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Prof. Dr. Alexander Zimmermann

Assoziierter Professor
Lehrstuhl für Entrepreneurship und Strategisches Management
Studienleiter MBA in Technologie und Innovation
Institut für Entrepreneurship
Ausbildung
2010 — 2018

Habilitation (Venia legendi: Betriebswirtschaftslehre mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des strategischen Managements), Universität St. Gallen

2005 — 2010

Doktorat (Thema der Doktorarbeit: Organisationale Ambidextrie), Universität St. Gallen

2003

Studiensemester, Stockholm School of Economics

1999 — 2005

Lizenziat in Betriebswirtschaftslehre mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des Medien- und Kommunkationsmanagements, Universität St. Gallen

Werdegang
seit 2018

Assoziiertes Mitglied der Fakultät, Executive School of Managment, Technology, and Law, Universität St. Gallen

2017

Leiter des Service Bereichs und der Weiterbildung (ad interim), Institut für Betriebswirtschaft, Universität St. Gallen

seit 2014

Mitglied des Beirats, Franz-Haniel und Cie. GmbH, Duisburg, Deutschland

2011 — 2018

Assistenzprofessor für Organisation und Strategisches Management, Universität St. Gallen

2010 — 2018

Leiter Center for Organizational Excellence (CORE), Universität St. Gallen und Universität Genf

2006 — 2009

Mitglied des Gründungsteams, togedda.com, St. Gallen

2005 — 2010

Assistent am Lehrstuhl von Prof. em. Dr. Peter Gomez, Unviersität St. Gallen

2004

Praktikant, McKinsey & Co. Inc., Zürich

2002

Teammitglied, OzSnow Adventures, Sydney, Australien

2001 — 2002

Praktikant,Heineken Switzerland, Winterthur

Mitgliedschaften
seit 2017

Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (VHB)

seit 2007

Academy of Management

seit 2006

Strategic Management Society

Portrait
Developing leaders for a complex world: The emergence and effects of charismatic leadership and organizational unlearning
FFF-Förderprojekt, März 2019 bis März 2021

Effektive Führung ermöglicht es Unternehmen sich den Herausforderungen abrupt verändernder Märkte zu stellen. Diese Herausforderung zu meisten gelingt durch hohe Anpassbarkeit, welche daran geknüpft ... mehr

Verknüpfung von Ambidextrie und Finanzen
Vorstudie zur Dissertation, seit Februar 2019

Ziel der Dissertation ist es, das strategische Konzept der Ambidextrie (die Fähigkeit von Unternehmen gleichzeitig innovativ und effizient zu sein) mit der Finanzliteratur, finanziellen Konzepten und ... mehr

Business Model Innovation
FFF-Förderprojekt, Juli 2018 bis Juni 2020

In Zeiten fortschreitender Digitalisierung, Individualisierung und Vernetzung von Ökosystemen reicht die Fähigkeit, klassische Produkt- und Prozessinnovation entwickeln zu können, alleine nicht mehr ... mehr

Tackling the Complexity of Managing Paradoxes
FFF-Förderprojekt, Mai 2018 bis April 2020

Unternehmen und andere Organisationen sehen sich mit immer mehr Anforderungen und Zielsetzungen von Seiten ihrer unterschiedlichen Anspruchsgruppen konfrontiert. Sie müssen unter anderem effizient ... mehr

  • Zimmermann, A., Hill, S., Birkinshaw, J., & Jaeckel, M. (in press). Complements or substitutes? A microfoundations perspective on the interplay between drivers of ambidexterity in SMEs. Long Range Planning (LRP). (ABDC_2016: A; ABS: 3; VHB_3: B)

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  • Zimmermann, A., Raisch, S., & Cardinal, L. (2018). Managing Persistent Tensions on the Front-Line: A Configurational Perspective on Ambidexterity. Journal of Management Studies, 55(5), 739-769. (ABDC_2016: A*; ABS: 4; FT 50: 26; VHB_3: A)

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  • Linz, C., Müller-Stewens, G., & Zimmermann, A. (2017). Fit für die Zukunft. Harvard-Business-Manager: das Wissen der Besten(Juli).

