Friday, 23 June 2017


Early bird evening out at a local “Heuriger” (Traditional winegarden) in the vineyards at the outskirts of town.

Joint meeting point for collective transport at the entrance of Hotel Regina at 18.30 (we will organize transportation from there).

“Late early birds” should please come directly to: Heuriger Schübl-Auer, Kahlenberger Straße 22, 1190 Vienna.


Saturday, 24 June 2017

 11.30 – 12.00

Registration at Senatssaal (“senate hall“), University of Vienna, Universitätsring 1 (please enter the main building and follow the signs for the conference.

12.00 – 12.15

Welcome by Markus Reitzig


12.15 – 13.00

Keynote speech by Daniel Levinthal: “The Strategy Field and the Quest for Immortality: From Dynamic Capabilities to Dynamic Organizations”

13.00 – 13.20 Coffee break


13.20 – 15.30

Paper session 1 (4 x 25 mins/paper plus 20 mins total discussion, with a brief break in between)


Session chair: Daniel Levinthal


1/1 Oliver Alexy, Piet Hausberg, Sebastian Spaeth – Performance Consequences of Selective Revealing: Insights from a Simulation Approach

1/2 Pascal Anders, Sendil Ethiraj, Yue Maggie Zhou - The Dampening Effect of Interdependencies on Adaptation: An Empirical Test in The U.S. Airline Industry

1/3 Helge Klapper, Phanish Puranam, Boris Maciejovsky, Markus Reitzig - Strategic Decision-Making in Hierarchies

1/4 Hart E. Posen, Sangyoon Yi, Jeho Lee – The Efficacy of Imitation Strategies from a Topological Perspective


15.30 – 15.50 Coffee break


15.50 – 18.00

Paper session 2 (4 x 25 mins/paper plus 20 mins total discussion, with a brief break in between)


Session chair: Melissa A. Schilling


2/1 Manuel Sosa, Jürgen Mihm, Tian Chan - Revisiting the role of collaboration in creating breakthrough inventions

2/2 Ann-Kristin Zobel, Jörn Hoppmann, Alejandro Nunez Jiménez - Unblocking Bottlenecks in Emerging Innovation Ecosystems: How Bottlenecks impact Firm Collaboration

2/3 Johanna Glauber, Tobias Kretschmer - Learning from failure across products

2/4 Inna Smirnova - Skill-based sorting in non-traditional peer production communities


19.30  Drinks reception at the town hall, Restaurant Wiener Rathauskeller,  Rathausplatz 1, 1010 Vienna.


20.00  Dinner at the same location. Dress code: Semi-formal*).

            *) For gents: shirt and blazer (no tie/black tie/smoking).

                For ladies: smart dress or suit.


Sunday, 25 June 2017

09.00 – 09.45

Keynote speech by Olav Sorenson: "Reflections on the sociology of strategy"


09.45 – 10.00 Coffee break


10.00 – 12.15

Paper session 3 (4 x 25 mins/paper plus 20 mins total discussion, with a brief break in between)


Session chair: Olav Sorenson


3/1 Hitoshi Mitsuhashi, Jungwon Min - Abandonment of Brokerage Positions in Inventor Networks: Brokers’ Intentions, Brokerage Dynamics, and Innovation Performance

3/2 Magdalena Dobrajska - The role of component complexity and attention of decision-makers in the implementation of outsourcing

3/3 Hyo Kang, Lee Fleming - Large Firm Advantage and Entrepreneurial Disadvantage: How Non-competes Increase Market Concentration

3/4 Melissa A. Schilling, Joost Rietveld, Cristiano Bellavitis - Reload and Relaunch: Value Creation and Capture in Platform Ecosystems


12.15 – 13.30 Lunch break in the Arkadenhof


13.30 – 15.45

Paper session 4 (4 x 25 mins/paper plus 20 mins discussion, with a brief break in between)


Session Chair: Hart E. Posen


4/1 Arkadiy V. Sakhartov - Risk Implications of Allocation of Corporate Resources

4/2 Maciej Workiewicz, Harsh Ketkar - Project Screening and Resources Allocation in Boss-Less Organizations

4/3 Leonardo M. Kluppel - Informational Costs of Integration

4/4 Nils Stieglitz, Ulrik W.Nash, Thorbjørn Knudsen, Michael Christensen - Great Minds Think Alike and Fools Seldom Differ: A Cognitive Theory of Performance Heterogeneity


15.45 – 16.00

Wrap up


16.00 – 16.30

Final reception