picture of Todd Alessandri Todd Alessandri Northeastern University Co-Chair

picture of Christian Stadler Thomas P. Moliterno University of South Carolina Co-Chair


Call for Participants

Submission deadline is August 31, 2011.

Call for Participants

Competitive Strategy Teaching Workshop

Saturday, November 5th, 2011 2:00-5:00pm


The Competitive Strategy Interest Group is pleased to announce the first annual CSIG Teaching Development Workshop, scheduled for the Saturday afternoon before the start of the SMS International Conference in Miami, Florida (USA). This will be the first in a series of annual workshops focusing exclusively on best teaching practices in the competitive strategy domain. In this session, top strategy scholars will present ideas and perspectives on teaching core competitive strategy topics. Our hope is that this will become a popular forum for developing our membership’s teaching competencies.

Competing within an industry of close competitors lies at the heart of strategy. Whether teaching a strategy survey course or a focused competitive strategy class, the discussion of competitive strategies represents a core objective. Instructors have various concepts available to them, including Porter’s generic strategies and other theoretical approaches to competitive advantage. Senior faculty will kick off the 3‐hour session with an introductory plenary discussion of approaches to teaching different theoretical perspectives on competitive strategy across student audiences. Breakout sessions will follow the plenary, where participants will discuss and apply the information presented by the panelists to a specific level of teaching (i.e., undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, executive).

The inaugural workshop is co-chaired by Todd Alessandri (Northeastern U.) and Tom Moliterno (U. of Massachusetts) and includes a great panel of faculty including: Tammy Madsen (Santa Clara U.), Joe Mahoney (U. of Illinois), Margie Peteraf (Dartmouth), and Gianmario Verona (Bocconi U.).

Interested participants are asked to pre-register by submitting one of the following: an existing course syllabus, a draft syllabus, a course outline, or a set of questions/challenges related to teaching competitive strategy. These submissions will be used to assist us in planning the breakout sessions.

Deadline for pre-registration and submissions is August 31, 2011. Please send your submission, or any questions to csig.teaching@gmail.com. Participants will be notified by September 15, 2011.

We hope you will join us for this new and exciting workshop. See you in Miami!

Competitive Strategy Teaching Workshop Timeline

August 31, 2011
Submission Deadline for Applications
September 15, 2011
Accepted Participants Notified
November 5, 2011
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