Publications Database

Welcome to the new Schulich Peer-Reviewed Publication Database!

The database is currently in beta-testing and will be updated with more features as time goes on. In the meantime, stakeholders are free to explore our faculty’s numerous works. The left-hand panel affords the ability to search by the following:

  • Faculty Member’s Name;
  • Area of Expertise;
  • Whether the Publication is Open-Access (free for public download);
  • Journal Name; and
  • Date Range.

At present, the database covers publications from 2012 to 2020, but will extend further back in the future. In addition to listing publications, the database includes two types of impact metrics: Altmetrics and Plum. The database will be updated annually with most recent publications from our faculty.

If you have any questions or input, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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Keyhani, M., Deutsch, Y., Madhok, A. and M. Lévesque (2022). "Exploration-Exploitation and Acquisition Likelihood in New Ventures", Small Business Economics, 58(3), 1475-1496.

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Abstract The market for acquisitions has been a blind spot in exploration-exploitation research in the new venture context. The introduction of the acquisition exit outcome as a performance dimension for new ventures, especially among high-tech ventures, shifts the traditional temporal logic of exploration-exploitation theory by introducing previously unacknowledged short-term benefits of exploration. We bring the acquisition outcome into the picture and investigate the relationship between the exploration-exploitation continuum and profitability, survival, and acquisition likelihood simultaneously. Using the Kauffman Firm Survey data, we provide evidence for a link between exploration and the likelihood of acquisition (defined as the business being sold to or merged with another business), although industry technology level poses a boundary condition such that the association is not observed in low- and medium-technology firms. An inverse U-shaped relationship that is monotone negative for most of the data range was found between exploration and the profitability of low- and medium-tech firms, and a negatively linear relationship was found for exploration and the profitability of high-tech firms. Our findings lend some support to the viability of “born to flip” strategies involving comparatively higher exploration levels in high-tech start-ups and sacrifice of short-term profitability.

Li, S., Madhok, A. and Wassmer, U. (2017). "Resource Ambidexterity Through Alliance Portfolios and Firm Performance", Strategic Management Journal, 38(2), 384-394.

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Abstract Building upon resource-based and ambidexterity research, we address the following questions: (a) What are the performance consequences of balancing revenue growth and cost reduction at the alliance portfolio level, and (b) how is that balance-performance relationship conditioned by strategic attributes of alliance portfolio configuration? Our hypotheses are tested with data on firms from the global airline industry over the period 1994 to 2008. We find that the balance between product market extending and efficiency improving partner resources accessed through alliance portfolios helps improve firm performance. Our results also show that the balance will be less beneficial for firms when they access a broad resource scope per partner in the alliance portfolio.

Keyhani, M., Deutsch, Y., Levesque, M., & Madhok, A. (2016). "Built to Last, Profit or Flip? The Outcomes of Exploration-Exploitation for Start-Ups", Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Conference, 2016(1).

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Abstract Exploration-exploitation research to date has not properly addressed the issue of multiple performance dimensions and their potential trade-offs, especially in the context of start-ups where unique performance dimensions such as acquisition likelihood are relevant and coveted. This paper utilizes the recently completed Kauffman Firm Survey data to investigate the relationship between exploration- exploitation and the profitability, survival, and acquisition likelihood of start-ups simultaneously and to investigate potential trade-offs among these performance dimensions. A balance-is-best relationship is found for profitability of survived firms and for the acquisition likelihood of high tech firms, while an exploitation focus is found to maximize the survival chances of low and medium tech firms. For low and medium technology start-ups our findings are consistent with a trade-off between survival likelihood and profitability-given-survival, and for high tech start-ups our findings are consistent with a differently shaped trade-off between acquisition likelihood and profitability-given-survival.