WTIC 2023: Agenda

Friday, April 21

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. — Registration & Lunch

12:45 p.m.–1:00 p.m. — Welcome

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. — Academic Research & Entrepreneurship

Discussant: David Hsu (Wharton)

Bounded Exploration in Local Innovation System: The Effects of Local Industry on Academic Scientists’ Research Trajectories
Eunhee Sohn (Georgia Tech)

Hiring for Knowledge or Skills: How Does Corporate Research Exploit the Human Capital of Scientists Hired from Academia?
Michael Blomfield (UMass Amherst)

Academic Entrepreneurs and Market Applications in Artificial Intelligence: A Problem-solving Perspective
Shinjinee Chattopadhyay (U. Illinois), Florence Honore (U. Wisconsin), and Shinjae Won (U. Illinois)

2:30 p.m.–2:50 p.m. — Break

2:50 p.m.–4:20 p.m. — Industry & Technology Dynamics

Discussant: Daniel Levinthal (Wharton)

Creating Competencies for Radical Technologies: Revisiting Incumbent-Entrant Dynamics in the Bionic Prosthetic Industry
Seojin Kim (UMD), Rajshree Agarwal (UMD), and Brent Goldfarb (UMD)

“Even Better than the Real Thing”?: Exploring Technology Imitations through the Lens of Electronic Organs
Andrew Nelson (U. Oregon)

When Delivery Comes to Town: Digital Distribution Platform Penetration and Establishment Exit
Manav Raj (Wharton) and J.P. Eggers (NYU)    

4:20 p.m.–4:40 p.m. — Break

4:40 p.m.–6:10 p.m. — Geography and Innovation Strategy

Discussant: Raj Choudhury (Harvard)

The Exportation of Science from Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Anita McGahan (Toronto), Michael Blomfield (UMass Amherst), and Keyvan Vakili (London Business School)

Location Choice in Global Patent Litigation: Does the Landscape Matter?
Minyuan Zhao (Wash.U), Shixiang Wang (SHUFE) and Charlie An (Wash.U)

Economic disintegration and entrepreneurial investment: The natural experiment of Brexit
Elisa Alvarez-Garrido (U. South Carolina) and Juan Alcacer (Harvard)

7:00 p.m. — Dinner

Saturday, April 22

8:15 a.m.–9:00 a.m. — Breakfast

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. — From Invention to Innovation & Appropriation

Discussant: Gautam Ahuja (Cornell)

Internal Network Structure and the Speed of Generative Appropriability
Nicholas Argyres (Wash.U), Brian Silverman (Toronto), and Luis Rios (Purdue)

When Does Project Feasibility Drive Technological Innovation? Evaluator Expertise Range, Architectural Knowledge, and Preferences for Existing Technologies
Jacqueline Lane (Harvard), Zoe Szajnfarber (GWU), Jason Crusan (NASA), Michael Menietti (Harvard), and Karim Lakhani (Harvard)

Kodak’s Surprisingly Long Journey Towards Strategic Renewal: A Half Century of Exploring Digital Transformation that Culminated in Failure
Natalya Vinokurova (Wharton) and Rahul Kapoor (Wharton)

10:30 a.m.–10:50 a.m. — Break

10:50 a.m.–12:20 p.m. — AI Adoption & Implications

Discussant: Christopher Tucci (Imperial College London)

Management in the Analytics Age
Kristina McElheran (Toronto), Wang Jin (MIT), and Erik Brynjolfsson (Stanford)

Training with AI – Competing Against Humans
Henning Piezunka (INSEAD) and Fabian Gaessler (Max Planck Institute)

Artificial Intelligence Advancing Firm Innovation: Evidence from the Medical Device Industry
Yan Bai (ESADE), Dimo Ringov (ESADE), and Esteve Almirall (ESADE)

12:30 p.m — Lunch and Adjourn