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UNSW Australia Business School

Professor, January 2016 -
AGSM Fellow, January 2016 -
Associate Professor, January 2006 - 2015
Academic Director of AGSM Strategic Management Year,  2006 - 11
Head of School Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Jan 2007 - May 2011
Academic Director of Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
April 2008 - November 2011
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Fudan University

School of Management
Shanghai, China
Visiting Scholar, October - December 2014

Cass Business School

City University, London, UK
Visiting Scholar, September 2014

The Wharton School

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Visiting Associate Professor, Academic Years 2011/2012 and 2012/13
R. Graham Whaling Visiting Professor of Management, Jan - June 2012

Harvard Business School

Boston, USA
Visiting Scholar, October - December 2009

IFRIS & University of Paris EAST

Paris, France
Visiting Scholar, September 2009

University of Lille 1

Lille, France
Visiting Professor, October 2006

Alto University (HUT)

Helsinki, Finland
Visiting Professor, July - December 2005

Max Planck Institute for Research into Economic Systems

Germany
Visiting Scholar, February - August 2002

Social Science Research Center

(WZB), Berlin, Germany
Visiting Scholar, September - December 2001

Kellogg School of Management

Northwestern University
Assistant Professor, 1997 - 2005

Columbia University

Ph.D. in Management of Organizations with Distinction
1998
Doctoral level course work included Organization Theory, Organizational Behavior, Business Strategy, Sociology, Social Psychology, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Marketing, and Econometrics
M. Phil. in Management of Organizations
1997

University of California at Berkeley

B.A. in Philosophy with Honors
Course work also in Physics, Chemistry, Molecular Biology and French Literature
1990

Schloss Neubeuern

Germany
Abitur (high school examination)
Major in Mathematics and Biology
1986

Strategic Management, International Business, Innovation, Globalization, Strategy Implementation, Entrepreneurship, Evolutionary Theories in Management and Economics, Business History, Technical Change, Sociology of Organizations.

AGSM Fellow
2016

Team Teaching Award of the Australian School of Business
2010

Carolyn Dexter Award of the Academy of Management
2009

K. William Kapp Prize
Awarded by the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy for my article “Ernst Abbe’s Scientific Management: Theoretical Insights from a 19th century Dynamic Capabilities Approach.”
2006

Finalist for Stefan Schrader Best Paper Award of the Academy of Management’s Technology and Innovation Management Division
2005

Stanley Reiter Best Paper Award

The award recognizes the best research publication during the previous four years at Kellogg School of Management. (Award was given for my book “Knowledge and Competitive Advantage”)
2004

Schumpeter Award from the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society

The prize is awarded every two years in recognition of a recent scholarly contribution related to Schumpeter’s work. (Award was given for my book “Knowledge and Competitive Advantage”)
2004

Chairs’ Core Course Teaching Award at the Kellogg School of Management

2002-3

Finalist for Best Dissertation Award of the Business History Conference

2000

Finalist for Best Dissertation Award of the Academy of International Business

1999

Finalist for Best Dissertation Award of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management
1999

Stefan Schrader Best Paper Award of the Academy of Management’s Technology and Innovation Management Division
1998

Ph.D. with Distinction

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University
1998

Roger Murray Fellow

Columbia Business School
1993 - 1994

Honors in Philosophy

University of California at Berkeley
1990

“Editorial: More Exploration and Less Exploitation: Cultivating Blockbuster Papers for MOR.” Management and Organization Review, 2017, 13 (1).

The Critique of Empirical Social Science: New Policies at Management and Organization Review.Management and Organization Review. 2016, 12(4): 649-658.  (With Lewin, A. Y., C.-Y. Chiu, C. F. Fey, S. S. Levine, G. McDermott, and E. Tsang)

“Using Simulation Experiments to Test Historical Explanations: The Development of the German Dye Industry 1857-1913.” Journal of Evolutionary Economics. 2016, 26: 907–932. (With Thomas Brenner).

China’s Innovation Challenge:  An Introduction. In A. Y. Lewin, M. Kenney, & J. P. Murmann (Eds.), China’s Innovation Challenge:  Overcoming the Middle Income Trap (pp. 1-31). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 2016.  (with A. Y. Lewin, and M. Kenney)

China’s Innovation Challenge:  Concluding Reflections. In A. Y. Lewin, M. Kenney, & J. P. Murmann (Eds.), China’s Innovation Challenge:  Overcoming the Middle Income Trap (pp. 418-425). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 2016. (with A. Y. Lewin and M. Kenney)

China’s Innovation Challenge: Overcoming the Middle-Income Trap.” Cambridge University Press,  2016.  (Co-edited with Arie Y. Lewin and Martin Kenney).  Chinese version 中国创新的挑战:跨越中等收入陷阱 published by Peking University Press.

