Workshop "Micro-foundations of Dynamic Capabilities"

General information on the workshop

Workshop organized by the newPIC chair and KIMO Research group at UOC,
as part of the program of AIMS research group "Resources, Competences, and Dynamic Capabilities"

March 22+23, 2016, Paris, PSB campus

With a thematic issue in HEC Montréal based journal Management International

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MARCH 22-23, 2016

This call for papers associates with the AIMS research group "Resources, Competences, and Dynamic Capabilities".

The conference will be held in Paris, France,
in PSB (ex-PSB) premises,
on March 22-23 (Tue-Wed), 2016.


Keynote speaker(s):

  • Patrick COHENDET, HEC Montréal
  • Teppo FELIN, Said Business School



  • 20-NOV-2015: Full paper submission
  • 25-JAN-2016: Notification to authors
  • 25-FEV-2016: Deadline for authors' registration
  • 07-MAR-2016: Final papers submission



  • Valérie MERINDOL, newPIC, PSB
    vm (at),
  • Agusti CANALS, KIMO, UOC
    acanalsp (at),
  • David W. VERSAILLES, newPIC, PSB
    dwv (at)


Local Organization committee

  • Valérie MERINDOL, newPIC, PSB
  • David W. VERSAILLES, newPIC, PSB
  • Ekaterina BESSON, newPIC, PSB
  • Alexandra LE CHAFFOTEC, newPIC, PSB
  • Ignasi CAPDEVILA, newPIC, PSB



  • eMail : workshop (at)


Micro-foundations of
dynamic capabilities

Main topics

The workshop focuses on the investigation of the micro-foundations in dynamic capabilities. The organizers are looking for research papers confronting theoretical research with field research investigations, either on public or private organizations.
5 main topics have been identified::

  • Dynamic capabilities and (strategic) knowledge management;
  • Dynamic capabilities and ambidexterity;
  • Dynamic capabilities and the effectiveness of best practices;
  • Dynamic capabilities and open innovation;
  • Methodological issues in relation with the investigation of micro-foundations of dynamic capabilities.



  • Microfoundations;
  • Dynamics capabilities;
  • Open innovation;
  • Ambidexterity;
  • (Strategic) Knowledge Management;
  • SMEs; Global firms;
  • Industry internationalization.


JEL codes

  • L22 (Firm organization),
  • M1 (Business administration),
  • O3 (Innovation),
  • F23 (Multinational firms),
  • D8 (Information & Knowledge)




Comprehensive French- and English-speaking versions of the call are available for download here:



We have also an A4 flyer with the most important elements available for download here:


Thematic issue
published on
AUG 31st, 2019

vol 23 (4)


Articles are accepted both in French AND in English, with dedicated tracks.

Articles submitted to the organizers will go through a double blind referee process.

The Montréal-based MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL has accepted to publish a thematic issue in relation with the workshop. The peer review process covered the period March 2016 to July 2019. The thematic issue has been published online on August 31st, 2019, and on paper in September 2019, as volume 23 nb 4.
It proposes 1 position paper, 5 research articles, a review note, and an introduction by the guest editors.
Guest-editors: Valérie MERINDOL, David W. VERSAILLES, Nicolai J. FOSS, and Agusti CANALS



The workshop will take place on Paris School of Business premises:
59 rue Nationale, F-75013 PARIS.

We are located close to Subway Line 14 station Olympiades,
walking distance from Place d'Italie or Bibliothèque Francois Mitterrand
and two stations away from station Bercy when using the subway line 14.

See our Contact details page for further elements.




We have accepted 26 contributions for the workshop and 24 authors have confirmed their presence.

All along the workshop, we will run 2 sessions in parallel for the presentation of the contributions: one in English, and one in French. All joint/general sessions will be held in English.

For each paper, we organize the sessions with 15-20 minutes presentations and a minimum of 15 minutes Questions and Answers. In order to grant the oppportunity for detailed discussions, we have only 3 papers in the 2h long sessions; and 2 papers in the 90min long sessions. We will run 5 series of parallel sessions.

March 22, 2016 (Tuesday)

  • 08.30 - 09.00, Registration + Breakfast
  • 09.00 - 09.30, Welcoming addresses
  • 09.30 - 11.00, Keynote address

(Said Business School)

  • 11.00 - 12.30, Parallel sessions #01 (2x 3 papers)
  • 12.30 - 14.00, Networking lunch
  • 14.00 - 16.00, Parallel sessions #02 (2x 4 papers)
  • 16.00 - 16.30, Networking coffee break
  • 16.30 - 18.30, Parallel sessions #03 (2x 4 papers)
  • 20.00 - (ad lib), Gala dinner (optional)

As soon as we receive your feedback during the sending of the results of the review process, we will build a tentative program and assign the contributions to each session.

