Pitosh Heyden

Assoc Professor

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Dr. Mariano L.M. Heyden (b. Curaçao, 1984), affectionately known as Pitòsh, is Associate Professor of Strategy & International Business in the Department of Management at the Monash Business School (Melbourne, Australia). He obtained his PhD in Management (specialization in strategy) in 2012 from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Rotterdam, Netherlands).


Prior to joining Monash, Mariano held positions in the International Business & Strategy Group at the Newcastle Business School (Newcastle, Australia), where he was a recognized with a Vice Chancellor’s grant for Research & Innovation Excellence in 2015. Mariano obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (with honors) from the University of Curaçao (Willemstad, Curaçao) in 2006 and holds a double-degree Master of Philosophy in Business Research/Master of Science in Business Administration (cum laude) from Erasmus University (Rotterdam, Netherlands), awarded in 2008.


Dr. Heyden’s research interests are at the intersection of strategic leadership (focusing on characteristics of decision-makers across the hierarchy), corporate governance (focusing on external governance, boards of directors, and corporate social responsibility), and organizational adaptation (focusing on renewal, innovation, and corporate entrepreneurship). His peer-reviewed research appears in leading international outlets ranked by the Australian Business Deans Council and the Financial Times Top 50 List, such as: Journal of Management (A*), Organization Studies (A*), Journal of Management Studies (A*), Human Resource Management (A*), Long Range Planning (A), Global Strategy Journal (A), Journal of Business Ethics (A), International Journal of Human Resource Management (A), as well as several book chapters in volumes published by Palgrave Macmillan and Springer. His research-informed perspectives on topical issues can be found in media outlets such as ABC News, Business Insider, The Conversation, and the World Economic Forum’s Agenda.


Mariano has been an international visiting scholar and taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses and seminars across Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, and the US, as well as global cohorts online. His teaching covers topics such as Strategic Management, International Business Strategy, Global Business Management, Globalization, Managing under Uncertainty, Advanced Research Methods, Strategic Business Planning, and Advanced Strategy Topics. He has received several commendations for outstanding teaching performance from the Director of Postgraduate Education of the Newcastle Business School.


Dr. Heyden currently serves as associate editor of Strategy & Organization Theory at the European Management Journal (Elsevier). He is also a member of flagship international learned societies in his area, including the Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, and Strategic Management Society. He has served on the scientific committee of the European Academy of Management and regularly presents and chairs sessions at various international conferences. He regularly provides expert peer-reviews for international refereed journals and has reviewed grant proposals for the National Science Foundation of the USA and the Australian Research Council. Domestically, Mariano is a member of the cross-disciplinary Health Services Research and Innovation Centre (University of Newcastle)and the Global Management & Governance Group (University of Sydney).


Mariano was recently awarded AU$ 379,000 by the Australian Research Council under the prestigious Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) scheme for a global multi-year research project examining the effectiveness of gender quotas for corporate boards.

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Projects 2017 2020

Research Output 2012 2019

Coming home and (not) moving in? Examining reshoring firms’ subnational location choices in the United States

Rasel, S., Abdulhak, I., Kalfadellis, P. & Heyden, M. L. M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Regional Studies. 15 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Structural and contextual approaches to ambidexterity: a meta-analysis of organizational and environmental contingencies

Fourné, S. P. L., Rosenbusch, N., Heyden, M. L. M. & Jansen, J. J. P., 1 Oct 2019, In : European Management Journal. 37, 5, p. 564-576 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)

The conjoint influence of top and middle management characteristics on management innovation

Heyden, M. L. M., Sidhu, J. S. & Volberda, H. W., 1 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Management. 44, 4, p. 1505-1529 25 p.

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8 Citations (Scopus)

Unpacking functional experience complementarities in senior leaders’ influences on CSR strategy: a CEO–top management team approach

Reimer, M., Van Doorn, S. & Heyden, M. L. M., Sep 2018, In : Journal of Business Ethics. 151, 4, p. 977-995 19 p.

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A study of negative reputation in the workplace

Zinko, R., Furner, C. P., Prati, L. M., Heyden, M. L. M. & Tuchtan, C., 1 Nov 2017, In : Journal of Career Assessment. 25, 4, p. 632-649 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review