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Entrepreneurial Pivoting: New Perspectives and Paths Forward

  • 1.  Entrepreneurial Pivoting: New Perspectives and Paths Forward

    Posted 08-06-2020 14:29
    Dear colleagues, we cordially invite you to join us for a synchronous AOM symposium on entrepreneurial pivoting next Tuesday, August 11th. Details are as follows. 

    Entrepreneurial Pivoting: New Perspectives and Paths Forward (session 375)
    Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 09:00 - 10:30 EDT
    Sponsoring Divisions: OMT, TIM, ENT | AOM program listing link

    Melissa Graebner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Matthew Grimes, Cambridge Judge Business School
    Jacqueline Kirtley, The Wharton School 
    Rory McDonald, Harvard Business School
    Nelson Phillips (discussant), Imperial College London
    Alicia DeSantola, University of Washington
    Cheng Gao, University of Michigan
    Christian Hampel, Imperial College London
    This symposium explores the emerging phenomenon of entrepreneurial pivoting. Whereas pivoting is widespread among entrepreneurs and the business press, scholars are only starting to devote attention to it, leading to limited understanding about this important phenomenon. This symposium intends to shed light on pivoting to enable rigorous theorizing of this fundamental process. To this end, the Symposium brings together leading scholars who will reflect on pivoting from different perspectives (identity, strategic change, framing, strategic reorientation, and dynamic adaptation) and explore its implications for key organizational domains (technology ventures, cleantech and energy firms, social enterprise). The Symposium intends to spur research on this important phenomenon by offering multiple perspectives on it and identifying research opportunities. Containing an introduction to pivoting, insights from panelists, discussant comments, and a Q&A, this Symposium intends to provide participants with an understanding of the phenomenon, key theoretical approaches to it, and fruitful perspectives for future research.
    All are welcome, no pre-registration required. #AOM2020

    Alicia DeSantola
    Assistant Professor
    University of Washington | Foster School of Business