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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., Reus, T., Zhu, PC., & 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., Zhu, PC., & 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). ERIM inaugurele reeks http://hdl.handle.net/1765/77190

  • Journal of Management (Journal)

    Editorial work (Academic)

Courses

Global Strategy

  • Study year: 2021/2022
  • Code: BERMASC048
  • Level: Master, PhD

Introduction to business

  • Study year: 2022/2023, 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BK1201
  • Level: Bachelor 1

IM Research clinic

  • Study year: 2021/2022
  • Code: BM-IM-RC
  • Level: Master

Strategic Management PT

  • Study year: 2022/2023, 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BM22MIM-P
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

A Managerial Perspective on Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMME089
  • Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Introduction to Business

  • Study year: 2022/2023, 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BT1201
  • Level: Bachelor 1, Bachelor 1

Past courses

Behavioral Strategy

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BERMASC047
  • Level: Master, PhD

Causal Inference

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BERMAMC021
  • Level: Master

IM Research clinic

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BM-IMRC
  • Level: Master

Introduction to Business

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BT1101
  • Level: Bachelor 1, Bachelor 1

Introduction to business administration

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BK1101
  • Level: Bachelor 1

Macro-economical and institutional context

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015
  • Code: BKB008

Macroeconomics & Institutional Context

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015
  • Code: BAP070

Advanced Topics in Engaged Strategizing

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BERMASC009
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

Closed-loop Supply Chains

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BMME068
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Philosophy of Science

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BAB28
  • ECTS: 3 Level: Bachelor 2, Bachelor 2, Pre-master

Philosophy of science

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BKB2016
  • ECTS: 3 Level: Bachelor 2, Pre-master

Foundations of International Business Strategy

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2014/2015, 2012/2013
  • Code: BERMASC034
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

International strategy

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BM-IM01CC
  • ECTS: 8 Level: Master

Research Methods - B: Questionnaires: Design, administration & analysis

  • Study year: 2015/2016
  • Code: BMRMSM-B
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

International business strategy

  • Study year: 2014/2015
  • Code: BKM06GM
  • ECTS: 2 Level: Master

International strategy

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: IM01CC
  • ECTS: 8 Level: Master

Strategic management honours class

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSMHONSM
  • ECTS: 10 Level: Master

Global business strategies

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: RSM02GBS
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

Macro-economical and institutional context

  • Study year: 2013/2014, 2012/2013
  • Code: BKB1008
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 1

Macroeconomics & Institutional Context

  • Study year: 2013/2014, 2012/2013
  • Code: BAP70
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 1

GBSM Thesis Clinic

  • Study year: 2012/2013
  • Code: GBS-THESIS
  • Level: Bachelor 1, Master

International firm strategies

  • Study year: 2012/2013
  • Code: BKM10GBS
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

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