Studying Fast-Moving Vehicle and Mobility Ecosystems

Professional Development Workshop — Academy of Management 2018
August 11, 2018 at Swissôtel Chicago
Organized by Academy of Management
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Academic Speakers
• Carliss Y. Baldwin, Harvard Business School
• Susan Helper, Case Western Reserve U
• Michael G. Jacobides, London Business School (co-organizer)
• David Keith, MIT Sloan School
• Jan Lepoutre, ESSEC Business School
• John Paul MacDuffie, Director, PVMI, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (co-organizer)

Industry Speakers
• Brian Collie, head of N. America Automotive Practice, Boston Consulting Group
• Hamid Akbari, CEO of Velocia, founder of ride-hailing companies in Latin America
• Richard Bishop, former U.S. Dept. of Transportation, headed National Automated Highway System Consortium, Team Leader in 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge

The transformation of the mobility sector — encompassing the automotive sector and new entrants from the technology sector but also the providers of mobility services – has captured the attention of established incumbents, aspiring entrepreneurs, analysts/consultants, policy makers and activists. Mobility of individuals and goods underpins a key part of global GDP; provides livelihoods and boosts convenience and quality of life; generates externalities (e.g. congestion; greenhouse gas emissions; energy dependence; injuries/deaths); and affects us all daily. We focus on the disruptive aspects captured by industry acronym CASE, i.e., vehicles that are Connected, Autonomous, Shared, Electric. These illustrate “evergreen” themes that the members of the STR division know well, e.g., industry transformation, changing competitive context, alliance and repositioning but also highlight emerging research topics such as industry architecture, ecosystem evolution, and shifts in organizational structure and design. This PDW proposal brings together respected strategy scholars, researchers with extensive experience studying the automotive and mobility sectors, and industry executives and analysts. It is designed to generate dialogue that can help shape future research on ecosystems, the evolution/transformation of mobility, and how to navigate a time of disruptive technological change.