Winter Strategy Conference 2017

By Invitation Only

The Entrepreneurship & Strategy Department at the David Eccles School of Business is hosting an annual conference focused on academic work in strategy. The conference is cosponsored by Brigham Young University and host status alternates each year.

The conference will have roughly 50 participants, including other top scholars in the field. This year’s attendees and speakers/discussants include Jackson Nickerson, Andrew Van de Ven, Jeff Macher, Belen Villalonga, Jay Barney, Kathy Eisenhardt, and Teppo Felin, as well as 9 junior scholar presenters selected by our Advisory Board as top young scholars in the field.

Participants are responsible for their registration, airfare, and a subsidized lodging price. As the conference organizers, we subsidize your lodging, will pay for your food, and the conference facility. We also provide a nice conference gift to each participant.

 

Hyatt Centric Hotel

This year’s conference will be held at the picturesque Hyatt Centric Park City. Located at the base of Canyons Village in Park City amid 7,300 acres of skiable terrain, the property boasts a AAA Four Diamond rating, ski-in/ski-out luxury options, and beautiful mountain and valley views. The conference will begin the evening of Thursday, March 2nd and conclude at noon on Saturday, March 4th.

 

Conference Information

Prior conference photos  View Activities

Conference Registration
Reserve Hotel Room
Papers Presented
Participants & Presenters

Program Schedule

March 2
Event Time Location
Reception and Dinner 6:30 – 8:00pm EPC Restaurant
Plenary Session

“Redefining jobs and companies in the Uber age: Multi-Sided Platforms and Control”

Andrei Hagiu – MIT

8:00 – 8:45 pm Arches AB
March 3
Event Time Location
Breakfast 7:30 – 8:00 am White Pine Rotunda
Plenary Session

“Comparative Adjustment Costs”

Jackson Nickerson — Washington University in St. Louis
Joe Mahoney — University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Nick Argyres — Washington University in St. Louis

8:00 – 8:45 am Arches AB
Break 8:45 – 9:00 am
Concurrent Paper Sessions 9:00 – 10:30 am
Session 1 – Chair: Joel Baum — University of Toronto

“Impressions of Commitment in Diversification: Why Perceived Authenticity Can Benefit Diversifying Firms”

Presenter: Oliver Hahl — Carnegie Mellon University
Discussant: Brayden King — Northwestern

“Stock Market Undervaluation of Resource Redeployability”

Presenter: Arkadiy Sakhartov — Wharton
Discussant: Jay Barney — University of Utah

9:00 – 10:30 am Arches AB
Session 2 – Chair: Bill Schulze — University of Utah

“Getting Virtual Workers to do More by Doing Good”

Presenter: Vanessa C. Burbano — Columbia Business School
Discussant: Rob Salomon – Stern

“Productivity and Automation in Subjective Judgements: Theory and Evidence from Resume Screening”

Presenter: Bo Cowgill — Columbia Business School
Discussant: Ian Larkin — UCLA

9:00 – 10:30 am Escalante
Break 10:30 – 10:45 am
Plenary Session

“Competition in Strategy Research”

Jeff Macher — Georgetown University

10:45 – 11:45 am Arches AB
$20 for lunch wherever you choose 11:45
Adjourn for skiing or other activities 11:45 – 5:45 pm
Plenary Session

“Process Research for Studying Entrepreneurship and Innovation Journeys”

Andrew Van de Ven — University of Minnesota

6:00 – 7:00 pm Arches AB
Dinner at EPC Restaurant 7:00 PM
March 4
Event Time Location
Breakfast 7:30 – 8:00 am White Pine Rotunda
Plenary Session

“The Entrepreneurial Process: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Survey”

Ronnie Chatterji — Duke

8:00 – 8:45 am Arches AB
Break 8:45 – 9:00 am
Concurrent Paper Sessions 9:00 – 10:30 am
Session 1 – Chair: Lyda Bigelow — University of Utah

“Noncompetes and Employee Mobility”

Presenter: Evan Starr — University of Maryland
Discussant: Matt Marx — MIT

“The Private Impact of Public Maps – Landsat Satellite Imagery and Gold Exploration”

Presenter: Abhishek Nagaraj — UC Berkeley
Discussant: Melissa Schilling — NYU

9:00 – 10:30 am Arches AB
Session 2 – Chair: Rob Wuebker — University of Utah

“Immigrants and Firm Performance: Effects on Foreign Subsidiaries vs. Foreign Entrepreneurial Firms”

Presenter: Elena Kulchina — Duke University
Discussant: Jordan Siegel — University of Michigan

“Simple or Complex Rules? A Contingency Theory of Representational Complexity”

Presenter:  James Ostler — University of Michigan
Discussant:  Hart Posen — University of Wisconsin

9:00 – 10:30 am Escalante
Break 10:30 – 10:45 am
Plenary Panel Discussion

“Strategic Ownership”

Belen Villalonga — NYU

10:45 – 11:50 am Arches AB

Contact

University of Utah

Tresa Fish | Event Admin
801-585-2456Tresa.Fish@Eccles.Utah.edu

Brigham Young University

Jeff Dyer | Department Chair
801-422-5742JDyer@BYU.edu

Location

Located at the base of Canyons Village in Park City amid 7,300 acres of skiable terrain, the property boasts a AAA Four Diamond rating, ski-in/ski-out luxury options, and beautiful mountain and valley views.