The 7th Israel Strategy Conference 

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology,

Israel 17-19 December, 2017

Call for Papers

  Submission Deadline (2-page proposal): June 1, 2017

In a continuous effort to develop an international community of strategic management scholars and promote the field of strategic management in Israel, we are proud to host the 7th Israel Strategy Conference (ISC 2017) at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, on December 17-19, 2017. The program features four prominent keynote speakers including Javier Gimeno (INSEAD), Marvin Lieberman (UCLA), Christopher Tucci (EPFL Lausanne) and Shaker Zahra (University of Minnesota)

ISC 2017 offers a unique opportunity to present innovative ideas and explore emerging issues in strategic management, as well as receive feedback on work-in-progress, and network with colleagues. The conference also includes a doctoral consortium that will be held on December 17, 2017. ISC 2017 is sponsored by the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion, The Bronica Entrepreneurship Center, Startup Nation Central, and Rotem Strategy. It will offer a unique opportunity to present innovative ideas and explore recent developments and emerging issues in strategic management, as well as receive feedback on work-in-progress, and network with colleagues. 

We invite individuals who engage in strategic management research to submit paper proposals.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Strategy formulation and implementation 
  • Strategic planning and decision processes
  • Managing risk and uncertainty 
  • Strategic control and reward systems 
  • Resource development and allocation 
  • Knowledge management
  • Global Strategy
  • Strategic alliances and networks 
  • Diversification and portfolio strategies 
  • Competitive strategy 
  • Corporate venturing and entrepreneurship 
  • Corporate governance

Submission guidelines
ISC will consider unpublished original paper proposals relating to the above topics of interest. International and global perspectives are encouraged. Proposals can be conceptual or empirical, quantitative or qualitative. Published papers or papers that were accepted for publication prior to the submission deadline will not be considered for the conference. Submitted papers will go through a double blind review by a panel of several reviewers. Submissions will be evaluated based on their academic rigor, relevance, and contribution to the field of strategic management. Accepted proposals will be assigned to paper sessions or interactive sessions based on this evaluation. 

ISC Best Paper Award
Select paper proposals which receive the highest assessment in the review process will be nominated as finalists for the ISC Best Paper Award sponsored by Rotem Strategy. The finalists will be asked to submit a full paper for an additional blind-review process by a distinguished panel. The selected winner(s) of the Fiegenbaum Best Paper Award will receive a plaque and a $1,000 cash prize. The winning paper will be announced in the concluding session of ISC.


Doctoral Consortium
ISC will be holding its annual Doctoral Consortium on Sunday, December 17, 2017from 8AM to 4PM. The coordinators of the consortium is Gino Cattani (NYU). The consortium will address key issues in academic life such as current and future themes in strategy, thesis development, and getting published in top journals, among other issues. The application deadline for students wishing to present their work is July 1st, 2017. The application deadline for students wishing to attend without presentation is November 1st, 2017. Only electronic applications will be considered. 

Important Dates  
April 1, 2017: Submission system opens.
June 1, 2017: Submission deadline.
August 1, 2017: Notices to authors indicating whether the proposed paper has been selected for inclusion in the conference program in a paper session or an interactive session.
September 1, 2017: Registration deadline for presenting authors.
November 1, 2017: Deadline for authors of accepted papers to submit a short abstract and the full-length paper (for paper sessions).
December 17, 2017: ISC Doctoral Consortium
December 17-19, 2017: Israel Strategy Conference, Haifa  

Conference Organizers
Uriel Stettner (Tel Aviv University) – [log in to unmask] 

Shiko Ben-Menahem (ETH Zurich) – [log in to unmask] 

Amir Sasson (BI, Norwegian Business School) – [log in to unmask] 
Dana Sheffer (Technion) - [log in to unmask] 


Advisory Committee
Brian Silverman (University of Toronto) - [log in to unmask] 
Dovev Lavie (Technion) - [log in to unmask] 
Gabriel Szulanski (INSEAD) - [log in to unmask] 
Ithai Stern (INSEAD) - 
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Niron Hashai (The Hebrew University) - [log in to unmask] 
Zur Shapira (New York University) - [log in to unmask] 

Doctoral Consortium Committee  
Gino Cattani (New York University) - 
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Niron Hashai (The Hebrew University) - [log in to unmask]   



We look forward to seeing you in Haifa, Israel!


Dr. Shiko Ben-Menahem
Senior Researcher
ETH Zürich
Chair of Strategic Management & Innovation
Weinbergstrasse 56/58
8092 Zürich, Switzerland 
T.+41 44 632 87 76
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