“China’s New-To-The-World Innovation Performance And Its Antecedents: Evidence From International Patent Statistics.“Academy of Management Best Conference Paper 2016. (with Zhijing Zhu and Hong Jiang)

Who matters more? The impact of functional background and top executive mobility on firm survival”. Strategic Management Journal. 2015,  36: 1697–1716. doi: 10.1002/smj.2320, (With Sekou Bermiss)

The Role of Home Country Demand in the Internationalization of New Ventures.”  Research Policy 2015, 44 (6): 1207-1225. (With Salih Ozdemir and Deepak Sardana).

“Deepening the Conversation Between Business History and Evolutionary Economics.” In Special Issue on “ Re-introducing Evolutionary Theory to Business History: Making Sense of Today’s Structures” of the journal “Business History, 2015, Vol. 57, No. 5,  pp. 705-715.

Richard R. Nelson (1930 - ). 2015. The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management. Published online 9. Oct 2013.

Reflections on Choosing the Appropriate Level of Abstraction in Social Science Research. Management and Organization Review, 2014, 10 (3):381-389.

“How Fast Can Firms Grow?”  Journal of Economics and Statistics, 2014, Vol. 234/2+3 - 2014, pp. 210-233. (With Hagen Worch and J. Korn)

“Evolutionary Perspectives.” Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, 3rd Edition. John Wiley Publishers, 2014.

The Coevolution of Industries and Important Features of their Environments.”  Organization Science, 2013, Vol. 24, 1, pp. 58-78.

The Co-Development of Industrial Sectors and Academic Disciplines”. Science and Public Policy, 2013, Vol. 40, pp. 229-246.

Scaffolding in Economics, Management, and the Design of Technologies.” In “Scaffolding in Evolution, Culture and Cognition” edited Linnda Caporael, James Griesemer and William Wimsatt.  MIT Press, 2013, pp. 287-306.

Successful entrepreneurs minimize risk: A theory of entrepreneurial decision-making.”  Australian Journal of Management, 2013, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 101-215. (With Deepak Sardana).

Marrying History and Social Science in Strategy Research.”  Advances in Strategic Management, 2012, Volume 29, pp. 89-116,  “History and Strategy”. Edited by Steven Kahl, Brian Silverman and Michael Cusumano.

Regional Institutions, Ownership Transformation, and Migration of Industrial Leadership in China: the Case of the Chinese Synthetic Dye Industry, 1978–2008.” Industrial and Corporate Change, 2012, Volume 21, No. 4, pages 933-970. (With Hong Jiang).

“What Knowledge Is Transferred From Incumbent Firms To Successful New Ventures: The Case Of Post-1978 Chinese Synthetic Dye Start-Ups.”  25th ANZAM Conference Proceedings, 2011, (ISBN/ISSN 9781877040863). (With Hong Jiang).

Review of DuPont’s Dyes Business: Three Decades of Innovation, 1950-1980.  AMBIX, Vol. 57 No. 3, November, 2010, Pages 321-322.

“The Individual And The Organization: Locating Knowledge Capabilities In Professional Service Firms.” Academy of Management Best Conference Paper 2010. (with Sekou Bermiss).

Constructing Relational Databases to Study Life Histories on your PC or Mac.”  Historical Methods  2010. Vol. 43, No. 3, Pages 109 – 123.

“Alternative Paths to Competitive Advantage: A Fuzzy-Set Analysis of the Origins of Large Firms.”  Industry and Innovation.  2009. Vol. 16, No. 6, Pages 545 – 574. (With Joonas Järvinen, Juha-Antti Lamberg, and Jari Ojala).

Alternative Paths to Competitive Advantage: A Fuzzy-Set Analysis of the Origins of Large Firms.” Academy of Management Best Conference Paper 2009. (with Joonas Järvinen, Juha-Antti Lamberg, and Jari Ojala).

Automatic Coding of Printed Materials.”  International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing.  2007,  Vol 1. No. 2. pp. 151–185. (With Ernst Homburg, Ruud Geven, Y. Sekou Bermiss, and Alfonzo Forgione).

“Toward a Systematic Framework for Research on Dominant Designs, Technological Innovations, and Industrial Change.” Research Policy. 2006, Vol. 35., 925-952. (With K. Frenken). Reprinted in K. Dopfer and J. Potts (eds). 2014. The New Evolutionary Economics. Edward Elgar Publishing. Cheltenham Glos, UK. Also reprinted in Reprinted in J. Stanley Metcalfe and Ronald Ramlogan (eds). (2017). Creative Destruction. Edward Elgar Publishing. Cheltenham Glos, UK.

