Saturday, October 24

15:00 - 18:00  h
Workshop Session
Session Leader
Elizabeth Altman University of Massachusetts Lowell
Elisa Alvarez-Garrido University of South Carolina
Turanay Caner North Carolina State University
Douglas Hannah Boston University
Nan Jia University of Southern California
Ram Ranganathan University of Texas at Austin
Arkadiy Sakhartov University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

All Sessions in Track W

Tuesday: 12:00 - 14:00 h   |   Session 1867
Field Experiments in Strategy: Challenges and Promises

Tuesday: 13:00 - 16:00 h   |   Session 1868
Global Strategy Paper Development Workshop

Thursday: 13:00 - 15:00 h   |   Session 1869
Publishing Strategy Process and Practice Research

Friday: 15:00 - 17:00 h   |   Session 1871
Research Methods Paper Development Workshop

Saturday: 14:00 - 17:00 h   |   Session 1872
Your Tenure Package: How Do Letter Writers Read and Evaluate It?

Saturday: 14:00 - 17:00 h   |   Session 1873
Quality in Qualitative Research

Saturday: 14:00 - 17:00 h   |   Session 1874
Researching, Developing, and Teaching with Experiential Cases on Emerging Technologies

Saturday: 14:30 - 17:30 h   |   Session 1875
Early Career Development Workshop

Saturday: 16:00 - 18:00 h   |   Session 1877
Stakeholder Strategy Paper Development Workshop

Tracks W
Session 1876 -
Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage in a Disruptive World: Paper Development Workshop

Saturday, October 24, 2020 Time 15:00 - 18:00 UTC Sponsored by: Cooperative Strategies, Competitive Strategy, Corporate Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Strategy, Knowledge and Innovation Interest Groups An accepted application is required to join this workshop. At the SMS 40th Annual Conference, the strategic management research community is poised to take stock of the changes from the last two decades of the digital revolution and then consider what the future holds and how firms can cope with a disrupted and disruptive world. As firms navigate their fast-changing environments, strategy scholarship has come to pay growing attention to the new ways in which firms organize, collaborate, and compete to achieve sustainable competitive advantage, as well as how entrepreneurial entrants with novel business models disrupt traditional notions of competitive advantage. Critical questions in this space include (but are not limited to): *How has the shift away from hierarchy toward networks and away from industries toward ecosystems and platform-based organizations altered the competitive, cooperative, and corporate strategies followed by firms? *What are the new forms of collaborative and interfirm arrangements in response to the rapidly changing technological and business landscape? How are these relationships governed? What are the sources of value creation from these relationships? *What new competitive interactions between firms are being introduced because of disruptive change, and how have successful firms managed them? *How have digital technologies such as AI and blockchain-enabled new entrants to create and capture value and, therefore, disrupt incumbent firms? How do entrepreneurs with disruptive business models enter the market? What are the implications of disruption and digitalization for the traditional boundaries of industries and firms? How do these changes influence the technology and product scope choices of firms? Our workshop seeks to explore these and similar questions through a virtual interactive discussion and in-depth breakout sessions that bring together a variety of perspectives across diverse strategy communities. This virtual workshop will include both panel discussions and breakout sessions. For the panel portion, faculty panelists will briefly discuss the state of the field and new research directions. The panel will also address opportunities for publishing research on these issues in top-tier management journals. The second portion of the session will involve virtual breakout session(s) where participants can gain personalized feedback on their research from faculty panelists.


Gary Dushnitsky
London Business School

Martin Ganco
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Devi Gnyawali
Virginia Tech

Ravi Madhavan
University of Pittsburgh

Paul Nary
University of Pennsylvania

Francisco Polidoro Junior
University of Texas at Austin

John Prescott
University of Pittsburgh

Brian Wu
University of Michigan

Yue Maggie Zhou
University of Michigan