Articles and Research Papers

Press Articles (in reverse chronological order):

Research, Discussion Papers and Statistics

  • A Terminal Assessment of Stages Theory: Introducing a Dynamic States Approach to Entrepreneurship: Jonathan Levie, University of Strathclyde - Strathclyde Business School, Benyamin Lichtenstein, University of Massachusetts Boston. 
  • Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 34, Issue 2, pp. 317-350, March 2010 
  • Glassdoor Research Report (March 2015) "Does Company Culture Pay Off"
    • Financial performance analysis of companies voted "Best Place to Work For"
    • Since 2009, a portfolio of Fortune’s “Best Companies to Work For” companies outperformed the S&P 500 by 84.2 percent, while a similar portfolio of Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” outperformed the overall market by 115.6 percent.
  • Tom Nixon Beyond hierarchy & holacracy: Truly responsive organisations love authority
    • Quote "The fix is to overcome the taboo with authority by separating out formal and creative authority."
      • My comment...and there are many more types of authority to not forget about (See the Competing Values Framework)
  • Update report in Semco (2010) by Ben Kuiken - Where is Semco at today?
    • Also published on Nieuworganiseren (29/04/2012) The Semco Way (in Dutch)
  • Research from Korn Ferry in 2014 following 7,000 people in 500 companies - that “public companies with a higher rate of return (ROR) also employ professionals who exhibit higher levels of self-awareness.
  • Research from McKinsey shows that from 1991 to 2000, about 70% of the returns of individual companies was due to market factors, and only 30% was due to company-specific factors (De Swaan and Harper 2003) Quoted in "The Origin of Wealth" Eric Beinhocker P. 407
  • New York, NY: An unprecedented, global analysis of how companies really work finds that fewer than one in 30 companies are self-governing – but that these rare companies experience profound advantages in the marketplace. 
    • It also found that CEOs worldwide have a significant disconnect from their employees about how their companies operate, nowhere more than in the United States. Released today, The HOW Report looks at how governance, culture and leadership influence behavior and impact performance. The findings are derived from a rigorous statistical analysis of observations from over 36,000 employees at all levels in 18 countries. The report was developed by LRN and independently conducted by the Boston Research Group, in collaboration with Research Data Technology and The Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California. LRN works with companies and their people to strengthen their corporate character and inspire principled performance.
  • Organizational Transformation as a Function of CEOs’ Developmental Stage’, Organization Development Journal, 1998. David Rooke, William R. Torbert
  • Old school self help literature still has relevance for the WTF generation - a comprehensive survey of self help literature over the past decades:

Strategy and Strategic Thinking

Articles in French:


  • US businesses lose $11 billion annually as a result of employee turnover. Bureau Of National Affairs

System Theory, Critical Thinking, Integral Theory 

  • Niklas Luhmann - one of the top systems theorists according to Ken Wilber (mentioned in Integral Spirituality)
  • What Is Integral Critical Thinking?: