Friday, June 10, 2011

12:00 — 13:15
Lunch
13:15 — 13:30
Conference Co-Chair Welcome/ Conference Opening

Conference Co-Chair

Robert Hoskisson, Rice University

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Robert E. Hoskisson's research topics focus on corporate governance, acquisitions and divestitures, international diversification, privatization and cooperative strategy. He teaches courses in corporate and international strategic management, cooperative strategy and strategy consulting, among others. He has served on several editorial boards for such publications as the Academy of Management Journal (consulting editor), Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management (associate editor) and Organization Science. In addition to co-authoring two books, his research has appeared in numerous leading publications. He is a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society and the Academy of Management.

MB Sarkar, Temple University

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MB Sarkar (Ph.D. Michigan State University) is Professor of Strategy & Innovation and the Stauffer Research Fellow at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He had co-chaired the highly successful SMS Special India Conference in December 2008, and has served as an elected officer in the Entrepreneurship and Strategy IG. His research interests, which revolve around strategic issues in the context of innovation, technology entrepreneurship, and emerging economies, has been published in several top-tier journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies and the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, among others. He serves on the editorial review board of the Academy of Management Journal, and is a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE), Hyderabad Chapter. MB Sarkar is visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Prior to joining academia, he had founded a media company in India which produced television programs, corporate films and advertising commercials.

Karen Schnatterly, University of Missouri

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Karen Schnatterly is an Associate Professor at the Trulaske College of Business, University of Missouri. She earned her MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. from Colgate University. Her primary research interests are on white-collar crime’s antecedents and outcomes, and corporate governance’s influence on the firm. She has published her research in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Management Studies. She serves on the Editorial Boards of the Strategic Management Journal and Journal of Management. She has taught at the Universities of Michigan and Minnesota. She has been active in the Strategic Management Society for over a decade, and has served on the Executive Committees for both the Corporate Strategy and Governance and Competitive Strategy IGs. She has organized several pre-SMS conference sessions, and co-organized an SMS Special Conference honoring and extending CK Prahalad’s contributions to strategy in June, 2011.

Special Guests

Deepa Prahalad, Author/Consultant

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Deepa Prahalad is an author, business strategist and consultant specializing in consumer experience, technology and strategy. She has worked with firms from start-ups to large multinationals. Deepa Prahalad collaborated with RKS to research and co-author the book, Predictable Magic: Unleash The Power of Design Strategy To Transform Your Business (Wharton School Publishing). She has spoken at business schools such as USC and Harvard on design strategy using the EMPOWER framework she developed and conducts workshops for executives. She blogs on the Huffington Post and Harvard Business Review and has written for Bloomberg BusinessWeek and other magazines. Deepa Prahalad has a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Gayatri Prahalad, none known

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Gayatri Prahalad is best known as the longtime spouse and partner of the late CK Prahalad. But few know that she is a woman of many accomplishments herself. Gayatri Prahalad is a former teacher and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from St. Xavier’s College in Ahmedabad. While CK Prahalad was earning his Ph.D. from the Harvard Business School, Gayatri Prahalad also attended Harvard and earned her Master’s in Education, juggling her studies and two young children. Here, she specialized in early education and was involved in developing concepts for educational television with programs such as Sesame Street. During many years in Ann Arbor, Gayatri Prahalad often served as coordinator of the Spouses’ program during Executive Education sessions at the Ross School of Business and was involved in efforts to raise funds for deserving students at the University of Michigan.

Murali Prahalad, Life Technologies

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Murali Prahalad currently holds the title of General Manager, Cellular Analysis Business Unit, Life Technologies, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for the general management of Life Technologies’ cell biology portfolio which spans antibodies and affinity reagents, molecular labeling tools and flow cytometry. Murali Prahalad joined Invitrogen Corporation (now Life Technologies) in April of 2005 as part of the Mergers and Acquisitions team. He went on to become a Director in Invitrogen’s Corporate Development Group where he coordinated all of Invitrogen's in-licensing activities for nearly two years. Prior to joining Invitrogen, Murali Prahalad was the Vice President of Business Development for Sequenom Inc., a San Diego, CA-based biotechnology company. He completed his B.Sc. with Honors from the University of Michigan in 1992. He went on to complete his Masters in Medical Sciences and Doctorate in Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology from Harvard University in 1995 and 1998, respectively.

