Research

2017

2016

Understanding Network Formation in Strategy Research: Exponential Random Graph Models

January 

This article uses Exponential Random Graph Models (ERGMs) to advance strategic management research, focusing on an application to board interlock network tie formation. Networks form as the result of actor attributes as […]

Learning to Collaborate through Collaboration: How Allying with Expert Firms Influences Collaborative Innovation with Novice Firms

October 

Strategic alliances have been recognized as a means for firms to learn their partners’ proprietary knowledge; such alliances are also valuable opportunities for partner firms to learn tacit organizational routines from their […]

Friends or Strangers? It All Depends on Context: A Replication and Extension of Beckman, Haunschild, and Phillips (2004)

November 

The formation of interorganizational ties is a consequential phenomenon examined in strategic management research. Beckman, Haunschild, and Phillips (2004) is one of the first studies to comprehensively consider interorganizational network change by exploring factors that […]

Knowledge Dependence and the Formation of Director Interlocks

September 

In this study, we examine knowledge dependence, a unique form of external dependence firms face when they pursue new technologies. Our focus is on the formation of interorganizational ties as a means […]

2015

My family made me do it: A cross-domain, self-regulatory perspective on antecedents to abusive supervisioin

May 

Drawing on resource drain theory, we introduce self-regulatory resource (ego) depletion stemming from family-to-work conflict (FWC) as an alternative theoretical perspective on why supervisors behave abusively toward subordinates. Our two-study examination of a cross-domain antecedent […]

Parent Inheritance, Founder Expertise, and Venture Strategy: Determinants of New Venture Knowledge Impact

March 

A genealogical theory of new venture creation posits that “parent” firm routines are transferred to “progeny” ventures founded by the former employees of these parents. This study examines how the knowledge available […]

All Things Great and Small: Organizational Size, Boundaries of the Firm, and a Changing Environment

May 

Research findings have established a relationship between organizational size and a substantial set of organizational outcomes, resulting in size’s distinction as “perhaps the most powerful explanatory organizational covariate in strategic analysis”. We […]

Structural interdependence in teams: An integrative framework and meta-analysis

March 

Although interdependence is a central aspect of team design, there has been a lack of clarity regarding the meaning and impact of different forms of interdependence. To provide theoretical clarity and to […]

Sharing is caring: Toward a model of proactive caring through shared leadership

September 

In this paper we address an age-old expression – “sharing is caring.” We offer a model and propositions suggesting that shared leadership proactively increases group-level caring and ultimately group-level performance within organizations through two […]

Collective organizational engagement: Linking motivational antecedents, strategic implementation, and firm performance

February 

We present a comprehensive theory of collective organizational engagement, integrating engagement theory with the resource management model. We propose that engagement can be considered an organization-level construct influenced by motivationally focused organizational practices that represent […]

Family Ties in Entrepreneurs’ Social Networks and New Venture Growth

March 

Family ties are an important conduit of resources for entrepreneurs, but both positive and negative outcomes can arise. Building upon a family embeddedness perspective, we develop hypotheses about curvilinear relationships between the […]

2014

The use of variance decomposition in the investigation of CEO effects: How large must the CEO effect be to rule out chance?

December 

Variance decomposition analysis is often used to examine the degree to which CEOs influence their companies’ performance (the so-called CEO effect). Such studies play an important role in a body of literature […]

The Perils of Endogeneity and Instrumental Variables in Strategy Research: Understanding Through Simulations

July 

In this paper we use simulations to examine how endogeneity biases the results reported by ordinary least squares (OLS) regression. In addition, we examine how instrumental variable techniques help to alleviate such […]

Organizational Behavior: Improving Performance and Commitment in the Workplace (4th Edition)

January 

Now in its fourth edition, Colquitt-LePine-Wesson continues to offer a novel and innovative approach to teaching organisational behavior. The focus, tone, and organisation of the book shows students that: OB really matters […]

Channeled autonomy: The joint effects of autonomy and feedback on team performance through organization goal clarity

May 

Past research suggests that autonomy has highly variable effects on team performance, and that one explanation for this pattern of findings is that autonomous teams fall into a state of disorder where they […]

Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization (11th Edition)

March 

Examine strategic management with the market-leading text that sets the standard for the most intellectually rich, yet thoroughly practical, analysis of strategic management today. Written by highly respected experts Hitt, Ireland, and […]

Fired up or burned out? How developmental challenge differentially impacts leader behavior

July 

Leadership development research has largely drawn on experiential and enactive learning theories to explore the positive effects of developmental challenge on leaders. In contrast, we examined potential positive and negative effects of developmental challenge […]

The Effects of Cross-Border and Cross-Industry M&As on Home-Region and Global MNEs

January 

We examine the effects of international and product diversification through mergers and acquisitions ( M& As) on the firm’s risk-return profile. We identify the rewards from different types of M& As and […]

