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Niklas Lindlbauer

Niklas Lindlbauer

PhD Candidate

MPhil (University of Cambridge)

Research topic

The Corporate-level Resource Allocation Process


Niklas is a second-year doctoral candidate in the Strategy & International Business subject group. His research primarily concerns questions and debates relating to strategic choices of multi-business firms on the corporate level.

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, enjoys reading philosophical contributions from the political economy literature, as well as listening to jazz and classical Russian symphony music.

Research interests

The major goal of Niklas' research is to obtain a more fine-grained understanding of the way by which firms allocate resources on the corporate level, and the impact of these strategic choices on organisational performance. His interest in studying the effects of within-firm resource allocation in contrast to the allocation via external capital markets is fuelled by his deep passion about the issue of organising transactions in society within hierarchies as opposed to organising these activities through markets.

As a theoretical basis for his work, Niklas draws primarily on concepts from the resource-based view and the dynamic capabilities framework. In order to answer his research questions, he typically employs econometric methods, but is as well open to occasionally drawing on interpretative qualitative approaches.

Niklas is a member of the Strategy & International Business subject group.

Publications & papers

Conference presentations

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.

Contact details

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

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