Session 18

Capability Co-Specialization in Company Ecosystem

Track S

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010


Time: 17:00 – 18:30

Parallel Panel

Room: Kabinetti



The panel will raise the question of competitiveness of clusters and company ecosystems and especially highlight the role of capability co-specialization in successful ecosystems. This topic will be discussed in the context of the mechanical engineering sector. Active participation from the conference attendees will be encouraged. All panelists were involved in Glocal Metals program, one-and-a-half-year action learning program from June 2007 to December 2009. Its' goal was to strengthen the competitiveness of local mechanical engineering companies and build new co-specialized capabilities in the ecosystem, in order to respond to challenges and opportunities in China. The goal was reached through a piloting initiative in China involving Tsinghua University. Synocus, a Helsinki based management consulting company, was facilitating the process. Each panelist will bring his own perspective, the leading OEM, two suppliers, the university, the public sector sponsor, and the facilitating consultant. This will be a reversal to the old ABC (Academia, Business, Consulting) tradition of SMS, applied in a highly relevant field for both research and practitioners.

All Sessions in Track S...

Thu: 08:30 – 09:45
Session 17: Intersections of Strategy Processes and Strategy Practices
Thu: 10:15 – 11:15
Session 19: Strategy Process and Practices for Innovation and Renewal
Thu: 15:15 – 16:45
Session 23: Pitfalls and Biases in Strategic Analysis: How to Produce Superior Results with Strategy Work
Thu: 17:00 – 18:30
Session 18: Capability Co-Specialization in Company Ecosystem
Fri: 08:30 – 09:45
Session 20: Strategy Process and Practice Development Needs Seen by Top Executives
Fri: 10:15 – 11:45
Session 16: Acquisition Strategy Processes and Practice
Session 21: Business Models for the (Both-and) World
Fri: 13:15 – 14:45
Session 46: Strategy Practices in Russian Firms
Session 49: Strategic Management as a Profession? Possible Roles for the SMS and Business Schools
Fri: 15:15 – 16:30
Session 22: Striving Towards Competitive Advantage and Renewal Through Strategy
Sat: 09:00 – 10:00
Session 47: Future Directions of Strategy Process and Practice Research

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