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AI is an increasingly present and transformative technology. Researchers have been using AI tools as part of their research design to allow them to collect additional data, strengthen existing econometric methods, and develop novel methods to leverage these technologies. This webinar will host leading scholars that have published work in leading management journals using ML and AI tools discussing recent papers that leverage these technologies.

This webinar is FREE for SMS members and $19 for non-members.



Nan Jia (University of Southern California)

Nan Jia is Dean’s Associate Professor in Business Administration. She holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (Canada). Her research interests include corporate political strategy, business-governance relationships, applications of Artificial Intelligence technologies in management, and corporate governance in international business. Nan’s research has been published in multiple top journals in strategic management. She currently serves as an associate editor for the Strategic Management Journal and on the editorial boards of multiple leading academic journals.

Natalie Carlson (Wharton School)

Natalie A. Carlson is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on entrepreneurship and human capital, with a particular focus on emerging economies. Her work draws on a variety of methodologies, with a focus on experiments and computational methods. She has worked on field studies in collaboration with NGOs and firms in settings such as Zimbabwe and Colombia. She studied for her Ph.D. in Management at Columbia Business School, and holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.


Joseph Harrison (Texas Christian University)

Joseph S. Harrison is an Associate Professor of Strategy in the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. He received his Ph.D. in strategic management from Texas A&M University. His research focuses on social and behavioral aspects of strategic leaders and using content analytic techniques to understand organizational phenomena. Through his research, Joseph has co-developed multiple machine learning applications to extract meaning from unstructured text and provide insights into executive personality, corporate strategy, risk, and performance. His work has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal, among others. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., Joseph worked as a consultant and technology lead with PwC in Washington, DC and as the assistant to the CFO for PartnerMD, a small concierge medical practice in Richmond, Virginia. Joseph describes his greatest passions as faith, family, football, and strategic management.

Riitta Katila (Stanford University)

Riitta Katila is the W. M. Keck Sr. Professor of Management Science, Faculty Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and HAI Sabbatical Scholar at Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University. Her research is in the intersection of technology strategy and organizational learning, using machine learning, statistical analysis and mixed methods. She is an expert on innovation, competition, and entrepreneurship in large firms, and her current research centers on digital platforms, regulation of technology ecosystems, decentralization of decision-making, and responsible and inclusive innovation. Katila is an elected Fellow of the Strategic Management Society, and sits currently on Strategic Management Society’s Board of Directors. She is Associate Editor of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and the Academy of Management Annals, and has served on the editorial review boards of Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Organization, and the Strategic Management Journal.


Milan Miric (University of Southern California)

Milan Miric is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. His work focuses on understanding how firms compete in digital markets, the strategies of platform firms, and the development of Artificial Intelligence and its impact on firms. His research has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Management of Information Systems Quarterly, Strategy Science, and Research Policy.

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10 Jul, 2024


11:00am CDT - 12:30pm CDT

Zoom Webinar




Artificial Intelligence, Competitive Strategy