Segal School of Business

Simon Fraser University

500 Granville Street.

Vancouver, British Columbia,

Canada V6C 1W6


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Eric Gedajlovic



Research Philosophy and Themes



Research Philosophy and Themes


I seek better explanations of strategic and entrepreneurial processes by considering the institutional, historical and organizational contexts in which they are embedded. In this way, I strive to contribute to the strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship and family business literatures by bringing into the foreground, contextual or background factors that are often ignored, underspecified or treated as limitations or boundary conditions.



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Journal Articles



Gedajlovic, E., Cao, Q., & Zhang, H. (In-Press). Corporate Shareholdings and Organizational Ambidexterity in High-Tech SMEs: Evidence from a Transitional Economy.  Journal of Business Venturing.

Carney, M., Gedajlovic, E., Heugens, P., van Essen, M. & van Oosterhout, H. (In-Press). Business Group Performance, Context, and Strategy: A Meta Analysis.  Academy of Management Journal.


Wielemaker, M. & Gedajlovic, E.  (2011).Governance and Capabilities: Asia’s Entrepreneurial Performance and Stock of Venture Forms. Asia Pacific Journal of Management.


Gedajlovic, E. & Carney, M.  (2010). Markets, Hierarchies & Families: Towards a Transaction-Cost Theory of the Family Enterprise. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practise.


Dimov, D. & Gedajlovic, E. (2010). A Property Rights Perspective on Venture Capital Investment Decisions. Journal of Management Studies.


Carney, M., Gedajlovic, E. & Sur, S. (In-Press).  Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Conflict. Journal of Management and Governance.


Hervieux, C., Gedajlovic, E. & Turcotte, MF.  (2010). The Legitimization of Social Entrepreneurship.  Journal of Enterprising Communities.  4:1, 37-67.


Schulze,WS., & Gedajlovic, E. (2010).  Wither Family Business? Journal of Management Studies, 47:2, 191-204.


Cao, Q, Gedajlovic, E. & Zhang. H.  (2009). Unpacking Organizational Ambidexterity: Dimensions, Contingencies and Synergistic Effects. Organization Science, 20: 781-796.


Zahra, S., Gedajlovic, E., Neubaum, D. & Shulman, J. (2009). A Typology of Social Entrepreneurs: Motives, Search Processes and Ethical Challenges. Journal of Business Venturing. 24:5, 519-532.

Carney, M., Gedajlovic, E. & Yang, X. (2009). Varieties of Asian Capitalism: Toward an Institutional Theory of Asian Enterprise. Asia Pacific Journal of Management. 26:3, 361-380.


O’Shaughnessy, KC., Gedajlovic, E. & Reinmoeller, P. (2007). The Influence of Firm, Industry and Network on the Corporate Social Performance of Japanese Firms. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 24:3: 283-303.


Baker, T., Gedajlovic, E. & Lubatkin, M. (2005). A Framework for Comparing Entrepreneurial Processes Across Nations. Journal of International Business Studies, 36: 492-504.


·        Reprinted in The International Library of Entrepreneurship: International Entrepreneurship (2007), Oviatt, B., & McDougall, P.  (eds.), Edward Elgar Publishers, London.


Gedajlovic, E., Yoshikawa, T. & Hashimoto, M. (2005). Ownership Structure, Corporate Strategyand Firm Performance in Japanese Manufacturing Industries. Organization Studies, 31:271-300.


Gedajlovic, E., Lubatkin, M., & Schulze, W.S. (2004) Crossing the Threshold from Founder Management to Professional Management: A Governance Perspective. Journal of Management Studies, 41: 5 899- 912.


Gedajlovic, E., Shapiro, D. & Buduru, B. (2003). Financial Ownership, Diversification and Firm Profitability in Japan. Journal of Management and Governance, 7:315-335.


Shapiro, D., Erdener, C. & Gedajlovic, E. (2003). The Chinese Family Firm as a Multinational Enterprise. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 11: 105-122.


Carney, M. &  Gedajlovic, E. (2003). Strategic Innovation and the Administrative Heritage of East Asian Family Business Groups. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 20:1: 5-26.


Yoshikawa, T. & Gedajlovic, E. (2002). The Impact of Global Capital Market exposure and Stable Ownership on Investor relations Practices and Performance of Japanese Firms. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 19:4: 525-540.


Gedajlovic, E. & D. Shapiro (2002). Ownership and Firm Profitability in Japan. Academy of Management Journal, 45:3: 575-585.


Carney, M. & Gedajlovic, E. (2002a). The Coupling of Ownership and Control and the Allocation of Financial Resources: Evidence from Hong Kong. Journal of Management Studies, 39:1:123-146.


Carney, M, & Gedajlovic. E. (2002b). The Co-Evolution of Institutional Environments and Organizational Strategies: The Rise of Family Business Groups in the ASEAN Region. Organization Studies, 23:1: 1-29.


·        Reprinted in Sage Directions in Organization Studies (2009). Clegg, S. (ed.). Sage Publications, London.


·        Reprinted in Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management: The International Library of Critical Writings on Business and Management: Organizational Learning and Management, (2008). Starbuck, WH. (ed,), Edward Elgar, London.


Carney, M. & Gedajlovic, E. (2002c). Institutional Change and Firm Adaptation: Toward a Typology of Southeast Asian Corporate Forms. Asia Pacific Business Review, 8:3: 31-60.


Backx, M., Carney, M. & Gedajlovic, E. (2002) Public, Private and Mixed Ownership Modes and the Performance of International Airlines. Journal of Air Transport Management, 8:4: 213-220.


Carney, M. & Gedajlovic. E. (2001). Corporate Governance and Firm Capabilities: A Comparison of Managerial, Alliance, and Personal Capitalisms. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 18: 37-356.


Flier, B., van den Bosch, FAJ., Volberda, H. & Gedajlovic, E. (2001). Investigating Pattern of Renewal in the Netherlands and the U.K. Long Range Planning, 34: 209-229.


Gedajlovic, E. & Shapiro. D. (2001). National Systems of Corporate Governance, Global Focus:(Formerly, Business & the Contemporary World). Volume 13, No. 1: 143-157.


Carney, M. & Gedajlovic, E. (2000). East Asian Financial Systems and the Transition from Investment Driven to Innovation Driven Economic Development. International Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 4, No. 3: 253-276.


Gedajlovic, E. & Shapiro. D. (1998). Management and Ownership Effects: Evidence from Five Countries. Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 19: 533-553.


Gedajlovic, E. (1993). Ownership, Strategy and Profits: Is the Dichotomy Sufficient? Organization Studies, Vol. 14, No. 5: 731-752.


Carney, M. & Gedajlovic, E. (1991). Vertical Integration in Franchise Systems. Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 12: 607-629.



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