Panelist Scholars (names in alphabetical order):
- Giovanni Battista Dagnino, University of Rome LUMSA – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Werner Hoffmann, WU Vienna – email@example.com
- Dovev Lavie, Bocconi University – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Laura Poppo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln – email@example.com
- Ram Ranganathan, University of Texas – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Frank Rothaermel, Georgia Institute of Technology – email@example.com
Technological changes typically alter the competitive advantage among firms by favouring more innovative and adaptive companies. Increasingly however, innovation and adaptation have become the result of complex “cooperative strategies with competitors,” in the form – for instance – of alliances, joint ventures, and consortia to jointly gain new markets or preserve a competitive position. The rapid acceleration of new digital technologies and the formation of interconnected ecosystems is further exacerbating this tendency, thereby calling for a new and deeper understanding of when, how, and why firms need to cooperate to compete for technological and market leadership.
This PDW aims to foster new studies on this fundamental topic first by discussing the state-of-the-art of the literature on “technology, competition, and cooperation”, and then by presenting novel theoretical and empirical opportunities for future research.
The proposed PDW features six prominent scholars who are actively studying the topic from varied complementary perspectives. These panelists will first share their valuable insights with the audience and then lead interactive roundtable discussions. Specifically, in the first part of the PDW the distinguished panelists will present their view on how technology innovation relates to competition and cooperation for achieving competitive advantage. In the second part of the PDW, each panelist will lead interactive roundtable discussions in which workshop participants discuss their papers. Then a plenary discussion of key insights will take place. Prospective participants are keenly encouraged to choose strong questions and issues for engaging discussions. An important objective of the paper development workshop is to enhance live conversation, activate learning loops, and therefore help participants to improve their papers for publications in top management journals.
The PDW organizers will use a dedicated website for accepting submissions. The selection criteria for submissions will be based on the quality of the papers, the fit with the PDW topic, and the importance of the questions addressed. Intended workshop participants need to submit their papers for the roundtable discussion by July 1, 2019. The PDW organizers will then select the paper included in the workshop and communicate the acceptances by July 20, 2019.
Sponsors: TIM (primary), OMT