Session 6

Quantitative Empirical Approaches in Strategic Management

Track Q

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Time: 14:15 – 15:15

Showcase Panel

Room: Lisboa

Session Chair:

  • Alfonso Gambardella, Bocconi University

    photo of Alfonso Gambardella

    Alfonso Gambardella is Professor of Corporate Management at Bocconi University. He obtained his PhD in 1991 from the Department of Economics of Stanford University. His research focuses on technology strategy. Along with publications in leading international journals, his book, Markets for Technology (with Ashish Arora and Andrea Fosfuri, MIT Press) is widely cited. He is Co-Editor of the Strategic Management Journal.


This panel is planned to discuss some of the key issues in the empirical strategic management research and offer guidelines to make the analysis and its techniques more standardized and rigorous. There are different approaches to rigor, and rigor does not necessarily mean complicated. Most importantly, researchers must understand their data, as well as the limitations of the empirical approaches utilized. Different empirical approaches have utility in different situations and contexts, but there is no substitute for researcher judgment. Moreover, the methods employed should neither constrain nor determine the questions asked.

All Sessions in Track Q...

Sun: 13:45 – 14:30
Session 295: Keynote: Lifetime Achievement Award
Sun: 14:30 – 15:15
Session 471: Keynote: CK Prahalad Award
Mon: 09:30 – 10:30
Session 296: How Social Networks Create Competitive Advantage: The Microfoundations Reputation
Mon: 13:30 – 14:30
Session 4: Business Models in their Competitive Context
Session 5: Building Strategic States
Session 298: Using Networks to Shape Strategy
Session 299: Dealing with the Euro Area Economic Crisis: Strategic Adjustment in the Period of Turmoil
Session 300: Methodological and Conceptual Frontiers in the New World of Networks
Tue: 09:30 – 10:30
Session 297: Granularity of Profit
Tue: 14:15 – 15:15
Session 6: Quantitative Empirical Approaches in Strategic Management
Session 301: Strategy Frameworks: In Quest of Relevance in a Turbulent World
Session 302: Directing Strategy: The Process Challenges of Formulating and Implementing Strategy in a World of Networks
Session 470: Governance Challenges in Globalized Networks
Session 473: Rethinking the Architecture of Global Corporations

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