Julia K. de Groote is assistant professor for familiy business management ath the Insitute for Organization and Human Resource Management at the University of Bern (Bern, Switzerland). She worked at the Institute for Leadership and Organization at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Munich, Germany) and the chair for Leadership and Human Resource Management at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (Koblenz, Germany). She has a master’s degree in psychology and a Ph.D. in management. Her Ph.D. thesis „Thematic Similarity and Mangerial Decison Making“ was supervised by Prof. Dr. Martin Hoegl. Her research focuses on managerial and organizational cognition in the fields of innovation and strategy. Her special interest lies in the idea itself.

Martin Hoegl is professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Munich, Germany), where he heads the Institute for Leadership and Organization. He has over 15 years of experience in working with companies on matters of leadership, organization and innovation. His main research interests include leadership, collaboration, and innovation in organizations.He has published in the Academy of Management Journal, Decision Sciences, Human Relations, Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management, MIT Sloan Management Review, Organization Science, Research Policy, and other journals.

Michael Gibbert is professor of Marketing at the Institute for Marketing and Communication at Lugano University. Research interests are the effects of constraints on innovation, consumer behaviour, and research methods, as published in the European Management Journal, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Long Range Planning, MIT Sloan Management Review, Organizational Research Methods, Research Policy, Strategic Management Journal, and the Wall Street Journal.


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