prof.dr. T.J.M. (Tom) Mom

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Affiliated since 2001

Tom J.M. Mom is a professor of Strategic Growth and Implementation in the department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship of RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is also the academic director of RSM's Executive-MBA, and a Senior Fellow of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship. His research interests include new business development & growth, scaling-up, ambidexterity, strategic renewal, and strategy execution. His research output appeared in journals like the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, Organization Studies, MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Human Resource Management, and Long Range Planning. He has presented his research at major international conferences and acts as a reviewer for various journals. He co-authored the 2021 bestseller management book ‘Naar een gezond groeibedrijf in vijf stappen’.  

Tom provides training and teaches courses on Strategy Renewal, Strategy Implementation, Scaling-Up, and Strategic Entrepreneurship to executives and entrepreneurs, and to PhD and master students.

Besides academic research and teaching, Tom is active in research and advisory projects for companies and governments in areas like strategic renewal & growth, scaling-up, entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy execution.

Tom obtained a PhD in Strategic Management and a Master’s degree in Strategic Management (Cum Laude) from Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam, and a Master’s Degree in International Management from the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS) preceded by an exchange to the Universität St.Gallen, Switzerland. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Geneva at the chair for Strategic Management.

Publications

  • Academic (14)
    • Tarba, S., Jansen, J., Mom, T., Raisch, S., & Lawton, T. (2020). A Microfoundational Perspective of Organizational Ambidexterity: Critical Review and Research Directions. Long Range Planning, 53(6), [10248]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2020.102048

    • Blagoeva, R., Mom, T., Jansen, J., & George, G. (2019). Problem-solving or Self-Enhancement? A Power Perspective on how CEOs affect R&D search in the face of inconsistent feedback. Academy of Management Journal, 63(2). https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2017.0999

    • Mom, T., Chang, YY., Cholakova, M., & Jansen, J. (2018). A Multilevel Integrated Framework of Firm HR Practices, Individual Ambidexterity and Organizational Ambidexterity. Journal of Management, 45(7), 3009-3034. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206318776775

    • Tuncdogan, A., Boon, ARE. A. R. E., Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2016). Management Teams' Regulatory Foci and Organizational Unit's Exploratory Innovation: The Mediating Role of Coordination Mechanisms. Long Range Planning, 50(5), 621-635. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2016.11.002

    • Mom, T., Neerijnen, P., Reinmoller, P., & Verwaal, E. (2015). Relational capital and individual exploration: Unraveling the influence of goal alignment and knowledge acquisition. Organization Studies, 36(6), 809-829. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840615580009

    • Mom, T., Fourne, S., & Jansen, J. (2015). Managers' Work Experience, Ambidexterity, and Performance: The Contingency Role of the Work Context. Human Resource Management, 54(S1), s133-s153. https://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.21663

    • Baaij, M., Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2015). Why do multinational corporations relocate core parts of their corporate headquarters abroad? Long Range Planning, 48(1), 46-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2012.07.001

    • Fourne, S., Jansen, J., & Mom, T. (2014). Strategic Agility in MNEs: Managing Tensions to Capture Opportunities Across Emerging and Established Markets. California Management Review, 56(3), 13-38. https://doi.org/10.1525/cmr.2014.56.3.13

    • Volberda, H., Oshri, I. I., & Mom, T. (2012). Technology transfer: the practice and the profession. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 24(9), 863-869. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2012.718662

    • Mom, T., Oshri, I. I., & Volberda, H. (2012). The skills base of technology transfer professionals. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 24(9), 871-891. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2012.718663

    • Baaij, M., Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2012). Should Top Management Relocate Across National Borders? MIT Sloan Management Review, 53(2), 17-19. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/30945

    • Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2009). Understanding variation in manager's ambidexterity: Investigating direct and interaction effects of formal structural and personal coordination mechanisms. Organization Science, 20(4), 812-828. https://doi.org/10.1287/orsc.1090.0427

    • Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2007). Investigating Managers' Exploration and Exploitation Activities: The Influence of Top-Down, Bottom-Up, and Horizontal Knowledge Inflows. Journal of Management Studies, 44(6), 910-931. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2007.00697.x

    • Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2002). Exploitatie en exploratie van kennis: het managen van de determinanten van horizontale kennisuitwisseling. M en O, 56(5), 23-43. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/6489

  • Professional (2)
  • Academic (1)
    • Baaij, M., Bosch, F., Volberda, H., & Mom, T. (2009). Wederzijds profijt: De strategische waarde van de Top 100 concernhoofdkantoren voor Nederland en van Nederland voor deze Top 100. Inscope.

