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17

Wharton Technology & Innovation Conference 2015

April 17, 2015

Friday, April 17 | 12:00 PM - Saturday, April 18 | 2:00 PM EDT
The Wharton School

Wharton Technology and Innovation Conference

The Mack Institute for Innovation Management and the Wharton School’s Management department co-sponsor an annual two-day event designed to encourage, cultivate, and profile management researchers studying technology-based industries and firms. Leading academics on technology and innovation present their findings and engage in discussion of leading-edge questions related to the management of innovation.

Organized by Saikat Chaudhuri and Rahul Kapoor

Friday, April 17


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. — INDUSTRY CHANGE

Discussant: Lori Rosenkopf (Wharton)

The Disruptor’s Dilemma: TiVo and the U.S. Television Ecosystem
Shahzad Ansari (Cambridge), Raghu Garud (Penn State) and Arun Kumaraswamy (West Chester)

The Song Remains the Same? Technological Change and Search in the Recorded Music Industry
Mary Benner and Joel Waldfogel (Minnesota)

Two Birds with One Stone: How Appealing to Multiple Audiences Facilitates the Diffusion of Innovations
Natalya Vinokurova (Wharton)


2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. — BREAK


2:50 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. — COMPLEMENTOR & SUPPLIER STRATEGIES

Discussant: Harbir Singh (Wharton)

Competing with Complementors: An Empirical Look at Amazon.com
Feng Zhu (Harvard) and Qihong Liu (Oklahoma)

Supplier Innovation Strategy: Transactional Hazards and Innovation in the Automotive Supply Chain
Jennifer Kuan (Stanford), Daniel Snow (Brigham Young) and Susan Helper (Case Western Reserve)

Trading Capabilities: A Signaling Perspective
Michael R. Falk, Kwanghui Lim and Don O’Sullivan (Melbourne)


4:20 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. — BREAK


4:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. — IDENITIFING IMPACTFUL RESEARCH QUESTIONS

John Paul MacDuffie (Wharton)/Microsoft/IBM


7:00 p.m. — RECEPTION AND DINNER

Saturday, April 18


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. — BREAKFAST


9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — PATTERNS & MODES OF INNOVATION

Discussant: Dan Levinthal (Wharton)

The Acquisition and Commercialization of Invention in American Manufacturing: Incidence and Impact
Ashish Arora, Wesley M. Cohen (Duke) and John P. Walsh (Georgia Tech)

Independent Boards and Innovation
Benjamin Balsmeier (KU Leuven), Lee Fleming and Gustavo Manso (Berkeley)

Does Experience Imply Learning?
Jaideep Anand (Ohio), Louis Mulotte (Tilburg) and Charlotte Ren (UPenn)


10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. — BREAK


11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — IP APPROPRIABILITY

Discussant: David Hsu (Wharton)

Patently Secret? The Use of Hydraulic Fracturing Patents to Contain Public Risk Information, 2000-2014
Joel Gehman (Alberta), Zhen Lei, Daniel R. Cahoy and Siavash Varasteh (Penn State)

The Role of Organizational Mechanisms in Preventing Leakage of Unpatented Knowledge
Kannan Srikanth (SMU), Anand Nandkumar (ISB) and Prashant Kale (Rice)

Individual Versus Institutional Ownership of University-Discovered Inventions
Dirk Czarnitski (KU Leuven), Thorsten Doherr (ZEW), Katrin Hussinger (Luxembourg), Paula Schliessler (KU Leuven) and Andrew A. Toole (US Dept. of Agriculture)


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

Location

Details

  • Date: Friday, April 17 - Saturday, April 18
  • Time: 12:00 PM EDT

Event Organizers

  • Rahul Kapoor
  • Saikat Chaudhuri