New Velux Foundation Grant: ‘Clone - Consequences of Long-term Organizational Embeddedness’


New Velux Foundation Grant: ‘Clone - Consequences of Long-term Organizational Embeddedness’

PI: Associate Professor Christoph Houman Ellersgaard & Associate Professor Hubert Buch-Hansen, Department of Organization (IOA), Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

Grant: DKK 6 million.

As society changes, large corporations have to adapt strategically. In this context, the networks of managers constitute a key resource a source of information and towards building alliances. Our knowledge of how different types of network embeddedness affect the strategic opportunities of firms across different historical periods is however still limited. This includes whether corporate networks can explain why some corporations stagnate, whereas others manage to right the ship. And how networks of corporations affect strategic choices regarding mergers and acquisitions. The CLONE project explores how embeddedness in historical networks affects the strategic decisions made by large corporations between 1910-2020. This is studied by creating a unique database, combining historical data on accounts and networks. By doing this, the project extends the understanding of how corporations learn from and find alliances through networks.


Facts about The Velux Foundation core group programme:
From fringe to basic research: Seven humanities projects make us wiser. VELUX FONDEN’s core group programme supports free, original basic research in the humanities and related social sciences. This year, DKK 42 million will be awarded to seven research projects at Aarhus University, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University.

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