Prof. Tom Mom

Tom Mom

Professor of Strategic Growth and Implementation, Academic Director Executive MBA, Director Executive Programme in Strategic Management
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Tom J.M. Mom is a professor of Strategic Growth and Implementation in the department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship of RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam and was a visiting scholar at the University of Geneva at the chair for Strategic Management. He is also the academic director of RSM's Executive MBA, and director of the Erasmus Executive Programme in Strategic Management. His research interests include new business development & corporate growth, 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.

Tom teaches courses on Strategy, Corporate Entrepreneurship, and Implementation to PhD, executive, and master students.

Besides academic research and teaching, Tom is active in research and advisory projects for companies and governments in areas like new business development, strategic growth, 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.
 

Professional experience

Endowed Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

Associate Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

Publications

Key Publications (15)

Professional Publications (36)

  • T.J.M. Mom (2016). Relational capital, new knowledge and innovative ideas. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 27 (3), 5-7.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2014). (Workshop) Business Model Innovation Assessment - ING.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2014). (Lecture) Ambidexteriteit: Uitblinken in exploratie en exploitatie - Hogeschool Rotterdam.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2013). (Workshop) The infusion of innovation into a lagre establiseh company - KLM Cargo.
  • J.J.P. Jansen & T.J.M. Mom (2012). (Workshop) Ambidexter leiderschap voor superieure prestaties - Total Specific Solutions Group.
  • M.G. Baaij, T.J.M. Mom, F.A.J. van den Bosch & H.W. Volberda Should management relocate across borders? RSM Insight 10 , pp. 10-11.
  • M.G. Baaij, T.J.M. Mom, F.A.J. van den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2012). Should management relocate across borders? RSM Insight, 10 (2), 10-11.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2011). (Lecture) Corporate Entrepreneurship - ABN AMRO Dialogues House.
  • J.J.P. Jansen & T.J.M. Mom (2011). (Workshop) Innovatie en vernieuwing binnen het Waterschap - Waterschap.
  • T.J.M. Mom & J.J.P. Jansen (2011). Inleiding: Investeren en ondernemen tijdens crises? In Corporate Effectuation: Wat managers kunnen leren van ondernemers
  • T.J.M. Mom (2010). (Lecture) Ambidexteriteit - A.T. Kearney Strategy Consulting.
  • J.J.P. Jansen & T.J.M. Mom (2010). (Workshop) Strategie en Structuur - Frames Group.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2010). (Project) Recognizing and exploiting new opportunities - Shell.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2010). (Workshop) Speeding up new business development - Havenbedrijf Rotterdam.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2010). (Workshop) Exploring strategic options - TNT Post.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2009). (Workshop) Innovation in Healt Assurance - ASR.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2009). (Project) Improving efficiency and effectiveness in corporate entrepreneurship - Shell.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2009). (Lecture) Intern Ondernemerschap - Nolan, Norton & Co.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2009). (Project) Entering new markets - Smit Internationale.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2009). (Project) Facilitating innovation and renewal - Havenbedrijf Rotterdam.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2009). (Project) Corporate entrepreneurship and Strategic renewal - MeesPierson.
  • M.G. Baaij, T.J.M. Mom, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2009). Strategic value of the top corporate-HQs to the Netherlands - VNO NCW.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2009). (Lecture) Strategic renewal - Fortis and ASR.
  • I. Oshri & T.J.M. Mom (2009). (Lecture) Technoly Transfer: Demand and Supply - European Comission and Latvian Min. of EA.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2008). Improving new business development - TNT Post.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2008). New Business Development - Smit Internationale.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2008). Sociale Innovatie - Havenbedrijf Rotterdam.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2008). Growing in new markets - 3M.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2008). New Business Development - Philps.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2008). Innovation, operational efficiency, or both? - TNT.
  • T.J.M. Mom & I. Oshri (2007). Technology transfer in the EU - Directorate-General 'Research and Innovation' of the EC.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2004). Kennis delen, innovatie, en efficiency - Rabobank Nederland.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2004). Kennis delen, innoveren, en ICT - Rabobank Hoeksche Waard.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2004). Kennis delen, innoveren, en ICT - Rabobank Rotterdam.
  • T.J.M. Mom (2004). Kennis delen, innoveren, en ICT - Rabobank Amsterdam.
  • J. De Jong, T.J.M. Mom & Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch (2004). Horizontal knowledge exchange and innovation - NXP Semi Conductors.

