Ignasi Capdevila

Ignasi Capdevila
Paris School of Business · Department of Management and Strategy

PhD, HDR, MBA, Professor

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Introduction
I am an Associate Professor at PSB Paris School of Business in Paris. My research interests include localized knowledge creation and transfer, knowledge communities, creativity and innovation management in organizations and cities.
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September 2014 - present
Paris School of Business
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2010 - October 2014
HEC Montréal - École des Hautes Études commerciales
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (49)
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This article aims to clarify how epistemic communities dynamically shape the process of knowledge creation in a localized context and how the evolving interaction between different members of these communities enables knowledge to transit from its locus of emergence to the global market. It is argued that these dynamics rest on a series of clashes...
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Purpose – In recent years, the term “smart city” has attracted a lot of attention from policy makers, business leaders and citizenship in general. Although there is not a unique definition of what a smart city is, it is generally accepted that “smart” urban policies refer to local governments’ initiatives that use information and communication tech...
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This paper considers a multi-level perspective to analyse the crucial role of individuals and communities outside firms in the localised dynamics of innovation. Through a qualitative study of the communities emerging in co-working spaces (CWSs) in Barcelona, we disentangle the different dynamics of innovation involving community insiders and local...
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Ferran Adrià is one of the most recognized chefs in the world. His restaurant, elBulli, was awarded five times the title of the Best Restaurant in the World. Through an analysis of the last 30 years of the creative journey of elBulli, this contribution highlights that Adrià and his team of chefs succeeded in articulating two different processes: i)...
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Different Entrepreneurial Approaches in Open Innovation Spaces Creativity has a strong social component, and the capture of distributed collective creativity plays an important role in the innovative process of organizations. In recent years, many open innovation spaces have been created under different names : fab labs, hackerspaces, makerspaces,...
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In the last decade, the coworking movement, that was initiated in urban environments, has been expanding to rural areas. In both cases, the concept of community appears as one of the most crucial aspects. However, in urban spaces, community dynamics tend to be circumscribed to the space, whereas in rural areas, their territorial embeddedness appear...
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[ENG] The article examines the modes of coordination adopted within modern communities as presented by Adler (2001) and Amin and Cohendet (2004) as major modes of organization of activities in the context of the knowledgebased economy. This research aims to show the originality of the combination of resilient trust and reflexive trust, price and hi...
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L’article étudie les modes de coordination adoptés au sein des communautés modernes présentées par Adler (2001) et Amin et Cohendet (2004) comme des modes majeurs d’organisation des activités dans le contexte de l’économie fondée sur la connaissance. Cette recherche vise à montrer l’originalité de la combinaison entre la confiance résiliente et réf...
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Taking a routine-based perspective, this article analyzes the creative evolution of elBulli, considered one of the most innovative restaurants in the world. Based on a qualitative methodology, the results show how chef Ferran Adrià and his team progressively introduced higher-order creative routines (like searching, archiving, and classifying new i...
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Processes of novelty generation and adoption have received much more attention than novelty evaluation. This paper explores the internal processes enacted by organizations to recognize and assess novel ideas for further implementation by focusing on the role that artifacts play in identifying the creative potential of an idea versus another one. Ou...
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Les articles publiés dans ce numéro d’Innovations présentent des études de cas d’espaces de coworking, fablabs et living labs dans différentes régions françaises (la région Parisienne, la Bretagne, le Lyonnais, la région Sud) et en Afrique francophone. Les auteurs s’interrogent sur l’articulation des espaces de coworking étudiés avec le territoire...
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Through a comparative study of collaboration forms within different spaces of creativity and innovation, this article proposes a grid of reading knowledge communities develops in connection with innovative spaces. Thus, three types of collaboration can be distinguished: collaboration focusing on an economic logic (cost reduction and the renewal of...
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Do digital technologies contribute to the reorganization of work? Does the decentralization of individual, creative and innovative activities herald a new mode or models of production? What are the economic and societal challenges for creative individuals, for the entrepreneur, for the organization, or even for society in terms of improving social...
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Appel à contributions - Numéro thématique - Revue INNOVATIONS Espaces de coworking, fab labs, living labs, makerspaces… les nouvelles formes d'organisation du travail créatif : objectifs et défis Editeur(s) invité(s) : Sophie Boutillier, Université du Littoral-Côte d’Opale Ignasi Capdevila, PSB Paris School of Business Laure Morel, Université de...
