Mack Institute Emerging Scholars Workshop:
Evolutionary Perspectives on Strategic Management
Call for Applicants 2013
Sponsored by the Mack Institute for Innovation Management
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Note: The 2013 call has ended. If you are interested in applying to the 2014 call please check this page at the beginning of 2014.
Fundamental to the problem of strategic management is the pursuit of competitive advantage in dynamic environments. An evolutionary approach that embraces the challenge of firm adaptation to settings which themselves are subject to complex dynamics has proven to be a powerful lens on this basic problem of strategic management and has formed the basis of considerable work in the strategy literature over the last two decades. While this line of work has achieved considerable prominence in the literature, it is still not a well-codified, or broadly diffused element of doctoral training in strategic management.
As a result, the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School is pleased to announce the second annual Mack Institute Emerging Scholars Workshop. The workshop is intended for scholars ranging from students who are completing the second year of doctoral studies to those who have recently completed a doctorate. The program will be led by leading scholars in the field and attendance will be restricted to 20 participants. The program will consist primarily of seminar discussions lead by the participating faculty, but also include opportunities for more informal discussions with the faculty and among the participants.
The primary teaching faculty are as follows:
Mack Institute Emerging Scholars Workshop 2013: Faculty List
|Ron Adner||Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College|
|Rajshree Agarwal||University of Maryland|
|Giovanni Gavetti||Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College|
|Thorbjørn Knudsen||University of Southern Denmark|
|Daniel Levinthal||Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania|
|Peter Murmann||Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales|
|Daniel Raff||Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania|
|Sidney Winter||Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania|
The program will open on Sunday evening June 23rd and end Friday afternoon June 28th. The program will be structured around the following topics: General foundations and motivations for an evolutionary perspective on strategy, Organizational adaptation, Industry evolution, Entrepreneurship, Technology strategy, and the role of the Institutional environment.
The goal is for the workshop to help a new generation of scholars push their own understanding and research forward and to help establish a community of young scholars with common interests.
A program fee of $750 is required. Accommodations will be arranged but are the financial responsibility of the participants as is their travel cost. Interested applicants should submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with EMERGING SCHOLARS WORKSHOP APPLICATION in the subject line:
- a brief (approximately 750 words) statement indicating how the workshop will help promote the applicant’s particular research program;
- a letter of recommendation from a faculty member; and,
- a CV.
Applications are due by February 15, 2013 and applicants will be informed of their acceptance by March 1, 2013.