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About Matthias Kipping
My research focuses on the international transfer of management knowledge with a particular interest in the evolution and role of management consulting firms and management education. I have studied the influence of U.S. American management models in Europe and Japan and the role of consultants in spreading these models. Recently I have started a new research project, which looks at the long-term economic and social effect of takeovers on the acquired company and its local and regional environment.
(ed. with Christina Lubinski), From Potential to Profit: Multinationals in Emerging Markets in Historical Perspective, Management & Organizational History, 10, No. 2 (2015)
(Christina Lubinski and), “Translating Potential into Profits: Foreign Multinationals in Emerging Markets since the Nineteenth Century: Introduction”, Management & Organizational History 10, No. 2 (2015), pp. 1–10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17449359.2015.1029947
Stephanie Decker, Matthias Kipping, and R. Daniel Wadhwani, “New Business Histories! Plurality in business history research methods”, Business History 57, no. 1 (2015), pp. 30–40, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00076791.2014.977870#.VUi1ChdNJz0
(and Gerarda Westerhuis), ‘The managerialization of banking: From blueprint to reality’, Management & Organizational History 9, No. 4 (2014), pp. 374-393, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17449359.2014.980269#.VKwDhKbtBNI
(and Behlül Üsdiken), ‘History in Organization and Management Theory: More than meets the eye’, The Academy of Management Annals 8, No. 1 (2014), pp. 535–588, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19416520.2014.911579
(and James Darroch) ‘Regulation as a source of global competitive advantage: The case of the Canadian life insurance industry’ [in Japanese], The Economic Review (Keizai-Ronso) 187, No. 3 (December 2013), pp. 21-43.
(Lars Engwall and), ‘Management Consulting: Dynamics, Debates and Directions’, International Journal of Strategic Communication 7, No. 2 (April 2013), pp. 84–98
(and Ian Kirkpatrick), ‘Alternative Pathways of Change in Professional Service Firms: The Case of Management Consulting’, Journal of Management Studies 50, No. 5 (July 2013), pp. 777-807
(and Gerarda Westerhuis), ‘Strategy, Ideology and Structure: The political processes of introducing the M-form in two Dutch banks’, in Steven J. Kahl, Brian S. Silverman, and Michael A. Cusumano (eds.), History and Strategy, Bingley, Emerald Group, 2012, pp. 187–237 (Advances in Strategic Management, Vol. 29)
(Behlül Üsdiken, Matthias Kipping, and Lars Engwall), ‘Historical perspectives on organizational stability and change: Introduction to the special issue’, Management & Organizational History 6, No. 1 (February 2011), pp. 3-12
‘Hollow from the Start? Image Professionalism in Management Consulting’, Current Sociology 59, Issue 4 (2011), pp. 530-550
(Daniel Muzio, Ian Kirkpatrick, and), ‘Professions, Organizations and the State: Applying the Sociology of the Professions to the Case of Management Consultancy’, Current Sociology 59, Issue 6 (2011), pp. 805-824
(and Ludovic Cailluet), ‘Mintzberg’s Emergent and Deliberate Strategies: Tracking Alcan’s Activities in Europe, 1928–2007’, Business History Review 84 (Spring 2010), pp. 79-104
(and Ludovic Cailluet), ‘Ménage à Trois: Alcan in Spain, 1950s to 1980s’, Journal for the History of Aluminium, nos. 44-45 (2010), pp. 78-105.
‘International Mergers & Acquisitions in the 21st Century: Challenges and Responses’, Meiji Business Review 58, No. 1 (July 2010), pp. 1-19
‘Assurer le succès des fusions et acquisitions, les contributions d’une approche historique’, Le Journal de l’École de Paris du management, no. 86 (novembre/décembre 2010), pp. 14-20
Project Title Role Award Amount Year Awarded Granting Agency Project Title“Models of Mobility Systemic Differences Path Dependencies Economic Social and Environmental Impact (1900 to Tomorrow)” (Principal applicant: Christina Kraenzle) RoleCo-Investigator Award Amount$19,868.00 Year Awarded2011 Granting AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council - SSHRC Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences Project TitleJoint research with Professor Ken-ichi Yasumuro on Canadian and Japanese multinationals RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$10,000.00 Year Awarded2010-2012 Granting AgencyInstitute of Amusement Industry Studies, Osaka University of Commerce - Research Grant Project TitleHollowing out? Long Term Effects of Franco-Canadian mergers and acquisitions RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$10,000.00 Year Awarded2007-2009 Granting AgencyFrance-Canada Research Foundation - Research Grant Project TitleInnovation and the firm in Europe: drivers of international competitiveness RoleCo-Investigator Award Amount$46,400.00 Year Awarded2004-2006 Granting AgencyBBVA Bank Foundation, Spain (award amount in Euro) - Research Grant Project TitleThe role of national and international business networks in the economic and social modernisation of Spain in the 20th century RoleCo-Investigator Award Amount$32,400.00 Year Awarded2004-2006 Granting AgencyMinistry of Science and Technology, Spain (award amount in Euro) - Research Grant Project TitleTensions of Europe: Technology in the Making of Twentieth Century Europe RoleCollaborator Award Amount$7,000.00 Year Awarded2001-2003 Granting AgencyEuropean Science Foundation (award amount in Euro) - Research Grant Project TitleSpain in the International Economy RoleCo-Investigator Award Amount$30,000.00 Year Awarded2000-2003 Granting AgencyMinistry of Science and Technology, Spain (award amount in Euro) - Research Grant Project TitleCreation of European Management Practice RoleCo-Investigator Award Amount$160,000.00 Year Awarded1998-2001 Granting AgencyEuropean Commission (award amount in Euro) - Targeted Socio-Economic Research programme