Mariano L. M. Heyden

Mariano L. M. Heyden
Monash University (Australia) · Department of Management

PhD (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University)

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Additional affiliations
July 2012 - present
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Position
  • Assistant Professor of Strategy & Business Policy

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Publications (48)
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Hostile takeover attempts are considered a key external governance mechanism aimed at addressing perceived managerial underperformance in a target firm. Studies show that target chief executive officers (CEOs) are usually dismissed shortly after a takeover attempt, regardless of whether the bidder actually completes the acquisition. Yet, little is...
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Management innovation entails the introduction of new-to-the-firm changes in management structures, processes, and practices intended to improve organizational functioning. We draw on relational demography theory to elucidate how behavioral dispositions stemming from top management and middle management similarity in professional characteristics (f...
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In this study we integrate insights from ‘top-down' and ‘bottom-up' traditions in organizational change research to understand employees' varying dispositions to support change. We distinguish between change initiation and change execution roles and identify four possible role configurations in which top managers (TMs) and middle managers (MMs) can...
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Hiring managers regularly encounter job applicants with atypical levels of experience across several common domains-For example, occupational experience, general work experience, educational experience, and life experience. Surprisingly, few large-scale studies have investigated how hiring managers respond to applicants with atypical experience for...
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We draw on information risk theory and paradox theory to examine the additive and combined effects of disclosing exploration and exploitation information on cost of equity capital. We build on theory that presupposes that the information disclosed by a firm about its innovation activities will reduce information risk of investors. However, we conte...
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Scholarship on strategic leadership has undergone considerable advancement in the 40 years since the introduction of upper echelon theory (UET). In this special issue we engage with the state-of-the-art in the field and categorize the manuscripts along a new typology of what constitutes the dominant coalition in the firm. From traditional models fo...
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Ambidexterity commonly refers to the simultaneous pursuit of exploration and exploitation and may be particularly beneficial for family firms. In this study, we investigate how family CEO and top management team (TMT) family affiliation influence ambidexterity. In addition, we consider the role of family ownership dispersion and how it impacts the...
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Middle managers need leeway to effectively implement strategy. However, in doing so, middle managers may vary in the extent to which they diverge from top managers’ intentions, affecting implementation realization. We build on social exchange theory to examine the role of middle managers’ (MM) relational exchanges with top managers (TM), to underst...
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CEO succession is a critical event in the life of a company. How external stakeholders respond to it, can affect the company's valuation. This study investigates how securities analysts' and investors' reactions to CEO succession are affected by the interplay between the charisma of the new CEO's vision, the new CEO's origin (whether an insider or...
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We advance the premise that to navigate crisis, rather than reactively cutting costs by culling middle management, top managers can benefit from enabling radical change initiatives by middle managers. Contextualizing this idea to the marketing function and the COVID-19 crisis, we ask: How can Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) support marketing middle...
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The CEO-TMT interface, defined as the linkage and interaction between the CEO and other top managers, has received increasing attention from scholars in different disciplines. This stream of research aims to unveil how CEOs and other executives interact with one another, influence each other, and become involved in collective activities that shape...
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We examine the interplay between local institutional forces in emerging markets and the role foreign investors in reinforcing or counteracting these. Exemplifying this in relation to gender representation on corporate boards, we examine the extent to which foreign investors may import their country-of-origin beliefs about gender equality when makin...
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We examine the relation between firm characteristics (i.e., size) and domestic location choice (i.e., home state versus other) of reshoring firms, contingent on place (i.e., labor cost, innovation intensity, regulatory incentives) and space (i.e., agglomeration) features of regions. Our findings from US manufacturing firms’ reshoring activities fro...
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The adaptive strategies of firms depend on executives’ forward-looking cognitive search. We examine how cognitive search is affected by the formative experiences of the executives making up a firm’s top management team (TMT). Drawing on research on adaptive search, cognition, and the upper echelons, we examine the extent to which educational level,...
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This meta-analysis examines the conditions under which structural and contextual approaches help balance exploration and exploitation. Drawing on heterogeneous samples of prior ambidexterity studies, we apply moderated meta-analytic regression methods to 33,492 organizations sampled in 114 primary studies from 1991 to 2017 to test a contingency mod...
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In this study, we examine the influence of senior leadership on firms’ corporate social responsibility (CSR). We integrate upper echelons research that has investigated either the influence of the CEO or the top management team (TMT) on CSR. We contend that functional experience complementarity between CEOs and TMTs in formulating and implementing...
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In this study, we focus on the relation between female representation on boards of directors and firm financial performance based on evidence from 100 publicly listed firms in Malaysia from 2010 to 2014. Our findings indicate that the presence of at least one female director on the board is positively associated with firm financial performance. How...
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In this study we integrate insights from ‘top-down' and ‘bottom-up' traditions in organizational change research to understand employees' varying dispositions to support change. We distinguish between change initiation and change execution roles and identify four possible role configurations in which top managers (TMs) and middle managers (MMs) can...
