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  SMS Special Conference

  Micro-Foundations for
  Strategic Management Research:
  Embracing Individuals

   June 13-15, 2014, Copenhagen
   This event is held in conjunction with the Copenhagen Business School

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 Nicolai Foss
Copenhagen Business School

 Torben Pedersen
 Bocconi University
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Ronald S Burt
University of Chicago

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Ernest Fehr
University of Zürich

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Richard P Rumelt
University of California-Los Angeles

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Microfoundations have become increasingly influential in strategic management research. The basic argument is that individuals and their interaction matter fundamentally to strategic issues. However, if a micro-foundations project is to become viable it needs to grapple with important questions of theory development, operationalization, aggregation, empirical measurement, data collection, and statistical implementation that are currently unresolved. Microfoundations have to make a substantive difference in the way we teach and research strategic management.

We are gathering a range of established scholars and practitioners and we hope that you will join them in Copenhagen. We mix specialist tracks on "strategic decision-making", "top-management teams", "entrepreneurship", "strategic human resources", "methodological issues", with panels keynote talks to create an excellent opportunity to examine the challenges to strategic management theory, empirics and teaching represented by microfoundations.

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