The 7th Israel Strategy Conference

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology,

Israel 17-19 December, 2017

Call for Paper Proposals

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 paper proposals (max 2 pages + references) of research in progress. 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ISC will consider unpublished original paper proposals relating to the above topics of interest.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 undergo a double-blind review by at least two 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 their 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 consortium will be chaired by Gino Cattani (NYU) and Niron Hashai (The Hebrew University).

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) – urielste

Shiko Ben-Menahem (ETH Zurich) – benmenahem

Amir Sasson (BI, Norwegian Business School) – amir.sasson
Dana Sheffer (Technion) – Dana.Sheffer

Advisory Committee
Brian Silverman (University of Toronto) – silverman
Dovev Lavie (Technion) – dlavie
Gabriel Szulanski (INSEAD) – gabriel.szulanski
Ithai Stern (INSEAD) – ithai.stern
Niron Hashai (The Hebrew University) – niron
Zur Shapira (New York University) – zshapira

Doctoral Consortium Committee
Gino Cattani (New York University) – gcattani
Niron Hashai (The Hebrew University) – niron

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