HBS Strategy Research Conference

December 6-7, 2013

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All sessions will take place in Hawes 201

Dec 6
12:00-1:00 PM

Welcome Lunch

Hawes Second Floor Lounge
1:00-2:20 PM

Session I: Healthcare in Transition

Moderator: Kevin Sharer (Harvard Business School)

Toby Cosgrove (Cleveland Clinic)
Josh Ofman (Amgen)
Leonard Schaeffer (WellPoint Insurance)
Harry Rein (Foundation Medical Partners)

2:20-2:40 PM


2:40-4:20 PM

Session II: Research on Status and Social Market Structure

"Seeing Stars: Matthew Effects and Status Bias in Major League Baseball Umpiring"

Jerry Kim (Columbia University) and Brayden King (Kellogg School of Management)

"Friend or Foe: Who gets Punished More For Norm Violations?

Amandine Ody-Brasier (Yale University)

"Status Rigidity, Incentive Structures, and Competition: a Matched-sample Study of Two Organizational Status Hierarchies"

Daniel Malter (Harvard Business School)

Session Panel:

Olav Sorenson (Yale University), Bruce Kogut (Columbia University) and Toby Stuart (Berkeley)
4:20-4:40 PM


4:40-6:20 PM

Session III: Firm Performance in Emerging Markets

"Managing the Family Firm: Evidence on CEOs at Work"

Raffaella Sadun (Harvard Business School), Oriana Bandiera (London School of Economics) and Andrea Prat (London School of Economics)

Court Enforcement and Firm Productivity: Evidence from a Bankruptcy Reform in Brazil"

Jacopo Ponticelli (University of Chicago)


"Barriers to Technology Adaptation within Manufacturing Firms: Evidence from Pakistan"

David Atkin (Yale University), Azam Chaudhry (Lahore School of Economics), Shamyla Chaudry (Lahore School of Economics), Amit Khandelwal (Columbia University) and Eric Verhoogen (Columbia University)  


Session Panel:

Tarun Khanna (Harvard Business School), Bill Kerr (Harvard Business School) and John Roberts (Stanford University)
6:30-7:00 PM


Williams Room, Spangler Hall

7:00-9:00 PM


Williams Room, Spangler Hall

Dec 7
8:30-9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

Hawes Second Floor Lounge

9:00-10:40 AM

Session IV: Economics and Strategy of Innovation

"Imperfect Information, Patent Publication, and the Market for Ideas"

Deepak Hegde (New York University) and Hong Luo (Harvard Business School)

"Public R&D Investments and Private Sector Patenting: Evidence from NIH Funding Rules"

Pierre Azoulay (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Joshua Graff-Zivin (University of California, San Diego), Danielle Li (Kellogg School of Management) and Bhaven Sampat (Columbia University)

"Dead Poets' Property: Does Property Increase the Price of Content?"

Petra Moser (Stanford University), Xing Li (Stanford University) and Megan MacGarvie (Boston University)

Session Panel:

Felix Oberholzer-Gee (Harvard Business School), Bruno Cassiman (IESE), Ajay Agrawal (University of Toronto) and Scott Stern (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
10:40-11:00 AM


11:00 AM-12:40 PM

Session V: Advances in Platform Strategy Research

"The Agency Model and MFN Clauses"

Justin Johnson (Cornell University)

"Growth and Innovation in Software Ecosystems"

Marshall Van Alstyne (Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Geoffrey Parker (Tulane University)

"Marketplace or Reseller"

Andrei Hagiu (Harvard Business School) and Julian Wright (National University of Singapore) 

Session Panel: Frontiers of Platform Research 

Michael Cusumano (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Joshua Gans (University of Toronto) and Ron Adner (Dartmouth College)
12:40-2:00 PM

Bag Lunch

Hawes Second Floor Lounge