Loughborough University London to host SMS conference extension this September

Loughborough University London and the Society for Advancement of Management Studies will host an extension of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) 38th Annual Conference this September.

The Extension is being coodinated by academics within the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and will focus on the issues and complexities surrounding State Capitalism. The agenda complements the theme of the main Strategic Management Society conference in Paris, which will focus on strategic management strategies in an era of de-globalisation.

Funded by the Society for Advancement of Management Studies, the Extension will include keynote speakers Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Professor of International Business and Strategy at Northeastern University and Aldo Musacchio, Associate Professor of Business at Brandeis International Business School. The Extension will also include an opportunity for selected individuals to receive feedback on their research papers ahead of the deadline for  the Journal of World Business special issue, which will focus on State Capitalism in International Context.


20 September 2018
Time TBC Optional dinner for panellists and attendees*
21 September 2018
The Extension will begin with a formal introduction from Dr Anna Grosman (Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Loughborough University London) and Professor Mike Wright (Professor of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School, and Director of the Centre for Management Buyout Research).
Keynote 1: The Logics of State Capitalism
Led by Professor of International Business and Strategy at Northeastern University, Professor Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra will discuss the logics of state capitalism.
Before joining Northeastern University, Professor Cuervo-Cazurra was a faculty member at the University of South Carolina and at the University of Minnesota, and a visiting professor at Cornell University. He studies the internationalisation of firms, with a special interest in emerging market multinationals, capability upgrading (particularly technological capabilities), and governance issues including corruption in international business.
Keynote 2: State Capitalism in International Context
This session will focus on the international implications of state capitalism, and will be delivered by Aldo Musacchio, Professor of Strategy and MA Economics and Finance Programme Director at Brandeis International Business School.
Professor Musacchio is also Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. In his book, Reinventing State Capitalism, Professor Musacchio examines the performance implications of different governance arrangements in state-owned enterprises and the effects that investments and loans from development banks have on the performance of private firms.
10.45-11.00 Refreshments
11.00-12.30 Advanced manuscripts – solicited paper presentations
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Paper development workshop

Discussion of research questions in state capitalism

(for researchers not participating in the paper development workshop)

15.00-15.15 Refreshments

Panel discussion on Future Research in State Capitalism

Panellists will include:

  • Mike Wright (Professor of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School, and Director of the Centre for Management Buyout Research)
  • Geoff Wood (Dean and Professor of International Business at Essex Business School, University of Essex)
  • Alvaro Cuervo-Cazzura (Professor of International Business and Strategy at Northeastern University)
  • Aldo Musacchio (Professor of Strategy and MA Economics and Finance Programme Director at Brandeis International Business School)
  • Pei Sun (Professor of Industrial Economics at Fudan University and Associate Editor of the British Journal of Management)
  • Ilya Okhmatovskiy (Gulbenkian Assistant Professor of Strategy at Nova School of Business and Economics)
  • Anna Grosman (Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Loughborough University London)

Closing reception

The Extension will conclude with a closing address from Dr Anna Grosman (Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Loughborough University London) and Professor Mike Wright  (Professor of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School, and Director of the Centre for Management Buyout Research).

17.00 Optional evening reception**












































































* The extension will begin with an optional dinner on Thursday, September 20. More details will be emailed to attendees and panellists closer to the time.

** There will be an optional reception following the extension on Friday, 21st September. The reception is intended for those who are not heading the SMS Annual Conference in Paris

More information

For more information about the event including details on how to register your place, please visit the SMS Strategic Management Conference Extension webpages.

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