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HEC PARIS research hec What is in common between the instructions that Alain Ducasse gives to his team to create a new dessert, the recruitment process at Radio Nova, the way that architect Jean Nouvel delegates tasks, and the creation of the film Ratatouille by Pixar studios? They all draw on both individual genius and innovative organizational processes to achieve creative results and break with the routine. Through a series of case studies and fascinating eye-witness accounts from animation, haute cuisine, design, and fashion, Thomas Paris offers executives numerous sources of inspiration for developing creativity in their companies. Thomas Paris is an affiliate professor at HEC and, as a CNRS researcher, a member of its GREGHEC lab. Jean-Philippe Vergne holds a doctorate in strategy from HEC Paris. He is now assistant professor at the Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario). By Thomas Paris, Pearson Village Mondial, August 2010. Rodolphe Durand and Jean-Philippe Vergne have written a history of capitalism from an unusual point of view: that of pirate organizations (17th century seafarers, 20th century hackers, and today’s biopirates alike). They write that “far from being an accident of history, in reality pirate organizations are among the essential forces that have structured capitalism since its beginnings.” Setting aside romantic and anecdotal concepts of piracy and platitudes about the nature of capitalism, this essay presents an original approach to the evolution of our economic system. The authors explain, for example, that by suggesting alternative norms for the appropriation of value, pirate organizations are not a threat to capitalism, but the key to its renewal. One example: the cyberspace pirates who are overturning notions of property by promoting the free circulation of information and ideas. Rodolphe Durand is professor of strategy and business policy at HEC Paris. In May 2010 he was awarded the Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence prize for his article “Causation, Counterfactuals, and Competitive Advantage,” published in the Strategic Management Journal. Publishing News MANAGER LA CRÉATIVITÉ : INNOVER EN S’INSPIRANT DE PIXAR, DUCASSE, LES ATELIERS JEAN NOUVEL, HERMÈS... [Managing Creativity: Taking Inspiration for Innovation from Pixar, Ducasse, the Ateliers Jean Nouvel, and more] L’ORGANISATION PIRATE : ESSAI SUR L’ÉVOLUTION DU CAPITALISME [The Pirate Organization: An Essay on the Evolution of Capitalism] By Rodolphe Durand and Jean-Philippe Vergne, Editions Le bord de l’eau, October 2010. Le volcan islandais Eyjafjallajökull. VIII research@hec • April-May 2011

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LBOs: Job Creators and Growth Stimulants?
Inventors and the Market: A Profit-seeking Behavior
Communication Networks How is Information Transmitted?
HEC PARIS Publishing News

research@hec - Issue #20