SMS

Dates

AUGUST 17, 2021
Deadline to Apply
SEPTEMBER 18, 2021
IG&C Workshops
SEPTEMBER 18-21, 2021
SMS Annual Conference

Virtual Workshop

SMS Workshops will be hosted on the virtual conference platform. Workshops are included in the cost of registration for the SMS 4th1 Annual Conference. 

Methodological Frontiers: Leveraging New Methods and Data Sources

September 18, 2021 from 10:00h - 13:00h EDT

Sponsored by: Research Methods Community
Organized by: Sheryl Winston Smith, Tessa Recendes, and Brent Goldfarb
Panel Portion is open to all attendees
Application Required by August 17 to participate in the round table discussions 

Workshop Description

Breakthroughs occur when the boundaries of current knowledge are pushed. In this workshop, we will focus on how new methods and data can push the frontier of strategy research to generate novel insights. The session will include a panel discussion and a workshop.

Part A: Panel Discussion: Denisa Mindruta (HEC), Hong Luo (Harvard University), Giada DiStefano (Bocconi University), Dan Elfenbein (Washington University in St. Louis), Evan Starr (University of Maryland) - open to all participants.

Panelists will share insights on publishing research using frontier methodologies. What challenges have they faced from editors and reviewers? How have they dealt with these challenges? What are the advantages in pushing frontier methodologies into “mainstream” strategy research? In the second portion, panelists will address the idea of what kinds of questions can be answered with frontier methods and what are the limitations.

  • Publishing at the Frontiers— Authors and editors who have successfully published with frontier methodologies discuss their experience of getting their papers published
  • Methodological Frontiers: Leveraging New Methods and Data Sources —what questions can we answer with frontier methods and what are the limitations? How do they see these approaches advancing going forward, i.e., how are the frontiers evolving?

Part B: Round Tables Participants will discuss their research and interests with panelists in roundtables. The roundtables will provide participants the opportunity to gain personalized feedback on their research ideas from faculty panelists. Participants will be asked to submit short abstracts of their ideas or questions prior to the workshop. Potential Round table topics include: Method specific table topics (i.e. machine learning, simulations, etc.), Research design with “frontier” methods, Publishing on the frontiers and navigating the R&R process Going on the market with frontier methods: the opportunities and pitfalls

Panelists and Discussants

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Hong Luo
Harvard University
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Giada Di Stefano
Bocconi University
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Daniel Elfenbein
Washington University in St. Louis
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Evan Starr
University of Maryland
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Joseph Harrison
Texas Christian University

Facilitators and Discussants

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Sheryl Winston Smith
BI Norwegian Business School
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Tessa Recendes
Pennsylvania State University
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Brent Goldfarb
University of Maryland

Workshop Organizers

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Sheryl Winston Smith
BI Norwegian Business School
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Tessa Recendes
Pennsylvania State University
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Brent Goldfarb
University of Maryland

Application Requirements

All registered conference attendees are welcome to attend the panel portion of this workshop! 

An application is required for the round table discussions portion of this workshop. Interested applicants should submit the following materials as a single PDF through the workshop website: 

  • An abstract of the paper you wish to discuss with the panelists

For consideration, please apply by August 17, 2021

Participants must be registered to attend the SMS 41st Annual Conference to attend the workshop. 

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