The Corporate Strategy Interest Group considers the decisions, actions and outcomes associated with an organization's portfolio of business lines. The research and practice of corporate strategy considers actions associated with changing the firm's scope and profile of business lines including vertical integration, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate diversification strategy/organization, implementation and performance. Recent research considers how resources shape a firm's scope and relatedness of business lines, how firm resource composition influence merger and acquisition outcomes, how diversified firms are managed most effectively and why and when divestiture becomes viable. Other areas of interest include how a firm's resources impact upon its growth and divestment decisions, when different modes of growth and reduction are used, and what tradeoffs exist among various types of diversification strategy and its organization alternatives. Corporate strategy draws from a wide range of theories and methods to help explain the determinants and performance outcomes of managing the scope and boundaries of the diversified firm.
The Corporate Strategy Masterclass is a virtual series that started in June 2021. Unless otherwise noted, Masterclasses are approximately 1 hour in duration, with opportunities for Q&A typically towards the end of the session. Save the date for the 2022 Corporate Strategy Masterclasses!
June 1, 2021
The SMS Corporate Strategy interest group is launching a Corporate Strategy Masterclass virtual series. Join us for the very first Masterclass led by Connie Helfat (Dartmouth) and David Teece (UC Berkeley) on "The Evolution of Corporate Strategy" scheduled for June 1st from 3:00pm-4:00pm ET (12:00pm-1:00pm PST).
November 18, 2021 at 11:00am -12:00pm EST (UTC -5)
On November 18 the Corporate Strategy Interest Group hosted the second event in the new Corporate Strategy Masterclass Series! This session on Diversification featured Robert Hoskisson (Rice University) and Belén Villalonga (New York University) and was moderated by Sinziana Dorobantu (New York University).
January 27, 2022 at 8:30am EST (UTC -5)
On January 27 the Corporate Strategy Interest Group hosted the first event in the 2022 Corporate Strategy Masterclass Series! This session on Organization Design featured Phanish Puranam (INSEAD) and moderated by Metin Sengul (Boston College).
Mar 16, 2022 03:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
Duration: 1 hour
Please join the SMS Corporate Strategy Interest Group for their fourth Masterclass on the topic of Theories of the Firm. This Masterclass will be led by Brian Silverman (University of Toronto) and Todd Zenger (University of Utah).
May 18, 2022 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
Duration: 1 hour
Please join the SMS Corporate Strategy Interest Group on May 18, 2022 12:00pm EDT (UTC -4) for our fifth Masterclass. This Masterclass on the topic of Resource Reallocation will be presented by Professors Tim Folta (University of Connecticut) and Brian Wu (University of Michigan) and moderated by Elisa Alvarez-Garrido (University of South Carolina).