Areas of Research

Business Cluster

The SIM chair is part of an international project on cluster research. The focus of this research activity is on the value creation potential of single firms embedded in a cluster.

The following selection of publications shows the spectrum of this focus:

  • Royer, S., Gretzinger, S. & Brown, K.: The value adding web concept of clusters – strengthening and extending the fundament: resources, capabilities and rents, in: management revue (mrev) Vol. 30, No. 4, 2019: 331 – 354.
  • Gretzinger, S. & Royer, S.: Relational Resources in Value Adding Webs: The case of a Southern Danish firm cluster, European Management Journal (2014) 32: 117-131.
  • Festing, M., Royer, S. & Steffen, C.: Unternehmenscluster schaffen Wettbewerbsvorteile. Eine Analyse des Unternehmensclusters in Glashütte, in: Zeitschrift Führung + Organisation (ZfO), Vol. 81, Heft Nr.4, 2012: 264-272.
  • Festing, M., Royer, S., Steffen, C.: Können Unternehmen durch Cluster Wettbewerbsvorteile realisieren? Eine ressourcenbasierte Analyse des Uhrenclusters Glashütte, in: Zeitschrift für Management (ZfM), Vol.5, Heft Nr.2, 2010: 165-185.

Value Creation Architectures

Within this research focus, a new strategic perspective is being developed, which chooses, rather than following the market-based or resource-based view, the systems of value adding activities surrounding a product or service as a unit of analysis. In this area of research we focus on studying changing forms of value creation architectures in different industry contexts.

The following selection of publications shows the spectrum of this exploraty focus:

  • Dietl, H. M., Royer, S., Beckmann, O. C.: Die Bedeutung von Netzwerkkreuzeffekten für den Erfolg der Elektromobilität - Strategische Überlegungen zu möglichen Distributionsarchitekturen, ZfAW (3), 2013: 14-26.
  • Dietl, H. M., Royer, S. & Stratmann, U.: Value Creation Architectures and Competitive Advantage: Lessons from the European Automobile Industry, in: California Management Review Vol.51, No.3, 2009: 24-48.
  • Dietl, H. M., Royer, S. & Stratmann, U.: Wertschöpfungsorganisation und Differenzierungsdilemma in der Automobilindustrie, in: Schmalenbachs Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung (ZfbF) Vol.61, No.1, Juni 2009: 439-462.
  • Dietl, H. M., Franck, E. & Royer, S.: Strategische Wettbewerbsvorteile und Wertschöpfungsorganisation in zwei- und mehrseitigen Dienstleistungsmärkten, in: Zeitschrift Führung + Organisation (ZfO) Vol.77, No.5, 2008: 332-341.
  • Dietl, H. M. & Royer, S.: Intra-System Competition and Innovation in the international Videogame Industry, in: Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice Vol.5, No.2/3, 2003: 158-169.
  • Dietl, H. M. & Royer, S.: Indirekte Netzwerkeffekte und Wertschöpfungsorganisation. Eine Untersuchung der transaktionskostentheoretischen Effizienz und strategischer Wettbewerbsvorteile am Beispiel der Videospielbranche, in: Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaftslehre (ZfB) Vol.73, No.4, 2003: 407-429.

Valuable resources in different contexts

The examination of valuable intra- as well as inter-organizational resources (especially knowledge-based resources) in different contexts such as family businesses or MNEs is at the focus of this area of research.

The following selection of publications shows the spectrum of this focus:

  • Simon, M. & Royer, S.: The role of context in transferring knowledge – a meta-synthesis of qualitative case studies on multinational enterprises (MNEs), pre-published in: Journal of Innovation Economics & Management, 2020.

  • Royer, S. & Bradley, L. : Work group support as an undervalued resource of small family businesses, in: Journal of Family Business Management, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2019: 1 – 19.

  • Boyd, B., Royer, S. & Goto, T.: Competitive advantage in long-lived family firms: Implications of market characteristics and strategically relevant knowledge, in: Memili, E. & Dibrell, C. (Eds.): The Palgrave Handbook of Heterogeneity among Family Firms, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019: 961-1000.

  • Boyd, B., Royer, S., Pei, R. & Xiaolei, Z.: Knowledge Transfer in Family Business Successions: Implications of Knowledge Types and Transaction Atmospheres, in: Journal of Family Business Management Vol. 5, No. 1, 2015: 17-37.

  • Boyd, B. & Royer, S.: The suitability of internal versus external successors: Relevant knowledge types in family business succession, in: International Journal of Management Practice, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2012: 361-382.

  • Royer, S., Simons, R., Boyd, B. & Rafferty, A.: Promoting family: A contingency model of family business succession, in: Family Business Review Vol. 21, No. 1, 2008: 15-30.

Cooperation

In this area of research, we systematically investigate diverse factors influencing the performance of cooperative activities, based on different empirical and theoretical fundaments.

The following selection of publications shows the spectrum of this focus:

  • Royer, S., Seeba, H.-G. & Stratmann, U.: Mehrmarken-Franchisesysteme in europäischen Wartungs- und Reparaturmärkten für Pkw - Eine effizienzorientierte und strategische Analyse, in: Zeitschrift für die gesamte Wertschöpfungskette Automobilwirtschaft (ZfaW) Vol.12, No.1, 2009: 6-12.
  • Royer, S. & Simons, R.: Evolution of Cooperation and Dynamics of Expectations - Implications for strategic alliances, in: International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances (IJSBA) Vol.1, o.1, 2009: 73-88.
  • Simons, R. H. & Royer, S.: Building bridges to successful alliance formation - Extending our understanding of performance related determinants focusing on small and medium-sized businesses, in: International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business Vol.1, No.3, 2006: 244-256.
  • Royer, S., Simons, R. H. & Waldersee, R. W.: Perceived Reputation and Alliance Building in the Public and Private Sector, in: International Public Management Journal Vol.6, No.2, 2003: 199-218.
  • Royer, S.: Strategische Erfolgsfaktoren horizontaler kooperativer Wettbewerbsbeziehungen - Eine auf Fallstudien basierende erfolgsorientierte Analyse am Beispiel der Automobilindustrie, München/ Mering (Hampp) 2000.