“Intellectual Property Right Regimes.” The Economics of Patents, edited by John Cantwell, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006. pp. 60-70.

Review of Jochen Streb’s book “Staatliche Technologiepolitik, und branchenubergreifender Wissenstransfer.” Business History, 2006, pp. 301-2.

New Directions in Research on Dominant Designs.” Academy of Management Best Conference Paper 2005 TIM: G1-5. Finalist for Stefan Schrader Best Paper Award of the Academy of Management’s Technology and Innovation Management Division 2005. (with Koen Frenken)

“Ernst Abbe’s Scientific Management: Theoretical Insights from a 19th Century Dynamic Capabilities Approach.” Industrial and Corporate Change, 2005, Volume 14, No. 4. pages 543-578. (With Guido Buenstorf).

“Evolutionary Perspectives.”The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management: Organizational Behavior, 2005, Volume XI, pages 114-115.

Knowledge and Competitive Advantage: The Coevolution of Firms, Technology, and National Institutions.” Cambridge University Press, 2003.  Winner of the Schumpeter Prize, 2004, and the 2004 Kellogg School of Management’s Stanley Reiter Best Paper Award for the best research publication during the previous four years.

Chemical Industries after 1850.” Article for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History, edited by Joel Mokyr, 2003, Volume 1, pages 398-406.

Bringing Managers into Theories of Multimarket Competition: CEOs and the Determinants of Market Entry,Organization Science, 2003, Volume 14, 4, pages 403-421. (With W. Boeker, J. Goodstein, J. Stephan).

Evolutionary Thought in Management and Organization Theory at the Beginning of the New Millennium: A Symposium about the State of the Art and Opportunities for Future Research.Journal of Management Inquiry, 2003, Volume 12, 1, pages 22-40. (With Howard Aldrich, Daniel Levinthal and Sidney Winter). Reprinted in John Child (ed). 2012. The Evolution of Organizations. Edward Elgar Publishing. Cheltenham Glos, UK.

Comparing Evolutionary Dynamics Across Different National Settings: The Case of the Synthetic Dye Industry,” 1857-1914. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2001, Volume 11, pages 177-205. (With E. Homburg).

“From the Technology Cycle to the Entrepreneurship Dynamic: The Social Context of Entrepreneurial Innovation.” In The Entrepreneurial Dynamic: Origins of Entrepreneurship and the Evolution of Industries, edited by C.B. Schoonhoven and E. Romanelli. Stanford University Press, 2001. (With Michael Tushman).

Knowledge and Competitive Advantage in the Synthetic Dye Industry, 1850-1914: The Coevolution of Firms, Technology, and National Institutions in Great Britain, Germany and the United States. Enterprise & Society: The International Journal of Business History, published by Oxford University Press, 2000, Volume 1, pages 699-704.

“Dominant Designs, Technology Cycles and Organizational Outcomes.” Research in Organizational Behavior, 1998, Volume 20, pages 231-266. (With Michael Tushman).  Reprinted in Managing in the Modular Age: Architectures, Networks and Organizations, edited by Raghu Garud, Arun Kumaraswamy, and Richard Langlois in honor of Herbert Simon. Blackwell Publishers, 2002.

Dominant Designs, Technology Cycles, and Organization Outcomes.
Academy of Management Proceedings 1998.  Stefan Schrader Best Paper Award of the Academy of Management’s Technology and Innovation Management Division. (with Michael Tushman)

On the Making of Competitive Advantage: The Development of the Chemical Industries in Britain and Germany since 1850.” In The Dynamics of Long-Term Growth: The Case of the Chemical Industry, edited by Ashish Arora, Ralph Landau, and Nathan Rosenberg. John Wiley & Sons, 1998. (With R. Landau).

Competition in a Multipoint Environment: The Case of Market Exit.Organization Science, 1997, 2, pages 126-142. (With W. Boeker, J. Goodstein, J. Stephan).

“Organization Responsiveness to Environmental Shock as an Indicator of Organizational Foresight and Oversight: The Role of Executive Team Characteristics and Organization Context.” In Technological Innovation: Foresights and Oversights, edited by Raghu Garud, Praveen Nayyar, and Zur Shapira. Cambridge University Press, 1997. (With Michael Tushman).

Several papers currently under review.

“China’s New-To-The-World Innovation Performance And Its Antecedents: Evidence From International Patent Statistics.” Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, Aug 5-8, 2016.

“What Matters More in Location Choices For Partnerships – Analyzing New Ventures In 11 Countries.” Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, Aug 7-11, 2015.

“Toward a Synthesis Between History and Organization Studies in The Study of Dynamic Capabilities.” Academy of Management Conference, Vancouver, Aug 7-11, 2015.

