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EMLYON Business School
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Philippe SILBERZAHN is associate professor at EMLYON Business School and research fellow at Ecole Polytechnique, specialized in strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship. He studies how businesses deal with disruptions and radical uncertainty. He has over twenty years of industry experience in the high-tech sector as entrepreneur and CEO and as a consultant.

EDUCATION

2009 Ph.D. - Ecole Polytechnique, France

  • Thesis : "The determination of its products and markets by the entrepreneurial firm: a socio-cognitive model."

  • Committee : Christophe Midler (Ecole Polytechnique, Chair, Robert Burgelman (Stanford GSB), Alain Bloch (HEC Paris, CNAM), Alain Fayolle (EMLYON), Blanche Segrestin (Ecole des Mines ParisTech)

MS Business Administration - IAE Paris, Paris I Sorbonne University, France

  • Thesis : "Radical innovation and incumbent firms: reasons for failure, factors of success."

1997 MBA - London Business School, United Kingdom

  • Exchange semester with the International University of Japan, Japan

1991 MSc in Computer Science - University of Caen, France

EXPERIENCE

  • 1999 - 2009 Co-founder & CEO - Digital Airways, Wireless software company selling to blue chip handset manufacturers, telecom operators, and software vendors worldwide, France
  • 2004 - 2009 Research Associate - INSEAD, Maag International Centre for Entrepreneurship Centre, France
  • - "Transition of entrepreneurial firms into long term performing companies: overcoming turbulent environments" with Pr Morten Hansen and Jim Collins, best-selling author of "Built to Last" and "Good to Great", for their book "Great by Choice" published in 2011
  • - Research projects on Innovation, Growth, and Entrepreneurship with Pr Ludo Van der Heyden, Pr Morten Hansen, Pr Michelle Rogan, and Pr Don Sull (London Business School)
  • 1998 - 1999 Managing Director - Mindteck Ltd, MBI & Turnaround of IT firm providing off-shore services to US clients, India and USA
  • 1997 - 1998 Senior consultant, Strategy - Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Singapore & Beijing
  • 1991 - 1994 Product manager & Consultant - Software - Softcore NV, Venture capital - backed software company, France, Belgium and United Kingdom
  • 1987 - 1991 Co-founder - Software Developer & Manager - Anthesis, Software company specialized in electronic document management, France

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Introduction to entrepreneurship - Core course
  • Technology venturing elective
  • Advanced strategy elective - Dealing with uncertainty and complexity
  • Business model and marketing for MS Entrepreneurship
  • Master and MBA student projects supervision in various industries

RESEARCH INTEREST

His research interests lie at the intersection of strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He studies how organizations deal with uncertain environments. With an entrepreneurship angle, he explores the role and actions of entrepreneurs and innovators in the process of markets and organization creation, specifically in high-tech contexts. With a strategy angle, he studies how large organizations manage strategic surprises, wicked problems and disruptions.

PUBLICATIONS

ACADEMIC ARTICLES (15)

‑ Ben Mahmoud Jouini, Sihem, Silberzahn, Philippe, , Paris, Thomas. 2017. Resolving the commitment-flexibility dilemma in new technology ventures.International Journal of Innovation Management, 21 (6)

‑ Silberzahn, Philippe. 2016. L’effectuation, logique de pensée des entrepreneurs experts.Entreprendre & Innover, 2016/1 (28): 76-82 p.

‑ Silberzahn, Philippe. 2016. La source du dilemme de l’innovateur ou la tragédie du modèle d’affaires.Entreprendre & Innover, 2016/1 (28): 38-47 p.

‑ Silberzahn, Philippe, SURLEMONT, Bernard. 2016. Les outils de la transformation entrepreneuriale du XXIe siècle.Entreprendre & Innover, 2016/1 (28): 63-64 p.

‑ BEN, MAHMOUD JOUINI Sihem, Midler, Christophe, , Silberzahn, Philippe. 2016. Contributions of Design Thinking to Project Management in an Innovation Context.Project Management Journal, 47 (2): 144-156 P.

