Conference Program Chairs

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Sara Beckman
... is a boundary spanner at UC Berkeley where she has held faculty appointments in business and mechanical engineering. She was the inaugural Chief Learning Officer for the Jacobs Institute of Design Innovation and facilitated the creation of a multi-disciplinary Certificate in Design Innovation ...
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Andy Dong
... is a professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State University. His research addresses strategy in the design and innovation of engineered products and systems. His research aims...
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Tyrone Pitsis
... is Director of the Centre for Innovation & Technology Management at Durham University, UK. He is also the director of the Durham/emlyon Global DBA. His research is focused on complex collaboration in conditions of high ambiguity, with a focus on mega-projects and ...
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Luciano C. Oviedo
...performs multi-disciplinary social innovation action research intersecting social impact, (open) strategy, design (thinking) and emerging technologies. He has contributed to the Strategic Management Society as co-organizer for...

Theme Track Chairs

Theme A - Thinking Strategy, Design, and Technology: Designing Sustainable Advantages
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Kees Dorst
... trained as an industrial design engineer at Delft University of Technology. He has worked as a product designer for various design firms and, as a researcher, he has studied the ways in which designers work. He has published numerous articles and...
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Eric Knight Professor of Strategic Management at Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University. His work focuses on how organizations formulate and implement strategies, with a specific interest in challenges associated with...
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Jochen Schweitzer Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation and Director of Entrepreneurship at the UTS Business School. He also serves as the Faculty Director of UTS’s Executive MBA and the Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Honours). Trained as both an engineer and a social scientist, his work focuses on issues of strategy, entrepreneurship and...
Theme B - Open, Crowd, and Participatory Strategy: Strategy, Technology, and Power
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Julia Hautz professor of strategic management at the University of Innsbruck (Austria). Previously she was professor of strategy at the University of Cologne (Germany) and a visiting scholar at the University of Bath School of ...
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Krsto Pandza
... is Professor in Strategy and Innovation at Leeds University Business School. His research links the domains of strategic management, technology and innovation management, manufacturing strategy, and R&D policy. He strives ...
Theme C - Technology Innovation, Platforms, and Ecosystems in an Autonomous and Connected World
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Douglas Hannah an Assistant Professor at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. His research addresses how entrepreneurs navigate and innovate within nascent industries and ecosystems. For example, recent projects examine how knowledge flows between firms shape the ...
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Saeed Khanagha Associate professor of Strategy at VU Amsterdam and his research is broadly focused on understanding the factors that determine success of organization in adoption of emerging digital technologies at the individual, team, organization, and...
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Wesley Koo an Assistant Professor of Strategy at INSEAD. In his research, Wesley examines how digitization affects business strategy and entrepreneurship. He is particularly interested in the "offline interface" - how a business's offline environment shapes its online strategy and performance...
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Josh Morton
... is an Assistant Professor at Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds (UK) and director for the school's MSc Global Strategy and Innovation Management programme. He has a BSc from the University of Sheffield and ...
Theme D - Creativity, Novelty, and Risk: The Innovation Strategists’ Dilemma
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Markus Baer
... is an award-winning scholar and teacher and a thought leader in the field of creativity. Currently, he is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis...
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Melissa Schilling
... is the John Herzog Chair Professor of Management at New York University Stern School of Business. She received her Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder...
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Matthew Mount
... is Associate Professor of Strategy at the Adelaide Business School, University of Adelaide, Australia. He specialises in behavioral strategy, strategic leadership, and corporate governance. He received his doctoral degree in Management Science from the University of York, UK. Since completing his ...

Advisory Board

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Robert Burgelman
Stanford University
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Henry Chesbrough
University of California, Berkeley
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Gary Hamel
London Business School
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Richard Whittington
University of Oxford