Bernard Forgues

Bernard Forgues
emlyon business school | EMLYON · Strategy & Organization

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September 2008 - present
emlyon business school
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  • Professor, Head of Ph.D. program

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The UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) present a formidable funding challenge. Financial innovation is one way through which resources can be secured, while also providing business opportunities for market actors. The insurance sector, in particular, has been at the forefront of such innovation, developing financial instruments to manage the f...
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Reflecting on the twenty years that have elapsed since the launch of [email protected]@gement, I highlight some changes in the world of organizations, the world of organizational research, and the world of academic publications. I argue that, although notable changes have occurred in all three domains, how we do and assess research can still follow...
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A multimodal perspective highlights the importance of attending to the different modes, mostly verbal and visual, which organizations use when conveying messages. We complement this perspective by adding an additional layer, namely the medium through which messages appear. We suggest that organizations can fine-tune messages not only by playing wit...
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In this paper, we analyze institutional change at the field level, focusing on the emergence of a new profession, the professional winemaker, in the institutionalized Italian wine field. We find that, following local and international pressures, incumbent wineries brought in non-competing new entrants, i.e., professional winemakers, to access key r...
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Published article:Forgues, B., and Liarte, S. 2013. Academic Publishing: Past and Future. M@n@gement, 16(5): 739-756.
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This article examines the conditions under which organizations publicly respond to unfavorable consumer evaluations that challenge their market identity. Because organizations’ market identities are certified by expert evaluations, consumers’ devaluations that challenge these expert evaluations represent an identity threat. However, organizations d...
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Firms can be described as non-linear dynamic systems in that they are home to counteracting forces simultaneously at play. As a consequence, firms or some of their processes can enter a chaotic state. In such a state prediction is impossible, especially at a global scale and in the long run. Closure is still possible as firms may be attracted towar...
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How have the CEOs of Fortune 100 companies worked their way to the top position? Are there several paths to the top or have most present-day CEOs moved up the ranks in a similar fashion? We examine the employment trajectories of all of the current Fortune 100 CEOs across their entire working careers in order to answer these questions. The analysis...
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Organization scholars interested in cultural processes, such as identification and categorization, have been deeply influenced by Michèle Lamont's work. Lamont, Beljean and Clair's new essay (LBC) on 'cultural processes and causal pathways to inequality' provides yet another important contribution to this body of work, with a strong statement that...
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In this essay, we reflect on how the results of scholarly research are diffused. We first give an overview of the current state of academic publishing, noting the issues of subscription prices and time embargoes. We then discuss how the “open access” movement responds to these issues and how it aims at reshaping the field. Finally, we illustrate ou...
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Sampling on the dependent variable can lead to selection bias and false inferences. However, when done within the framework of case-control design, it allows efficient data collection, robust models and unbiased estimates. Although seldom used in organization research, it is perfectly suited for the study of rare events, such as breakthrough innova...
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The roots of the new institutional theory are well known (Scott, 2008). Meyer and Rowan (1977) undermined the (then) prevailing imagery of organizations as quasi-rational actors navigating economic and technical contingencies, showing instead that organizations are influenced by socio-cultural and cognitive (institutional) factors that prescribe an...
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In this article, we study how multiunit service businesses locate their units, choosing between two opposite spatial strategies. Whereas, locating one’s units close to competitors’ brings positive agglomeration externalities, locating one’s units far away from others’ allows local monopolies through spatial differentiation. We examine location stra...
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A revolution is taking place in scholarly publication. Fueled by rapid technological advances and an exponential diffusion of the Internet, the way scientists exchange knowledge is experiencing its most dramatic change since Gutenberg invented type printing 550 years ago. Yet, social scientists lag far behind their colleagues in physics or biology...
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Dans cet article, nous etudions l’impact de l’imitabilite sur la persistance de l’avantage concurrentiel. Les etudes empiriques etant difficiles sur ce sujet, nous avons recours a une simulation par algorithme genetique. Meme si le modele est volontairement simple pour des fins d’illustration, il montre que les entreprises non imitables deviennent...
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Si Dooley (2002, p. 829) considère que « la simulation a une popularité croissante en tant qu’approche méthodologique auprès des chercheurs en sciences des organisations », ceci peut s’apprécier par les numéros spéciaux d’American Journal of Sociology en 2005 ou d’Academy of Management Review en 2007 et les ouvrages qui lui sont consacrés (e.g., Lo...
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In this article, we study the consequences of imitability on sustained competitive advantage. Because empirical studies on such a topic are difficult to do, we rely on a simulation by genetic algorithm. Even though we keep our model very simple for illustration purposes, results show that nonimitable firms become the leaders of their industry and r...
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In this article we conjecture that organizational actors, through their actions, create their own context. Once initiated, the context tends to develop a dynamic of its own, which escapes the control of the organizational actors. In consequence, the context becomes the determining factor of the actors' initiatives. Voluntarism has created its own d...
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Many authors have stressed the existence of continuous processes of convergence and divergence, stability and instability, evolution and revolution in every organization. This article argues that these processes are embedded in organizational characteristics and in the way organizations are managed. Organizations are presented as nonlinear dynamic...
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Visant à faire le lien entre les domaines de la prise de décision et du management de crise, cette recherche retient comme définition de la crise un événement pouvant provoquer des dégâts importants, impliquant des intéressés multiples et exigeant une attention immédiate. Après avoir présenté l’évolution de la recherche sur la prise de décision et...
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Cet article compare le processus de révision de Recherche et Applications en Marketing à celui d'autres revues internationales, comme International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science. Il précise par ailleurs les évolutions des rubriques de Recherche...
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Thesis (doctoral)--Université Paris IX-Dauphine, 1993.

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