Thierry Burger-Helmchen

Thierry Burger-Helmchen
University of Strasbourg | UNISTRA · Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée

Full Professor in Management Science

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Introduction
I am a research fellow in innovation management at BETA - Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée and Full Professor in Management Science at the University of Strasbourg. My main research topics are: Economics and Management of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Managerial Economics applied to SME.
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July 2012 - July 2017
Faculté des Sciences Économiques et de Gestion
Position
  • Head of Faculty
January 2001 - present
University of Strasbourg

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Publications (162)
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Le 9 mai 1950, Robert Schuman prononça un discours fondateur fondé sur la mise en commun de ressources énergétiques et économiques qui engendra sept décennies de paix en Europe. 70 ans après ces évènements, les connaissances sont reconnues comme la ressource principale que les organisations mobilisent pour propulser leurs innovations, conquérir de...
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The pitch is an important part of the entrepreneur–investor relationship. To come to an agreement, entrepreneurs and investors need to trust each other. However, how does trust arise between them, and how does trust evolve during the few minutes of a pitch? With the aim to develop propositions, we build on previous studies in entrepreneurship and v...
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While creativity is most commonly associated with idea generation and problem solving at the individual or team level, it is likewise associated with environments, technologies, tools and artefacts favouring or hindering creative capabilities. Research struggles to bring these elements together. We develop a model for the integration of mobile devi...
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The development of innovation-driven secondary prevention interventions in a niche environment could increase competitiveness in health bioeconomy-related activities. We use trends from Kenya to present a conceptual framework, "the salutogenesis-bioeconomy framework", illustrating how a knowledge-based bioeconomy contributes to health demand condit...
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In this chapter, we revisit the role of managerial control in modern organizations and summarize the challenges faced by experts in the field of managerial control today to rethink managerial control models and tools for agile, adaptative and innovative organizations. For some good reasons, managerial control has often been criticized for not creat...
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Classical managerial control theories mostly focus on performance indicators, like the number of pieces produced. More recent theories focus on behavior control. All theories are specialized in controlling a specific unit of the firm, i.e., the employee, the team, or a subsystem. Therefore, agency theory-based control and system-based control have...
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In considering the changing world, the authors of the Integrated Science: Science without Borders were asked how you would see the future of your field 30 years later. The present chapter publishes authors’ views on this subject in 2050. Authors have integrated science into the person, thinking of complex problems, artificial intelligence, manageme...
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Managing innovation can be summed up by two famous phrases. The first is attributed to the scientist Archimedes: « Eureka, I have found it« . It applies to the individual, it is a cognitive and emotional phenomenon that leads him to feel a certain wonder and the pleasant sensation of having found a solution to the problem posed (Lubart et al., 2015...
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We explore the growth, scope and impact of the academic literature that has arisen around the concept of innovation ecosystems. We highlight some of the most important definition, the place of innovation policies and the future accomplishments that could be made.
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to examine mobile technology as being a key apparatus and interface for collaborative innovation, which allows organisations to develop their information ecology. Design/methodology/approach The qualitative research was performed by in-depth interviews, observations and field notes. The eight main interviews ar...
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Les travaux sur les différents déterminants du contrôle managérial de l’innovation se sont multipliés ces dernières années. Ces recherches se caractérisent par une grande variété d’innovations étudiées et par la diversité des outils de contrôle employés par les organisations. Dans cet article, nous catégorisons les principaux travaux sur le contrôl...
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In this article, we examine recent trends in CSR within a broader consideration of its historical development. The origin of CSR and the purpose it serves nowadays have diverged in different directions. By pinpointing some of the reasons for this shift and charting the evolution of the historical development of CSR, compounded with the stakeholder...
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Innovation has long been recognized as an instrument of competitiveness and growth and as an effective tool to stimulate change after the crises, both the macro- and micro-level. Innovation can be seen as an outcome (new products, processes or organizations), but also as a process that involves many activities linked together, namely basic research...
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Purpose The expectations surrounding innovation as the principal mean by which firms gain a sustainable advantage while simultaneously alleviating social problems are tremendous. However, in the process of developing innovation, many small entrepreneurs, SMEs, as well as large firms struggle to access the necessary finances in order to further deve...
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L’avènement d’Internet a profondément changé l’environnement externe et l’architecture des organisations. Si chaque nouvelle vague de progrès technique se confronte à l’euphorie tout comme aux réactions dubitatives des utilisateurs réels et potentiels, aujourd’hui, les évolutions des technologies numériques ou « digitales » (applications mobiles, c...
