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Track A: Institutional Transitions and Business Strategy

Tatiana KOSTOVA, University of South Carolina
Tatiana Kostova (Ph.D., U of MN) is the Buck Mickel Chair and Professor of International Business at the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business. Her research is on MNC management, including topics like institutional and cultural embeddedness, cross-border transfer of organizational practices, knowledge management, organizational legitimacy, and social capital. She has received best dissertation awards from AIB and from IM division of AOM. For the high impact of her work published in top journals, she was recognized as the “Rising Star” in Economics & Business by Incites.

Track B: Sectoral Transitions and Sustainability

Maurizio ZOLLO, Bocconi University

Maurizio Zollo holds a Ph.D. degree in management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a laurea degree in monetary economics from Bocconi University. He is currently the Director of the Center for Research in Organization and Management and the Bocconi Dean’s Chaired Professor in Strategy and Corporate Responsibility at Bocconi University. Maurizio Zollo serves on the Executive Committee of the European Academy of Management and of the European Academy of Business in Society, of which he is one of the co-founders. He also serves as associate editor or on the editorial board of five leading academic journals in the strategy and organization studies fields. Before joining Bocconi University in September 2007, he served for 10 years on the faculty of INSEAD in the strategy department.

Track C: Understanding Transitions in Business Models

Stephen B. TALLMAN, University of Richmond

Stephen Tallman is the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professor of Business at the University of Richmond. He earned his Ph.D. in strategy and international business from UCLA in 1988. He was elected to the Fellows of the AIB in 2008. He has served on the editorial review boards of several journals, including SMJ, and became an Associate Editor of SMJ in 2007. He is currently co-editor of Global Strategy Journal. He has authored or edited three books relating to international strategy, and has published numerous book chapters and journal articles. His research interests include global outsourcing, international diversification, industry clusters, knowledge transfer in multinational firms, and international alliances and joint ventures. He has been on the faculty of the University of Hawaii and the University of Utah, and the Cranfield School of Management, and has taught at Warwick University Business School, Judge Institute of Management at Cambridge University, Thunderbird AGSIM, INSEAD, and SDA Bocconi, among others.

Track D: General Track

Frank T. ROTHAERMEL, Georgia Institute of Technology

Frank T. Rothaermel is the Angel and Stephen M. Deedy Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and an Alfred P. Sloan Industry Studies Fellow. He holds a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award. Frank Rothaermel has published over 25 articles in journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal and elsewhere. He regularly translates his research findings for wider audiences in articles in Forbes, the MIT Sloan Management Review, Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. Frank Rothaermel has received several recognitions for his research.

Track E: Competitive Strategy

Glenn HOETKER, Arizona State University

Glenn Hoetker is Dean's Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar and Associate Professor at Arizona State University's W.P.Carey School of Business. He also holds an appointment in the Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law. He earned his Ph.D. in international business and an M.S. in applied economics at the University of Michigan. He also holds an M.S. in library and information science from the University of Illinois and a B.A. in Japanese studies and mathematics from Earlham College. His research sits at the intersection of strategy, globalization and innovation, with a particular interest in inter-firm relationships, knowledge diffusion and the impact of national institutions on business strategy. He is a member of the Editorial Review Boards of the Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Organization and Organization Science.

Track F: Corporate Strategy

Donald BERGH, University of Denver

Donald D. Bergh (PhD Colorado-Boulder) is Professor of Management at the University of Denver and a member of the Graduate Faculty at Purdue University. He previously held positions at Penn State, Cornell, Purdue, and University College Dublin. His research on corporate strategy, firm scope and research methods has appeared in the AMJ, SMJ, OS, JoM, JMS and ORM. In addition, he is co-editor of the series, Research Methodology in Strategy and Management (Emerald), now in its 6th volume.

Track G: Global Strategy

Timothy DEVINNEY, University of Technology-Sydney

Timothy Devinney (BSc CMU; MA, MBA, PhD Chicago) is Professor of Strategy at the University of Technology, Sydney. He has held positions at the University of Chicago, Vanderbilt, UCLA and Australian Graduate School of Management and been a visitor at many other universities (CBS, Humboldt, Hamburg, Trier, Konstanz, Ulm, Frankfurt, HKUST & City University). He has published six books and more than seventy articles in leading journals. He is a fellow of the Academy of International Business, a recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award and a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellow. He currently on the editorial board of over 10 of the leading journals, Director of the SSRN international management network and co-editor of the Advances in International Management Series (Emerald).

Track H: Strategy Process

Tomi LAAMANEN, Aalto University & St. Gallen University

Tomi Laamanen is a Chaired Professor of Strategic Management and Director at the Institute of Management of St. Gallen University. Prior to his present position he was Professor of Strategic Management and Director of the Institute of Strategy of Aalto University. Tomi Laamanen’s research focuses on strategic management with a special emphasis on acquisition programs, strategy processes and practices, capability dynamics, and management’s cognition. Tomi Laamanen’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in European and North-American journals, including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Organization, Research Policy, Harvard Business Review and Research Policy. In addition to teaching and research, Tomi Laamanen has worked with a number of firms from different industries both as Member of the Board and strategy consultant.