  • Professional (1)
    • Mom, T., & Jansen, J. (2011). Inleiding: Investeren en ondernemen tijdens crises? In Corporate Effectuation: Wat managers kunnen leren van ondernemers

  • Academic (25)
    • Fourne, S., Mom, T., & Jansen, J. (2014). The Interaction of Top and Middle Managers in Strategy Implementation. Western Business & Management Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

    • Fourne, S., Jansen, J., Krautwald, ST., & Mom, T. (2013). The Interaction of Top and Middle Managers in Strategy Implementation: Effectively Linking Hierarchical Levels. Swiss Strategy Innovation and Entrepreneurship Researchers’ Meeting, Stechelberg, CH.

    • Fourne, S., Jansen, J., & Mom, T. (2013). Reconciling Middle Managers’ Role Conflicts: Individual Level Absorptive Capacity and the Contingency Effects of Social Capital. Western Business & Management Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

    • Mom, T., Fourne, S., & Jansen, J. (2013). Managers' Ambidexterity and Performance: Effects of Experience Antecedents and Work Context Moderators. Academy of Management Conference (BPS Division), Orlando, FL.

    • Fourne, S., Jansen, J., & Mom, T. (2013). The Interaction of Top and Middle Managers in Strategy Implementation: Examining Hierarchical Linking Mechanisms. Strategic Management Society Conference, Atlanta, GA.

    • Tuncdogan, IA., Boon, ARE. A. R. E., Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2012). Influence of Managing Team Regulatory Focus on Business Unit Exploratory Innovation through Organizational Design Elements. SMS Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

    • Tuncdogan, IA., Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2012). The relationship between managing team regulatory focus and business unit exploratory innovation, and the mediating role of organizational design elements. SMS Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

    • Neerijnen, P., Mom, T., Verwaal, E., & Reinmoller, P. (2012). Disentangling the dynamics between relational embeddedness and individual exploration activities.. Academy of Management Conference, Boston, USA.

    • Fourne, S., Jansen, J., & Mom, T. (2012). Reconciling and mastering middle managers’ role conflicts: Individual level absorptive capacity and the moderating effects of social capital. Organization Science Winter Conference, Steamboat Springs, CO.

    • Fourne, S., Jansen, J., Mom, T., & Magala, S. (2012). Rethinking strategic renewal and role conflict: Middle managers’ absorptive capacity, ambidexterity, and contextual cross-level moderation effects. EURAM Conference, Rotterdam, NL.

    • Fourne, S., Jansen, J., Mom, T., & Magala, S. (2012). Strategic Renewal and Middle Managers’ Reconciliation of Role Conflicts: Individual Level Absorptive Capacity and the Moderating Effects of Social Capital.. EGOS Colloquium, Helsinki, FI.

    • Fourne, S., Jansen, J., & Mom, T. (2012). Reconciling and mastering middle managers’ role conflicts. Academy of Management Conference (BPS Division), Boston, MA.

    • Fourne, S., & Mom, T. (2012). Social networks and strategic renewal: A middle management perspective.. Academy of Management Conference (SAP Division), Boston, MA.

    • Mom, T. (2011). PDW: Bridging Individual and Corporate Entrepreneurial Opportunities. AoM, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

    • Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2009). How to influence managers’ ambidexterity: The effect of the formal organization structure and informal relationships and the moderating role of hierarchical levels. CBS Management Innovation Conference, Copenhagen.

    • Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2009). How to influence managers’ ambidexterity: The effect of the formal organization structure and informal relationships and the moderating role of hierarchical levels. the Capability Conference, RSM, Erasmus University.

    • Mom, T., & Oshri, I. I. (2008). CERT-TTT-M: Demand and supply in the TT market place. The Technology Transfer Conference, RSM, Erasmus University.

    • Mom, T. (2007). In search of new organizational forms: Balancing high levels of exploration and exploitation. AoM OMT Symposium “Does the Dynamics of Fast Change Call for New Organizational Forms, Philadelphia, USA.

    • Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2005). Investigating Managerial Ambidexterity. The Copenhagen Conference on Strategic Management, Copenhagen, Denmark, December 14-15.

    • Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2005). Investigating Managerial Ambidexterity: The Influence of Top-Down, Bottom-Up, and Horizontal Knowledge Inflows. ERIM workshop on Ambidextrous Strategies and Innovation, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, November 7.

    • Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2004). Intra-Organizational Knowledge Exchange as Antecedent of Exploration and Exploitation Processes. Academy of Management Conference, New Orleans, USA, August 6-11.