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This chapter deals with entrepreneurship not only in terms of managerial recommendations, but also through economic science. It reviews the literature on the entrepreneur as seen by economists, and demonstrates the primary theoretical functions that can be expected of entrepreneurship in society, particularly the relationship with the market. The c...
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A complex system is made up of interacting parts forming a "whole". Each of these parts is governed by a set of rules, routines or forces that determine their behavior at a given moment based on the state and behavior of other parts. This chapter provides a non‐exhaustive list of works in management, grouped conforming to broader functions, explici...
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This introduction presents an overview of key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book covers a wide range of fields ‐ as diverse as private or public organization set‐up, formal or informal organizations, spanning from enterprises to urban systems. It deals with the evolution of complex systems. The book also deals with...
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This chapter focuses on the concept of the complex adaptive system (CAS), understanding that adaption includes the twofold ability to adapt on its own and to bring about desired changes through governance in response to external or internal challenges. It explores what is happening in the organization and what explains its apparent behavior in orde...
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Companies and all forms of human organizations function as complex adaptive systems. This chapter describes the ways in which organizations evolve by interpreting them as self‐organized systems whose trajectories over time are marked by periods of dynamic flux and adaptation as well as phases of stability. It presents the evolutionary characteristi...
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The Elgar Companion to Innovation and Knowledge Creation
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Some authors in the literature have addressed knowledge transfer via weak ties between organization's units which are themselves strongly tied inside (e.g. Hansen, 1999). Some others have investigated knowledge management among open-source-software (OSS) developers and discussed factors influencing knowledge transfer within development teams (e.g....
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This chapter focuses on the main steps towards a digital society at the level of the European Union’s countries. The first subchapter entitled “EU Digital Single Market Regulatory Frame” provides information about the Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe. The subchapter entitled “ICT Sector Influence on EU-28 Economic Growth” underlines the ma...
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En se focalisant sur les principes économiques qui régissent le comportement des entreprises et des marchés, ce livre aborde les fondamentaux du raisonnement stratégique et détaille les outils nécessaires à la réalisation d une analyse stratégique sérieuse et valable.
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Meta-analysis is a method that allows us to accomplish such a work by combining the results of several studies in order to make an objective synthesis following precise stages. With the help of meta-analysis, we can quantify a global result for the entire studies taken into consideration and obtain a more precise response and a more acceptable gene...
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This chapter aims at a better understanding of the dynamics leading firms to create Networks of practice (NoP) to transfer knowledge and know-how between its geographically dispersed business units. In this introduction we focus on the complementarity between communities of practice (CoP) and networks of practice (NoP) inside firms to share knowled...
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Open source software (OSS) development as an inexpensive process to develop software threatens proprietary software business strategies. Providing business strategy to benefit from volunteer developers for the purpose of contributing to existing projects, as well as initiating new OSS projects is of utmost significance for companies in that industr...
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This chapter aims at a better understanding of the dynamics leading firms to create Networks of practice (NoP) to transfer knowledge and know-how between its geographically dispersed business units. In this introduction we focus on the complementarity between communities of practice (CoP) and networks of practice (NoP) inside firms to share knowled...
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La recherche en innovation est vaste. Elle recouvre de multiples problématiques et approches conceptuelles. Elle peut être centrée sur l’adoption et la diffusion de l’innovation (Rogers, 1962, Leonard-Barton, 1985, Damanpour, 1991, Boquet et Dubouloz, 2016, Mercuri Chapuis et de Bovis Vlahovic, 2016), sur le processus d’innovation au sein des organ...
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Cet article interroge la singularité et la portée du concept d’innovation inversée. Les auteurs tentent de clarifier la littérature foisonnante sur ce thème en développant un cadre analytique novateur. L’originalité consiste à questionner la ou les dimensions qui se trouvent précisément inversées. Une relecture du concept (à l’aulne de la littératu...
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Within undirected networks, scientists have shown much interest in presenting power-law features within complex networks. For instance, Barabási and Albert (1999) claimed that a common property of many large networks was that vertex connectivity follows scale-free power-law distribution, and in another study Barabási et al. (2002) showed power law...
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Cet article interroge la singularité et la portée du concept d'innovation inversée. Les auteurs tentent de clarifier la littérature foisonnante sur ce thème en développant un cadre analytique novateur. L'originalité consiste à questionner la ou les dimensions qui se trouvent précisément inversées. Une relecture du concept (à l'aulne de la littératu...
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Innover ! Etre créatif ! Voilà le leitmotiv aujourd'hui en management et en stratégie. Le management de l'innovation et de la créativité est à la fois un élément central de la théorie et de la pratique du management tout en étant à part. Parce que ce champ tire sa force d'autres disciplines académiques et des fonctions connexes de l'entreprise, ce...
