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Dr. M.P. (Michiel) Tempelaar

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Sectie Strategy & International Business
Fotograaf: Ineke Oostveen

  • Plantage Muidergracht 12
  • Kamernummer: M3.01Q
  • Postbus 15953
    1001 NL Amsterdam
  • Profile


    Michiel Tempelaar is Associate Professor of Strategy at the University of Amsterdam. After working for a few years as project manager in the telecom industry, he pursued a PhD at Rotterdam School of Management, which he obtained in 2010. His dissertation received first prize in the European Doctoral Programs Association in Management & Business Administration (EDAMBA) 2011 Thesis Competition. His research focuses on the multilevel determinants and micro-foundations of firms’ strategic and innovative behavior. In particular, he is interested in the nexus of socio-cognitive and organizational factors as drivers of exploitation-exploration, ambidexterity, and search. Michiel's work has been published in Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Long Range Planning, and Organization Science. He serves on the editorial board of Journal of Management Studies and as ad-hoc reviewer for several leading journals and conferences.


    Associate Professor, Director of Master of Science in Business Administration

    Dissertation title

    Organizing for Ambidexterity: Studies on the pursuit of exploration and exploitation through differentiation, integration, contextual and individual attributes


  • Teaching

    Amsterdam Business School

    • The Adaptive Organisation (MScBA)
    • The Adaptive Organisation (Executive Programme)
    • Strategy Consulting (MScBA)
    • Management Consulting (MScBA)
    • Master Thesis Supervision

    Previously at Rotterdam School of Management

    • Minor Strategy Consulting (Bachelor)
    • Questionnaires: Design, administration and analysis (MSc)
    • Survey Methods and Questionnaire Design (part-time PhD-programme)
    • Workshop Scientific Integrity in Survey Research (PhD-programme)
    • Strategic Issue Analysis (MSc)
    • Strategic Business Plan (Bachelor)
    • Master Thesis Supervision
  • Other activities and recognitions
    • ERIM Award for Article Impact 2014
    • The Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 2012
    • First prize for PhD thesis in EDAMBA thesis competition 2011
    • Finalist for the Strategic Management Society PhD Award 2009
    • Coordinating track-chair of the EURAM Conference 2012 track: Organizing ambidexterity across multiple levels of analysis: sensing and seizing opportunities for sustained performance
    • Editorial board member of Journal of Management Studies 2011 - present
  • Publicaties



    • Tempelaar, M. P., & Van de Vrande, V. (2021). Beggars can be choosers: Resource scarcity, dynamism, search activities, and their joint impact on performance. Long Range Planning, 54(4), Article 102074. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2021.102074 [details]
    • van Neerijnen, P., Figge, P., Tempelaar, M. P., & Schippers, M. C. (2021). Ambidexterity: Size matters! Reflexive climate and organizational TMS’s influence and the contingent effect of size. Journal of Small Business Management. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/00472778.2021.1981917


    • Rosenkranz, N., & Tempelaar, M. (2020). Creativity between the lines: Creative problem solving in multi-level survey research. In V. Dörfler, & M. Stierand (Eds.), Handbook of research methods on creativity (pp. 136-151). (Handbooks of research methods in management). Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781786439659.00017 [details]



    • Fasaei, H., Tempelaar, M. P., & Jansen, J. J. P. (2018). Firm reputation and investment decisions: The contingency role of securities analysts' recommendations. Long Range Planning, 51(5), 680-692. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2017.07.010 [details]


    • Kauppila, O-P., & Tempelaar, M. P. (2016). The Social‐Cognitive Underpinnings of Employees' Ambidextrous Behaviour and the Supportive Role of Group Managers' Leadership. Journal of Management Studies, 53(6), 1019-1044. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12192 [details]


    • Jansen, J. J. P., Tempelaar, M. P., Van den Bosch, F. A. J., & Volberda, H. (2009). Structural differentiation and ambidexterity: The mediating role of integration mechanisms. Organization Science, 20(4), 797–811. https://doi.org/10.1287/orsc.1080.0415


    • Tempelaar, M. P., Volberda, H. W., & Jansen, J. J. P. (2014). De Consultancy Index 2014: Drijfveren van omzetgroei in consulting. OOA.


    • Volberda, H. W., Jansen, J. J. P., Tempelaar, M. P., & Heij, C. V. (2011). Monitoren van sociale innovatie: Slimmer werken, dynamisch managen en flexibel organiseren. Tijdschrift voor HRM, 1, 85.


    • Volberda, H. W., Jansen, J. J. P., Tempelaar, M. P., & Heij, C. V. (2010). Sociale innovatie: nu nog beter! Erasmus Concurrentie en Innovatie Monitor 2009 - 2010. INSCOPE - Research for Innovation.

    Prijs / subsidie

    • Tempelaar, M. (2014). ERIM Award for Article Impact 2014.
    • Tempelaar, M. (2012). The Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
    • Tempelaar, M. (2011). First prize for PhD thesis in EDAMBA thesis competition.


    • Tempelaar, M. (reviewer) (2011-2025). Journal of Management Studies (Journal).


    • Tempelaar, M. (participant) (2012). EURAM 2012, Rotterdam. Coordinating track-chair of the EURAM Conference 2012 track: Organizing ambidexterity across multiple levels of analysis: sensing and seizing (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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  • Nevenwerkzaamheden
    • Rotterdam School of Management