Scholarly Publications (17)

Other (37)

  • S.P.L. Fourné, T.J.M. Mom & J.J.P. Jansen (2014). The Interaction of Top and Middle Managers in Strategy Implementation. Western Business & Management Association Conference: San Francisco, CA.
  • T.J.M. Mom, S.P.L. Fourné & J.J.P. Jansen (2013). Managers' Ambidexterity and Performance: Effects of Experience Antecedents and Work Context Moderators. Academy of Management Conference (BPS Division): Orlando, FL.
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen & T.J.M. Mom (2013). The Interaction of Top and Middle Managers in Strategy Implementation: Examining Hierarchical Linking Mechanisms. Strategic Management Society Conference: Atlanta, GA.
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen, S.T. Krautwald & T.J.M. Mom (2013). The Interaction of Top and Middle Managers in Strategy Implementation: Effectively Linking Hierarchical Levels. Swiss Strategy Innovation and Entrepreneurship Researchers’ Meeting: Stechelberg, CH.
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen & T.J.M. Mom (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.
  • S.P.L. Fourné & T.J.M. Mom (2012). Social networks and strategic renewal: A middle management perspective. Academy of Management Conference (SAP Division): Boston, MA.
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen & T.J.M. Mom (2012). Reconciling and mastering middle managers’ role conflicts. Academy of Management Conference (BPS Division): Boston, MA.
  • I.A. Tuncdogan, T.J.M. Mom, F.A.J. van den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (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 (2012, oktober 6 - 2012, oktober 9).
  • P. van Neerijnen, T.J.M. Mom, E. Verwaal & P. Reinmoeller (2012). Disentangling the dynamics between relational embeddedness and individual exploration activities. Academy of Management Conference: Boston, USA (2012, augustus 3 - 2012, augustus 7).
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen, T.J.M. Mom & S.J. Magala (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.
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen & T.J.M. Mom (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.
  • I.A. Tuncdogan, A.R.E. Boon, T.J.M. Mom, F.A.J. van den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2012). Influence of Managing Team Regulatory Focus on Business Unit Exploratory Innovation through Organizational Design Elements. SMS Conference: Prague (2012, oktober 6 - 2012, oktober 9).
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen, T.J.M. Mom & S.J. Magala (2012). Rethinking strategic renewal and role conflict: Middle managers’ absorptive capacity, ambidexterity, and contextual cross-level moderation effects. EURAM Conference: Rotterdam, NL.
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen, T.J.M. Mom & S.J. Magala (2011). Strategic Renewal and Role Conflict: Linking Absorptive Capacity and Middle Managers' Ambidexterity. In Academy of Management Conference (BPS Division), San Antonio, TX
  • T.J.M. Mom (2011). Why are corporate headquarters leaving us?: The element by element international relocation of MNCs’ corporate headquarters. Responsible Corporate Competitiveness (RoCC) research talk: University of St. Gallen, Switzerland (2011, oktober 6).
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen, T.J.M. Mom & S.J. Magala (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
  • T.J.M. Mom (2011). PDW: Bridging Individual and Corporate Entrepreneurial Opportunities. AoM, Academy of Management Annual Meeting: San Antonio, Texas, USA (2011, augustus 12 - 2011, augustus 16).
  • T.J.M. Mom (2011). The managers' ambidexterity performance relationship. AoM Academy of Management Annual Meeting: San Antonio, Texas, USA (2011, augustus 12 - 2011, augustus 16).
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen, T.J.M. Mom & S.J. Magala (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
  • T.J.M. Mom, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (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 (2009, september 3 - 2009, september 4).
  • T.J.M. Mom, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (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 (2009, juni 12 - 2009, juni 13).
  • T.J.M. Mom & I. Oshri (2008). CERT-TTT-M: Demand and supply in the TT market place. The Technology Transfer Conference: RSM, Erasmus University (2008, december 3 - 2008, december 3).
  • T.J.M. Mom (2008). New organization forms and ambidexterity. INSCOPE Research Workshop: Maastricht University (2008, december 12 - 2008, december 12).
  • T.J.M. Mom (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 (2007, augustus 3 - 2007, augustus 8).
  • T.J.M. Mom, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2007). Managers’ Exploration and Exploitation Activities: The influence of coordination mechanisms. Academy of Management Conference: Philadelphia, USA (2007, augustus 3 - 2007, augustus 8).
  • T.J.M. Mom, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2006). Ivestigating Managers' Exploration and Exploitation Activities: The Influence of Top-down, Bottom-up, and Horizontal Knowledge Inflows.
  • T.J.M. Mom, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2005). The Influence of Managerial and Organizational Determinants of Horizontal Knowledge Exchange on Competence Building and Competence Leveraging.
  • T.J.M. Mom, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2005). Investigating Managerial Ambidexterity. The Copenhagen Conference on Strategic Management: Copenhagen, Denmark, December 14-15.
  • T.J.M. Mom, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (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.
  • T.J.M. Mom, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2004). Intra-Organizational Knowledge Exchange as Antecedent of Exploration and Exploitation Processes. Academy of Management Conference: New Orleans, USA, August 6-11.
  • T.J.M. Mom, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (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. Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Capabilities Conference: Barcelona, Spain (2003, april 13 - 2003, april 14).
  • T.J.M. Mom, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2003). Managing Concurrently the Processes of Knowledge Exploration and Exploitation: The Influence of Horizontal Knowledge Exchange Determinants. DRUID Summer Conference: Copenhagen, Denmark (2003, juni 12 - 2003, juni 14).
  • T.J.M. Mom, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (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.
  • T.J.M. Mom (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.
  • T.J.M. Mom, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2002). On the Internal Determinants of a Multi-Unit Firm's Ability to Manage the Balance of Competence Building and Competence Leveraging. Competence Conference: Lausanne, Switzerland (2002, oktober 26 - 2002, oktober 28).
  • T.J.M. Mom, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (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.
  • T.J.M. Mom, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (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.