“What Innovation Policies Does China Need to Catch-up with the Most Advanced Countries in the World?” MOR First Frontiers Conference entitled “Globalization of Knowledge Creation and Innovation in the Context of Emerging Economies” in Hong Kong Dec 4-7, 2014.

“How Does Headquarters Create Value in a Diversified Multi-Business Firm: The Case of Wesfarmers.”
Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference, Madrid, Sep 21-22, 2014.
Strategic Management Society Special Conference on St. Gallen, Switzerland, May 28-30, 2015.

“Industry Converge Across Geographic Markets.” Panel on “The Strategic Process and Competitive Dynamics of Industry Convergence.” Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference, Madrid, Sep 21-22, 2014.

“The Role of Home Demand in the Internationalization of New Ventures.” Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, Aug 1-5, 2014.

“Developing Robust Knowledge about Causal Processes – a History-friendly Simulation of the Synthetic.” 15th International Schumpeter Society Meeting, Jena, Germany, July 27-30, 2014.

What and How Entrepreneurial Startups Learn from Incumbent Firms: Network Ties in the Chinese Synthetic Dye Industry. Sixth Biannual IACMR Conference in Beijing, June 18-22, 2014

“Marrying History and Social Science in Strategy Research.” Presentation at History and Strategy PDW. Academy of Management Meeting in Orlando, Florida, August 9-13, 2013.

“Framing Transaction Value: The Role of Rhetoric in the Emergence of the U.S. Advertising Industry.” Academy of Management Meeting in Orlando, Florida, August 9-13, 2013.

“Reflections on ‘Architectural Strategy and Design Evolution in Business Ecosystems’” PDW. Academy of Management Meeting in Orlando, Florida, August 9-13, 2013.

“What Aspects of Entrepreneur-Incumbent Relationships Make a Difference?”. Academy of Management Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, August 3-7, 2012.

“The impact of functional background and executive mobility in firm survival.”  14th International Joseph Schumpeter Conference, July 2-5, 2012. Brisbane, Australia.

“What Knowledge Is Transferred From Incumbent Firms To Successful New Ventures: The Case Of Post-1978 Chinese Synthetic Dye Start-Ups.”  25th ANZAM Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, Dec 7-9, 2011.

“Regional Institutions, Ownership Transformation, and Migration of Industrial Leadership in China.” Academy of Management Meeting in St. Antonio, Texas, August 12-16, 2011.

“The Individual and The Organization: Locating Knowledge Capabilities in Professional Service Firms.” Academy of Management Meeting in Montreal, August 6-10, 2010.

“The Geographic Co-Specialization of Industries and Academic Disciplines.”  13th International Joseph Schumpeter Conference, June 21-24, 2010. Aalborg, Denmark.

“Alternative paths to competitive advantage: European paper industries 1900-2000.” Academy of Management Meeting in Chicago, August 7-11, 2009.

Successful entrepreneurs are not risk-takers: A theory of entrepreneurial decision-making. Academy of Management Meeting in Anaheim, August 9-13, 2008.

“The origins of success: A qualitative meta-analysis of the evolution of Nokia.” Academy of Management Meeting in Anaheim, August 9-13, 2008.

“Successful entrepreneurs systematically reduce risk.” 12th International Joseph Schumpeter Conference, July 2-5, 2008. Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

“A Cross-National Study Of Intellectual Property Rights Laws And Firm Strategies A Science-Based Industry.” Strategy Management Society Meeting, San Diego, October 14-17, 2007

“Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches in the Comparative and in Longitudinal Studies.” PDW on “The Power of Richness III: Crafting Qualitative Research Papers.” Academy of Management Meeting in Philadelphia, August 2007.

“Coevolution.” SASE - Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 28-30, 2007.

The Complex Role of Patents in Creating Technological Competencies: A Cross-National Study of Intellectual Property Right Strategies in the Synthetic Dye Industry, 1857-1914. DRUID Conference, Copenhagen, June 18-20, 2007.

“The Need for a Comparative Industry Studies Framework.” XIV International Economic History Congress in Helsinki, Finland, 21 to 25 August 2006.

“Commentary on Guillen, Rynes, Siggelkow, Wagner and Weick.”  PDW on “The Power of Richness II: Exploring Qualitative Research Methods.”
Academy of Management Meeting in Atlanta, August 2006.