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This special issue proposes an overview of the main strategic and managerial challenges faced by public and private actors involved in the deployment of green and sustainable innovations that characterise smart city (SC) projects. Although a general definition and a clear framework is still lacking (Wolfram, 2012), the concept of SC appears as a ne...
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In this article, we first present a brief over-view of the historical evolution of global innovation in multinational firms. We then outline four components and challenges facing firms that are evolving towards global innovation. Next, we focus on the beginning and end phases of the innovation process: their inception and their diffusion. We show t...
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It is common knowledge now that entrepreneurship plays an important role in any society because it generates economic benefits that are often larger than the private benefits reaped by the entrepreneurs themselves (van Praag, Versloot, 2007). Entrepreneurship creates jobs, enhances workforce dynamics, increases utility, and fosters productivity and...
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Nous étudions dans cet article le cas d’un cuisiniste qui a développé un système de production capable de fabriquer les composants de ses cuisines à la commande et de produire en grandes séries des produits extrêmement diversifiés. Ce système est remarquable dans la mesure où il propose un degré supplémentaire dans la personnalisation par rapport a...
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Ces dernières années, les entreprises ont pris conscience du rôle joué par la créativité dans la ré-industrialisation et l’élaboration de nouveaux modèles d’affaires. L’entrepreneuriat et l’innovation sont les principaux atouts contre la crise et les moteurs de la relance économique. 2 La recherche académique, en sciences économiques et de gestion...
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It is common knowledge now that entrepreneurship plays an important role in any society because it generates economic benefits that are often larger than the private benefits reaped by the entrepreneurs themselves (van Praag, Versloot, 2007). Entrepreneurship creates jobs, enhances workforce dynamics, increases utility, and fosters productivity and...
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Cet article interroge l'originalité et la portée du concept d'innovation inversée. Nous proposons de clarifier la littérature foisonnante sur ce thème en développant un cadre théorique novateur. Ce faisant nous souhaitons non seulement raffiner notre compréhension du phénomène, mais aussi le distinguer plus clairement de concepts avec lesquels il e...
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This chapter explores a specific implementation of ideation-oriented crowdsourcing. In the follow-up of previous studies, we consider that ideation crowdsourcing does not necessarily mobilize highly skilled technical competences, but rather the ability of individuals to generate new ideas. Typical applications of ideation or creative crowdsourcing...
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Les travaux d’Yves Doz sont profondément marqués par deux postures originales tant dans son corpus théorique que dans son approche méthodologique. Ainsi, ses premiers travaux tout comme ses écrits les plus récents examinent la firme multinationale (FMN) par le prisme des processus stratégiques et privilégient la méthode de l’étude de cas longitudin...
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Research on user communities has produced insights into possible linkages between firm's development and innovation, altering the scale and scope performance approach of an organization. Many results show that user communities can improve the performance of a firm and in addition can bring the firm to a new level of development. However few works t...
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Ce numéro thématique propose une analyse des modèles d'affaires et des écosystèmes d'affaires basée simultanément sur les outils de la science économique et de la science de gestion. Il présente des travaux de recherche qui, à l'appui d'une approche originale couplant les concepts de modèles d'affaires et d'écosystèmes d'affaires, analysent la mani...
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Deux courants de pensée guident la formulation stratégique des entreprises renvoyant à des postures épistémologiques clivantes. Le premier repose sur une conception fermée de la stratégie qui est nécessairement à l’image du passé. La figure de proue de cette perspective se trouve dans les propositions de Porter (1980) où l’adaptation aux contrainte...
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Research on user communities has produced insights into possible linkages between firm's development and innovation, altering the scale and scope performance approach of an organization. Many results show that user communities can improve the performance of a firm and in addition can bring the firm to a new level of development. However few works t...
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Peugeot et BMW annoncent un projet de collaboration en R&D sur les véhicules électriques. Procter & Gamble poste sur son site Internet les problèmes techniques que ses équipes de recherche n’ont pas réussi à solutionner à temps, en espérant que des internautes apporteront des réponses. Lego investit massivement dans la fidélisation de ses communaut...
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La globalisation se manifeste comme une dynamique qui dessine des convergences à l’échelle planétaire : elle rapproche producteurs et consommateurs ; elle encourage le dialogue entre régulateurs nationaux et internationaux ; elle tend à abolir les frontières physiques et mentales, en s’appuyant sur des moyens de communication, de traitement et de t...
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La créativité, c’est l’application de l’imagination humaine pour obtenir une réalisation concrète, qui conduit à la création d’innovation, et à remodeler l’ensemble des produits que nous consommons. L’activité créative transforme à la fois nos modes de vie, notre organisation de travail, nos loisirs et la structure de nos cités. Une innovation en e...
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Understanding the economic implication of creative individuals and firms is at the heart of the new economy and of related fields such as the economics of knowledge, the economics of science and innovation management. This book brings together a panel of theoretical and empirical contributions which address the generation of creative ideas and thei...

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