Please join us on Saturday afternoon for the in-person PDW on "Evolutionary Theory's Practical Relevance."
An updated roster of panelists is noted below.
The PDW Discussant -- Reggie Fils-Aimé -- is recently retired as COO for Nintendo of North America and author of "Disrupting the Game: From the Bronx to the top of Nintendo."
Join us to participate in lively discussion and meet Reggie Fils-Aimé before he's the featured speaker on Monday for an All-Academy Theme event on "The Innovator's Rulebook for Breaking the Rules."
Evolutionary Theory's Practical Relevance for Management Research, Teaching, and Action (session 533)
SCC Room 612
4pm-5:15pm (Seattle time)
Kevin Kniffin (Organizer)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
Utah State University, Huntsman School of Business
Reggie Fils-Aimé Network LLC
Evolutionary theory offers a framework for researching and teaching a wide range of management topics. In this boundary-spanning Professional Development Workshop (PDW), an overview of prior applications of evolutionary theory to management will be integrated with a presentation of four use-cases, commentary from a leading senior executive, and two waves of roundtable discussion. Use-cases will cover core management topics including the nature of mentoring relationships, the importance of stakeholder and profit orientations, the relevance of organizational design, and the varied responses of individuals and organizations to major crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Commentary from a veteran chief operating officer promises to identify areas where evolutionary theory offers particular value. Similarly, through two waves of roundtable discussion, this PDW will actively engage attendees to (i) identify their initial "priors" regarding the relevance of evolutionary theory for management and, later, (ii) their reaction to the use-cases and commentary as well as their consideration of future directions.
Sponsors: MOC, HR, OB