Aurélien Acquier

Aurélien Acquier
ESCP Business School · Department of Management

PhD in management

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Introduction
Aurélien Acquier currently works at the Department of management @ ESCP Europe. Aurélien does research in CSR and sustainability, Business Administration and Organizational Studies. His research focuses on how new organizational forms (sharing economy / platforms / global value chains) create societal externalities and become regulated through voluntary and regulatory mechanisms.
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September 2007 - present
ESCP Business School
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (54)
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This article analyses the political dynamics taking place within a Colombian supplier company during the implementation of a client’s global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, which radically transformed the local understandings of the supplier’s social responsibilities. We distinguish two forms of politics in political CSR – coercive...
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By organizing peer-to-peer exchanges and promoting access over ownership, the sharing economy is transforming a great variety of sectors. Enjoying fast growth, the sharing economy is an umbrella term encompassing heterogeneous initiatives that create different types of economic, environmental, or social value. This heterogeneity triggers tensions a...
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During the 20th century, the large managerial corporation became the dominant economic institution of capitalism. However, the current emergence of peer to peer online platforms entails major economic, organizational and social transformations. While these platforms are often depicted as radically new organizational innovations born of the digital...
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While corporate social responsibility (CSR) is recognized as taking on various national meanings and practices, research has not sufficiently investigated how multinational companies (MNC) simultaneously achieve global CSR integration and local CSR adaptation. Building on a qualitative case study carried out at ASICS, an MNC headquartered in Japan,...
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This paper explores the conditions favouring or inhibiting the implementation of strategic corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies in the context of global value chains (GVCs). Using transaction cost theory (TCT), we specify the economic and behavioural issues raised by strategic CSR policies. We show that the existence of market rewards for...
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In this article, we take stock of the ambivalent and contested nature of the sharing economy. Considering the ‘sharing economy’ as an umbrella construct and an essentially contested concept, we position the sharing economy as resting on three foundational cores: (1) Access economy, (2) Platform economy, and (3) Community-based economy. We show how...
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Cet article développe une approche cognitive et discursive de l’émergence de nouveaux champs organisationnels. En analysant les discours d’entrepreneurs de l’économie collaborative, cet article identifie les référentiels théoriques et normatifs qui sous-tendent, légitiment et structurent leurs actions, et participent à l’émergence du champ de l’éco...
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Si l'entreprise managériale s'est imposée au XXème siècle, l’émergence contemporaine d’un capitalisme de plate-forme remet sur le devant de la scène une forme organisationnelle pré-industrielle, que l'on croyait disparue depuis l’émergence de la manufacture : le “domestic system”. Les conséquences économiques et sociales sont loin d'être négligeabl...
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Through the analysis of a twenty-one-years long relation (from 1973 to 1994) between the Brazilian government and Copersucar - the biggest sugar and ethanol producer of the world – the present study analyzes the antecedents of collaborative governance upon five distinct phases of the Proálcool program. In the longitudinal single case study conducte...
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Cette note de synthèse d’Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches offre un retour personnel, réflexif et projectif sur mes travaux sur la Responsabilité Sociale de l’Entreprise (RSE). Après avoir explicité un positionnement épistémologique que je qualifie d’“orienté objet”, le manuscrit dégage trois axes structurants de mes travaux de recherche, afin...
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L’ampleur de la croissance de l’économie collaborative constitue l’un des phénomènes marquants de ces dernières années et interpelle les acteurs publics et privés. Pourtant le champ de l’économie collaborative est difficile à délimiter et recouvre des initiatives hétérogènes. L’objet de cet article est d’éclairer les débats et paradoxes qui travers...
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L’ÉCONOMIE COLLABORATIVE RÉUNIT DIFFÉRENTS MONDES Ces dernières années ont été marquées par l’explosion du champ de l’économie collaborative. Si la plupart des observateurs s’accordent pour souligner son potentiel disruptif, les contours de cette nouvelle économie du partage restent flous et difficiles à appréhender. Le champ de l’économie collabor...
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L'objet de cet article est d'éclairer les débats et paradoxes qui traversent le champ émergent de l'économie collaborative en explorant les différentes racines théoriques qui l'irriguent. Nous identifions quatre traditions théoriques différentes dans lesquelles l'économie collaborative prend racine : l'économie de la fonctionnalité, du don, la gest...
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Practices in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainable Development (SD) are more and more considered to be innovative initiatives that enable a firm to generate social and economic value at the same time. While most CSR research focuses on a single firm, in this article our objective is to define the conceptual bases for exploring the c...
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ESKA | Revue de l'organisation responsable 2014/2 -Vol. 9 pages 76 à 80 ISSN 1951-0187 Article disponible en ligne à l'adresse:://www.cairn.info/revue-de-l-organisation-responsable-2014-2-page-76.htm
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Comment organiser des initiatives combinant les enjeux environnementaux et sociaux avec ceux de l’activité de l’entreprise ? Les constats clés d’une étude récente.
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ble importance worldwide. In 2009, 44 of the 100 largest economic entities were corporations (Keys & Malnight, 2009). Their impact goes well beyond legal frontiers. A large part of world trade is organized by major multinational firms through supply networks (Gereffi et al., 2001; Millington, 2008) in which multinational companies (MNCs) have an in...
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Although many multinational companies are engaged in formal sustainability programs in order to upgrade social and environmental conditions within their supply chains, little is known about adoption at the supplier's level. Using neo-institutional theory and building on an in-depth case study of a middle-sized supplier of a multinational company in...
