AI and Strategy Workshop
ISB Campus Hyderabad, December 13-14, 2019
Venue: Academic Centre-2, Mini Lecture Theatre, Level-2

Day 1 – Friday, December 13, 2019
8:30 – 8:45 AMWelcome Remarks
8:45 – 9:00 AMDean Rajendra Srivastava, Phanish Puranam (INSEAD) and Prithwi Raj
Choudhury (Harvard)
9:00 – 9:15 AMRohini Srivathsa, National Technology Officer, Microsoft, India
Track 1: How AI affects Management
9:15 – 9:45 AMAutomation and its Discontents: The Impact of Automating Knowledge Integration Within Organizations
Harsh Ketkar (University of Michigan)
9:45 AM – 10:15 AMArtificial intelligence (AI) and strategy related processes and issues: Exploring AI’s role in facilitating top manager (TM) and middle manager (MM) effectiveness
KT Manis and Sreedhar Madhavaram (Texas Tech)
10:15 – 10:45 AMWho Becomes Famous Among Creative Pioneers? A Large-Scale Empirical Study of the Relationship Between Novelty and Fame Across Time and Space
Mitali Banerjee (HEC, Paris)
10:45 – 11:15 AMDiscussion led by Phanish Puranam
11:15 – 11:30 AMBreak
Track 2: Machine Learning aided Text Analytics for Strategy Research
11:30 AM – 12:00 NoonApplications of computerized textual analysis in strategic entrepreneurship
Anna Pastwa (Leuven) and William Wales (SUNY, Albany)
12:00 – 12:30 PMHow Does Internal Structure of R&D Shape Its Efficiency? Evidence from the Pharmaceutical Industry
Navid Asgari (Fordham University), Anand Nandkumar (ISB) and Vivek Tandon (Fox School of Business, Temple University)
12:30 – 1:00 PMDiscussion led by Florian Ellsaesser
(Frankfurt School of Finance and Management)
Lunch 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Track 3: Theory generation and testing with ML
2:30 PM – 3:00 PMAssessing Sustained Competitive Advantage Using Machine Learning
Shailesh Divey, Chanaka Edirisinghe, Bill Francis, Shyam Kumar (RPI)
3:00 – 3:30 PMDo alliance portfolios encourage or impede business model innovations? Evidence from algorithmic induction on private equity deals
Prothit Sen (Indian School of Business) and Phanish Puranam (INSEAD)
3:30 – 4:00 PMDiscussion led by Sendil Ethiraj (London Business School)
4:00 – 4:15 PMBreak
4:15 – 5:45 PMMaster class 1: Hands-on Session on text analytics – Florian Ellsaesser
(Frankfurt School of Finance and Management)
7:00 – 9:30 PMDinner – Mirror Pool
Day 2 – Saturday,  December 14, 2019
Track 4: Causal inference for Strategy Research using ML
9:00 – 9:30 AMUsing Deep Learning for Causal Inference in Management
Alexander Burnap (MIT), Florian Ellsaesser (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management)
9:30 –10:00 AMApply Recent Developments in Synthetic Control Methods to Strategy Research
Amirhossein Zohrehvand (UCL School of Management), Anil Doshi (UCL School of Management) and Bart Vanneste (University College London)
10:00– 11:30 AMMaster class 2: Causal Inference using ML illustrated using the paper – Can a horse lead another horse to water and make it drink?
Anand Nandkumar (ISB)
11:30 – 11:45 AMBreak
Track 5: Modelling organizations using Machine learning tools
11:45 – 12:15 PMStrategic Decision-making with Artificial Intelligence
Deepak Nayak and Charles Dhanaraj (Temple University)
12:15 – 12:45 PMDeveloping simple rules based on models of complex strategic choice,
Hazhir Rahmandad (MIT) and Keyvan Vakili (LBS)
12:45 – 1:15 PMDiscussion led by Thorbjorn Knudsen (University of Southern Denmark)
Lunch - 1:15  – 2:15 PM
2:15 – 3:30 PMMaster class 3 - Modelling organizations with machine intelligence,
Massimo Warglien (Ca 'Foscari University, Venice)
3:30 – 4:30 PMPanel:
Publishing panel Dan Levinthal (Wharton and Strategy Science), Sendil Ethiraj (LBS, Strategic Management Journal) and Thorbjorn Knudsen (University of Southern Denmark and Organization Science) led by
Prithwi Raj Choudhury (Harvard Business School)
4:30 – 4:45 PMClosing remarks
 Poster Presentations
Day 1 - December 13, 2019 - 1:15 – 2:30 PM
Corporate Reputation and Corporate Performance: A Machine Learning Approach Using Glassdoor Data
Mazhar Islam (Loyola University) and Prasanjit Mishra (Penn State University)
Feedback via Machine on Skill Acquisition and Retainment
Varun Karamshetty (INSEAD) and Tianyu HE (INSEAD)
To persist or to trace back? Decisional responses in the face of reversal
Ashwin Iyenggar (Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore)
Models of vicarious learning: sharing observations or sharing beliefs?
Sanghyun Park (INSEAD)