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Olivier CHATAIN

Associate Professor

Strategy and Business Policy

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Biography

Olivier Chatain holds a diploma from ESSEC, an MSc from the University of Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne, and an MSc and a PhD from INSEAD.

Olivier Chatain studies how firms interact with their competitive environment, with an emphasis on developing the value-based foundations of business strategy. He has applied and further developed these methods to study how client-specific value creation affects firm strategy and the deployment of their key resources. Moreover, his research has investigated how firms shape their competitive environment thanks to non-market strategies and interventions in markets for strategic resources. His current research builds on these insights to understand value creation in business ecosystems as well as how firms increasingly interact with state and non-state actors beyond the economic sphere.

His research has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Management Science, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal. Prior to joining HEC Paris, Olivier a faculty member of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation received the AOM's Business Policy and Strategy division Outstanding Dissertation Award.

At HEC Paris, Olivier teaches competitive strategy to MBA, MSc and PhD students. Olivier serves as an associate editor of the Strategic Management Journal, an editorial board member of Strategy Science, and is a Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School.

Scientific articles

Client-Related Factors and Collaboration Between Human Assets

Organization Science, Forthcoming, (in coll. with J. K. MAWDSLEY, Philipp Meyer-Doyle)

NGOs and the Creation of Value in Supply Chains

Strategic Management Journal, April 2019, vol. 40, n° 4, pp 604-630, (in coll. with E. PLAKSENKOVA)

Alleviating Managerial Dilemmas In Human-Capital-Intensive Firms Through Incentives: Evidence From M&A Legal Advisors

Strategic Management Journal, February 2017, vol. 38, pp 232-254, (in coll. with P. MEYER-DOYLE)

Estimating Value Creation from Revealed Preferences: Application to Value-Based Strategies

Strategic Management Journal, October 2017, vol. 38, pp 1964-1985, (in coll. with D. MINDRUTA)

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, competition, and performance in buyer-supplier relationships

Strategic Management Journal, January 2011, vol. 32, n° 1, pp 76-102,

Value creation and value capture with frictions

Strategic Management Journal, November 2011, vol. 32, n° 11, pp 1206-1231, (in coll. with P. ZEMSKY)

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

The Palgrave Encyclopedia Of Strategic Management, Mie Augier, David J. Teece (Eds), Macmillan

Proceedings

Treading a Tightrope: Platform Strategy and Political Externalities

2020 Academy of Management Annual Meeting , 2021 , 2021 , 1 (M. KAUL)

Always Change a Winning Team? Resource Re-Configuring in Human Asset Intensive Firms

Working papers

NGOs and the Creation of Value in Supply Chains

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2017

Resource Reconfiguration in Human-Capital-Intensive Firms

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2017

Estimating Value Creation from Revealed Preferences: Application to Value-Based Strategies

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2016

Scientific articles

NGOs and the Creation of Value in Supply Chains

Strategic Management Journal, April 2019, vol. 40, n° 4, pp 604-630, (in coll. with E. PLAKSENKOVA)

Alleviating Managerial Dilemmas In Human-Capital-Intensive Firms Through Incentives: Evidence From M&A Legal Advisors

Strategic Management Journal, February 2017, vol. 38, pp 232-254, (in coll. with P. MEYER-DOYLE)

Estimating Value Creation from Revealed Preferences: Application to Value-Based Strategies

Strategic Management Journal, October 2017, vol. 38, pp 1964-1985, (in coll. with D. MINDRUTA)

How Do Strategic Factor Markets Respond to Rivalry in the Product Market?

Strategic Management Journal, December 2014, vol. 35, n° 13, pp 1952-1971,

Chapters in edited books

Cooperative and Non-Cooperative Game Theory

The Palgrave Encyclopedia Of Strategic Management, Mie Augier, David J. Teece (Eds), Macmillan

Proceedings

Treading a Tightrope: Platform Strategy and Political Externalities

2020 Academy of Management Annual Meeting , 2021 , 2021 , 1 (M. KAUL)

Always Change a Winning Team? Resource Re-Configuring in Human Asset Intensive Firms

Working papers

NGOs and the Creation of Value in Supply Chains

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2017

Resource Reconfiguration in Human-Capital-Intensive Firms

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2017

Estimating Value Creation from Revealed Preferences: Application to Value-Based Strategies

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2016

Education

  • Ph.D. in Management, INSEAD - France
  • MSc in Management, INSEAD - France
  • DEA en Economie Mathematique et Econometrie (MA in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics), Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne - France
  • Diplome Grande Ecole ESSEC (Master Degree in Management), ESSEC - France

Academic appointments

Academic Responsibilities at HEC

  • 2018-2019 Department Head, Strategy and Business Policy HEC Paris
  • 2014- Member of GREGHEC, the joint research laboratory CNRS-HEC Paris HEC Paris
  • 2014- Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Policy HEC Paris

External Academic Responsibilities

  • 2007-2014 Assistant Professor, The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Member, Academy of Management, BPS and OMT divisions
  • Member, INFORMS
  • Member, Strategic Management Society

Editorial activities

  • 2010- Member, Editorial Board, Strategic Management Journal
  • 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