The Degree of the Corporate-Level Re-Allocation of Resources in the Multi-Business Firm: Dynamism vs. Persistence

Darwin College Humanities and Social Sciences Group
Niklas Lindlbauer, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
The Richard King Room, Darwin College
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 13:10 to 14:00

While resource allocation has been a topic mostly explored by economists, there has now been a trend within business and organization research to deal with this topic as well. While the term resource allocation is regularly associated with markets (e.g. Adams Smith's invisible hand), studies have shown that in society there is actually more resource allocation going on within firms than within in markets. The visible hand of managers, so to speak. In my talk I will present a current research project which aims to broaden our understanding of how such within-organization resource allocation strategies can affect the economic success of an organization. Specifically, the research project investigates which effect it has for organizations to change the way they re-allocate resources very slowly, as opposed to organizations which make huge changes and re-organizations every year.

Niklas Lindlbauer is a second-year doctoral researcher in the Strategic Management subject group, at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. His research primarily concerns questions and debates relating to strategic choices of multi-business firms on the corporate level. As a basis for his doctoral work, Niklas completed a research masters at the University of Cambridge. Prior to embarking on this academic journey, he gained three years of industry experience at the management consulting firms McKinsey & Company as well as at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Munich and Düsseldorf, Germany.

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