Competitive Strategy IG

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?



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Giada Di Stefano
Bocconi University

Program Chair

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Aleksandra Kacperczyk
London Business School

Associate Program Chair

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Olga Hawn
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Engagement Officers

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Elisa Operti
ESSEC Business School
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Jorge Guzman
Columbia Business School

Competitive Strategy IG on YouTube

Competitive Strategy IG's Business Meeting will occur Thursday, August 25 at 10AM CDT (UTC -5) on Zoom.

2021 Competitive Strategy Interest Group Business Meeting

The CSIG had an exciting event at the business meeting this year: two prominent senior scholars – Brian Silverma (Toronto), co-editor at SMJ, and Karin Hoisl (University of Manheim), AE at SMJ – joined us to lead a discussion on Competition in Strategy research. During the session, they discussed issues such as: (a) What is the role of competition in strategy research? (b) Is this role changing in contemporary strategy research? If so, how and why? (c) What are the future directions in strategy research incorporating the study of competition? During the business meeting, winners of two new awards were announced: (a) Best Proposal Award for Creativity in Research, CSIG 2021; and (b) Best Proposal Award for Rigor in Research, CSIG 2021. We also announced the names of the recipients for the Best Reviewer Awards. Finally, leaders of the IG gave an update about the pre-conference and conference program for SMS Virtual Toronto 2021. The session was recorded and you can access the video below. 

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Elisa Operti
ESSEC Business School
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Florenta Teodoridis
University of Southern California
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Jorge Guzman
Columbia Business School
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Elena Plaksenkova
Ohio State University
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Elie Sung
HEC Paris