Session 221

Reflecting on the scope of the firm: New avenues for future research

Track F

Date: Sunday, October 4, 2015


Time: 09:45 – 11:00

Interest Group Panel

Room: Plaza Court 2

Session Chair:

  • Elena Novelli, City University London


In the last few decades firms have been exhibiting very divergent diversification and integration patterns. Some firms have been expanding their scope considerably (e.g. Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple) sometimes in vertical and sometimes in complementary or horizontal directions; others have been expanding in some directions (e.g. horizontal), but contracting in others (e.g. vertical). Some firms have even emerged as “virtual corporations”. These patterns raise many questions that revitalize the lively debate on the relative importance of the transaction costs and the knowledge-based views to explain the boundaries of firms. This panel session brings together leading scholars that have contributed in this area for the purpose of stimulating an interactive discussion on firm scope and elaborate on the implications for future research.

All Sessions in Track F...

Sun: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 193: Phenomenon-driven Research in Strategic Management
Sun: 09:45 – 11:00
Session 221: Reflecting on the scope of the firm: New avenues for future research
Sun: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 194: The State and Future of Disciplinary Research in Strategic Management
Sun: 16:15 – 17:30
Session 113: Serial Acquisitions: Strategies and Processes
Sun: 17:45 – 00:00
Session 314: Corporate Strategy Business Meeting
Mon: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 111: Portfolio Management: Diversification and Divestitures
Session 176: Different Perspectives Informing Governance Choices: Partner Choice in Alliances vs. Acquisitions
Mon: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 195: Where Are the Boundaries of Strategic Management Research?
Session 210: M&A/JV Implementation
Mon: 16:45 – 18:00
Session 112: Acquisitions - Before the Deal
Session 243: Competitive Dynamics and Market Positioning
Tue: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 115: Horizontal and Vertical Scope: Interactions and Embeddedness
Session 272: Competitive Dimensions of Firm Boundary and Location Decisions
Tue: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 117: Issues and Answers for the Diversified Firm
Session 145: Strategic Leadership and Corporate Strategy
Tue: 14:15 – 15:30
Session 58: Corporate VCs and spin-outs
Session 116: Acquisitions - After the Deal
Session 267: Healthcare Industry Dynamics, Relationships, and Activities
Tue: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 110: Models of Corporate Strategies
Tue: 17:30 – 18:45
Session 114: The Interplay Between Financial Markets & Advisors and the Acquiring Firm
Session 271: Spinouts

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