Areas of Research

Value Creation Architectures and Business Clusters

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:

Valuable resources in different contexts

The examination of valuable intra- as well as inter-organizational 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.: Breaking the vicious circle of subsidiary isolation: a meta-synthesis of subsidiary initiative-taking, in: Sinergie Italian Journal of Management, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2020: 51-70.

  • Simon, M. & Royer, S.: The role of context in transferring knowledge: A meta-synthesis of qualitative case studies on multinational enterprises (MNEs), in: Journal of Innovation Economics & Management, Vol. 3,  No. 33, 2020: 79-103.

  • 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.

  • Peters, T. W.: Alliance Formation in Emerging Economies - A Resource-based and Agency-theoretic Analysis, Hampp: 2012.

  • 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, No.1, 2009: 73-88.

  • 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.

  • 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.