“Commentary on Joel Mokyr’s Paper ‘The Great Synergy: The European Enlightenment as Factor in Modern Economic Growth’”
American Economic Association Meeting, Boston, MA, January 7, 2006

“New Directions in Research on Dominant Designs.”
Academy of Management Meeting in Honolulu, HI, August 2005

“The Power of the Historical Comparative Method.”
Academy of Management Meeting in Honolulu, HI, August 2005

“Knowledge and Competitive Advantage: The Coevolution Firms, Industries and National Institutions.”
Strategic Management Society Meeting in San Juan, November 2004

“The Surprising Role of Patents in Creating Technological Competences: A Cross-National Study of the Synthetic Dye Industry, 1850-1914.”
Presentations at:
Society for the History of Technology Meeting, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October, 2004
Economic History Association Meeting, San Jose, CA, September 2004
Academy of Management Meeting, New Orleans, LA, August 2004
Schumpeter Society Meeting, Milan, Italy, June 2004

“Do Organizations Have Something Like Genes: A proposed Study of the Development of the Zeiss Company, 1846-2002.”
Organization Science Winter Conference, Steamboat, February 6, 2004

“Dynamic Capabilities in Early Science-based Industries: A comparative Study of the Bayer and Zeiss companies.”
Strategic Management Society Meeting in Baltimore, November 2003

“The Coevolution of Industries and National Institutions: Theory and Evidence.”
Academy of Management Meeting in Seattle, WA, August 2003

Ernst Abbe’s Scientific Management: A 19th Century Forerunner of the Resource-Based Theory?
Academy of Management Meeting in Seattle, WA, August 2003

“The Complex Role of Patents in the Development of Technological Competencies: A Cross-National Study of Intellectual Property Right Strategies in the Synthetic Dye Industry, 1850-1914.”
Presentations at:
SMJ Special Issue Conference, University of Pittsburgh, October 2002
Annual Strategy Conference, Harvard Business School, October 2002

“Industry Development as a Coevolutionary Process: Was the Synthetic Dye Industry from 1857 until 1914 Already Part of the ‘New Economy?’” Strategic Management Society Meeting in San Francisco, October 2001

“Evolutionary Theory in Management and Organization Theory at the Beginning of a New Millennium: A Symposium on the State of the Art and Opportunities for Future Research Evolutionary Theory.” Introductory Presentation and Discussant in a Symposium at the Academy of Management Meeting in Toronto, Canada, August 2000.

“The Social Environment as Origin of Firm Capabilities: Expanding the Resource-based Theory of the Firm.” Presentation in a Symposium at the Strategic Management Society Meeting in Berlin, Germany, October 1999

“Coevolution and Competitive Advantage in the Synthetic Dye Industry, 1850-1914.”
Presentations at:
Business History Conference Meeting in Palo Alto, CA, March 2000
Academy of International Business Meeting in Charleston, NC, November 1999
Academy of Management Meeting in Chicago, IL, August 1999

“The Dynamics of Long-Term Competitive Advantage: A Comparison of the Chemical Industries in the U.S., Britain, German, and Japan since 1850.” Presentation in a Symposium at the Academy of Management Meeting in San Diego, California, August 1998

“The Effects of Executive Team Characteristics and Organization Context on Organization Responsiveness to Environmental Jolts.” Academy of Management Meeting 1995, Vancouver, Canada. (With Michael Tushman).

“Determinants of Entry into Multihospital Systems: The Important Role of Hospital Boards.” Academy of Management Meeting 1995, Vancouver, Canada.

“Market Exit and Multimarket Competition.” Academy of Management Meeting 1994, Dallas, Texas. (With W. Boeker, J. Goodstein, J. Stephan).

“Strategic Change: Competition in a Multimarket Environment.” Academy of Management Meeting 1993, Atlanta, Georgia. (With W. Boeker, J. Goodstein, J. Stephan).

“The Transformation of Huawei - An Overview”. Ruihua Institute for Innovation Management, Huawei Forum. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, June 19-20, 2016.

“China’s New-To-The-World Innovation Performance And Its Antecedents: Evidence From International Patent Statistics.“
Presentations at:
University of Bolzano, Italy, June 13, 2016
University of Manchester, Uk, September 9, 2016
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 22, 2016
Renmin University, China, October 10, 2016

“The Challenge of Maintaining Customer Centricity in a Rapidly Growing Firm: Lessons from Huawei”. Ruihua Institute for Innovation Management, Huawei Forum. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, April 14-15, 2016.

“Strategies for Doing and Publishing Good Research.” Asia Pacific Journal of Management Conference on “A Decade of Dragon Multinationals. Macquarie University.  Syndey, Australia, Dec 11, 2015.

“Building Innovation Capacity in China — An Agenda for Averting the Middle Income Trap”. 11th International Conference on Global Manufacturing and China. Organized by Zhejiang University and University of Cambridge.  Hangzhou, China, Sep 5-6, 2015.

