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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
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.
A tale of research and rock ‘n’ roll by two SnO members in the Financial Times:
Rock and roll research, Financial Times, March 6, 2011
The discussion continues on L’organisation Pirate‘s blog…
By Karnani A, Garrette B, Kassalow J & Lee M, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring 2011 Several social enterprises are attempting to provide eye- glasses to the 500 million to 1 billion poor people in the world who need them. Some enterprises see the provision of trained optometrists as the key to solving the problem; others are focused on cost reduction; others still are focused on technological innovations. Why haven’t any of these approaches succeeded on a large scale?
Revisiting the intertwined history of pirate organizations and capitalism, L’Organisation Pirate (Au bord de l’eau), written by Rodolphe Durand and Jean-Philippe Vergne, will be available in bookstores in October 2010: www.organisationpirate.com. Abstract (Fr) Qu’est-ce qui relie entre eux les pirates des mers, les pirates informatiques et les biopirates ? L’ouvrage répond à cette question en développant une perspective originale sur l’organisation des communautés pirates opérant en mer, sur le Net, ou au coeur de l’ADN. Ces territoires sont aussi ceux de l’expansion du capitalisme, c’est pourquoi ce livre défend l’idée que l’organisation pirate, loin d’être un accident de l’histoire, se trouve être en réalité l’une des forces essentielles qui structurent le capitalisme depuis ses origines. Ce livre raconte une histoire du capitalisme en adoptant le point de vue des pirates, afin de révéler la dynamique essentielle qui anime et nourrit l’évolution des sociétés humaines depuis la découverte de l’Amérique. Ce livre propose une théorie transhistorique de l’organisation pirate qui révèle la face cachée des sociétés capitalistes et permet d’expliquer une facette essentielle de leur évolution.