Monday, October 19

15:00 - 16:00  h
IG&C Panel Session Session
Session Leader
Olga Hawn University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jennifer Sexton Mississippi State University

All Sessions in Track H

Monday: 12:00 - 13:00 h   |   Session 1821
Tensions in Strategizing

Monday: 13:45 - 14:45 h   |   Session 1809
Exploration and Exploitation

Tuesday: 12:00 - 13:00 h   |   Session 1808
Temporality and Strategy Processes

Wednesday: 12:00 - 13:00 h   |   Session 1813
Dynamic Capabilities and Adaptation

Wednesday: 13:45 - 14:45 h   |   Session 1819
Strategizing and Organizing in the Digital Age

Thursday: 12:00 - 13:00 h   |   Session 1818
Managerial Cognition and Strategic Decision Processes

Thursday: 13:45 - 14:45 h   |   Session 1812
The Role of Language in Strategy Research

Friday: 12:00 - 13:00 h   |   Session 1810
Implementing Strategic Change

Friday: 13:45 - 14:45 h   |   Session 1858
Acquisition Behavior and Outcomes

Tracks H and M
Session 1623 -
Moonshots for Management Research: Responding to Grand Challenges through the Lens of Strategy Process and Stakeholder Strategy

We are facing challenges that range from climate change and environmental destruction to the introduction, use, and regulation of new, powerful technologies to global healthcare – a reality made more salient given our current experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic. Firms are both subjects and agents of these grand challenges – they have both led the charge in developing solutions and have been vilified as the origins of these problems. These challenges require firms to adapt and respond to uncertain and rapidly changing conditions while engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders. In this session, a panel of esteemed scholars will lead a conversation exploring the intersection of these topics and facilitate Q&A, answering questions such as: What is the current research landscape around grand challenges, and how strategy scholar can be a force positive change? In addition to discussing strategy scholars’ role in making the world a better place, this session is intended to discuss the state-of-the-science, provide collective insights from the intersection of these research fields, and offer future research opportunities.


Witold Henisz
University of Pennsylvania

Anita McGahan
University of Toronto

Gurneeta Vasudeva Singh
University of Minnesota