swissSIER Winter Meeting 2014

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.

Date & Location

When?Sunday, March 16 - Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Where?The Alpenhof (http://www.alpenhof-stechelberg.ch) in Stechelberg
Event Committee:Vareska van de Vrande (vvrande@rsm.nl), Tilo Peters (tilo.peters@epfl.ch)

Preliminary Program

Sunday, 16 March
16h00 - 17h00Arrival of participants
17h00 - 18h30Introduction and getting to know each other
Vareska van de Vrande, Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
18h30 - 19h45Apéro
20h00 - 22h00Dinner
Monday,17 March
7h30 - 8h30Breakfast
8h30 - 10h00Paper Development Round Tables:
Group 1 “Individual & Entrepreneurship”, Discussion papers 1 & 2
Session Chair: Jana Thiel

Group 2 “OT & Strategy”, Discussion papers 1 & 2
Session Chair: Luca Berchicci
10h00 - 16h30Networking and Winter activities
17h00 - 17h30Afternoon Kick-off Session: "Theory – What Is It and Why Do We Care?”
Jana Thiel, Post-Doctoral Fellow at ESADE Business School
17h30 - 19h00Paper Development Round Tables:
Group 1 “Individual & Entrepreneurship”, Discussion papers 3
Session Chair: Jana Thiel

Group 3 “IP & Innovation Strategy”, Discussion papers 1 & 2
Session Chair: Vareska van de Vrande
19h00 - 21h00Dinner
Tuesday, 18 March
7h30 - 8h30Breakfast
8h30 - 10h00Paper Development Round Tables:
Group 1 “Individual & Entrepreneurship”, Discussion papers 4 & 5
Session Chair: Jana Thiel

Group 2 “OT & Strategy”, Discussion papers 3 & 4
Session Chair: Luca Berchicci
10h00 - 16h30Networking and Winter activities
17h00 - 17h30Afternoon Kick-off Session: "Structuring the Method Section”
Luca Berchicci, Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
17h30 - 19h00Paper Development Round Tables:
Group 3 “IP & Innovation Strategy”, Discussion papers 3 & 4
Session Chair: Vareska van de Vrande
19h00 - 21h00Dinner
Wednesday, 19 March
8h00 - 9h00Breakfast
9h00 - 11h00Workshop: "The Integrity Dilemma Game"
Facilitators: Vareska van de Vrande &Luca Berchicci,

Event Summary: "Problems, Solutions, Best Practices & Key Learnings"
Vareska van de Vrande & 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 & Tilo Peters (events@swisssier.org)
We look forward to seeing you in Stechelberg!