Conference Committee

Program Chair

picture of Africa Ariño
Africa Ariño Professor of Strategic Management at IESE Business School, University of Navarra (Spain). She serves as Academic Director of the Research Centre on Globalization and Strategy at IESE, and served in the past as Deputy Dean for Faculty...

Associate Program Chairs

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Alejandro Beltran the Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company in Spain & Portugal. Since joining the Firm in 1998 he has worked for several leading international companies, mainly in the areas of Corporate Finance and Strategy and in the Telecommunications...

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Pascual Berrone associate professor of strategic management and holder of the Schneider Electric Chair of Sustainability and Business Strategy at IESE Business School. He is also vice-president of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management. Pascual Berrone has extensive managerial...

Conference Theme Track Chairs

Track A: Business Models in a World of Networks picture of Raffi Amit
Raffi Amit

... is the Robert B. Goergen Professor of Entrepreneurship and a Professor of Management at the Wharton School. He founded and leads the Wharton Global Family Alliance (WGFA), a unique academic-family business partnership. He has served as the Academic Director...

Track B: Exploiting Networks to Promote Creativity and Innovation picture of Christopher Tucci
Christopher Tucci

... is Professor of Management of Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, where he holds the Chair in Corporate Strategy & Innovation...

Track C: Strategy in Networked Markets picture of Govert Vroom
Govert Vroom

... is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at IESE Business School in Barcelona. Prior to joining IESE, he served on the faculty at ...

Track D: Multi-Level Governance Relationships in a Networked Environment picture of Ruth Aguilera
Ruth Aguilera a Full Professor at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. She spent the 2014-2015 academic year as a Visiting Full Professor in the Department of Strategy and Policy, at the National University of Singapore Business School. Before going to South East Asia, she...

Interest Group Track Chairs

Track E: Competitive Strategy picture of Juan Alcacer
Juan Alcacer

... is part of the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School as Associate Professor after having been at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He received his Ph.D. in Strategy and International Business from the ...

Track F: Corporate Strategy picture of Heli Wang
Heli Wang an Associate Professor in Management at Singapore Management University. Prior to joining SMU, she was at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Her research focuses on motivation issues in the resource-based view...

Track G: Global Strategy picture of Nandini Lahiri
Nandini Lahiri Associate Professor of Management at the Kogod School of Business at American University. Her research lies at the intersection of strategy, international business and technology. She studies the implications of geographic and vertical scope of firms in the context of alliances...

Track H: Strategy Process picture of Xavier Castaner
Xavier Castaner

... is a Professor of Strategy at the University of Lausanne and taught at ESADE, HEC (Paris), HEC (Geneva) and LBS. He has published on corporate governance, strategy, and development (on internal ventures, alliances and M&A) and innovation...

Track I: Knowledge and Innovation picture of Stefano Brusoni
Stefano Brusoni

... i is Professor of technology and Innovation Management at ETH Zurich(CH). His research focuses on two main themes. First, the strategic implications of new product development processes (e.g. modularity). Second, the micro determinants of learning and innovativeness (e.g. attention control processes). It relies on diverse methodologies ranging from ...

Track J: Strategy Practice picture of Elena Antonacopoulou
Elena Antonacopoulou

... is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the University of Liverpool Management School, where she leads GNOSIS - a research initiative advancing impactful collaborative research in management and organization studies. Her principal research ...

Track K: Entrepreneurship and Strategy picture of Naga Lakshmi Damaraju
Naga Lakshmi Damaraju

... is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Indian School of Business. Her research interests include real options theory, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and entrepreneurship. Her research ...

Track L: Strategic Human Capital picture of Clint Chadwick
Clint Chadwick

... is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Human Resource Management at the University of Kansas. He received his Ph.D. from the Wharton School and has previously served on the faculty of the University of Illinois and ...

Track M: Stakeholder Strategy picture of Sybille Sachs
Sybille Sachs

... is Professor for Business Administration and Head of the Institute for Strategic Management: Stakeholder View at the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich (HWZ). She is also a professor at the University of ...

Track N: Cooperative Strategies picture of Kyle J. Mayer
Kyle J. Mayer

... is an Associate Professor of Strategy in the Management and Organization Department in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. His research examines the boundaries of the firm and the management of inter-firm relationships, with ...

Track O: Strategic Leadership and Governance picture of Anja Tuschke
Anja Tuschke

... is Professor of Strategic Management at the Munich School of Management at the University of Munich. Prior to joining the Munich School of Management, Anja Tuschke held the position of a director at the Institute of Organization ...

