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Niklas Lindlbauer

Niklas Lindlbauer

PhD Candidate

MPhil (University of Cambridge)

Research topic

The Resource Allocation Process at the Corporate Level in Multi-Business Firms

Biography

Niklas is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the area of strategic management. He specialises in the field of corporate-level strategy.

As a basis for his doctoral work, Niklas completed a research masters at the University of Cambridge, where he finished top of class. Prior to embarking on this academic journey, he gained three years of industry experience at the management consulting firms McKinsey & Company, as well as at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), in Munich and Düsseldorf, Germany.

In his free time, Niklas is passionate about regional Bavarian football, modern art, and enjoys listening to classical Russian symphony music.

Research interests

Corporate strategy; resource allocation; resource redeployment; the role of the corporate headquarters; strategic renewal.

The major goal of Niklas' research is to obtain a more fine-grained understanding of how organisations allocate resources at the corporate level among different strategic business units (SBUs). He believes it is important to study this topic because resource allocation allows firms to renew themselves over time, thereby allowing them to stay competitive in the long run. Despite this importance, it appears that large numbers of firms are struggling with allocating resources in a way that allows them to adapt well to changing market conditions. This struggle of organisations calls for the development of new theoretical models to better understand the allocation of resources.

As a theoretical basis for his work, Niklas draws primarily on concepts from the resource-based view (RBV) and from the dynamic capabilities framework. In order to answer his research questions, he typically employs econometric methods. Occasionally, Niklas also draws on interpretative qualitative approaches.

Publications & papers

Conference presentations

Lindlbauer, N.M. and Kor, Y.Y. (2019) "Re-allocation of resources in the multi-business firm: dynamism vs. persistence." In: Annual Conference of the Strategic Management Society, 19-22 October 2019, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Lindlbauer, N.M. and Kor, Y.Y. (2019) "Re-allocation of resources in the multi-business firm: dynamism vs. persistence." In: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 9-13 August 2019, Boston, MA, USA.

Lindlbauer, N.M. and Kor, Y.Y. (2017) "Dynamic capabilities at the corporate headquarters: the microfoundations of the corporate-level resource allocation process." In: Annual Conference of the Strategic Management Society, 28-31 October 2017, Houston, TX, USA.

Lindlbauer, N.M. and Kor, Y.Y. (2018) "The microfoundations of the corporate-level resource allocation process." In: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 10-14 August 2018, Chicago, IL, USA.

Lindlbauer, N.M. and Kor, Y.Y. (2018) "The degree of corporate-level resource re-allocation in the multi-business firm." In: Annual Conference of the Strategic Management Society, 22-25 September 2018, Paris, France.

Puncturing the headquarters myth

Study by Cambridge Judge Business School’s Yasemin Kor and Niklas Lindlbauer finds that on-the-ground actors at dispersed business units, rather than corporate …

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Contact details

Niklas Lindlbauer
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

nml38@cam.ac.uk

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Year of entry

2016