WMS research seminar: 'Will your neighbour become your friend or foe?'

Date Thursday 2 February 2023
Time 10am - 11am
Where MSB 1.20, Level One, Waikato Management School, University of Waikato, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton
Presenter Professor Gideon Markman (Colorado State University)
Contact Kathryn Pavlovich
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

Waikato Management School invites you to attend a research seminar on Thursday, 2nd February at 10am, 'Will your neighbour become your friend or foe?', presented by Professor Gideon Markman, from the Management Department at Colorado State University.

Professor Markman's research areas include competitive strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability. His research appears in top-tier journals, and he is co-editor-in-chief of the Academy of Management Perspectives, and associate editor of the Journal of Management Studies.

This event is free and open to everyone, no RSVP required.

See map of location on campus: MSB.1.20

About this seminar:

Ecosystems are comprised of thousands of direct and indirect partners and rivals whose interactions influence the behaviour, capabilities, and ultimately performance of individual firms.

This truism is clear to all, and yet, we still struggle to explain how collaborative relations affect competitive relations and vice versa. Put as a question, can the structure of today's ecosystems predict which firms will become partners and which will become rivals tomorrow?

By analysing data from 9,675 firms over a 13-year period, Gideon and his co-authors unearthed several conditions that reveal when firms will become friends and which will become foes. These conditions are important because they predict which indirect partners and rivals today could become direct allies and competitors tomorrow.