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Jillian Chown
Northwestern University
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Colleen Cunningham
University of Utah, Eccles School of Business
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Mathijs de Vaan
University of California, Berkeley
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Roman Galperin
McGill University
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Pinar Karaca-Mandic
University of Minnesota
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Gurneeta Vasudeva Singh
University of Minnesota
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Alex Wilson
University of Minnesota
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Aks Zaheer
University of Minnesota
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Shaker Zahra
University of Minnesota

Strategy Research in the Healthcare Industry

University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management

Friday, October 18, 2019


Healthcare is one of the most important global economic sectors. Thus, it is no surprise that healthcare has provided key research contexts for studying several areas of strategic management, including technology & innovation, institutional & organizational change, competitive dynamics, and interorganizational interactions. Yet, despite its value as an empirical setting, and the many real-world challenges to be found in the healthcare industry, academic discussions of strategic management in healthcare are often disjointed and fragmented across subfields. One consequence of this is a missed opportunity to better understand this increasingly complex industry from an administrative or managerial perspective. Perhaps more importantly, there are also important problems in the business and delivery of healthcare where a strategic management perspective may be beneficial, but is currently absent.

This one day event seeks to bring together scholars and practitioners around a shared interest in healthcare to pursue the "Triple Aim" of (1) building bridges among different strategy disciplines studying healthcare, (2) discuss new areas of healthcare where strategic management can advance knowledge and practice, and (3) to connect the global strategy community with the deep tradition of healthcare research and industry in Minnesota.

We invite any contributions from scholars who are studying any aspect of the healthcare industry, in any part of the world. Potential topics of interest include:

  • Medical devices and technologies
  • Healthcare reform, health system design
  • Strategic management perspectives on healthcare delivery 
  • Collaboration or engaged scholarship with healthcare professionals
  • Competition vs. collaboration in healthcare
  • Electronic health record (EHR) data for strategy research


We are pleased to host this extension at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, located in downtown Minneapolis.

University of Minnesota
Carlson School of Management

321 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Extension Registration

Extension Organizers

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Russell Funk
University of Minnesota
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Dennie Kim
University of Virginia



Attendees may wish to extend their stay at the Hilton Minneapolis. There are also alternative hotels located in close proximity to the Carlson School of Management. Reservations will be made directly with the hotel by each attendee.

Registration Fees

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

Download the Extension Schedule