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23rd EGOS Colloquium 2007  

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Postdoctoral pre-colloquium workshop

PhD pre-colloquium workshop

Roland Calori Prize

EGOS Best Paper Award
EGOS Best Student Paper Award

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 Sub-theme program


Sub-theme 14

Path Dependencies and Beyond


Georg Schreyögg
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Udo Staber
University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Jörg Sydow
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Location: Kolpinghaus, level 1, room HS.XI


Session I: Thursday, July 5 – 11:00–12:30
Getting Together and Introduction to the Theme

Chair: Georg Schreyögg

Demil Benoît, Xavier Lecocq and Filippo Carlo Wezel
The curse of the followers: Mimicry, mortality and cognitive lock-in
Discussant: Eric Carlsström

Martin Stack, Myles Gartland and Timothy Keane
Path dependency, behavioral lock-in and the international market for beer
Discussant: Sebastian Botzem

Session II: Thursday, July 5 – 14:00–15:30

Chair: Udo Staber

Knut Boge and Eli Moen
Pennywise and pound-foolish. Infrastructure and R&D policies in Norway 1986-2005 – Intentional or unintentional lock-ins in policy-making
Discussant: Frederick Tell

Philip Holtmann
Books for sale? Strategic path dependency the case of a German book club
Discussant: Maxim Voronov

Sanneke Kuipers
The path over the hill: Path dependency of institutional development and decay
Discussant: Martin Stack

Session III: Friday, July 6 – 9:00–10:30

Chair: Jörg Sydow

Miika Blinn
Dubbing for ever? Path dependence in the German movie market
Discussant: Peter Clark

Özlem Öz and Kaya Özkaracalar
Path dependencies, lock-in and the emergence of cluster: Historical geographies of Istanbul’s film cluster
Discussant: Philipp Tuertscher

Leonhard Dobusch and Elke Schüßler
One mechanism does not make a path – Revisiting path dependency's favourites in a quest for clarity
Discussant: Sanneke Kuipers

Session IV: Friday, July 6 – 11:00–12:30

Chair: Georg Schreyögg

Florence Law-Kheng
Backsourcing activities: How to get out of outsourcing trap
Discussant: Philip Holtmann

Jochen Koch, Martin Eisend and Arne Petermann
Complexity and path dependency: The meaning of heuristics in path dependent decision making processes
Discussant: Demil Benoît

Dirk de Clercq and Maxim Voronov
Waltz of the entrepreneur: From path dependencies to practical coping
Discussant: Özlem Öz


Session V: Friday, July 6 – 13:45–15:15

Chair: Udo Staber

Juha-Antti Lamberg and Kalle Pajunen
Agency in path dependence and institutional change
Discussant: Jochen Koch

Svein Erik Moen and Terje Grønning
The role of organizational agency in path creation and path dependence: A framework for assessing the case of technological trajectories
Discussant: Knut Boge

Sebastian Botzem and Anja Mante
Agency matters, but when and how? Reinterpreting the path dynamics of transnational standardization processes
Discussant: Florence Law-Kheng

Session VI: Saturday, July 7 – 9:00–10:30

Chair: Jörg Sydow

Alexander Alscher and Matthias Brauer
Routines, single-loop, and double-loop learning in portfolio configuration – An exploration of three different orders of path dependence
Discussant: Juha-Antti Lamberg

Simone Ferriani, Elizabeth Garnsey and Gianni Lorenzoni
Imprinting – Deprinting – Reimprinting: A process theory of intergenerational learning and spin-off entry
Discussant: Svein Erik Moen

Eric Carlström
When survival is at stake, how do paths survive? A study of path physiology in the emergency room
Discussant: Elke Schüßler

Session VII: Saturday, July 7 – 11:00–12:30

Chair: Udo Staber

Fredrik Tell
Breaking a path once chosen? Generations of gateway technologies and the 'battle of the systems' revisited
Discussant: Alexander Alscher

Giuliano Maielli and Peter Clark
The national specificities and boundedness of path dependencies: Motor design hierarchies in Italy and the USA. Limits to reinvention
Discussant: Miika Blinn

Philipp Tuertscher, Raghu Garud and Markus Nordberg
The emergence of architecture – The case of ATLAS, CERN
Discussant: Simone Ferriani

Resumé and Farewell