2016-19 Seminars



Prof. Huan Xu, Georgia Tech
“The online saddle point problem and its applications”
14:30 – 16:00 ODY 4.03 VIP Room


Prof. Stefano Breschi, Bocconi University
“The Differential Impact of Intra-Firm Collaboration and Knowledge Network Centrality on Employees’ Likelihood of Leaving the Firm”
12h-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room


Dr. Wei Yang Tham, Harvard University
“Science, Interrupted: How Scientists Respond to Funding Disruptions”
12h-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room


Prof. Alfonso Gambardella, Bocconi University
Seminar organized in collaboration with UNIL-HEC
12:00 – 13:30 ODY 4 03


Dr. Vivianna Fang, ETH Zurich
“Leader Emergence in Nascent Venture Teams: The Critical Roles of Individual Emotion Regulation and Team Emotions”
12:00 – 13:30 ODY 4 03


“Challenges for an innovative Society: crossing perspectives between Politics, Academics and Industry
08:15 – 19:00, Université Libre de Bruxelles


Prof. Olof Ejermo, Lund University
“Incubators, innovation and productivity”
12:00 – 13:30 ODY 4 03


Prof. Eliana Crosina, Babson College
“Start Me Up: On the Construction of Workspace and Identity among Co-Located Entrepreneurs”
15:00 – 16:30 ODY 4 03


Prof. Fabian Gaessler, TU Munich
“Training with AI, Winning Against Humans – Evidence from Chess Computers”
12:00 – 13:30 ODY 4 03


Prof. Bruno Cassiman, IESE Business School
The Impact of Innovation on Productivity: Profitability and Technical Efficiency
12:00 – 13:30 ODY 4 03


Dr. Rainer Widmann, Max Planck Institute
“Immigrant inventors and local income taxes: evidence from Swiss municipalities”
12:00 – 13:30 ODY 4 03


Prof. Matt Marx, Boston University
“From Theory to Practice: Field Experimental Evidence on Early Exposure of Engineering Majors to Professional Work”
12:00 – 13:30 ODY 4 03


Prof. Abhishek Nagaraj, UC Berkeley

“The Private Impact of Public Information: Landsat Satellite Maps and Gold Exploration”
12:00 – 13:30 ODY 4 03


Jean Pauphilet, MIT
Interpretable Analytics for Healthcare Operations: New algorithms and implementation
15:00 – 16:30 ODY 4 03


Prof. Melvyn Sim, National University of Singapore

Robust Data-Driven Vehicle Routing with Time Windows
15:00 – 16:30 ODY 4 03


Prof. Erick Delage, HEC Montreal
“Adjustable Robust Optimization Reformulations of Two-Stage Worst-case Regret Minimization Problems”
15:00 – 16:30 ODY 4 03


Prof. Angelos Georghiou, McGill University
Robust Optimization with Decision-Dependent Information Discovery
12:00 – 13:30 ODY 4 03


Séminaire par Prof. Stefan Feuerriegel, ETHZ
“Effective Police Patrolling: A Stratified Monte Carlo Tree Search”
15:00 – 16:30 ODY 4 03


Prof. Margaret Roberts of the University of California, San Diego
“ Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China’s Great Firewall?”
16:00 – 17:30 BC 420


Francesca Melillo, KU Leuven
“Shooting Stars? Uncertainty in Hiring Entrepreneurs “
13:30 – 15:00 ODY 4 03


Prof. Elizabeth Webster, Swinburne University of Technology
“Which industries produce most R&D external benefits? “
12:00 – 13:30 ODY 4 03


Prof. Myriam Mariani, Bocconi University
“Trained to Lead: Evidence from Industrial Research”
12:00 – 13:30 ODY 4 03


Prof. Brian Connelly, Auburn University
“CEO Dismissal: Consequences for Competitors”
12:00 – 13:30 ODY 4 03


Par Prof. James A. Evans, University of Chicago
« The Science of Science: What makes science effective?
10:30 – 12:00 BC 420


