Daniela Blettner

Associate Professor, Strategy / Technology and Operations Management
Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship (St. Gallen University (CH)), MBA (Sheffield Hallam University (U.K.)), Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Administration (Ecole Superieure de Commerce Internationale (ESCI), Fontaineblea (FR)), M.A. in Romance linguistics (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich (GER))

Burnaby Room: WMC 4362
Burnaby Phone: 778.782.3746

Email Address: daniela_blettner@sfu.ca

Curriculum Vitae: View

Biography

Her research focuses on Managerial and Entrepreneurial Cognition, Strategic Management and International Management. She received a Masterís in Romance Linguistics, Hispano-American Literature and American Literature from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany), an MBA from Sheffield Hallam University (U.K.), a postgraduate diploma from the Ecole SupÈrieure de Commerce International at Fontainebleau (France) and a Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). She worked as a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Frankfurt. She worked as a researcher in the Netherlands and as faculty in the US and is now Assistant Professor for Strategy and Technology and Operations Management at the Beedie School of Business, SFU.

Specialization and Research Interests

Managerial and entrepreneurial cognition; Innovation; Strategic management; International management

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Selected Publications

Articles and Reports

Hu, S. H., He, Z., Blettner, D., & Bettis, R. (2016). Conflict inside and outside: Social comparisons and attention shifts in multidivisional firms. Strategic Management Journal.

Blettner, D., He, Z., Hu, S., & Bettis, R. A. (2015). Adaptive aspirations and performance heterogeneity: Attention allocation among multiple reference points. Strategic Management Journal, 36(7), 987-1005. http://doi.org/10.1002/smj.2260

Blettner, D., Chaddad, F. R., & Bettis, R. A. (2012). The CEO performance effect: Statistical issues and a complex fit perspective. Strategic Management Journal, 33(8), 986-999. http://doi.org/10.1002/smj.1949

Wright, R. P., Paroutis, S. E., & Blettner, D. (2012). How useful are the strategic tools we teach in business schools? Journal of Management Studies, 50(1), 92-125. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2012.01082.x

Hu, S., Blettner, D., & Bettis, R. A. (2011). Adaptive aspirations: Performance consequences of risk preferences at extremes and alternative reference groups. Strategic Management Journal, 32(13), 1426-1436. http://doi.org/10.1002/smj.960

Carr, J. C., Cole, M. S., Ring, J. K., & Blettner, D. (2011). A measure of variations in internal social capital among family firms. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 35(6), 1207-1227. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6520.2011.00499.x

Blettner, D. (2011). Evolution of shared cognitive structures in entrepreneurial teams and opportunity identification and exploitation. International Journal of Management and Business, 2(1), 103-120.

Blettner, D. (2011). Adaptation of allocation of resources and attention in response to external shocks: The case of Southwest Airlines. Management Research Review, 34(3), 284-293. http://doi.org/10.1108/01409171111116303

Carr, J. C., & Blettner, D. (2010). Cognitive control bias and decision-making in context: implications for entrepreneurial founders of small firms. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 30(6), 272-284 (Article 2). http://doi.org/No DOI

Carr, J. C., & Blettner, D. (2009). Cognitive biases and the entrepreneurial start-up process. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 29(6).

Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

Bettis, R., & Blettner, D. (2015). Dominant logic. In Augier, M., Blettner, D., & Blettner, D. (Eds.), Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd (UK). http://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-94848-2_575-1

Bettis, R., Blettner, D., & Wong, S. (2011). Dominant logic, knowledge creation, and managerial choice. In Easterby-Smith, M., & Lyles, M. A. (Eds.), The Blackwell Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge (pp. 369-382). Oxford, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Blettner, D. (2010). The evolution of dominant logic in relation to strategic inertia in software ventures. Saarbrücken, Germany: Südwestdeutscher Verlag für Hochschulschriften.

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