Jakob Arnoldi


Title: Professor
Home institution: Department of Management, Business and Social Sciences

Aarhus University

SDC research project(s): Heterogeneous Business Regimes: We explore consequences for firms of institutional heterogeneity across China’s provinces. The consequences among other things manifest themselves in firms’ acquisition strategies and in varying efficacy of strategic capabilities.

Business Groups and Organizational Structures. We explore personal linkages and interlocks in business groups and the impact these have on agency costs and performance.

Project partner(s) in China Xin Chen, Department of Accounting, Antai College, Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Chaohong Na, Business School, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics.

Project partner(s) in Denmark: Anders Ryom Villadsen. Department of Management, Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University.
SDC Teaching involvement Teaches Organizations and Management on the Public Welfare and Social Development program (2014-15). Have supervised 5 thesis projects and two internship reports.
Overall research interests Chinese management and business. Risk, Corporate Governance and Strategy in Emerging Markets.
Publications Keith, M., Lash, S., Arnoldi, J., Rooker, T (2014) China Constructing Capitalism. London: Routledge.

Arnoldi J, Villadsen A (2015) Political Ties of Listed Chinese Companies, Performance Effects, and Moderating Institutional Factors. Management & Organization Review 15 (2): 217-236

Chen X, Arnoldi J, Na C (forthcoming) Governance Structure and Related

Party Loan Guarantees: The Case of Chinese Family Business Groups. Management & Organization Review.

Scheduled activities 2016 Research on Business and Innovation. Research on succession problems in family businesses. Teaching Organizations and Management