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Big data capabilities: An organizational processing perspective(Springer, 2018)Big data is at the pinnacle of its hype cycle, offering big promise. Everyone wants a piece of the pie, yet not many know how to start and get the most out of their big data initiatives. We suggest that realizing benefits with big data depends on having the right capabilities for the right problems. When there is a discrepancy between these, organizations struggle to make sense of their data. Based on information processing theory, in this research-in-progress we suggest that there needs to be a fit between big data processing requirements and big data processing capabilities, so that organizations can realize value from their big data initiative.
The agile leader's scrapbook(LannooCampus, 2018)The demand for organisations to become more agile has never been greater than in today's fast-moving economy. This book puts forward a framework and techniques that will allow your organisation to survive and even thrive in the turbulence of the current business environment. The Agile Leader's Scrapbook inspires readers to find a 'managerial logic' that fits with the particular needs of their organisation. By laying out the basics of what it means to create an 'agile' working environment, it provides clues to a better approach to co-creation, and to letting self-sufficient teams make better and more sustainable decisions.
Knowledge-flows and firm performance(Elsevier, 2014)This study advances the understanding of how knowledge-flows impact on firm performance. Incorporating recent research on the knowledge-based view of the firm, this paper tests and extends the knowledge flow model by using more fine-grained measures and by proposing a nonlinear effect. This study tests the predicted effects in a longitudinal research design with data on a global sample of public biopharmaceutical firms. The results largely support the expectation that knowledge-flows largely have a nonlinear impact on firm performance. However, one traditional measure of knowledge-flows, geographical location, turns out to have no significant influence in the extended model. The paper explains the implications of these findings for practice and research.
How can we signal the value of our knowledge? Knowledge-based reputation and its impact on firm performance in science-based industries(Elsevier, 2015)This study shows that the value of a firm's knowledge stocks in a stakeholder group is determined by the rules, values, norms and social evaluations conducted in that group. Based on prior work on the knowledge-based view of the firm and institutional theory, we develop a model of the relationship between the reputation of a firm's knowledge stocks in the scientific and business communities, and the impact of these assets on firm performance. We test the model in a longitudinal research setting with a set of carefully sampled public biopharmaceutical firms. The results indicate that the social evaluations of knowledge stocks by both the scientific and business communities affect firm performance. We indicate the implications of our findings for academic thought and for management practice.