“What constitutes a compelling case study?” Keynote Address at 8th Annual Forum on Case-Based and Qualitative Research in Business Administration in China, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, Nov 8-9, 2014

“Longitudinal Case Studies: How to design, analyze, and publish them.” Tutorial at 8th Annual Forum on Case-Based and Qualitative Research in Business Administration in China, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, Nov 8-9, 2014

“How Does Headquarters Create Value in a Diversified Multi-Business Firm: The Case of Wesfarmers.”
Presentations at:
University of Bocconi, Department of Management and Technology, Italy, October 2, 2014
Evo Conference Kassel University, Germany, September 29, 2014
Nanjing University Business School, China, November 11, 2014

Can China Continue the Development Model Exemplified Chinese Synthetic Industry? What Innovation Policies Does China Need to Catch-up with the Most Advanced Countries in the World? UNU-Merit, Maastricht, Netherlands, September 11, 2014

“Institutional Environment & Evolutionary Dynamics.”  Emerging Scholars Workshop: Evolutionary Perspectives on Strategic Management, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. June 22 – 27, 2014

“Cluster Policy Revisited: How can small economies create globally competitive high-tech firms?” Cass Business School, City University London, UK. June 18, 2013

“Institutional Environment & Evolutionary Dynamics.”  Emerging Scholars Workshop: Evolutionary Perspectives on Strategic Management, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. June 24 – 28, 2013

“The Coevolution of Industries and Important Features of Their Environments.” Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, June 14, 2013.

“Evolutionary Perspectives on Firm Capabilities and Organizational Change Management.” School of Business. Renmin University, Beijing, China.  June 3 and 7, 2013.

Evolutionary Theory in Economics and Management.” Co-sponored Colloquium Minnesota Program in the Philosophy of Science and the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Program. University of Minnesota.  December 7, 2012.

The Co-development of Industrial Sectors and Academic Disciplines. ”Distinguished Scholar Series Scholar Series   McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship. University of Arizona.  October 22, 2012.

“Institutional Environment & Evolutionary Dynamics.”  Emerging Scholars Workshop: Evolutionary Perspectives on Strategic Management, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. June 25 – 29, 2012

What and How Entrepreneurial Startups Learn from Incumbent Firms: Network Ties in the Chinese Synthetic Dye Industry.
June 2, 2015 Judge Business School,  University of Cambridge.
July 17, 2012:  EBS.  Rheingau, Germany.
June 19, 2012:  IESE Business School. University of Navarra. Barcelona, Spain.

Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of Nelson & Winter (1982).” The 9th Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference. May 15-17, 2012

Economic & Organizational Change.” Symposium on Mode and Tempo of Technological Change. Center for Society and Genetics, UCLA.  December 2, 2011.

“Scaffolding in Economics, Management, & the Design of Technologies”. Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research. Altenberg, Austria, July 8-11, 2010.

“Designing Longitudinal Industry Studies.” Doctoral Workshop. IFRIS - University of Paris East. Paris, France, September 24, 2009.

“Varieties of Knowledge in the Economy.” 12th International Joseph Schumpeter Conference, Rio de Janiero, Brazil. July 2-5, 2008.

“Coevolution.” Workshop on Evolutionary Theory and Policy, Center for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Refsnes Gods, Norway, May 20-22, 2008.

“Towards a Framework for Comparative Industry Studies (CIS).” EAWAG, Zurich, Switzerland, June 21, 2007

“Automatic Coding of Printed Materials.” Five Conference, Tuck, Dartmouth College, May 11-12, 2007.

Three Lectures at the University of Lille 1.
Lecture 1: The Nature of a Coevolutionary Explanation
Lecture 2: The Relationship Between Technological and Industrial Change
Lecture 3: Qualitative versus Quantitative Research Methods
Lille, France,  Oct. 2006.

“Evolutionary Economics & History: Empirical Research as Detective Work.” Key Note Presentation at the International Buchenbach Workshop on Evolutionary Economics, Buchenbach, Germany, Oct 4-8, 2005.

“Patents and Economic Growth.” Briefing for EU Policy makers hosted by European Enterprise Institute, Brussels, Oct. 7, 2004

“The Method of Comparative Industry Evolution Studies.” 2nd Annual Conference on Emerging Frontiers in International Business, Michigan State University. September 17, 2004

“Knowledge and Competitive Advantage: The Coevolution Firms, Industries and National Institutions.”
Presentations at:
Said Business School, Oxford University, December 13, 2004.
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland,
November 27, 2004.
Mitsubishi Conference, Japan, August 31, 2004.
Academy of Management Meetings, New Orleans, August 8, 2004.
Helsinki University of Technology, June 22, 2004.
University of California, Riverside May 21, 2004.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 30, 2004.
Rotterdam School of Business, Erasmus University, April 1, 2004.
Panel on the Managerial Implications of Coevolution at Organization Science Winter Conference, Steamboat, February 6, 2004

“Evolutionary Thought in Economics and Organization Theory.” Workshop on Evolutionary Processes in Biology, Language, and Culture at the University of Chicago. November 19, 2003.