2013

The Interrelationships among Informal Institutions, Formal Institutions and Foreign Direct Investment

February 

This research contributes to institutional theory by examining the influence of informal institutions on formal institutions and the effects of formal institutions on inward foreign direct investment. In particular, the authors integrate […]

Do Regions Matter? An Integrated Institutional and Semi-Globalization Perspective on the Internationalization of MNEs

August 

Traditional research suggests a relationship between country-level institutions and the location choices of MNEs. However, more recent theory suggests MNEs also focus on regions (semiglobalization). Therefore, this study examines institutional effects in […]

Institutional Polycentrism, Entrepreneurs’ Social Networks and New Venture Growth

October 

What is the interrelationship among formal institutions, social networks, and new venture growth? Drawing on the theory of institutional polycentrism and social network theory, we examine this question using data on 637 […]

The Institutional Diversity of Regions and MNES’ Internationalization

July 

Semi-globalization emphasizes the role of geographic regions in MNEs’ internationalization due to the possibility of developing region-bound firm specific advantages and arbitrage. In this paper, we develop and test hypotheses about the […]

The Influence of Synchronization and Performance on Strategic Choice and Innovation

November 

Leveraging resources to exploit opportunities in external markets is at the heart of innovation. However, theory suggests that leveraging resources is a complicated affair, fraught with potential challenges. Building on work in […]

Spotlight on the followers: Moderators of relationships between transformational leadership and subordinates’ citizenship and taking charge

March 

Drawing on substitutes for leadership theory, we revisit an often takenfor- granted assumption that transformational leadership is a universally positive management practice by examining subordinate-based aspects attenuating the relationship between transformational leadership […]

The Effect of Institutional Distance on FDI Strategies: Co-integration and Decomposition Effects

January 

Research on institution suggests that different institutions influence a firm’s foreign investment decision. However, FDI decisions are not homogeneous across all investment decision making stages, but rather they represent a set of […]

The Theory of Purposeful Work Behavior: The Role of Personality, Job Characteristics, and Experienced Meaningfulness

January 

The theory of purposeful work behavior integrates higher-order implicit goals with principles derived from the Five-Factor Model (FFM) of personality and the expanded job characteristics model to explain how traits and job […]

Bridging Routines and Intentionality in Capability Dynamics: A Field Study

August 

We address the tension between stability and change as they pertain to capability dynamics. In the routines perspective of capability evolution, the generative process is path-dependent, ongoing and organic, typically resulting in […]

A meta-analysis of sex differences in physical ability: Revised estimates and strategies for reducing differences in selection contexts

July 

Despite the wide use of physical ability tests for selection and placement decisions in physically demanding occupations, research has suggested that there are substantial male-female differences on the scores of such tests, contributing to […]

Justice at the Millennium, A Decade Later: A Meta-Analytic Test of Social Exchange and Affect-Based Perspectives

March 

Although a flurry of meta-analyses summarized the justice literature at the turn of the millennium, interest in the topic has surged in the decade since. In particular, the past decade has witnessed […]

How Much Does Subnational Region Matter to Foreign Subsidiary Performance? Evidence from Fortune Global 500 Corporations’ Investment in China

January 

What explains the heterogeneity of foreign subsidiary performance? Previous studies have emphasized the importance of industry, corporate parent, and home-country effects on the variation of foreign subsidiary performance. Building on recent international […]

2012

The Vicarious Wisdom of Crowds: Toward a Behavioral Perspective on Investor Reactions to Acquisition Announcements

November 

Although event-study methodology is invaluable to strategic management research, we argue that the traditional financial economic rationale on which it is based has led scholars to assume away the behavioral mechanisms underlying […]

The Value of Research and Its Evaluation in Business Schools: Killing the Goose that Laid the Golden Egg?

March 

Critics have characterized academic research as being of little practical or commercial value. Such criticism of scholarly research, as opposed to applied research, resonates with detractors who do not appreciate the evolving […]

The Compensatory Relationship between Technological Relatedness, Social Interaction, and Knowledge Flow between Firms

December 

Knowledge flow between two firms has been found to be enhanced by both technological relatedness and social interaction. We build on work in education psychology and consider how cognitive and social aspects […]

Entry Mode and Institutional Learning: A Polycentric Perspective

January 

This chapter contributes to the existing literature on institutional theory and international business research by integrating the concepts of polycentrism and institutional learning to examine how MNEs from emerging economies invest in […]

A Multidisciplinary Review of The Director Selection Literature

January 

Director selection is a critical board process and outcome that influences the board and its overall performance. Because of this influence, research from a variety of different disciplinary areas examines the antecedents […]

Social comparison and reciprocity in director compensation

October 

In this article, we develop theory regarding one set of mechanisms through which increases in the compensation of directors are transmitted throughout the director labor market. In a longitudinal study using director […]