Samina Karim

Northeastern University

Professor

Boston, MA 02115

United States

http://www.damore-mckim.northeastern.edu/faculty/k/karim-samina/

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (27)

1.

Fit between Organization Design and Organizational Routines

Helfat, Constance E. and Samina Karim (2014). “Fit between organization design and organizational routines.” Journal of Organization Design 3(2): 18-29.
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 02 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2021
Constance E. Helfat and Samina Karim
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and Northeastern University
Downloads 329 (165,503)
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organizational structure, organizational modularity, structural embeddedness, ambidexterity, matrix structure

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Restructure or Reconfigure: Designing the Reorg That Works for You

Girod, Stéphane J.G. and Samina Karim (2017). “Restructure or reconfigure? Designing the reorg that works for you.” Harvard Business Review 95(2): 128-132.
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 27 Sep 2021
Stéphane Girod and Samina Karim
IMD Business School and Northeastern University
Downloads 314 (173,877)
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restructure, reconfiguration, restructuring, reconfigure, redesign, downsize, reorg, reorganization

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Structural Recombination and Innovation: Unlocking Intraorganizational Knowledge Synergy through Structural Change

Karim, Samina and Aseem Kaul. 2015. “Structural recombination and Innovation: Unlocking Intraorganizational Knowledge Synergy through Structural Change.” Organization Science 26(2): 439-455.
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2016
Samina Karim and Aseem Kaul
Northeastern University and University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Downloads 231 (237,173)
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knowledge based view, recombination, innovation, reconfiguration, organization structure

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A Knowledge Recombination Perspective of Innovation: Review and New Research Directions

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 17 Nov 2022
Mona V. Makhija and Samina Karim
Ohio University - College of Business and Northeastern University
Downloads 226 (242,219)
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recombination, innovation, knowledge, entrepreneurship

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Delegation within Hierarchies: How Information Processing and Knowledge Characteristics Influence the Allocation of Formal and Real Decision Authority

Dobrajska, Magda, Stephan Billinger and Samina Karim. “Delegation within hierarchies: How information processing and knowledge characteristics influence the allocation of formal and real decision authority.” Organization Science 26(3): 687-704, 2015
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 25 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2016
Copenhagen Business School, University of Southern Denmark - Department of Marketing & Management and Northeastern University
Downloads 214 (254,926)
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Delegation, decentralization, decision making, formal and real authority, hierarchy, information processing, knowledge based view, organization design

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Acqui-Hires: Redeployment and Retention of Human Capital Post-Acquisition

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 28 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2023
Beril Bakir, Mahmut Ozdemir and Samina Karim
Koç University, Koç University and Northeastern University
Downloads 187 (288,208)
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acquihire know-how, talent acquisition, acquisition integration, resource redeployment, strategic human capital, team preservation

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Implementing Acquirers’ Synergistic Intent: Cost Reduction, Revenue Enhancement and Bilateral Interactions with the Target

Castañer, Xavier and Samina Karim (2013). “Implementing acquirers’ synergistic intent: Cost reduction, revenue enhancement and bilateral interactions with the target.” Mergers and Acquisitions: Practices, Performance and Perspectives. Etienne Perrault (ed.) Nova Publishers, New York, pp.75-108.
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2021
Xavier Castañer and Samina Karim
University of Lausanne and Northeastern University
Downloads 135 (378,626)

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acquisition, intent, goals, synergy, efficiency, knowledge, implementation, integration, interaction, participation, time

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Competing Both Ways: How Combining Porter’s Low-cost and Focus Strategies Hurts Firm Performance

Lee, Chi-Hyon, Manuela Hoehn-Weiss and Samina Karim (2021). “Competing both ways: How combining Porter’s low-cost and focus strategies hurts firm performance.” Strategic Management Journal.
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 28 Aug 2021
Chi-Hyon Lee, Manuela Hoehn-Weiss and Samina Karim
George Mason University - Department of Management, Oregon State University and Northeastern University
Downloads 115 (427,619)

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competitive advantage, rivalry, cost efficiency, generic strategy, differentiation

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Delaying Change: Examining How Industry and Managerial Turbulence Impact Structural Realignment

Karim, Samina, Timothy N. Carroll and Chris P. Long (2016). “Delaying change: Examining how industry and managerial turbulence impact structural realignment.” Academy of Management Journal 59(3): 791-817.
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2021
Northeastern University, University of South Carolina - Department of Management and Georgetown University - Department of Management
Downloads 111 (438,894)
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industry turbulence, firm turbulence, firm reconfiguration, unit recombination, business units

