Int. J. Human Resources Development and Management, Vol. 9, Nos. 2/3, 2009
German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) Jochi Kioizaka Bldg. 2F 7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0094, Japan E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org *Corresponding author
Wolfgang H. Güttel
Chair of Organization and Strategic Management University of Hamburg Von Melle-Park 5, D-20148 Hamburg, Germany E-mail: email@example.com
R|M International Fischhof 3/6, A-1010 Vienna, Austria E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Biographical notes: Florian Kohlbacher is a Research Fellow at the German Institute for Japanese Studies in Tokyo, Japan. He is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management at the Hamburg University of Technology, Germany, a Fellow of the World Demographic Association and an Honorary Board Member of the International Mature Marketing Network. He teaches business and management at several universities in Tokyo and is the author of International Marketing in the Network Economy: A Knowledge-based Approach (Palgrave Macmillan 2007) and the co-editor of The Silver Market Phenomenon: Business Opportunities in an Era of Demographic Change (Springer 2008).
Wolfgang H. Güttel is a Professor for Organization and Strategic Management at the University of Hamburg in Germany. He is also affiliated with the Department of Technique and Management at the University of Padua in Italy and with the Department of Management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in Austria. Previously, he was AIM Research Fellow at the Management School at the University of Liverpool, UK (2007), Professor at the University of Kassel, Germany and Assistant Professor at the Department of Management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (2002–2006). His main research interests are dynamic capabilities, ambidexterity (the relationship between exploration and exploitation) and replication.
Beate Haltmeyer is an HR consultant and partner at R|M International in Vienna, specialising in recruitment, personnel and organisation development. She also teaches HRM and management at various business schools. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management at
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