Prof. Petra Moser, NYU Stern
“Go North! Unintended Effects of Immigration Quotas on Science and Invention”
12:00 – 13:30 ODY 4 03


Naïk Londono, David Baur, AELER Technologies SA Matthew Reali, Masoud Talebi Amiri, PONERA Group
Swiss Logistics Day: Logistics of the Future, Intelligent Container & Palette
 18:00 – 21:30 ODY 0.16


Prof. Sophie Bacq, Northeastern University
“In(conspicuous): Immigration and visibility enhancing strategic choices of informal economy entrepreneurs “
12:00 – 13:30 ODY 4 03


Prof. Carina Lomberg, Technical University of Denmark
“The Burnout Epidemic—How Burnout Spreads Across Organizations”
12:00 – 13:30 ODY 4 03


Prof. Michela Giorcelli, UCLA
“Business-School Education and Its Effects on Manufacturing Industry Performance”
12:00 – 13:30 ODY 4 03


Prof. Samina Karim,  Norheastern University
12:00 – 13:30 UNIL, HEC


Prof. Paola Criscuolo, Imperial College London
“The sequence effect on the selection of R&D Projects”
12:00 – 13:30 ODY 4 03


Prof. Fabiana Visentin, University of Maastricht & Prof. Paula Stephan, Georgia State University
“Research Talks on Science Funding”
12:00 – 13:30 ODY 4 03


Prof. Frank Dobbin, Harvard University
Seminar organized in collaboration with UNIL-HEC
“Does Diversity Management Increase Diversity? Evidence from Industry and Academia “
12:00 – 13:30 ODY 4 03


Prof. Immanuel Bomze, University of Vienna
“Robust clustering in social networks”
15:00 – 16:30 ODY 4 03


Séminaire par Dr. Dominique Guellec, OECD
“Innovation policies in the digital age”
10:30 – 12:00 ODY 4 03


Dr. Ariell Reshef, Paris School of Economics
“Techies, Trade, and Skill-Biased Productivity”
12:00 – 13:30 ODY 4 03


02.02.2018 Prof. Christoph Grimpe, Copenhagen Business School
“Signaling Valuable Human Capital – Advocacy Group Work Experience and its Effect on Employee Pay in Innovative Firms”
12h-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
05.02.2018 Prof. Pierre Azoulay, MIT
Does Science Advance One Funeral at a Time?
12h-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
02.03.2018 Prof. Joana Mendonça, Técnico Lisboa
“Learning how to fly: Integration of Small Technology-Based Firms in Aeronautics”
12h-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
09.03.2018 Prof. Megan MacGarvie, Boston University
“Immigration Policy and Stay Rates of STEM PhDs”
12h-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
14.3.2018 Prof. Ina Gangul, University of Massachusetts Amherst
“The Paper Trail of Knowledge Flows: Evidence from Patent Interferences”
12h-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
29.3.2018 Prof. Claus Rerup, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
“Distributed Sensemaking: Split Updating in the Baltic Ferry Industry”
10h30-12h, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
02.05.2018 Prof. Salomé Baslandze, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance
“Patents to Products: Innovation and Firm Performance”
12h-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
08.05.2018 Prof. Zeki Simsek, Clemson University
“The Influence of CEO Core Self-Evaluations on Firm Performance”
8h-8h55, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
23.05.2018 Prof. Daniele Moschella, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
“Reallocation and productivity during the Great Recession: evidence from French manufacturing firms”
12h-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
25.05.2018 Prof. Kirk Doran, University of Notre Dame
“Immigration and Invention: Evidence from the Quota Acts”
10h30-12h, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
31.05.2018 Prof. Lourdes Sosa, London School of Economics
“Adoption in the Shadow of Science: The Case of Rare Cancer Chemotherapy”
12h-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
13.06.2018 Prof. Xuan Vinh Doan, The University of Warwick
“Robust retrofitting planning under endogenous uncertainty”
15h-16h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
15.06.2018 Avi Gannamaneni, MIT
“Using Massive Online Choice Experiments to Measure Changes in Well-being”
12h-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
19.06.2018 Prof. Uwe Dulleck, Queensland University of Technology
“Are University Patents Better Than Those Of Corporation?”
12h-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
09.07.2018 Prof. Selva Nadarajah, University of Illinois at Chicago
“Revisiting approximate linear programming using a saddle point approach”
15h-16h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
28.09.2018 Prof. Sampsa Samila, IESE Business School
“The Persistent Effect of Initial Success: Evidence from Venture Capital”
12h-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
05.10.2018 Prof. Steve Bradley, Baylor University
“The Role of Marketing Capabilities for Microventure Performance and Individual Well-being in Subsistence Markets”
12h-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
26.10.2018 Prof. Michael Bikard, London Business School
“Hubs as lampposts: Academic location and firms’ attention to science”
14h-15h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
01.11.2018 Prof. Geoffrey Kistruck, Schulich Business School
“A Collaborative Model for Creating Practically Relevant AND Theoretically Interesting Research”
16h-17h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
09.11.2018 Prof. Yoonha Kim, Georgetown University
“Preference vs Constraints: Generational Transmission of Immigrant Entrepreneurship”
12h-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
14.11.2018 Prof. Vineet Goyal, Columbia University
“On the Power of Affine Policies in Two-stage Adjustable Robust Optimization”
15h-16h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
21.11.2018 Prof. Ivanka Visnjic, ESADE
“Which Service? How Industry Conditions Shape Firms’ Service Type Choices”
12h-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
30.11.2018 Prof. Richard Gold, McGill University
“A discussion of the current innovation crisis “
12h-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
14.12.2018 Prof. Francesco Lissoni, Université de Bordeaux
“Return migrants’ self-selection: Evidence for Indian inventors”
12h-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
14.12.2018 Prof. Wolfram Wiesemann, Imperial College London
“Distributionally Robust Chance Constrained Vehicle Routing”
16h-17h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room



