Hans Frankort

Senior Lecturer in Strategy at Cass Business School

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  • Cass Business School

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Biography

Cass Business School

Hans Frankort is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy at Cass Business School, where he has been on the faculty since 2009. He also held visiting positions at UC Berkeley, the University of Toronto, and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He obtained a MSc, Cum Laude, from Eindhoven University of Technology and a PhD from Maastricht University. He also studied at the University of Manitoba's Asper School of Business (2003) and worked at the European Foundation for Management Development in Brussels, Belgium (2005).

Hans’s main research focuses on the determinants and consequences of interorganizational relationships, with particular emphasis on research and development alliances in technology-intensive industries. His research was awarded the Robert J. Litschert Award in 2008 and a Distinguished Paper Award in 2011, both by the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division of the Academy of Management. Moreover, he was awarded two Research Prizes by Cass Business School (2011, 2015) and one by City, University of London (2011). He has published in such outlets as the Academy of Management Journal, Advances in Strategic Management, Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, Industrial and Corporate Change, and Research Policy.

Hans serves on the Editorial Boards of the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Management Studies and he is a regular referee for other leading academic journals. He was awarded Outstanding Reviewer Awards by the BPS Division of the Academy of Management in 2010 and 2011. In addition, he served on the Research Committees of both the BPS and Organization and Management Theory Divisions and was one of the BPS Division’s Global Representatives.

Hans has taught strategy and quantitative methods courses across BSc, MSc, MBA, and PhD programs. He is a three-time recipient of Cass Business School's Teaching Award (2012, 2013, 2016) and he was shortlisted for a university-wide Learning Enhancement Award (2016) as well as the Rector's Award, the University President's Award for Learning and Teaching (2017).

Hans lives in Bayswater, London, with his wonderful wife. Outside of work, he is an avid music collector.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • MSc (Cum Laude), Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Visiting Appointments

  • Visiting Scholar, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Mar – Jun 2017
  • Visiting Scholar, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Mar – Jun 2014
  • Visiting Scholar, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, Aug – Dec 2007

Memberships of Committees

  • Member (by invitation), Academy of Management, Research Committee, Business Policy and Strategy Division, 2012 – 2014
  • Global Representative for Europe (by invitation), Global Representatives of the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management, Aug 2010 – Aug 2012
  • Member (by invitation), Academy of Management, Research Committee, Organization and Management Theory Division, 2008 – 2010

Memberships of Professional Organisations

  • Strategic Management Society, 2012 – present
  • Academy of Management, 2008 – present

Awards

  • City, University of London (2017) Shortlist, Rector's Award, the University President's Award for Learning and Teaching
  • Cass Business School (2016) Academic Staff Prize for Excellence in Postgraduate Teaching
  • Students' Union, City, University of London (2016) Shortlist, Learning Enhancement Award (Teaching)
  • Cass Business School (2015) Staff Prize for Academic Publication
  • Cass Business School (2013) Award for Outstanding Contribution to the School
  • Cass Business School (2012) Academic Staff Prize for Excellence in Postgraduate Teaching
  • Strategic Management Society (2012) Nominee, Best Conference Paper Award
  • Strategic Management Society (2012) Nominee, Best Conference Paper Award for Practice Implications
  • City, University of London (2011) Staff Prize for Excellence in Research
  • Cass Business School (2011) Commendation for Outstanding Contribution to Research
  • Academy of Management (2011) Best Papers Proceedings
  • Academy of Management (2011) Outstanding Reviewer Award, Business Policy and Strategy
  • Academy of Management (2011) Distinguished Paper Award, Business Policy and Strategy
  • Academy of Management (2011) Nominee, Glueck Best Paper Award, Business Policy and Strategy
  • Academy of Management (2010) Outstanding Reviewer Award, Business Policy and Strategy
  • Academy of Management (2008) Best Papers Proceedings
  • Academy of Management (2008) Robert J. Litschert Best Doctoral Student Paper Award, Business Policy and Strategy

Languages

Dutch; Flemish.

Expertise

Primary Topics

  • Econometric & Statistical Methods
  • Organization Theory
  • Statistics
  • Strategic Management
  • Technology Management

Industries/Professions

  • biotechnology
  • e-commerce
  • high technologyi
  • nformation technology

Research

Research Summary

One part of my research focuses on the determinants and consequences of interorganizational and interpersonal relationships. For example, in recent publications, I studied the consequences of interfirm R&D alliances for new product development (Frankort 2016, Research Policy) and the emergence of buyer-seller relationships in online markets (Lanzolla & Frankort 2016, Academy of Management Journal).

In addition, in recent research I began focusing on the impact of organizational practices on performance. For example, with Argyro Avgoustaki, I study the dynamic effects of performance pay.

My research uses a variety of methodological approaches, including panel data econometrics, multivariate time-series analysis, and Bayesian formal models.