“The Coevolution of Industries and Academic Disciplines.”
Presentations at:
School of Economics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, February 10, 2006
Department of Business Studies, University of Uppsala, Sweden, December 6, 2005
Management and Organization Studies Seminar, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, October 27, 2005
School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, March 11, 2005
Eccles School of Business, University of Utah, Salt Lake City,
March 8, 2005
The Australian Graduate School of Management, Sydney, February 15, 2005
Management Department, Wharton School, February 8, 2005
Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, January 15, 2005
Management Department, Rutgers University, Newark,
December 14, 2004.
Schulich School of Business, York University, December 9, 2004.
Management Department, University of Central Florida,
December 3, 2004.
Hotel School, Cornell University, December 1, 2004.
Wharton Conference on Strategy and the Business Environment,
March 26, 2004.
Management Seminar Series, Fuqua School, Duke University, November 10, 2003.
Entrepreneurial Management Seminar Series, Harvard Business School, October 7, 2003.

“The Use of Simulations in Developing Robust Knowledge about Causal Processes: Methodological Considerations and an Application to Industrial Evolution.”
Presentations at:
Organization Science Winter Conference, Steamboat, February 5, 2003.
Max Planck Institute for Research into Economic Systems, January 13, 2003.

“The Coevolution of Industries and National Institutions: Theory and Evidence.”
Presentations at:
BYU- University of Utah Winter Strategy Conference, March 8, 2003.
Organization Science Winter Conference, Steamboat, February 7, 2003
Max Planck Institute for Research into Economic Systems, February 12, 2002.

“Interdisciplinary Research in the U.S: Opportunities and Challenges.” Social Science Research Center, Berlin (WZB). December 18, 2001.

“New Directions on Research on Dominant Designs.” Conference on Reappraising Production Theory: Concepts, Cases, Models. Max Planck Institute for Research into Economic Systems, November 29-December 1, 2001.

“Toward an Institutional Theory of Strategy: Industrial, Technological, and Institutional Coevolution in the Chemical Industry.” Conference on The New Institutionalism in Strategic Management, Columbia University, April 21-22, 2001

“Evolutionary Economics: State of the Science.” Conference on Evolutionary Economics: New Perspectives on Telecommunications and Pharmaceuticals in Europe and the United States. Johns Hopkins University, March 30-31, 2001.

“The Emergence of the Synthetic Dye Industry, 1857-1914: Creating a marketplace for dyes and its various inputs from raw materials and scientists.” Conference on Market Relations and Competitive Processes at the CRIC Center, University of Manchester, UK, May 2000.

“Comparing Evolutionary Dynamics Across Different National Settings: The Case of the Synthetic Dye Industry, 1857-1914.”
Presentations at:WZB, Berlin, Germany, Research Unit on Competitiveness and Industrial Change October 1999
Department of Economics, Northwestern University, Economic History Seminar October 1999

“From the Technology Cycle to the Entrepreneurship Dynamic: Placing Dominant Designs in Social Context.”
University of California at Irvine, October 1998

“The Coevolution of Patent Law and the Dye Industry in Great Britain and Germany, 1850-1914.” American Bar Foundation, Chicago, May 1998

“Coevolution and Competitive Advantage in the Synthetic Dye Industry, 1850-1914.”
Presentations at:
University of Chicago, November 1998
NIAS, Netherlands, October 1998
University of Pennsylvania, April 1998
Northwestern University, February 1997
University of California at Riverside, February 1997
University of Southern California, February 1997
Harvard Business School, February 1997
MIT, January 1997
INSEAD, January 1997
London Business School, January 1997
Georgetown University, January 1997
Southern Methodist University, November 1996

“Competitive Advantage of Firms viewed as the Coevolution of Technology, Firms, and Broader National Institutional Structures.”
Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation Doctoral Colloquium on R&D, Technological Change, Organizational Structure, and Market Evolution.
April, 1996. MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

“The Coevolution of Technology, Firms, and Broader National Institutional Structures.”
Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation Doctoral Colloquium on R&D, Technological Change, Organizational Structure, and Market Evolution. April, 1995. Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

“Impacts of Executive Team Characteristics and Organization Context on Organization Responsiveness to Environmental Shock.”
Conference on Technological Oversights and Foresights. March, 1994. Stern School of Business. New York University, New York. (With Michael Tushman).