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  • Birkinshaw, J., Zimmermann, A., & Raisch, S. (2016). How do Firms Adapt to Discontinous Change? Bridging the Dynamic Capabilitities and Ambidexterity Perspectives. California Management Review, 58(4), 36-58. (ABDC_2016: A; ABS: 3; ISI: 3.412; ISI: 2.943; VHB_3: B)

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  • Zimmermann, A., Probst. G., Hermann, C., & Ferreira, P. (2016). Die grüne Hoffnung. Harvard-Business-Manager: das Wissen der Besten(Juni), 70-75.

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  • Zimmermann, A., Raisch, S., & Birkinshaw, J. (2015). How is Ambidexterity Initiated? The Emergent Charter Definition Process. Organization Science, 26(4), 1119-1139. (ABDC_2016: A*; ABS: 4*; FT 50: 37; ISI: 5.431; VHB_3: A+)

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  • Zimmermann, A., Gomez, P., Probst, G., & Raisch, S. (2014). Creating Societal Benefits and Corporate Profits. MIT Sloan Management Review(Spring Issue), 18-21. (ABDC_2016: A; ABS: 3; FT 50: ; ISI: 4.225; ISI: 2.705; VHB_3: C)

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  • Luger, J., Zimmermann, A., Schäffer, M., & Bertram, F. (2014). Innovation richtig organisieren;: Neue Technologien erfolgreich implementieren. Zeitschrift Führung Organisation (ZFO), Jg. 83(5), 340-346. (VHB_3: D)

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  • Jäckel, M., Gomez, P., & Zimmermann, A. (2014). Eine Frage des Klimas. Harvard-Business-Manager: das Wissen der Besten(Januar), 14-15.

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  • Zimmermann, A. (2013). Der Feind im eigenen Haus - Kommentar. Der Harvard Business Manager(August), 95.

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  • Zimmermann, A., Probst, G., & Angehrn, A. (2013). Wandel planbar machen - Dank nicht linearer Planungs- und Steuerungssysteme. zfo Zeitschrift Führung Organisation, Jg 82(2), 130-136. (VHB_3: D)

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  • Raisch, S., Zimmermann, A., & Cardinal, L. (2012). A Revised Blueprint of the Ambidextrous Organization: Reuniting Structural and Contextual Theories. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2012(1), 1-6.

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  • Zimmermann, A., & Raisch, S. (2011). Rightsizing: Ein Überblick zu Ansätzen und Methoden. Organisations Entwicklung, 2011(3), 90-93.

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  • Gomez, P., Probst, G., Raisch, S., & Zimmermann, A. (2011). Führung im Wandel - Sind Visionäre oder Pragmatiker erfolgreicher? Organisations Entwicklung, 2011(3), 90-93.

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  • Zimmermann, A., & Raisch, S. (2009). Ambidexterity in Inter-Firm Relationships: Governance Structures and Knowledge Processes. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2009(1), 1-7.

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  • Probst, G., Raisch, S., & Zimmermann, A. (2006). Wachstumsstrategien: Wie BMW Mercedes überholt hat. IO New Management(12), 54-59.

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  • Zimmermann, A. (2005). Aargauer Asphalt über das Meer. KMU Manager(9), 18-20.

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  • Linz, C., Müller-Stewens, G., & Zimmermann, A. (2017). Radical Business Model Transformation: Gaining the Competitive Edge in a Disruptive World. London: KoganPage.

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  • Zimmermann, A. (2009). Organizational Ambidexterity: How to Plan, Design, and Manage Exploratory Initiatives in Incumbent Firmgs. Bamberg: Difo-Druck.

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  • Raisch, S., & Zimmermann, A. (2017). Pathways to Ambidexterity: A Process Perspective on the Exploration-Exploitation Paradox. In W. S. M.W. Lewis (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox: Approaches to Plurality, Tensions and Contradictions (pp. 315-332). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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  • Zimmermann, A., & Birkinshaw, J. (2016). Reconciling Capabilitites and Ambidexterity Theories: A Multi-Level Perspective. In D.J. Teece and S. Lee (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Dynamic Capabilities. Oxford: Oxford Handbooks Online.

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  • Zimmermann, A. (2012). Organisationsdesign - ein zeitloser Klassiker: Wo geht die Reise hin? In T. B. J. Rüegg-Stürm (Ed.), Unternehmerisches Management - Herausforderungen und Perspektiven (pp. 233-240). Bern: Haupt.

