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Nicolaj Siggelkow

David M. Knott Professor

Co-Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management

Research Interests: competitive strategy, evolution of fit, firms as systems of interconnected choices

Links: CV, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, Strategic Thinking and Management for Competitive Advantage


  • Oliver Baumann, Nicolaj Siggelkow (Forthcoming), Dealing with Complexity: Integrated vs. Chunky Search Processes. Organization Science.    Abstract
  • Vikas Aggarwal, Nicolaj Siggelkow, Harbir Singh (2011), Corporate Development Choices and Interdependence: Strategic Tradeoffs and Performance Implications, Strategic Management Journal, 32: 705-730.  
  • Nicolaj Siggelkow (2011), Firms as Systems of Interdependent Choices, Journal of Management Studies, 48: 1126-1140.  
  • Dirk Martignoni, Nicolaj Siggelkow (Working), When it Pays to be Neurotic or to Have Blind Spots: The Value of Understanding External and Internal Contingencies.
  • Felipe Csaszar, Nicolaj Siggelkow (2010), How much to copy? Determinants of Effective Imitation Breadth, Organization Science, 21: 661-676.    Abstract  Related Materials
  • Nicolaj Siggelkow, Jan W. Rivkin (2009), Hiding the Evidence of Valid Theories: How Coupled Search Processes Obscure Performance Differences among Organizations, Administrative Science Quarterly, 54: 602-634.    Abstract
  • Michael E. Porter, Nicolaj Siggelkow (2008), Contextual Interactions within Activity Systems and Sustainability of Competitive Advantage, Academy of Management Perspectives, 22(2): 34-56.    Abstract
  • Nicolaj Siggelkow (2007), Persuasion with Case Studies, Academy of Management Journal (translated in Chinese in: 2008. Management World, 6, pp. 156-160), 50: 20-24.    Abstract
  • Jan W. Rivkin, Nicolaj Siggelkow (2007), Patterned Interactions in Complex Systems: Implications for Exploration, Management Science, 53: 1068-1085.    Abstract  Related Materials
  • Nicolaj Siggelkow, Jan W. Rivkin (2006), When Exploration Backfires: Unintended Consequences of Multi-Level Organizational Search, Academy of Management Journal, 49: 779-795.    Abstract
  • Jan W. Rivkin, Nicolaj Siggelkow (2006), Organizing to Strategize in the Face of Interdependencies: Preventing Premature Lock-in, Long Range Planning, 38: 591-614.    Abstract
  • Nicolaj Siggelkow, Daniel A Levinthal (2005), Escaping Real (Non-Benign) Competency Traps: Linking the Dynamics of Organizational Structure to the Dynamics of Search, Strategic Organization, 3: 85-115.    Abstract
  • Nicolaj Siggelkow, Jan W. Rivkin (2005), Speed and Search: Designing Organizations for Turbulence and Complexity, Organization Science, 16: 101-122.    Abstract
  • Jan W. Rivkin, Nicolaj Siggelkow (2003), Balancing Search and Stability: Interdependencies Among Elements of Organizational Design, Management Science, 49: 290-311.    Abstract
  • Nicolaj Siggelkow (2003), Why Focus? A Study of Intra-Industry Focus Effects, Journal of Industrial Economics, 51: 121-150 (lead article).    Abstract
  • Nicolaj Siggelkow, Daniel A Levinthal (2003), Temporarily Divide to Conquer: Centralized, Decentralized, and Reintegrated Organizational Approaches to Exploration and Adaptation, Organization Science, 14: 650-669.    Abstract
  • Nicolaj Siggelkow (2002), Misperceiving Interactions among Complements and Substitutes: Organizational Consequences, Management Science, 48: 900-916.    Abstract  Related Materials
  • Nicolaj Siggelkow (2002), Evolution toward Fit, Administrative Science Quarterly, 47: 125-159.    Abstract
  • Jan W. Rivkin, Nicolaj Siggelkow (2002), Organizational Sticking Points on NK Landscapes, Complexity, 7(5): 31-43.    Abstract
  • Nicolaj Siggelkow (2001), Change in the Presence of Fit: The Rise, the Fall, and the Renaissance of Liz Claiborne, Academy of Management Journal, 44: 838-857.    Abstract