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Refereed Journal Articles

De Marchi, Demirbag, Gölgeci, Kolk (scheduled for 2025): International Business and the Natural Environment: Advancing Knowledge for Research, Practice, and Policymaking. Journal of International Business Policy. [Link] to Call for Papers.

Baumann, Davis, Kunisch, Luo, Wu (scheduled for 2024): Organizing for Good. Journal of Organization Design. [Link] to Call for Papers.

Blagoev, Hernes, Kunisch, Schultz (2024): Time as a Research Lens: A Conceptual Review and Research Agenda. Journal of Management. [PDF] [Link]

Wright et al. (2024): Advocacy and the Search for Truth in Management Scholarship: Can the Twain Ever Meet? Journal of Management Inquiry, 33(1), 11-25. [PDF] [Link]

Kunisch, Denyer, Bartunek, Menz, Cardinal (2023): Review Research as Scientific Inquiry. Organizational Research Methods, 55(2): 1-18. [PDF] [Link]

Kunisch, zu Knyphausen-Aufseß, Bapuji, Aguinis, Bansal, Tsui, Pinto (2023): Using Review Articles to Tackle Societal Grand Challenges. International Journal of Management Reviews, 25(2), 240-250. [PDF] [Link]

Kunisch, Birkinshaw, Boppel, Choi (2023): Review Research as Scientific Inquiry. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 39(4): 1-17. [PDF] [Link]

Kunisch, Menz, Langan (2022): Chief Digital Officers: An Exploratory Analysis of their Emergence, Nature, and Determinants. Long Range Planning, 55(2): 1-18. [PDF] [Link]

Menz, Kunisch, Birkinshaw, Collis, Foss, Hoskisson, Prescott (2021): Corporate Strategy and the Theory of the Firm in the Digital Age. Journal of Management Studies, 58(7): 1695-1720. [PDF] [Link]

Darouichi, Kunisch, Menz, Cannella (2021): CEO Tenure: An Integrative Review and Pathways for Future Research. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 29(6): 661-683. [PDF] [Link]

Kunisch, Blagoev, Bartunek (2021): Complex Times, Complex Time: The Pandemic, Time-Based Theorizing and Temporal Research in Management and Organization Studies. Journal of Management Studies, 58(5): 1411–1415. [PDF] [Link]

Kunisch, Menz, Collis (2020): Corporate Headquarters in the Twenty-First Century: An Organization Design Perspective. Journal of Organization Design, 9(22): 1–32. [PDF] [Link]

Ambos, Kunisch, Leicht-Deobald, & Schulte Steinberg (2019): Unravelling Agency Relations inside the MNC: The Roles of Socialization, Goal Conflicts and Second Principals in Headquarters-Subsidiary Relationships. Journal of World Business, 54(2): 67–81. [PDF] [Link]

Kunisch, Menz, & Cannella Jr. (2019): The CEO as A Key Micro-Foundation of Global Strategy: Task Demands, CEO Origin, and the CEO’s International Background. Global Strategy Journal, 9(1): 19–41. [PDF] [Link]

Kunisch, Menz, & Birkinshaw (2019): Spatially Dispersed Corporate Headquarters: A Historical Analysis of their Prevalence, Antecedents, and Consequences. International Business Review, 28(1): 148–161. [PDF] [Link]

Kunisch, Keil, Boppel, & Lechner (2019): Strategic Initiative Portfolios: How to Manage Strategic Challenges Better Than One at a Time. Business Horizons, 62 (4): 529–537. [PDF] [Link]

Müller & Kunisch (2018): Central Perspectives and Debates in Strategic Change Research. International Journal of Management Reviews, 20(2): 457–482. [PDF] [Link]

Kunisch, Menz, Denyer, Cardinal, & Bartunek (2018): Feature Topic at Organizational Research Methods: How to Conduct Rigorous and Impactful Literature Reviews. Organizational Research Methods, 21(3): 519-523. [PDF] [Link]

