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Carnegie Mellon University

Columbia University

Tel Aviv University

Hebrew University


Behavioral Foundations of Strategy, Organization, and International Business (CentER, core OT seminar, Research Master) 

Strategic Management (CentER, advanced Research Master* course aimed at addressing research interfaces between strategy and OT research, co-taught with a strategy colleague) 

Selected Topics in Organization Strategy and International Business (CentER, core OT seminar, Research Master, coordinator) 

CentER Honours Program (CentER, program for top BA students)  

Organization Theory (MSc Strategic Management & SCM) 

Research Methods in Strategy (MSc Strategic Management) 2009

Current courses

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  • Organisational Learning
  • Institutional Theory
  • Organisation Theory
  • Organisational Change

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Research Output 1995 2018

On two sides of the smoke screen: How activist organizations and corporations use protests, campaign contributions and lobbyists to influence institutional change

Aranda, A. & Simons, T., Aug 2018, Social Movements, Stakeholders and Non-Market Strategy. Briscoe, F., King, B. G. & Leitzinger, J. (eds.). Emerald Publishing, Vol. 56. p. 261-315 (Research in the Sociology of Organizations).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Campaign contributions
Institutional change
Asymmetric effects

Thank you for (not) smoking: Essays on organizational theory and strategy in a contested industry

Aranda Gutierrez, A., 2016, Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research. 195 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

Open Access
Organizational theory
Organizational strategy

There is no beer without a smoke: Community cohesion and neighboring communities' effects on organizational resistance to anti smoking regulations in the Dutch hospitality industry

Simons, T., Vermeulen, P. A. M. & Knoben, J., Apr 2016, In : Academy of Management Journal. 59, 2, p. 545-578

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Community effects

Essays on diffusion and categories

van Hugten, J., 2015, Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research. 133 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

Open Access

A Community Level Theory of Organizational Resistance to Anti Smoking Regulation

Vermeulen, G. A. M., Simons, T. & Knoben, J., 2012, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 2012. Academy of Management

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review