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Assistant Professor of Management, School of Business and Economics
- BS in Computer Science, University of Manitoba
- MBA in General Management, University of Manitoba
- PhD in Strategic Management, University of Manitoba
Dr. Laplume is interested in how entrepreneurs and organizations gain competitive advantage, the process and outcomes of innovation and technological change, as well as stakeholder management and environmental sustainability. His dissertation research examined how organizations balance exploration and exploitation over time in varying environments to achieve competitive advantage through innovation. Prior to joining Michigan Tech, he worked as a business and information technology consultant for several years, helping client to plan, build, select, buy, and implement enterprise systems.
Dr. Laplume's uses quantitative, qualitative, and simulation methods in his research. As an example of his qualitative research, he recently studied an organization that operated in a highly competitive industry, looking to identify the underlying factors that enabled them to be innovative successfully. He spent three months on site, attending high-level meetings, interviewing managers and analyzing company data. The project helped Laplume and his co-investigators develop new theory about how firms balance exploration and exploitation without falling into failure traps.
- Strategic Management
- Management of Technology and Innovation
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Strategic Ambidexterity
- Technological Evolution
- Stakeholder Theory
- Laplume, A. O., Dass, P. (2012). "Outstreaming for ambidexterity: A qualitative study of an entrepreneurial firm", Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada.
- Laplume, A. O., Dass, P. (2010). "Simulating temporal ambidexterity in environments with varying competitive intensity," ( 2010, pp. 19) . Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada.
- Bapuji, H., Laplume, A. O. (2010). "Missing the Forest for the Trees: A Reply," Management and Organization Review (vol. 6, # 1, pp. 157–161) . Management and Organization Review.
- Laplume, A. & Dass, P. 2009. Adaptive ambidexterity: Simulating Burgelman and Grove’s (2007) model of strategic dynamics. Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
- Laplume, A. & Dass, P. 2009. Heuristics for adaptive ambidexterity: Simulating strategic dynamics of exploration and exploitation Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference Proceedings. Best Paper Award of the Strategy Division, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
- Laplume, A., Sonpar, K., & Litz, R. 2008. Stakeholder theory: A longitudinal review of a theory that moves us. Journal of Management, 24(6): 1152-1189.
- Bapuji, H. & Laplume, A. 2008. Toy recalls and China: One year later. Research Report. Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
- Bapuji, H., Beamish, P., & Laplume, A. 2007. Toy import and recall levels: Is there a connection? Research Report. Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.