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), Fontainebleau (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


    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.

    Research Interests

    Performance Feedback, Strategic Goal Setting, Personal Goal Setting, Managerial and Entrepreneurial Cognition; Innovation; Strategic Management, International Management

    Selected Publications

    Articles and Reports

    Hu, S., He, Z., Blettner, D., & Bettis, R. (2017). Conflict inside and outside: Social comparisons and attention shifts in multidivisional firms. Strategic Management Journal, 38(7), 1435-1454. http://doi.org/10.1002/smj.2556

    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

    Blettner, D., & Soparnot, R. (2012). Attention adjustment after an environmental shock: an exploratory case study. Gestion 2000, 29, 119-126. http://doi.org/10.3917/g2000.291.0119

    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

    Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

    Lucas, G., Zijlmans, M., Meeus, M., & Blettner, D. (2017). The influence of organizational performance feedback on the focus of attention: A microfoundations perspective.

    Lucas, G., Zijlmans, M. H. M., Meeus, M. T. H., & Blettner, D. (2016). The effect of organizational performance feedback on team attention focus. In Sund, K. J., Galavan, R. J., & Huff, A. S. (Eds.), Uncertainty and strategic decision making (pp. 171-190). Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.

    Bettis, R., & Blettner, D. (2016). 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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