Marie Carpenter

Marie Carpenter, Télécom Ecole de Management, Institut Mines-Télécom

 

Marie Carpenter is an associate lecturer in strategy at Télécom École de Management in Paris, France, part of the Mines-Telecom Institute. She has been researching the telecommunications industry since 2000 and has worked on various EU framework projects. She spent two years working for France Télécom, now Orange, to investigate the development of innovative capabilities at a turning point in the organisation’s history in the 1970’s when, as a state department, it pioneered numerous ground-breaking technologies; propelling France to the forefront of the world’s telecom sector in subsequent decades. Based on William Lazonick’s theory of the innovative firm, Marie Carpenter’s research focuses on understanding, at sectoral level, how firms generate sufficient financial commitment and exercise effective strategic control and organisational integration to support the innovative process. She previously conducted research in the pharmaceutical and medical equipment industries and her work has been published in English in the Harvard Business Review and Industrial and Corporate Change and in French in Gérer et Comprendre and Entreprises et Histoire.

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