Wednesday, October 28

12:00 - 13:00  h
Parallel Panel Session
Session Leader
Brian Wu University of Michigan

All Sessions in Track E

Tuesday: 13:30 - 14:30 h   |   Session 1634
Latest and Greatest in Empirical Methods: Question-driven Research

Thursday: 16:30 - 17:30 h   |   Session 1635
Rediscovering the Importance of Strategic Choices

Monday: 12:00 - 13:00 h   |   Session 1675
Positioning, Distinctiveness, and Focus

Monday: 12:00 - 13:00 h   |   Session 1683
Value Creation and Value Capture

Monday: 13:45 - 14:45 h   |   Session 1674
The Role of Time in Competitive Strategy Research

Tuesday: 12:00 - 13:00 h   |   Session 1677
Micro-Foundations: Perceptions, Awareness, and Imitation

Tuesday: 13:45 - 14:45 h   |   Session 1679
Uncertainty and Technological Shocks

Wednesday: 12:00 - 13:00 h   |   Session 1684
Imitation and Industry Dynamics

Wednesday: 13:45 - 14:45 h   |   Session 1678
Sensemaking and Cognitive Skills

Thursday: 12:00 - 13:00 h   |   Session 1672
Platform Markets: Competition, Entry, and Exit

Thursday: 13:45 - 14:45 h   |   Session 1681
Competitive Dynamics

Friday: 12:00 - 13:00 h   |   Session 1673
Pushing the Categorization Research Forward

Friday: 13:45 - 14:45 h   |   Session 1682
Entry, Spinoffs, and Corporate Strategy

Tracks E
Session 1684 -
Imitation and Industry Dynamics

The imitation phenomenon is prevalent across countries, historical eras, and industries. To challenge the incumbent, an entrant often creatively combines imitated aspects of the incumbent’s original product with its own innovative characteristics. It is important to understand the nature of the imitative products’ competitive effects on industry dynamics. This panel will draw on, but will go beyond the presentations of three papers, which will be contextualized by the academic discussant — one of the thought leaders in this field, and then by comments on imitation and industry dynamics seen from the perspective of two industry discussants. In so doing, this panel stays true to the spirit of the Strategic Management Society, which aims to bridge thought leadership and reality in the world of strategy.

Imitation and Industry Dynamics
Brian Wu, University of Michigan
Show Academic Abstract
Martin Bruncko
Steam Capital

Michael G. Jacobides
London Business School

Marvin Lieberman
University of California, Los Angeles

Hart Posen
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Brian Wu
University of Michigan