European Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SEI) Faculty Workshop

May 30-31, 2019, IESE Business School, Barcelona

This workshop brings together top scholars from European institutions whose research focuses on strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation. It provides a venue to present work in development and receive feedback from leading scholars in the field, including several members of editorial boards of journals such as AMJ, Management Science, Organization Science, SMJ, SEJ, Research Policy and ICC, among others. Several papers presented in the past workshops have later been published in those outlets.

The European SEI Consortium is an initiative of faculty from various leading European business schools and universities, including HEC Paris, Bocconi University, Copenhagen Business School, Imperial College Business School, London Business School and ETH Zürich. Previous SEI events have also been held at Católica Lisbon, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, ESMT, Frankfurt School of Management and Finance, IE Business School, SKEMA Business School, TUM School of Management, and University of Bath.


Thursday, May 30 (Q-101)

19:00 – Welcome at IESE Business School

20:30 – Dinner


Friday, May 31 (Q-101)

08:30 – Registration

09:00 – Paper presentations

• Scott B. Guernsey (University of Cambridge)
Keeping Secrets from Creditors: The Uniform Trade Secrets Act and Financial Leverage (with Lubo Litov and Kose John)

• Marc Lerchenmueller (University of Mannheim)
Does more money lead to more innovation? Evidence from the life sciences

10:30 – Coffee break

11:00 – Paper presentations

• Raffaele Conti (Catolica Lisbon)
Entrepreneurship and Wage Inequality: Evidence of the Matthew Effect from the Portuguese Microdata (with Francesco Castellaneta and Olenka Kacperczyk)

• George Chondrakis (ESADE Business School)
Plural sourcing and returns to intra-firm coordination (with Eduardo Melero and Mari Sako)

12:30 – Lunch

13:30 – Paper presentations

• Colleen Cunningham (London Business School)
Experimenting strategically: inter-firm relationships and “in the field” innovation (with Aldona Kapacinskaite)

• Marco Giarratana (IE Business School)
Multiproduct Firms and Resource Redeployment: Transaction Costs in Shelf-dominated Sectors (with Juan Santalo)

15:00 – Closing

Dates and Venue

May 30 and 31, 2019

IESE Barcelona
North Campus
C/Arnús i Garí, 3-7
08034 Barcelona
Tel.:+34 93 253 4200

How to get there


Sansi Pedralbes

(5 minutes walk from IESE)
Av. Pearson 1-3,
08034 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 206 38 80


Torre Girona Residence Halls

(10 minutes walk from IESE)
Passeig dels Til·lers, 19
08034 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 390 43 00


AC Victoria Suites

(15 minutes walk from IESE)
C/ Beltrán i Ròzpide, 7-9 (before Av. Pedralbes, 16)
08034 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 206 99 00


abba Garden Hotel

(20 minutes walk from IESE)
C/ Santa Rosa, 33
08950 Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona
Tel: +34 935 03 54 54


Upper Diagonal

(15 minutes walk from IESE)
Passeig de Manuel Girona, 7,
08034 Barcelona
Tel: +34 932 04 65 73


NH Constanza

C/ Deu i Mata, 69-99
08029 Barcelona
Tel.: +34 93 2811500