Track I: Knowledge and Innovation


Gabriel Szulanski is Professor of Strategy at INSEAD Singapore. His research focuses on the exploitation of knowledge assets, such as the transfer of best practices, and on the making of strategy. He is best known for his work on Stickiness and Replication. Gabriel Szulanski has served on the editorial board of leading academic journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Long Range Planning and the Journal of International Business Studies. He is currently Area Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies. He received his doctorate in management from INSEAD.

Track J: Strategy Practice

Timo SANTALAINEN, Aalto University

Timo J. Santalainen's career concept is a combination of academia, business and consulting. His previous academic positions include professorships at Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management, Texas Tech University and Management Centre Europe. He has held senior executive positions in retailing, banking and world sports organizations. Currently he is President of STRATNET, a Geneva-based network of strategy advisors, and Adjunct Professor of Strategy and International Management at Aalto University Business School and at Lappeenranta University of Technology. His most recent field of interest is strategic management and thinking in transformational and parastatal organizations such as telecommunications, energy, sports, public service and research. He has been a strategy adviser and Board member for many of these organizations throughout the world. He is the author or co-author of ten books, numerous chapters in books and articles in leading international publications.

Track K: Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Christopher TUCCI, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Christopher L. Tucci is Professor of Management of Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, where he holds the Chair in Corporate Strategy & Innovation. He received the Ph.D. in Management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His prior work experience was as an industrial computer scientist at Ford Aerospace. Christopher Tucci’s primary area of interest is in technological change and how waves of technological changes influence entrant / incumbent dynamics. He is also studying how the technological changes brought about by the popularization of the Internet affect firms in different industries. He has co-authored books and has published articles in leading journals including the Strategic Management Journal.

Track L: Strategic Human Capital

Patrick WRIGHT, Cornell University

Patrick Wright is the William J. Conaty GE Professor of Strategic Human Resources in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University. He holds a BA in psychology from Wheaton College, and an MBA and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management from Michigan State University. Patrick Wright teaches, conducts research, and consults in the area of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM), focusing on both how firms use people as a source of competitive advantage and how Chief Human Resource Officers (CHRO’s) impact strategy. He has published over 60 research articles as well as over 30 chapters in books and edited volumes.

Track M: Stakeholder Strategy

Jeffrey HARRISON, University of Richmond

Jeffrey S. Harrison is the W. David Robbins Chair of Strategic Management at the Robins School of Business, University of Richmond. Prior to his current appointment he served as the Fred G. Peelen Professor of Global Hospitality Strategy at Cornell University. Jeffrey Harrison’s research interests include strategic management and business ethics, with particular expertise in the areas of stakeholder theory and corporate strategy. He is the author, co-author or co-editor of ten books and dozens of articles and has provided consulting and executive training services to numerous companies on a wide range of strategic, entrepreneurial and other business issues.

Track N: Cooperative Strategies

Jeffrey REUER, Purdue University

Jeffrey Reuer is the Blake Family Endowed Chair in Strategic Management and Governance at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. He in an Associate Editor of the Strategic Management Journal and was a program chair of the 2009 SMS Conference in Washington, DC. He has also been active in the SMS as a member of the Conference Program Review Committee, chair of the Doctoral Workshop, an organizer of pre-conference sessions for the corporate strategy interest group, and a judge for the SMS Best Conference Paper Prize. His research is in the area of corporate strategy, and his current work examines external corporate development activities and alliance governance. He was the recipient of the 2007 SMS Emerging Scholar Award.

Track O: Strategic Leadership and Governance

Parthiban DAVID, American University

Parthiban David is an Associate Professor and holds the Collins Chair in Strategy at the Kogod School of Business in American University in Washington, D.C., He earned his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, and a B.E. from the University of Roorkee in India. His primary research interests are on the impact of corporate governance on corporate strategy and firm performance. He has taught at the University of Oklahoma, University of Notre Dame, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Prior to joining academia he worked several years as an engineer in the power plant equipment industry in India.

Track T: Excellence in Teaching

Jay DIAL, Ohio State University

Jay Dial is a Clinical Associate Professor of Management at The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree in General Management/Strategy from Harvard University and has an MBA from the University of Chicago with concentrations in Finance and Business Policy.  He teaches the capstone Strategy/General Management course in the Full-time, Working Professional and Executive MBA Programs at the Fisher College as well as economics and strategy elective courses. He has been honored by each of the Fisher MBA programs as the Outstanding Professor. He is also a regular contributor to Fisher’s custom executive programs working with various clients, such as Nationwide, Textron, The Limited, Cardinal Health, and the Ross Heart Hospital among others. He has also consulted to a broad variety of clients including Aeropostale, Timken, Roadway, Lubrizol, Baker-Hughes and Sterling Commerce.