CSIC: Agenda

Thursday, December 1 — 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.–4:45 p.m. — Session 1: Market Concentration

Does Supply Concentration Encourage Cooperation? Evidence from Airlines (Nicholas Argyres, Ricard Gil, Giorgio Zanarone) 

Political Power and Market Power (Bo Cowgill, Andrea Prat, Tommaso Valetti) 

The Herfindahl-Hirschmann Index (HHI) Revisited (Anne Marie Knott, Tatenda Pasipanodya) 

          Discussant: Brian Wu (Michigan) 

4:45 p.m.–5:00 p.m. — Break

5:00 p.m.–6:15 p.m.— Keynote Address
Leo Strine
Former Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice
Michael L. Wachter Distinguished Fellow in Law and Policy, Penn Law


Who Bleeds When the Wolves Bite?: A Flesh and Blood Perspective On Hedge Fund Activism and Our Strange Corporate Governance System (Leo Strine)

Caremark and ESG, Perfect Together: A Practical Approach to Implementing an Integrated, Efficient, and Effective Caremark and EESG Strategy (Leo Strine, Reilly S. Steel, Kirby M. Smith)

Lifting Labor’s Voice: A Principled Path Toward Greater Worker Voice and Power Within American Corporate Governance (Leo Strine, Aneil Kovvali, Oluwatomi O. Williams)

Toward Fair and Sustainable Capitalism (Leo Strine, Roosevelt Institute Working Paper)

Good Corporate Citizenship (Leo Strine) 

Restoration:  The Role Stakeholder Governance Must Play in Recreating a Fair and Sustainable American Economy – A Reply to Professor Rock (Leo Strine)       

6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. — Dinner and Book Panel

Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 

Ron Adner, Emilie Feldman, Peter Klein, Wei Shi

Friday, December 2 — Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, Room 350 (ground floor)

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: Resource Redeployment

Resource Redeployment as an Entry Advantage in Resource-Poor Settings (Carlos Inoue, Jasmina Chauvin, Christopher Poliquin) 

Does resource value influence post-acquisition resource redeployment? evidence from the medical device industry (Louis Mulotte, Martin Goossen, Shivaram Devarakonda) 

Resource Redeployment in Single-Business Firms: A Theoretical Model and Empirical Evidence from the Oil-Drilling Industry (Arkadiy Sakhartov, Toby Li, Jeffrey Reuer, Ashton Hawk) 

Inventor Characteristics and Redeployment (Işın Güler, Kyungsoo Kim, Samina Karim) 

Discussant: Aseem Kaul (Minnesota)

10:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m. — Break

10:15 a.m.–11:30a.m. — Session 3: Multi-Business Firms I

The hard part of effective corporate strategy (David Collis, Bharat Anand) 

Strategic Incongruence as a Driver of Proactive Investor Attention (Rosa Kim, Mary Benner) 

Managing Multi-Unit Firms in Uncertain Environments: The Role of Trusted Managers (Ulya Tsolmon, Andrea Pattaconi) 

Discussant: Tim Folta (Connecticut) 

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. — Lunch and PhD Poster Session

1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m. — Session 4: Multi-Business Firms II

Organizational Frictions and Increasing Returns to Automation: Lessons from AT&T in the Twentieth Century (Dan Gross; James Feigenbaum) 

Scaling Rapidly While Maintaining Adherence to Operational Routines: Evidence from a Chain Organization (Dimo Ringov; Aman Asija; John Joseph; Gabriel Szulanski ) 

The Boundaries of the Firm: Internal and External Contracting (Catherine Magelssen; Beverly Rich; Kyle Mayer) 

Discussant: Maggie Zhou (Michigan) 

2:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m. — Break

2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. — Session 5: Acquisitions and Alliances

When M&A Attempts Fail: M&A Deal Termination and Subsequent Corporate Strategy Transactions (Heejung Byun, Koungjin Lim) 

R&D Alliances in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Evan Rawley, Bowen Lou) 

Media Attention, News Sentiment, and Target Selection Choices in Mergers and Acquisitions (Marco Testoni, Anindya Ghosh) 

Synergy Rationale, Degree of Post-Acquisition Integration and Acquirer Performance: A Resource Reconfiguration Perspective (Tuhin Chaturvedi, Carmen Weigelt) 

Discussant: Harbir Singh (Wharton)

4:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m. — Break

4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m. — Panel-Led Discussion: Building A Research Agenda: What Are the Fundamental Issues in Corporate Strategy and Innovation?

Rajshree Agarwal; Jay Barney; Gautam Ahuja

5:15 p.m.–5:20 p.m. — Closing Remarks

5:30 p.m. — Cocktail Reception

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