March 23, 2016 (Wednesday)

  • 08.30 - 09.00, Registration (in case of late arrival)
  • 09.00 - 10.30, Keynote address

(HEC Montreal)

  • 10.30 - 11.00, Networking coffee break
  • 11.00 - 12.30, Parellel sessions #04 (2x 3 papers)
  • 12.30 - 14.00, Networking lunch
  • 14.00 - 16.00, Parallel sessions #05 (2x 4 papers)
  • 16.00 - 16.30, Conclusions and Wrap-up
  • 16.30 - (ad lib), Final interactions around a coffee

Meanwhile, you can already send us a message and let us know about your travel constraints in order to make sure that we best adapt the repartition of contributions.

Download the detailed program here...

Download presentations and slideshows here...




Registration fees

  • Normal registration fee: 200 EUR
    (includes coffee breaks and lunches)
  • PSB and KIMO faculty Members: 150 EUR
  • PhD students: 125 EUR
  • Gala dinner (optional): 45 EUR
    (location to be precised)


Payement via Weezevent - Registration is closed

We have installed the payement system for the registration and the payement of registration fees with a Weezevent application.

We propose therefore several payement modalities: VISA and MASTERCARD credit cards, and also direct payements with a check after an initial reservation throught the Weezevent website.

Clicking on the Weezevent box below will generate a pop-up box below -that you eventually need to allow in your browser's or antivirus' security settings- giving access to the registration and payement system. It is market with the French text "Inscription en ligne" (that stands for "online registration").

The system will generate automatic proofs of payement at the end of the process; we will also distribute invoices at the registration desk of the workshop. We can also generate a certificate of attendance to the workshop in case your institutions request it.


Inscription en ligne

Registration is closed


In case of any concern, you can contact us directly at the email address workshop (at)

Workshop attendees requesting the PhD student discount are expected to send us a copy of student ID card or an equivalent document, or to bring it at the workshop registratino desk.

NB: We are sorry to point out that direct bank transfers and administrative payment orders are NOT possible.





The workshop will take place some short days before Eastern, during a period where lots of artistic and cultural events are organized in Paris in general, and in the Bercy-Olympiades district in particular.

We have put options on booking for a series of rooms in an hotel close to Bercy, that is conventiently located on subway line 14 that directly links to station Olympiades (that is the closest to PSB campus, 59 rue Nationale, 75013 Paris).

Rooms are available for reservation at a special discount rate (single or double rooms, breakfast included) if you book by the date indicated below.

After that day, we will not be able to ensure the availability of the rooms, and of the special price.


Hotel with rooms reserved for booking



  • 77 rue de Bercy, 75012 PARIS
  • 500m away from Gare de Lyon (walking distance)
  • 50m away from subway station BERCY on lines 14 and 6
  • flat rate per night (single): 145EUR (breakfast included)
  • flat rate per night (double): 155EUR (breakfast included)
  • Deadline for booking at this rate: FEB 22, 2016




Other recommended hotels, to be booked directly over the internet


All other hotels that we contacted mentioned that they cannot offer better prices for that period than the ones available on the internet.

We have therefore identified below a list of hotels conveniently located, either because they are close to Paris School of Business campus, or because they are located close to subway lines or train stations conveniently connected to Olympiades station (the closest one to PSB campus).

For each hotel, we also indicate the most convenient solution to reach PSB campus, and the internet website for booking.



    (walking distance, 10min)
    (walking distance, 5min)



  • HOTEL IBIS BERCY, 19 place des Vins de France, 75012 PARIS
    (métro St Emilion, ligne 14, 2 stations away from Olympiades)
  • HOTEL IBIS PLACE d'ITALIE, 21 avenue Stephen Pichon, 75013 PARIS
    (walking distance, 15min)
  • HOTEL IBIS PARIS ITALIE TOLBIAC, 177 rue de Tolbiac, 75013 PARIS
    (walking distance, 10min)
  • HOTEL IBIS PARIS AVENUE d'ITALIE, 15bis, avenue d'Italie, 75013 PARIS
    (walking distance, 10min)



  • HOTEL NOVOTEL PARIS BERCY, 85 rue de Bercy, 75012 PARIS
    (subway station Bercy, lines 6 et 14)
    This hotel is litterally next door to the IBIS STYLES BERCY indicated supra.
    (Tramway T3 + 10min walk).
  • HOTEL NOVOTEL PARIS GARE DE LYON, 2 rue Hector Malot, 75012 PARIS
    (this hotel is close to SNCF train station "Gare de Lyon", with an easy access to subway lines 14, 1, etc.).