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  • Zimmermann, A., & Welling, C. (2009). Auf dem Weg zum "janusköpfigen Manager"? Komplementäre und integrierte Führungsstrukturen in Zeiten des Wandels. In C. W. S. Kunisch (Ed.), Stratgeische Führung auf dem Prüfstand: Herausforderungen und Chancen in Zeiten des Wandels (pp. 113-126). Heidelberg: Springer.

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  • Zimmermann, A., & Raisch, S. (2007). Nachhaltiges Wachstum: Wie BMW Mercedes überholte. In S. Raisch, P. Gomez & G. Probst (Eds.), Wege zum Wachstum: Wie Sie nachhaltigen Unternehmenserfolg erzielen (pp. 178-191). Wiesbaden: Gabler.

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  • Luger, J., & Zmmermann, A. (2010). In the Mix: A Longitudinal Perspective on Allocating Resources to Exploitation and Exploration. Paper presented at the 30th Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Rome, Italy.

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  • Ambos, T., Fuchs, S., & Zimmermann, A. (2019). Managing Tensions in a Multinational Hybrid Organization: A New Perspective on Headquarters-Subsidiary Relationships. Paper presented at the 39th Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Minneapolis.

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  • Laamanen, T., Zimmermann, A., & Bian, D. (2019). Composition of Acquisition Sequences: The Effects of Different Types of Acquisition Patterns on Acquirer Performance. Paper presented at the 39th Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Minneapolis.

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  • Zimmermann, A., Hill, S., Birkinshaw, J., & Jäckel, M. (2018). Complements or Substitutes? Investigating the Interplay amongst Drivers of Ambidexterity in SMEs.. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA.

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  • Laamanen, T., Zimmermann, A., & Bian, D. (2018). Not all Roads lead to Rome: Different Approaches to Ambidexterity in Acquisition Sequences.. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA.

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  • Zimmermann, A., Hill, S., Birkinshaw J., & Jäckel, M. (2017). How to Become Ambidextrous? The Interaction of Structure, Leadership, and Organizatiional Context. Paper presented at the 37th Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Houston, USA.

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  • Doblinger, C., Wales, B., & Zimmermann, A. (2017). Avoiding the Downturn? How Ambidexterity and Public Policy Influence Firm Performance Stability during Economic Crises. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, USA.

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  • Zimmermann, A., Hill, S., Birkinshaw, J., & Jäckel, M. (2017). Complements of Substitutes? Investigating the Interplay amongst Drivers of Ambidexterity. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, USA.

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  • Zimmermann, A., Hill, S., Birkinshaw, J., & Jäckel, M. (2016). The Interplay of Individual-Level, Group-Level, and Firm-Level Balancing Capabilities as Drivers of Ambidexterity. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, USA.

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  • Zimmermann, A., & Cardinal, L. (2015). Cross-Functional Ambidexterity: Organizational Antecedents and Boundary Conditions. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

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  • Birkinshaw, J., & Zimmermann, A. (2015). How to adapt to Discontinous Change? Bridging Dynamic Capabilities and Ambidexterity Perspectives. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

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  • Zimmermann, A., & Cardinal, L. (2014). Organizing for Innovation: The Varying Needs of Sypply-Side and Demand-Side Search. Paper presented at the 34th Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Madrid, Spain.

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  • Jäckel, M., & Zimmermann, A. (2014). From Separation to Integration: How Compensatory Structuring Reconciles Exploration and Exploitation. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Phladelphia, USA.

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  • Jäckel, M., & Zimmermann, A. (2013). From Differentiation to Reconciliation: How Compensatory Structuring Reunites Exploration and Exploitation in SMEs. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual International Conference of the Strrategic Management Society, Atlanta, USA.

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  • Zimmermann, A., & Jäckel, M. (2013). Leading to Ambidexterity: The Direct and Indirect Effects of Managers' Behavioral Complexity in SMEs and Business Units. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando, USA.

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  • ZImmermann, A., Raisch, S., & Birkinshaw, J. (2013). The Emergent Process of Ambidexterity. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando, USA.

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  • Luger, J., Zimmermann, A., & Laamanen, T. (2013). Strategic Content Designs of Acquisition Streams: Balancing Explorative and Exploitative Acquisitions. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando, USA.

