Top Management Team Incentives and Paradox (Proposal Development)

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Type and Duration

FFF-Förderprojekt, April 2020 until December 2020


Chair of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

Main Research

Growth and Complexity

Field of Research



The objective of this preliminary project is to develop a detailed dissertation proposal and refine this to submit a well-grounded and detailed grant application for subsequent research execution. The results of this dissertation project shall provide managers in Liechtenstein, the greater Rhine Valley Region, and beyond with insights that allow them to better understand the implications of different incentive mechanisms. Moreover, this project strives to contribute new insights that advance our theoretical understanding of research on ambidexterity, hybridity, and paradox in general, as well as TMT incentives and thus to make a valuable contribution to multiple research field. In a broader sense, it thereby also contributes to the research priorities of the University of Liechtenstein as it strives to provide insights on how innovation can be fostered without neglecting profitability and how sustainability goals can be pursued without jeopardizing firms’ economic viability.


Ambidexterity, Paradox, Incentives, Hybridity, Top Management Team

Principal Investigator


  • Forschungsförderungsfonds der Universität Liechtenstein


  • Zivkovic, D., & Zimmermann, A. (2020). Incentives for the Top Management Team and Ambidexterity. Presented at the 40th Annual International Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Virtual.