13.01.2017 Prof. Nicolas van Zeebroeck, Université libre de Bruxelles
Knowledge Integration in the Shadow of Spillovers
12-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
13.02.2017 Prof. Tawfik Jelassi, IMD
Leadership in a High-Turbulence Environment
12-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
03.02.2017 Prof. Georg Pflug, University of Vienna
Ambiguity in multistage stochastic optimization and in portfolio selection
12-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
17.02.2017 Dr. Claudio Fasso, Lund University
Researcher and academic careers: does mobility raises scientific productivity?
12-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
24.02.2017 Prof. Hanna Hottenrott, Technische Universität München
Institutional Affiliations and Knowledge Production in Academi
12-13h30, ODY -1.0019.2
28.02.2017 Prof. Anne Ter Wal, Imperial College London
The division of networks and innovation
12-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
02.03.2017 Prof. Michael Jacobides, London Business School
Towards a theory of Business Ecosystems
16-17h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
06.03.2017 « Transformation digitale : quelles conséquences pour les PME / PMI »
IML Event
17h30-20h, ODY
17.03.2017 Prof. Marco Grazzi, University of Bologna
Persistence of growth revisited: An Exploratory Analysis on US Large Corporations
12-13h30, ODY -1.0019.1
22.03.2017 Prof. Bob Barmish, University of Wisconsin-Madison
A New Theory of Stock Trading Based on Robust Control Concepts
12h30-14h, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
31.03.2017 Dr. Georg Blind, University of Zurich
Modelling the ‘Visitors to Rome’-effect: Reputation-building in Anglo-Saxon buyout funds in Japan
12-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
27.04.2017 Blockchain: Venturing into the social realm
EMBA Event
18-20h Auditorium SG1
27.04.2017 Swiss Logistics Day 2017 – Portes Ouvertes de l’IML
IML Event
18h-20h, ODY
28.04.2017 Prof. Po-Hsuan Hsu, University of Hong Kong
The Oscar goes to…: Peer pressure, innovation competition, and takeovers
12-13h30, ODY -1.0019.2
09.05.2017 Prof. Matthew Lee, INSEAD
Gender bias, social impact framing, and evaluation of entrepreneurial venture
12-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
24.05.2017 Prof. Joachim Henkel, Technische Universität München
Technology-focused Acquisitions: Performance and Functionality as Differentiators
12-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
12.06.2017 Prof. Kevin Corley, Arizona State University
Semantic Learning: The Empirical Pursuit of the Intangible
13-14h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
15.06.2017 Prof. Melvyn Sim, Nationale University of Singapore
Tractable Distributionally Robust Optimization with Data
12-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
19.06.2017 Dr. Michael König, University of Zurich
Network Formation with Local Complements and Global Substitutes: The Case of R&D Networks
12-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
20.06.2017 Workshop on the use of scientific publication data in social science research
IIPP Event
All day, ODY
22.06.2017 Prof. Anthony Man-Cho So, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Error Bounds for Structured Optimization Problems and Convergence Analysis of First-Order Methods in the Absence of Strong Convexity
12-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
25.09.2017 Prof. Celine Abecassis-Moedas, Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics
Omni-Shoring as a Way to Coordinate Design and Manufacturing to Preserve Innovation
15-16h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
29.09.2017 Prof. Ludovic Di Biaggio, SKEMA Business School
Regional Alignment and Performance
12-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
05.10.2017 Prof. Ivan Png, National Unversity of Singapore
R&D Contracting and Appropriability: Evidence from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
12-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
10.10.2017 Prof. Reinhilde Veugelers, KU Leuven
The role of small firms, large firms and universities in the creation, development and commercialization of novel inventions in biotech
13-14h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
27.10.2017 Dr. Corniela Lawson, University of Bath
Is there a future for open science? Sharing and research progress in scientific research
12-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
13.11.2017 Prof. Paula Stephan, Georgia State University
Bias against Novelty in Science: A Cautionary Tale for Users of Bibliometric Indicators
12-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
17.11.2017 Prof. Denisa Mindruta, HEC Paris
Stars and their Constellations: Great person or great team?
12-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
21.11.2017 Prof. Katrin Hussinger, University of Luxembourg
Intellectual Property Rights and University Science
12-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room
01.12.2017 Prof. Mirko Draca, University of Warwick
Cascading Innovation
12-13h30, ODY 4.03 VIP Room



