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Crafting, Studying, and Teaching Strategy in a Volatile World
As scholars and educators in strategic management, we subscribe to the central principle of forward-looking decision making to access future opportunities. Today, we live in a world beset by unusual volatility—the worst pandemic in a century, the steepest economic decline since the Great Depression, a racial reckoning unlike anything since the 1960s, a collapse of the political center in democracies around the world, and an unprecedented threat to climate stability. What does today’s volatility imply for strategy practice, research, and teaching? In this panel 2020 SMS award recipients Harbir Singh and Jan Rivkin have a conversation with the audience centered on questions like:

How does extreme volatility change the nature and importance of company strategy?
What new opportunities and challenges arise now for strategy research, especially for scholars who interact closely with practicing strategists?
In light of today’s volatility, do we need to adjust, or perhaps even overhaul, the content of what we teach in our strategy courses?
From the sudden, forced shift to remote teaching, what are we learning about the process of teaching strategy?
What are some new domains for research and questions that can drive new thinking about creation of competitive advantage in today’s volatile times?

Harbir and Jan recently received, respectively, the CK Prahalad Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award and the SMS Educational Impact Award.

Aks Zaheer
Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Strategic Management
Carlson School of Management

Jan Rivkin
Senior Associate Dean, Chair MBA Program
C. Roland Christensen Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School

Harbir Singh
William and Phyllis Mack Professor of Management
Wharton Director, Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business
The Wharton School

This webinar is open to all 2020 & 2021 Members of SMS. You can learn more and join here: www.strategicmanagement.net/home/members/overview

Dec 2, 2020 08:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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