Collective Impact Virtual Salon

Since 2021 a group of management academics with diverse academic backgrounds and perspectives has gathered informally to talk about the impact and direction of their field. This gathering, the Collective Impact Virtual Salon, thrives on collaboration and dialogue on what would have the most meaning to the field. As the conversation continued two broad issues emerged: impact on research and impact on managerial and public policy practice. These posts stem from those discussions.

Please note, the Salon participants often have different points of view. Hence, each post reflects the views of the author(s) and not the Salon as a whole. We invite you to read, share, and leave your comments and feedback. Read more about why a Salon here.

Wharton Magazine talked with Lori Rosenkopf and Dan Levinthal as part of these discussions to consider how academic research can reach a broader group of scholars, organizational leaders, and policy makers.  Read the article here.

Collective Impact Posts

Response to “From Quasi-Replication to Generalization”

by Phanish Puranam Lori and Dan's post "From Quasi-Replication to Generalization: Making 'Basis Variables' Visible" gives us a nice way to think about generalization in terms of “basis variables”.  I’d like to extend their thought with a complementary way of thinking about generalization using machine learning (ML) techniques. Generalization can…Read More Read More

From Quasi-Replication to Generalization: Making “Basis Variables” Visible

by Lori Rosenkopf and Dan Levinthal  A persistent challenge in social science research is understanding whether and when empirical results generalize beyond a specific study’s sample or context. In 2016, Rich Bettis, Connie Helfat and Myles Shaver produced a special issue of Strategic Management Journal containing several “quasi-replications” which examined…Read More Read More

Why A “Salon”?

by Lori Rosenkopf During the past decade, increasing administrative responsibilities forced me to grapple with how managerial research might be made more impactful for students, practitioners and policy-makers.  My newly-constrained research attention turned toward the idea of redirecting and integrating our field's research trajectories. I found myself questioning not only…Read More Read More