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Bertrand QUELIN

Professor

Strategy and Business Policy

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Biography

Bertrand Quélin obtained his Doctorate Degree in Economics from the University of Paris. His research interests include economics of organization, transaction cost economics, and public-private partnerships. He has authored and co-authored several papers published in international journals (Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, Research Policy, Strategic Organization ...) and numerous chapters in collective books.
In parallel with his research activities, he has served during his academic career. From 1999 to 2005, he has been Associate Dean for the Ph.D. program. From 1994 to 1999, then from 2006 to 2012, he was Academic Director of the HEC MSc in Strategic Management. From 2013 to 2018, he has been the Head of the Strategy and Business Policy department.
To complement his profile, he has been twice Visiting Research Scholar at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and then Visiting Professor at Insper (São Paulo - Brazil) in 2012. He is a regular Visiting Professor at the Fundação Getulio Vargas (EBAPE - Rio de Janeiro).
He has taught in numerous countries within and outside Europe at both the graduate degree and executive education levels.

Scientific articles

Interfirm ties and knowledge transfer: The moderating role of absorptive capacity of managers

Knowledge and Process Management, April-June 2018, vol. 25, n° 2, pp 97-107, (in coll. with N. KHACHLOUF)

Public-Private Collaboration, Hybridity and Social Value: Towards New Theoretical Perspectives

Journal of Management Studies, September 2017, vol. 54, n° 6, pp 763-792, (in coll. with I. KIVLENIECE, S. LAZZARINI)

Network ties and absorptive capacity for learning and decision-making

Journal of Decision Systems, January 2014, vol. 23, n° 1, pp 4-23, (in coll. with N. KHACHLOUF, R. SOPARNOT)

Outsourcing Failure and Reintegration: The Influence of Contractual and External Factors

Long Range Planning, December 2014, vol. 47, n° 6, pp 365–378, (in coll. with S. CABRAL, W. MAIA)

Decentralization and contracting out: A new pattern for internal and external boundaries of the firm

European Management Journal, December 2013, vol. 31, n° 6, pp 602-612, (in coll. with G. Chanson)

International Expansion, Diversification and Regulated Firm Nonmarket Strategy

Managerial and Decision Economics, September 2013, vol. 34, n° 6, pp 379-396, (in coll. with S. Urbiztondo, J. Bonardi)

An Empirical Investigation of Interorganizational Opportunism and Contracting Mechanisms

Strategic Organization, February 2012, vol. 10, n° 1, pp 55-84, (in coll. with F. Lumineau)

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

Academy of Management Review, April 2012, vol. 37, n° 2, pp 272-299, (in coll. with I. KIVLENIECE)

Personal networks and knowledge transfer in inter-organizational networks

Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 2011, vol. 18, n° 2, pp 278-297, (in coll. with N. Rejeb, L. Mezghani)

Real Options and Strategic Investment Decisions: Can They Be of Use to Scholars?

Academy of Management Perspectives, May 2010, vol. 24, n° 2, pp 65-78, (in coll. with C. KRYCHOWSKI)

Books

Stratégie, structure, décision, identité : politique générale d'entreprise

Dunod, Paris

Stratégie, structure, décision, identité : politique générale d'entreprise

Dunod, Paris

Perspectives en management stratégique (Ed.)

Editions Management & Société

Les frontières de la firme

Economica

Le management stratégique des compétences

Ellipses

Stratégie, structure, décision, identité : politique générale d'entreprise

Dunod, Paris

Stratégie, structure, décision, identité : politique générale d'entreprise

Dunod, Paris

Stratégie, structure, décision, identité : politique générale d'entreprise

Dunod, Paris

Stratégie, structure, décision, identité : politique générale d'entreprise

Dunod, Paris

Chapters edited in books

Multiple Partners in Public–Private Collaborations: Negotiating, Structuring and Governing Partnerships

Frontiers Of Strategic Alliance Research: Negotiating, Structuring And Governing Partnerships, Farok J. Contractor, Jeffrey J. Reuer, Cambridge University Press, 11, 472-486

Public-private collaboration: a review and avenues for further research

Collaborative Strategy: Critical Issues For Alliances And Networks, Luiz F. Mesquita, Arizona State University, Roberto Ragozzino, University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Jeffrey J. Reuer, University of Colorado, US, Edward Elgar Publishers, Londres, VI, 224-233

Does Regulation Impact the Entry in a Mature Regulated Industry? An Econometric Analysis of MVNOs

Telecommunication Markets: Drivers And Impediments, P. Curwen, J. Haucap, B. Preissl (eds), Springer Verlag, 283-305