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13:30 — 14:45
Plenary Panel: The Other Sides of CK

Moderator

MB Sarkar, Temple University

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MB Sarkar (Ph.D. Michigan State University) is Professor of Strategy & Innovation and the Stauffer Research Fellow at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He had co-chaired the highly successful SMS Special India Conference in December 2008, and has served as an elected officer in the Entrepreneurship and Strategy IG. His research interests, which revolve around strategic issues in the context of innovation, technology entrepreneurship, and emerging economies, has been published in several top-tier journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies and the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, among others. He serves on the editorial review board of the Academy of Management Journal, and is a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE), Hyderabad Chapter. MB Sarkar is visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Prior to joining academia, he had founded a media company in India which produced television programs, corporate films and advertising commercials.

Panelists

Jonathan Lash, World Resources Institute

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Jonathan Lash serves as president of the World Resources Institute (WRI) in Washington D.C. and is a leading figure and influential voice in the US and international environmental community. Under his leadership, WRI’s research and policy analysis have provided innovative, practical solutions to global sustainability challenges, and he is a recognized expert on climate change, energy security, and environment and development policies. In 2005, Jonathan Lash was named one of the world’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Finance in Treasury & Risk Management magazine, the only leader of a non-profit environmental organization to make the list. The same year Rolling Stone included him among “Twenty-five leaders who are fighting to stave off planet-wide catastrophe.” The article concluded that Jonathan Lash “has arguably done more than any other environmentalist to bridge the bitter divide between industry interests and green groups determined to halt global warming.” A former co-chair of President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development, Secretary of Natural Resources for the State of Vermont, Federal Prosecutor, law professor, and Peace Corps volunteer, Jonathan Lash serves on the Advisory Board of Generation Investment Management.

M.R. Rangaswami, Corporate Eco Forum

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M.R. Rangaswami has embarked on a new journey with the establishment of the Corporate Eco Forum. His objective is to be a catalyst for Global 500 corporate executives to aggressively challenge and advocate eco strategies. M.R. Rangaswami intends to bring the same energy and enthusiasm in this emerging space as he has in his career as a 25-year veteran of the software and technology industry and co-founder of the Sand Hill Group. He has been an active participant in the meteoric growth and success of the enterprise software business, including executive positions with Oracle and Baan. As host of the largest and most prestigious software executive conferences, M.R. Rangaswami tackled the industry's pressing issues and helped further the industry's vision. As publisher of the prestigious SandHill.com website, he has brought a unique perspective to the media and established a reputation as both a critic and enthusiast.

Ashok Rao, The IndUS Entrepreneur

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Ashok Rao is an entrepreneur and investor of several successful high technology start ups. He is currently the Chairman of the TiE Global Board of Trustees. He founded ASCENT, the largest trade association for the long distance & wireless industry with over 1,000 member companies, and served as Chairman for its first 2 years. He founded Midcom Communications in 1990 and he grew the company into one of the 10 largest long distance carriers with $250 million in annual revenues, culminating in a successful IPO in July 1995. Ashok Rao was President of the North-American operations of Houston-based Enron Corp from 1996 to 1997. From 2000 to 2003, Ashok Rao was CEO of Prime Wave Communications, a broadband wireless access technology start-up with revenues of $50 million. In 2007, he was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Entrepreneurial achievement from his alma mater Marquette University. Ashok Rao is on the Council of Overseers of the Jones Graduate School of Business School of Rice University. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Delhi, a M.S. from Marquette University and a diploma in Financial Management from the London School of Economics.

