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Workshop Co-Chairs

picture of Peter Klein Peter Klein Baylor University

picture of Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida HEC-Paris


picture of Michael Leiblein Michael Leiblein Ohio State University

picture of Frank T. Rothaermel Frank T. Rothaermel Georgia Institute of Technology

picture of Peter Zemsky Peter Zemsky INSEAD

Competitive Strategy Teaching Workshop

Co-sponsored by the Teaching Community
Saturday, September 20th, 2014
13:00 – 16:00

Please join us for the Competitive Strategy Interest Group's third annual Teaching Workshop at the upcoming SMS conference in Madrid. The workshop will be held on Saturday, September 20, 1:00-16:00 and is open to all emerging and established strategy scholar conference registrants. Lunch is available on-site 12:00-13:00pm.

Building on last year’s successful workshop on innovation and education, our theme for 2014 is "The Impact of New Technologies on Teaching and Higher Education." The higher-education industry is abuzz with talk about MOOCs, distance learning, computer-based instruction, and other pedagogical innovations. Many of you are already using online exercises and assessments, simulations, and other activities in the classroom. How are these innovations best incorporated into the strategy curriculum, at the BBA, MBA, EMBA, and PhD levels? What can we, as strategy scholars, say about the impact of these technologies on higher education more generally? Are they sustaining or disruptive innovations, and what do they imply for the structure of the business school, and the university itself?

Our plan for this session is to discuss how leading companies and business schools are (a) driving innovation in the Higher Education teaching space, (b) thinking about the business model of virtual education (MOOCs, social learning, etc.), and (c) testing some of the assumptions behind globalization in the education industry. The workshop begins with a panel session featuring academic and practitioner experts on distance learning and other forms of virtual education. After a break, we will continue with small-group discussion on the theory and practice of these new tools and the broader issues they raise. After regrouping, participants will discuss about what these innovations mean for the higher-education industry, and for business schools in particular.

Workshop Registration:

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. If you're planning to attend, please let us know by sending an email to so we can plan accordingly. Feel free to email either of us at the same address with questions or comments.

We look forward to seeing you in Madrid!

Peter Klein and Gonçalo Pacheco de Almeida

Strategic Management Society