“The Coevolution of Technology, Organizations, and Broader National Institutions.”
Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation Doctoral Colloquium on R&D, Technological Change, Organizational Structure, and Market Evolution. January, 1994. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

AGSM: Strategic Management 1: Selecting Business Opportunities. EMBA course.
AGSM: Strategic Management 4. Transforming Businesses. EMBA course.
AGSM: Various Modules on Executive Education Programs
ETH Zurich: Industry Evolution 2.0. Ph.D. Course.
Wharton: Strategy Implementation, MGMT-782.  MBA Course.
Wharton: Module on Strategy Implementation. Custom Executive Education.
Kellogg: Management and Organizations 430. Required MBA Course.
Kellogg: Management of Individuals and Groups in Organization.  Executive MBA course.
Kellogg: Evolutionary Theories of Organization. Ph.D. Seminar.
UNSW Australia Business School: Intellectual Foundation of Social Sciences.  Ph.D. Seminar.
Alto - HUT: Industry Evolution. Ph.D. Course.
Australian Wine Industry: Competitive Dynamics (AGSM Case 2016-01)
Pacific Brands (AGSM Case 2013-02)
Changes at Virgin Airlines (Australia) 2000-2012   (AGSM Case 2013-01)
Managing with Self-Affirmation Theory: The Case of Betina Young (2011)
Energy One Changes its Business Model (AGSM Case 2011-03)
Overview Chapter for Strategic Management 1: Detecting and Selecting Business Opportunities (2009)

Deputy Editor-in-Chief Management and Organization Review (2013 - present). Focused on Transforming Economies. Ranked 14 out of 171 management journals based on 2013 ISI impact factor.

Evolutionary Theories in the Social Sciences - etss.net (1999 to present)
Economic-Evolution.Net (2006 to present)
Strategic Management Journal (2006 to 2011)
Journal of International Business Studies (1999 to 2007)
Academy of Management Journal
Administrative Science Quarterly
Business History
Business History Review
Industrial and Corporate Change
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Journal of International Business Studies
Journal of Management
Law and History Review
Nature Energy
Organization Science
Strategic Management Journal
Transaction on Engineering Management

Academy of Management Annual Meeting Program

Cambridge University Press

Oxford University Press

Australian Research Council
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation
Israel Science Foundation
National Science Foundation (USA)
Swiss National Science Foundation

Jing Zhu
in progress. UNSW Australia Business School. (Main Advisor)
Thesis Title: The Future of Chinese Enterprise-led Innovation.

Hong Jiang

2013. Australian School of Business, UNSW. (Main Advisor)
Thesis Title: Essays on the rise of Chinese synthetic dye industry, 1978-2008.

Sekou Bermiss

2009. Northwestern University. (Main Advisor)
Thesis Title: The Emergence and Evolution of Professional Service Industries.

Antti Sillanpää

2006. Helsinki University of Technology. (Was the Opponent at the Defense)
Thesis Title: Firm Strategies in the Competition for Dominance of Networked Business Systems.

Ryon Lancaster

2005. Northwestern University.
Thesis Title: The Office of St. Peter: The Emergence of Bureaucracy in the English Catholic Church, 1066-1250.

Patricia Langohr

2003. Northwestern University.
Thesis Title: Competitive Convergence and Equilibrium Industry Dynamics.

Academic Director of the Strategic Management Year of the AGSM EMBA
October 2006 - December 2011

Department Chair (Head) for Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Jan 2006 - May 2011

Chair of the Curriculum Redesign Committee of AGSM EMBA Final Year.
October 2006 - July 2009

Prize Committee for Management and Organization Review & University of Peking Press Best Paper Award, 2016

Prize Committee for 14th Schumpeter Prize Competition, 2014

Selection Committee Member for Technology and Innovation Management Best Student Paper Award, Academy of Management
May 2013

Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation. Secretary and director of communication.  2013 - present

Member of Organizing Committee of 14th International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society Meeting, Brisbane, Australia, 2012

Selection Committee Member for Technology and Innovation Management Best Dissertation Competition, Academy of Management
February to July 2008

Presenter at Business Policy and Strategy New Faculty Consortium, Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, California
August 2008

Co-organizer of Power of Richness PDWs at Academy of Management

2005-2008

Member of Scientific Committee for 4th European Meeting on Applied Evolutionary Economics (EMAEE)

2005

Academy of Management
American Sociological Association
American Society for the Advancement of Science
Business History Conference
Institute for Operations Research and Management Science
International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society
Society for the History of Technology
Strategic Management Society
German, native tongue
English, proficient
French, satisfactory
Spanish, rudimentary

Chinese - Mandarin, very basic

 

 
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