Research Topics

  • Interfirm technology alliances and firm behavior
  • Formation of interfirm and interpersonal relationships
  • Management practices and organizational performance

Featured Publication

  • Frankort, H.T.W., Hagedoorn, J. and Letterie, W. (2016). Learning horizon and optimal alliance formation. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 22(2), pp. 212–236. doi:10.1007/s10588-015-9203-z.
  • Lanzolla, G. and Frankort, H.T.W. (2016). The online shadow of offline signals: Which sellers get contacted in online B2B marketplaces? Academy of Management Journal, 59(1), pp. 207–231. doi:10.5465/amj.2014.0051.
  • Frankort, H.T.W. (2016). When does knowledge acquisition in R&D alliances increase new product development? The moderating roles of technological relatedness and product-market competition. Research Policy, 45(1), pp. 291–302. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2015.10.007.
  • Frankort, H.T.W. (2013). Open innovation norms and knowledge transfer in interfirm technology alliances: Evidence from information technology, 1980-1999. Advances in Strategic Management, 30, pp. 239–282. doi:10.1108/S0742-3322(2013)0000030011.
  • Frankort, H.T.W., Hagedoorn, J. and Letterie, W. (2012). R&D partnership portfolios and the inflow of technological knowledge. Industrial and Corporate Change, 21(2), pp. 507–537. doi:10.1093/icc/dtr045.
  • Hagedoorn, J. and Frankort, H.T.W. (2008). The gloomy side of embeddedness: The effects of overembeddedness on inter-firm partnership formation. Advances in Strategic Management pp. 503–530.

Chapter

Ulijn, J.M., Frankort, H.T.W. and Uhlaner, L.M. (2007). The influence of national culture on cooperation attitudes in high technology start-ups. In Ulijn, J.M., Drillon, D. and Lasch, F. (Eds.), Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Culture: The Emergence and Survival of High-Tech Ventures in Europe (pp. 55–88). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Journal Articles (7)

  • Frankort, H.T.W., Hagedoorn, J. and Letterie, W. (2016). Learning horizon and optimal alliance formation. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 22(2), pp. 212–236. doi:10.1007/s10588-015-9203-z.
  • Lanzolla, G. and Frankort, H.T.W. (2016). The online shadow of offline signals: Which sellers get contacted in online B2B marketplaces? Academy of Management Journal, 59(1), pp. 207–231. doi:10.5465/amj.2014.0051.
  • Frankort, H.T.W. (2016). When does knowledge acquisition in R&D alliances increase new product development? The moderating roles of technological relatedness and product-market competition. Research Policy, 45(1), pp. 291–302. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2015.10.007.
  • Frankort, H.T.W. (2013). Open innovation norms and knowledge transfer in interfirm technology alliances: Evidence from information technology, 1980-1999. Advances in Strategic Management, 30, pp. 239–282. doi:10.1108/S0742-3322(2013)0000030011.
  • Frankort, J. and Coomber, S. (2013). Building bridges. InBusiness Magazine, 18(Winter/Spring), pp. 14–16. [publisher’s website]
  • Frankort, H.T.W., Hagedoorn, J. and Letterie, W. (2012). R&D partnership portfolios and the inflow of technological knowledge. Industrial and Corporate Change, 21(2), pp. 507–537. doi:10.1093/icc/dtr045.
  • Hagedoorn, J. and Frankort, H.T.W. (2008). The gloomy side of embeddedness: The effects of overembeddedness on inter-firm partnership formation. Advances in Strategic Management pp. 503–530.

Editorial Activities (20)

  • Research Foundation Flanders, Referee, Jun 2017 – present.
  • Academy of Management Journal, Member of Editorial Board, 2016 – present.
  • Journal of Product Innovation Management, Referee, 2016 – present.
  • Academy of Management Learning & Education, Referee, 2015 – present.
  • Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, Referee, 2015 – present.
  • Administrative Science Quarterly, Referee, 2014 – present.
  • Research Policy, Referee, 2014 – present.
  • Journal of Management Studies, Member of Editorial Board, 2013 – present.
  • 2nd Center for Innovation Research Conference (Tilburg University), Referee, Jan – Mar 2012.
  • Strategic Management Journal, Referee, 2012 – present.
  • Strategic Management Society Conference, Referee, 2012 – present.
  • Industry and Innovation, Referee, 2011 – present.
  • Management Science, Referee, 2011 – present.
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Referee, 2011 – present.
  • Industrial and Corporate Change, Referee, 2010 – present.
  • Journal of Business Research, Referee, 2010 – present.
  • Journal of Management Studies, Referee, 2009 – present.
  • Long Range Planning, Referee, 2009 – present.
  • Academy of Management Annual Conference (BPS, OMT, TIM), Referee, 2008 – present.
  • Academy of Management Journal, Referee, 2007 – present.

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