Lanalyse fondée sur les ressources et les compétences

Le Management : Fondements Et Renouvellements, G. Schmidt (Ed.), Ed. Sciences Humaines, Paris, 29-41

Oliver Eaton Williamson - L'organisation : Un choix stratégique fondamental

Les Grands Auteurs En Stratégie, T. Loilier, A. Tellier, EMS Management et Sociétés

Outsourcing, offshoring : des modèles d'affaires bouleversés

L'Art Du Management 3, HEC Paris, Dunod, Paris, 31-35

La stratégie : du discours à sa formation

Perspectives En Management Stratégique, L. Mezghani, B. Quélin (Eds), Editions Management & Société, 11-15

Dynamic Competition and Development of New Competencies - The Case of the Internet Consulting Industry

Enhancing Inter-Firm Networks And Interorganizational Strategies, A. F. Buono (Ed.), Information Age Publishing, 137-166

Externalisation stratégique et création de valeur

L'Entreprise Élargie : De Nouvelles Formes D'Organisation, F. Moreau, Afplane (Eds), INSEP Consulting Ed.

L'approche fondée sur les ressources

Stratégies, Actualités Et Futurs De La Recherche, A. C. Martinet, R. A. Thiétart, M. Tannery (Eds), Vuibert

Proceedings

The Impact of Collective Action on Governance Efficiency:The Case of Public Service Contracting

How Firms Benefit From Collaborating Within R&D Consortia

Managing Strategically in an Interconnected World, 1997 SMS Best Paper Proceedings , 1998 (C. Mothe)

Comment envisager l'évolution économique sans concevoir une firme évolutionniste ? Contributions de la théorie des ressources à une théorie évolutionniste de la firme

Actes de la 6e Conférence Internationale de l'Association Internationale de Management Stratégique (AIMS) , 1997 , Montréal (R. DURAND)

Coopération en R & D et création de compétences

Actes de la 6e Conférence Internationale de l'Association Internationale de Management Stratégique (AIMS) , 1997 , Montréal (C. Mothe)

Working papers

Enforcement Costs as a measure of Performance: An Assessment of Contractual Governance in Context of Opportunism

Mimeo , 2010

International expansion, diversification and regulated firms nonmarket strategy

Mimeo , 2008

Regulation, Multinational Firms and Performance: the European Telecommunications Mobile Industry

Mimeo , 2008

Inter-Organizational Communities of Practice: Specificities and Stakes

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2006

Investment Timing and the Benefits of Using Real Options: A Case Study in the Telecommunications Industry

Mimeo , 2006

Mode of Entry into a New Market: Does the Timing of Entry and/or Effect of Innovation on Competencies Matter ?

Mimeo , 2006

Innovation, New Market and Governance Choices of Entry: The Internet Brokerage Market Case

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2004

Three Types of Specificity, Outsourcing and Complexity of Contracts: An Empirical Model

Mimeo , 2004

Competence, Specificity and Outsourcing : Impact on the complexity of the contract

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2002

Case Studies

La société Antalis est un acteur important de la distribution B-to-B en Europe. En 2007, elle prend le contrôle de la société MAP pour devenir n° 1 de l'industrie. Ce mouvement stratégique majeur lui permet d'étendre sa couverture géographiq , 2012 , SnO

Antalis is a company working as a major player in the B-to-B distribution in Europe. In 2007, Antalis took control over its competitor MAP to become #1 in the paper distribution industry. This key strategic move allows it to expand its geographical c , 2012 , SnO

La société Antalis est un acteur important de la distribution B-to-B en Europe. En 2007, elle prend le contrôle de la société MAP pour devenir n° 1 de l'industrie. Ce mouvement stratégique majeur lui permet d'étendre sa couverture géographiq , 2012 , SnO

Antalis is a company working as a major player in the B-to-B distribution in Europe. In 2007, Antalis took control over its competitor MAP to become #1 in the paper distribution industry. This key strategic move allows it to expand its geographical c , 2012 , SnO

Depuis 2002, date à laquelle le chiffre d'affaires des jeux vidéo a dépassé pour la première fois celui correspondant au nombre d'entrées en salles de cinéma aux Etats-Unis, l'industrie des jeux vidéo (équipements et logiciels) fait l'objet , 2009

Le leadership de Sony dans le secteur des jeux vidéo

Scientific articles

Interfirm ties and knowledge transfer: The moderating role of absorptive capacity of managers

Knowledge and Process Management, April-June 2018, vol. 25, n° 2, pp 97-107, (in coll. with N. KHACHLOUF)

Public-Private Collaboration, Hybridity and Social Value: Towards New Theoretical Perspectives

