David W. Versailles

David W. Versailles
Paris School of Business · Strategy and Management

Dr, Hab (econ / VWL)

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Introduction
I am working both as an academic faculty with a permanent position (Full Prof) at Paris School of Business and a visiting position (Full Prof) at Luxembourg School of Business, and as a consultant with activities in ISK Consulting SA (Luxembourg). I specialize in the strategic management of knowledge. industrial economics, the management of technology, and S&T or R&D policies. As favorite application domain, I focus on the Defense and aviation industry but I have also activities in numerous other areas, including healthcare and deep techs. My research areas also cover Austrian economics (C. Menger), evolutionary epistemology (Radnitzky and Bartley) and the methodology of the social sciences (Popper, Agassi, Boland).
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August 2019 - present
Luxembourg School of Business
Position
  • Professor
August 2019 - present
Luxembourg School of Business, Luxembourg
Position
  • Professor
September 2013 - present
Paris School of Business
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Lectures in Strategic Management, Innovation Management, Management of Calls for Tenders, Basic Business modelling, Advanced Business Modelling
Education
September 2008 - October 2008
February 1998 - February 1998
Aix-Marseille Université (Paul Cezanne Aix Marseille 3)
Field of study
  • Economics

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Publications (80)
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In this contribution, we investigate the use of boundary objects (Star and Griesemer) for the orchestration of resources (Teece). We propose a comparative case study elaborating on two Dassault Aviation military fighters under an abductive approach. In this contribution, we elaborate on the microfoundations approach. Our contribution discusses seve...
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This position paper updates about methodological and epistemological issues on the micro-foundations perspective. We propose that conceptual divergences between the different streams of contributions to dynamic capabilities (DCs) research (the Eisenhardt versus Teece divide) hide discrepancies about methodological aspects, and about the locus of DC...
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This research focuses on managerial roles and practices in the local-global deployment of the orchestration of resources. We aim at understanding how local and global managers contribute to 'sensing', 'seizing' and 'reconfiguring' in a transnational firm. We offer an exploratory, explanatory and theory-building case study and an abductive method gr...
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This article investigates recent evolutions in Defence-related innovation management, and its reorganisation towards joint efforts operating user-centric innovation and open innovation rationales in parallel to more traditional perspectives framed by the (top-down) management of technologies. It is the introductory paper of a series of policy paper...
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Purpose Health care ecosystems instantiate different innovation trajectories, driven either by science-/techno-push or user-centric rationales. This article focuses on organization intermediaries (OIs), respectively, active in health care ecosystems driven by science- and techno-push versus user-centric innovation processes; it aims at characterizi...
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AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC RELEASE ON 31-JAN-2021 RESEARCH COMMISSIONED BY BPIFRANCE DEEPTECHS DIRECTORATE AND BPIFRANCE LE LAB
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download for free from http://innov-sante.newpic.fr Le secteur de la santé porte des problématiques majeures de nos sociétés modernes. Les sujets sont nombreux et multiples : aspects thérapeutiques (par exemple avec les biotechs), enjeux sociétaux (par exemple la prise en compte de la dépendance), gestion du parcours de soin (par exemple avec les...
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Our research report is available for free download from the url: http://innovasia.newpic.fr The report is available in French language only.
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Cet article analyse les capacités hautement créatives comme un ensemble de ressources et compétences permettant d'accéder à une variété de connaissances distantes, de les articuler et de préserver leur redondance pour aboutir à des idées nouvelles et originales. Basé sur une étude de cas exploratoire sur les laboratoires d'innovation ouverte de tro...
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L’Innovation Factory, Bpifrance Le HUB et Paris&Co publient une étude sur les lieux d’innovation en Ile-de-France, menée par Valérie Merindol et David W. Versailles, enseignants chercheurs de la Chaire NewPIC de Paris School of Business. Dans un contexte économique et technologique en mutation, de nouveaux lieux émergent, propices à l’installation...
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Brainstorming digital platforms are Information Systems that take place in the Digital Ecosystem (DE) of Organizations. They are emerged from the organizations need to overcome technical limitations when running brainstorming sessions with experts groups. Additionally, System of Information Systems (SoIS) are special type of System of Systems (SoS)...
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Les laboratoires d’innovation ouverte (LIO) sont vecteur de diffusion des pratiques et valeurs entrepreneuriales dans l’entreprise. À partir de la comparaison de onze de ces dispositifs dans neuf grandes entreprises françaises, cet article met en perspective les caractéristiques clés des LIO, leurs missions, le rôle des salariés, leur relation au r...
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The article defines creative capabilities in established firms in the open innovation context. Creative ideas emerge from the confrontation between un-related knowledge assets mutually enriching each other. Hybridization amplifies with the variety of actors and experiences. With an exploratory case study, we identify that creative capabilities rely...
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To cite: Capdevila, I., & Versailles, D. W. (2016). Les open labs indépendants, entrepreneuriaux et communautaires. In Le Livre blanc des Open Labs: Quelles pratiques ? Quels changements en France ? Paris: PBS Paris Business School / ANRT.
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In this contribution, we address the rationales of the management of dynamic capabilities in relation with coordination and interaction between managers in the different steps of “sensing”, “seizing” and “reconfiguring” (Teece, 2007, 2014), in reference to the use of boundary objects (Star & Griesemer). We propose a comparative case study elaborat...