Kanwal Rekhi, The IndUS Entrepreneur

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Kanwal Rekhi has actively participated in the emergence and growth of Silicon Valley and India. He applies all of his time helping entrepreneurs accomplish great results, and co-founded Inventus to devote his full energy to build a leading Indo-US venture franchise. Since 1994, he has led the first venture round in numerous early-stage companies, holding 54 board positions and actively guiding entrepreneurs to 21 exits including 6 IPOs. Prior to his venture career, Kanwal Rekhi co-founded Excelan in Silicon Valley. He took Exelan public in 1987 and became the first Indo-American Founder & CEO to list a venture-backed company on the NASDAQ. Kanwal Rekhi co-founded The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE) in 1992 to promote entrepreneurship among Indians and Indo-Americans around the world. He actively advised India policy makers in the late 1990's resulting in the privatization of telecom and reforms of venture regulations encouraging fund formation in India. Kanwal Rekhi holds a BSEE from IIT-Bombay and a MSEE and Honorary Doctorates in both Business and Engineering from Michigan Tech. He also founded the Kanwal Rekhi Schools of Information Technology at both IIT-Bombay and Michigan Tech.

The purpose of this panel is to showcase CK’s contributions in the domains of sustainability, entrepreneurship, and environmental stewardship. While his seminal contributions to strategic thought and practice are legend, his work relating to founding and mentoring global organizations that are dealing with critical challenges facing the world, are less recognized. In this panel, we will learn of CK’s contributions from the leaders of three such organizations, namely The IndUS Entrepreneurs, World Resources Institute, and Corporate Eco Forum. CK was a co-founder of TiE, a global nonprofit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship mentoring, networking, and education. With 13,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 56 chapters across 13 countries, TiE is the world’s largest network of entrepreneurs and investors. He served on the Board of Directors at WRI, a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to work with governments, companies, and civil society to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges. CK was also an advisor and mentor to the CEF, which is an invitation-only membership organization for large companies that demonstrate a serious commitment to environment as a business strategy issue. CEF’s members represent 18 industries and have combined revenues exceeding $3 trillion. Each of the panelists not only worked on a professional level with CK, but also got to know him well as a person and as a friend. We will hear from each of them about the challenges they faced and the role that CK played in helping unfold the vision and strategy of their organizations. We will also learn of how, in each of the organizations, CK’s legacy lives on through new initiatives as the world enters a new phase of instability and an accelerated set of challenges. Following the presentations by the panelists, the moderator will engage the speakers in a discussion session, followed by Q&A. (see full session details)

14:45 — 15:15
Coffee Break
15:15 — 16:30
Parallel Sessions

Track A: General Track

Session 106
Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Base of the Pyramid
Session 109
Dominant Logic in the New Millenium

Track PF: Plenary Follow-Up Track

Special Session 123
The Other Sides of CK
18:30 — 20:30
Opening Reception

Saturday, June 11, 2011

09:00 — 10:15
Plenary Panel: Multinational Firms and Integration/Responsiveness

Moderator

Yves Doz, INSEAD

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Yves Doz is the Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation at INSEAD and Visiting Professor at Aalto University (formerly Helsinki School of Economics). He was Dean of Executive Education (1998-2002) and Associate Dean for Research and Development (1990-1995) at INSEAD. Yves Doz received his Doctoral degree from Harvard University and is a graduate of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (Jouy-en-Josas, France). He has also taught at the Harvard Business School, Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, Seoul National University, and Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo. His research on the strategy and organization of multinational companies led to numerous publications, including several books, in particular The Multinational Mission: Balancing Local Demands and Global Vision, co-authored with CK. Prahalad (1987) and From Global to Metanational: How Companies Win in the Knowledge Economy co-authored with José Santos and Peter Williamson (Harvard Business School Press, 2001). Yves Doz currently carries out research on how companies can achieve strategic agility.

Panelists

Jan Oosterveld, IESE Business School

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Jan Oosterveld, Professor at IESE Business School in Barcelona, retired in 2004 as a member of the Group Management Committee of Royal Philips Electronics. At his retirement he was in charge of corporate strategy, corporate alliances, redesign and restructuring and the country organizations. He was also the CEO of Philips Asia Pacific. In addition, he was the Chairman of LG.Philips Ltd. in Seoul, a 50-50 J.V. between LGE and Philips, at the time the world’s largest LCD company. He holds a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University Eindhoven and an MBA from the IESE Business School in Barcelona. His academic interests are International Management, Corporate Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Jan Oosterveld received an honorary doctor’s degree of the State University of Management in Moscow in 2007. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of the University Groningen and is the Chancellor of the International Academy of Management. He also owns consultancy and investment companies in the Netherlands and Spain and he is an adviser to various multinational corporations.

