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Dancing Dynamics

Under the title ’Dancing to the Rhythm: the Dynamics of Acquisition Motive on Acquisition Programmes’, my esteemed phd student Jonas Geisen has been working hard on on a paper that adresses  corporate portfolio thinking. Zooming in one specific aspect of corporate development, the project investigates firms’ acquisitive behaviour, a mean to pair firms of selected high-tech …

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Reflections on the 2022 Strategic Management Society pre conference on Behavioral Biases in Strategic Decision making

This fall prof. dr. Koen Heimeriks of Warwick Business School and I organized a well received Extension Conference on ‘Behavioral Biases and Corporate Transformation Strategies’ for the Strategic Management Society in London. Hosted by Atos London, we discussed the intriguing theme of ‘Behavioral Biases and Corporate Transformation Strategies’. With keynote speakers from Warton BusinessSchool and Pennsylvania …

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2022 Strategic Management Society fall session

As co-organizer of the 2022 sms preconference on Behavioral Biases in strategic tasks- together with Koen Heimeriks of Warwick – we recenty had the pleasure to put together the following excellent lineup for our London event at Atos this fall. Thank you to all contributors, including: speakers:

Bringing work on M&A behavioral antecedents to the Academy of Management in Seattle

It now is a wrap at the Academy of Management Conference in Seattle, were we presented some ongoing work as part of the Behavioral Antecedents of Mergers and Acquisitions research line that I have going on recently.The working paper is driven by my phd student Jonas Roettger who has been mobilizing the full promotor team …

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The strategy behind serial acquisitions

Recently, Killian McCarthy, Jonas Röttger, Menno Huisman and I joined forces to explore the strategies backing serial acquisitions. These efforts resulted no into: “Moving motives: How past and present strategy influence the market” In the article that feautres in PLOSONE we discuss how research often only considers the performance of a single acquisition, or the effects …

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Digitally Enabled Collaborative Innovation: A Case Study of the German Automotive Industry

Need cars do not come about by themselves. They are invented, engineered. This creative process is more and more becoming a true collaborative endeavor within the automotive industry. but what makes for succesfull collaborative Innovation? In this Case Study of the German Automotive Industry, Eoin Whelan (NUI Galway) and I- with massive help by Miriam …

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If you want to travel fast go alone, if you want to travel far, go together

Based on ideas form network theory, we looked into the social interactions as they took place over more than a decade, as we tracked a major English-speaking online health community. Interaction data for the study were collected in July 2017 and consisted of all contributions made this timespan, totalling to 147,561 user profiles and 197,980 …

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Hosting of the FINDER 2021 inclusive digital innovation in FS&I week –

Recently, I had the great honor of overseeing the organization of the FINDER inclusive digital innovation week in FS&I together with our project partner Atos. It was an exciting opportunity to exchange ideas between practice and academia and receive food for further thinking. We want to thank the organizers of the event, Remco Neuteboom, Rick Aalbers, Ivo Lujiendijk, Jonas …

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Market reactions to acquisition announcements: The importance of signaling ‘why’ and ‘where’

Acquisitions are common in industries, but not all acquisitions succeed and those that fail often have a negative effect on the acquirer. A recent publication in the Long Range Planning further explores multiple levels of risks involved in acquisitions and the importance of signaling the ‘why’ and ‘where’ of said acquisitions. Dr Rick Aalbers (Associate Professor …

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