21.01.2016 Dr. Antonio Della Malva, KU Leuven
The gravity of scientific disclosure in technological competition
12:00 – 13:30 Odyssea room -10019.1
10.02.2016 Prof. Aldo Geuna, University of Torino
“Moving Out of Academic Research: The gender gap in science in Japan”
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
11.02.2016 Prof. Michel-Alexandre Cardin, National University of Singapore
Generating flexibility in the design of engineering systems to enable better sustainability and lifecycle performance
15:00-16:30, Odyssea room -1.0019.2
17.02.2016 Prof. Neil Thompson, MIT Sloan
Patent Racing: Empirical Evidence on who races and what effect it has for the winners and losers
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
02.03.2016 Dr. Ernest Miguelez, Groupe de recherche en économie théorique et appliquée, University of Bordeaux
The New Huguenots: ethnic networks and the international diffusion of ideas
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
09.03.2016 Prof. José Mata, Université de Lausanne
Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Country of Origin and Host Country Experience
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
11.03.2016 Dr. Viviana He, ETHZ
“Entrepreneurial failure experience and learning behaviors: Evidence of curvilinear and moderation effects”
14:00-15:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
18.03.2016 Prof. Yaroslav Rosokha, Purdue University
“Constructing Strategies in the Indefinitely Repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma Game”
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
 21.03.2016 Prof. Michael G. Jacobides, London Business School
Scale, Scope and Performance Dynamics: A population study of the evolution of Bank Holding Companies and their performance changes, 1990-2014
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
29.03.2016 Prof. Jörn Block, Universität Trier
Foundation-owned firms as hybrid firms: antecedents, characteristics and governance mechanisms
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
08.04.2016 Prof. Samuele Murtinu, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
“Venture Capital Investments in Europe and Portfolio Firms’ Economic Performance: Independent versus Corporate Investors”
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
11.04.2016 Prof. David Deeds, University of St. Thomas
“Opportunity Recognition Among Scientists”
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
21.04.2016 Swiss Logistics Day 2015 – Portes Ouvertes de l’IML
18:00-20:00, Odyssea room 0.16
27.04.2016 Prof. Pedro Oliveira, Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics
“Innovation by Patients with Rare Diseases and Chronic Needs”
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
28.04.2016 Evènement MoT: “Innovation in the crowd”
18:00-20:30, EPFL Auditorium SG1
04.05.2016 Prof. Alexander Peterson, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca
“Quantifying the negative impact of brain drain on the integration of European science”
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
12.05.2016 Dr. Gian Marco Campagnolo, University of Edinburgh
Digital Copyright Hub and the Politics of Infrastructural Delegation”
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
23.05.2016 Prof. Bart Clarysse, ETHZ
Technology-to-Market Linking in New Ventures: Introducing Organizational Search into Entrepreneurship”
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
27.05.2016 Prof. Anindya Ghose, New York University
“Measuring The Effectiveness of Mobile Marketing: Evidence From Field Experiments”
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
02.07.2016 Prof. Chet Miller, University of Houston
“Discovering Academy of Management Discoveries: Publishing in the U.S. Academy’s Newest Journal”
13:30-15:00, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
02.07.2016 Prof. Laura Cardinal, University of South Carolina
“The Genesis of Control Configurations during Organizational Founding”
15:30-17.00, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
15.09.2016 Prof. Adam Jaffe, MOTU
“Intangible Investment and Firm Performance”
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
22.09.2016 Prof. J. Peter Murmann, UNSW
“China’s New-to-the-world Innovation Performance and its Antecedents: Evidence from International Patent Statistics”
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
 22.09.2016 Prof. Dick den Hertog, Tilburg University
“Robust optimization with ambiguous stochastic constraints under mean and dispersion information”
16:00-17:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
 23.09.2016 MoT Event on “Innoversity: Boosting Innovation through Diversity, Technology & Networking”
18:00-19:30, EPFL, Auditorium SG1
30.09.2016 Prof. Alessandro Iaria, ENSAE


