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Professor Thomas Durand

Strategic Management, Cnam, Paris, France

Thomas Durand is Professor of Strategic Management at Cnam in Paris ( where he heads the department of Strategies and the International Institute of Management. Previously, he taught at Ecole Centrale Paris for 30 years.

His research interestsfocus on organizational competence, technology strategy, intrapreneurship and the management of innovation. His publications gravitate around the collective ability of organizations to build capabilities to design, feed and shape their strategies in a context of change. He has been studying national systems of innovation and public policies for R&D and technology.

Over the last 15 years, he has also been studying extensively Business Schools and the future of management educationand research. He is the past President of EURAM (European Academy of Management) and former president of both the French Management Society (SFM)and Association internationale de management stratégique (AIMS). He was named EURAM Fellow in 2012 and BAM Fellow (British Academy of Management) in 2019. Beyond his academic activities, he founded CMI, a strategy consultancy ( He has worked extensively for large manufacturing companies. He is a columnist whose videos on management and strategy are broadcasted on Xerfi Canal.

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