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Christian Koenig
Associate Professor, Management Department
Dean, BBA program

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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
General Information Research Areas Publications Teaching Other Activities
Education
PhD in Management, Université Paris IX - Dauphine.
MA Business Economics, Harvard University.
MS ESCP-EAP.
Licence ès Sciences Economiques, Université Paris II.
Research Areas
Areas
Strategic alliances, international development, public sector.

Sectors
Telecommunications, consumer electronics, large projects.
Geographical Areas
 Asia

Academic Publications
Books
  Perspectives en Management Stratégique. (with A. Noel). Paris (France)  : Economica, 1997


Articles
  "The Simultaneous Education of Managers: The Case of ESSEC Business School" (C. Koenig, J. Tarondeau), Magazine Forum EFMD, Jan 2005
  "De l'Etat contrit à l'Etat stratège" (C. Koenig), Management International, Mar 1997, Vol. 1, Issue 2, p. 13‑20
  "The State - SOE Relationship : Some Patterns" (T. Hafsi), Journal of Management Studies, May 1988, Vol. 25, Issue 3
  "Technology and Organization : The Mutual Organization in the European Aerospace Industry" (R. Thietart), International Studies of Management and Organization, Jan 1988, Vol. 17, Issue 4
  "Managers, Engineers and Government : The Emergence of the Mutual Organization in the European Aerospace Industry" (R. Thietart), Technology in Society, Jan 1988, Vol. 10, Issue 1
  "Programmes aérospatiaux : la stratégie de l'organisation mutuelle" (R. Thietart), Revue Française de Gestion, Mar 1987, Issue 62
  "Aspects de la littérature américaine en management" (G. Van Wijk), Revue Française de Gestion, Mar 1986, Issue 56-57


Chapters
  Management Education in Asia. In: The Future of Business Schools (with P. Tapie). London (UK) : T. Durand & S. Dameron editor - Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, p. 327-335
  Managing Beyond Boundaries: The Dynamics of Trust in Alliances. In: Rethinking Strategy (with G. Van Wijk). Londres (Grande Bretagne) : H. Volberda & T. Elfring editors - Sage Publication, 2001
  Confiance et contrat dans les alliances inter-entreprises. In: La confiance : approches économiques et sociologiques. Paris (France) : Gaëtan Morin, THUDEROZ C., MANGEMATIN V., HARRISON D.. 1999, p. 127-150
  Strategic Divestment in the Public Sector : Patterns from France and Great Britain. In: Perspectives on Strategic Change (with T. Hafsi, J. Jorgensen). Boston (USA) : Kluwer Academic Publishers, PETTIGREW A.M., ZAMBON S., ZAN L.. 1993
  Alliances inter-entreprises : le rôle de la confiance. In: Perspectives en management stratégique (with G. Van Wijk). Paris (France) : Economica, NOEL A.. 1992
  Inter-firm Alliances : The Role of Trust. In: Microeconomic Contributions to Strategic Management (with G. Van Wijk). Amsterdam (Pays-Bas) : North-Holland, Elsevier, THEPOT J., THIERART R.A.. 1991
  The Mutual Organization : A New Form of Cooperation in a High Technology Industry. In: The Strategic Management of Technological Innovation (with R. Thietart). Chichester (Grande-Bretagne) : John Wiley & Sons Ltd., LOVERIDGE R., PITT M.. 1990
  The State SOE Relationship : Some Patterns. In: Strategic Issues in State-Controlled Entreprises (with T. Hafsi). Greenwich, Connecticut (USA) : JAI Press, HAFSI T.. 1989
  Managing on the Borderline : Autonomy Strategies of State-Owned Entreprises. In: Strategic Issues in State-Controlled Entreprises. Greenwich, Connecticut (USA) : JAI Press, HAFSI T.. 1989


Working papers
  "Les alliances Inter-Entreprises et la Coopération émergente" (C. Koenig). Essec Research Center, DR‑97026 Jan 97.
  "De l'Etat contrit à l'Etat stratège"95-18 Dec 95.
  "Strategic Divestment in the Public Sector : Patterns from France and Great Britain" (T. Hafsi, J. Jorgensen). Essec Research Center, DR‑92010 Jan 92.
  "Alliances inter-entreprises : le rôle de la confiance" (G. Van Wijk). Essec Research Center, DR‑91031 Nov 91.
  "Interfirm Alliances : The Role of Trust" (G. Van Wijk). Essec Research Center, DR‑91001 Jan 91.
  "Managing on the Borderline : Autonomy Strategies of State-Owned Enterprises" (C. Koenig). Essec Research Center, DR‑89005 Jan 89.
  "From Competition to Cooperation : The Mutual Organization" (R. Thietart). Essec Research Center, DR‑89006 Jan 89.


Other Publications
Articles published in conference proceedings
  "Les alliances inter-entreprises et la coopération émergente". In : Entreprises et Sociétés - Enracinement, mutations et mondialisation,. Montréal (Canada) : Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, 1997
  "Interorganizational Collaboration : Beyond Contracts", With G. Van Wijk. In : International Association for Business and Society,. Madison, Wisconsin (USA) : Denis Collins, 1993
  "Managers, Engineers and Government : The Emergence of the Mutual Organization in the European Aerospace Industry", With R. Thietart. In : Séminaire International de Management Stratégique (SIMS),. Cergy (France) 1986


Press articles
  "Stratégies Innovantes dans la Formation au Management". Les Echos, série L'Art de la Stratégie, 01 Apr 2000
  "L'Homme politique, pédagogue et médiateur". 01 Dec 1998
  "General Electric-Snecma : récit d'une alliance exemplaire". Journal de Genève et Gazette de Lausanne, 14 Dec 1995


