Eric Gedajlovic

Beedie Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Ph.D.Admin, M.Bus.Admin. (Concordia); B.A. Indus.Relations (McGill)

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In his research, Eric Gedajlovic seeks better explanations of strategic and entrepreneurial processes by considering the institutional, historical and organizational contexts in which they are embedded. In this way, he strives to contribute to the strategy, entrepreneurship and family business literatures by bringing into the foreground, contextual factors that are often ignored, underspecified or treated as limitations or boundary conditions. In his view, context is what surrounds strategic and entrepreneurial behaviour and gives it meaning. As a consequence, an appreciation of context leads to more finely grained theoretical accounts and facilitates the identification of potentially insightful contingencies that moderate and offer better explanations of complex organizational phenomena.

Through his research, Eric has collaborated with more than 30 different scholars based in North America, Europe and Asia. His research has been published in many top ranked Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship journals including Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Organization Studies.

Eric's research is widely cited by scholars working in the fields of strategy, organizational theory, entrepreneurship, international business, family business as well as industrial economics and sociology and has been described in graduate and undergraduate level text books in the fields of Strategic Management and Industrial economics.

Specialization and Research Interests

Strategic Management, Social and Commercial Entrepreneurship, Corporate Governance; Family Business; Asian Business Enterprise, Innovation and Organizational Capabilities.

Selected Publications

Eric Gedajlovic's papers on Google Scholar

Gedajlovic, E., Carney, M., Chrisman, JJ. & Kellermanns, FW.  “The Adolescence of Family Firm Research:  Taking Stock and Planning for the Future.” Journal of Management. (In-Press)

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

 Carney, M., Gedajlovic, E., Heugens, P., van Essen, M. & van Oosterhout, H. (2011). Business Group Performance, Context, and Strategy: A Meta Analysis.  Academy of Management Journal,54(3): 437-460.

 Carney, M., Gedajlovic, E. & Sur, S. (2011).  Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Conflict. Journal of Management and Governance. 13(3): 483-507.

Wielemaker, M. & Gedajlovic, E.  (2011). Governance and Capabilities: Asia’s Entrepreneurial Performance and Stock of Venture Forms. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 28(1):157–185.

Gedajlovic, E. & Carney, M.  (2010). Markets, Hierarchies & Families: Towards a Transaction-Cost Theory of the Family Enterprise. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. 34:6, 1145-1171.

 Dimov, D. & Gedajlovic, E. (2010). A Property Rights Perspective on Venture Capital Investment Decisions. Journal of Management Studies. 47:7, 1248-1270.

 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.

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.

Carney, M. & Gedajlovic, E. (2002c). Institutional Change and Firm Adaptation: Toward a Typology of Southeast Asian Corporate FormsAsia 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. & GedajlovicE. (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 GovernanceGlobal 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.


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