Eden Doctoral Seminar on Advanced Strategic Management

IESE Business School

Tentative Schedule

Eden Advanced Strategic Management Doctoral Seminar
November 21-25, 2016, Barcelona, Spain


Monday, November 21 (Room Q-103)
Topic of the day: Value-Based Strategy

Michael Ryall (U. of Toronto)

10:45 - 11:15 Program opening

Prof. Giovanni Valentini
11:15 - 12:30Session 1
Mike Ryall
12:30 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 15:15Session 2
Mike Ryall
15:15 - 15:45Break
15:45 - 17:00Session 3
Mike Ryall
Topic: “Value-Based Strategy”
1. Introduction, background and motivation.
2. The Value Capture Model: notation, setup, assumptions, solutions and interpretation
3. Essential Results: important findings, the subtleties of competition, added value, and persuasive assets
4. Advanced topics, empirical findings, future directions



Tuesday, November 22 (Room Q-103)
Topic of the day: Modern Methods and Models for Empirical Work in Strategy

Matthew Grennan (Wharton) 

9:30 - 10:45Session 1
Prof. Matthew Grennan
10:45 - 11:15Break 
11:15 - 12:30Session 2
Prof. Matthew Grennan
12:30 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 15:15Session 3
Prof. Matthew Grennan
15:15 - 15:45Break
15:45 - 17:00Session 4
Prof. Matthew Grennan
Topic: “Modern Methods and Models for Empirical Work in Strategy”
1. The Importance and Challenges of Causal Inference
2. Leveraging "Natural" Experiments
3. The Value of Theory in Empirical Research
4. Communicating Empirical Research: Etiquette and Best Practices



Wednesday, November 23 (Room Q-103)
Topics of the day: Innovation Strategy (Morning) and Productivity Business Models (Afternoon)

Brunno Cassiman (IESE) and Govert Vroom (IESE)

9:30 - 10:45Session 1
Prof. Bruno Cassiman
10:45 - 11:15Break
11:15 - 12:30Session 2
Prof. Bruno Cassiman
12:30 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 15:15Session 3
Prof. Govert Vroom 
15:15 - 15:45Break
15:45 - 17:00Session 4
Prof. Govert Vroom 
Topic: “Innovation Strategy and Productivity”
1. Firm Decisions and Productivity

• In these sessions I propose to explore the connection between the enormous “productivity literature” in the area of economics and interesting applications and extensions of this knowledge and body of work relevant to the field of the management and strategy. I believe there are interesting bridges between these two fields to be built.

2. Profiting from Innovation

• Innovation is becoming central to the strategy of firms in order to secure a sustainable competitive advantage. In these sessions we attempt to uncover fundamental drivers of a firm’s incentive to innovate. The readings for this session present some empirical regularities on this relation while the theoretical papers present a formal theory (or contrast different theories) of what might be underlying this incentive. The seminar consists in understanding the potential drivers of innovation, learning the existing theories and discussing how well these theories match the empirical findings of this multifaceted phenomenon. 
Topic: “Business Models” Govert Vroom
1. Defining the Business Model concept
2. Competition among business models
3. Business Model diversification



Thursday, November 24 (Room Q-103)
Topic of the Day: Product Market Comptetition and the Internal Organization of Firms

Maria Guadalupe (INSEAD)

9:30 - 10:45Session 1
Prof. Maria Guadalupe
10:45 - 11:15Break
11:15 - 12:30Session 2
Prof. Maria Guadalupe
12:30 -14:00Lunch
14:00 - 15:15Session 3
Prof. Maria Guadalupe
Topic: “Product Market Competition and the Internal Organization of Firms”
These sessions will explore the connection between the external environment of the firm and its internal organizational choices. After presenting the main theoretical frameworks, we will focus on how scholars have studied how firms adapt their organization to changes in product market competition. We will emphasize and be critical of the empirical methods used to identify the results.



Friday, November 25 (Room Q-103)
Topic of the day: The Interplay between Firm Strategies and Markets: Theory and Evidence

Alfonso Gambardella (Bocconi)

9:30 - 10:45Session 1
Prof. Alfonso Gambardella
10:45 - 11:15Break
11:15 - 12:30Session 2
Prof. Alfonso Gambardella
12:30 -14:00Lunch
14:00 - 15:15Session 3
Prof. Alfonso Gambardella
15:15 - 15:45Break
15:45 - 17:00Meet the Editors Panel

Prof. Bruno Cassiman
Prof. Alfonso Gambardella
Prof. Maria Guadalupe
Prof. Michael Ryall
Prof. Giovanni Valentini
Topic: “The interplay between firm strategies and markets: theory and evidence”
Lectures combine analytical models, empirical analyses, and case studies. Topics include:

1. Markets for technology: why do we see them, why don't we see more of them, why should we care
2. General-purpose technologies and general-purpose strategies
3. Strategic management of human capital

Contact

Ms. Nina Payen
Eden Manager, EIASM
Place de Brouckère
Plein 31 
1000 Brussels – Belgium