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Purpose – Publics are becoming responsible customers that urge firms to improve society. By using social media, corporate social responsibility (CSR) actions could influence organization’s commitment and e-reputation. The purpose of this paper is to look at the influence on e-reputation of communication strategies (i.e. corporate ability and CSR) o...
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Ce livre blanc réalise un état des lieux des « open labs », phénomène émergent en France. Au-delà de la diversité des initiatives (Fab Labs, Living Labs, hackerspaces / makerspaces, TechShops), il propose une définition plus englobante et générique du phénomène : les « open labs » constituent un lieu et une démarche portés par des acteurs divers, e...
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In this contribution, we address the acquisition of dynamic capabilities in global firms, and investigate the nature of (organizational and collective) mechanisms and processes suited to generating adaptation and strategic flexibility in global firms confronted to discrepant ecosystems. We propose a comparative case study elaborating on several pro...
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Au sein des grandes firmes multi-technologiques, les capacités dynamiques reposent sur le fait de penser simultanément la diversité et la cohérence entre les technologies et les produits. Peu de travaux ont cherché à étudier comment cette cohérence se manage au sein de l’entreprise. Cet article analyse comment le business model peut constituer un...
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This call for papers associates with the AIMS research group "Resources, Competences, and Dynamic Capabilities". The workshop will be held in PARIS (75013) on March 22+23, 2016. Papers will be accepted in French and in English.
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Cette étude a été commandée par l'Observatoire économique de la Défense du Ministère de la Défense. Pour les entreprises, la dualité consiste à tirer parti de l’exploitation de compétences, de technologies, de produits, de procédés pour satisfaire des besoins exprimés à la fois sur des marchés différents, civils et militaires. Aujourd’hui, la forte...
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The governance of innovation represents a key issue because of the complexity of technologies and of the variety of stakeholders in presence. Three main coordination mechanisms prevail: communities, hierarchies, and market-based processes (Amin & Cohendet, 2004; Adler, 2001). In each of them, coordination and exchanges rely on different engines, re...
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Self-synchronization assumes that cognitive robustness and resilience can be achieved by the timely and accurate sharing of data. Yet if such sharing is certainly a necessary condition for achieving these, it is unlikely to be a sufficient one. The challenge to self-synchronization targets both the agility of the system and the agility of the manag...
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The development of open source software is currently arousing increasing interest in the IT world. This research inquires some specific paths enlarging the traditional view over open source software in inquiring the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the dynamics associated its front- and back-office activities. We explain how distinguishing basic...
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RESUME Les compétences technologiques et organisationnelles sont difficiles à identifier, en particulier dans des périodes de changement de contexte. Si la littérature sur les compétences et les connaissances est riche, la possibilité d'opérationnaliser les concepts demeure souvent limitée. En particulier les organisations sont souvent démunies pou...
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Innovate, yes - but how? Our second chapter presents strategic awareness tools and how they are used to support innovation. We describe how these tools are involved in decision-making and explain how they are changing with new information technologies, in particular the Web 2.0. In what way does a strategic awareness service contribute to producing...
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This contribution aims at demonstrating that dual-use policies represent now a dimension central to military R&D policies and should not be understood only as a transfer mechanism between the civilian and the military. The paper investigates the concept of dual-use policies in the framework of Knowledge-Oriented Policies (KOP). Il will elaborate on...
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Ce numero special va tenter d’eclairer la situation des politiques industrielles en matiere de Defense et de Securite, telles qu’elles ont evolue depuis le debut des annees 1990. Pendant la Guerre froide, toutes les politiques industrielles volontaristes en matiere de Defense et Securite ont eu lieu par le biais d’agences particulieres et de progra...
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The governance of armament programs depends on interactions occurring in system integration networks. The dynamics of new technologies adoption and of R&D governance is now installed in hybrid models mixing public and private actors, and in the reference to open innovation modalities. The technological evolution of Defense programs has led to an in...
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The development of open source software is currently arousing increasing interest in the IT world. This research inquires some specific paths enlarging the traditional view over open source software in inquiring the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the dynamics associated its front- and back-office activities. We explain how distinguishing basic...
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Current investigations in job prospective improve project human resources management. Their implementation remains somehow ambiguous. This contribution proposes a job prospective methodology grounded in the relationship between individual tasks and collective competences. It inquires into the activities of combat pilots in the French Air force at t...
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March's and Nooteboom's contributions to the analysis of the dynamics of innovation have made an analysis of the learning processes possible on the basis of the mechanisms associated to exploration and exploitation. This contribution develops an approach of the dynamics of innovation between heterogeneous actors committed to stable and recurring re...
