Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 25 | Submission: 10335 | Sponsor(s): (ENT, STR, TIM, MOC)
Session Format: Hybrid View: Seattle + Virtual; Zoom “webinar” style
Scheduled: Friday, Aug 5 2022 8:00AM - 10:00AM PT (UTC-7) at Seattle Convention Center in Skagit 4
Entrepreneurial Strategies: Reconciling Across Theories and Examining Potential Directions
Comparing Methods of Entrepreneurial Learning

Discussant: Arnaldo Camuffo, Bocconi U.
Organizer: Rajshree Agarwal, U. of Maryland
Organizer: Jacob David Valentine, U. of Maryland
Discussant: Alfonso Gambardella, Bocconi U.
Discussant: Chris B. Bingham, U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Discussant: Nathan Furr, INSEAD
Discussant: Riitta Katila, Stanford U.
Discussant: Andrea Contigiani, The Ohio State U. Fisher College of Business
Discussant: Scott Stern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Discussant: Erin L. Scott, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Discussant: Saras Sarasvathy, U. of Virginia
Discussant: Jeff York, U. of Colorado, Boulder
Over the last two decades, robust research has examined how entrepreneurs develop and launch startups by managing uncertainty and developing strategies through learning, doing, and thinking. In this PDW, we bring together the seminal and leading scholars of five theoretical models: Effectuation, Entrepreneurial Strategy, Lean Startup, Scientific Approach, Simple Rules. Through presentations and discussant-led breakout sessions, we will compare and contrast these models to a) identify their underpinning assumptions, key mechanisms, and contingencies, and b) develop a future research agenda that builds on such integration.
If you have any questions about this PDW, please reach out to Jacob Valentine at
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