34th Annual International Conference - Register for Extensions


picture of Raghuram Garud Raghuram Garud Penn State University

picture of Xavier Lecocq Xavier Lecocq University of Lille

picture of Ravi Madhavan Ravi Madhavan University of Pittsburgh

picture of Markus Nordberg Markus Nordberg CERN

picture of Peter Ring Peter Ring Loyola Marymount University

picture of Saïd Yami Saïd Yami Lille1 University

Extension 7: Marseille, France
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014




In the field of research, cooperation is at the base of the great scientific achievements that have marked the progress of mankind in various areas, for example the conquest of space, the biotechnology or particle physics as evidenced by the discovery of the Higgs Boson at CERN, which allows Peter Higgs and his colleagues recent Nobel Prize.

Today, a broad community of researchers in Management and Economics has contributed to the understanding of cooperative strategies, their drivers, processes and outcomes. These collaborative strategies take various forms: strategic alliances, inter-organizational networks, collective strategies... This work developed mainly in profit contexts and provides answers to firms and industries which the leitmotif is the race to innovation, basis for competitive advantage.

A model that takes an increasing share in the actors’ logics is that of open innovation, which comes out of the box in the previous century, and inspires the strategies of organizational actors in configurations that seem more efficient and which supported new business models (technological platforms, social networks...). There are especially competitive relationships more subtle, or more paradoxical, that conventional terms such as “partner” or "competitor" does not express.

Following a panel organized in the SMS Lake Geneva special conference (20-23 March, 2013), the main objective of this extension is to provide a discussion space on relational issues linked to the topic “Innovating in an open world”. It gathers world specialists who bring each a perspective that captures the issues of cooperative strategies in a contemporary world characterized by the need to openness.

More precisely, the panelists of the SMS Madrid Extension in Marseille will articulate a reflection around the four following questions:

Workshop Schedule

8:00 - 8:30
Welcome & coffee
8:30 - 9:30
Session 1 - What could we learn from basic research? Insights from the CERN IdeaSquare initiative
  • Speakers: Markus Nordberg & Saïd Yami
9:30 - 10:30
Session 2 - Public sector-private sector collaboration
  • Speaker: Peter Smith Ring
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00
Session 3 - Relational Strategies and Open Innovation in Advanced Industries: Insights from Nuclear Energy and Commercial Aircraft
  • Speaker: Ravi Madhavan
12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:30
Session 4 - Open Business Models: A relational Perspective
  • Speaker: Xavier Lecocq
14:30 - 15:30
Session 5 - Emergent relational strategies to navigate the paradox of disruption?
  • Speaker: Raghu Garud
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break
16:30 - 17:30
Session 6 - Round-table: Concluding remarks on the topic "Innovating in an open world: a relational perspective"
  • Speaker: Raghu Garud
Cocktail Reception

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