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Dr Gertjan Lucas

Job: Lecturer in Business and Management (VC2020)

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 257 7247

E: gertjan.lucas@dmu.ac.uk

W: dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Dr Gerardus (Gertjan) JM Lucas received his PhD from the Center for Innovation Research at Tilburg University (The Netherlands) in 2014. While working on his PhD, Gertjan was an owner/manager of PLV Consultancy BV providing ICT related advice and services to SMEs. Furthermore, he was a part-time lecturer at the Department of Organization Studies at Tilburg University. Most recently, Gertjan held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver (Canada).

Dr. Lucas’s research revolves around how strategic decision-makers collect, interpret and act upon performance information pertaining to their organization. This line of work on adaptive aspirations and performance feedback is rooted in Cyert and March’s Behavioral Theory of the Firm and part of the larger Behavioral Strategy research field. Gertjan has studied the influence of performance feedback on decision-making regarding R&D and innovation as well as on decisions of producers, directors and studio executives in the North American feature-film industry. Next to this, he is interested in topics such as creativity and group dynamics.

In his teaching, Dr. Lucas has emphasized personal development of students. His approach involves handing them the tools and confidence to do well and be able to apply what they learned in the classroom to future challenges. Gertjan has thought courses on Management, Strategy, Organizational Behaviour and Research Methods. Moreover, he has supervised undergraduate students writing their thesis as well as Postgraduate Research students. Some of these students delivered exceptional work and Gertjan successfully worked with them to publish their results as academic papers.

Research interests/expertise

  • Organizational Performance Feedback
  • Behavioral Strategy
  • Behavioral Theory of the Firm
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Attention
  • Creativity
  • Group Dynamics

Areas of teaching

  • Strategic Management
  • Management

Qualifications

  • PhD in Innovation and Strategy, Center for Innovation Research, Tilburg University
  • M.Sc. in Social and Behavioral Sciences (Research Master), track Organization Studies, Tilburg University, with distinction
  • M.Sc. in Business Research (Research Master), track Organization, CentER Graduate School, Tilburg University, with distinction
  • B.A. in Social Sciences, University College Maastricht, Maastricht University, Summa cum laude, top 5% of class of 2004-2005

Courses taught

  • Contemporary Management (UG Level 5)
  • Global Strategic Management (UG Level 6)
  • Contemporary Business Issue (UG Level 6)

Conference attendance

Invited talks

Lucas, G. J. M., Blettner, D. P., & Gedajlovic, E. The Impact of Role-Specific Performance Feedback Interpretation on Strategic Decision-Making in the Movie Industry. Presented at the Department of Innovation Management & Strategy, University of Groningen, December 2015.

Lucas, G. J. M., Blettner, D. P., & Gedajlovic, E. The Impact of Role-Specific Performance Feedback Interpretation on Strategic Decision-Making in the Movie Industry. Presented at the Department of Organization Studies, Tilburg University, June 2015.

Lucas, G. J. M., Meeus, M. T. H., Knoben, J., & Curşeu, P. L. (2014). Does Individual Confusion Breed Team Confusion? A Study of Team R&D Decision-Making Following Inconsistent Performance Feedback. Presented at the Department of HRM&OB, University of Groningen, June 2014.

Conference presentations

Lucas, G. J. M., Blettner, D. P., & Gedajlovic, E. (2016). How do Film Studio Executives Change their Strategies in Response to Multi-indicator Performance Feedback? Presented at the 2016 Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, September 2016, Berlin (Germany).

Lucas, G. J. M., Blettner, D. P., & Gedajlovic, E. (2016). The Influence of Role-Specific Performance Feedback Interpretation on Strategic Decision-Making. Presented at the 2016 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2016, Anaheim (United States).

Lucas, G. J. M., Zijlmans, M. H., Meeus, M. T. H., & Blettner, D. P. (2015). The Influence of Organizational Performance Feedback on The Focus of Attention: A Microfoundations Perspective. Presented at the 2015 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2015, Vancouver (Canada).

Lucas, G. J. M., Zijlmans, M. H., Meeus, M. T. H., & Blettner, D. P. (2015). The Influence of Organizational Performance Feedback on The Focus of Attention: A Microfoundations Perspective. Presented at the Frontiers in Managerial and Organizational Cognition Conference, June 2015, Roskilde (Denmark).

Lucas, G. J. M., Meeus, M. T. H., Knoben, J., & Curşeu, P. L. (2014). Does Individual Confusion Breed Team Confusion? A Study of Team R&D Decision-Making Following Inconsistent Performance Feedback. Presented at the 14th EURAM Annual Conference, June 2014, Valencia (Spain).

Lucas, G. J. M., Meeus, M. T. H., Knoben, J., & Curşeu, P. L. (2014). The Good, the Bad, and the Contradictory? A Study of R&D Decision Making Following Inconsistent Performance Feedback. Presented at the ACED Conference, April 2014, Tilburg (The Netherlands).

Lucas, G. J. M., Knoben, J. & Meeus, M. T. H. (2012). Inconsistency in Performance Feedback and R&D Investment. Presented at the CIR 2012 Conference on Innovation, June 2012, Oisterwijk (The Netherlands).

Lucas, G. J. M., Meeus, M. T. H., Curşeu, P. L. & Knoben, J. (2011). Being Pulled in Opposite Directions: The Effect of Inconsistent Performance Feedback on the Pursuit of Innovation. Presented at the Research Workshop ‘Aspirations and learning from performance feedback’, Center for Innovation Research, September 2011, Tilburg (The Netherlands).

