Articles scientifiques

Advancing strategy and organization research in concert: Towards an integrated model?


Strategic Organization

août 2012, vol. 10, n°3, pp.297-303

Départements : Stratégie et Politique d’Entreprise, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : Bounded rationality, Rational choice theory, Strategic planning, Organizational research, Organizational sociology

The article discusses the impact of combining institutional and strategic research. The two type of research share common assumptions, which is the locally bounded rationality of agents. Despite the development seen in strategy research over the years, it still suffers from two shortcomings which include difficulties working with macro-dynamics. The author concludes that commonalities seen in both research types could find a resolution in other paradigm

An Empirical Investigation of Interorganizational Opportunism and Contracting Mechanisms

F. Lumineau, B. QUÉLIN

Strategic Organization

février 2012, vol. 10, n°1, pp.55-84

Départements : Stratégie et Politique d’Entreprise, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : Formal contract, Legal fees, Opportunism, Relational contract, Vertical relationship

This study investigates contracting mechanisms in situations of opportunistic disputes between organizations. The authors specifically explore the relationships between the formal versus informal nature of opportunism and the formal versus informal nature of contractual governance. They use a unique data set of 102 buyer–supplier disputes to explore in depth different types of opportunism – that is, strong form versus weak form opportunism – and different types of contracting mechanisms – that is, the controlling and coordinating functions of formal contracts and the cooperative and competitive sides of relational contracts. The authors’ detailed empirical analysis suggests distinct relationships between the different contracting mechanisms, the different types of opportunism, and the level of legal fees necessary to deal with the dispute. From these findings the authors derive implications for research on the role of contractual mechanisms in dealing with interorganizational opportunism

Creating and Capturing Value in Public-Private Ties: A Private Actor's Perspective


Academy of Management Review

avril 2012, vol. 37, n°2, pp.272-299

Départements : Stratégie et Politique d’Entreprise, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : Public-private interorganizational relations, Governance, Public opportunism, Social activism, Value creation, Value distribution

Intersecting the boundaries of public and private economic activity, public-private ties carry important organizational strategy, management, and policy implications. We identify the value creation and capture mechanisms embedded in these ties through a theoretical framework of two conceptual public-private structural alternatives, each associated with different value-creating capacities, rationales, and outcomes. Two important restraints on private value capture-public partner opportunism and external stakeholder activism-arise asymmetrically under each form, carrying a critical effect on partnership outcomes

Degree of innovativeness and new product performance

F. Duhamel, M. SANTI

Technology Analysis and Strategic Management

mars 2012, vol. 24, n°3, pp.253-266

Départements : Stratégie et Politique d’Entreprise

Mots clés : Product innovation, Innovativeness, Commercialisation of innovation, Small and medium-sized firms

The relationship between innovativeness and innovations’ success still remains unclear. This lack of consensus stems from a confusion between customer familiarity with the innovation and synergy with the focal firm's existing set of resources and competencies, to explain performance, as well as from the use of different measurement methods. On the basis of a sample of 114 innovation projects in small and medium-sized french companies, using our own measurement method, we show a U-shaped relationship between customer familiarity and performance, and a negative relation, as expected, between newness to the company and the innovation's performance

How to connect strategy research with broader issues that matter?

E. Vaara, R. DURAND

Strategic Organization

août 2012, vol. 10, n°3, pp.248-255

Départements : Stratégie et Politique d’Entreprise, GREGHEC (CNRS)