picture of Russell Coff Russell Coff University of Wisconsin-Madison Conference Co-Chair

picture of Andreas Raharso Andreas Raharso Hay Group Conference Co-Chair

picture of Gabriel Szulanski Gabriel Szulanski INSEAD Conference Co-Chair

Welcome From The Program Chairs

Dear Colleagues,

We wish you a very warm welcome to sunny Singapore and to the SMS’s Special Conference on “Globalization of Innovation Strategies: Novel Moves for a Global Game".

Our conference theme is motivated by the rising trend of emerging, non-Western economies in the global economy which has resulted in the overuse of the term “innovation” to a point that it risks losing its edge and significance. We are therefore delighted to showcase over 100 presentations on the topic of novel innovation from leading researchers. The conference is aptly located at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) – Singapore’s state-of-the- art integrated resort complex that has broken away from the conventional hotel model and in so doing, defined both a new typology and a new icon for Singapore.

This two-day conference brings together academics and executives in an intimate setting to share perspectives and confront rigorous research with real world experience. Some of the many conference highlights include pre-conference doctoral and faculty workshops; seven plenary panels featuring top scholars and executives from across Asia and an opening reception at MBS. There will also be two off-site dinner events held respectively at Mount Faber and the Singapore Flyer.

In our quest to create a concentrated knowledge hub, we also bring together four Deans of renowned business schools in Singapore along with executives of top multinational corporations such as General Electric, Google and Booz & Company to examine a whole spectrum of innovation types ranging from public to private innovation, lavish to frugal innovation, and many more. Finally, we offer a number of parallel and common ground sessions where scholars and practitioners present their ideas about applying
and extending current works on innovation. We hope that this conference, and the networking and conversational opportunities it provides, will enable academics and practitioners to learn from each other and push their respective ideas forward. There is no better way to push forward in the research and application of novel innovation ideas than through stimulating, rich dialogue.

We would like to thank the many individuals who served as conference reviewers, our sponsoring organizations – Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University (SMU), INSEAD and Hay Group, and the staff of the SMS Executive Office.

Last but not least, we hope you have a wonderful time, and that you find this conference in Singapore interesting, thought provoking and inspiring.

Russell Coff
Andreas Raharso
Gabriel Szulanski

Strategic Management Society