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Purpose Collaborative spaces such as Fab Labs, Living Labs, coworking spaces, hackerspaces, makerspaces, etc. are localized spaces that offer open access to resources. The purpose of this paper is to explain what motivates participants in such spaces, according to different innovation logics. Design/methodology/approach The paper is based on quali...
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The multiple scales and urban dynamics of creativity and innovation. The double creative reality of the Poblenou district in Barcelona. Urban creativity processes do not only take place within organizations; there are external actors (as individuals and communities) that play an important role on those processes. This article considers a multi-scal...
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The multiple scales and urban dynamics of creativity and innovation. The double creative reality of the Poblenou district in Barcelona. Urban creativity processes do not only take place within organizations; there are external actors (as individuals and communities) that play an important role on those processes. This article considers a multi-scal...
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Cet article étudie les caractéristiques des structures de transfert technologique et des laboratoires d’innovation ouverte gérés par les universités et organismes de recherche. Il compare leurs rôles comme intermédiaires des relations science–entreprises en fonction des modes 2 et 3 de production des connaissances proposés par Etzkowitz & al (1997)...
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[ENG] Guide of good practices for the development of coworking in rural environments through the experience of the Cowocat Rural network in Catalonia. [CAT] Guia de bones pràctiques pel desenvolupament del coworking en l’entorn rural a través de l’experiència a Catalunya de la xarxa Cowocat Rural. [ESP] Guía de buenas prácticas para el desarrollo...
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Purpose Collaborative spaces such as Fab Labs, Living Labs, coworking spaces, hackerspaces, makerspaces, etc. are localized spaces that offer open access to resources. The purpose of the article is to explain what motivates participants in such spaces, according to different innovation logics. Design/Methodology/Approach The research is based on qu...
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Creativity has a strong social component. The capture of distributed collective creativity plays a significant role in the innovative processes in organizations. In recent years, many localized spaces of collaborative innovation have been created predominantly in cities under different names such as: Fab Labs, hackerspaces, makerspaces, co-working...
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The aim of this paper is to emphasize the role that actors outside firms, especially communities, play in facilitating both the local and the global knowledge dynamics, thus contributing to the innovative and creative capacity of cities. The proposed community-based model complements the buzz-and-pipeline model (Bathelt, Malmberg, & Maskell, 2004;...
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Previous research has underlined the multiscalar character of the knowledge dynamics that are involved in the localized innovation processes. The article studies two types of communities of practice (CoPs) outside organizations located in Barcelona, by taking a community-based view of their local and global linkages. At the local level, our results...
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Location plays a major role in the building of artistic, technological or scientific movements that emerge in specific locations before achieving a worldwide reach. However, a deeper understanding is needed about the interplay of local/global knowledge dynamics in the epistemic construction of a movement. Based on an in-depth longitudinal study of...
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A typology spaces of open innovation based on different modes of innovation and motivations for participation Open spaces for innovation (such as Fab Labs, Living Labs, coworking spaces, hackerspaces, makerspaces, etc.) are localized spaces that offer open access to resources and which are characterized by a culture of openness and cooperation base...
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The maker movement is based on the principles of open design, that claims the democratization of open access to knowledge and to the means of production.The maker culture brings the new digital manufacturing technologies closer to citizens and allow them the use fast prototyping machines like 3D printers or laser cutters. The reduction of ICT (e.g....
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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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The goal of this article is to investigate the key characteristics of intermediaries between science (universities or research organizations) and industry in relation with the knowledge production modes 2 and 3 as described by Etzkowitz & al (1997) and Carayannis & al (2009). We identify two main types of organizational intermediaries managed by un...
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TO CITE: Capdevila, I., 2016. Les ancrages locaux et les dynamiques globales des communautés de connaissance. In J.P. Dupuis, J.-P. Lemaire et E.Milliot (eds). Ancrages culturels dans un monde en mutation. Paris: Editions Vuibert
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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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To cite: Capdevila, I., & Mérindol, V. (2016). Les open labs de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur. In Le Livre blanc des Open Labs: Quelles pratiques ? Quels changements en France ? Paris: PBS Paris Business School / ANRT.
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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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Ferran Adria is one of the most recognized chefs in the world. His restaurant, elBulli, was awarded five times the title of the Best Restaurant in the World. Through an analysis of the last 30 years of the creative journey of elBulli, this contribution highlights that Adria and his team of chefs succeeded in articulating two different processes: i)...