Journal of Management Studies, September 2017, vol. 54, n° 6, pp 763-792, (in coll. with I. KIVLENIECE, S. LAZZARINI)

Network ties and absorptive capacity for learning and decision-making

Journal of Decision Systems, January 2014, vol. 23, n° 1, pp 4-23, (in coll. with N. KHACHLOUF, R. SOPARNOT)

Outsourcing Failure and Reintegration: The Influence of Contractual and External Factors

Long Range Planning, December 2014, vol. 47, n° 6, pp 365–378, (in coll. with S. CABRAL, W. MAIA)

Books

Stratégie, structure, décision, identité : politique générale d'entreprise

Dunod, Paris

Stratégie, structure, décision, identité : politique générale d'entreprise

Dunod, Paris

Perspectives en management stratégique (Ed.)

Editions Management & Société

Les frontières de la firme

Economica

Chapters edited in books

Multiple Partners in Public–Private Collaborations: Negotiating, Structuring and Governing Partnerships

Frontiers Of Strategic Alliance Research: Negotiating, Structuring And Governing Partnerships, Farok J. Contractor, Jeffrey J. Reuer, Cambridge University Press, 11, 472-486

Public-private collaboration: a review and avenues for further research

Collaborative Strategy: Critical Issues For Alliances And Networks, Luiz F. Mesquita, Arizona State University, Roberto Ragozzino, University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Jeffrey J. Reuer, University of Colorado, US, Edward Elgar Publishers, Londres, VI, 224-233

Does Regulation Impact the Entry in a Mature Regulated Industry? An Econometric Analysis of MVNOs

Telecommunication Markets: Drivers And Impediments, P. Curwen, J. Haucap, B. Preissl (eds), Springer Verlag, 283-305

Lanalyse fondée sur les ressources et les compétences

Le Management : Fondements Et Renouvellements, G. Schmidt (Ed.), Ed. Sciences Humaines, Paris, 29-41

Proceedings

The Impact of Collective Action on Governance Efficiency:The Case of Public Service Contracting

How Firms Benefit From Collaborating Within R&D Consortia

Managing Strategically in an Interconnected World, 1997 SMS Best Paper Proceedings , 1998 (C. Mothe)

Comment envisager l'évolution économique sans concevoir une firme évolutionniste ? Contributions de la théorie des ressources à une théorie évolutionniste de la firme

Actes de la 6e Conférence Internationale de l'Association Internationale de Management Stratégique (AIMS) , 1997 , Montréal (R. DURAND)

Coopération en R & D et création de compétences

Actes de la 6e Conférence Internationale de l'Association Internationale de Management Stratégique (AIMS) , 1997 , Montréal (C. Mothe)

Working papers

Enforcement Costs as a measure of Performance: An Assessment of Contractual Governance in Context of Opportunism

Mimeo , 2010

International expansion, diversification and regulated firms nonmarket strategy

Mimeo , 2008

Regulation, Multinational Firms and Performance: the European Telecommunications Mobile Industry

Mimeo , 2008

Case Studies

La société Antalis est un acteur important de la distribution B-to-B en Europe. En 2007, elle prend le contrôle de la société MAP pour devenir n° 1 de l'industrie. Ce mouvement stratégique majeur lui permet d'étendre sa couverture géographiq , 2012 , SnO

Antalis is a company working as a major player in the B-to-B distribution in Europe. In 2007, Antalis took control over its competitor MAP to become #1 in the paper distribution industry. This key strategic move allows it to expand its geographical c , 2012 , SnO

La société Antalis est un acteur important de la distribution B-to-B en Europe. En 2007, elle prend le contrôle de la société MAP pour devenir n° 1 de l'industrie. Ce mouvement stratégique majeur lui permet d'étendre sa couverture géographiq , 2012 , SnO

Antalis is a company working as a major player in the B-to-B distribution in Europe. In 2007, Antalis took control over its competitor MAP to become #1 in the paper distribution industry. This key strategic move allows it to expand its geographical c , 2012 , SnO

Education

  • Habilitation a diriger des recherches (Qualified Research Supervisor), Strategy and Business Policy, Université Paris 13 Nord - France
  • Doctorat en sciences economiques (Ph.D. in Economics), Université Paris 13 Nord - France
  • DEA d'economie et finances internationales (Master Degree in Management), Université Paris 13 Nord - France
  • French Master, Economy, Economics, Université de Rennes 1 - France

