ACAC 2014


11th Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference, Atlanta, 20-22 May 2014; Deadline 17 Feb

ACAC – National Science Foundation

Call for Papers

Academic Sponsors

Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Georgia Institute of Technology’s Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business


May 20-22, 2014 (Noon Tuesday to Noon Thursday)


J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Buckhead Center, Atlanta GA

Conference Hotel

InterContinental Buckhead, Atlanta, GA


    Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City

    Herman J. Russell Sr. International Center for Entrepreneurship at Georgia State University

Corporate Sponsor

    Beckmill Research

Program Chair & Organizer

    Bill Bogner, Georgia State University

Conference Organizing Committee

    Pam Barr, Bill Bogner, Irene Duhaime, and François Neville Georgia State University

    Annamaria Conti, J. Jay Lee, and Henry Sauermann Georgia Institute of Technology

ACAC Advisory Board

    Rich Makadok, Emory University

    Russ Coff, University of Wisconsin

    Joseph Mahoney, University of Illinois

Conference Mission and Paper Focus

The "big picture" strategy questions…

    Where do competitive and distinctive advantages come from, and how are they sustained?

    Why do some companies and new ventures consistently outperform their competitors?

    Why do some businesses succeed in the same industry environments where others fail?

    And what, if anything, can managers and entrepreneurs actually do about it?

    What are the unique challenges of building and sustaining competitive advantage in special contexts like new ventures and international business?

The aim of this annual conference is to improve our ability to answer these "big picture" questions and other related questions of corporate strategy, entrepreneurial strategy, and international strategy, by bringing together some of the world’s top researchers on competitive advantage for three days each year in Atlanta.

We will:

    Share cutting-edge research, ideas and theories.

    Foster collaborative research efforts.

    Build a worldwide association and network of researchers who are dedicated to advancing the state of knowledge about competitive advantage.

Details and Submission Information

    Up to two authors of all accepted papers will receive a reduced Conference registration fee of $150 and access to deeply discounted rates at the Buckhead InterContinental, which include Internet access and free buffet breakfast daily.

    Registration fee for all others is $390.  ACAC registration fee will cover all lunches, the evening receptions on Tuesday and Wednesday, all conference refreshment breaks, and the Tuesday evening Georgia Tech dinner at the Buckhead Club.

    Submitted papers will undergo a selection process, NOT a formal review process — so we will not provide reviews or other feedback on any submitted manuscript.

    Submitting a paper represents a commitment that at least one of the authors will attend and participate in the session for which the paper is scheduled.  Authors who commit to attend and participate but then fail to do so, for any reason other than an immediate genuine emergency, may be excluded from participation in future ACAC meetings.

    In addition to regular paper-presentation sessions, authors may also choose to allow their submitted papers to be considered for a high-profile visual presentation session, similar to an "SMS-style" poster session held during the Wednesday reception.

    Papers MUST be submitted via the ACAC 2014 submission system », which will open in early January, 2014.

    Papers MUST be submitted either in Microsoft Word or in PDF format.

<< Submission Deadline: February 17, 2014 >>

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