Track P: Behavioral Strategies picture of Shayne Gary
Shayne Gary

... is an Associate Professor and Strategy Research Cluster Head at the Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales. He received his Ph.D. and was subsequently a Research Fellow in Decision Sciences at London Business School. He has also been a visiting scholar at MIT's Sloan School of...

Conference Special Track Chairs

Track R: Research Methods picture of Margaret White
Margaret White

... earned her Ph.D. at Texas A&M University. She is the co-author of over 70 articles/papers. Her current research interests include M&A, management of technology, and organizational processes. Her research has appeared ...

Track T: Teaching picture of Robert Wright
Robert Wright

... is an Associate Professor of Strategy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a four time nominee for his University’s President’s Award for Excellence Performance (2013 for Teaching; 2011 and 2009 for Team Performance...

Track X: Executive Discoveries Series

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Laura B. Cardinal the SmartState Endowed Chair and Director for the Center for Innovation and Commercialization at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Previously, Laura was a faculty member at Tulane University, where she served as Director of the Burkenroad Institute for the Study of Ethics and Leadership...

  picture of Sotirios Paroutis
Sotirios Paroutis

... is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Warwick Business School, United Kingdom. His research covers topics at the intersections of strategy practice and process such as: discourse, tools and cognition, strategy directors, workshops...

Sunday Interest Group Session Leaders

Competitive Strategy picture of Samina Karim
Samina Karim

... is Associate Professor at Northeastern University’s D'Amore-McKim School of Business. Her research focuses on corporate restructuring and organization design, acquisitions and alliances, and innovation through reconfiguration and redeployment of resources...

Corporate Strategy picture of Douglas Miller
Douglas Miller

... is an Associate Professor at Rutgers University. He has published several articles on corporate strategy in Strategic Management Journal and Academy of Management Journal. His research examines...

Global Strategy picture of Ronaldo Parente
Ronaldo Parente

... is associate professor at Florida International University. His research interests include global strategy, multinational management in emerging economies, outsourcing and global supply chains, and knowledge management ...

Strategy Process picture of Adelaide King
Adelaide King

... is an Associate Professor at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. She specializes in strategic management, with a particular interest in the influence of executive psychology and cognition on how competitive...

Knowledge and Innovation picture of Anu Wadhwa
Anu Wadhwa

... is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Imperial College, London. Previously, she was on the faculty of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. Anu’s research examines patterns and processes of entrepreneurship...

Strategy Practice picture of Martin Friesl
Martin Friesl

... is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management at Lancaster University Management School and Deputy Director of the MSc in International Business. Martin’s research focuses on strategy implementation and the development, change ...

Entrepreneurship and Strategy picture of Igor Filatotchev
Igor Filatotchev an Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise and Professor of Corporate Governance and Strategy at Cass Business School, City University London. He is also a Visiting Professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business ...

Strategic Human Capital picture of Deepak Somaya
Deepak Somaya

... is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and the Steven and Christy King Faculty Fellow at the College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also holds courtesy appointments in the College of Law and the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois. Deepak Somaya received ...

Stakeholder Strategy picture of Doug Bosse
Doug Bosse

... is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Robins School of Business at University of Richmond. He received his Ph.D. from Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Doug Bosse’s work appears ...

Cooperative Strategy picture of Laura Poppo
Laura Poppo

... is the Edmund P. Learned Professorship in Business at the University of Kansas. She received her PhD from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and has been on the faculty of Washington University and Virginia...

Strategic Leadership and Governance picture of Vincent Barker
Vincent Barker

... is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Carl A. Scupin Faculty Fellow at the School of Business of the University of Kansas in the USA. His research examines strategic leadership, strategic change and innovation...

Behavioral Strategy picture of Rhonda Reger
Rhonda Reger Professor of Management at the University of Tennesse and a member of the Management and Organizations Faculty at the University of Maryland (on leave). She previously held positions at Arizona State and Illinois-Chicago. Her research, which adopts a cognitive perspective to better understand competitive...

Teaching picture of David King
David King

... is Associate Professor of Management at Iowa State University. Dave holds a doctoral degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, with emphasis in strategic management, entrepreneurship and research methods ...

Research Methods picture of Donald Bergh
Donald Bergh the Louis D. Beaumont Chair of Business Administration and Professor of Management at the University of Denver. He previously held positions at Penn State, Cornell, Purdue, and regularly visits University College Dublin...

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