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Nils PLAMBECK

Associate Professor

Strategy and Business Policy

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Biography

Nils Plambeck holds a Doctor rer oec. From the University of Hamburg, along wiht a Diplom Kaufmann with a focus on strategy and sociology.

His primary research interests concern the determinants and consequences of managerial and organizational cognition. He addresses questions of how cognition influences strategic change and firm's actions such as product innovations.

Scientific articles

The Development of New Products: The Role of Firm Context and Managerial Cognition

Journal of Business Venturing, November 2012, vol. 27, n° 6, pp 607-621,

When the Glass is Half Full and Half Empty: CEO's Ambivalent Interpretations of Strategic Issues

Strategic Management Journal, July 2010, vol. 31, n° 7, pp 689-710, (in coll. with K. Weber)

CEO Ambivalence and Responses to Strategic Issues

Organization Science, November-December 2009, vol. 20, n° 6, pp 993-1010, (in coll. with K. Weber)

Books

Triggers of Entrepreneurial Actions: Linkages among Managerial interpretation, Slack Resources, and Product Innovation

WIKU Verlag, Berlin

Proceedings

Executives' Interpretations Of The 2004 EU-Enlargement: Effects Of International Experience, Strategy, And Firm Size

European Academy of Management (EURAM) Meeting , 2005 , Munich

Introducing Radical Product Innovations: The Role of Interpretation of the Triggers of Innovation

European Academy of Management (EURAM) Meeting , 2005 , Munich

Working papers

Education Mix And Magnitude: Lessons From The Analysis Of Venture Capital Team Characteristics

Mimeo , 2007

Threat or Opportunity Perception: The Effect of International Experience, Strategy, and Firm Size

Mimeo , 2005

Antecedents of Organizational Slack Resources: An Empirical Analysis

Mimeo , 2024

Managerial Interpretation of Strategic Issues: The role of Cognitive and Experience-based Logics of Action for Issue Interpretation

Mimeo , 2024

Organizational Interpretation and its Influence on Entrepreneurial Actions

Mimeo , 2024

Strategic Objectives as Contingencies for the Performance Impact of Top Management Team Characteristics

Mimeo , 2024

Case Studies

Scientific articles

The Development of New Products: The Role of Firm Context and Managerial Cognition

Journal of Business Venturing, November 2012, vol. 27, n° 6, pp 607-621,

When the Glass is Half Full and Half Empty: CEO's Ambivalent Interpretations of Strategic Issues

Strategic Management Journal, July 2010, vol. 31, n° 7, pp 689-710, (in coll. with K. Weber)

CEO Ambivalence and Responses to Strategic Issues

Organization Science, November-December 2009, vol. 20, n° 6, pp 993-1010, (in coll. with K. Weber)

Books

Triggers of Entrepreneurial Actions: Linkages among Managerial interpretation, Slack Resources, and Product Innovation

WIKU Verlag, Berlin

Proceedings

Executives' Interpretations Of The 2004 EU-Enlargement: Effects Of International Experience, Strategy, And Firm Size

European Academy of Management (EURAM) Meeting , 2005 , Munich

Introducing Radical Product Innovations: The Role of Interpretation of the Triggers of Innovation

European Academy of Management (EURAM) Meeting , 2005 , Munich

Working papers

Education Mix And Magnitude: Lessons From The Analysis Of Venture Capital Team Characteristics

Mimeo , 2007

Threat or Opportunity Perception: The Effect of International Experience, Strategy, and Firm Size

Mimeo , 2005

Antecedents of Organizational Slack Resources: An Empirical Analysis

Mimeo , 2024

Managerial Interpretation of Strategic Issues: The role of Cognitive and Experience-based Logics of Action for Issue Interpretation

Mimeo , 2024

Case Studies

Education

  • Dr. rer. pol. (Ph.D.), University of Hamburg - Germany
  • Diplom Kaufmann (Strategy, Economic Development, Sociology), University of Hamburg - Germany

Academic appointments

Academic Responsibilities at HEC

  • 2020- Member of GREGHEC, the joint research laboratory CNRS-HEC Paris HEC Paris
  • 2016-2019 CEO and Academic Dean, HEC Paris in Qatar HEC Paris
  • 2009- Associate Professor HEC Paris
  • Coordinator of the core Strategy course HEC Paris

External Academic Responsibilities

  • 2002-2004 Lecturer, Chair of International Management University of Hamburg

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Member, Academy of Management
  • Member, Strategic Management Society
  • Member, European Academy of Management

Editorial activities

  • Reviewer: European Management Review, Journal of Business Research, Academy of Management Meetings, European Academy of Management Meeting, Journal of Management Studies
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Management Studies

  • Conference organisation

  • Organizer of the Cognition in the Rough Workshop (Managerial & Organizational Cognition Division) at the Academy of Management Meeting
  • Co-organization of a symposium at Academy of Management Conference
  • Awards & honors

    • 2009 Syntec Management Consulting Best article award in the category "Management/Ressources Humaines/Organisation", "CEO ambivalence and responses to strategic issues", accepted in Organization Science
    • 2007 Nominated for the McKinsey best paper award, Strategic Management Society Conference, San Diego
    • 2005 Nominated for the McKinsey best paper award, Strategic Management Society Conference, Orlando
    • 2003 Best international proposal award at the 6th annual "Cognition in the Rough Workshop" of the Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division at the Academy of Management Meeting, Seattle