Firms employ innovative strategies for sharing financial, informational, and capital assets. While sharing has always been at the heart of strategic management, the proliferation of sharing-enabling technologies and the corresponding sharing business models give rise to unprecedented challenges and opportunities. Five of the ten largest publicly traded companies either employ a sharing business model or develop sharing technologies while the previously gigantic energy firms have lost their central position. Firms employing sharing strategies call into question the viability of traditional service business models. Innovative shared-risk initiatives such as crowd funding, and the sharing of ideas through open innovation and purpose-based innovation communities, further challenge our conception of funding, innovating and organizing. The conference created an arena for sharing new and innovative conceptions of innovation and entrepreneurship, intra-firm organizing and inter-firm arrangements. As Norway has been implementing an unequivocal, comprehensive and prosperous sharing strategy, and was rated the 'best place to live' for the 12th year in a row by the UN Human Development Index, it was an excellent backdrop for us to explore strategic management facets of the sharing economy.
Thank You for Attending the Conference!
Thank you for attending the SMS Special Conference in Oslo! We hope you enjoyed your time at the conference, and had an opportunity to see some of the beautiful city. We appreciate the hard work of the Conference Program Chairs, Gabriel RG Benito, Henrich Greve, Randi Lunnan, and Amir Sasson, as well as the dedication from the Track Chairs, Workshop Organizers, onsite coordinators, and the support from BI in making this conference happen. We have posted some photos from the weekend, so please visit those here. We have also added presentations from the plenary program under the session details of the conference schedule.
We hope you enjoyed your time at the conference and will join us for future events!
We were proud to recognize the below authors at the Special Conference in Oslo for the research they presented.
Outside-In or Inside-Out? The Local Embeddedness of Crowdfunding Campaigns
By: Stephan Manning, Madeleine Rauch, and Stanislav Vavilov
For Which Incumbents are Digital Platforms Really a Threat? The Role of Asset Ownership
By: Tim Meyer and Carmelo Cennamo
Adaptation in Replicating Organizations: How Augmentation and Incomplete Replication Affect Unit Performance
By: Dimo Ringov, Haibo Liu, and Gabriel Szulanski
We'd also like to thank the Award Director, Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra for coordinating this process!