2024 Program

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Time Description Location
7:00-9:00 p.m. Social Dinner Lula and Sadie’s, 2022 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

The conference will take place in the Esbenshade Meeting Room of the Fuqua School of Business, 100 Fuqua Dr, Durham, NC 27708.

Time Description
8:30-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00-9:05 a.m. Welcome (Sharon Belenzon, Duke Strategy Area Chair)
9:05-9:15 a.m. Introductions, Conference Overview
9:15-10:15 a.m. Keynote Speech (Ashish Arora, Rex D. Adams Professor)
10:15-10:30 a.m. Coffee/Tea Break
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Tiancheng Wang (INSEAD) - Information Institutions and Returns in International Acquisitions
Discussant: Justine Boudou

Gabriel Cavalli (Rotman, U of Toronto) - How Scientific Organizations Adapt to Advances in Artificial Intelligence: The Impact of AlphaFold1
Discussant: Jaeho Kim

Hilary Ahn (Kenan-Flagler, UNC) - Venturing Through Time: Navigating the Shifts in Growth and Profitability Emphases of Ventures and Venture Capitals
Discussant: Derek Lief
12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch (Alpaca Peruvian Chicken)
12:45-1:15 p.m. Tour of Fuqua PhD Suite and Strategy Area Offices
1:15-3:15 p.m. Thien Dong (Scheller, Georgia Tech) - Bitten But Not Shy? How Lawsuits Against Parent Firms Affect Their CVCs’ Investment Directions
Discussant: Tiancheng Wang

Hongyuan Xia (Cornell) - How Does Industry Shape Academic Science? Evidence from “Million Dollar Plants”
Discussant: Gabriel Cavalli

Joonho Oh (UNC) - Peer Network Effects in Accelerators: New Funding Opportunities Brought by Peers
Discussant: Hilary Ahn

Jaeho Kim (Wharton) - Building for the Future: Competing R&D Strategies in Artificial Intelligence
Discussant: Belle (Chaoyi) Zhang
3:15-3:30 p.m. Coffee/Tea Break
3:30-5:00 p.m. Justine Boudou (HBS) - Competing for Scientific Talent: Industry vs. Academia
Discussant: Thien Dong

Derek Lief (Ross, U of Michigan) - Gotta’ Have Faith: The Effect of Organizational Religiosity on Worker Preferences
Discussant: Hongyuan Xia

Belle (Chaoyi) Zhang (CMU) - The Problem with Fear of Missing Out: Peer Effects on the Imitation in VC Decision-Making
Discussant: Joonho Oh
5:00-5:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
7:00 p.m. Optional Dinner + Beers (at own expense)