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  • Luger, J., Zimmermann, A., & Laamanen, T. (2012). Content Design of Acquisition Streams: Balancing Exploration and Exploitation. Paper presented at the 32nd Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Prague, Czech Republic.

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  • Raisch, S., Zimmermann, A., & Cardinal, L. (2012). A Revised Blueprint of the Ambidextrous Organization: Reuniting Structural and Contextual Theories. Paper presented at the Academy of Managment Annual Meeting, Boston, USA.

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  • Luger, J., & Zimmermann, A. (2011). Exploit what you Explore: Process Models of Structural and Contextual Ambidexterity. Paper presented at the 31st Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Miami, USA.

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  • Luger, J., Zimmermann, A., & Grösser, S. (2011). The Dynamics of Ambidextrous Decision Making. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, USA.

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  • Zimmermann, A., Raisch, S., & Birkinshaw, J. (2011). A Process Study of Inter-firm Relationships: Exploration, Exploitation, and Emergent Ambidexterity. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, USA.

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  • Zimmermann, A., & Welling, C. (2011). Intermediate Levels of Social Embeddedness in New Product Development: The Role of Contextual Antecedents. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, USA.

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  • Welling, C., & Zimmermann, A. (2010). Midway to Social Embeddedness in NPD: The Role of Contextual Mechanisms. Paper presented at the 30th Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Rome, Italy.

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  • Zimmermann, A. (2010). Knowledge Recombination in New Product Development Boundary Types and Combinative Capabilities. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

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  • Luger, J., & Zimmermann, A. (2010). In the Mix: A Longitudinal Perspective on Allocating Resources to Exploitation and Exploration. Paper presented at the 30th Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Rome, Italy.

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  • Zimmermann, A., & Raisch, S. (2009). Do Incumbents Really Fail to Innovate? The Role of Exploratory Search and Structural Contexts. Paper presented at the 29th Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Washington D.C., USA.

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  • Zimmermann, A., & Raisch, S. (2009). Ambidexterity in Inter-Firm Relationships: Governance Structures and Knowledge Processes. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA.

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  • Zimmermann, A., & Raisch, S. (2008). Intra-Project Ambidexterity in Technology Innovation: Antecedents and Outcomes. Paper presented at the 28th Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Colgone, Germany.

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  • Raisch, S., & Zimmermann, A. (2008). Exploratory Search in Mature Firms: Selecting Appropriate Structural Contexts. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, USA.

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  • Welling, C., & Zimmermann, A. (2008). Configurational Aspects of Supplier Integration in New Product Development. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, USA.

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  • Zimmermann, A. (2007). Separate Units or Parellel Networks: The Role of Innovation Types in Balanced Structures' Success. Paper presented at the 27 Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society, San Diego, USA.

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  • Raisch, S., & Zimmermann, A. (2007). Balanced Organizational Forms: Towards a Strategic Contingency Model. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA.

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  • Zimmermann, A., Raisch, S., & Knoll, S. (2006). Strategy as Balanced Evolution. Paper presented at the 26th Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Vienna, Austria.

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  • Zimmermann, A. (2019). Radical business model transformation in Singapore. Euro-Asia Management Studies Association (EAMSA), FH Vorarlberg.

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  • Zimmermann, A. (2017). Managing Persistent Tensions. Research Seminar Series, Cass Business School, London, UK.

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  • Zimmermann, A. (2016). Responsibility can pay off - but does not have to. VfU Webtalk for Sustainability Professionals in Financial Institutions.

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  • Zimmermann, A. (2015). Strategy and R&D Efficiency. Metall Zug R&D Executive Meeting, Arbon, Switzerland.

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  • Zimmermann, A. (2015). Loosing Fear of Strategy Work. DerKreis Member Talk, Baar, Switzerland.

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  • Zimmermann, A. (2014). Growth, Profit, or Both? Organizational Development in a Fast Growth Environment. Symbiotics SA Corporate Week, Geneva, Switzerland.

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  • Zimmermann, A. (2010). How much Growth is Risky: The Corridor of Profitable Corporate Development. Swiss Re 8th Conference for Global Accounting Firms, Zurich, Switzerland.

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  • Zimmermann, A. (2008). New Organizational Approaches for the Simultaeous Pursuit of Innovation and Efficiency. Siemens AG Strategy Update, Feldafing, Germany.

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