picture of Jorge Tarzijan Jorge Tarzijan Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Conference Co-Chair

picture of Sergio Lazzarini Sergio Lazzarini Insper Conference Co-Chair

picture of Luiz Mesquita Luiz Mesquita Arizona State University Conference Co-Chair

Welcome From The Program Chairs



Dear Colleagues:

We are delighted to introduce this special conference, which will be held in Santiago de Chile. Santiago is one of the most modern Latin American cities, full of life, and with world-class infrastructure and telecommunications. Santiago is also an especially charming city to visit because of its closeness to many of the country’s tourist attractions such as its famous vineyards, and the port of Valparaiso (declared a World Heritage Site, in 2003, by the United Nations), as well as short access to other equally charming Chilean destinations, such as San Pedro de Atacama, Patagonia, and the Easter Islands.

The focus of the conference is related to the broad issue of collective action by multiple players, either coordinated through central governments or through bottom-up indigenous institutional systems, and its relationship with the attainment of sustained competitive advantages. This field of research encompasses a broad set of themes, ranging from the resource munificence of surrounding environments, to the emergence of communal and public resources, the promotion of vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems, as well as the design of indigenous institutional systems to coordinate investments in joint sources of competitive advantage. By engaging in a dialogue between researchers and practitioners we hope to shed light on this key issue.

This two-day conference will bring together academics and top executives to share perspectives and confront rigorous research with real world experience. In addition to offering participants the opportunity to interact in pre-conference workshops, plenary panels, and formal presentations, the conference will include an off-site dinner event to enjoy the beautiful Chilean vineyards and wine. The meetings will be held at the world-class facilities of the School of Management of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). PUC has been widely recognized as a premier center of education and research in Latin America. Its School of Management was not only a pioneer in the region for having received its AACSB accreditation many years ago, but also continues to be a center of reference in Chile, having educated prominent leaders in business and government.

We are gathering a range of established scholars and practitioners and we hope that you will join us in Santiago. The Santiago special conference will offer you an opportunity to engage with senior scholars and practitioners during what we expected will be an exciting set of sessions as well as to learn more about the intriguing city of Santiago and Chile. We hope that you’ll come to engage in those discussions.

A warm welcome awaits you.

Jorge Tarzijan
Sergio Lazzarini
Luiz Mesquita



Strategic Management Society

Santiago