Micro-Foundations for Strategic Management Research: Embracing Individuals

June 13-15, 2014

Copenhagen, Denmark 

Microfoundations have become increasingly influential in strategic management research. The basic argument is that individuals and their interaction matter fundamentally to strategic issues. However, if a micro-foundations project is to become viable it needs to grapple with important questions of theory development, operationalization, aggregation, empirical measurement, data collection, and statistical implementation that are currently unresolved. Microfoundations have to make a substantive difference in the way we teach and research strategic management.

We are gathering a range of established scholars and practitioners and we hope that you will join them in Copenhagen. We mix specialist tracks on “strategic decision-making,” “top-management teams,” “entrepreneurship,” “strategic human resources” “methodological issues.”, with panels keynote talks to create an excellent opportunity to examine the challenges to strategic management theory, empirics and teaching represented by microfoundations. What’s more, you’ll experience Wonderful Copenhagen.


Program Chairs

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Nicolai Foss
Bocconi University
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Torben Pedersen
Copenhagen Business School

Track Chairs

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Rajshree Agarwal
University of Maryland
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Russell Coff
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Teppo Felin
University of Oxford
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Udo Zander
Stockholm School of Economics

Advisory Board

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Harry Barkema
Erasmus University-Rotterdam
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Jay Barney
University of Utah
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Julian Birkinshaw
London Business School
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Steven Floyd
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Giovanni Gavetti
Dartmouth College
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Thorbjørn Knudsen
University of Southern Denmark
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Tammy L. Madsen
Santa Clara University
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Patrick Wright
University of South Carolina
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Todd Zenger
University of Utah