Event Organizer: Ilgaz Arikan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Time: 23 May 2023, 16:00 UTC (View Local Time)
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How will “the firm” be impacted by the current global, social, political, and economic rivalries, conflicts, and challenges? What does it mean for a firm to face relentless, unstoppable, and unavoidable rivalry?
Join us for a spirited online debate about the “Theory of the Firm”. Registration is free courtesy of the Academy of International Business.
Jay Barney is a Presidential Professor of Strategic Management and the Pierre Lassonde Chair of Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business. He previously served as a professor of management and held the Chase Chair for Excellence in Corporate Strategy at the Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business. His research focuses on the relationship between costly-to-copy firm skills and capabilities and sustained competitive advantage. He has also done research on the actions entrepreneurs take to form the opportunities they try to exploit. He has served as an officer of both the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society and has served as an associate editor at the Journal of Management, senior editor for Organization Science, and co-editor at the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. His work has been published in numerous leading outlets, including the Strategic Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, and is among the most cited work in the fields of strategic management and entrepreneurship. Dr. Jay Barney is an SMS Fellow as well as a fellow of the Academy of Management. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Lund (Sweden), the Copenhagen Business School, and Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Spain), and has had honorary visiting professor positions in New Zealand, the U.K. and China.
Oliver Hart is currently the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1993. He is the 2016 co-recipient of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Hart’s research centers on the roles that ownership structure and contractual arrangements play in the governance and boundaries of corporations. His recent work focuses on how parties can write better contracts, and on the social responsibility of business. He has published a book (Firms, Contracts, and Financial Structure, Oxford University Press, 1995) and numerous journal articles. He has used his theoretical work on firms and contracts in several legal cases. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, and the American Finance Association, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association, and has several honorary degrees. He has been president of the American Law and Economics Association and a vice president of the American Economic Association.
David J. Teece is an economist and an authority on matters of industrial organization, technological change, and innovation, particularly as it relates to antitrust and competition policy and intellectual property. He is the Thomas W. Tusher Professor in Global Business and Director of the Tusher Center on Intellectual Capital at Berkeley Haas, and a member of the board of overseers for the faculty of arts and sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Teece has a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and has held teaching and research positions at Stanford University and Oxford University. He has received eight honorary doctorates
Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs. He previously taught at Princeton University and the University of Chicago, where he served as Master of the Social Science Collegiate Division and Deputy Dean of Social Sciences. He has been a Resident Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, and he has also served as a consultant for the Institute of Defense Analyses, the Center for Naval Analyses, and the National Defense University. He presently serves on the editorial boards of Foreign Policy, Security Studies, International Relations, and Journal of Cold War Studies, and he also serves as Co-Editor of the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs, published by Cornell University Press. Additionally, he was elected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in May 2005. His book The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007, co-authored with John J. Mearsheimer) was a New York Times best seller and has been translated into more than twenty foreign languages.
Asli M. Arikan is an expert on corporate strategy. Her interdisciplinary work in strategy, international business, corporate finance, and entrepreneurship explores the role of corporate strategies, capabilities, and decision-making under risk and uncertainty in the context of entrepreneurs, managers, firms, markets, and institutions. Her work appeared in the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of International Business Studies, and Strategic Management Journal, among others. She has received the Robert Litschert Award, Booz Allen Hamilton Award, multiple Dean’s Distinguished Scholar Awards, and Outstanding Teaching Awards. She has served or serves on the editorial review boards of Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, and Strategic Management Journal.
Luigi Zingales‘s research interests span from corporate governance to financial development, from political economy to the economic effects of culture. He co-developed the Financial Trust Index, which is designed to monitor the level of trust that Americans have toward their financial system. In addition to holding his position at Chicago Booth, Zingales is currently a faculty research fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research fellow for the Center for Economic Policy Research, and a fellow of the European Governance Institute. In 2014 he was the President of the American Finance Association. He is the co-host of the podcast Capitalisn’t. His research has earned him the 2003 Bernácer Prize for the best young European financial economist. His work has been published in the major economic and finance journals, but he has publications also in Science and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
Ilgaz Arikan’s interdisciplinary research in international business, strategy, and entrepreneurship draws from economics, sociology, history, and international relations. His work on how history, exchange and political hazards impact firms’ governance choices, and how firms’ resources and capabilities impact relative performance have appeared in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Management Information Systems Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and Strategic Management Journal, in addition to other outlets. He has received or was nominated for various best paper awards such as the Edward Hayes Research Foundation Competition, McKinsey/SMS Best paper, Temple/AIB Best Paper Award, and BPS Distinguished Paper Award. His research has received financial support from the Mershon Center for International Security Studies and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. He is an expert in the management and internationalization of authentic firms.