Doctoral Thesis

Recognitions

Editorial positions (2)

  • Journal of Management Studies

    Editorial Board

  • Journal of Organizational Change Management

    Editorial Board

Media

Media items

  • Tips om teams innovatiever te laten werken: wees niet al te vriendelijk

    RSM research co-authored by Tom Mom, has discovered friendships at work can be counterproductive as they obstruct innovation. This is counter arguing the strong business culture everybody praises. Tom Mom is quoted as one of the...

  • Want to foster innovation among staff? Stop them from getting along too well

    RSM research co-authored by Tom Mom, has discovered friendships at work can be counterproductive as they obstruct innovation. This is counter arguing the strong business culture everybody praises. Tom Mom is quoted as one of the...

  • Friendly workplaces promote herd mentality – study

    RSM research co-authored by Tom Mom, has discovered friendships at work can be counterproductive as they obstruct innovation. This is counter arguing the strong business culture everybody praises. Tom Mom is quoted as one of the...

  • FRIENDLY WORKPLACES ARE LESS INNOVATIVE

    RSM research co-authored by Tom Mom, has discovered friendships at work can be counterproductive as they obstruct innovation. This is counter arguing the strong business culture everybody praises. Tom Mom is quoted as one of the...

  • FRIENDLY WORKPLACES ARE LESS INNOVATIVE

    RSM research co-authored by Tom Mom, has discovered friendships at work can be counterproductive as they obstruct innovation. This is counter arguing the strong business culture everybody praises. Tom Mom is quoted as one of the...

  • Why organisations need to tackle group-think and encourage creative people

    RSM research co-authored by Tom Mom, has discovered friendships at work can be counterproductive as they obstruct innovation. This is counter arguing the strong business culture everybody praises. Tom Mom is quoted as one of the...

  • Why friendly workplaces are the least innovative

    RSM research co-authored by Tom Mom, has discovered friendships at work can be counterproductive as they obstruct innovation. This is counter arguing the strong business culture everybody praises due to the preferred consensus...

  • Rotterdam's New Professor in Entrepreneurship: Tom J. M. Mom

    Tom Mom has recently been installed as professor of Strategic Growth and Implementation in the department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship at RSM. This makes Prof. dr. Tom Mom the fourth professor in the field of...

  • Our Year in 15 Photos

    RSM Professors Tom Mom and Vareska van de Vrande are referenced in this yearly recap of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship's activities. They have joined the academic team of the centre over the last year.

  • Baan voor het leven is geen probleem: 'Maak tijd om te klooien'

    Tom Mom, Professor of Strategic Growth and Implementation, Academic Director Executive MBA, Director Executive Programme in Strategic Management at RSM has given his opinion in an article regarding the fact that often people will...

  • Baan voor het leven is geen probleem: ‘Maak tijd om te klooien’

    Tom Mom, Professor of Strategic Growth and Implementation, Academic Director Executive MBA, Director Executive Programme in Strategic Management at RSM, shares his opinion in which he believes that it should not be a problem that...

  • STIJGING AANTAL MILJOENENBRANDEN: VOORAL ONDERNEMERS DE DUPE

    An interview with Tom Mom , Professor of Strategic Growth and Implementation at RSM. The article and audio record discusses how Dutch companies are more often confronted with a million dollar loss as a result of a fire. Tom states...

  • Hoe Nederlandse achtbaanbouwer grootste ter wereld werd

    Tom Mom of RSM gives his opinion regarding the growth of Vekoma Rides, a Dutch company that has become one of the largest rollercoaster builders in the world.

Discovery items

How workplace friendships can help and hinder a company

Friendships among colleagues can lead but also hinder innovation. How do you create a balance?

You don’t have to choose – be ambidextrous

Companies that can excel in efficiency and innovation are most successful – even in times of crisis. Such companies are called ambidextrous.

Courses

Advanced Topics in Engaged Strategizing

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

Past courses

Strategic Entrepreneurship

  • Study year: 2014/2015
  • Code: BERMASC027
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master