, Florida International University
Giovanni Battista DagninoUniversity of Catania
Yves Doz, INSEAD
Felipe Monteiro, University of Pennsylvania
Ram Mudambi, Temple University
James Robins, VW Vienna
Gabriel Szulanski, INSEAD
Stephen Tallman, University of Richmond  

The scenic region of Upper Austria with its clusters in the chemical, metal and creative industry is the perfect spot to experience and discuss the theme“Tapping into pockets of knowledge”. The question how to acquire locally embedded knowledge and then leverage corporate exploration and exploitation has increasingly attracted scholarly attention over the last years. The Danube extension is framed around the logical chain from knowledge acquisition, to the challenge of establishing ambidextrous organizations and corporate change. It seeks to integrate perspectives on these topics from corporate strategy, international management, organizational theory, and technology management.

PS: This session requires pre-registration