Conference Program Chairs

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Dodo zu Knyphausen-Aufsess a professor of Strategic Leadership and Global Management at Technische Universität Berlin. Before he joined TU Berlin in late 2008, he served as a chair professor at the universities of Jena (1994-1999) and Bamberg (1999-2008) and as an endowment professor at the University...
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Michael Nippa
... is Professor of Strategic Leadership and International Management at Free University of Bozen-Bolzano in Italy. In the international business context, he researches market entry strategies, international joint ventures and alliances...
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Ulrich Pidun a director at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Frankfurt, Germany, and global topic leader for corporate strategy. He advises large international companies on their corporate-level strategy, governance and organization. In addition to his work at BCG, Ulrich Pidun is...
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Anja Tuschke
... is Professor of Strategic Management at the Munich School of Management at the University of Munich. Prior to joining the Munich School of Management, Anja Tuschke held the position of a director at the Institute of Organization ...

Theme Track Chairs

Theme A - Fundamental Issues in Strategy Reconsidered : Defining Our Problem Agenda in an Increasingly Complex World
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Tomi Laamanen Chaired Professor of Strategic Management, Director of the Institute of Management, Director of the PhD Program of Management, and Academic Director of the Strategy and International Management Master (SIM) Program of the University of St.Gallen. He holds two D.Sc. degrees; one in Strategy and one in Finance....
Theme B - Cities, Nation States, NGOs, Social Movements : Opportunities for and Challenges of New Partnerships for Business Firms
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Desiree Pacheco the Hanna Andersson Assistant Professor of Management at Portland State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado, and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Puerto...
Theme C - Rethinking Our Dependent Variable(s) : Firm Profitability, Shareholder Value, Shared Value, Stakeholder Value, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Sustainability
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Andreas G. Scherer
... holds the Chair of Foundations of Business Administration and Theories of the Firm at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). His research interests are in the social welfare implications of Strategic Management and the political role of Multinational...
Theme D - Sharing Economy and Digitalization : What Will Future Business Models Look Like?
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Fernando Suarez the Jean C. Tempel Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University. Prior to this, he was at Boston University, where he founded the Strategy and Innovation Department and served as its Chair from 2008 to 2013...

Interest Group Track Chairs

Track E - Competitive Strategy
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Kira Fabrizio
... is Assistant Professor of Strategy & Innovation at Boston University’s School of Management. Kira Fabrizio’s research focuses on the intersection between firm strategy and public policy as it relates to innovation...
Track F - Corporate Strategy
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Jerayr Haleblian
... is an Associate Professor at the University of California-Riverside, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Georgia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. His research focuses on strategic ...
Track G - Global Strategy
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Alex Eapen
... earned his doctoral degree from Tilburg University, The Netherlands, and is currently a senior lecturer in strategy and international business at the Research School of Management at Australian National University. His research...
Track H - Strategy Process
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J Ignacio Canales a Professor of Management at the business school of the University of Aberdeen. Previously he held posts as Professor, Reader and Senior Lecturer in Strategy at the Adam Smith Business School in...
Track I - Knowledge and Innovation
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Charles Williams a strategy scholar at Bocconi University with an interest in how people, structure, and experience affect the process of change in firms. He has studied how firms adapt their knowledge while expanding abroad, how...
Track J - Strategy Practice
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Stephanie Dameron
... is Professor of Strategic Management at Paris Dauphine University where she chairs the Organizational and Strategic Intelligence department. Embedded in international academic networks, she joined the editorial board of ...
Track K - Entrepreneurship and Strategy
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Martin Ganco the Robert Pricer Chair in Enterprise Development and Professor in the Management and Human Resources department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also the Academic Director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship and ...
Track L - Strategic Human Capital
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Shad Morris
... is the Georgia White Fellow and Assistant Professor of Leadership and Strategy at the Marriott School, Brigham Young University. Prior to joining BYU, Shad Morris was at The Ohio State University for five years...
Track M - Stakeholder Strategy
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Don Lange Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship and the Lincoln Professor of Management Ethics at Arizona State University (ASU). Since graduating with his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Texas at Austin he has been with ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, where he teaches...
Track N - Cooperative Strategies
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Ha Hoang
... is Professor in the Management Department at ESSEC Business School, located in Paris, France and Singapore (PhD University of California-Berkeley). Her research interests focus on strategic alliances, the determinants ...
Track O - Strategic Leadership & Governance
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Craig Crossland a Professor of Management & Organization and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. Craig received his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University. His research is in the area of strategic management, with a focus on ...
Track P - Behavioral Strategy
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Maurizio Zollo
... is professor of strategy and sustainability and Scientific Director of the Leonardo Centre on Business for Society at Imperial College Business School. He is also founder and chairman of the GOLDEN (Global Organizational Learning and Development Network) for Impact Foundation. His research currently involves the active engagement of corporations in the design and execution of organizational experiments focused on...