Kunisch, Bartunek, Müller, & Huy (2017): Time in Strategic Change Research. Academy of Management Annals, 11(2): 1005–1064. [PDF] [Link]

Kunisch (2017): Benchmarking Corporate Headquarters: Instrumental, but not Strategic? – Comments on Young (1998). Long Range Planning, 50(1): 30-32. [PDF] [Link]

Kunisch (2017): Does Headquarter Structure Follow Corporate Strategy? An Empirical Study of the Relations between Corporate Strategic Change and Changes in the Size of Corporate Headquarters. Journal of Business Economics and Management, 18(3): 390-411. [PDF] [Link]

Hauptmann, Kunisch (2017): Please Mind the Gap! An Assessment of Research on Managerial Perception Gaps. Die Unternehmung, 71(1): 30–55. [PDF] [Link]

Menz, Kunisch, & Collis (2015): The Corporate Headquarters in the Contemporary Corporation: Advancing a Multimarket Firm Perspective. Academy of Management Annals, 9(1): 633-714. [PDF] [Link]

Kunisch, Menz, & Ambos (2015): Changes at Corporate Headquarters: Review, Integration and Future Research. International Journal of Management Reviews, 17(3): 356-381. [PDF] [Link]
As of October 2018, one of the top five cited papers in IJMR from 2015.

Kunisch, Schulte Steinberg, & Ambos (2015): Corporate Parenting Reviews: Die strategische Überprüfung der Konzernzentrale. zfo – Zeitschrift Führung und Organisation, 84(1): 25-31. [PDF] [Link]

Kunisch, Müller-Stewens, & Campbell (2014): Why Corporate Functions Stumble. Harvard Business Review, 92(12): 110-117. [PDF] [Link]

Boppel, Kunisch, Keil, & Lechner (2013): Driving Change through Corporate Programs. MIT Sloan Management Review, 55(1): 20-22. [PDF] [Link]

Campbell, Kunisch, Müller-Stewens (2012): Are CEOs Getting the Best from Corporate Functions? MIT Sloan Management Review, 53(3): 12-14. [PDF] [Link]

Campbell, Kunisch, Müller-Stewens (2011): To Centralize or not to Centralize? McKinsey Quarterly, 2011(June): 97–102. [PDF] [Link]

Other Articles and Newspaper Articles (selected)

zu Knyphausen-Aufseß, Kunisch, Nippa (2021): Zur Rolle der BWL in Zeiten großer gesellschaftlicher und ökologischer Herausforderungen. Die Unternehmung, 75(2): 188-197. [PDF] [Link]

zu Knyphausen-Aufseß, Kunisch, Nippa (2020): Die BWL duckt sich zu oft weg. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. No. 115, 18 Mai 2020: 16.

Menz M., Kunisch S. (2016): Die «Konzernzentrale 4.0» – eine Folge der zunehmenden Flexibilisierung von zentralen Managementfunktionen. Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 23 Nov. 2016: 30.

Menz M., Kunisch S., Collis D. (2015): Der Mythos Konzernzentrale. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, No. 225, 28 September 2015: 15.

Kunisch, Müller-Stewens, Campbell (2015): Verjüngungskur für die Konzernzentrale. Harvard Business Manager, 37(5): 2–11. (Reprint)

Kunisch, Bilhuber (2014): Three Traps Facing New Corporate Center Executives. The European Business Review, 2014(Sep-Oct): 85–88. [Link]

Campbell, Kunisch, Müller-Stewens (2013): CEOs, Mind Your Own Business! Why and How Corporate CEOs Should Pay More Attention to Corporate Functions. The European Business Review, 2013(Mar-Apr): 33–37. [Link]

Schimmer, Kunisch (2012): Op-Ed: Greek Drama—Looking Behind the Scenes of EU Integration. Harvard Kennedy School Review, 2012(1): 1–3. [Link]