Andrew von Nordenflycht

Associate Professor, Strategy
PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA); BA, (Stanford University, Stanford, CA.)

Segal Room: SGL 3945
Segal Phone: 778.782.7720

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With a BA in history and six years of work experience as a software product manager and management consultant, Dr. Andrew von Nordenflycht brings an interesting perspective to his teaching and research in the field of corporate governance. He joined the Beedie School of Business at SFU in 2004 after earning his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). "I'm combining my interest in history and institutional change with an issue that's very relevant to corporations today - corporate governance," says Andrew. "Power structures are often hard to change and can be a source of relative efficiency or inefficiency for both corporations and governments."

Specialization and Research Interests

Disciplines: Strategy & Organization Theory

Research specialization: employee involvement in corporate governance (professional partnerships, ESOPs, high commitment work systems); history of corporate governance and ownership forms

Industry expertise: professional service firms; airlines

Selected Publications

Articles and Reports

Does the emergence of publicly traded professional service firms undermine the theory of the professional partnership? A cross-industry historical analysis

2014 | Journal of Professions and Organizations. 1(2): 137-160

Forrest Briscoe, & Andrew G. von Nordenflycht

Which path to power? Workplace networks and the relative effectiveness of inheritance vs. rainmaking for professional partners

2014 | Journal of Professions and Organizations. 1(1): 33-48

Let's get testing: Making progress on understanding professional service firms

2011 | Academy of Management Review. 36(1): 180-187

Firm size and industry structure under human capital intensity: Insights from the evolution of the global advertising industry

2011 | Organization Science. 22(1): 141-157

What is a professional service firm? Toward a theory and taxonomy of knowledge intensive firms

2010 | Academy of Management Review. 35(1): 155-174

Is public ownership bad for professional service firms? Ad agency ownership, performance and creativity

2007 | Academy of Management Journal. 50(2): 429-445

Jody H. Gittell, Andrew G. von Nordenflycht, & Thomas A. Kochan

Mutual gains or zero sum? Labor relations and firm performance in the airline industry

2004 | Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 57(2): 163-179

Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

Andrew G. von Nordenflycht, Namrata Malhotra, Timothy Morris, Laura Empson, Daniel Muzio, Joseph Broschak, & C.R. Hinings

Sources of homogeneity and heterogeneity across professional services

2015 | Oxford Handbook of Professional Service Firms. 137-160

Andrew G. von Nordenflycht, Jody H. Gittell, Howard Stanger, Ann Frost, & Paul F. Clark

Context, process, and outcomes of collective bargaining in the U.S. airline industry

2014 | Collective Bargaining Under Duress: Case Studies of Major US Industries.

Andrew G. von Nordenflycht, & Jonathon G. Koppell

The great expropriation. The Dutch east India company and the innovation of 'permanent capital'

2010 | The Origins of Shareholder Advocacy. Chapter 4: 89-98

Greg J. Bamber, Jody H. Gittell, Thomas A. Kochan, & Andrew G. von Nordenflycht

Up in the air! How airlines can improve performance by engaging their employees


Alfred D. Chandler Jr., Andrew G. von Nordenflycht, & Takashi Hikino

Inventing the electronic century: the epic story of the consumer electronics and computer industries

2005 | Inventing the Electronic Century: the Epic Story of the Consumer Electronics and Computer Industries.

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