Associate Professor Urs Daellenbach

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Head of School School of Management


Teaching in 2019

Research interests

Strategic management, Competitive advantage, Resource-based View, Planning and control systems, Corporate governance, R&D Management


Associate Professor Urs Daellenbach took on the role of Head of the School of Management in July 2018. He has a background in Operations Research and completed his PhD in Strategic Management at Purdue University, in 1993. From 1992 to 1997 Urs worked in the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, before joining Victoria University in 1998.

He has taught courses in strategic management at the undergraduate, Masters and PhD levels. His current research interests focus on management of research organisations, productivity, corporate reputation, and uses of discretionary cash.

From 2006-2007, Urs served as Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Research) for the Faculty of Commerce and Administration, and was Acting Associate Dean from July 2016-January 2017.

Research interests

  • Competitive advantage
  • Corporate governance/Value creation/Business models
  • R & D management
  • Reputation


BSc(Hons), University of Canterbury, New Zealand; PhD, Purdue University, USA

Publications and presentations


Renton, M., Daellenbach, U., Davenport, S. et al. Finding fit: An exploratory look at SME brand orientation and brand management in the New Zealand food and beverage sector. Journal of Brand Management (2016) 23: 289. doi:10.1057/bm.2016.7

Renton, M., U. Daellenbach, S. Davenport & J. Richard. Small but Sophisticated: Entrepreneurial Marketing and SME Approaches to Brand Management, Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, 17 (2), 2015, pp. 149-164.

Vredenburg, J. Vredenburg, H., K. Daellenbach, & U. Daellenbach. Sport sponsorship, brand association and regulation: Tobacco firms using classical conditioning theory to skirt regulation, International Journal of Public Law and Policy, 5(2), 2015, pp. 137-161.

Sinha P., U. Daellenbach & R. Bednarek. Legitimacy defense during post-merger integration: Between coupling and compartmentalization, Strategic Organization, 13(3), 2015, pp. 169-199.

Ahimbisibwe, A., B. Cavana & U. Daellenbach. A Contingency Fit Model of Critical Success Factors for Software Development Projects: A Comparison of Agile and Traditional plan-based Methodologies, Journal of Enterprise Innovation Management, 28 (1), 2015, pp. 7-33.

Cummings S., U. Daellenbach, S. Davenport & C. Campbell. ‘Problem-sourcing’: A re-framing of open innovation for R&D organisations, Management Research Review, 36 (10), 2013, pp. 955-974.

Cummings S., S. Davenport, U. Daellenbach & C. Campbell. Problemsourcing: Local Open Innovation for R&D Organizations, Technology Innovation Management Review, March 2013, pp. 14-20.

Davenport S. & U. Daellenbach. ‘Belonging’ to a Virtual Research Centre: Exploring the Influence of Social Capital Formation Processes on Member Identification in a Virtual Organization, British Journal of Management, 22 (1), March 2011, pp. 54-76.

Cummings S. & U. Daellenbach. A Guide to the Future of Strategy? The History of Long Range Planning, Long Range Planning, 42 (2), April 2009, pp. 234-263. Received Emerald literati Citation of Excellence, top 50 Management articles in 2009.

Woiceshyn, J. and Daellenbach, U., 'Integrative Capability and Technology Adoption: Evidence from Oil Firms', Industrial and Corporate Change, 14 (2), 2005.

Daellenbach, U. and Davenport,S., 'Establishing Trust during the Formation of Technology Alliances', Journal of Technology Transfer, 29 (2), 2004, pp. 187-202.

Rouse, M. and Daellenbach, U., 'More thinking about Research Methods for the Resource-Based Perspective', Strategic Management Journal, 23 (10), October 2002, pp. 963-967.

Daellenbach, U., McCarthy, A.M, and Schoenecker, T.S., 'Commitment to Innovation: The Impact of Top Management Team Characteristics', R & D Management, 29, 3 (July 1999), pp. 199-208.

Rouse, M. and Daellenbach, U., 'Re-Thinking Research Methods for the Resource-Based Perspective: Isolating Sources of Sustainable Advantage', Strategic Management Journal, 20 (May, 1999), pp. 487-494.

Woo, C., Daellenbach, U. and Nicholls-Nixon, C., 'Theory Building in the Presence of 'Randomness': The Case of Venture Creation and Performance', Journal of Management Studies, 31, 4 (July 1994), pp. 507-524.

Woo, C., Willard, G. and Daellenbach, U., 'Spin-off Performance: A case of Overstated Expectations?', Strategic Management Journal, 13,5 (September 1992), pp. 433-447.

Woo, C., Cooper, A., Dunkelberg, W., Daellenbach, U. and Dennis, D., 'Determinants of Growth for Small and Large Entrepreneurial Start-up', Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research (April 1989), pp. 134-147.

Books/scholarly editions

Daellenbach, U.S., Davenport, S.J., Doolin, B., Leitch, S., Lum, S., and Motion, J., Talking Biotechnology... Reflecting on Science in Society Conference Proceedings (Victoria Management School, Victoria University of Wellington, 2005).

Davenport, S., Daellenbach, U., Davies, J., Butler, J., Pearson, A., and Ball, D. (eds), Proceedings of the R & D Management Conference 2001, on CD-ROM, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, 7-9 February 2001.


Daellenbach, U. Competitor Analysis. In T. Sammut-Bonnici & J. McGee (eds.) The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management, Strategic Management Volume 12 (3rd ed.), 2014, 4pp. New Jersey, NJ: Wiley Blackwell.

Daellenbach U. & S. Davenport. Making a Virtual Research Centre 'Real': How Social Capital Formation facilitates Organizational Identity Construction in a Virtual Organization, in Social Capital: Theory, Measurements and Outcomes, edited by C. Douglas Johnson (New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2013), pp. 363-388.

Daellenbach, U., McCarthy, A. and Schoenecker, T.,'Commitment to innovation: The impact of top management team characteristics', Chapter 12, pp. 263-272 in J. Storey (ed) The Management of Innovation, Volume II, International Library of Critical Writings on Business and Management, (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, UK, 2004).

Daellenbach, Urs S., McCarthy, Anne M. and Schoenecker, Timothy S., 'Commitment to innovation: the impact of top management team characteristics', in John Storey (ed), The Management of Innovation: Volumn II (Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2004), pp. 263-272.

Woo, C., Willard, G. and Daellenbach, U., 'Does Spin-off Performance Meet Investor Expectations?', H. Glass, B. Cavan and D. Willey(eds), 1994 Handbook of Business Strategy (New York, Faulkner & Gray, 1993), Chapter 4.

Scholarly editions

Daellenbach U. & K.R.E. Huizingh. IJEIM Special Issue Editors, Gaining from Inter-organisational Innovation and Editorial Introduction, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (United Kingdom, Inderscience Enterprises Limited, 2011), 15 (1/2), 2012, 158pp. ISPIM Conference Special Issue.


Teaching in 2019