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Nathalie Lazaric new Visiting Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Nathalie Lazaric’s main areas of research include evolutionary theories, organizational routines, habits, sustainable consumption, ecological innovations, smart innovation in energy and mobility and business models. Her research has contributed to increased understanding within several areas, for example routines for a sustainable consumption within transportation and mobility, as well as how new techniques and new knowledge affect organizational routines and lead to organizational change.

Nathalie LazaricProfessor Lazaric is one of the international professors within the Visiting Professors Programme (VPP), during 2020 and 2022. She is a professor at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in France and will be active within the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship as professor in och Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Property. During her time on the VPP she will organize seminars, supervise PhD students, teach within the master’s programmes as well as take part in new research projects within her areas of expertise.

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First seminar on 15 January

Nathalie Lazaric’s first seminar here at the School will take place on Wednesday February 15. She will present her paper Hot or Cold? An Analysis and Perspectives of Key Topics within Routine Communities. See abstract below. The seminar, which is open for everyone, takes place at Viktoriagatan 13, the conference room on floor 7, at 10:00-11:45.

Abstract: Hot or Cold? An Analysis and Perspectives of Key Topics within Routine Communities

Organizational routines, defined as recognizable and repetitive patterns of interdependent actions, have become an increasing popular field of research. Two main epistemic communities have dominated the scholarly scene: the capability community and the practice community. Based on a bibliometric study of peer-reviewed articles published in economics, sociology, and management journals between 1982 and 2015, this paper provides a holistic and longitudinal understanding of the contributions of both communities. It identifies “hot topics”, representing opportunities for future research, and “cold topics”, representing research directions that are becoming less appealing to scholars. Altogether, this paper contributes to a better understanding of organizational routines and hints at possible research subjects that can unify the two epistemic communities.