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Strategic Management Society Special Conference 2014
June 14, 2014 @ 8:00 am - June 15, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
June 14-15 2014 SMG/CBS is hosting a Strategic Management Society Special Conference. The Conference is organized by Professor Nicolai Foss and Professor Torben Pedersen, both SMG. The theme of the conference is “Micro-Foundations for Strategic Management Research”.
Microfoundations have become increasingly influential in strategic management research. The basic argument is that individuals and their interaction matter fundamentally to strategic issues. However, if a micro-foundations project is to become viable it needs to grapple with important questions of theory development, operationalization, aggregation, empirical measurement, data collection, and statistical implementation that are currently unresolved. Microfoundations have to make a substantive difference in the way we teach and research strategic management.
We are gathering a range of established scholars and practitioners and we hope that you will join them in Copenhagen. We mix specialist tracks on “strategic decision-making,” “top-management teams,” “entrepreneurship,” “strategic human resources” “methodological issues.”, with panels keynote talks to create an excellent opportunity to examine the challenges to strategic management theory, empirics and teaching represented by microfoundations
Welcome from the Program Chairs
We are delighted to introduce the SMS Special Conference which will be held in Copenhagen. The city of Copenhagen in many ways constitutes “Scandinavian Cool” with its cozy and informal atmosphere, cultural sights,
and strong emphasis on design, architecture and safe streets. Not surprisingly, Copenhagen is repeatedly identified as being in the top three of the world’s capital cities when it comes to life quality. Copenhagen is the center of economic activity in Denmark, and an integral part of the Øresund region, the key driver of value creation in Southern Scandinavia. The conference itself will be held at the Copenhagen Business School, which at 19,000 students and 500+ faculties is one of the largest business schools in the world, and which has succeeded in developing a strong research culture in combination with an emphasis on excellence in teaching.
The focus of the conference is microfoundations—an increasingly important notion in the discourse of strategic management scholars over the last decade. The basic argument is that individuals and their interaction matter fundamentally to strategic issues. While this sounds innocuous, it is also clear that in some key respect, strategic management does not take individuals sufficiently into account. The question is how we can do this to a larger extent, and what it means for strategic management theory, empirical work, teaching and the advice we give. By engaging in a dialogue between researchers and practitioners we hope to shed light on this key issue.
We are gathering a range of established scholars and practitioners and we hope that you will join them in Copenhagen. We mix specialist tracks on “decision-making and managers,” “entrepreneurship,” “strategic human resources” “methodological issues.”, with panels and keynote talks to examine the challenges to strategic management theory, empirics and teaching represented by microfoundations.
The Copenhagen special conference will offer you an opportunity to engage with senior scholars and practitioners during what will be an exciting set of sessions. We have already lined up an outstanding range of contributors who will help stimulate a lively set of discussions. We hope that you’ll come to engage in those discussions as well as to experience Copenhagen. Note also that the Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics begins its annual conference the day after this special conference ends, so you can hit two major conferences in one strike.
A warm welcome awaits you.
Nicolai J Foss and Torben Pedersen
The updated schedule can be found here.
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