CSIC: Agenda

Thursday, December 7 — Huntsman Hall, 8th Floor

2:30 p.m.–2:50 p.m. — Registration

2:50 p.m.–3:00 p.m. — Welcome from Organizers

3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. — Session 1: Technology & Organizations

Scientific Labor Market and Firm-level Appropriation Strategy in Artificial Intelligence Research (Nur Ahmed) 

Blockchains: Fusing Extant Organizational Functionalities Under the CAP Tradeoff (Tianyi Li, Zhixi Wan, Brian Wu) 

Academic Science and Corporate Innovation (Ryan Shin, Max Marx, Lee Fleming)  

Technological Uniqueness and Competitive Advantage (Yang Fan, Lubomir Litov, Mu-Jeung Yang, Todd Zenger) 

Discussant: Gautam Ahuja

4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. — Break

5:00 p.m.–6:15 p.m.— Keynote Address

William Stallings (Mayer Brown)

6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. — Dinner

CO-OP Restaurant
20 S 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Friday, December 8 —  Huntsman Hall, Room 345 

8:00 a.m.–8:25 a.m. — Breakfast

8:25 a.m.–8:30a.m. — Kickoff

8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. — Session 2: M&A

Post-M&A Retention of Top Managers: The Role of Structural Knowledge (Tingyu Du, Ulya Tsolmon)  

Does A Target’s Corporate Scope Decisions Influence Acquisition Performance? (Louis Mulotte, Marco Testoni) 

Build, Borrow, Buy…or Bail: Divestiture Following M&A Deal Termination (Anthony Gibbs, Heejung Byun, Koungjin Lim, Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.) 

Acquisitions To Overcome Entitlement Constraints: Evidence From Franchise Systems (Nicholas Argyres, Janet Bercovitz, Hugo Leenders) 

Discussant: Myles Shaver 

10:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m. — Break

10:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. — Session 3: Resource Redeployment

Expansion Modes of Foreign Subsidiaries by Multinational Corporations (Arkadiy Sakhartov, Jeffrey J. Reuer)  

How Centralization Affects Resource Redeployment in Brazilian Manufacturing (Jasmina Chauvin, Christopher W. Poliquin, Tim Folta) 

Synergy or Redeployment? Examining Environmental Spillovers in Multi-Unit Firms (Teresa Dickler, Juan Santaló) 

Coordinating Contraction and Expansion For Growth (Niron Hashai, Netanel Drori, Christian Asmussen) 

Discussant: Connie Helfat 

11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m. — Lunch & PhD Poster Session

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. — Session 4: Governance

MBE Strategy, Structure and Investment Productivity (Anne Marie Knott)

Is Shareholder Democracy a Myth? Shareholder Agreements & Contracting Corporate Control (Susan Perkins) 

You Get What You Pay For: The Rise of the Index Fund & Exploration in R&D (Casidhe Troyer) 

Influence by Example: The Effect of Investor Industry Exposure on Diversifying Acquisition Decisions (Wei Shi, Mark R. DesJardine, Brian L. Connelly, Boshuo Li)

Discussant: Peter Klein 

2:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m. — Break

2:45 p.m.–4:00 p.m. — Session 5: Platforms

A platform for change? The impact of core component innovations on complementors’ actions in a platform-based ecosystem (Shiva Agarwal, Ram Ranganathan) 

The Performance Implications of Alliance and Integration Governance Modes in Platform Ecosystems (Kenan Guler, John Chen, Mitchell Koza) 

Ecosystems in Transition: Managing Complementor Bottlenecks in the Disruptive Innovation of Small Satellites (Yue Song, Maggie Zhou, Xiaoping Zhao) 

Discussant: Rahul Kapoor 

4:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m. — Break

4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m. — Panel-Led Discussion

Mary Benner, David Collis, Harbir Singh, Todd Zenger

5:15 p.m.–5:20 p.m. — Closing Remarks

5:30 p.m. — Cocktail Reception

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