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Join us in TWO WEEKS at the ISA conference in Philadelphia

  • 1.  Join us in TWO WEEKS at the ISA conference in Philadelphia

    Posted 06-08-2022 14:30



    2022 Industry Studies Association
    Annual Conference

    June 24-25, 2022

    Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


    The Future of Innovation: New Roles, New Rules, New Responsibilities 


    Dear Colleagues,

    Only about two weeks until the Industry Studies Association (ISA)'s 2022 conference.


    Live, in person, at the Wharton School in Philadelphia, June 23-25.


    Please visit the conference website to see the program and register: 2022 ISA Conference Website


    In addition to ~40 paper and panel sessions with many distinguished presenters and authors spread across seven time periods, there will be some exceptional special sessions, plenaries, and excursions:

    • A presentation by Patrick T. Harker, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank, at our welcome reception June 23rd
    • An opening plenary on June 24th, moderated by Jeffrey L. Furman, and featuring speakers from Harvard, MIT, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, discussing "Innovations Driving New Industry Disruption and Emergence. Topics will include AI, Telemedicine, and Electric Vehicles.
    • An update on the Biden Administration's Industrial Policies, by key administration personnel-and long-time ISA members Elisabeth Reynolds, Special Assistant to the President for Manufacturing and Economic Development and Susan Helper, Senior Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers, on June 25th.
    • Sessions on whether there are "new rules" for competition given technological changes, and how the space industry is transforming technologically and organizationally.
    • Tours of two of Philadelphia's leading innovations – Reading Terminal Market and the New Pavilion at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - followed by discussion with organizational leaders about innovating in strategy, space, implementation and more

    Beyond this content, come for the hallway conversations with leading thinkers studying your industry of interest, or grappling with questions in a totally different industry that may spark an innovative idea in the industry in which you focus.


    The ISA is a truly multi-disciplinary conference, with the uniting theme being researchers who focus in-depth on an industry, often with a public policy bent. Scholars come from various business school disciplines, as well as schools of public policy, economics, law, and more.  This is the most interesting and broadening conference that I attend. It has led to incredible connections that allow me to increase the impact of my work.


    Hope that you will join us in Philadelphia for this great conference. See you there!


    John Gray, Conference Co-Chair, The Ohio State University

    Ingrid Nembhard, Co-Chair, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

    John Paul MacDuffie, ISA President, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania




    Register Today


    Contact Info

    Industry Studies Association

    PO Box 1647

    Pullman, WA 99163

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    Professor, Operations and Business Analytics Department
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    Senior Editor, Industry Studies and Public Policy Department, Production and Operations Management