StrategY, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Workshop

A virtual workshop featuring research on strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. All seminars in the spring term will be every other Tuesday at 5.30PM (Paris time) and take place on Zoom (registration required, see below). The virtual SIE workshop organizers are George Chondrakis (Esade), Colleen Cunningham (London Business School), Nilanjana Dutt (Bocconi University), Carlos Serrano (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE), and Valentina Tartari (Copenhagen Business School).

Format and Rules

  • 30 minutes presentation.

  • One discussant, 10 minutes.

  • 15 minutes moderated Q&A (collect questions during presentation).

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Join our mailing list for workshop announcements using the form. We will send separate RSVP invitations to register with Zoom for each seminar announcement.

Next Seminars

In the Spring term, April to June 2021, all seminars will be every other Tuesday at 5.30PM (Paris time) and will take place on Zoom (registration required, see section Join our Mailing List).

  • Presenter: Daniel Kim (Wharton, UPenn)

  • Paper title: Startup Acquisitions, Relocation, and Employee Entrepreneurship

  • Link to paper or extended abstract: Paper

  • Discussant: Andrea Fosfuri (Bocconi University)



Past Seminars

  • Presenter: Eunhee Sohn (Georgia Tech, Scheller College of Business)

  • Paper title: Bounded Exploration in Local Innovation System: The Effect of Industry Environment on Academic Scientists' Research Trajectory

  • Link to paper or extended abstract: Paper

  • Discussant: Markus Perkmann (Imperial College London)



  • Presenter: Francesca Melillo (SKEMA Business School)

  • Paper title: The Wage Persistence Puzzle: Earnings Trajectories of Former Entrepreneurs (with Jeroen Mahieu (VU Amsterdam) and Peter Thompson (Georgia Tech, Scheller))

  • Link to paper or extended abstract: Extended Abstract

  • Discussant: Henry Sauermann (ESMT Berlin)

  • Presenter: Philipp Meyer-Doyle (INSEAD)

  • Paper title: Prior Experiences of Managers and Responsiveness to Performance Feedback: Evidence from Mutual Funds (with Vibha Gaba (INSEAD), Sunkee Lee (CMU, Tepper), and Amy Ding Zhao (TUM School of Management))

  • Link to paper or extended abstract: Not yet provided by the authors

  • Discussant: DK Kryscynski (BYU Marriott School of Business)

  • Presenter: Amandine Ody-Brasier (Yale School of Management)

  • Paper title: Accounting for Negative Attention: Status and Costs in the Market for Audit Services (with Amanda Sharkey (University of Chicago, Booth))

  • Link to paper or extended abstract: Paper

  • Discussant: Michelle Rogan (Imperial College Business School)

  • Presenter: Rem Koning (Harvard Business School)

  • Paper title: Biased Sampling of Early Users and the Direction of Startup Innovation (with Ruiqing Cao and Ramana Nanda (all at Harvard Business School)

  • Link to paper or extended abstract: Paper

  • Discussant: Ethan Mollick (Wharton, Upenn)

  • Presenter: Annamaria Conti (HEC Lausanne)

  • Paper title: Information Frictions in the Market for Startup Acquisitions (with Jorge Guzman (Columbia), and Ron Rabi (HEC Lausanne))

  • Link to paper or extended abstract: Paper

  • Discussant: Olivier Chatain (HEC Paris)

  • Presenter: Vera Rocha (Copenhagen Business School)

  • Paper title: Pipeline Hiring in Young Firms: Individual and (Re)emergent firm value (with Rhett Andrew Brymer (Cincinnati))

  • Link to paper or extended abstract: Extended Abstract

  • Discussant: Seth Carnahan (Washington University in St. Louis, Olin)

  • Presenter: Minyuan Zhao (Washington University in St. Louis, Olin)

  • Paper title: Home Bias in Patent Litigation: A Myth’s Real Impact on Firm Strategy (with Byung Uk (Charlie) An (Washington University in St. Louis, Olin)

  • Link to paper or extended abstract: Extended Abstract

  • Discussant: Joanne Oxley (University of Toronto, Rotman)

  • Presenter: Florence Honore (Wisconsin School of Business)

  • Paper title: The Effect of the First Employer Size on Entrepreneurial Transitions (with Haifeng Wang (Wisconsin School of Business))

  • Link to paper or extended abstract: Extended Abstract

  • Discussant: Daniel Elfenbein (Washington University in St. Louis, Olin)

  • Presenter: Denisa Mindruta (HEC Paris)

  • Paper title: From Unemployed to Business Owner: Improving the Returns from Venture Creation Through Experimentation (with Elena Lizunova (HEC Paris))

  • Link to paper or extended abstract: Not available

  • Discussant: Sharique Hasan (Duke University, Fuqua)


  • Presenter: Nilanjana Dutt (Bocconi University)

  • Paper title: Selection Committees and the Acceleration of Women-led Ventures: Evidence from Social-innovation Accelerators (joint with Sarah Kaplan (University of Toronto, Rotman))

  • Discussant: Laura Huang (Harvard Business School)

  • Presenter: Anne ter Wal (Imperial College London)

  • Paper title: Understanding behavioral tradeoffs in networking for information: An interactive experiment with sociometric badges (joint with Bálint Diószegi (Imperial College Business School), Valentina Tartari (Copenhagen Business School), Daniella Laureiro Martínez (ETH Zürich), Stefano Brusoni (ETH Zürich))

  • Discussant: Tiziana Casciaro (Rotman, University of Toronto)

  • Presenter: Luisa Gagliardi (Bocconi)

  • Paper title: Temporal flexibility in the workplace and women’s career progression: Evidence from cross-time-zone acquisitions (joint with Stefano Breschi, Dirk Hovy, and Myriam Mariani (all co-authors in Bocconi))

  • Discussant: Claudine Gartenberg (Wharton, UPenn)