Assigned Room:
Paris, Planta Central Level

Scholarships Awarded!

Workshop Co-Chairs

picture of Peter Klein Peter Klein Baylor University

picture of Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida HEC-Paris


picture of Bharat Anand Bharat Anand Harvard University

picture of Vivek Goel Vivek Goel Coursera

picture of Michael Leiblein Michael Leiblein Ohio State University

picture of Michael Lenox Michael Lenox University of Virginia

picture of Andrea Martin Andrea Martin IBM

picture of Frank T. Rothaermel Frank T. Rothaermel Georgia Institute of Technology

picture of Peter Zemsky Peter Zemsky INSEAD

Competitive Strategy Interest Group Teaching Workshop

Co-sponsored by the Teaching Community
Saturday, September 20th, 2014
13:00 – 16:00

Please join us for the Competitive Strategy Interest Group's third annual Teaching Workshop at the upcoming SMS conference in Madrid. The workshop will be held on Saturday, September 20, 1:00-16:00 and is open to all emerging and established strategy scholar conference registrants. Lunch is available on-site 12:00-13:00pm.

Building on last year’s successful workshop on innovation and education, our theme for 2014 is "The Impact of New Technologies on Teaching and Higher Education." The higher-education industry is abuzz with talk about MOOCs, distance learning, computer-based instruction, and other pedagogical innovations. Many of you are already using online exercises and assessments, simulations, and other activities in the classroom. How are these innovations best incorporated into the business curriculum, at the BBA, MBA, EMBA, and PhD levels? What can we, as business scholars, say about the impact of these technologies on higher education more generally? Are they sustaining or disruptive innovations, and what do they imply for the structure of the business school, and the university itself?

Our plan for this session is to discuss how leading companies and business schools are (a) driving innovation in the Higher Education teaching space, (b) thinking about the business model of virtual education (MOOCs, social learning, etc.), and (c) testing some of the assumptions behind globalization in the education industry.

Panels and Speakers:

Panel 1: The Business Model of Virtual Education: Hear It from the Top

This panel will describe initiatives on business education for the digital age at Harvard Business School and INSEAD and discuss the business model of virtual education.

Panel 2: Strategy Faculty on the Frontier: Learn from the Early Adopters

In this panel, senior strategy scholars will discuss how they use technology in the classroom and how they, as strategists, see the educational technology landscape.

Panel 3: Industry Best-Of-Breed: Insights from Practice

In this panel, two distinguished practitioners will describe what their companies are doing to promote educational innovation and how they see the future of the industry.

Workshop Registration:

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. If you're planning to attend, please let us know by sending an email to so we can plan accordingly. Feel free to email either of us at the same address with questions or comments.

We look forward to seeing you in Madrid!

Peter Klein and Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida

Strategic Management Society