SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
Workshop Participant Registration Deadline
SEPTEMBER 22, 2018
Saturday Workshops
SEPTEMBER 22-25, 2018
Annual Conference in Paris

Call for Participants

Developing and Publishing Formal Models in Strategic Management Research

Saturday, September 22, 2018
13:00 - 16:00 h

Paris Marriott Rive Gauche - Forum E+F

sponsored Competitive Strategy

Workshop Information

In the past decade, formal analytical models have become an accepted method for theorizing and linking theory to empirics in strategic management research. However, there remains some ambiguity about how to best work with these models and how they fit with the predominant empirical paradigm of strategy research.

This workshop will aim to stimulate a discussion about the use of formal models in strategy research and outline the opportunities and the challenges associated with this method. In particular, we will focus on the process of developing, leveraging and publishing formal models.

The workshop will combine panel discussions where scholars will share their experiences of developing and publishing formal models, as well as thematic round tables focusing on specific questions.

The intended audience is two-fold: scholars who want to become more sophisticated consumers of formal models as well as scholars (especially PhD students and newly minted faculty) who are interested in becoming producers of these models.

Themes to be addressed in the workshop:

  • Why formal models? Benefits and tradeoffs of formal models.
  • How to read formal models paper?
  • How to evaluate formal models?
  • How to develop formal models?
  • How to leverage formal models for empirical research?
  • How to use formal model logic to write and audit verbal theories?
  • How to write formal models paper?
  • How to publish formal models papers?


Application Requirement

No application is required for this workshop.

We kindly ask that if you plan to attend the workshop that you register for the workshop between August 15, 2018 and  September 1, 2018.

In order to ensure a high quality experience, registration for workshops will be limited. Workshop registration is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Walk-ins are welcomed, only if space is available.

Saturday Workshops at the Annual Conference are included in the registration for the Annual Conference. Participants in workshops must be registered for the Annual Conference.

Workshop Organizers, Panelists, and Facilitators

picture of Andrea Fosfuri
Andrea Fosfuri
Bocconi University
picture of Alfonso Gambardella
Alfonso Gambardella
Bocconi University
picture of Hong Luo
Hong Luo
Harvard University
picture of Tomasz Obloj
Tomasz Obloj
HEC Paris
picture of Claudio Panico
Claudio Panico
Bocconi University
picture of Elena Plaksenkova
Elena Plaksenkova
Ohio State University

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