Dr. Frank Robert
Research themes :
Econometrics, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Information System
Teaching department :
Sustainable development management: economy, human resources and diversity
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Dr. Frank Robert was Assistant Professor at the Superior Institute of Trade and Communication in Montpellier (Icosup) prior to his appointment at Montpellier Business School in September 2007. After finishing his PhD in Economic (2005, U. of Montpellier I) he held a temporary teaching and research position at the University of Montpellier I. Major topics of research are the interaction between economy and strategic management; coopetition strategies; individual, organizational and environmental analysis of entrepreneurship (regional factors, firm performance, typologies of entrepreneurs, etc.). He presented his resarch at various national and international conferences (International Council for Small Business, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, European Council for Small Business, European Academy of Management, Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research, Association Information et Management, Association Internationale de Management Stratégique, etc.). His research has been published in such journals as Small Business Economics, International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Revue Sciences de Gestion, Revue Internationale PME. In September 2010, he has been appointed Head of the Management, Strategy, Economics, Human Resources Department. In September 2010, he has been appointed head of one of the MBS teaching departments: Management, Strategy and Organization. After five years he takes the responsibility of a new department named: Sustainable Management, Economy, Human Resources and Diversity. In January 2015 has been appointed Associate professor.
Selected Intellectual Contributions
Xi G., Block J., Lasch F., Robert F. & Thurik R. Forthcoming. The survival of business takeovers and new venture start-ups. Industrial and Corporate Change.
Xi G., Block J., Lasch F., Robert F. & Thurik R. 2018. Mode of entry into hybrid entrepreneurship: new venture start-up versus business takeover. International Review of Entrepreneurship, 16(2): 217-240.
Longo C., Robert F., Mionne A. & Nicolosi A. 2018. Standards as drivers of coopetition alliances in international markets: Empirical results from the automotive industry world emission standards. European Academy of Management (EURAM), June 19-22, Reykjavik, Island.
2018: Association Internatiaonale de Management Stratégique (AIMS), Montpellier, June 6-8, France. (Member of the organization team)
Mionne A., Longo C., Robert F. & Nicolosi A. 2018. Clustering countries on the base of standards and coopetition: The Net-Map of the Automotive Industry. Congrès RRI, June 4-5, Nimes, France.
Xi G., Block J., Lasch F., Robert F. & Thurik R. 2018. Work experience from paid employment and the path to entrepreneurship: business takeover versus new venture start-up. Revue de l’Entrepreneuriat, 17(2): 91-112.
2017-2018: Nicolisi A. La symétrie des partenaires comme facteur explicatif de la longévité de la coopétition: Analyse de l’alliance PSA-FIAT 1978-2016. U. Montpellier et Montpellier Business School, France. (PhD Supervisor together with F. Le Roy, U Montpellier, France)
Cheruy C., Robert F. & Belbaly N. 2017. OSS popularity: understanding the relationship between user-developer interaction, market potential and development stage. Système d'Information et Management, 22(3): 47-74.
EPISTEMIC COMMUNITIES, KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE AND THE FINANCIAL FIRM PERFORMANCE OF R&D DRIVEN FIRMS, for EURAM
2017: SY Dieynaba, A., RSE Les echecs d'une politique diversité en entreprise. Supervision of MBS Master thesis