Dr Martin Friesl

Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management

Career Details

Dr Martin Friesl is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management at Lancaster University Management School and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Management Reviews (IJMR). Martin’s research focuses on strategic renewal, strategy implementation, and the development, change and replication of organizational capabilities in a variety of contexts such as Biotechnology, IT offshoring, Retailing, Franchising, Commercial Property Development, the Armed Forces and Financial Services. He received his Masters’ degree in Business Education from LMU Munich and his Doctorate in Management from University Bw Munich. Martin has worked as a project manager for change management with Siemens AG, as a consultant, as well as in various finance roles in in the UK, Germany and China. Martin has also served on the board of the Strategy Practice IG at the Strategic Management Society. He is a member of the Strategic Management Society and the European Group of Organization Studies and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. His work has received awards for its implications for practice and is published in leading peer-reviewed journals.

Selected Publications Show all 64 publications

Managerial coordination challenges in the alignment of capabilities and new subsidiary charters in MNEs
Friesl, M., Silberzahn, R. 1/12/2017 In: Organization Studies. 38, 12, p. 1709-1731. 23 p.
Journal article

The strategic importance of top management resistance: extending Alfred D. Chandler
Friesl, M., Kwon, W. 02/2017 In: Strategic Organization. 15, 1, p. 100-112. 13 p.
Journal article

The exploration phase of replication: the role of autonomous action for overcoming knowledge boundaries in replicator organizations
Friesl, M., Larty, J. 27/07/2017 In: British Journal of Management.
Journal article

Putting strategy into action – The role of artefacts for business format replication
Friesl, M., Larty, J., Jacobs, C. 16/05/2017 In: European Management Review.
Journal article

Managing to make markets: Marketization and the conceptualization work of strategic nets in the life science sector
Mason, K., Friesl, M., Ford, C.J. 19/07/2017 In: Industrial Marketing Management. 67, p. 52-69. 18 p.
Journal article

The future of traditional TV looks bleak, and it shouldn’t worry us
Friesl, M. 2015 The Conversation
Article

Replication of Routines in Organizations: Existing Literature and New Perspectives
Friesl, M., Larty, J. 01/2013 In: International Journal of Management Reviews. 15, 1, p. 106-122. 17 p.
Journal article

Challenges in establishing global collaboration: temporal, strategic and operational decoupling
Friesl, M., Silberzahn, R. 04/2012 In: Long Range Planning. 45, 2-3, p. 160-181. 22 p.
Journal article

Knowledge acquisition strategies and company performance in young high technology companies
Friesl, M. 09/2012 In: British Journal of Management. 23, 3, p. 325-343. 19 p.
Journal article

Sustainable change: long-term efforts toward developing a learning organization
Sackmann, S.A., Eggenhofer-Rehart, P., Friesl, M. 2009 In: The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. 45, 4, p. 521-549. 29 p.
Journal article

When the parent imitates the child: Strategic renewal through the separation and subsequent re-integration of a business unit
Invited talk

Strategies for Growth in SMEs
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

A strategy perspective on organizational decline and corporate insolvency
Invited talk

Scientific Commission for Strategic Management at the Association of Business Schools in Germany (VHB) (External organisation)
Membership of board

Manoeuvres in the dark – How organizations change course
Invited talk

Seminar: When the Parent Imitates the Child
Invited talk

Strategic renewal through the separation and reintegration of subsidiaries
Invited talk

International Journal of Management Reviews (Journal)
Editorial activity

Wiley (Publisher)
Editorial activity

We don't do strategy: Responses to co-evolutionary lock-in in technology ventures
Invited talk

SAP Community Day Panel: Academic careers and career decisions
Invited talk

Strategic Management Society: Strategy Practice Interest Group (External organisation)
Membership of committee

35th Strategic Management Society Conference (Event)
Membership of committee

Strategic Management Society: Strategy Practice Interest Group (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Seminar: Framing qualitative research
Invited talk

Abseiling from the Shard. The assembly of capabilities in temporary organizations
Invited talk

Strategic Management Society Conference (Event)
Membership of committee

Open Strategy Design Session
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

European Group of Organization Studies (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Seminar at University Bw Munich: Against the grain: Capability renewal through contested initiatives
Invited talk

Strategic Management Society: Strategy Practice Interest Group (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Abseiling from the Shard. The assembly of capabilities in temporary organizations
Invited talk

Framing qualitative research
Invited talk

DO WE MIND THE GAP? CONVERGENCE AND DIVERGENCE OF SUBSIDIARY CHARTERS AND CAPABILITIES
Invited talk

Micro-foundations of capability development: The Case of IT Offshoring
Invited talk

“Show us your trail of evidence”: Analysing and presenting qualitative data for publication
Invited talk

Organizer SAP Paper Development Workshop at Strategic Management Society Conference
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Symposium at AOM: Breaking out of strategy vectors: Renewing the capability base of large organizations
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Advisor to the DAAD UK Network of German Academics
Types of Public engagement and outreach - Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

Sage (Publisher)
Publication peer-review

Journal of International Business Studies (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Exploring Strategy, Prantice Hall (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Strategic Management Society (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Invited Presentation: Career paths and trajectories in management research
Invited talk

British Journal of Management (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Journal of Management Studies (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Outstanding Reviewer Award
Prize (including medals and awards)

Finalist Best Paper Award for Practice Implications
Prize (including medals and awards)

Award for Best Practice-Oriented Paper
Prize (including medals and awards)

IJMR Reviewer of the Year 2014
Other distinction

2014 Innovation Grant: Strategic Management Society
Other distinction

Research Group Strategic Management

Andrew Jarvis

PhD student

Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business

Lijie Wang

PhD student

  • Networks, Knowledge and Strategy
  • Research Group Strategic Management

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