Jose Santos, INSEAD

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José F.P. dos (Joe) Santos started an academic career in engineering in the early seventies in his home town of Porto, but soon after moved into the managerial world. Twenty years later, he decided to retire from an intense and successful executive career after he held for ten years the position of MD of an Italian multinational group. Since 1995, Joe Santos moved from Italy to INSEAD and devoted himself again to scholarly work, a dream from his youth. His research and teaching focus on the management of the multinational enterprise, particularly on the management of global integration and global innovation. Joe Santos is Affiliated Professor of Practice in Global Management at INSEAD, France; Visiting Scholar at MIT Sloan, USA; and “Professor Catedratico Convidado” at UCP, Portugal. He regularly presents in conferences around the world and works with top management teams of multinational corporations from Europe, Americas, and Japan. The book “From Global to Metanational: How Companies Win in the Knowledge Economy”, co-authored with colleagues Yves Doz and Peter Williamson, was published by Harvard Business School Press.

(see full session details)

10:15 — 10:45
Coffee Break
10:45 — 12:00
Parallel Sessions
12:00 — 13:15
Luncheon
13:30 — 14:45
Plenary Panel: Next Generation Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid

Session Organizer

Stuart Hart, University of Vermont

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Stuart L. Hart is the Samuel C. Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise and Professor of Management at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management. He is also Founder and President of Enterprise for a Sustainable World. Before joining Cornell in 2003, he was the Hans Zulliger Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Enterprise and Professor of Strategic Management at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he founded the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and the Base of the Pyramid Learning Laboratory. Stuart Hart is one of the world’s top authorities on the implications of environment and poverty for business strategy. In 1999, he was the recipient of the Faculty Pioneer Award from the World Resources Institute for his ground-breaking work in sustainable enterprise. He has served as consultant, advisor, or management educator for dozens of corporations and organizations including DuPont, S. C. Johnson, General Electric, Baxter Healthcare, Wal Mart, the World Economic Forum, and the Clinton Global Initiative.

Ted London, University of Michigan

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Ted London is a Senior Research Fellow at the William Davidson Institute and a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. An internationally recognized expert on the intersection of business strategy and poverty alleviation, Ted London focuses his research on designing enterprise strategies and poverty-alleviation approaches for low-income markets, developing capabilities for new market entry, building cross-sector collaborations, and assessing the poverty-reduction outcomes of business ventures. His numerous articles, chapters, reports, and teaching cases emphasize creating new knowledge with actionable implications. His 2009 article in the Harvard Business Review, “Making Better Investments at the Base of the Pyramid,” has helped launch a new perspective on working with the world’s poor to enhance mutual value creation. Over the past two decades, Ted London has also directed or advised dozens of leadership teams in the corporate, non-profit, and development sectors on designing and implementing on-the-ground business strategies in low-income markets.

Panelist

Venkatesh Valluri, Ingersoll Rand

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Venkatesh Valluri is the President of Ingersoll Rand India and represents the India Management board as its Chairman. He has been associated with the Indian industry for over 25 years. Ingersoll Rand has a large presence in India that includes three Manufacturing sites and two Innovation and Engineering centers. In the recent past, Ingersoll Rand has begun to actively innovate solutions for emerging economies like India, that could also address global market needs. Before joining Ingersoll Rand, Venkatesh Valluri was associated with the global measurement technology leader, Agilent Technologies, as its President & Country Manager. He successfully established a strong footprint for Agilent’s India region business and R&D operations. Venkatesh Valluri serves on the board of United Way India. He is a member of the Ministry-Industry Consultative Committee (MICC) under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI), Government of India. He also serves as the Executive-Committee member of TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) and is a member of the National Executive board of AMCHAM (The American Chamber of Commerce) in India. He holds Bachelor’s in Technology in Electronics and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.

