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Apr
19

Wharton Technology and Innovation Conference 2013

April 19, 2013

Friday, April 19 | 11:45 AM - Saturday, April 20 | 2:00 PM EDT
Hoover Lounge, Vance Hall

Wharton Technology and Innovation Conference

Organized by Saikat Chaudhuri and Rahul Kapoor

Agenda: Friday, April 19


11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. — REGISTRATION AND LUNCH


12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. — WELCOME


1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — CREATING AND CAPTURING VALUE FROM IP

Discussant: Shane Greenstein (Northwestern)

The Economic Value of Patent Portfolios
Alfonso Gambardella (Bocconi), Dietmar Harhoff (LMU) and Bart Verspagen (Maastricht)

Extreme Success and Failure in Pharmaceutical R&D: Evidence Based on the Bayh-Dole and Hatch Waxman Acts
Atul Nerkar and Kevin Miceli (UNC)

Do Inventors Value Secrecy in Patenting? Evidence from the American Inventor’s Protection Act of 1999
Stuart Graham (Georgia Tech, USPTO) and Deepak Hegde (NYU)


2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. — BREAK


2:50 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. — PERSPECTIVES ON INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Discussant: Karl Ulrich (Wharton)

Beyond Product-Process Innovation: The Case of Service Innovation
Phillip Anderson (Illinois)

The Role of Exploration in Firm Survival in the Worldwide Optical Library Market, 1990-1998
Gun Jea Yu and Olga Khessina (Cornell)

Founder or Joiner? Preferences, Context, and the Entrepreneurial Interests of Science & Engineering PhDs
Michael Roach (Duke), Henry Sauermann (Georgia Tech)


4:20 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. — BREAK


4:40 p.m. – 6:10 p.m. — TECHNOLOGY START-UPS

Discussant: David Hsu (Wharton)

State Governments as Financiers of Technology Startups: Implications for Firm Performance
Bo Zhao (Michigan) and Rosemarie Ziedonis (Oregon)

A Comparison of how Venture Capitalists and Angel Groups Contribute to Venture Innovation Success
Supradeep Dutta and Timothy Folta (Purdue)

Does Institutional Change in Universities Influence High-Tech Entrepreneurship? Evidence from China’s Project 985
Charles Eesley, Jian Bai Li (Stanford) and Delin Yang (Tsinghua)


7:00 p.m. — RECEPTION AND DINNER

Agenda: Saturday, April 20


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. — BREAKFAST


9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — EXTERNAL SOURCES OF INNOVATION

Discussant: Anil Gupta (Maryland)

Open Innovation and Organizational Boundaries: The Impact of Task Decomposition and Knowledge Distribution on the Locus of Innovation
Karim Lakhani, Hila Lifshitz-Assaf and Michael Tushman (Harvard)

What Is Open Innovation, Really?
Bruno Cassiman (IESE, KU Leuven) and Giovanni Valentini (Bocconi)

Startup Firm Acquisitions as a Human Resource Strategy for Innovation: The Acqhire Phenomenon
Jaclyn Selby and Kyle Mayer (USC)


10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. — BREAK


11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — INDUSTRY EMERGENCE AND EVOLUTION

Discussant: Melissa Schilling (NYU)

Ripples Through the Value Chain: How an Upstream Innovation Shapes Profit and Scope in a Sector
Michael Jacobides (LBS), Francisco Veloso and Claudio Wolter (Carnegie Mellon)

Ambiguity Squared: Growing a New Business in a Nascent Industry
Tiona Zuzul and Amy Edmondson (Harvard)

Complementaries and Capabilities: Unpacking the Drivers of Entrants’ Technology Choices in the Solar Photovoltaic Industry
Rahul Kapoor (Wharton) and Nathan Furr (BYU)


12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. — LUNCH AND ADJOURN

Location

Details

  • Date: Friday, April 19 - Saturday, April 20
  • Time: 11:45 AM EDT

Event Organizers

  • Rahul Kapoor
  • Saikat Chaudhuri