The Vienna Conference on Strategy, Organizational Design, and Innovation

10 Years Anniversary

You can download the preliminary program here.


24 June 2022


19.00 Meeting place in front of the Hotel Regina (Rooseveltplatz 15, 1090 Wien) to travel to the early bird event together

19.30 Early bird evening out at local “Heuriger” (winegarden) Fuhrgassl-Huber in the vineyards at the outskirts of town. 

“Late early birds” (or if you need to travel separately): Please come directly to: Neustift am Walde 68, 1190 Vienna.


25 June 2022


11.30 – 12.00 Registration at Kleiner Festsaal (“small ceremonial hall“), University of Vienna, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna (please enter the main building and follow the signs for the conference)


12.00 – 12.15 Welcome


12.15 – 13.00 Keynote speech by Shane Greenstein: Digital Dark Matter and the Deployment of Open Source Software.


13.00 – 13.15 Coffee break


13.15 – 15.15  Paper session 1 (4 x 25 mins/paper plus 20 mins total discussion, with brief break in  between)

Session chair: Shane Greenstein

1/1 Minh H. Vo, Daniel Z. Mack, Quy N. Huy – Investing in Employees to Let Them Go: How a Resource-Poor Venture Develops Organizational Innovation Capability in High-Tech R&D

1/2 Sukti Ghosh, Arianna Marchetti, Victoria Sevcenko - Organizational Culture as Barriers to Employee Mobility: Evidence from a Large Scale Study of Employer Reviews and Online Job Postings

(1/3 Tim Meyer, Anna Kerkhof, Carmelo Cennamo, Tobias Kretschmer - Competition for Attention on Information Platforms: The Case of Local News Outlets)

1/4 Michael Vetter, Joachim Henkel, Henning Piezunka, Helge Klapper - The Effect of Acquisitions on Open Source Software Development


15.15 – 15.30 Coffee break


15.30 - 16:15 Keynote speech by Henrich Greve: Past and Future of Learning Theory


16.15 – 17.50 Paper session 2 (3 x 25 mins/paper plus 20 mins total discussion, with brief break in between)

Session chair: Henrich Greve

2/1 Giulia Cancellieri, Gino Cattani, Simone Ferriani- Tradition as a Resource: Robust and Radical Interpretations of Operatic Tradition in the Italian Opera Industry, 1989-2011

2/2 Tomas Lego, Helge Klapper, Markus Reitzig – (When) are Coalitions Good or Bad for Organizations – a Learning Perspective

2/3 David Huber, David Reetz, Oliver Alexy - Innovation and the Asymptotic Rationality of Artificial Intelligence


19.30 Dinner in the old town hall. Dress code: Semi-formal. 

For gents: shirt and blazer (no tie/black tie/smoking). For ladies: smart dress or suit.


26 June 2022


09.30 – 10.15 Keynote speech by Hart E. Posen: A Carnegie Endowment: A Future for Models of Learning in Strategy and Organization Theory


10.15 – 10.30 Coffee break


10.30 – 12.30 Paper session 3 (4 x 25 mins/paper plus 20 mins total discussion, with brief break in between) 

Session chair: Hart E. Posen

3/1 Tiberiu Ungureanu, Kannan Srikanth, Oliver Baumann – Commitment Follows Structure: How to Allocate Resources in Hierarchical Organizations

3/2 Dong Nghi Pham, Luis A. Rios, Maciej Workiewicz- Remote Access Memories: How Remote Work Will Impact Organizational Learning and What Firms Can Do About It

(3/3 Sukwoong Choi, Namil Kim, Junsik Kim, Hyo Kang - How Does AI Improve Human Decision-Making? Evidence from the AI-Powered Go Program)

3/4 Arkadiy V. Sakhartov, Toby X. Li, Jeffrey J. Reuer, Ashton Hawk - Redeployment of rigs across fields in the oil-drilling industry


12.30 – 13.45 Lunch break in the Arkadenhof


13.45 – 15.45 Paper session 4 (4 x 25 mins/ paper plus 20 mins total discussion, with brief break in between)

Session chair: Jeffrey J. Reuer

4/1 Natalie Shefer, Ithai Stern - The Agency Vortex: Why Top Management is Full of Self-Interested People and Its Implications to Strategy Research

4/2 Paper on scaling and social impact

4/3 Sreevathsan Sridhar, Sendil Ethiraj- How do incumbents respond to the entry of AI? A study in the mutual funds industry

4/4 Andrew V. Shipilov, Yeonsin Ahn, Henrich R. Greve, Timothy J. Rowley - Does Governance Matter? The Impact of Board Reform Practices on Firm Performance


15.45 – 16.00 Wrap up


Kindly supported by the Mayor of Vienna