Seminar Koen van den Oever


12:30 - 13:30

Pantry 4th floor

Strategic decision-making and value creation and appropriation from partnerships between public organizations

Dr. Koen van den Oever (Tilburg U.)

Amsterdam Business Research Institute

Business and Organisation


Koen van den Oever (Tilburg U.) will hold a seminar titled "Strategic decision-making and value creation and appropriation from partnerships between public organizations". The M&O Research Seminar will be on April 19, 12:30 - 13:30 in the pantry of the 4th floor.

Although partnerships have been conceptualized as vehicles for value creation, less is known about which partners appropriate more value out of them, especially among public organizations. We theorize how political and procedurally rational decision-making respectively drive value creation and value appropriation from partnerships between public organizations. Analysis of data from the Dutch water authority sector (2008-2014) shows that organizations employing more political decision-making appropriate more value from horizontal partnerships, and even create more total value with partners; whereas procedurally rational decision-making may enhance combined value creation but limits partner-level value appropriation. Also as theorized, the collective decision-making context constrains value appropriation by partners using a discrepant decision-making approach. We discuss implications for literatures on alliances and strategic decision-making, and especially as pertains to public organizations.
Koen van den Oever is an Assistant Professor at the department of Management, Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Tilburg University. In his research, Koen adopts a behavioral perspective to strategic change. He aims to contribute to the literature on the nexus of strategy and organizational change by studying when, why and which organizational changes are adopted. In particular, he focuses on the role of the individual decision-maker(s) and the strategic decision-making process to explain organizational decisions for change. He is a finalist for the STR best dissertation award 2018.