Rodolphe Durand is the GDF-Suez professor of Strategy at HEC-Paris where he chairs the Strategy department, and is in charge of the MBA and PhD specialization. He graduated from HEC (MSc and PhD) and La Sorbonne (MPhil).His primary research interests concern the social and institutional sources of competitive advantage and organizational performance, in particular in settings where conformity pressures are strong. His works have been published in journals including American Journal of Sociology, Academy of Management Review, and Strategic Management Journal. Rodolphe received national and international awards including the "R. Scott Award" (American Sociological Association, 2005), the "HEC Foundation Best paper of the year" (2006 and 2009), and the "Euram/Imagination Lab award for innovative scholarship" (2010). He initiated the "Society and Organizations" research center at HEC (www.societyandorganizations.org).Rodolphe is also a prolific author of books, including "Guide du management stratégique" (Dunod, 2003), "Organizational Evolution and Strategic Management" (Sage, 2006), "Strategor" (co-editor, Dunod, 2009) and "L'Organisation pirate" (Bord de l'Eau, 2010, coauthored with JP Vergne).