Milan Extension
Experimental Designs in Strategic Management Research

Friday, September 23, 2016


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Nicolai Foss
Bocconi University
picture of Torben Pedersen
Torben Pedersen
Bocconi University
picture of Maurizio Zollo
Maurizio Zollo
Imperial College London


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Registration Fees

Now - Sept. 1 After Sept. 1
Member US$ 85 US$ 105
Non-Member US$ 135 US$ 155


Via L. Muratori, 14
Phone: +39 02 550 071
Viale Bligny, 23 - Milan
Phone: +39 02 5831 8562

Milan Extension Registration


Strategic management research has typically regarded experimental designs as an “additional” methodology of potential interest for the study of the core questions of the field, over and above the “standard” ones focusing on ex-post reconstructions, with primary or secondary data, of organizational events of strategic relevance, their antecedents and their performance consequences.

This conference extension wants to provide the opportunity to consider the broad family of experimental methodologies as a core, and particularly powerful, weapon in the arsenal at our disposal as strategy scholars.  We aim to discuss the attractive features of experimental work, both in the lab and in the field, as well as the challenges ahead of us to make these methods more applicable in strategic management research.  Beyond epistemology, we intend to share and discuss selected examples of high quality experimental designs, both “classics” and current work, to stimulate collective learning and individual interest in approaching, or improving the use of, experimental work in strategy research.

The conference extension will feature panels that discuss the strengths and weaknesses of applying experimental methods (e.g. what can be studied that cannot be studies by other methods?) and well as displaying examples of studies applying experimental methods.

Travel Information

Getting to Bocconi University from the main airports:
From Linate Airport
  • Approx 20 minutes by taxi
From Malpensa Airport
  • BEST ALTERNATIVE: “Malpensa Express” train to Cadorna Railway Station (30 minutes ride; € 12), then about 15 mins by taxi to the hotel. It runs every 30 minutes from the train station located next to T1 in Malpensa Airport (follow the “train” signs from Arrivals)
  • “Malpensa Shuttle” is a bus taking less than one hour to reach Stazione Centrale (Central Railway Station), from Malpensa airport. It runs every 20 minutes and the price of the ticket is € 7.50.  From Stazione Centrale, about 20 minutes by taxi to the hotel
  • Approx 50 minutes by taxi (€ 95 fixed rate)
From Stazione Central Approx 20 minutes by taxi.


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Timothy Devinney
University of Manchester
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Sheen S Levine
University of Texas at Dallas
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Nils Stieglitz
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management


Bocconi University

Bocconi University (Italian: Università Commerciale Luigi Boccon) is a private university in Milan, Italy. Bocconi provides undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate education, in addition to a range of double degree programs, in the fields of economics, management, finance, law and public administration. The Mines ParisTech: Professional Ranking World Universities ranked Bocconi 1st university in Italy, 11th in Europe and 30th in the world.