Prof.dr. A.R. (Ansgar) Richter

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Affiliated since 2020

Professor Ansgar Richter (1969) is Dean of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). He is a professor of Corporate Strategy, Organisation and Governance. His research interests are at the interface of strategy, organisation and governance: dynamic capabilities, organisational design, incentives, ownership and justice in organisations, and the strategy and structure of professional service firms. Professor Richter studied Philosophy and Economics in Frankfurt and Bochum (Germany), before continuing his studies at London School of Economics (LSE), where he earned an MSc in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, and a PhD in Management. Following his studies, he worked for over three years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, advising international clients on matters of strategy and organisation, before moving on to EBS Business School, Liverpool Management School and Surrey Business School. At various points in his academic career, Ansgar Richter was a visiting scholar at Berkeley, Stanford, and INSEAD. He has also taught at several major institutions internationally. In addition, he has provided a wide range of executive education programmes for companies in the automotive, chemical, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure, and professional service sectors. Prior to joining RSM, he was the dean of Surrey Business School. He has published extensively in journals, such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Leadership Quarterly, and many others. Five of his papers have been included in the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Journal of Management, Long-Range Planning, and serves as a reviewer for many other journals on a regular basis. He has also served as Chair of the Management Consulting Division of the Academy of Management. Meet the Dean: video message from Prof. Ansgar Richter


  • Academic (17)
    • Karna, A., Mavrovitis, C., & Richter, A. (2022). Disentangling reciprocal relationships between R&D intensity, profitability and capital market performance: A panel VAR analysis. Long Range Planning, 55(5), [102247].

    • Schommer, M., Richter, A., & Karma, A. (2019). Does the Diversification – Firm Performance Relationship Change Over Time? A Meta-Analytical Review. Journal of Management Studies, 56(1), 270-298.

    • Mavis, CP., Richter, A., Landau, C., Schmidt, S. L., Simons, T., & Steinbock, K. (2019). What Happens when Companies (don’t) Do What they Said they would? Stock Market Reactions to Strategic Integrity. European Management Review, 16(3), 815-831.

    • Heirati, N., Henneberg, SC., Richter, A., & Harste, R. (2019). Differential importance of social and economic determinants of relationship performance in professional services. Industrial Marketing Management, 76, 23-35.

    • Diehl, MR., Richter, A., & Sarnecki, A. (2018). Variations in Employee Performance in Response to Organizational Justice: The Sensitizing Effect of Socioeconomic Conditions. Journal of Management, 44(6), 2375-2404.

    • Richter, A., & Schrader, S. (2017). Financial Participation and Recruitment and Retention: Causes and Consequences. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 28(11), 1563-1590.

    • Richter, A., & Schrader, S. (2017). Levels of Employee Share Ownership and the Performance of Listed Companies in Europe. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 55(2), 396-420.

    • Karna, A., Richter, A., & Riesenkampff, E. (2016). Revisiting the Role of the Environment in the Capabilities–Financial Performance Relationship. Strategic Management Journal, 37(6), 1154-1173.

    • Landau, C., Karna, A., Richter, A., & Uhlenbruck, K. (2016). Institutional Leverage Capability: Using Home-Country Institutional Advantages for Internationalization. Global Strategy Journal, 6, 50-68.

    • Richter, A., & Weiss, C. (2013). Determinants of Ownership Concentration in Public Firms: The Importance of Firm-, Industry- and Country-Level Factors. International Review of Law and Economics, 33(March 2013), 1-14.

    • Hilger, S., Richter, A., & Schaffer, U. (2013). Hanging Together, Together Hung? Career Implications of Relationship Ties with the CEO for Top Managers. Schmalenbach Journal of Business Research, 6(1), 8-32.

    • Hilger, S., Mankel, S., & Richter, A. (2013). The Use and Effectiveness of Top Executive Dismissal. The Leadership Quarterly, 24(2013), 9-28.

    • Ennen, E., & Richter, A. (2010). The Whole Is More Than the Sum of Its Parts, or Is It? A Review of the Empirical Literature on Complementarities. Journal of Management, 36(1), 207-233.

    • Richter, A., & Niewiem, S. (2009). Knowledge Transfer Across Permeable Boundaries: An Empirical Study of Clients’ Decisions to Involve Management Consultants. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 25(3), 275-288.

    • Richter, A., Dickmann, M., & Graubner, M. (2008). Patterns of Human Resource Management in Consulting Firms. Personnel Review, 37(2), 184-202.

    • Richter, A., & Schroder, K. (2008). Determinants and Performance Effects of the Allocation of Ownership Rights in Consulting Firms. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 29(6), 1049-1074.

    • Richter, A., & Schmidt, S. (2008). The Effectiveness of University Level Management Consulting Courses. Journal of Management Education, 32(1), 84-99.

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  • Academic (1)
    • Richter, A., & Schommer, M. (2018). Veränderung der Organisationsstruktur von Unternehmen: Redimensionierung. In T. C. Knecht, U. Hommel, & H. Wohlenberg (Eds.), Handbuch Unternehmensrestrukturierung (pp. 827-843). Springer Gabler. Springer Reference Wirtschaft


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