Welcome from the Program Chairs

Dear Colleagues,

It is our distinct pleasure to invite you to attend the SMS Special Conference Banff from June 2-4, 2017. The conference site will be the beautiful Rimrock Resort Hotel, located in Banff National Park (Alberta, Canada), in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, and an easy, one-hour drive from the city of Calgary.  The proximity of Banff to Calgary, Canada’s most entrepreneurial city, and its exceptional mountain setting make for an ideal venue to explore the conference theme: “Transforming entrepreneurial thinking into dynamic capabilities.”

The conference builds on Calgary’s ‘can do’ attitude and the long history of pioneers faced with the powerful forces of nature, who built successful businesses in sectors ranging from the cattle industry to energy and high technology.  The conference theme focuses on transforming and emboldening research approaches in both entrepreneurship and strategy, with a special emphasis on enhancing interdisciplinary dialogue. We are confident that the extraordinary and awe-inpiring mountain valley of Banff National Park, will spark creativity and enhance genuine intellectual exchange, thereby benefiting the entire field of strategic management research and practice.

The planned social events during this Special Conference are inspired by Canada’s and Alberta’s entrepreneurial and adventurous history. We hope that these events will give participants a platform to exchange ideas, to discover novel research opportunities, to reacquaint with colleagues, to meet new friends, and to reflect on the dynamics of entrepreneurial action in the face of external forces far beyond one’s control.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Banff and to sharing with you a most pleasant, inspiring and fruitful conference experience.

Program Chairs

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David Teece
University of California, Berkeley
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Olga Petricevic
University of Calgary
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Alain Verbeke
University of Calgary