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Dr Gerardus Lucas

BA (Maastricht University), MSc with distinction (Tilburg University), MSc with distinction (Tilburg University), PhD (Tilburg University)
Assistant Professor in Strategy and Leadership

Division: Strategy and International Business
Tel: +44 (0) 115 9515278
Location: C39 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

Dr Gertjan Lucas joined the Strategy and International Business Division at Nottingham University Business School as Assistant Professor in Strategy and Leadership in September 2018. Previously, he held the position of Vice-Chancellor's 2020 Lecturer in Business and Management at De Montfort University (Leicester, UK).

Gertjan has a doctorate from Tilburg University (The Netherlands) and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada). He studies how strategic decision makers collect, interpret and act upon performance information pertaining to their organization. This line of work on adaptive aspirations and performance feedback is rooted in Cyert and March's Behavioral Theory of the Firm and part of the larger Behavioral Strategy research field. Gertjan's work has been published in the Journal of Management, Frontiers in Management and Organisational Cognition, Frontiers in Psychology, the Creativity Research Journal, and others.

Gertjan has an active role in the academic community. He has co-organized The First Global Conference on Creating Value (May 2018, Leicester, UK) as well as various symposia, workshops and professional development activities.

Administrative Roles
Research Series Co-ordinator (Strategy & International Business)
Research Series Co-ordinator (CRIBS)
I am module convenor of the following modules:


Research Methods for Management Studies (N14B82)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Current Research Activities
Dr Gertjan Lucas's research mainly involves the study of Organizational Performance Feedback using Behavioral Theory of the Firm as the underpinning theoretical lense. More generally, Gertjan's works contributes to the area of Behavioral Strategy and the understanding of Strategic Decision Making. Further topics of interest include Attention, Creativity and Group Dynamics. Aspiring doctoral students interested in these areas are welcome to contact Dr Lucas.

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Lucas, G.J.M.; Knoben, J.; Meeus, M.T.H. (2018), "Contradictory yet coherent? Inconsistency in performance feedback and R&D investment change", Journal of Management, Vol.44 (2), 658-681.

Stokes, P.; Mahajan, G.; Lucas, G. J. M.; Hughes, P. (2018), "Creating Value - Value Co-Creation and Value Destruction", EFMD Global Focus, Vol.12(2), 44-47.

Curseu, P. L.; Meslec, M.N.; Pluut, H.; & Lucas, G. J. M. (2015), "Cognitive synergy in groups and group-to-individual transfer of decision-making competencies", Frontiers in Psychology, Vol.6, 01375.

Lucas, G. J. M.; Wijst, A. van der; Cur?eu, P. L.; Looman, W. M. (2013), "An evaluation of alternative ways of computing the creativity quotient in a design school sample", Creativity Research Journal, Vol.25, 348-355.

Reports for external body

Boogers, M.; Voerman, G.; Lucas, G. 2007, "Politiek online: Resultaten van een online-enquête onder bezoekers van de websites van de Nederlandse politieke partijen tijdens en na de campagne voor de Tweede Kamerverkiezingen van 22 november 2006", in, TSPB/DNPP.

Chapters in Books

Lucas, G. J. M.; Zijlmans, M. H.; Meeus, M. T. H.; Blettner, D. P. (2016), "The Influence of Organizational Performance Feedback on The Focus of Attention", in New Horizons in Managerial and Organizational Cognition - Uncertainty in Strategic Decision Making, (1), 171-190, Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Kenis, P. N.; Cambré, B.; Lucas, G. J. M.; Oerlemans, L. A. G. (2009), "The Explanatory Power of Existing Organisation Theories for Temporary Organisations", in Temporary Organizations: Prevalence, Logic and Effectiveness, 86-117, Edward Elgar.

Lucas, G. J. M.; Vermeulen, P. A. M.; Cur?eu, P. L. (2008), "Entrepreneurial decision styles and cognition in small and medium enterprises", in Cognitive Complexity and Entrepreneurial Decision Making, 105-122, Edward Elgar.


Lucas, G.J.M.; Knoben, J.; Meeus, M.T.H. 2013, "Inconsistency in Performance Feedback and R&D Investment", in Academy of Management Proceedings, #15528.



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