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2013-2018 Head, Strategy and Business Policy HEC Paris
  • 2012- Member, HEC Center for Research on Individuals and Organizations HEC Paris
  • 2005- Professor, Strategy and Business Policy HEC Paris
  • 1999-2005 Associate Dean - HEC Ph.D. Program HEC Paris
  • 2004- Member of GREGHEC (CNRS) HEC Paris
  • 2001- Responsable du programme d'HEC Management "CESA Management général avancé" HEC Paris
  • 1994-1999 Directeur scientifique du MS Strategic Management HEC Paris
  • 1994-1994 Responsable du programme d'HEC Management "Elaborer la stratégie et gérer le changement" HEC Paris

External Academic Responsabilities

  • 2015-2015 Visiting Professor, Strategy & Management Fundação Getulio Vargas
  • 2014-2014 Visiting professor, Strategy & Management Fundação Getulio Vargas
  • 2013-2013 Visiting Professor Insper
  • 2007-2007 Visiting Professor HEC Lausanne
  • 2005-2005 Visiting professor, GREGHEC University of California, Berkeley
  • 1989- Membre du Conseil Scientifique Ecole Doctorale Université Paris I
  • 1988-1989 Professeur de Stratégie industrielle Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • President sortant de l'AIMS
  • President en exercice de l'AIMS.
  • President-entrant, en exercice puis sortant du Conseil Scientifique Permanent de l'Association Internationale de Management Strategique (AIMS)
  • Membre du Groupement de Recherche CNRS n 20 en Economie Industrielle
  • Member, Academy of Management
  • Member, Strategic Management Society
  • Member, International Telecommunication Society
  • Member, Association Internationale de Management Strategique
  • Member, International Society of New Institutional Economics
  • Membre du Conseil scientifique de l'Ecole Doctorale ENSAM-HEC-IAE/Universite Paris I Sorbonne
  • Expert aupres de la Commission nationale d'evaluation des formations en gestion (dite commission Helfer)
  • Membre du Conseil scientifique de l'Ecole Doctorale ecole SOFT/Universite Versailles Saint-Quentin

Editorial activities

  • 2004-2010 Member, Comite de selection du meilleur papier de la conference de la SMS
  • June 2003 Editor, Special issue, "Externalisation et relations partenariales", Revue Francaise de Gestion, n 144
  • July-September 1995 Editor, Special issue "Choix technologiques et alliances dans le multimedia" Communications Strategies, n 19
  • Member, Scientific Committee, Communications Strategies
  • Member, Editorial Review Board, Global Strategy Journal
  • Reviewer, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Long Range Planning, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, M@n@gement, Economie Rurale, European Management Review, Management International, Research Policy, Scandinavian Journal of Management (SJM), Strategic Management Journal (SMJ), Revue Francaise de Gestion (RFG), Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l'Administration (RCSA), Journal of Management Studies (JMS)
  • Member, Editorial Committee, M@n@gement, Journal of Management Studies
  • Reviewer: Academy of Management Annual Conference, Annual Conference - Strategic Management Society, Annual Conference - AIMS (Association Internationale de Management Strategique)

  • Conference organisation

  • 2014-2014 Co-organizer, SMS 2014 Madrid Conference Extensions > Extension 4: Paris - Public-Private Governance, Social Value and Innovative Organizational Design
  • 2007- Membre du Comité Scientifique, Les colloques du PESOR "Management des entreprises innovantes à l'heure des pôles de compétitivité", Faculté Jean Monnet, Sceaux
  • 2005-2005 Membre du Comité Scientifique du 3e Congrès de l'ADERSE (Association pour le Développement de l'enseignement et de la Recherche sur la Responsabilité Sociale de l'Entreprise), Lyon
  • 2005-2005 Organisation de l'International Workshop 'Inter-Organizational Communities of Practice'
  • 2005-2005 Organisation du symposium "The Inter-Organizational Communities of Practice (IOCoPs): New Insights and Knowledge Strategies", symposium co-sponsorisé par les divisions BPS et OMT, Academy of Management Conference, Hawaii
  • 2003-2003 Responsable de la Table Ronde sur "L'économie des coûts de transaction et les sciences de gestion", Conférence annuelle de l'AIMS, Tunis
  • 2003-2003 Responsable du Séminaire doctoral, Conférence de l'AIMS, Tunis
  • 1992-1992 Membre du Comité Scientifique des 14e Journées Internationales de l'IDATE : "Les alliances stratégiques", Montpellier
  • Awards & honors

    • 2017 Prix AIMS (Association Internationale de Management Strategique) du meilleur article theorique pour "Experimenting business models with network effects: a real options perspective" de Charlotte Krychowski, Bertrand Quelin Bulat Sandito
    • 2012 Strategy Research Foundation Recipient (Strategic Management Society)