    • Mom, T. (2003). Managing Concurrently the Strategic Processes of Competence Building and Competence Leveraging: The Influence of Horizontal Knowledge Integration Determinants. Academy of Management Conference, Seattle, USA, August 1-6.

    • Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2003). Vertical and Horizontal Knowledge Exchange as Determinants of a Firm's Strategic Exploration and Exploitation Processes: The Influence of Organizational Factors and the Introduction of an Intranet. SMS Mini Conference on Innovating Strategy Processes, Connecticut, USA, May 25-28.

    • Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2002). On the internal determinants of long lived firms' exploration and exploitation adaptions. The proceedings of the EGOS, 18th Colloquium, Barcelona, Spain, July 4-6.

    • Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2002). Management processes and knowledge integration as the Strategic internal determinants of a firm's exploration and exploitation adaption. Strategic Management Society 22nd Annual International Conference, Paris, France, September 22-25.

  • Academic (4)
    • Fourne, S., Jansen, J., Mom, T., & Magala, S. (2011). Strategic Renewal and Role Conflict: Linking Absorptive Capacity and Middle Managers' Ambidexterity. In Academy of Management Conference (BPS Division), San Antonio, TX

    • Fourne, S., Jansen, J., Mom, T., & Magala, S. (2011). Tensions between Continuity and Change – Reconciling Middle Managers’ Role Conflicts Through Individual Level Absorptive Capacity and the Contingency Effects of Social Capital. In EURAM Mini-Conference, Rotterdam, NL

    • Fourne, S., Jansen, J., Mom, T., & Magala, S. (2011). Strategic Renewal and Middle Managers’ Reconciliation of Role Conflicts: Individual Level Absorptive Capacity and the Moderating Effects of Social Capital. In PREBEM Conference, Rotterdam, NL

    • Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2005). Managing the Tension between Competence Building and and Competence Leveraging by Influencing Managerial and Organizational Determinants of Horizontal Knowledge Exchange. In Research in Competence Based Management (Vol. 2, pp. 165-192)

  • Internal (1)
    • Mom, T. (2006). Managers' Exploration and Exploitation Activities: the Role of Organizational Factors and Managers' Knowledge Acquisition. EUR. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/7981

  • Popular (1)
    • Mom, T. (2019). Strategic Growth and Implementation: Thriving in a Disruptive Landscape. Erasmus Research Institute of Management. Inaugural Addresses Research in Management Series http://hdl.handle.net/1765/115314

  • Academic (8)
    • Mom, T. (2011). The managers' ambidexterity performance relationship. Paper presented at AoM Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

    • Mom, T. (2008). New organization forms and ambidexterity. Paper presented at INSCOPE Research Workshop, Maastricht University.

    • Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2007). Managers’ Exploration and Exploitation Activities: The influence of coordination mechanisms. Paper presented at Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, USA.

    • Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2006). Ivestigating Managers' Exploration and Exploitation Activities: The Influence of Top-down, Bottom-up, and Horizontal Knowledge Inflows.

    • Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2005). The Influence of Managerial and Organizational Determinants of Horizontal Knowledge Exchange on Competence Building and Competence Leveraging.

    • Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2003). Managing Concurrently the Processes of Knowledge Exploration and Exploitation: The Influence of Horizontal Knowledge Exchange Determinants. Paper presented at DRUID Summer Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    • Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2003). 'Managing and Organizing Concurrent Knowledge Exploration and Exploitation: On the organizational antecedents and outcomes of inter-unit knowledge exchange and the role of IT. Paper presented at Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Capabilities Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

    • Mom, T., Bosch, F., & Volberda, H. (2002). On the Internal Determinants of a Multi-Unit Firm's Ability to Manage the Balance of Competence Building and Competence Leveraging. Paper presented at Competence Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • Academic (1)
    • Mom, T., & Oshri, I. I. (2008). Key elements of education programme for "Certified Trans-National TT Professionals. European Commission; FP6 Programme RTD OMC-NET.

  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Sebastian Fourné
  • Time frame: 2010 - 2014
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Aybars Tuncdogan
  • Time frame: 2010 - 2014
  • Role: Daily Supervisor
  • PhD Candidate: Radina Blagoeva
  • Time frame: 2015 - 2020
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Suzana Varga
  • Time frame: 2018 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Saeedeh Ahmadi
  • Time frame: 2014 - 2019
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Mahdi Shahriari
  • Time frame: 2019 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Yassine Lamrani Abou Elassad
  • Time frame: 2019 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Bas Crombag
  • Time frame: 2020 -
  • 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
  • Advanced Topics in Strategic Entrepreneurship (2019/2020)
  • ERIM Societal Impact Award (2020)

Address

Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T07-03
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands