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Francisco Brahm

Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship


Dr Francisco Brahm’s research sets out to understand two aspects of organisations. First, their nature: the essential forces that explain their origin as well as their function for agents and economies at large. Second, their formal structure (for example, vertical and horizontal boundaries, delegation and incentives systems) and the informal forces within firms (for instance, cooperation, trust and norms) and how these impact performance.

Dr Brahm has an MSc in Management from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC). He was a Research Associate at PUC and a management consultant at a boutique strategy and operations consulting firm in Chile before embarking on a PhD in Management at Cambridge University.

He frequently reviews papers for academic journals and conferences and provides expert assessment of projects submitted to research funds. His own research has been published in several journals, such as Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, and Journal of Supply Chain Management.

He previously served as Chief Financial Officer at a building materials company. He continues to actively collaborate with firms in tackling managerial challenges.

2018

Incentives and ratcheting in a multiproduct firm: a field experiment

Brahm F; Poblete J

Management Science 2018 Vol 64:10 p 4471-4965

2017

The impact of frictions in routine execution on economies of scope

Brahm F; Tarzijan J; Singer M

Strategic Management Journal 2017 Vol 38:10 p 2121-2142

Toward an integrated theory of the firm: the interplay between internal organization and vertical integration

Brahm F; Tarzijan J

Strategic Management Journal 2016 Vol 37:12 p 2481-2502

2015

Does complexity and prior interactions affect project procurement? Evidence from mining mega-projects

Brahm F; Tarzijan J

International Journal of Project Management 2015 Vol 33:8 p 1851-1862

2014

Subcontracting in project-based firms: do you follow the same pattern across your different projects?

Tarzijan J; Brahm F

International Journal of Project Management 2014 Vol 32:6 p 995-1006

Transactional hazards, institutional change, and capabilities: integrating the theories of the firm

Brahm F; Tarzijan J

Strategic Management Journal 2014 Vol 35:2 p 224-245

2013

Boundary choice interdependency: evidence from the construction industry

Brahm F; Tarzijan J

Industrial and Corporate Change 2013 Vol 22:5 p 1229-1271

2012

The impact of complexity and managerial diseconomies on hierarchical governance

Brahm F; Tarzijan J

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 2012 Vol 84:2 p 586-599

2011

Comparacion internacional de sistemas de salud y seguidad laboral

Brahm F; Singer M; Valenzuela L; Ramirez C

Organización Internacional del Trabajo (International Labour Organization Publishing).

2008

Entrepreneurial profitability and persistence: Chile versus the U.S.A.

Tarzijan J; Brahm F; Daiber L F

Journal of Business Research 2008 Vol 61:6 p 599-608

2005

Explicando la rentabilidad de la empresa y su sustentacion

Tarzijan J; Brahm F; Daiber L F

Abante 2005 Vol 8:1 p 25-54

  • 2018-19: Core Strategy, MBA Programme

  • 2018-19: Behavioural Strategy, PhD Programme

Research Interests


  • Theory of the firm
  • Vertical and horizontal boundaries
  • Delegation
  • Incentives systems
  • Informal organization of firms
  • Cultural Evolution