Special Track Chairs

Track R - Research Methods Community
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Brian Boyd
... teaches courses in corporate strategy, new product development, entrepreneurship, and the management of executive teams. He has served as a Visiting Professor at Tilburg University (The Netherlands)...
Track T - Teaching Community
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Vijaya Zinnoury
... holds a Ph.D., from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Currently, she is Associate Professor and Fellow of Institute of Enterprise Ethics, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, where she teaches traditional and online courses in...
Track X - Executive Discoveries Series
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Patricia Gorman the Managing Director of the Goff Strategic Leadership Center at the Eccles School at the University of Utah, where she also teaches strategy. As a consultant, professor and author, Patricia helps individuals and organizations build strategic leadership skills...
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Markus Kreutzer a Professor of Strategic and International Management at EBS Business School in Germany. He received his doctorate and postdoctoral lecturing qualification in strategic management from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Prior to joining EBS, he worked as...
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Jorge Walter a professor and Ave Tucker fellow at the George Washington University School of Business, where he teaches the strategic management capstone courses in the undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA programs, as well as Ph.D. seminars on strategic management and social networks. He is...

Sunday Interest Group Session Leaders

Track E - Competitive Strategy
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Vikas Aggarwal
... is an Assistant Professor at INSEAD, based in Fontainebleau, France. He received his PhD in Strategy from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His research uses empirical methods and computational modeling to examine issues at the intersection...
Track F - Corporate Strategy
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Caterina Moschieri
... is an Associate Professor of Strategy at IE Business School, in Madrid. She received her PhD in General Management from IESE Business School, Barcelona, and her university degree in Economics (DES) from Bocconi ...
Track G - Global Strategy
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Randi Lunnan professor of Strategy and the Tom Wilhelmsen Chair of Ocean Business at the Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway. She has served as Chair of the Global Strategy Interest Group of the SMS and was one of the organizers of...
Track H - Strategy Process
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Dries Faems
...holds the Chair of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technological Transformation at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. He also is a Visiting Professor at the LUISS Business School in Rome. He holds a masters degree in Commercial Engineering (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2001, magna cum laude) and became Doctor in Applied Economics (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, June 2006)...
Track J - Strategy Practice
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George Tovstiga
... is Professor of Strategy at EDHEC Business School in Paris where his focus is on corporate and executive management education in the area of strategy and strategic management. George Tovstiga’s professional path has encompassed ...
Track K - Entrepreneurship and Strategy
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Justin Webb
... is the Belk Distinguished Scholar in Business Innovation in the Belk College of Business at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research interests include understanding the contextual and individual influences ...
Track L - Strategic Human Capital
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Thomas P. Moliterno a full Professor of Behavioral Strategy at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam School of Business and Economics. He has published his scholarship on human capital and strategic decision-making in the...
Track M - Stakeholder Strategy
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Flore Bridoux
... is a Professor of Stakeholder Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Her current research focuses on the management of stakeholders and human capital...
Track N - Cooperative Strategies
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Janet Bercovitz an Associate Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research program consists of two main research streams. The first focuses on the structure and evolution of...
Track O - Strategic Leadership & Governance
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Cynthia E Devers
... is The R. B. Pamplin Professor of Management in the Management Department in Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. She is also an International Research Fellow at the Centre for Corporate Reputation at the University of Oxford and...
Track P - Behavioral Strategy
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Violina Rindova
... is the Captain Henry W. Simonsen Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship and the Research Director of the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California ...
Track R - Research Methods Community
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Karen Schnatterly
... is an Associate Professor at the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. Her areas of expertise include white-collar crime’s antecedents and outcomes, corporate governance’s influence on the firm and their...
Track T - Teaching Community
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Paulo Prochno a Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, and Assistant Dean for the Part Time MBA and Online Programs. From 2010 to 2014, he was the associate chair of the department. Prior to joining the Smith School faculty...