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We examine the relation between boards of directors’ knowledge heterogeneity and organizational ambidexterity (OA) (i.e. simultaneous exploration and exploitation) in knowledge-intensive firms (KIFs). Although the literature on OA has started to emphasize its antecedents, the role of the board remains unaddressed. This is an important omission, as...
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In an attempt to better understand how a negative reputation may affect one’s career, a series of hypotheses which offer an overview of negative personal reputation are tested, utilizing both a lab and a field study. Based upon the existing theory, these hypotheses explore negative reputation in the context of employees in organizations, suggesting...
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In this study we develop and test a model of how top management team (TMT) behavioral attributes allow top managers to accommodate entrepreneurial orientation (EO) when navigating dynamic environments. From an upper echelons perspective, we argue that TMT external advice-seeking and TMT absorptive capacity interactively impact the ability of top ma...
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Workplaces are an important dimension of social life and for helping individuals to satisfy their intrinsic needs for acceptance and belonging. In a society where gender roles are already askew, transgender individuals face particular challenges. Such challenges have been underemphasized in the diversity management literature. In this chapter we di...
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In this chapter we examine the status quo regarding Corporate Social Action (CSA) in developing economies; such as those found throughout Africa, Asia, and South America and provide a research agenda. Although research on CSA in developed economies is extensive, the literature on CSA in developing economies is thin and scattered. We argue that ther...
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Entrepreneurial orientation (EO) plays an important role in explaining firm performance. In this study, we investigate the relation between EO and performance at the strategic business unit (SBU) level and examine the influence of decision-making mode and social capital of the focal business unit manager. Adopting the attention-based view (ABV) as...
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In this study we investigate how late-career stage CEOs influence entrepreneurial orientation (EO). Whereas traditional studies on EO have been concerned with implications and outcomes of entrepreneurial dispositions, we contend that the late-career context of CEOs may affect EO itself. We build on upper echelons theory and find that CEO retirement...
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Boards of directors are in a position to contribute vital knowledge resources to strategy-making. We propose that the relation between board functional background heterogeneity and exploration-focused versus exploitation-focused strategy is contingent on the extent to which the institutionally adopted board model enables or constrains inclusion of...
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Decreasing research and development (R&D) can impair the ability of firms to remain innovative in the long run. CEOs have been accused of curtailing R&D investments as they approach expected retirement, yet received findings on R&D investment behaviors of late-career CEOs are mixed. We argue that one reason for these inconsistent findings could be...
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Entrepreneurial orientation (EO) plays an important role in explaining firm performance. In this study, we investigate the relation between EO and performance at the strategic business unit (SBU) level and examine the influence of decision-making mode and social capital of the focal business unit manager. Adopting the attention-based view (ABV) as ou...
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The chief executive officer and top management team (CEO-TMT) interface, defined as the linkage and interaction between the CEO and other top managers, has gained increasing attention over the last years. Scholars have recognized that research on the distinct yet interdependent roles of the CEO and the TMT can help resolve shortcomings and debates...
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This paper addresses a paradox: although stakeholder satisfaction is critical for firm success, firm behavior does not always support stakeholder interests. In fact, firms can act in ways that cause harm to stakeholders, with negative implications for wider society. The global financial crisis (GFC) is a good example. This paper posits that intensi...
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In this study we examine the joint influence of top and middle management characteristics on management innovation. We theorize that the intention to introduce novel changes in managerial structures, processes, and practices follows from a top management’s attentional orientation, but acknowledge the underemphasized role that middle management may...
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With the blurring distinction between strategic and tactical roles, it is becoming increasingly evident that joint influence of top and middle management on change is important. In this study we look at role involvement, i.e. change initiation and change management, of the aforementioned actors. We contend that that these distinctive, yet interdepe...
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Advice-seeking is one of the most basic practices in making real-life decisions and has been shown to be a predominant mode of knowledge acquisition at the upper echelons level. Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in particular seek advice to obtain formulated judgments, opinions, and suggestions about current strategic directions and recommended alter...
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This article probes the vital role a top management team (TMT) plays in the coupling of knowledge elements assembled through local and nonlocal search into radically new, exploratory innovations and incrementally new, exploitative innovations. It theorizes that the materialization of exploratory and exploitative innovations from a firm's recombinat...
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In this study we view directors as active participants in strategy making and examine the effect of board capital diversity on organizational learning orientation (exploration versus exploitation). We argue that the influence of board capital on organizational learning orientation is contingent on how different governance models facilitate integrat...
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To survive and prosper firms have to renew their strategies to maintain a dynamic strategic fit with their changing environments. Strategic renewal can be understood as the adaptive choices and actions a firm undertakes to alter its path dependence and maintain a dynamic strategic fit with changing environments over time. In this dissertation we en...

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