Contextualizing Strategic Management in Asia: Institutions, Innovation and Internationalization

Since the 2008 financial crisis, the Asian economies have been an engine of global economic growth and Asia has become a central topic in global business and strategic management. However, the rise of Asia comes together with major challenges, especially in terms of massive transformation in its fundamental economic, social, political, and legal institutions. The recent anti-corruption campaign in China, for example, has profoundly shaped the ways of doing business there. Also, there has been uneven development among the countries of the Asian region, as evidenced by various data on economic growth and social conditions. How, then, can companies most effectively address the challenges brought by such institutional dynamics? What innovation models are particularly effective in Asian societies? What are the unique challenges of internationalization facing emerging market firms? How should local and multinational companies approach corporate social responsibility and sustainable development? How can we, as strategy scholars, contextualize such challenges and advance our theoretical development? 

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MAY 12, 2016
Submission Deadline for Proposals
MAY 19, 2016
Co-Author Confirmation Deadline
MID-JULY, 2016
Notification of Review Committee Decisions
Conference Program Available Online
DECEMBER 10 - 12, 2016
SMS Special Conference Hong Kong

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We are delighted to collaborate with the three universities in Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), University of Hong Kong (HKU), and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on this conference. 

Conference Award Winners

The follow proposals and authors were recgonized at the evening gala event held on Sunday, December 11, 2016. 

When the Boss is Not Always the Boss: Hierarchical Inconsistencyand Organizational Misconduct
Yidi Guo, INSEAD
Xiaowei Luo, INSEAD

Is Blood Thicker than Water? Sibling Rivalry and Strategic Change in Family Business Groups
Seok Jin Ko, Seoul National University
Sun Hyun Park, Seoul National University

Fools Rush In? Entry into Platform-based Markets Following Acquisition Signals
Yongzhi Wang, University of Southern California

How Different Are Emerging Market Multinationals? A Comparative Study of Cross-border M&As and Integration Strategies
Lisa Tang, University of Pennsylvania
Minyuan Zhao, University of Pennsylvania

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