Roland BEL

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Roland Bel is Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Kedge BS since January 2007. Engineer in Computer Science from ENSIIE Paris and graduate from ESSEC business school (Paris), he holds a MBA from the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Sydney, where he taught courses in Economics and Strategy in 2005-2007, for the Master of Business and Master of International Business programs.  Before joining the academic world, he pursued an international business career for more than 20 years, in Europe, the USA and Asia, in companies such as ESSO, Hewlett-Packard, Schneider Electric and MGE UPS Systems. He occupied management positions mostly in Marketing and Strategy, and a large part of his career was devoted to the development of new products and services, implementation of innovation processes and organizations, and elaboration of innovation strategies. Lately, he occupied general management positions in the US and in Asia/Pacific, and participated to one of the largest LBO/MBO in France. Most of his professional experience was acquired in the information technology and electronics/electrical equipment sectors. Dr. Bel’s research interests are in the area of the theory of organizations, international strategy and innovation, with a focus on the scope of the firm, the rationalization of hybrid organizations, and the impact of innovation strategies on firm performance. He has published articles in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Economic Modelling, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Economics Letters, Economics Bulletin, or Global Business and Organization Excellence.

    Recent publications
    Publication Year of publication Type of publication
    BEL, R., V.SMIRNOV, A.WAIT, "Managing Change: Communication, Managerial Style and Change in Organizations", Economic Modelling, 2018, vol. 69, pp. 1-12 2018 Journal article
    BEL, R., "A Property Rights Theory of Competitive Advantage", Strategic Management Journal, 2018, vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 1678-1703 2018 Journal article
    BEL, R., V.SMIRNOV, A.WAIT, "Spoiling synergy", Economics Letters, 2016, vol. 143, pp. 80-83 2016 Journal article
    Teaching domains


    Research domains


    • Economy
    • Theory of the firm


    Strategic Management


    Industrial Organization

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