Publication by Giada Di Stefano of an article “Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance” within Business Strategy (on June 14, 2014)

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JMS – special Issue on Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship

Journal of Management Studies : Special Issue on Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship – Submission deadline : January 15, 2015

Journal of Management Studies

Publication of a chapter by Professor Diane-Laure Arjalies : “Understanding Organizational Creativity: Insights from Pragmatism’ (July 2013)

Understanding Organizational Creativity: Insights from Pragmatism’, with B. Simpson and P. Lorino, American Pragmatism and Organization Studies, edited by M. Kelemen and N. Rumens, Gower Press, July 2013, p.131-145.

2 Publications by Professor Diane-Laure Arjalies, this summer : the first in the Journal of Business Ethics, & the other in Management Accounting Research (special issue).

‘Challengers from within Economic Institutions: A Second-Class Social movement? A response to Déjean, Giamporcaro, Gond, Leca and Penalva-Icher’s comment on French SRI’, in Journal of Business Ethics, available on line :

‘The Use of Management Control Systems to Formulate and Implement CSR Strategy: A Levers of Control Perspective’, with J. Mundy, Management Accounting Research, special issue on “Challenges for management accounting arising from the sustainable development agenda”, available on line

First issue of Valuation Studies is now on line

Valuation Studies Spring Newsletter

For more information, please contact Prof Diane-Laure Arjalies, , who is a member of the Editorial Board

Publication of “La Désorganisation du Monde” by Le Bord de L’eau Editions, book written by Professor Rodolphe Durand

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Publication by Harvard Business Review Press of “The Pirate Organization” book written by Professor Rodolphe Durand and Professor Jean-Philippe Vergne

The Pirate Organization: Lessons from the Fringes of Capitalism is a book written by R. Durand & JP Vergne and published by Harvard Business Review Press (4 Dec 2012)
The book invites the reader to question common wisdom about capitalism and piracy by suggesting that:• Capitalism cannot be conceived of independently from the notion of state sovereignty, as it appears in 17th century Europe. Without the state, capitalism would not exist. Consequently, the suggestion that we need “more state” or “more government” to compensate for the drawbacks of capitalism appears misleading at best. Similarly, anarcho-capitalism, or the suggestion that capitalist societies would be better off without the state, is a contradiction in terms.• Piracy is an organized form of action that constantly questions and reshapes the boundaries of state sovereignty. When states conquer new territories, such as the high seas in the 17th century or cyberspace today, pirate organizations are always around to contest the state-imposed rules of exchange and to propose alternative norms.• Looking back at capitalism’s history, we observe a recurrent pattern: sovereign states rely on monopolistic organizations — from the East India companies on the high seas, to AT&T in the early age of cyberspace — to conquer new territories and regulate them. Thus, it turns out that those who believe that capitalism is all about hyper-competition and free markets are quite wrong. The political consequences of this confusion are huge — and often tragic.
• Pirate organizations, through their defense of alternative rules of exchange, contribute to altering the functioning of capitalist societies. By producing new norms, pirates guide the renewal of capitalism and shape the emergence of new industries. For instance, 17th century sea pirates were at the vanguard of an early form of democracy that they implemented on the seas by being the first crews to accept women and Blacks on board their ships. In cyberspace, pirates have been key in defining new forms of shared ownership such as free & open source software. And so forth.

New publication by SNO member, Emeritus Professor Romain Laufer: “Les Nouvelles Fondations des sciences de gestion”

We are pleased to announce the publication of  the book “Les Nouvelles Fondations des sciences de gestion”, co-authored by SNO member, Emeritus Professor Romain Laufer. Please click here for more details (in french) and a video-interview with the authors.


We are proud to announce the following publications of SnO members:

Co-authors: Bridoux F, Coeurderoy R., and Durand R.
Title: Heterogeneous motives and the creative collection of value
Journal: Academy of Management Review, 36(4), 2011

Co-authors: Philippe D. and Durand R.
Title: The differentiated impacts of conforming behaviors on firm reputation
Journal: Strategic Management Journal, 32: 969-993, 2011

Author: Nils Plambeck
Title: The Development of New Products: The Role of Firm Context and Managerial Cognition
Journal: Journal of Business Venturing

Co-authors: Ilze Kivleniece and Bertrand Quélin
Title: Creating and Capturing Value In Public-Private Ties: A Private Actor’s Perspective
Journal: Academy of Management Review (forthcoming in April 2012)

Co-authors: Diane Laure Arjaliès, Cécile Goubet and Jean Pierre Ponssard
Title: Approches stratégiques des émissions CO2 – Les cas de l’industrie cimentière et de l’industrie chimique
Journal: Revue Française de Gestion, 2011/6 N° 215, p. 123-146

Under Press: The Impact of Non-Conforming Behaviors on Firm Reputation

By Philippe D and Durand R, Strategic Management Journal Deviance from social norms has been extensively examined in recent strategy research, leaving the strategic implications of conformity largely unexplored. In this article, we argue that firms can elect to conform to a norm along two dimensions: compliance with the goal and level of commitment to the procedures. We then produce a typology of four norm-conforming behaviors, which allows us to isolate differentiated effects of conformity on firm reputation. We examine the corporate environmental disclosures of 90 U.S. firms and find that firms derive different reputational rewards depending on whether they conform to the goal or procedure dimension of the environmental transparency norm. In addition, the relationship between conformity and reputation is moderated by the firm’s prior reputation and the stringency of the normative environment.