Imagination Lab Foundation Award for Innovative Scholarship
Rodolphe Durand, HEC Paris
Henk Volberda, VP Research and Rodolphe Durand, HEC Paris
Rodolphe's first reaction as he receives the iLab Award:
"This award is very dear to my heart as my intent has always been to cross-fertilize management and strategy research with philosophical and sociological insights"
About Rodolphe Durand's work:
"Organizations are an essential part of the social and economic fabric of our lives and we keep thinking about them in terms of absolute and relative performance. In my research I try to unravel the strategic, social, and institutional dimensions that determine the conditions at which organizations and firms can develop a competitive advantage.
Therefore I analyze the evolution of industries where novelty and conformity put high pressure on organizations, as for instance business schools, haute cuisine, biotech, and movie industries."