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Managing institutional distance: Examining how firm-specific advantages impact foreign subsidiary CEO staffing

Rickley, Marketa and Samina Karim (2018). “Managing institutional distance: Examining how firm-specific advantages impact foreign subsidiary CEO staffing.” Journal of World Business 53(5): 740-751.
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2021
Marketa Rickley and Samina Karim
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Bryan School of Business & Economics and Northeastern University
Downloads 95 (489,572)
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CEO selection, multinational companies (MNCs), institutional distance, liabilities of foreignness, executive staffing

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Acquiring Managers’ Intent and Actions in Acquisition Implementation

Boston U. School of Management Research Paper No. 2012-14
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 25 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 08 May 2012
Samina Karim and Xavier Castaner
Northeastern University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 84 (528,808)

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acquisition, intent, goals, efficiency, knowledge, implementation, integration, participation, design

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Is Unit Spanning by Executives Associated with Strategic Change?

Boston U. School of Management Research Paper No. 2012-7
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2014
Charles Williams and Samina Karim
Bocconi University - Department of Management and Technology and Northeastern University
Downloads 80 (544,513)

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executive links, corporate office, knowledge recombination, boundary spanning, dynamic capabilities, organizational structure, strategic change, inertia

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Examining Resource Redeployment in Multi-Business Firms

Folta, Timothy B., Constance E. Helfat and Samina Karim (2016). “Examining resource redeployment in multi-business firms.” Advances in Strategic Management 35: 1-17., University of Connecticut School of Business Research Paper No. 21-14
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2021
University of Connecticut - Department of Management, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and Northeastern University
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inter-temporal economies of scope, resource redeployment, corporate strategy, multi-business firms, corporate advantage, corporate flexibility

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Predicting Organizational Reconfiguration

Carroll, Timothy N. and Samina Karim (2009). "Predicting Organizational Reconfiguration.” New Approaches to Organization Design: Theory and Practice of Adaptive Enterprises. Anne Bøllingtoft, Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson, Jørn Flohr Nielsen, Charles C. Snow, John Ulhøi (ed.) Springer, New York, pp 79-99.
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2021
Timothy Carroll and Samina Karim
University of South Carolina - Department of Management and Northeastern University
Downloads 73 (573,786)

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Reconfiguration, organization design, structure, restructuring, reorganization, organizational change, configuration, strategic choice

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Post-Acquisition Inventive Productivity: Exploring Inventor Characteristics, Firms’ Knowledge Resources, and Scientists’ Inventions in the Context of Acquisitions

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 19 May 2022
Shinjinee Chattopadhyay and Samina Karim
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - College of Business and Northeastern University
Downloads 54 (668,111)

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Acquisitions, strategic human capital, knowledge based view, inventor productivity, diversification, specialization

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Task and Resource Bottlenecks: A Holistic Examination of Task Systems Through an Organization Design Lens

George Mason University School of Business Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 05 Dec 2022
Samina Karim, Chi-Hyon Lee and Manuela Hoehn-Weiss
Northeastern University, George Mason University - Department of Management and Oregon State University
Downloads 44 (729,157)
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centralization, complexity, resource redeployment, fungibility, slack

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Innovating Through Acquisition and Internal Development: A Quarter-Century of Boundary Evolution at Johnson & Johnson

Karim, Samina and Will Mitchell (2004). "Innovating through acquisition and internal development: A quarter-century of boundary evolution at Johnson & Johnson." Long Range Planning 37(6): 525-547.
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 08 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2021
Samina Karim and Will Mitchell
Northeastern University and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
Downloads 41 (749,661)
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innovation, acquisition, internal development, organic growth, recombination, restructuring, reconfiguration

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Path-Dependent and Path-Breaking Change: Reconfiguring Business Resources Following Acquisitions in the U.S. Medical Sector, 1978-1995

Karim, Samina and Will Mitchell (2000). "Path-dependent and path-breaking change: Reconfiguring business resources following acquisitions in the U.S. medical sector, 1978-1995." Strategic Management Journal 21(10-11): 1061-1081.
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 08 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2021
Samina Karim and Will Mitchell
Northeastern University and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
Downloads 36 (785,793)
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acquisitions, business change, resource reconfiguration, unrelated diversification, related diversification, routine-based perspective on strategy

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Modularity in Organizational Structure: The Reconfiguration of Internally Developed and Acquired Business Units

