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IMC Publication in Long Range Planning

Marko Reimer, Torben Tretbar (both IMC) and their co-authors theorize and empirically find a positive effect of family CEOs and a curvilinear effect of family-TMT-ratio on organizational ambidexterity.

“Ambidexterity in Family Firms: The Interplay between Family Influences within and beyond the Executive Suite”, a paper jointly written by Marko Reimer, Director at the Institute of Management Accounting and Control (IMC) at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Torben Tretbar (former doctoral student at the IMC), Sebastiaan van Doorn (University of Western Australia), and Mariano L.M. Heyden (Monash Business School) has been published in Long Range Planning. In this study, the authors theorize and empirically find a positive effect of family CEOs and a curvilinear effect of family-TMT-ratio on organizational ambidexterity. Additionally, the research team sheds light on the complex role of family ownership dispersion and how it can reduce the ability of top managers with a family affiliation to accommodate ambidexterity.

Van Doorn, S., Tretbar, T., Reimer, M., Heyden, M.L.M. (2020): Ambidexterity in Family Firms: The Interplay between Family Influences within and beyond the Executive Suite. Long Range Planning, doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2020.101998.