‑ VERZAT, Caroline, JORE, Maxime, , Toutain, Olivier, , Silberzahn, Philippe. 2016. Apprendre par soi-même l'entrepreneuriat via un MOOC.Revue Française de Gestion, 2016/04 (257): 33-52 P.

‑ Ben Mahmoud Jouini, Sihem, Silberzahn, Philippe. 2015. A propos du livre "L'Age du Faire : hacking, travail, anarchie" publié par Michel Lallement.Management International, 19 (4): 203-205 p.

‑ Silberzahn, Philippe, JONES, Milo. 2014. L' identité et la culture organisationnelle comme sources de la surprise stratégique: Les leçons des échecs de la CIA.Gérer et Comprendre, 116: 70-80 P.

‑ Silberzahn, Philippe. 2013. Lean startup: le compagnon idéal de l'effectuation ?.Entreprendre & Innover, 2013/3 (19): 29-35 P.

‑ Silberzahn, Philippe. 2013. La source du dilemme de l'innovateur, ou la tragédie du modèle d'affaires.Entreprendre & Innover, 2013/2 (18): 14-22 P.

‑ GAULTIER, Renaud, Silberzahn, Philippe. 2013. Entretien. IDEA, le design thinking au cœur d'un enseignement pluridisciplinaire.Entreprendre & Innover, 2013/3 (19): 44-48 P.

‑ Silberzahn, Philippe. 2012. L' effectuation, logique de pensée des entrepreneurs experts.Entreprendre & Innover, 15: 9-16 P.

‑ Silberzahn, Philippe. 2010. Réforme du système de santé : la prescription de l'innovateur.Gérer et Comprendre, 102: 93-95 P.

‑ Buisson, Bernard, Silberzahn, Philippe. 2010. Blue Ocean or fast-second innovation?: A four-breakthrough model to explain successful market domination.International Journal of Innovation Management, 14 (3): 359-378 p.

‑ WITMEUR, Olivier, Silberzahn, Philippe. 2003. Éditorial. Nouveaux outils, nouvelles pratiques: effets de mode ou changements profonds ?.Entreprendre & Innover, 3 (19): 7-8 P.

BOOKS (13)

‑ Silberzahn, Philippe. 2017. Bienvenue en incertitude !: principes d’action pour un monde de surprises. Lyon: Natura Rerum 283 p.

‑ Péché, Jean-Patrick, Mieyeville, Fabien, , Silberzahn, Philippe. 2017. Enseigner et pratiquer le Design Thinking: I.D.E.A. experience 2011-2015. 307 p.

‑ Silberzahn, Philippe. 2016. A Manager's guide to Disruptive Innovation: Why Great Companies Fail in the Face of Disruption and How to Make Sure Your Company Doesn't.: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 198p.

‑ Silberzahn, Philippe, ENRICO, Gérald. 2016. L' effectuation en action: Construire votre projet entrepreneurial et développer votre entreprise en utilisant les principes de l'effectuation. 199p.

‑ Silberzahn, Philippe. 2015. Relevez le défi de l'innovation de rupture.: Pearson 224 P.

‑ Silberzahn, Philippe. 2015. Relevez le défi de l'innovation de rupture. Paris: Pearson XIII-181 p.

‑ Silberzahn, Philippe. 2014. Effectuation: les principes de l'entrepreneuriat pour tous. Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis): Pearson X-174 p.

‑ Silberzahn, Philippe. 2014. Effectuation : Les principes de l'entrepreneuriat pour tous.: Pearson 192 P.

‑ Silberzahn, Philippe. 2013. Effectuation: Les principes de l action entrepreneuriale. 000 p.

‑ JONES, Milo, Silberzahn, Philippe. 2013. Constructing Cassandra: Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001. Stanford: Stanford University Press IX-375 p.

‑ JONES, Milo, Silberzahn, Philippe. 2013. Constructing Cassandra: Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001.: Stanford University Press 392 P.

‑ Silberzahn, Philippe, Van Dyck, Walter. 2011. The Balancing Act of Innovation. Louvain: Lannoo 356 p.

‑ Silberzahn, Philippe, VAN, DYCK Walter. 2011. The balancing act of innovation.: Lannoo 356 P.

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