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In recent years, the term “Smart City” has attracted a lot of attention from policy-makers, business leaders and citizenship in general. Although there is not a unique definition of what a Smart City is, it is generally accepted that “smart” urban policies refer to local governments’ initiatives that use information and communication technologies i...
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There is a wide diversity of city labs for collaborative innovation. However, in all cases their success depends on motivating citizens to participate in their activities. This article builds on the literature on innovation dynamics in Living Labs to link them with other kinds of City Labs. The contribution of this article consists on building on t...
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The literature on knowledge creation in economic geography has often focused on the territorial or organizational level, without considering the multi-scalar aspect of innovation and knowledge dynamic. This article contributes to fill this gap by analyzing the knowledge dynamics that take place in localized emerging communities in Coworking Spaces...
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Hacker spaces, maker spaces, Living Labs, Fab Labs or co-working spaces are common denominations of localized spaces of collaborative innovation (LSCI) where knowledge communities meet to collectively innovate. These spaces can represent a key element in the innovation ecosystem of cities, bridging between individual's creativity and the firms' inn...
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Inter-organizational collaboration plays a crucial role in the innovative capacity and competitiveness of firms. This article discusses the collaboration practices in localized spaces of collaboration through a study of different coworking spaces in Barcelona, following an inductive and qualitative approach. Three types of collaboration approaches...
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The innovative capacity of cities does not exclusively depend on the innovation processes managed by local firms. This paper considers a multi-level perspective to analyze the crucial role of individuals and communities outside firms in the dynamics of innovation in cities. Through a qualitative study of the communities emerging in coworking spaces...
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The aim of this paper is to emphasize the role that actors outside firms, especially communities, play in facilitating both the local and the global knowledge dynamics, thus contributing to the innovative and creative capacity of cities. The proposed community-based model complements the buzz-and-pipeline model (Maskell et al. 2006; Bathelt et al....
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The contribution of this article consists on building on the types of innovation mechanisms in Living Lab networks (Leminen, Westerlund, & Nyström, 2012; Leminen, 2013) by relating each type to a different theoretical innovation logic (methods for creativity; social innovation; open innovation; user innovation). Each logic is related to a different...
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The aim of this chapter is to describe and compare the different types of spaces to better understand how members collaborate in innovation processes. The goal here is to build on different approaches to governance and innovation to propose a typology of different spaces. The type of governance of different spaces varies, as well as their goals in...
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In this paper we propose a framework to analyze the linguistic distance between the home country of a multinational corporation (MNC) and its host country, and a tool to measure it. Our approach to linguistic distance is grounded in the taxonomy of multinational corporations (MNCs) developed by Perlmutter (1969) and then improved by Bartlett et al....

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CORAL-ITN aims to unpack the latent dynamics and impacts of collaborative workspaces in rural and peripheral areas and integrate them as development tools in local and regional policies to open up new potentials for socio-economic development. CORAL-ITN envisages to provide specialized and tailor-made training to 15 young researchers to better understand (and support) the development processes of CWS in rural and peripheral areas, their wider impacts at the local and regional level, as well as at the level of the individual worker and the enterprise. Moreover, through different means of dissemination and exploitation (knowledge exchange days, CORAL schools, digital platform), the impacts of CORAL aim to reach a wider audience ranging from public policymakers to private stakeholders and CWS communities across the EU. In order to pursue this agenda, the CORAL-ITN consortium brings together nine internationally recognised research institutions enjoying an excellent reputation (beneficiaries: Leibniz-Institute for Regional Geography-IfL, Politecnico di Milano-Polimi, Paris School of Business-PSB, Leibniz-Institute for Research on Society and Space-IRS, Panteion University, partner organisations: Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, University of Lille, Leipzig University, University of Vienna, University of Graz), with cutting-edge expertise in the scientific assessment of several aspects of CWS and local socio-economic development, and six non-academic participants (beneficiaries: European Creative Hubs Network- ECHN, Otelo, Saxon Association of Cultural & Creative Industries- SACCI and the Impact Hub Global- IHG, partner organisations: Region of Western Greece, Metro Kuldiga), with extensive practical and policy expertise at the forefront of supporting, implementing and making use of CWS in rural and peripheral areas. follow www.coral-itn.eu