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.
Save the date for the 2022 Corporate Strategy Masterclasses!
November 18, 2021 at 11:00am -12:00pm EST (UTC -5)*
The Corporate Strategy Interest Group is delighted to invite SMS Members to the second event in the new Corporate Strategy Masterclass Series! This session will be on Diversification and will feature Robert Hoskisson (Rice University) and Belén Villalonga (New York University). The second Masterclass will be moderated by Sinziana Dorobantu (New York University).
*This activity is open to all 2021 and 2022 Members of the Strategic Management Society. You can learn more and join here: www.strategicmanagement.net/home/members/overview
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).