prof.dr. T.H. (Taco) Reus

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Fellow ERIM
Field: Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Affiliated since 2009

Taco Reus is professor in Global Strategy at the Department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).



His research examines how firms are influenced by the environment in which they strategize, operate and expand, and how organizational capabilities and experience help or hurt firms in this environment. Commonly, Taco Reus studies these topics in the context of mergers and acquisitions. His current research focuses on the role of contextual factors in post-merger integration such as cultural and institutional differences in cross-border acquisitions. His other related projects look at the role of procedural qualities during post-merger integration, such as procedural justice, emotional capability, and other integration capabilities, and how firms can manage the post-merger integration process successfully.



Taco Reus' articles have been published in several high-profile academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies, and Management International Review. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Review for which he received Outstanding Reviewer awards in both 2009 and 2011, and Strategic Organization.



Professor Reus teaches courses on the institutional context of firms in RSM's BA and IBA programmes and on international firm strategies in the school's Global Business & Stakeholder Management Master's programme. He was nominated professor of the year in 2010, 2011 and 2012 by his BA students.



Taco Reus obtained his master's degree in psychology from the University of Amsterdam, and his Ph.D. in strategic management from Florida State University. With his dissertation entitled 'A Knowledge-Based View of International Acquisitions,' he was a finalist in the Organisation Science 2003 Dissertation Proposal Competition and the 2004 Gunnar-Hedlund Competition for best dissertation in international business. Prior to joining RSM, he worked at Florida Atlantic University.

Publications

  • Academic (15)
    • Maas, R., Heugens, P., & Reus, T. (2018). Viceroys or emperors? An institution-based perspective on merger and acquisition prevalence and shareholder value. Journal of Management Studies, 56(1), 234-269. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12335

    • Rottig, D., & Reus, T. (2018). Research of Culture and International Acquisition Performance: A Critical Evaluation and New Directions. International Studies of Management & Organization, 48(1), 3-42. https://doi.org/10.1080/00208825.2018.1407082

    • Malhotra, S. S., Reus, T., Zhu, PC. P., & Roelofsen, E. (2017). The acquisitive nature of extraverted CEOs. Administrative Science Quarterly, 63(2), 370-408. https://doi.org/10.1177/0001839217712240

    • Reus, T., Lamont, BT., & Ellis, KM. (2016). A darker side of knowledge transfer following international acquisitions. Strategic Management Journal, 37(5), 932-944. https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.2373

    • Malhotra, S. S., Zhu, PC. P., & Reus, T. (2014). Anchoring On The Acquisition Premium Decisions Of Others. Strategic Management Journal, 36(12), 1866-1876. https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.2314

    • Reus, T. (2011). Culture's consequences for emotional attending during cross-border acquisition implementation. Journal of World Business, 47(3), 342-351. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2011.05.002

    • Ellis, KM., Reus, T., Lamont, BT., & Ranft, AL. (2011). Transfer effects in large acquisitions: How size-specific experience matters. Academy of Management Journal, 54(6), 1261-1276. https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2009.0122

    • Reus, T., & Rottig, D. (2009). Meta-analyses of international joint venture performance determinants. Management International Review, 49(5), 607-640. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11575-009-0009-4

    • Ellis, KM., Reus, T., & Lamont, BT. (2009). The effects of procedural and informational justice in the integration of related acquisitions. Strategic Management Journal, 30(2), 137-161. https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.728

    • Reus, T., Ranft, AL., Lamont, BT., & Adams, GL. (2009). An interpretive systems view of knowledge investments. Academy of Management Review, 34(3), 382-400. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMR.2009.40631556

    • Reus, T. (2009). The double-edged sword of cultural distance in international acquisitions. Journal of International Business Studies, 40(8), 1298-1316. https://doi.org/10.1057/jibs.2009.25

    • Crook, TR., Giunipero, L., Reus, T., Handfield, R., & Williams, SK. (2008). Antecedents and outcomes of supply chain effectiveness: An exploratory investigation. Journal of Managerial Issues, 20(2), 161-179.

    • Reus, T., & Liu, Y. (2004). Rhyme and reason: Emotional capability and the performance of knowledge-intensive work groups. Human Performance, 17(2), 245-266.

    • Reus, T., & Ritchie, WJ. (2004). Inter-partner, parent, and environmental factors influencing the operation of international joint ventures: 15 years of research. Management International Review, 44(4), 1-25.

    • Hult, GTM., Ketchen Jr., DJ., & Reus, T. (2001). Organizational learning capacity and internal customer orientation within strategic sourcing units. Journal of Quality Management, 6, 173-192.

  • Professional (2)
  • Academic (2)
    • Reus, T., Ellis, KM., Lamont, BT., & Ranft, AL. (2013). Placing process factors along with contextual factors in merger and acquisition research. In Y. Weber (Ed.), Handbook for Research on Mergers & Acquisitions (pp. 76-107). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781781953655

    • Reus, T. (2012). A knowledge-based view of mergers and acquisitions revisited: Absorptive capacity and combinative capability. In S. Finkelstein, & C. L. Cooper (Eds.), Advances in Mergers & Acquisitions (pp. 69-88). Emerald Group Publishing Limited. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-361X(2012)0000011007

  • Popular (1)
    • Reus, T. (2014). Global strategy: the world is your Oyster (if you can shuck it!). Erasmus Research Institute of Management. ERIM inaugurele reeks http://hdl.handle.net/1765/77190

  • Journal of Management (Journal)

    Editorial work (Academic)

  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Marc van Essen
  • Time frame: 2007 - 2011
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Michel Lander
  • Time frame: 2007 - 2012
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Nufer Ates
  • Time frame: 2009 - 2014
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Joris Kil
  • Time frame: 2009 - 2013
  • Role: Daily Supervisor, Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Riccardo Valboni
  • Time frame: 2011 - 2020
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Ivana Naumovska
  • Time frame: 2010 - 2014
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Maria Rita Micheli
  • Time frame: 2010 - 2015
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Pengfei Wang
  • Time frame: 2011 - 2016
  • Role: Member Supervisory Team
  • PhD Candidate: Caroline Witte
  • Time frame: 2013 - 2018
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Ron Maas
  • Time frame: 2014 - 2019
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Michael Juergen Mueller
  • Time frame: 2016 -
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Amanda Williams
  • Time frame: 2013 - 2018
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Yannick Tristan Wiessner
  • Time frame: 2018 -
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Omar El Nayal
  • Time frame: 2014 - 2019
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Saeedeh Ahmadi
  • Time frame: 2014 - 2019
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Mahdi Shahriari
  • Time frame: 2019 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Umut Yalcin
  • Time frame: 2020 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Bas Crombag
  • Time frame: 2020 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Shara Darr
  • Time frame: 2017 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Guanyi Song
  • Time frame: 2021 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Sanvit Shah
  • Time frame: 2021 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Anuj Kantilal Tater
  • Time frame: 2021 -

Past
  • Behavioral Strategy (2020/2021)
2017
June
20
Research Seminar
As: Coordinator, Contact
2017
March
14
2016
November
21
Research Seminar
As: Coordinator, Contact
2016
November
17
Research Seminar
As: Coordinator, Contact
2015
December
09
2015
December
03
2015
November
05
2014
December
05
2014
April
08
2013
May
21
2013
February
05
2012
October
04
Conference
As: Speaker, Coordinator
2011
March
09
2009
March
17
Research Seminar
As: Coordinator
2009
March
17

Address

Visiting address

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands