Over the past few decades strategy scholars have made great strides in explaining firm growth. Some scholars have underlined the role of innovations as vital drivers of firm growth. Others have highlighted, instead, the influences stemming from the resources that firms possess and the processes through which they accumulate and redeploy resources. Research on global strategies has advanced our understanding of the challenges and opportunities that firms face when expanding across national borders. Yet, despite the rich body of knowledge about firm growth resulting from these various perspectives, several contemporary developments suggest the need to revisit current thinking and point to fruitful opportunities to expand the research frontier on this important issue. Recent developments in a variety of industries hold the promise of opening new growth avenues for companies. Harnessing this technological potential may require companies to rethink their competitive and cooperative strategies. The conference will feature sessions with distinguished scholars, business leaders and public policymakers to advance conversations about the need to rethink firm growth and strategize new growth avenues in the face of the evolving global context.
We were honored to present two awards for the SMS Special Conference in Sao Paulo; Sao Paulo Special Conference Best Paper Prize, organized by the Global Strategy Journal and Florida International Univeristy Best Paper Prize.
The following papers and authors were recognized at the evening event held on Friday, March 16th.
Different Parenting Styles: Examining Supportive & Monitoring Attention from Headquarters to Subsidiaries
Amalia Nillson, Uppsala University
Felipe Monteiro, INSEAD
Water Wars? Institutional Shocks, Private and Public Divestitures in Latin America
Caterina Moschieri, IE Business School
Ilze Kivleniece, INSEAD
Advantages of Foreignness In the Public Interest: Economic Value Creation in Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships
Bernadine Dykes, Shenandoah University
Ikenna Uzuegbunam, Ohio University
Government as a Landscape Designer: A Behavioral Perspective on Industrial Policy
Cha Li, University of Michigan
Felipe Csaszar, University of Michigan
Industry Leaders' Exploratory Innovations and Sales Growth of Competitors
Solon Moreira, IESE Business School
Jennifer Tae, Temple Univeristy