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Dr. Valérie Duplat is Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (SBE). Before joining the Vrije Universiteit, Valérie was a faculty member at the EDHEC Business School, France. She obtained her Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. During her Ph.D., Valérie visited the University of Maastricht for nine months and the University of Michigan for one year and a half. In June 2013, she obtained the Junior Faculty Award granted by the FNEGE (French Foundation for Management Education). Thanks to this Award, Valérie visited the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, for six months in 2014.

Research

The current research of Dr. Valérie Duplat focuses on the inter-firm conflicts in strategic alliances and their resolution. In particular, her research interests include: 

  • Dispute resolution mechanisms in strategic alliances

What drives the occurrence of inter-partner conflicts in strategic alliances? What is the role played by mediators and arbitrators in their resolutions?

How do the differences in institutional environments and legal systems influence the decision to opt for arbitration instead of public court at the negotiation phase of international joint ventures?

To what extent do the control and coordination orientations adopted in technology licensing agreements impact the choice for arbitration over public court at the negotiation phase?

  • Role of third parties in strategic alliances

How do technical and legal experts (e.g., consulting firms, lawyers, technology brokers, patent experts) influence the negotiation and management of technology licensing agreement?

  •  Contractual design of strategic alliances and their renegotiation over time

How do modes of governance alternative to formal contracts (such as trust, prior experience in alliances or the board of directors) impact the occurrence of contractual renegotiation of joint ventures over time? 

Her work has been published in Managerial and Decision Economics, Small Business Economics and M@n@gement. Valérie co-organized professional workshops on contractual design of strategic alliances on the occasion of the 2011 and 2012 conferences of the Academy of Management (in San Antonio and Boston respectively).

Teaching

Valérie has been teaching courses on Corporate and Business Strategies (MSc), M&A and Strategic alliances (MSc), International Business Management (MSc and BSc) and Organizational theory (BSc). In each of her courses, Valérie links theory and practice by organizing consulting projects with real-world companies. Those consulting projects have involved companies such as Philips Lighting, Dailymotion, FrieslandCampina and NLC (heathtech incubator in Amsterdam). Since 2016, Valérie also serves as Bachelor and Master Thesis Coordinator for the Management and Organization Department.

Prizes and Awards

Best Paper Proceedings for the IMD Division at the annual conference of the Academy of Management – paper co-authored with Deverakonda, S., Klijn, E., & Reuer, J. (2017)

FNEGE Junior Faculty Award (French Foundation for Management Education) (2013)

Best Paper Proceedings for the BPS Division at the annual conference of the Academy of Management – paper co-authored with Coeurderoy, R., & Hagedoorn, J. (2010)

BAEF fellowship (Belgian American Educational Foundation) (2007-2008)

ICM fellowship (Inter-Collegial Institute for Doctoral Studies in Management) (2007-2009)

FNRS travel grant (Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique)

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Monitoring Engineering & Materials Science
Managers Engineering & Materials Science
Economics Engineering & Materials Science
Costs Engineering & Materials Science
Technology licensing Business & Economics
Arbitration Business & Economics
Dispute resolution Business & Economics
Governance Business & Economics

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Research Output 2008 2019

Renegotiation of joint venture contracts: The influence of alternative governance mechanisms

Duplat, V., Klijn, E., Reuer, J. J. & Dekker, H., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Long Range Planning.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Contractual governance and the choice of dispute-resolution mechanisms: Evidence on technology licensing

Duplat, V., Coeurderoy, R. & Hagedoorn, J., Jul 2018, In : Research Policy. 47, 6, p. 1096-1110 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Monitoring
Managers
Economics
Costs
Technology licensing

The effect of legal institutions on the design of dispute resolution mechanisms in international joint ventures

Devarakonda, S., Klijn, E., Reuer, J. & Duplat, V., 1 Jan 2017

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaperAcademic

Third Parties and Contract Design: The Case of Contracts for Technology Transfer

Duplat, V. & Lumineau, F., 2016, In : Managerial and Decision Economics. 37, 6, p. 424-444

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Disentangling the effects of organizational capabilities, innovation and firm size on SME sales growth

Uhlaner, L. M., van Stel, A., Duplat, V. & Zhou, H., Oct 2013, In : Small Business Economics. 41, 3, p. 581-607 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Firm size
Innovation
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Organizational capabilities
Sales growth