Wharton Technology and Innovation Conference 2022 Agenda

Organized by Rahul Kapoor and Jax Kirtley

**All times are EDT**

Friday, April 22

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Optional Networking/Social Time

The Zoom link will be open for anyone who wishes to hop on early to network and socialize before the start of the conference.

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. — WELCOME

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Technology Differentiation, Product Market Rivalry and M&A Transactions
Sam Arts (KU Leuven), Bruno Cassiman (KU Leuven)* and Jianan Hou (KU Leuven)

Is R&D Getting Harder or Are Firms Getting Worse at R&D?
Leonardo Kluppel (Ohio)* and Anne Marie Knott (WUSL)

Strategic Search: Organizational Adaptation with Competitive Positioning
Gianluigi Giustiziero (Frankfurt)*, Aseem Kaul (Minnesota) and Dirk Martignoni (Università della Svizzera Italiana)

1:30 p.m. – 2:00p.m. — BREAK

2:00p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Platform Categorization and Complement Performance: Evidence from A Quasi-Natural Experiment on Mobile Apps
Shihao Zhou (Nanjing University), Yuchen Zhang (Tulane)*, Tony W. Tong (Colorado) and Zhilei Qiao (Alabama)

Delivery Mental Healthcare to Underserved Communities
Yi Tang (Minnesota)*, Kingshuk K. Sinha (Minnesota), Adam Moen (Real Empowerment Solutions, Inc.), Necati Ertekin (Minnesota)

Once Bitten, Twice Shy: The Influence of Gatekeepers on Contributors’ Continued Participation in Open Source Software Projects
Shaoqin Tang (Colorado)* and Tony W. Tong (Colorado)

Intellectual Property Rights and New Technology Development: How the Replacement Effect and Capabilities Influence Firm Investment Following a Reduction In IPR
Martin Hetu (HEC Paris)*, Denisa Mindruta (HEC Paris) and Will Mitchell (Toronto)

The Role of an Emerging Industry’s Cultural Embeddedness and Social Salience in the Decline of an Incumbent Market
Ying Li (Illinois)*, Samira Reis (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) and Olga Khessina (Illinois)

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. — BREAK

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.


Making the Most of Supervised Machine Learning in Strategy
Jason Rathje (U.S. Air Force and AF Ventures), Riitta Katila (Stanford)* and Phillip Reineke (Stanford)

AI Adoption in America: Who, What, and Where
Kristina McElheran (Toronto)*, J. Frank Li (Stanford), Erik Brynjolfsson (Stanford), Zachary Kroff (US Census Bureau), Emin Dinlersoz (US Census Bureau), Lucia Foster (US Census Bureau) and Nikolas Zolas (US Census Bureau)

Does the Market Value Attention to Data Privacy? Evidence from U.S.-listed Firms under the GDPR
Farzam Boroomand (Minnesota), Aija Leiponen (Cornell) and Gurneeta Vasudeva (Minnesota)*

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — BREAK

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 


Resilient Users and Emerging Infrastructural Relations: The Making of Digital Resilience
Angelos Kostis (Umeå University, Sweden), Jonny Holmström (Umeå University, Sweden) Stefan Haefliger (Bayes Business College, City University of London)*

Mitigating Information Imperfections: A Market-Creation Role for Multi-Sided Platforms
Jenny Kuan (California State University)* and Gwendolyn Lee (Florida)

Ingenuity of NASA: Designing the paradigm-changing Martian Helicopter
Raja Roy (NJIT)* Curba Lampert (Florida International University) and Minyoung Kim (Kansas)

How Does AI Improve Human Decision-Making? Evidence from the AI-Powered Go Program
Sukwoong Choi (MIT), Namil Kim, Junsik Kim and Hyo Kang

Looking Out of the Window & Into the Mirror: The Role of Managerial Attention in Shaping Responses to Industry Change
John Eklund (USC)*, Manav Raj (NYU) and JP Eggers (NYU)


Saturday, April 23

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.


Startups, Unicorns, and the Local Supply of Inventors
Benjamin Balsmeier (Luxembourg), Lee Fleming (UC Berkeley), Matt Marx (Cornell) and Seungryul (Ryan) Shin (Cornell)*

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and the Relative Importance of Distance For Innovative New Ventures
Sheryl Winston Smith (BI Norwegian Business School)

Judging Foreign Startups
Nataliya Wright (Harvard)*, Rembrand Koning(Harvard) and Tarun Khanna (Harvard)

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.- BREAK

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Gender Homophily: In-Group Citation Preferences and the Gender Disadvantage
Sifan Zhou (Xiamen University), Sen Chai (ESSEC)* and Richard Freeman (Harvard

Knowledge Spillover and the Learning of Knowledge Protection in Alliances
Linda Rademaker (BI Norwegian Business School), Jens-Christian Friedmann* and Dovev Lavie (Bocconi)

Escaping the Patent Trolls: The Impact of Non-Practicing Entity Litigation on Firm Innovation Strategies
Kenneth Huang (National University of Singapore)*, Mei-Xuan Li (National Taiwan University) , Carl Hsin-han Shen (Macquarie University), Yanzhi Wang (National Taiwan University)

Expanding Platform Boundaries to Counter False Information
Anil Doshi (University College London) and William Schmidt

11:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. — BREAK

11:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.


Understanding Probabilistic Reasoning in Innovation
Andrea Coali (Bocconi)*, Alfonso Gambardella (Bocconi) and Elena Novelli (City University of London)

Knowledge Spillovers Across Regions
Pyung (Joe) Nahm (Minnesota), Miles Shaver (Minnesota)* and Russell J. Funk (Minnesota)

Keeping Invention Confidential
Colleen Cunningham (LBS)* and Aldona Kapačinskaitė (Bocconi)

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. — BREAK

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.


Do Outside CEOs Change Firm Strategy More (or Less) Than Inside CEOs? The Case of Technology Redeployment
Leonardo Kluppel (Ohio), Jay Anand (Ohio) and Patel Gbedjemaiho (Ohio)*

Innovation, Institutional Development, and Insider Trading
Katrin Hussinger and Lorenzo Palladini (Luxembourg)*

Meet Me Halfway: Financial analysts and strategic change
Ivan Blanco (CUNEF),Giovanni Valentini (IESE Business School), David Wehrheim (IESE Business School)*

Motivating Innovation: Tunnels versus Funnels
Ronald Klingebiel (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management)


*= presenting author