Lucas, G. J. M., Meeus, M. T. H., Curşeu, P. L. & Knoben, J. (2011). Being Pulled in Opposite Directions: The Effect of Inconsistent Performance Feedback on the Pursuit of Innovation. Presented at the 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2011, San Antonio (TX, USA).

Wijst, A. van der, Lucas, G. J. M., Looman, W., & Curşeu, P. L. (2011). Facets of Creativity: Psychometric Qualities of the Creativity Quotient, Creative Achievement Questionnaire, and Creative Experiences Questionnaire. Poster presented at the 2011 EAWOP conference, May 2011, Maastricht (The Netherlands).

Lucas, G. J. M., Knoben, J. & Meeus, M. T. H. (2010). Inconsistency in Performance Feedback and Innovation: A Panel Data Study on Dutch Firms from 1995-2006. Presented at the 26th EGOS colloquium, sub-theme: Unpacking the Innovation-Performance Link: Challenges for Organization Research, July 2010, Lisbon (Portugal).

Lucas, G. J. M., Meeus, Marius T. H., Curşeu, P. L. & Knoben, J. (2010). Being Pulled in Opposite Directions: The Effect of Inconsistent Performance Feedback on the Pursuit of Innovation. Presented at the CIR 2010 Conference: Innovation at the Intersection of Strategy, Organization and Learning, June 2010, Oisterwijk (The Netherlands).

Lucas, G. J. M., Toelch, U., Meeus, M. T. H. & Reader, S. M. (2009). Elaborating the Slack Resources Hypothesis: An Experimental and Field Study on Innovation. Presented at the DIME 2009 conference ‘Experimental methods and Innovation: Broadening and challenging existing knowledge’, November 2009, Jena (Germany).

Lucas, G. J. M., Toelch, U., Meeus, M. T. H. & Reader, S. M. (2009). The Slack Resources Hypothesis Revisited: An Experimental and Field Study on Exploration and Exploitation. Presented at the 25th EGOS Colloquium, sub-theme 14: Capabilities for serializing uniqueness: Unpacking the exploration routine, June 2009, Barcelona (Spain).

Lucas, G. J. M., Vermeulen, P. A. M. & Curşeu, P. L. (2007). Entrepreneurial Decision Styles and Cognition in Small and Medium Enterprises. Presented at the 21st RENT Conference on Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business, November 2007, Cardiff (UK).

Key research outputs

Academic publications

Lucas, G. J. M., Knoben, J. & Meeus, M. T. H. (In Press). Contradictory yet coherent? Inconsistency in performance feedback and R&D investment change. Journal of Management. doi: 10.1177/0149206315584821

Lucas, G. J. M., Zijlmans, M. H., Meeus, M. T. H., & Blettner, D. P. (2016). The Influence of Organizational Performance Feedback on The Focus of Attention. In: Frontiers in Management and Organisational Cognition book series (Galavan, R. J., & Sund, K. J., eds.), volume 1 ‘Uncertainty in Strategic Decision Making’ (Galavan, R. J., Huff, A. S., & Sund, K. J., eds.).

Curşeu, P. L., Meslec, M.N., Pluut, H., & Lucas, G. J. M. (2015). Cognitive synergy in groups and group-to-individual transfer of decision-making competencies. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 01375. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01375

Lucas, G. J. M., Wijst, A. van der, Curşeu, P. L., & Looman, W. M. (2013). An evaluation of alternative ways of computing the creativity quotient in a design school sample. Creativity Research Journal, 25, 348-355. doi: 10.1080/10400419.2013.813811

Lucas, G. J. M., Knoben, J. & Meeus, M. T. H. (2013). Inconsistency in Performance Feedback and R&D Investment. Academy of Management Proceedings 2013, #15528. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2013.189

Kenis, P. N., Cambré, B., Lucas, G. J. M. & Oerlemans, L. A. G. (2009). The Explanatory Power of Existing Organisation Theories for Temporary Organisations. In: Cambré, B., Janowicz, M. & Kenis, P. N. (eds.) Temporary Organizations: Prevalence, Logic and Effectiveness. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Lucas, G. J. M., Vermeulen, P. A. M. & Curşeu, P. L. (2008). Entrepreneurial decision styles and cognition in small and medium enterprises. In: Vermeulen, P.A.M. & Curşeu, P. (eds.) Cognitive Complexity and Entrepreneurial Decision Making. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Publications for a professional audience

Boogers, M., Lucas, G. & Voerman, G. (2007). Politiek online: Resultaten van een online-enquête onder bezoekers van de websites van de Nederlandse politieke partijen tijdens en na de campagne voor de Tweede Kamerverkiezingen van 22 november 2006 (Report on a survey among visitors of political party websites during and after the Dutch Parliament Lower House elections). Tilburg/Groningen: TSPB/DNPP.

Professional esteem indicators

Journal reviewing:

  • Team Performance Management (Ad-hoc, 2016)
  • Organization Studies (Ad-hoc, 2015)
  • South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences (Ad-hoc, 2009)

Conference reviewing:

  • EURAM Annual Conference (2013, 2015, 2017)
  • Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2010-2017)
  • Frontiers in MOC Conference (2015)
  • CIR Tilburg Conference on Innovation (2010, 2012)
  • ICSB World Conference (2008-2010)
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