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Valérie Moatti is an Associate Professor in the Information and Operations Management departement at ESCP Europe Paris Campus. Her teaching areas are Supply Chain Management, Operation Management and Strategic Management.
After graduating from ESCP Europe with a Master in Management, she held various positions with Procter & Gamble and with Pinault-Printemps-Redoute over a period of 8 years. In particular she was responsible for development and venture projects within the Strategic Planning Unit of Pinault-Printemps-Redoute.
After a PhD in management science at HEC (December 2005), she became Assistant Professor at ESCP Europe where she developed Supply Chain Management courses.
Her PhD dissertation dealt with growth strategies and more specifically the choice of expansion mode (internal growth, mergers and acquisitions and alliances).
Her research covers growth strategies and the interface between strategy and supply chain management. Part of her work extends her dissertation and analyzes the impact of alternative modes of expansion on corporate performance.
She is also looking into the circumstances that lead a firm to choose a specific mode of expansion rather than another. Her current main research focuses on the social and environmental dimensions of supply chain management.
Her current work focuses on the sustainable dimension of supply chain management.
She is the author of articles (published in Strategic Management Journal, European Management Journal, International Journal of Logistics : Research and Applications, and Management, Business Strategy and the Environment, Supply Chain Forum – An International Journal…), book chapters and communications at international research conferences (Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, Association Internationale de Management Stratégique). Separately, she founded the “Supply Chain Monitoring Unit” in cooperation with BearingPoint and Supply Chain Magazine and Supply Chain annual summer Forum in partnership with Supply Chain Magazine.
She is the Academic Director of Lectra Chair "Fashion & Technology".
Corporate Social responsibility and Supply Chain Management
Following a recent stream in the CSR literature, V. Carbone and V. Moatti rely on the Variety of Capitalism theory, which identifies different institutional contexts according to cross-national differences and similarities. Thanks to the exploitation of a CSR rating database (Innovest) reporting longitudinal scores both for social and environmental performance on about 1200 companies belonging to different countries and distinct industries, the authors evidence different patterns for CSR institutionalisation and identify relationships between sustainable behaviour, sustainable supply chain, and specific context. Their preliminary findings from exploratory analysis allow for the formulation of a few propositions and suggest a general framework to be developed in future works.
The impact of mode of expansion on firm profitability
Valérie Moatti (with Jaideep Anand from Ohio State University and Pierre Dussauge from HEC) is exploring how the chosen mode of growth (internal growth, mergers and acquisitions, alliances) impacts profitability. They confirmed that the mode itself has little impact on overall profitability as firm and environment characteristics that drive profitability also influence the choice of mode. However, they showed that each mode impacts the various components of profitability, i.e. efficiency and bargaining power, differently. The paper entitled “The size-profitability link revisited: the effect of mode of growth on efficiency and market power” is under finalization before sending to AMJ (Academy of Management Journal).
The determinants of choice of mode
Valérie Moatti is investigating the role of imitation and experience as distinct learning mechanisms, both separately and simultaneously, when a firm chooses its mode of expansion. In other words, she is exploring whether a firm is influenced by its own past experience of mode of growth or by competitors’ recent moves and how. The paper entitled “The choice among acquisition, alliance: the role of imitation and experience” is under preparation.
The impact of low cost countries sourcing on the performance and organization of supply chain
Valérie Moatti (with BearingPoint and Supply Chain Magazine) is analyzing the full impact on the supply chain of the low cost sourcing decisions. They specifically show that hidden costs as well as organizational issues may reduce or offset cost saving in purchasing. A white paper with results of a survey conducted in France and Belgium was published in January 2007. Such a survey should be extended to other European countries and the United States. Valerie Moatti is preparing a research paper on the subject.