Olivier Chatain

Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Policy Department; Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation at the Wharton School, HEC Paris

Olivier Chatain’s main research focus is the formal and value-based foundations of strategy with specific applications to buyer-supplier relationships and markets for strategic resources. His latest publication “How Do Strategic Factor Markets Respond to Rivalry in the Product Market?”, forthcoming at Strategic Management Journal , examines how rivalry in the product market shapes competitive interactions and supply in the market for strategic resources. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Review , Management Science and the Strategic Management Journal.

Prior to joining HEC Paris, Olivier served on the faculty at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

At HEC Paris, Olivier teaches competitive strategy to MBA, MSc and PhD students. Olivier serves as an editorial review board member of the Strategic Management Journal and Strategy Science and is also a Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School. His dissertation received the AOM’s Business Policy and Strategy division Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Olivier holds a diploma from ESSEC, an MSc from the University of Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne, an MSc and a PhD from INSEAD.

Twitter – @HECParis | @OChatain

Mack Institute – https://mackinstitute.wharton.upenn.edu/about/faculty-fellows-management/#1497456553813-04b7718f-d6f9

Past Appearances

Knowledge @Wharton: April 24, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Erin Currier (Director of Financial Security and Mobility and Student Loans, The Pew Charitable Trusts), Daniel Kelemen (Professor of Political Science, Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics, Rutgers University), Michelle Egan (Professor, School of International Service; Global Fellow, Wilson Center, American University), Olivier Chatain (Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Policy Department; Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation at the Wharton School, HEC Paris), Mark Cohen (Director of Retail Studies, Columbia University Graduate School of Business), and Brendan O’Leary (The Lauder Professor of Political Science, The University of Pennsylvania) on the Tuesday, April 24, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: January 26, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Tulia Falleti (Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program; Class of 1965 Term Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania), Thea Riofrancos (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Providence College), William Rempel (Investigative reporter and author, Los Angeles Times), Stephen Silvia (Professor of International Service, American University), Daniel Hemel (Assistant Professor of Law, University of Chicago School of Law), Alan Auerbach (Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law; Director of the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, University of California, Berkeley), and Olivier Chatain (Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Policy Department; Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation at the Wharton School, HEC Paris) on the Friday, January 26, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Friday, January 26, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: September 21, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Daniel Kelemen (Professor of Political Science, Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics, Rutgers University), Greg Berger (Professor; Co-Director of The School of Authentic Journalism, Morelos State University), Rafael Meza (Associate Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan), Hossein Askari (Iran Professor of International Business and International Affairs, Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University), Olivier Chatain (Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Policy Department; Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation at the Wharton School, HEC Paris), Djavad Salehi-Isfahani (Professor of Economics; Non-resident Senior Fellow, Virginia Tech; The Brookings Institution), and Mitchel Resnick (Professor of Learning Research; Author of “Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers and Play”, the MIT Media Lab) on the Thursday, September 21, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Knowledge @Wharton: July 14, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Morton Schapiro (President; Professor of Economics; Co-Author of “Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities”, Northwestern University), Ripa Rashid (Managing Partner; Executive Vice President, Center for Talent Innovation, Hewlett Consulting Partners), Laura Sherbin (CFO; CFO and Head of Research, Center for Talent Innovation, Hewlett Consulting Partners), John Bruno (Professor, Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Gary Morson (Lawrence B. Dumas Professor of the Arts and Humanities, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures; Co-Author of “Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities”, Northwestern University), Olivier Chatain (Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Policy Department; Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation at the Wharton School, HEC Paris), and Mauro Guillen (Professor of International Management; Director, The University of Pennsylvania; Wharton’s The Lauder Institute) on the Friday, July 14, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Friday, July 14, 2017

Knowledge @Wharton: May 8, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Carlos Ghosn (Chairman of the Board, Nissan Motor Co, Ltd), Keith Law (Senior Baseball Writer, ESPN Insider; Analyst, Baseball Tonight; Author of “Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats that Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones that are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball”, ESPN), Nikhil Srivastava (Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Twine), Joseph Quan (Co-Founder, CEO, Twine), Olivier Chatain (Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Policy Department; Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation at the Wharton School, HEC Paris), and Joao Gomes (Professor of Finance, The Wharton School) on the Monday, May 8, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Monday, May 8, 2017

Knowledge @Wharton: April 24, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Maureen Chiquet (Former CEO; Author of “Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership and Success on Our Own Terms”, Fashion House Chanel), David Bissell (President, CEO, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative), Olivier Chatain (Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Policy Department; Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation at the Wharton School, HEC Paris), Jennifer Golbeck (Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and Associate Professor of Information Studies, University of Maryland), Pinar Yildirim (Assistant Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School), and Joao Gomes (Professor of Finance, The Wharton School) on the Monday, April 24, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Monday, April 24, 2017

Knowledge @Wharton: November 8, 2016

Host Dan Loney is joined by Jeffrey Passel (Senior Demographer, Pew Research Center), Lawrence Levy (Board of Directors; Author of “To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History”, Pixar), Mike Maher (Co-Founder, CEO; Former US Naval Officer, Houwzer), Michelle Egan (Professor, School of International Service; Global Fellow, Wilson Center, American University), John Ondik (Program Executive; Director of Strategy and Growth, MK Management, Wharton Small Business Development Center), and Olivier Chatain (Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Policy Department; Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation at the Wharton School, HEC Paris) on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Knowledge @Wharton: June 24, 2016

Host Dan Loney is joined by Stephanie Sikes (Clarence Nickman Term Assistant Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Olivier Chatain (Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Policy Department; Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation at the Wharton School, HEC Paris), Lillian Faulhaber (Associate Professor, Georgetown University Law Center), Steve Viscelli (Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania), Robert Boland J.D. (Athletics Integrity Officer; CEO and Principal, Penn State University; Boland Sports Practice), Scott Rosner, and Scheherazade Rehman (Professor of International Business/Finance and International Affairs; Director (EURC), George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs; European Union Research Center) on the Friday, June 24, 2016 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Friday, June 24, 2016

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Olivier Chatain’s main research focus is the formal and value-based foundations of strategy with specific applications to buyer-supplier relationships and markets for strategic resources. His latest publication “How Do Strategic Factor Markets Respond to Rivalry in the Product Market?”, forthcoming at Strategic Management Journal , examines how rivalry in theRead More

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