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Many business and society scholars hail Howard R. Bowen as the founding father of the academic conception and study of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Yet little is known widely about his life and the true agenda of Social Responsibilities of the Businessman (Bowen), his landmark book. This article explores the historical and current signifi...
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La responsabilité sociale d’entreprise (RSE) et le développement durable (DD) sont de plus en plus appréhendés comme des champs d’innovation permettant à une entreprise de générer simultanément une valeur sociale et économique. Alors que la plupart des travaux se focalisent sur une seule firme, cet article pose les bases conceptuelles permettant d’...
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La recherche gestionnaire dans le champ „Business & Society‟ souffre de sa faible prise en compte des enjeux organisationnels et managériaux associés aux démarches d‟entreprises en matière de responsabilité sociale et de développement durable. C‟est précisément ce constat qui, dans le courant des années 1970, a été le point de départ d‟un programme...
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In spite of the rich contributions which it has made to recent scholarship, Business and Society research does not systematically address the organizational and managerial issues associated with corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies and policies. In the 1970s, this very conclusion prompted the Harvard Business School to launch a research...
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A key trend of recent years is the emergence of CSR as a managerial field. As noted by The Economist, ‘Corporate Social Responsibility is now an industry of its own right, and a flourishing profession as well.’ This field involves the creation of a set of markets devoted to the communication, measurement and evaluation of CSR and Corporate Social P...
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Rares sont les grandes entreprises européennes qui n’ont pas créé, au cours des dix dernières années, de « direction du développement durable », en charge de déployer la stratégie de l’entreprise et de conduire un processus de changement organisationnel en matière de développement durable. Pourtant, l’influence des choix organisationnels sur le ren...
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Stakeholder perspectives on crisis management provide a useful descriptive framework to analyse crises and to develop crisis narratives. However, their ‘actionability’ for crisismanagement, i.e. the possibility to use stakeholder management models in operationalcrisis management processes, remains an under-investigated research question. Thisarticl...
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Cet article propose une revue de litterature genealogique des concepts gestionnaires associes a la responsabilite sociale de l'entreprise (RSE). Nous analysons le developpement historique du concept de RSE en Amerique du Nord, et reevaluons la portee des concepts et des cadres d'analyse gestionnaires associes a ce construit (approches responsivenes...
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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) or sustainable development (SD) have long been considered as individual ethics issues or public policy problems. By contrast, they are currently becoming a specific field for managerial action. However, many uncertainties remain regarding the durability of this movement, its potential and the most appropriate w...
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CSR and management devices: a chain of tools and an instrumental infrastructure for the markets of extra financial evaluation This article deals with the relationships between two strands of management research that have, so far, evolved independently: research on management tools and on Corporate Social responsibility (CSR). Firstly, we present th...
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(VF)Le livre d’Howard Bowen, Social Responsibilities of the Businessman (1953) a un statut paradoxal. Reconnu comme l’un des travaux fondateurs sur la Responsabilité Sociale de l’Entreprise (RSE), il est très fréquemment cité alors même qu’il semble avoir été très peu lu et analysé. Cet article, en proposant d’analyser cet ouvrage et d’en présenter...
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Stakeholder perspectives on crisis management provide a useful descriptive framework for analyzing crises and making crisis narratives. However, their "actionability" for crisis management, i.e. possibility to use stakeholder management models into operational crisis management processes, remains an under-investigated question. The purpose of this...
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Theoretical Stakes of the Commodification of Corporate Social Responsibility Research in corporate social responsibility has traditionally tended to separate the academic and management spheres, failing to investigate the links between theory and practice in this field. The current growth of corporate social responsibility markets (and the transpos...
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S'inscrivant au départ dans la lignée des travaux sur la Responsabilité Sociale de l'Entreprise (RSE), la théorie des stakeholders, apparue aux Etats-Unis au début des années 80, s'en différencie par sa visée opérationnelle, managériale et stratégique. A cette aune, elle est considérée par de nombreux auteurs comme un nouveau cadre intégrateur pour...
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May, 4 th -7 th Track 4: Responsibility in public management This article investigates a case of crisis management in a French public company. Combining stakeholder management and a knowledge-based perspective, we propose an analytical framework of organizational crisis management processes. We will first show how the crisis can be analyzed as a co...
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Longtemps considérées comme des questions d'éthique individuelle et de politiques publiques, la responsabilité sociale de l'entreprise (RSE) et le développement durable (DD) se présentent désormais comme des objets d'expertise et d'intervention managériale. Toutefois, de nombreuses incertitudes subsistent quant à la pérennité de ces dynamiques, leu...

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The magnitude of growth in the sharing economy is a striking phenomenon in recent years. However, it is particularly complicated to interpret this movement, owing to its diversity and the difficulty of clearly identifying its boundaries. Taking this observation as a starting point, the aim of this project is to identify different organisational archetypes that constitute the field of the sharing economy.
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By analysing the discourse of collaborative economy entrepreneurs, this project identifies the theoretical and normative frames that underlie, legitimise, and structure the actions they take, and which contribute to the emergence of the collaborative economy field.