2019 SMS Annual Conference in Minneapolis Cooperative Strategies Interest Group Program Highlights

Below you will find a list of highlighted sessions of the Cooperative Strategies Interest Group program during 2019 SMS Annual Conference in Minneapolis. 

Tuesday, 16:15-17:30
Panel Session 1439

Organizations are simultaneously embedded in inter-organizational networks and ecosystems, yet research on networks and ecosystems developed in isolation. This panel will provide a platform to underline similarities and differences between networks and ecosystems; to bring ecosystems’ focus on modularity and complementarity at the forefront of inter-organizational research while enriching ecosystems scholarship with systematic applications of network analytic tools to map the patterns of interdependences. This integration of two bodies of knowledge will bring new energy into maturing research on organizational networks and greater structure to the burgeoning research on ecosystems.

Proposed by:
Andrew Shipilov, INSEAD
Ron Adner, Dartmouth College
Yves Doz, INSEAD
Rahul Kaoor, University of Pennsylvania
Dovev Lavie, Bocconi University

Tuesday 11:00-12:15
Paper Session 1448

The following will be presented during this session:
Crowd Dynamics in Internal Crowdsourcing: Insights from Challenges in Management Higher Education Gianluigi Viscusi, EPFL - École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Christopher Tucci, Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

How the Network Neighborhood Influences Partnerships: Handshakes to Formal Collaboration among U.S. Fire Departments
Jay Horwitz, University of Toronto
Bill McEvily, University of Toronto
Anita McGahan, University of Toronto

Perceptions of Asset Specificity: Bias and Manipulation in Interfirm Exchanges

Libby Weber, University of California, Irvine
Russell Coff, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Effect of Perceived Incongruence on Contract Design: Evidence from Debt Contract
Cyril Um, Purdue University
Shiau-Ling Guo, National Chengchi University
Fabrice Lumineau, Purdue University
Wei Shi, University of Miami

Monday, 08:00-9:15
Paper Session 1442
The following will be presented during this session:

How Do a Firm’s Acquisitions Affect the Performance of Its Alliance Partners?
Binh Minh Truong, BI Norwegian Business School
Dovev Lavie, Bocconi University
Randi Lunnan, BI Norwegian Business School

The Need for Speed: Firm Speed and the Decision to Go Alone Versus Partner
Ashton Hawk, University of Colorado, Boulder
Jeffrey Reuer, University of Colorado, Boulder
Andrew Garofolo, University of Colorado, Boulder

Organizational Structure Matters: R&D Centralization and Alliance Governance
Kun Zhang, University of Colorado, Boulder
Sandip Bisui, University of Colorado, Boulder
Harsha Tadikonda, University of Colorado, Boulder

Sources and Consequences of Value Chain Configuration: Evidence from the Global Biopharmaceutical Industry
Navid Asgari, Fordham University
Will Mitchell, University of Toronto

Tuesday, 14:30-15:45
Panel Session 1440

This panel connects two important research streams that have received considerable attention in the literature. The first examines forms of cooperation and competition in an industry and how it evolves over time. It studies these dynamics as they unfold in the context of the interactions between younger ventures and well established companies. The second research stream focuses on the emergence and evolution of entrepreneurial ecosystems and factors that determine this evolution. It highlights how interactions between new ventures and established companies can influence the evolution of an ecosystem. To discuss these issues, we assembled a panel of academics, executives and entrepreneurial leaders. The objective is to draw on current research and best practices to generate rigorous, relevant and actionable research findings that enrich managerial practice.

Proposed by:
Giovanni Battista Dagnino, University of Rome LUMSA
Shaker Zahra, University of Minnesota

Giovanni Battista Dagnino, University of Rome LUMSA
John Geisler, Cargill (Retired)
Sabina Saksena, Cytilife
Shaker Zahra, University of Minnesota

2017 SMS Annual Conference in Houston Highlights

Professional Development Workshop
Co-sponsored by the Knowledge and Innovation, Cooperative Strategy, & Competitive Strategy Interest Groups
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9:00 am-1:00 pm


The Latest on the Interplay of Competition and Cooperation
Co-Sponsored by Cooperative Strategies IG & Competitive Strategy IG
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 13:00-16:00 PM

The Institutional Contexts of Organizations’ Cooperative Strategies
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 8:00-9:15 am
Session Leader:
Nan Jia, University of Southern California

Ruth Aguilera, Northeastern University
Luis Ballesteros, George Washington University
Aline Gatignon, University of Pennsylvania
Aseem Kaul, University of Minnesota


Cooperative Processes Across and Within Organizations: Alliances and Acquisitions
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 9:45-11:00 am

Session Leaders:
Xavier Castaner, University of Lausanne 
Ioannis Thanos, Lancaster University

Ha Hoang, ESSEC Business School
Nuno Oliveira, Tilburg University
Riikka Sarala, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Shlomo Yedidia Tarba, University of Birmingham

The Governance of the Interfaces between Cooperative and Competitive Strategies
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 11:15 am-12:30 pm

Giovanni Battista Dagnino, University of Catania

Pamela S. Barr, Georgia State University
Luigi Marengo, Luiss University Rome
Paavo Ritala, Lappeenranta University of Technology
Margarethe F. Wiersema, University of California-Irvine

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