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This contribution argues that Menger’s Grundsätze ground economic subjectivism in cognitive features. It elaborates on need-satisfaction in relation with the use value of goods. It details the various forms raised for utility in Menger’s texts and distinguishes between both Grundsätze editions. The second edition (1923 – edited by his son Karl) tur...
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Innovation is not simply a body of practice but also a body of behaviors, a complex frameset of interactions, learning processes and co-evolution between actors and institutions. This paper elaborates on the opposition between cooperative-learning and competitive-learning situations and on three knowledge levels in technology diffusion: technical,...
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[eng] This article inquires the specificities of the contribution of first level contractors and systems integrators on the basis of instances taken in military aeronautics (Mirage IV, JSF F-35, 400 M). The orga nization of complex programs (CoPS) is analyzed with special reference to know ledge exchanges. Simultaneous reference to the distinction...
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For decades, the explanation of Defence decision processes occurred in the general framework of the military industrial complexes. This system can be described as a web of interactions within stable relations where the ministries of Defence played a leading role due to their three-part function as the sole client (monopsony), the resource allocator...
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The Transatlantic Technological Gap : Between Myth and Reality This article offers a study of the transatlantic scientific and technological gap, starting from a combination of elements, such as fund differentials in Research and Development (R&D) and the management of intangible assets (production of knowledge and competences). Beyond macroeconomi...
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RESUME: A première vue, la chronologie des oeuvres de Hayek et Popper, leurs biographies, leurs thèses méthodologiques en faveur de l’individualisme, leurs ennemis communs (historicisme, historisme, holisme et planisme) et leurs références croisées peuvent laisser envisager l’existence d’un véritable débat intellectuel entre les deux hommes, sinon...
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RESUME : Approfondissant la nature et le contenu des hypothèses sur la connaissance économique, Hayek emprunte deux directions différentes. D’une part il analyse les connaissances mobilisées par les agents, d’autre part il cherche à dégager les connaissances nécessaires à l’explication des processus économiques. Hayek intègre cette recherche dans u...
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[fre] Hayek definit que l'ordre spontane et l'evolution sont des concepts jumeaux. La critique de la theorie hayekienne de l'evolution culturelle se limite d'ordinaire a exposer que Hayek a adopte une methodologie holiste pour defendre l'ordre spontane et le liberalisme politique. Ce travail explique que le biais est plus insidieux : il provient de...
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Lorsque Carl Menger décède en 1921, son oeuvre économique est associée à son ouvrage de 1871, les Grundsaetze. Depuis sa retraite en 1903, Menger a refusé toute nouvelle publication de cet ouvrage, consacrant sa recherche à la psychologie en particulier. Son fils Karl Menger reprend les notes et carnets de son père après son décès, les remet en for...
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Recension critique de l'ouvrage Libertarians and liberalism. Essays in Honour of Gerard Radnitzky edited by Hardy Bouillon Aldershot (UK), Avebury, 1996, 359 pages
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Acknowledgements. Gerard RADNITZKY: Introduction: The ominous growth of the monstrous Leviathan. PART I: THEORY. Arthur SELDON: Politicians for or against the people. Gerard RADNITZKY: Private rights against public power: The contemporary conflict. Anthony de JASAY: Is limited government possible? Hardy BOUILLON: Mastering the growth of government:...
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conférence tenue le 5 mai 2006 à Paris, organisée par le Centre d'études en histoire de la Défense (CEHD) du Ministère de la Défense
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support powerpoint utilisé pendant la conférence organisée par le CEHD sur le financement des guerres et des opérations
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Review of Critical Economic Methodology: A Personal Odyssey, by Lawrence A. Boland, London & New York: Routledge (310 pages)
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RESUME: Hayek définit que l’ordre spontané et l’évolution sont des concepts jumeaux. La critique de la théorie hayekienne de l’évolution culturelle se limite d’ordinaire à exposer que Hayek a adopté une méthodologie holiste pour défendre l’ordre spontané et le libéralisme politique. Ce travail explique que le biais est plus insidieux : il provient...
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Généralement la création de connaissances est perçue comme un attribut de l’organisation et non pas du réseau dans lequel elles agissent. La conception de produits technologiquement complexes requiert de plus en plus de recourir à des collaborations stables ; elle suppose le partage des connaissances entre firmes qui collaborent et l’intégration de...
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The conception of complex products requires the support of stable networks of contributors and supposes sharing knowledge between contributing firms, under the leadership of a system integrator. We investigate knowledge articulation in integration networks and alliances in reference to Boisot’s strategic management of knowledge. We conclude that ti...
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During decades, the actors associated to the decision processes have stabilized their relations in the general framework of th e military industrial complexes. This system can be featured as a web of interactions enclosed in stable relations where the ministries of Defence plaid a leading role due to their threefold situation: unique client (monops...
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La présentation analytique des travaux insiste sur trois points spécifiques. Dans un premier temps, elle revient sur la pertinence de l'individualisme institutionnaliste (Agassi) pour développer des explicaitions en économie et en sciences sociales. Elle détaille ensuite un bilan d'étape sur mes réflexions autour de l'articulation entre individuel...

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Analysis of new practices for the management of innovation, in relation with open innovation labs, innovation platforms and all related organizational forms (fab labs, living labs, fabriques, garages) and the subsequent activities hosted by co-working spaces