Book reviews
  "L'auto qui n'existait pas". () Revue Française de Gestion, 1994


Teaching at ESSEC

Strategic alliances

Asian economic environment
Other Teaching Activities
Design of advanced management programs in Asia
Scientific Activities
Conference Presentations
  "Les alliances inter-entreprises et la coopération émergente", Entreprises et Sociétés. Enracinement, mutations et mondialisation, Montréal, Canada, 21 Aug 1995
  "Emerging Cooperation : The Dilemma of Trust vs. Calculativeness", 12th EGOS Colloquium, Istanbul, Turquie, 06 Jul 1995
  "Interfirm Collaboration : Beyond Contracts", (with G. Van Wijk). Workshop on Schools of Thought in Strategic Management, Rotterdam, Pays-Bas, 14 Dec 1994
  "Making Alliances and Partnerships Work : Learning from the Task to Create the Future", Strategic Management Society - 14th Annual International Conference, Jouy-en-Josas, France, 20 Sep 1994
  "Power or Trust : Broadening the Perspective on Collaborative Strategy", (with G. Van Wijk). 14th Annual International Conference, Jouy-en-Josas, France, 20 Sep 1994
  "The Dynamics of Interfirm Collaboration : Framework and Case-study", (with G. Van Wijk). 2nd IFSAM Conference- International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management, Dallas, Texas, USA, 17 Aug 1994
  "The Management of an International Technological Project", (with G. Van Wijk). Organizational Capabilities and Internationalisation Processes, Paris, France, 01 Nov 1993
  "Power and Trust Issues in Alliances", Networks and Alliances : Theoretical and Empirical Research, Bath, Grande-Bretagne, 01 Jun 1993
  "Privatization and Industrial Renaissance", (with T. Hafsi, J. Jorgensen). Annual Conference, Londres, Grande-Bretagne, 01 Oct 1992
  "Alliances et complexité", Colloque Gestion et Complexité, Entretiens Jacques Cartier, Montréal, Canada, 01 Oct 1992
  "Alliances and Trust", (with G. Van Wijk). International Conference on Joint-Ventures and Strategic Alliances, Pennsylvania State, USA, 06 Apr 1992
  "Alliances stratégiques : le rôle de la confiance", Conférence Internationale de Gestion Stratégique, Montréal, Canada, 01 Oct 1991
  "Strategic Divestment in the Public Sector : Patterns from France and Great Britain", (with T. Hafsi, J. Jorgensen). Perspectives on Strategic Change, Venise, Italie, 01 May 1991
  "Strategic Alliances : Enlarging the Paradigm", (with G. Van Wijk). Workshop on Microeconomics / Strategic Management interface, Bruxelles, Belgique, 01 Nov 1989
  "Managing Cultural Differences : The Case of Airbus Industrie", (with R. Moran). Strategic Management Society - Annual Conference, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas, 01 Oct 1988
  "Mutual Organizations in Aerospace Macro-Projects", (with R. Thietart). Asociation Espanola de Macro-Enginiera, Barcelone, Espagne, 01 Dec 1987
  "Co-organisation du Séminaire International de Management Stratégique", (with G. Van Wijk). Cergy, France, 01 Jun 1987
  "Logique publique ou logique privée : la stratégie d'autonomie des entreprises publiques", Congrés International de la Revue Politique et Management Public, Lyon, France, 15 Dec 1986
  "Managers, Engineers and Politicians : The Experience of European Aerospace Macro-Projects", (with R. Thietart). Washington, USA, 01 Mar 1986

May 1996: "Coopération émergente", atelier "Stratégie, coopération, compétition", Ecole de Printemps, Laboratoire d'Econométrie, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris

July 1996: "The Development of Trust", Workshop on Trust and Social Innovation, 8th Conference, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), Genève.

November 1996: "Is the Transnational the End of History?", with H. Bouchikhi, Strategic Management Society Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

December 1996: "Is the Transnational the End of History?", with H. Bouchikhi, European International Business Academy, University of Stockholm, Sweden.

June 1998: "La confiance est-elle un concept raisonnable?", Journée d'études Quels Concepts Fédérateurs en Sciences de Gestion?, Université Paris-Dauphine, Paris.

July 1998: "The Dynamics of Alliances," EGOS, Maastricht.

July 1998: "Trust and Contract," SASE (Society for the Advancement of Socio-economics), Vienna.

April 2001: "Designing and Implementing Cooperation in Europe", AACSB International annual conference, New York.

December 2001: "Finance et Contrôle de Gestion: quelles formations pour quelles compétences?", Congrès annuel de la DFCG.

April 2003: Integrating experience in management education", AACSB International annual conference, New Orleans.

Affiliations and Academic Responsibilities

AIMS (Association Internationale de Management Stratégique), former member of the executive office, organizer of the 1995 conference.

Member, Strategic Management Society.

Member of the AACSB. Accreditation Application Review Committee, 1999 - 2001 and Candidacy Committee, 2001 - 2003.

Member of the Board, Université René Descartes (ex Paris V), 2001-04


Consulting & Other Activities
Member of the Board, University René-Descartes Paris 5.

Numerous consulting or training programs for: Essilor, Usinor-Sacilor, Sonatrach, Philips, AGF, Sommer Allibert, EDF, Paribas, France Telecom.

Professional Experience
Director of ESSEC MBA, 1998-2002.

Programme manager, Advanced Management Programme, ESSEC, 1995-1998.

Visiting professor:
- HEC, Montréal, Canada,
- SDA Bocconi, Italy.
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