WTIC 2024: Agenda

Jon M. Hunstmann Hall, Room 245

Friday, April 12

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. — Disruptive Innovation in Nascent Markets

Discussant: Mahka Moeen (Wisconsin)

Maverick and Diplomat: Strategy Formation in Nascent Markets within Established Fields
Eric Volmar (Stanford) and Kathleen Eisenhardt (Stanford)

Incumbents’ Strategic Responses to Gig Disruptors in the Hotel Industry
Yiyang Zeng (UCLA) and Mariko Sakakibara (UCLA) 

Revisting Disruption: Lessons from Automotive and Mobility Service Innovations
John Paul MacDuffie (Wharton), Michael Jacobides (LBS) and Jennifer Tae (Temple)                           

2:30 p.m.–2:50 p.m. — Break

2:50 p.m.–4:20 p.m. — IP Ownership and Innovation 

Discussant: Deepak Hegde (NYU)  

Acquiring Patents in Secret: Strategic Disclosure in Markets for Technology
George Chondrakis (Esade Business School), Carlos Serrano (HEC Paris) and Rosemarie Ziedonis (Boston University)

The Legal Environment of Side Project Ownership and It Innovation: Evidence from The Alcatel V. Brown Case
Xi Wu (Tillburg), Min-Seok Pang (Wisconsin) and Charlotte Ren (Penn)                                                                              

Product Liability Litigation and Innovation: Evidence from Medical Devices
Alberto Galasso (Toronto) and Hong Luo (HBS)

4:20 p.m.–4:40 p.m. — Break

4:40 p.m.–6:10 p.m. — Open Innovation 

Discussant: Aija Leiponen (Cornell)  

Labor Competition and Open Innovation
Sam Boysel (HBS), Manuel Hoffmann (HBS) and Frank Nagle (HBS) 

Open Devices and Slices: Evidence from Wi-Fi equipment
Do Yoon Kim (Boston College), Roberto Fontana (Pavia & Bocconi) and Shane Greenstein (HBS) 

Incentivizing Innovation in Open Source: Evidence from the GitHub Sponsors Program
Annamaria Conti (IE University) Vansh Gupta (Cornell), Jorge Guzman (Columbia) and Maria Roche (HBS) 

7:00 p.m. — Dinner

Saturday, April 13

8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. — Breakfast

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. — Strategic Implications of AI and Data 

Discussant: Felipe Csaszar (Michigan) 

Automation or Augmentation? Task Characteristics, Managers’ Objectives, and AI Adoption in Science
Maximilian Koehler (ESMT Berlin) and Henry Sauermann (ESMT Berlin) 

Beyond AI Exposure: Which Tasks are Cost-Effective to Automate with Computer Vision?
Maja Svanberg (MIT), Wensu Li (MIT), Martin Fleming (MIT), Brian Goehring and Neil Thompson (MIT) 

Data Privacy, Scaling, and Firm Scope: Evidence from the GDPR
Deepak Somaya (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and  Jingya You (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 

10:30 a.m.–10:50 a.m. — Break

10:50 a.m.–12:20 p.m. — Knowledge and Diversity  

Discussant: Dan Levinthal (Wharton) 

Strategic Geography: Isolating the Inter-personal Mechanisms of Absorptive Capacity
Benjamin Balsmeier (Luxembourg), Lee Fleming (UC Berkeley)  and Sonja Lueck (Paderborn) 

The Grammar of Diverse Knowledge Combination in Teams:  Diverse Recombination vs. Division of Specialized Labor vs. Social Processes
Kevin Boudreau (Northeastern), Nilam Kaushik (IIM Bangalore) 

Female Entrepreneurs, Digital Tools, and Work-Life Balance: Evidence from Small Businesses around the World
Elizabeth Lyons (UC San Diego) and Laurina Zhang (Boston Unversity)  

12:30 p.m — Lunch and Adjourn