Devi Gnyawali, Management Department Head and R.B. Pamplin Professor, recently made a trip to Iceland and Poland for a conference and research presentation. 

Devi attended the Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) held in Reykjavik, Iceland. EURAM is a learned society founded in 2001 and its mission is to advance the academic discipline of management in Europe. With members from 49 countries in Europe and beyond, EURAM has a high degree of diversity and provides its members with opportunities to enrich debates over a variety of research management themes and traditions. At the conference, Devi presented his research paper titled, “DIVERGENCE AND CONVERGENCE OF COOPETITION RESEARCH: BRIDGING THE CONVERSATIONS AND SHAPING THE RESEARCH AGENDA”.    

In addition to his research presentation at the Conference, Devi chaired a session titled, “COLLABORATIVE STRATEGIES: COOPETITION, NETWORKS AND ALLIANCES” and served as a discussant of research papers in another session. 

Dr. Gnyawali then traveled to Poland where he did a research presentation at Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Founded in 1364, Jagiellonian University is one of the oldest surviving universities in the world and have world famous alumni that include Nicolaus Copernicus and Pope John Paul II.

Because of his research expertise and reputation, Devi was invited by Professor Wojciech Czakon of the university. His presentation was at a historic conference hall that has portraits of several notable alumni of the university (as shown in the attached pictures). The title of his research presentation was “Developing a Theory of Coopetition: A Scholarly Journey”. 

Dr. Devi R. Gnyawali is the Department Head, and R. B. Pamplin Professor of Management in the Department of Management, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech. Dr. Gnyawali’s research seeks to understand how firms learn, innovate, and create competitive advantages through competition, cooperation, and co-opetition (simultaneous pursuit of competition and cooperation). His research has investigated how firms acquire external resources possessed by their alliance partners, how they develop internal resources such as technology and shared knowledge, and how they leverage external and internal resources to become better competitors, to innovate, and to create competitive advantages.