EDS Co-Sponsors

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Markus Kreutzer
EBS University of Business and Law
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Jorge Walter
George Washington University


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Christopher Austin
National Institutes of Health
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Jean Bartunek
Boston College
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Sarah Gisser
McKinsey & Company
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Eric Martell
Pear Commerce
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Carla Pavone
University of Minnesota
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Andrew Van de Ven
University of Minnesota

Integrating Business Research and Business Practice Through Business-Scientists

Co-Sponsors: SMS Executive Discovery Series

University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business

Friday, October 18, 2019


Are you interested in conducting relevant, top-quality research? Business schools continue to search for a means to produce industry-relevant research without undermining the perceived quality of business research programs. The answer already exists on many campuses.

In recent decades, prominent academic medical schools have institutionalized a faculty model designed to integrate research with practice that produces research that is rigorous and relevant. These faculty are often described as either translational scientists or physician-scientists. These tenure track faculty connect research and practice by practicing their trade as doctors, while also making fundamental contributions to knowledge by conducting basic science research. These scholars operate in "Pasteur’s quadrant", and produce research that is relevant and rigorous. 

The purpose of the Business-Scientist SMS Extension is to bring together a group of faculty who are interested in (1) building a community of business-scientists who aim to advance knowledge of business by generating high-impact research and also being directly involved in practice; and (2) who seek to institutionalize the business-scientist model for the benefit of advancing the volume and quality of business-relevant research.

The program will include presentations from C-Suite executives from Fortune 500 companies, an expert on translational science from the National Science Foundation, pioneering business-scientists, and outstanding faculty like yourself!


Related imageWe are pleased to host this extension at the University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business, located three blocks away from the SMS Annual Conference at the Hilton Minneapolis.

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business

1000 Lasalle Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Extension Registration

Extension Organizers

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David Deeds
University of St. Thomas
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Jon Eckhardt
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Daniel Forbes
University of Minnesota


08:00     Breakfast Buffet
09:00     Opening Statement and Introduction
09:15     Panel: Business Science in Business
10:15     Break
10:30     Panel: Impact of Translational Science on the Medical Sciences
12:00     Lunch and Speaker: Tricks of the Trade of the Successful Business-Scientist
13:30     Panel: Business Executives’ Perspective
14:45     Break
15:00     Open Discussion: Implementing Translational Science in Business
16:30     Reception
18:30     Dinner


The most convenient option is for you to extend your stay at your conference hotel. If you prefer accommodations closer to the extension conference venue, the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, located at 1101 LaSalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN, is directly across the street from this SMS Extension venue.

Registration Fees

  April -
Aug. 31
    Sept. 1 - Onsite
Member US$ 85     US$ 115
Non-Member US$ 105     US$ 135