Management & Organization

The Myth of 'Disruptive Innovation'

Is the influential theory of "disruptive innovation" bunk? Or to put it in a less specific and blunt way: Are businesses — and business professors — too quick to accept as fact theories that aren't supported by rigorous data? Both propositions are true, says Smith School professor Brent Goldfarb, who made that provocative case in a major presentation at the Academy of Management conference last month in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more...

Wind Energy, Uber behind Green Trends in China, India

China is poised to drive a projected global surge in wind energy, while a looming Uber stake in India could make that country’s taxi industry more carbon friendly, according to comments by Smith School professor Anil K. Gupta reported from this week’s Global Cleantech Summit in Helsinki. The experts projected “dramatic growth” for wind generation, and Gupta said China would drive this growth. Read more...

Four Success-or-Fail Factors for Retailers in China

Some foreign retailers in China are stumbling. Others are thriving. Count Home Depot and Best Buy among recent failures. On the other hand, the likes of Gap and Decathlon have done well. The degree of success or failure “is driven by some combination of industry concentration, product and brand differentiation, first-mover advantage and local adaptation,” write Smith professor Anil K. Gupta and MBA alumnus Haiyan Wang. Read more...

Speaker Series 2014-2015

Spring 2015 Seminars

Date

Time

Location

Speaker

Discipline

 2/05/2015

 11-12:30

1511

 Paul Vaaler (Minnesota)

 CDSS

 2/12/2015

 11-12:30

2505

 Michael Lounsbury

 CDSS

 2/26/15

 10:00-11:30

2333

Stefan Thau (INSEAD)

 OB

 3/12/2015

 11-12:30

2505

 J.P. Eggers (not final)

 CDSS

 4/02/2015

 11-12:30

 2505

 Ned Smith (Kellogg)

 CDSS

 4/09/2015

 10-11:30

 2333

Max Bazerman (HBS)

 OB

 4/16/2015

 11-12:30

 2505

 Deepak Hedge

 CDSS

 4/20/2015

 10-11:30

 1520

Talya Bauer (Portland State University)

 OB

 4/23/2015

  11-12:30

 2505

 Chad Syverson

 CDSS

 4/30/2015

  11-12:30

 2505

 Raffaella Sadun (HBS)

 CDSS

Daniel Olson

Daniel Olson began the program in Fall 2010. His research interests include employee entrepreneurship, employee mobility, labor market strategy, competition, and social comparison. Dan's work has been published in Strategic Management Journal. His dissertation is compiled of three essays exploring social comparison and wages, employee mobiliy, and employee entrepreneurship. 

Justin Frake

Justin Frake joined the program in Fall 2012. His research interests include innovation and entrepreneurship, specifically how and why entrepreneurs leave their employers, how the employment experience shapes them, and what they take with them when they start new ventures.

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