Saturday, September 28th
14:00 - 17:00
Sycamore Room, M2 Level, North Tower

Scholarships Awarded!

picture of Adetunji Adegbesan Adetunji Adegbesan Pan-Atlantic University Co-Chair

picture of Peter Klein Peter Klein Baylor University Co-Chair

Faculty Participants

picture of Michael Leiblein Michael Leiblein Ohio State University

picture of Jackson Nickerson Jackson Nickerson Washington University in St. Louis

picture of Frank T. Rothaermel Frank T. Rothaermel Georgia Institute of Technology

picture of Robert Wiseman Robert Wiseman Michigan State University

Competitive Strategy Teaching Workshop

Please join us for the Competitive Strategy Interest Group's second annual teaching workshop at the upcoming SMS conference in Atlanta. The workshop is Saturday, September 28, 2:00-5:00pm, in the Sycamore Room, M2 Level, North Tower, and is open to all emerging and established strategy scholars. Lunch is available 12:00-1:00pm in the International Ballroom D, M2 Level, North Tower.

Featured panelists include Michael Leiblein (Ohio State), Jackson Nickerson (Washington University, St. Louis), Frank Rothaermel (Georgia Tech), Bob Wiseman (Michigan State), and workshop organizers Tunji Adebesan (Lagos Business School) and Peter Klein (Missouri).

This year's theme is technological innovation and its impact on teaching strategy. The higher-education industry is abuzz with talk about MOOCs, distance learning, computer-based instruction, and other pedagogical innovations. Many of you are already using online exercises and assessments, simulations, and other activities in the classroom. How are these innovations best incorporated into the strategy curriculum, at the BBA, MBA, EMBA, and PhD levels? What can we, as strategy scholars, say about the impact of these technologies on higher education more generally? Are they sustaining or disruptive innovations, and what do they imply for the structure of the business school, and the university itself?

Our interactive, participatory workshop begins with a panel session featuring experts on distance learning, online assessments, simulations, electronic textbooks, social media, and more. For example: Are MOOCs the future of higher education? Do they work? Can What are best practices for distance learning, and for incorporating online activities into the traditional classroom? Do improved distance-learning and collaboration tools facilitate new models for executive education and corporate training programs? How should strategy teachers make best use of social media, TED talks and other media, iPads, and other tools and apps, especially for younger students? Following the panel session, participants will break into small groups for in-depth discussion and practice using new tools. After regrouping, participants will discuss about what these innovations mean for the higher-education industry, and for business schools in particular.

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. If you're planning to attend, please let us know by sending an email to so we can plan accordingly. Feel free to email either of us at the same address with questions or comments.

We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

Tunji Adebesan and Peter Klein

Strategic Management Society