This Interest Group focuses on questions concerning firms and their interactions within product and factor markets over time. For example, what are the dimensions and drivers of business performance? How do businesses interact with one another and with their environment? What is the nature and effect of these interactions? What is competitive advantage? How can firms build and maintain a competitive advantage in a changing world? What role do resources and capabilities play in shaping firms and industries over time? How do groups and clusters of firms arise and what are their effects?
Did you think that business meetings are only about uninteresting administrative affairs? Think again! We are changing things up at the SMS Competitive Strategy Interest Group (CSIG) business meeting during the virtual SMS 40th Annual Conference, with the aim of ramping up interest and informational level this year!
The meeting will be held virtually on 10/6/20, 1300-1400 UTC (US Eastern Time 9-10am).
We have a new exciting event at the business meeting this year: we have invited two prominent senior scholars – Connie Helfat (Dartmouth), co-editor at SMJ, and Gautam Ahuja (Cornell), editor-in-chief at Organization Science – to lead a discussion on Competition in Strategy research. During this session, they will discuss, and have open discussions, on issues such as:
During the business meeting, we will also be announcing the winners of two new awards we introduced this year:
Finally, we’ll give you an update about our IG’s amazing panels and sessions that you could attend during the conference.
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Announcing the Competitive Strategy IG Best Proposal Awards
We are excited to announce that in 2020, CSIG is launching two new exciting best proposal awards for our Track at SMS Annual Conference in London! They are:
The finalists for each award will be informed prior to the 2020 SMS Annual Conference in London, and the winners will be announced during the CSIG Business Meeting during the conference.
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