The Academy of Management, Annual Meeting is considered one of the premier conference in the field attended by more than 10,000 academics, scholars, and professionals. This year’s meeting took place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada between August 7-11, 2015. The CSA was represented by Veronica Martinez and Florian Urmetzer.
Veronica organised and chaired a symposium together with Andy Neely on the topic: 'Services, Platforms, Business Model Innovations and the Implications for Open Governance'.
Key experts from the fields of services, innovation, business models and platforms came together to present and discuss their latest research in the light of the symposium theme. They are Prof. Henry Chesbrough from University of California Berkeley, Prof Michael Cusumano from MIT, Prof. Fernando Suarez from Northeastern University, Prof Annabelle Gawer from Imperial College London and our industry panelist Neil Alison Director of Business Model Innovation at Pearson North America and the discussant Prof Ivanka Visnjic from ESADE Business School. The panelist inspire intesting questions and debates that made the event a success. The objective of this symposium was to debate the role and interplay of services, platforms, open service innovation and service business model innovation, and the impact of these on open governance. For more details on this panel visit the AoM site here
Florian Urmetzer chaired a session on the topic 'Alliance Portfolios', which included presentations from leading academics in the topic area of Alliance, Network and ecosystems. The session resulted in a lively discussion around performance of firm networks, how network structures influence the competitions strategy and driving factors behind the benefits of ecosystems.