Frontier Knowledge and Scientific Production: Evidence from the Collapse of International Science in the Wake of WWI

12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03

06.10.2016 Georgina Hall, Princeton University


Sum of squares optimization: scalability improvements and applications to difference of convex programming

15:00-16:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03

14.10.2016 Prof. Marie Thursby, Georgia Tech


“Prepublication Information Sharing and Research Productivity: The Case of Academic Scientists”

12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03

21.10.2016 Prof. Riccardo Fini, University of Bologna
Knowledge Creation in Research Organizations: The Impact of Hybrid Entrepreneurship on Individual Performance
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
31.10.2016 Dr. Paolo Aversa, City University London
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
03.11.2016 Bismark Singh, University of Texas at Austin
“An Adaptive Model with Joint Chance Constraints for a Hybrid Wind-Conventional Generator System”
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
09.11.2016 Lean Innovation Forum
08:30-18:30, EPFL Starling Hotel
11.11.2016 Prof. Killian McCarthy,  University of Groningen
“Technological acquisitions: The impact of geography on post-acquisition innovative performance”
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
25.11.2016 Prof. Pedro de Faria, University of Groningen
“Do first impressions matter? How MNC subsidiaries entry characteristics influence their survival”
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
30.11.2016 Dr. Maikel Pellens, ZEW
“Guilt by Association: How Scientific Misconduct Harms Prior Collaborators”
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
08.12.2016 Prof. Alex Whalley, University of Calgary
“Patenting and Firm Performance in the Global Economy”
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
09.12.2016 Prof. Maytal Saar-Tsechansky, University of Texas at Austin
“Economic information acquisition for data-driven learning and decision making”
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03
14.12.2016 Prof. Jacques Mairesse, CREST (ENSAE, Paris), UNU-MERIT, NBER, Banque de France
“Examining the Returns to Investment in Science: A Case Study”
12:00-13:30, Odyssea VIP room 4.03