It has been nearly a decade since CK Prahalad and Stuart Hart first published the article “The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid.” Since that initial articulation, and the publication of CK’s subsequent book by the same title, interest in the base of the pyramid (BoP) as a market segment, business opportunity, and poverty alleviation strategy has gained considerable momentum. Indeed, during the last decade, “first-generation” BoP ventures have focused primarily on “finding a fortune at the BoP” by selling existing goods to and sourcing familiar products from the world’s four billion poorest people. Many of these initiatives have not scaled, and some have failed outright. But through that experience, crucial lessons have been learned. Innovators are now succeeding—thanks to a more sophisticated and nuanced approach based on “creating a fortune with the BoP.” In a new book dedicated to CK Prahalad, Ted London, Stuart Hart, and other leading BoP thought and practice leaders show how to apply these “second-generation” BoP innovations, techniques, and business models. The book, entitled “Next Generation Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid,” will serve as the foundation for this session. The Plenary Session will then be followed by an interactive Roundtable Discussion that builds off the ideas presented in the plenary. The roundtable is designed to allow attendees interested in the topic to get engaged in a robust conversation. (see full session details)

14:45 — 15:15
Coffee Break
15:15 — 16:30
Parallel Sessions

Track A: General Track

Session 113
Co-Creating Value in a Dynamic World
Session 114
Agency Theory and Related Ideas

Track PF: Plenary Follow-Up Track

Special Session 125
Next Generation Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid
19:00 — 22:00
Awards Dinner with Guest Speaker Liz Wiseman

Guest Speaker

Liz Wiseman, The Wiseman Group

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Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the President of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, where some of her recent clients include: Apple, Salesforce.com, GAP, Nike, Symantec, SAP and Microsoft. She is the author of Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, a Wall Street Journal bestseller. She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence, is a frequent keynote speaker, and writes for Harvard Business Review and a variety of other business and leadership journals. A former executive at Oracle Corporation, she worked over the course of 17 years as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development. Liz Wiseman holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management and a Masters of Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University.

We've all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drains intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them and always need to be the smartest person in the room. These are the idea killers, energy sappers, the diminishers of talent and commitment. On the other side of the spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. When these leaders walk into a room, light bulbs go off over people's heads; ideas flow and problems get solved. These are the leaders who inspire employees to stretch themselves and get more from other people. These are the Multipliers. And the world needs more of them, especially now when leaders are expected to do more with less. In this highly engaging talk, Liz Wiseman will share the research behind Multipliers and illustrate the resoundingly positive and profitable effect these Multipliers have on organizations-how they get more done with fewer resources, develop and attract talent, cultivate new ideas and energy to drive organizational change and innovation. (see full session details)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

09:00 — 10:15
Plenary Panel: Beyond the Conventional: On Becoming a Management Contrarian

Session Organizer

Gary Hamel, Woodside Institute/Strategos

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Since 1983, Gary Hamel has been on the faculty of the London Business School where he is currently Visiting Professor of Strategic and International Management. The Wall Street Journal recently ranked Gary Hamel as the world’s most influential business thinker, and Fortune magazine has called him “the world’s leading expert on business strategy.” His latest book, The Future of Management, was published by the Harvard Business School Press in October 2007 and was selected by Amazon.com as the best business book of the year. He speaks frequently at the world’s most prestigious management conferences, and is a regular contributor to CNBC, CNN, and other major media outlets. He has also advised government leaders on matters of innovation policy, entrepreneurship and industrial competitiveness. At present, Hamel is leading an effort to build the world’s first “Management Lab.” The MLab is a pioneering attempt to create a setting in which progressive companies and world renowned management scholars work together to co-create “tomorrow’s best practices” today. Gary Hamel is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and the Strategic Management Society.

CK Prahalad brought fresh thinking to every problem he encountered in the course of his career. He coupled a contrarian mind with a deep passion for making an impact in organizations throughout the world. It was this combination of creativity and practicality that made his work both profound and practical. In his presentation, Professor Hamel will outline the principles and practices that can help management scholars to envision bold new solutions to perennial and emerging organizational challenges. (see full session details)

10:15 — 10:45
Coffee Break
10:45 — 12:00
Closing Panel: What have we learned/Look toward the future

Conference Co-Chair

Robert Hoskisson, Rice University

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Robert E. Hoskisson's research topics focus on corporate governance, acquisitions and divestitures, international diversification, privatization and cooperative strategy. He teaches courses in corporate and international strategic management, cooperative strategy and strategy consulting, among others. He has served on several editorial boards for such publications as the Academy of Management Journal (consulting editor), Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management (associate editor) and Organization Science. In addition to co-authoring two books, his research has appeared in numerous leading publications. He is a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society and the Academy of Management.

