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Featured Panelists

picture of Chris Bingham Chris Bingham University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

picture of Daniel Forbes Daniel Forbes University of Minnesota

picture of Michael Pfarrer Michael Pfarrer University of Georgia

picture of Joseph Porac Joseph Porac New York University

picture of Rhonda Reger Rhonda Reger University of Tennessee

picture of Anne Smith Anne Smith University of Tennessee

picture of Beverly Tyler Beverly Tyler North Carolina State University

picture of David Williams David Williams University of Tennessee

Extension 2: Knoxville, TN
September 27, 2013




picture of Rhonda Reger Rhonda Reger University of Tennessee

picture of David Williams David Williams University of Tennessee

As part of our efforts to build a vibrant community of behavioral strategy scholars, Rhonda Reger and Dave Williams are hosting this SMS extension workshop at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Our goal for this workshop is to focus attention on methods and theories that advance understanding about how human cognition, emotion, and social interaction influence strategic management theory and practice. Just as the Behavioral Strategy Interest Group welcomes research from many methodological traditions, from the quantitative (experiments, mathematical modeling, simulations, statistical field studies, brain imaging) to the qualitative (grounded theory, ethnography, textual analysis), this workshop seeks to expose participants to a variety of methods and theoretical traditions that underpin behavioral strategy and entrepreneurship research.

This workshop should be of interest to strategy and entrepreneurship scholars who ask questions such as: What are the psychological underpinnings of the leading theories in strategic management? How do individual cognition and behavior scale to collective behavior in firms? Can an improved "psychological architecture of the firm" lead to competitive advantage? Topic areas of research include:

While a one-day workshop cannot possibly introduce all of these topics and perspectives, our speakers plan to open the possibilities to study "unbounded cognition" beginning with a keynote address from Joe Porac and including leading strategy scholars in content analysis (Mike Pfarrer, Rhonda Reger, Anne Smith) and policy capturing and archival methods for capturing cognitive choices and preferences (Beverly Tyler).

Dan Forbes and David Williams will discuss their cognitive work on decision making in entrepreneurial firms balancing qualitative and quantitative techniques and embracing mixed methods approaches to behavioral strategy and entrepreneurship research.

Knoxville Workshop Program

September 26, 2013
6:00 pm
Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm
September 27, 2013
8:30 - 9:00
9:00 - 10:00
  • Joe Porac, Keynote Speaker
10:00 - 11:30
Content Analysis
  • Mike Pfarrer, Rhonda Reger, Anne Smith, Panelists
11:30 - 12:30
Policy Capturing Methodology and Archival Measures of Innovation Aspiration Levels
  • Beverly Tyler, Speaker
12:30 - 1:30
1:30 - 3:00
Behavioral Research in Entrepreneurship
  • Chris Bingham, Dan Forbes, Dave Williams, Panelists
3:00 - 3:30
Afternoon break and adjournment

Travel Information

The conference will be held in the West Wing of the Haslam Business Building at the University of Tennessee, 1000 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37996.

Knoxville is located near the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, a less than an hour flight from Atlanta or a 3 and a half hour drive from Atlanta (5 hours if you plan to drive through the Smoky Mountains to enjoy the scenic drive -- add a bit of hiking on one of many hiking trails in the park to make it a day

Conference hotel: The Four Points by Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House Hotel

Other nearby hotels include:

Hilton Knoxville

The Oliver Hotel

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