Winter Strategy Conference

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Winter Strategy Conference2019-04-06T17:19:16-06:00

By Invitation Only

The Entrepreneurship & Strategy Department at the David Eccles School of Business is hosting an annual strategy conference focused on academic work in the field. 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 strategy field. The 2019 U of U hosted event includes the following attendees and speakers/discussants: Pierre Azoulay, Bruce Kogut, Ann Majchrzak, Chris Rider, and Rachelle Sampson, as well as 8 junior scholar presenters selected by our Advisory Board as top young scholars in the field.

Strategy conference 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.

Participants

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 Registration
Conference Registration
Reserve Hotel Room
Reserve Hotel Room
Papers Presented
Papers Presented
Presenters
Presenters

2019 Program Schedule

6:30 – 8 p.m. | Reception and Dinner: Wasatch Ballroom

8 – 8:45 p.m. | Plenary Session: Wasatch Ballroom

“Are firms becoming more short-term? Evidence and implications
from US capital markets”
Rachelle Sampson—University of Maryland

7 – 8 a.m. | Breakfast: Escala Provisions Company Restaurant (use your breakfast coupon)

8 – 8:45 a.m. | Plenary Session: Wasatch Ballroom
“Crowd-based  Idea Generation for Wicked Problems: the Next Frontier”
Ann Majchrzak—University of Southern California

8:45 – 9 a.m. | Break

9 – 10:30 a.m. | Concurrent Paper Sessions

Session 1: Wasatch Ballroom — Chair: Jay Barney

“What is the Value of Re-use? Complementarities in Popular Music”
Presenter: Jeremy Watson—University of Minnesota
Discussant: Brent Goldfarb—University of Maryland

“Find and Replace: R&D Investment Following the Erosion of Existing Products”
Presenter: Joshua Krieger—Harvard University
Discussant: Anne Marie Knott—Washington University

Session 2: Zion — Chair: Jason Snyder

“Specialization, Shared Experience, and Performance: Evidence from Random Assignment in E-Sports”
Presenter: Kenny Ching—University College London
Discussant: Ray Reagans—MIT

“Knowledge Sharing and Intra-Organizational Worker Mobility”
Presenter: Chris Poliquin—UCLA
Discussant: Joanne Oxley—University of Toronto

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Break

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Panel Session: Wasatch Ballroom – Chair: Todd Zenger
What is strategy (today)? Reflections on the state of the field.

Joanne Oxley – University of Toronto
Jay Barney – University of Utah
Teppo Felin – Said Business School, University of Oxford

11:30 a.m. | $20 for lunch wherever you choose

11:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. | Adjourn for skiing or other activities

5:45 p.m. | Snack

6 – 6:45 p.m. | Plenary Session: Wasatch Ballroom
Bruce Kogut—Columbia Business School

7 p.m. | Dinner in Wasatch Ballroom

7 – 8 a.m. | Breakfast: Escala Provisions Company Restaurant (use your breakfast coupon)

8 – 8:45 a.m. | Plenary Session: Wasatch Ballroom
Chris Rider—Georgetown University

8:45 – 9 a.m. | Break

9 – 10:30 a.m. | Concurrent Paper Sessions

Session 1: Wasatch Ballroom — Chair: Orie Shelef

“Contracting Beyond the Market: Property Rights, Externalities, Historical Conflict, and Contractual Agreements between Firms and Nonmarket Stakeholders”
Presenter: Sinziana Dorobantu—New York University
Discussant: Lyda Bigelow — University of Utah

“Property Rights and Technological Innovation Within Multinational Firms”
Presenter: Catherine Magelssen—London Business School
Discussant: Jackson Nickerson—Washington University in St. Louis

Session 2: Zion — Chair: Bill Schulze

“Constructing New Valuation Metrics: Entrepreneurial Arguments and Stock Market Reactions to Nascent Markets”
Presenter: Derek Harmon—University of Michigan
Discussant: Anne Bowers—University of Toronto

“Giving a little to many or a lot to a few? The benefits of specialization and variety in corporate philanthropy”
Presenter: Jiao Luo—University of Minnesota
Discussant: Christoph Zott—IESE

10:30 – 11 a.m. | Break

11 – 11:45 a.m. | Plenary: Wasatch Ballroom
“The Supply of Innovators”
Pierre Azoulay—MIT

University of Utah

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

Brigham Young University

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

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