Dean of Fellows
Aks Zaheer
University of Minnesota

Deputy Dean of Fellows
Jeffrey Reuer
University of Colorado, Boulder

Conversations with the Fellows

Bridging Strategy Practice and Scholarship: Innovating Management Innovation

Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 10:00am EDT (UTC -4)

The increased complexity and pace of change in the business environment elevates the need for management innovation, but there is some indication that the rate of such innovation has not increased and management disciplines are struggling to keep up.

In this 90-minute panel presented by the Fellows of the Strategic Management Society, Martin Reeves, Chair of the BCG Henderson Institute, will present evidence on management innovation from a survey of experts in the field as well as observations from practice. He will identify a set of frictions in the “learning cycle” wherein new needs in practice are surfaced, solutions are developed and tested, and ideas are refined and amplified. He will recommend ways in which the gap between the theory and practice might be closed in order to break tradeoffs and overcome current institutional barriers to management innovation.

Following Martin's talk, SMS Fellows Africa Ariño and Harbir Singh will offer their perspectives and moderate a broader discussion among the Fellows and webinar participants on the connections between strategy practice and scholarship. Live webinar participation is open to Fellows and 2021 SMS members.



Africa Ariño                       Martin Reeves                     Harbir Singh
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