Despite the long-standing roots of industry studies in strategy research, the continuous changes in technologies, markets, and societies have opened up the opportunity and necessity for strategy scholars to appreciate new phenomena about industries, their emergence and evolution.
The extension will open the conversation to new strategic views and approaches. This means appreciating phenomena beyond industry boundaries that impact and are impacted by industry trends, thus including ecosystem and non-market actors. It also means trying to explain phenomena spanning across various levels of analysis, connecting individual and organizational actions to industry trends and societal shifts. Finally, it also means engaging with other fields of science, not only by borrowing analytical tools and frameworks, but also by engaging in a constructive interdisciplinary conversation which can better illuminate phenomena of industry emergence and evolution which have remained under-explored to date. We hope that this extension enables us to explore the boundaries of our knowledge about industry emergence and evolution, identify novel and promising research avenues, and offer implications for strategy formation by market and non-market stakeholders.
During the extension, we will reflect backward to synthesize strategic management advances about this topic, look at the present to report current working papers, and imagine forward to discuss ideas about the future research opportunities. Thus, the format and agenda includes a combination of panels and paper presentations. In line with the conference theme, we aim to encourage and develop an open, constructive conversation which gives space to different perspectives on the topic, identifying complementarities and points of contact. Several breaks and social activities aim at providing the platform for exchange of ideas. In particular, we are excited about the opportunity for a group tour of the historic Oxford as well as an add-on formal dinner for interested attendees. The local co-organizers will additionally facilitate and recommend reasonable accommodation options for attendees to book for their stay in Oxford.
Panelists (in alphabetical order) include: Rajshree Agarwal (University of Maryland), Shaz Ansari (University of Cambridge), Carmelo Cennamo (Copenhagen Business School), JP Eggers (New York University), Nathan Furr (INSEAD), Alfonso Gambardella (Bocconi University), Annabelle Gawer (University of Surrey), Michael Jacobides (London Business School), Rahul Kapoor (University of Pennsylvania), Michael Lounsbury (University of Alberta), Davide Ravasi (University College London), Fernando Suarez (Northeastern University), Mary Tripsas (University of California, Santa Barbara), Marc Ventresca (University of Oxford). Invited junior faculty paper presenters (in alphabetical order) include: Dize Dinckol (University of Oxford), Jack Fraser (University of Oxford), Doug Hannah (Boston University), Sandeep Pillai (Bocconi University).