Eric Gedajlovic

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

    Burnaby Room: WMC 4334
    Burnaby Phone: 778.782.5555

    Email Address: eric_gedajlovic@sfu.ca

    Biography

    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.

    Research Interests

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

    Selected Publications

    Articles and Reports

    Carney, M., Van Essen, M., Gedajlovic, E. R., & Heugens, P. P. (2015). What do we know about private family firms? A meta-analytical review. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 39(3), 513-544. http://doi.org/10.1111/etap.12054

    van Essen, M., Carney, M., Gedajlovic, E. R., & Heugens, P. (2015). How does family control influence firm strategy and performance? A meta-analysis of US publicly listed firms. Corporate Governance (Oxford): An International Review, 23(1), 3-24. http://doi.org/10.1111/corg.12080

    Carney, M., Gedajlovic, E. R., & Strike, V. M. (2014). Dead money: Inheritance law and the longevity of family firms. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 38(6), 1261-1283. http://doi.org/10.1111/etap.12123

    Gedajlovic, E. R., Honig, B., Moore, C. B., Payne, G. T., & Wright, M. (2013). Social capital and entrepreneurship: A schema and research agenda. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 37(3), 455-478. http://doi.org/10.1111/etap.12042

    Gedajlovic, E. R., Cao, Q., & Zhang, H. (2012). Corporate shareholdings and organizational ambidexterity in high-tech SMEs: Evidence from a transitional economy. Journal of Business Venturing, 27(6), 652-665. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2011.06.001

    Gedajlovic, E. R., Carney, M., Chrisman, J. J., & Kellermanns, F. W. (2012). The adolescence of family firm research: Taking stock and planning for the future. Journal of Management, 38(4), 1010-1037. http://doi.org/10.1177/0149206311429990

    Carney, M., Gedajlovic, E. R., Heugens, P., van Essen, M., & Van Oosterhout, H. H. (2011). Business group affiliation, performance, context, and strategy: A meta-analysis. Academy of Management Journal, 54(3), 437-460. http://doi.org/10.5465/AMJ.2011.61967812

    Wielemaker, M., & Gedajlovic, E. R. (2011). Governance and capabilities: Asia's entrepreneurial performance and stock of venture forms. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 28(1), 157-185. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10490-010-9221-9

    Dimov, D., & Gedajlovic, E. R. (2010). A property rights perspective on venture capital investment decisions. Journal of Management Studies, 47(7), 1248-1270. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2009.00905.x

    Gedajlovic, E. R., & Carney, M. (2010). Markets, hierarchies & families: Towards a transaction-cost theory of the family enterprise. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 34(6), 1145-1171. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10997-010-9135-4

    Carney, M., Gedajlovic, E. R., Heugens, P., van Essen, M., & Van Oosterhout, H. (2010). Business group performance, context, and strategy: A meta-analysis. Academy of Management Proceedings, 1-6. http://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2010.54494717

    Schulze, W. S., & Gedajlovic, E. R. (2010). Wither family business? Journal of Management Studies, 47(2), 191-204. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2009.00887.x

    Carney, M., Gedajlovic, E. R., & Sur, S. (2010). Corporate governance and stakeholder conflict. Journal of Management and Governance, 15(3), 483-507. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10997-010-9135-4

    Hervieux, C., Gedajlovic, E. R., & Turcotte, M. B. (2010). The legitimization of social entrepreneurship. Journal of Enterprising Communities, 4(1), 37-67. http://doi.org/10.1108/17506201011029500

    Zahra, S. A., Gedajlovic, E. R., Neubaum, D. O., & Shulman, J. M. (2009). A typology of social entrepreneurs: Motives, search processes and ethical challenges. Journal of Business Venturing, 24(5), 519-532. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2008.04.007

    Cao, Q., Gedajlovic, E. R., & Zhang, H. (2009). Unpacking organizational ambidexterity: Dimensions contingencies and synergistic effects. Organization Science, 20(4), 781-796. http://doi.org/10.1287/orsc.1090.0426

    Baker, T., Gedajlovic, E. R., & Lubatkin, M. H. (2005). A Framework for Comparing Entrepreneurial Processes Across Nations. Journal of International Business Studies, 36(5), 492-504.

    Gedajlovic, E. R., Yoshikawa, T., & Hashimoto, M. (2005). Ownership structure, corporate strategyand firm performance in Japanese manufacturing industries. Organization Studies, 26(1), 7-35.

    Gedajlovic, E. R., Lubatkin, M. H., & 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. R., Shapiro, D., & Buduru, B. (2003). Financial ownership, diversification and firm profitability in Japan. Journal of Management and Governance, 7(3), 315-335.

    Shapiro, D., Gedajlovic, E. R., & Erdener, C. (2003). The Chinese family firm as a multinational enterprise. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 11(2), 105-122.

    Shapiro, D., & Gedajlovic, E. R. (2002). Ownership structure and firm profitability in Japan. Academy of Management Journal, 45(2), 575-585.

    Carney, M., & Gedajlovic, E. R. (2002). 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. R. (2002). Institutional change and firm adaptation: Toward a typology of Southeast Asian corporate forms. Asia Pacific Business Review, 8(3), 31-60.

    Backx, M., Gedajlovic, E. R., & Carney, M. (2002). Public, private and mixed ownership modes and the performance of international airlines. Journal of Air Transport Management, 8(4), 213-220.

    Flier, B., Van Den Bosch, F., Volberda, H., & Gedajlovic, E. R. (2001). Investigating pattern of renewal in the Netherlands and the U.K. Long Range Planning, 34(1), 209-229.

    Carney, M., & Gedajlovic, E. R. (2000). East Asian financial systems and the transition from investment driven to innovation driven economic development. International Journal of Innovation Management, 4(3), 253-276.

    Carney, M., Gedajlovic, E. R., & Tang, X. (2009). Varieties of Asian capitalism: Toward an institutional theory of Asian enterprise. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 26(3), 361-380. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10490-009-9139-2

    O’Shaughnessy, K. C., Gedajlovic, E. R., & 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.

    Carney, M., & Gedajlovic, E. R. (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. R. (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.

    Carney, M., & Gedajlovic, E. R. (2001). Corporate governance and firm capabilities: A comparison of managerial, alliance, and personal capitalisms. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 18(3), 335-354.

    Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

    Carney, M., Fathallah, R., Gedajlovic, E. R., & Shapiro, D. (2015). The internationalization of ethnic Chinese family firms. In Yu, F. L. T., & Yan, H. (Eds.), Handbook of East Asian Entrepreneurship. London, United Kingdom: Routledge (UK).

    Shukla, P., Carney, M., & Gedajlovic, E. R. (2014). Economic theories of family firms. In Melin, L., Nordqvist, M., & Sharma, P. (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Family Business (pp. 100-118). London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications Ltd (UK).

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