Miami Conference Extensions

The Extensions are separate one-day topical workshops individually organized at academic institutions in a variety of Florida cities.

They are aimed at furthering the scientific debate on a specific topic in smaller workshop-type settings. The Extensions represent opportunities for attendees of the main SMS conference in Miami to share and discuss emerging ideas in an interesting and enjoyable setting. They are open to be attended by additional local scholars and will offer precious occasions to establish or develop collaborations with other scholars. These one-day workshops will likely take place at a local university and will be held before and after the SMS Annual International Conference. Each will include coffee breaks and a group luncheon. Information and assistance might be provided for accommodation and travel, but participants will be responsible for these elements on their own.

Upfront registration will be required to allow planning. A registration fee of US$ 105 per participant will be charged per workshop day to cover expenses. For registrations after October 24, the fee increases to US$ 155. SMS members receive a $20 reduction.

**We are pleased to offer extensions before and after the SMS Conference in Miami. Our organizers are hard at work putting together exciting workshops. Please continue to check back to the site for additional information**

Extension 1: Miami – Friday, Nov. 4, 2011


Location:

  • Florida International University

Theme:

  • Embracing International Business? A Dialogue with Strategy

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The Strategic Management Society has clearly embraced International Business. The founding of the Global Strategy Interest Group and the Global Strategy Journal are two permanent and highly visible commitments to the field. But has the Strategic Management field embraced International Business? In this Miami Conference Extension, we will start an open conversation between some of the key players in both research domains asking what it is that unites these fields and what divides them. We will also get the perspective of those few that have managed to become pillars in both fields. Some of the themes that will be covered are human assets, institutions and knowledge, and their increasing roles in building firm reputation and outsourcing. In the context of the above topics, distinguished panelists will present views on knowledge capital forestablished and emerging MNCs in the contemporary global environment. We are also inviting paper submissions and we will select the best papers to showcase at the conference. Please send your submissions to strategyfiu@gmail.com.

This extension will contain three panels of distinguished scholars and two sessions of paper presentations as well as poster sessions showcasing the best papers. In each of the panels, we will discuss a theme central to our field. Each panel is composed of at least one scholar who is a pillar in the field of strategy, a scholar that is a pillar in the field of international business and a scholar that has successfully managed to operate in both fields. The panelists will discuss the issues the field faces from their perspective and then a debate will ensue to find points of intersection and divergence between the two fields.

Our paper session will showcase cutting edge research with leading scholars in the field commenting and synthesizing the presentations and suggesting ways in which the work can bridge across fields.

For more information on the Miami extension, click here.

Extension 2: Ft Lauderdale – Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011


Location:

  • University of Florida-Sunrise Campus

Theme:

  • Resource Acquisition, Development, Deployment, and Redeployment

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In managing resources, when is it more valuable to commit toward a fixed developmental path way and hence forego the flexibility of changing the path way? This extension workshop invites scholars for a gathering to discuss commitment vs. flexibility in the acquisition, development, and re(deployment) of resources.

The Ft. Lauderdale Workshop invites you to participate in an exciting full-day discussion about process perspectives of the RBV. We will provide bus transportation to bring participants from the main conference hotel to the workshop. If you prefer to drive, here is the map link to the extension workshop, which is located at 1000 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway, Suite 150, Sunrise, Florida 33323. The University of Florida Sunrise Center is the building on the Northeast corner of the intersection of Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy and NW 8th St. The closest airport is in Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), which is 25 miles away from the extension workshop.

For more information on the Fort Lauderdale extension, click here.

Extension 3: Coral Gables – Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Location:

  • University of Miami- Coral Gables Campus
  • * Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Theme:

  • Co-opetition, Co-evolution and Global Strategy

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The Miami Conference Extension at University of Miami will present a panel of global scholars who will shed light on emerging issues and future research on co-opetition and co-evolution in the field of global strategy. Two noteworthy phenomena and philosophies in global business that are emerging today are co-opetition, that is, simultaneous competition and cooperation between international firms and their global rivals, foreign governments, alliance partners, channel members, and even corporate members, and co-evolution, that is, organizational and environmental changes in a global environment occur in a simultaneous and interactive manner. Global success today requires that firms pursue both competitive and cooperative strategies (thus co-opetition) and both responding to and changing task and institutional environment (thus co-evolution). Global businesses and their parts, both internal (subunits) and external (e.g., suppliers, competitors, partners, and regulators) often co-evolve with each other and with a changing environment. Co-opetition goes beyond conventional rules of competition and cooperation to combine the advantages of both, involving developing a bigger business pie yet competing to divide it up, while co-evolution extends the wisdom of strategic choice and environmental adaptation by incorporates the premise that adaptation and selection are not orthogonal forces but are fundamentally interrelated. This Extension aims to promote dialogue with and among some leading scholars in the field on some specific issues pertaining to co-opetition and co-evolution, such as cooperation with global rivals, co-evolving business-government ties, multinationals’ co-opetition and co-evolution practices, processes and outcomes, co-opetition and co-evolution between foreign and domestic businesses, among others.

For more information on the Coral Gables extension, click here.

Extension 4: Boca Raton – Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011


Location:

  • Florida Atlantic University

Theme:

  • Emerging Markets: Research and Pedagogy Issues

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This Miami Conference Extension will focus on Emerging markets, with emphasis on BRIC nations. Participants will have an opportunity to engage interactively with leading scholars (and peers!) about important 'Emerging market' research and teaching issues. Panelists will offer insights into how phenomena in Emerging markets can be leveraged to benefit scholarship and pedagogy.

For more information on the Boca Raton extension, click here.



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