Karim, Samina (2006). "Modularity in organizational structure: The reconfiguration of internally developed and acquired business units." Strategic Management Journal 27(9): 799-823. (Lead article)
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 08 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2021
Samina Karim
Northeastern University
Downloads 33 (809,034)
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reconfiguration, recombination, restructure, organizational structure, modularity, dynamic capabilities, mergers and acquisitions

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Examining alliance portfolios beyond the dyads: The relevance of redundancy and nonuniformity across and between partners

Hoehn-Weiss, Manuela, Samina Karim and Chi-Hyon Lee (2017). “Examining alliance portfolios beyond the dyads: The relevance of redundancy and nonuniformity across and between partners.“ Organization Science 28(1): 56-73.
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2021
Manuela Hoehn-Weiss, Samina Karim and Chi-Hyon Lee
Oregon State University, Northeastern University and George Mason University - Department of Management
Downloads 28 (850,100)
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alliance, alliance portfolio, portfolio effect, resource dependence theory, resource flows, power imbalance, mutual dependence

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Business Unit Reorganization and Innovation in New Product Markets

Karim, Samina (2009). "Business unit reorganization and innovation in new product markets.” Management Science 55(7): 1237-1254.
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 08 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2021
Samina Karim
Northeastern University
Downloads 25 (885,534)
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reorganization, innovation, organizational learning, reconfiguration, market entry, mergers and acquisitions, innovation origin, internal development, organizational memory, organic growth

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Unpacking Functional Alliance Portfolios: How Signals of Venture Viability Affect New-Venture Outcomes

Hoehn-Weiss, Manuela and Samina Karim (2014). “Unpacking functional alliance portfolios: How signals of venture viability affect new-venture outcome.” Strategic Management Journal 35(9): 1364-1385.
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 20 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2021
Manuela N. Hoehn-Weiss and Samina Karim
Boston University and Northeastern University
Downloads 17 (963,347)
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alliance portfolio, entrepreneurial venture, venture capital, IPO, signaling theory

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Structural Knowledge: How Executive Experience with Structural Composition Affects Intrafirm Mobility and Unit Reconfiguration

Karim, Samina and Charles Williams (2012). “Structural knowledge: How executive experience with structural composition affects intrafirm mobility and structural change.” Strategic Management Journal 33(6): 681-709.
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 02 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2021
Samina Karim and Charles Williams
Northeastern University and Bocconi University - Department of Management and Technology
Downloads 13 (993,346)
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executive mobility, organizational structure, knowledge transfer, human capital theory, recombination, intraorganizational mobility

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Grouping Interdependent Tasks: Using Spectral Graph Partitioning to Study Complex Systems

Lee, Chi-Hyon, Manuela Hoehn-Weiss and Samina Karim (2016). “Grouping interdependent tasks: Using spectral graph partitioning to study complex systems.” Strategic Management Journal 37(1): 177-191.
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2021
Chi-Hyon Lee, Manuela Hoehn-Weiss and Samina Karim
George Mason University - Department of Management, Oregon State University and Northeastern University
Downloads 7 (1,048,019)
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system architecture; complex systems; modularity; graph partitioning; interdependence; complexity; sequential tasks; reciprocal tasks

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Exploring Structural Embeddedness of Product Market Activities and Resources within Business Units

Karim, Samina (2012). “Exploring structural embeddedness of product market activities and resources within business units.” Strategic Organization 10(4): 333-365.
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 20 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2021
Samina Karim
Northeastern University
Downloads 7 (1,048,019)
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structure, embeddedness, reconfiguration, recombination, coordination mechanisms, knowledge transfer, acquisition integration, stickiness

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A Framework of Organisations as Dynamic Structures

Carroll, Timothy N. and Samina Karim (2011). “A framework of organisations as dynamic structures.” International Journal of Strategic Change Management 3(3): 230-246.
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2021
Tim Carrol and Samina Karim
Independent and Northeastern University
Downloads 4 (1,070,136)

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organisational structure, design, restructuring, recombination, reconfiguration, patching, strategic change

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Reconfiguration: Adding, Redeploying, Recombining, and Divesting Resources and Business Units

Karim, Samina and Lawrence Capron (2016). “Reconfiguration: Adding, redeploying, recombining and divesting resources and business units.” Strategic Management Journal 37(13): E54-E62.
Posted: 19 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2021
Samina Karim and Laurence Capron
Northeastern University and INSEAD - Strategy

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reconfiguration, redeployment, recombination, restructuring, divestiture, acquisition, renewal, dynamic capabilities