Featured Session 30

Keynote Plenary Panel: Competing and Cooperating in and for China

Track A

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012


Time: 09:30 – 10:45

Featured Panel

Room: Hall C


  • Jeffrey Reuer, University of Colorado, Boulder

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    Jeffrey J. Reuer is the Guggenheim Endowed Chair and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado. He is a Fellow of the SMS and the first recipient of the SMS Emerging Scholar Award. He is an Associate Editor of the Strategic Management Journal and a co-editor of a SMJ special issue on the interplay of competition and cooperation, as well as a co-editor of a special issue on international collaborations at the Global Strategy Journal. He was a co-founder of the Cooperative Strategies Interest Group and was a program chair of two SMS conferences. He has also been active in the SMS as a chair of the Doctoral Workshop, an organizer of pre-conference sessions, and a judge for the SMS Best Conference Paper Prize. His research uses organizational economics to investigate firms' external corporate development activities. Recent projects are on the governance and design of alliances, collaborative strategies, and applications of information economics and real options theory to various corporate and international strategy problems.

  • Yan Anthea Zhang, Rice University

    photo of Yan Anthea Zhang

    Yan “Anthea” Zhang is Professor of Strategic Management and Area Coordinator of the Strategy and Environment Group in the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. She has been a highly prolific scholar in the profession with a number of publications appearing in top scholarly journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, among others. Her research has focused on CEO leadership, with an emphasis on CEO succession and dismissal in publicly-listed companies. She has also made contributions to research on foreign direct investment and entrepreneurship in emerging markets, notably China. The influence of her research is also shown by the citations in many top business media outlets such as the Economist, Business Week, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, and Financial Times. She served as an associate editor of Academy of Management Journal in 2010-2013 and a consulting editor of Management and Organization in 2010-2013. She is on the editorial review boards of Strategic Management Journal and Academy of Management Journal. She is the recipient of the 2010 SMS Emerging Scholar Award. She was a Representative-at-large of the Global Strategy Interest Group (January 2012-December 2013) and a Representative-at-large of the Corporate Strategy and Corporate Governance Interest Group (January 2010-December 2011) of SMS. She was the lead program co-chair of SMS China Conference in December 2012.


Abstract: Despite the global economic slowdown, the developing world is surpassing the developed world in terms of contributions to world economic growth, with emerging market enterprises playing a major role in this transformation. A large number of foreign and multinational corporations entering and operating in China have significantly changed their dominant strategies over the past two decades to cope with China’s shifting competitive and regulatory environments. As such, China represents both an ever-changing and complex territory for foreign businesses, and a seemingly endless learning challenge for academics and practitioners alike. This panel features leading scholars who will share their views and insight on competing in and for China.

All Sessions in Track A...

Sat: 09:00 – 09:30
Session 35: Conference Welcome
Sat: 09:30 – 10:45
Session 30: Keynote Plenary Panel: Competing and Cooperating in and for China
Sat: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 4: Competition and Adaptation
Session 11: Firm Boundaries and Growth
Session 19: Global Strategy
Session 26: Entrepreneurship in China
Sat: 13:45 – 15:00
Session 31: Plenary Panel II: Collaborative Strategies in and for China
Sat: 15:30 – 16:45
Session 6: CSR and Sustainable Development
Session 7: Entrepreneurship
Session 9: Executives and Incentives
Session 22: Panel: Innovation
Session 24: Managing Innovation Strategies
Sat: 17:00 – 18:15
Session 5: Corporate Governance
Session 8: Evolution and Ecosystems
Session 10: FDI
Session 12: Innovation Strategy
Session 27: FDI and Institutions
Sun: 09:00 – 10:15
Session 32: Plenary Panel III: Corporate Governance and Executive Leadership in the Age of Globalization
Sun: 10:45 – 12:00
Session 13: Institutions
Session 15: Internationalization II
Session 16: Networks
Session 29: Resources and Capabilities
Sun: 13:45 – 15:00
Session 33: Plenary Panel IV: Strategic Management Research in China - What is Next?
Sun: 15:30 – 16:45
Session 3: Alliances and Cooperation
Session 14: Internationalization I
Session 17: Social Capital
Session 28: Governance, Knowledge, and Cooperation
Sun: 17:00 – 18:00
Session 34: Executives Plenary Panel: Innovation Strategy in China

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