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Strategy and Business Policy
Member of CNRS-GREGHEC Research Group
Olivier Chatain holds a diploma from ESSEC, an MSc from the University of Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne, an MSc and a PhD from INSEAD.
His main research focus is the formal and value-based foundations of strategy with specific applications to buyer-supplier relationships and markets for strategic resources. His latest publication "How Do Strategic Factor Markets Respond to Rivalry in the Product Market?", forthcoming at Strategic Management Journal , examines how rivalry in the product market shapes competitive interactions and supply in the market for strategic resources. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Review , Management Science and the Strategic Management Journal .
Prior to joining HEC Paris, Olivier served on the faculty at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
At HEC Paris, Olivier teaches competitive strategy to MBA, MSc and PhD students. Olivier serves as an editorial review board member of the Strategic Management Journal and Strategy Science and is also a Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School. His dissertation received the AOM's Business Policy and Strategy division Outstanding Dissertation Award.
"Alleviating Managerial Dilemmas In Human-Capital-Intensive Firms Through Incentives: Evidence From M&A Legal Advisors", Forthcoming, Strategic Management Journal, (in coll. with P. MEYER-DOYLE).
"How Do Strategic Factor Markets Respond to Rivalry in the Product Market?", Strategic Management Journal, December 2014, vol. 35, n° 13, pp. 1952-1971.
"Value creation and value capture with frictions", Strategic Management Journal, November 2011, vol. 32, n° 11, pp. 1206-1231 (in coll. with P. ZEMSKY).
"Value creation, competition, and performance in buyer-supplier relationships", Strategic Management Journal, January 2011, vol. 32, n° 1, pp. 76-102.
"Competitors' Resource-Oriented Strategies: Acting on Competitors' Resources through Interventions in Factor Markets and Political Markets", Academy of Management Review, January 2008, vol. 33, n° 1, pp. 97-121 (in coll. with L. CAPRON).
"The horizontal scope of the firm: organizational tradeoffs vs. buyer-supplier relationships", Management Science, April 2007, vol. 53, n° 4, pp. 550-565 (in coll. with P. ZEMSKY).
Chapters in Edited Books
"Cooperative and Non-Cooperative Game Theory", in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, Mie Augier, David J. Teece (Eds), Macmillan, 2014.
"Alleviating Managerial Dilemmas in Human-Capital-Intensive Firms Through Incentives: Evidence from M&A Legal Advisors", Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC, 2015 (in coll. with P. MEYER-DOYLE).
Employment Date: 2014
2007 Ph.D. in Management, INSEAD, France.
2004 MSc in Management, INSEAD, France.
1999 DEA en Economie Mathématique et Econométrie (MA in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics), Université de Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne, France.
1998 Diplôme Grande École ESSEC (Master Degree in Management), ESSEC, France.
Academic responsibilities at HEC
2014- Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Policy.
2014- Member, GREGHEC (CNRS).
External academic responsibilities
2007-2014 Assistant Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation
Member, Academy of Management, BPS and OMT divisions.
Member, Strategic Management Society.
Reviewer, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, European Management Review, Industrial and Corporate Change, Organization Science, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal.
2010- Member, Editorial Board, Strategic Management Journal.
Formal models applied to business strategy