My research focuses on providing insight into strategic decisions by managers of multi-unit firms, including multi-business firms (e.g. conglomerates, business groups), firms with multiple branches (e.g. banks), and multinationals.† I study those internal organizational choices that structure the organization, define the nature of power and influence, and impact the firmís competitive stance.†
∑ Sengul, M. & Gimeno, J. Constrained delegation: Allocation of decision rights and resources in firms that compete across multiple industries. Provisionally accepted at Administrative Science Quarterly.
∑ Obloj, T. & Sengul, M. 2012. Incentive life-cycles: Learning and the division of value in firms. Administrative Science Quarterly, 57(2): 305-347. "AOM HR Divisionís Scholarly Achievement Award, Finalist"
∑ Sengul, M., Gimeno, J., & Dial, J. 2012. Strategic delegation: A review, theoretical integration, and research agenda. Journal of Management, 38(1): 375-414. "An earlier version received: Honorable Mention, McKinsey/SMS Best Conference PrizeĒ
∑ Rangan, S. & Sengul, M. 2009. The influence of macro structure in the international realm: IGO interconnectedness, export dependence, and immigration links in the foreign market performance of transnational firms.† Administrative Science Quarterly, 54(2): 229-267.† "An earlier version was nominated for: Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award"
∑ Rangan, S. & Sengul, M. 2009. Information technology and transnational integration: Theory & evidence on the evolution of modern multinational enterprise. Journal of International Business Studies, 40 (9, JIBS40/AIB50 Anniversary Issue: Innovations in International Business Theory): 1496-1514. "Winner of Emerald Citation of Excellence Award for one of the top 50 management articles published in 2009 in the field of business and management"
∑ Yu, T., Sengul, M., & Lester, R.H. 2008. Misery loves company: The spread of negative impacts resulting from an organizational crisis. Academy of Management Review, 33(2): 452-472.
∑ Sengul, M. 2008. Essays on Delegation and Control in Multi-Unit Firms. Doctoral Dissertation, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.† "Wiley-Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation Award in Business Policy and Strategy, Finalist"
∑ Work in Progress: Sengul, M. Structural cannibalization.
∑ Work in Progress: Sengul, M. & Obloj, T. A behavioral theory of multiunit firms.
Not-for-profit and hybrid organizations differ from their for-profit counterparts by pursuing a social mission, rather than profits, as their ultimate objective.† Hybrid organizations also differ from a typical not-for-profit by aiming to generate enough revenue through commercial activities to be self-sustaining.
∑ Battilana, J., Gilmartin, M., Sengul, M., Pache, A.-C., & Alexander, J.† 2010. Leadership competences for implementing planned organizational change. Leadership Quarterly, 21(3): 422-438.
∑ Battilana, J. & Sengul, M. 2006. Interorganizational cooperation between not-for-profit organizations: A relational analysis. In O. Kyriakidou & M. Ozbilgin (Eds.), Relational Perspectives in Organizational Studies: A Research Companion: 197-220.† Edward Elgar.
∑ Work in Progress: Battilana, J., Pache, A.-C., Sengul, M., & Model, J. Keeping a foot in both camps: Understanding the drivers of social performance in hybrid organizations.
Other Publications and Refereed Conference Proceedings
∑ Battilana, J., Anteby, M., & Sengul, M. 2010. The circulation of ideas across academic communities: When locals re-import exported ideas. Organization Studies, 31(6): 695-713.
∑ Rangan, S. & Sengul, M. 2006.† ICT influence on the internationalization-internalization coupling.† Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Atlanta, GA.
∑ Rangan, S. & Sengul, M. 2005. Institutional influences in multinational competitiveness: An empirical exploration. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Honolulu, HI.
∑ Yu, T., Lester, R.H., & Sengul, M. 2002. Reputation spillovers: How changes in corporate reputation affect competitive action.† Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Denver, CO.
My teaching interests are in the areas of strategic management, competitive analysis, global strategy, and research methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels.† I currently teach the capstone undergraduate strategy course, Strategy & Policy, and an MBA elective, Industry and Competitive Analysis.†
∑ IMAX (A): The Introduction of Digital Media Re-Mastering Technology (ECCH 312-265-1)
∑ IMAX (B): Ten Years with DMR (ECCH 312-266-1)
∑ Garmin: Follow the Leader
† Last edited: March 28, 2013.
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