swissSIER Winter Meeting 2015

It is time again for the swissSIER Winter Retreat. We kindly invite you to join us for three days of professional development workshops and networking in the Swiss mountains.
We will limit the event to about 15 participants. Each participant is expected to come with a paper, ideally aimed for submission to AOM 2015. We will group participants in smaller workteams, based on research topic. The workgroup process is designed such that all papers will receive at least two written reviews and each group will spend at least one hour per paper to discuss developmental feedback and help you make your paper submission ready.

Date & Location

When?Tuesday, January 6 - Friday, January 9, 2015
Where?The Alpenhof (http://www.alpenhof-stechelberg.ch) in Stechelberg
Event Committee:Tilo Peters (tilo.peters@epfl.ch), Jana Thiel (jana@swisssier.org), and Vareska van de Vrande (vvrande@rsm.nl).

Preliminary Program

Tuesday, 6 January
16h00 - 17h00Arrival of participants
17h00 - 18h30Introduction and getting to know each other
Vareska van de Vrande, Jana Thiel, Tilo Peters
18h30 - 19h45Apéro
20h00 - 22h00Dinner
Wednesday, 7 January
7h30 - 8h30Breakfast
8h30 - 10h00Paper Development Round Tables:
Group 1 “Entrepreneurship & OT”, Discussion papers 1 & 2
Session Chair: Jana Thiel, Assistant Professor at Maastricht University

Group 2 “Strategic Management”, Discussion papers 1 & 2
Session Chair: Luca Berccichi, Associate Professor at Rotterdam School of Management

Group 3 “Entrepreneurship & the Individual”, Discussion papers 1 & 2
Session Chair: Carina Lomberg, Assistant Professor, University of Berne

Group 4 “Innovation & IP Strategy”, Kitchen Duties & Discussion Paper 1
Session Chair: Vareska van de Vrande, Associate Professor at Rotterdam School of Management
10h00 - 16h30Networking and Winter activities
17h00 - 18h00Afternoon Kick-off Session: "Plenum Discussion on Current Topics of Interests”
We will select topics according to the group's interest. Current topics under review: Common Method Bias, Designing Survey, Secondary Data Sources, Early Research Career Planning, Job Market Process, etc.
18h00 - 19h00Paper Development Round Tables:
Group 1 “Entrepreneurship & OT”, Kitchen Duties

Group 2 “Strategic Management”, Discussion paper 3
Session Chair: Luca Berccichi, Associate Professor at Rotterdam School of Management

Group 3 “Entrepreneurship & the Individual”, Discussion paper 3
Session Chair: Carina Lomberg, Assistant Professor, University of Berne

Group 4 “Innovation & IP Strategy”, Discussion paper 2
Session Chair: Vareska van de Vrande, Associate Professor at Rotterdam School of Management
19h00 - 21h00Dinner
Thursday, 8 January
7h30 - 8h30Breakfast
8h30 - 10h00Paper Development Round Tables:
Group 1 “Entrepreneurship & OT”, Discussion papers 3 & 4
Session Chair: Jana Thiel, Assistant Professor at Maastricht University

Group 2 “Strategic Management”, Discussion papers 4 & 5
Session Chair: Luca Berccichi, Associate Professor at Rotterdam School of Management

Group 3 “Entrepreneurship & the Individual”, Kitchen Duties & Discussion paper 4
Session Chair: Carina Lomberg, Assistant Professor, University of Berne

Group 4 “Innovation & IP Strategy”, Discussion papers 3 & 4
Session Chair: Vareska van de Vrande, Associate Professor at Rotterdam School of Management
10h00 - 16h30Networking and Winter activities
17h00 - 18h00Afternoon Kick-off Session: "Plenum Discussion on Current Topics of Interests”
We will select topics according to the group's interest. Current topics under review: Common Method Bias, Designing Survey, Secondary Data Sources, Early Research Career Planning, Job Market Process, etc.
18h00 - 19h00Paper Development Round Tables:
Group 1 “Entrepreneurship & OT”, Discussion paper 5
Session Chair: Jana Thiel, Assistant Professor at Maastricht University

Group 2 “Strategic Management”, Kitchen Duties

Group 3 “Entrepreneurship & the Individual”, Discussion paper 5
Session Chair: Carina Lomberg, Assistant Professor, University of Berne

Group 4 “Innovation & IP Strategy”, Discussion paper 5
Session Chair: Vareska van de Vrande, Associate Professor at Rotterdam School of Management
19h00 - 21h00Dinner
21h00 - 22h00Annual General Meeting:
All swissSIER members are hereby cordially invited to attend the 2015 AGM.
The invitation can also be downloaded as PDF here.
Friday, 9 January
8h00 - 9h00Breakfast
9h00 - 11h00Workshop: "The Integrity Dilemma Game"
Facilitators: Vareska van de Vrande &Luca Berchicci,

Event Post Mortem: "Key Challenges, Key learnings, and Ideas for the Future"
Vareska van de Vrande, Jana Thiel & Tilo Peters
11h00 - 12h00Packing up, cleaning up, and departure

Location Information

Stechelberg is located deep in the Berner Oberland at the end of the Lauterbrunnen Valley, also known as the ‘Valley of Waterfalls’, above Interlaken. It sits at the base of the Jungfrau Mountain to the east and the Schilthorn on the west, with the Mürren-Schilthorn ski area towering 2,100 meters above it. The alpine ski area has 54 km of runs for all levels of skiers and snowboarders topped by the panoramic Piz Gloria restaurant. The area also boasts 12 km of prepared cross-country skiing trails between Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg, as well as winter walking trails around Mürren, and it has become a popular area for snowshoeing. There is even a 4 km toboggan run above Mürren. Activities abound for everyone! For those who wish to be less active, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy leisurely time in the sun.

Attire for this event is casual/functional, with a strong recommendation for good footwear (snow boots or hiking boots).

Contact & Inquiries

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact us: Vareska van de Vrande, Jana Thiel & Tilo Peters (events@swisssier.org)
We look forward to seeing you in Stechelberg!