M@n@gement 19(4) - 07 Avril 2017

M@n@gement (http://www.management-aims.com/) fait paraitre son premier numéro avec sa nouvelle équipe éditoriale.

M@n@gement est la revue officielle de l'AIMS mais aussi la première revue de management en en accès libre et indépendante.

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Notre nouveau numéro 19(4) est maintenant en ligne sur http://www.management-aims.com/.

Ce numéro contient les contributions suivantes :

April issue – 19(4)

- Microfoundations of decoupling: From a coping theory perspective?

Linh Chi Vo, Jean-Denis Culié, Eléonore Mounoud.

Abstract. In neo-institutional theory literature, studies of decoupling have provided only a binary view of the employees of symbolic structures: ceremonial props or change agents. To obtain a richer view of the working life of these particular individuals, we rely on an instrumental case study to examine how they perceive a decoupling situation and do their job. Our fieldwork takes place in a multinational company, which adopts the vision and implements different tools and practices of knowledge management (KM), but a decoupling situation eventually emerges where KM ends up as a ceremonial fac?ade. After four years of participant observation, we conclude our fieldwork by interviewing the seven knowledge managers we have worked with. We initially develop a typology representing the different ways in which these knowledge managers interpret the decoupling situation and accomplish their mission accordingly. Moreover, as we observe that they all suffer from stress, we use the coping theory to further investigate their working life and eventually transform our typology into a manifestation of decoupling at micro level. Meaning-making, work-level actions and emotions are brought into this picture, illustrating the reciprocal relationships between the decoupling situation and the micro-level employees of the symbolic structures, thereby explaining how decoupling persists from a micro perspective. This result contributes to enhancing the micro-macro link in institutional analysis that has been greatly missing in the neo-institutional theory literature

- Technological innovation, organizational change,and product-related services

Arman Avadikyan, Stéphane Lhuillery, Syoum Negassi.

Abstract. The literature regarding the determinants of servitization emphasizes the role of organizational change and usually overlooks the role of technological change. Using an original sample of 1,129 German manufacturing firms, we reverse the hierarchy: product novelty is a main driver of product-related service (PRS) activities. It especially boosts consulting and training services. The structure of the PRS portfolio is dependent on product novelty. Organizational changes toward a more flexible company or the adoption of new advanced manufacturing processes are found, with few exceptions, hardly to influence the decision to offer a product-related service. Our results suggest however, that process innovation is positively linked to the breadth of service surrounding products, whereas organizational innovation is more prone to lead to a larger breadth of services surrounding customer offerings. Product, process, and organizational innovation are not found to be complementary drivers of product-related service offerings.

- Post-bankruptcy stigmatization of entrepreneurs and bankers' decisions to finance

Julien Cusin, Vincent Maymo.

Abstract. Studies of post-bankruptcy stigmatization generally adopt a sociocultural, determinist reading, in which an entrepreneur who has suffered a business failure will be stigmatized and discriminated against by society. Our research aims to take the debate back to its interpersonal foundations. In this article, we have chosen to study the stigmatized/ stigmatizing dyad—through the prism of the banker—in order to shed light on the interpretative process of stigmatization, as well as on the factors that may attenuate or reinforce the stigma. In order to understand how post-bankruptcy stigmatization affects the banker's decision on whether or not to finance a new entrepreneurial project, we have combined semi- structured interviews with an exploratory experimental method involving small-business advisors from banks. Using the "Gioia" methodology, we develop a theoretical model, enabling us to improve our understanding of the development of post-bankruptcy stigma and the different processes that it implies.

Unplugged section:

- Unplugged - Academic Non Fiction? - The Dinner

François-Xavier De Vaujany.

- Unplugged - Relating place to organization: A situated tribute to Doreen Massey

Bertrand Sergot, Anne-Laure Saives.

- Unplugged - "Place as spatio-temporal events": Empirical evidence from everyday life in a coworking space

Julie Fabbri


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