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Jarzabkowski, P., Bednarek, R. & Spee, P. 2015, Making a market for Acts of God: Risk-trading in the Global Reinsurance Sector. Oxford University Press; for endorsements see:


Bednarek R, Paroutis S, Sillince JAA. In Press, 2016. Transcendence through rhetoric practices: Responding to paradox in the science sector. Organization Studies.

Bednarek, R., Burke, G., Jarzabkowski, P., Smets, M. Forhtcoming. In press, 2016.  ‘Leveraging client relationships to support knowledge generation: An organizational ambidexterity perspective.’ Long Range Planning.

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

Jarzabkowski, P., Bednarek, R., & Cabantous, L. 2015. ‘Global Ethnography: Some challenges and advice from a research team.’ Human Relations. 68(1): 3-33.

Jarzabkowski, P., Bednarek, R & Le, J. 2014. ‘Producing Persuasive Findings: Demystifying Ethnographic Textwork in Strategy and Organization Research’. Strategic Organization. 12(4): 274-287.

Bednarek, R., Blumenfield, S. & Riad, S. 2012. Union and division: Paradoxes of purpose and scope within union amalgamation. Industrial Relations Journal, 43(6): 548-571.

Ahn, M., Zwikael, O. &  Bednarek, R. 2010. Technological invention to product innovation: A project management approach, International Journal of Project Management, 28 (6): 559-568.

Ahn, M., Meeks, M., Bednarek, R., Ross, C. & Dalziel, S. 2010. Towards a High Performance Bioeconomy: Determining Cluster Priorities and Capabilities in New Zealand, International Journal of Commerce and Management, 20 (4): 308-330. [2011 Outstanding Paper Award Winner]

Ahn, M., Davenport, S., Meeks, M. & Bednarek, R. 2010. Exploring Technology Agglomeration Patterns for Multinational Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Firms, Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, 16: 17–32

Ahn, M., Meeks, M., Davenport, S. & Bednarek, R. 2009. Death of Distance? Biotechnology Agglomeration Patterns, Alliance Proximity, and Firm Performance. International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 6(3): 247-264 [2009 IJTPM Best Paper]

Book Chapters

Paradox in everyday practice (with Jane Le). 2017, forthcoming. Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox: Approaches to plurality, tensions, and contradictions. P. Jarzabkowski, A. Langely, M. Lewis, & W. Smith (eds). Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Jarzabkowski, P., Bednarek, R., Spee, P. 2015, forthcoming. The role of artifacts in professional routines. Perspectives on Process Studies. J. Howard-Grenville, C. Rerup, A. Langley and H. Tsoukes (eds). Oxford: Oxford University Press

Jarzabkowski, P. Smets, M., Bednarek, R., Burke, G., Spee, P. 2013. Institutional Ambidexterity: Leveraging Institutional Complexity in Practice. In: Research in the Sociology of Organizations. 39: 37-61

Teaching Publications

2013- Global Reinsurance Masterclass Series; Strategic thinking for the reinsurance industry:

‘Masterclass 1: Re-think reinsurance: How to shape your future through strategic understanding of global market forces (with Jarzabkowski, P., M. Smets and A. Allocato) Global Reinsurance Masterclass Series. Cass Business School.

‘Masterclass 2: Fit for purpose? How to tailor reinsurance products to insurance industry lifecycles.’ (with Jarzabkowski, P., M. Smets and A. Allocato) Global Reinsurance Masterclass Series. Cass Business School.

‘Masterclass 4: Be a better reinsurer: How to align structure, knowledge and roles for operational excellence.’ (with P. Jarzabkowski, G. Burke and A. Allocato) Global Reinsurance Masterclass Series, Cass Business School.

‘Masterclass 6: Intelligent matchmaking: How to maximize value from broking.’ (with P. Jarzabkowski, L. Cabantous and A. Allocato) Global Reinsurance Masterclass Series. Cass Business School.

Refereed Teaching Cases:

2010. Negotiating, power and strategic competition: A teaching case (Ahn, M. &  Sutherland, K.) Education + Training, 52 (4): 321 – 339

2010. From novel biotechnology platform to globally competitive cancer company (with Ahn, M., Ackerley, D., A. York and S. Davenport). International Journal of Case Studies in Management, 8(3).

2010. Trilogy Natural Products: Managing a Global Network for Export Growth (with M. Ahn). International Journal of Case Studies in Management, 8(2): 1-22.

2009. Going for Growth at Gecko Press (with M. Ahn). Journal of Applied Case Research (JACR) 8(4): 1-24.

2009. Setting a Course for Tissue Repair: Mesynthes (with M. Ahn). JACR. 8(4): 1-24.

2008. Industrial Research Limited: New Zealand-Based Biopharmaceutical Entrepreneurship (with M.

Ahn, D. Ackerley and S. Davenport) The Management Case Study Journal. 8(1): 51-70.

Teaching Cases in Books:

2010. Global Alliances for Biotechnology Research, Development, and Commercialization: Industrial Research Limited (with M. Ahn, D.  Ackerley, & S. Davenport).  In: Dunn, W., Hunter, I., Morris, K. (Eds) New Zealand Case Series: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Auckland Press.

2010. Oxigene: Realizing value from multiple technology platforms (with M. Ahn, D. & Ackerley). In: Ahn, M, Alvarez, M., Meyers, A. & York, A (Eds) Building the case for biotechnology. Management case studies. Logos Press.

Practitioner reports and articles

2014. Changing competitive dynamics in the reinsurance industry: Implications of changes in buyer behavior for reinsurance executives (with P. Jarzabkowski and L. Cabantous). Journal of Financial Perspectives. Ernst Young Global Financial Services Institute. 2(1): 1-11.

2012. Beyond Borders: Charting the changing global reinsurance landscape (with P. Jarzabkowski, G. Burke, L. Cabantous, M. Smets). Cass Knowledge, Cass Business School.

2008. Managing High Growth (Ad)Ventures: Putting Good Advice to Work in New Zealand Firms (with M. Ahn, and M. Meeks)., Deloitte & Touche Research Series.

2008. Making Biotechnology Work for New Zealand (M. Ahn  M., Meeks, C. Ross and S. Dalziel) NZBIO-GW Research Series.