MB Sarkar, Temple University

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MB Sarkar (Ph.D. Michigan State University) is Professor of Strategy & Innovation and the Stauffer Research Fellow at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He had co-chaired the highly successful SMS Special India Conference in December 2008, and has served as an elected officer in the Entrepreneurship and Strategy IG. His research interests, which revolve around strategic issues in the context of innovation, technology entrepreneurship, and emerging economies, has been published in several top-tier journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies and the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, among others. He serves on the editorial review board of the Academy of Management Journal, and is a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE), Hyderabad Chapter. MB Sarkar is visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Prior to joining academia, he had founded a media company in India which produced television programs, corporate films and advertising commercials.

Karen Schnatterly, University of Missouri

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Karen Schnatterly is an Associate Professor at the Trulaske College of Business, University of Missouri. She earned her MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. from Colgate University. Her primary research interests are on white-collar crime’s antecedents and outcomes, and corporate governance’s influence on the firm. She has published her research in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Management Studies. She serves on the Editorial Boards of the Strategic Management Journal and Journal of Management. She has taught at the Universities of Michigan and Minnesota. She has been active in the Strategic Management Society for over a decade, and has served on the Executive Committees for both the Corporate Strategy and Governance and Competitive Strategy IGs. She has organized several pre-SMS conference sessions, and co-organized an SMS Special Conference honoring and extending CK Prahalad’s contributions to strategy in June, 2011.

Special Guests

Deepa Prahalad, Author/Consultant

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Deepa Prahalad is an author, business strategist and consultant specializing in consumer experience, technology and strategy. She has worked with firms from start-ups to large multinationals. Deepa Prahalad collaborated with RKS to research and co-author the book, Predictable Magic: Unleash The Power of Design Strategy To Transform Your Business (Wharton School Publishing). She has spoken at business schools such as USC and Harvard on design strategy using the EMPOWER framework she developed and conducts workshops for executives. She blogs on the Huffington Post and Harvard Business Review and has written for Bloomberg BusinessWeek and other magazines. Deepa Prahalad has a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Gayatri Prahalad, none known

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Gayatri Prahalad is best known as the longtime spouse and partner of the late CK Prahalad. But few know that she is a woman of many accomplishments herself. Gayatri Prahalad is a former teacher and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from St. Xavier’s College in Ahmedabad. While CK Prahalad was earning his Ph.D. from the Harvard Business School, Gayatri Prahalad also attended Harvard and earned her Master’s in Education, juggling her studies and two young children. Here, she specialized in early education and was involved in developing concepts for educational television with programs such as Sesame Street. During many years in Ann Arbor, Gayatri Prahalad often served as coordinator of the Spouses’ program during Executive Education sessions at the Ross School of Business and was involved in efforts to raise funds for deserving students at the University of Michigan.

Murali Prahalad, Life Technologies

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Murali Prahalad currently holds the title of General Manager, Cellular Analysis Business Unit, Life Technologies, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for the general management of Life Technologies’ cell biology portfolio which spans antibodies and affinity reagents, molecular labeling tools and flow cytometry. Murali Prahalad joined Invitrogen Corporation (now Life Technologies) in April of 2005 as part of the Mergers and Acquisitions team. He went on to become a Director in Invitrogen’s Corporate Development Group where he coordinated all of Invitrogen's in-licensing activities for nearly two years. Prior to joining Invitrogen, Murali Prahalad was the Vice President of Business Development for Sequenom Inc., a San Diego, CA-based biotechnology company. He completed his B.Sc. with Honors from the University of Michigan in 1992. He went on to complete his Masters in Medical Sciences and Doctorate in Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology from Harvard University in 1995 and 1998, respectively.

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12:00 — 13:15
Lunch


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