Winter Strategy Conference

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Winter Strategy Conference2022-01-25T14:50:12-07:00

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 2022 U of U hosted event will include notable plenary speakers 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.

Participant List

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, Jan. 27, and conclude at noon on Saturday, Jan. 29.

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

2022 Program Schedule

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Reception and Dinner: Wasatch Ballroom B & Canyonlands

8:00 – 8:45 p.m.
Plenary Session: Wasatch Ballroom A
“The Future of Strategic Management Research”
David Teece—Berkeley Haas

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast: Escala Provisions Company Restaurant (EPC)
(use your breakfast coupon)

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Plenary Session: Wasatch Ballroom A
“What’s Different About Difference-in-Differences? Fresh Takes on a Familiar Estimator”
Timothy Simcoe—Boston University

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Break

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Paper Sessions
Session 1: Wasatch Ballroom A — Chair: Jen Brown—University of Utah
“Worker Skills and Organizational Spillovers: Evidence from Linked Training and Communications Data”
Presenter: Miguel Espinosa—Bocconi University
Discussant: Solène Delacourt—Berkeley Haas

“The Hidden Cost of Flat Hierarchies in Attracting Human Capital: Evidence from Experiments”
Presenter: Ronnie Lee—University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Megan Lawrence—Vanderbilt University

Session 2: Zion— Chair: Matt Higgins—University of Utah
“The Returns to Physical Capital in Knowledge Production: Evidence from Lab Disasters”
Presenter: Fabian Gaessler—Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Discussant: Alex Oettl—Georgia Tech

“Social Comparison and the Value of Performance Trajectory Information: A Field Experiment in the Workplace”
Presenter: Shannon Liu—University of Toronto
Discussant: Stephan Meier—Columbia

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Plenary Panel Session: Wasatch Ballroom A
“Causal Inference: A thing, or the only thing?”
April Franco—University of Toronto
Victor Bennett—University of Utah

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

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

5:45 p.m.
Snack

6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Plenary Session: Wasatch Ballroom A
“The Crux”
Richard Rumelt—UCLA

7:00 p.m.
Dinner in Wasatch Ballroom B and Canyonlands

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast: Escala Provisions Company Restaurant (EPC) (use your breakfast coupon)

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Concurrent Paper Sessions
Session 1: Wasatch Ballroom A— Chair: Lyda Bigelow—University of Utah
“How Do Firms Respond to Rivals’ Investment under Strategic Interactions?”
Presenter: Shaohua Lu—Santa Clara University
Discussant: Claudio Panico—Bocconi University

“Smaller Slices of a Growing Pie: The Effects of Entry in Platform Markets”
Presenter: Oren Reshef—Washington University in St. Louis
Discussant: Rob Seamans—New York University

Session 2: Zion— Chair: Josh Feng—University of Utah
“Immigration and Entrepreneurship: the Role of Enclaves”
Presenter: Astrid Marinoni—Georgia Tech
Discussant: Zeke Hernandez—University of Pennsylvania

“Firms’ Innovation Trajectories and Inventors’ Productivity in the Context of Acquisitions”
Presenter: Shinjinee Chattopadhyay—University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Discussant: Joanne Oxley—University of Toronto

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Break

9:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Plenary Session: Wasatch Ballroom A
“The Firm as a Sub-society”
Claudine Gartenberg—University of Pennsylvania

“Strategies of Social Impact”
Aseem Kaul—University of Minnesota

11:15 – 11:20 a.m.
Closing Comments

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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