Olivier Chatain holds a diploma from ESSEC, an MSc from the University of Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne, an MSc and a PhD from INSEAD.
His main research focus is the formal and value-based foundations of strategy with specific applications to buyer-supplier relationships and markets for strategic resources. His latest publication "How Do Strategic Factor Markets Respond to Rivalry in the Product Market?", forthcoming at Strategic Management Journal, examines how rivalry in the product market shapes competitive interactions and supply in the market for strategic resources. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Management Science and the Strategic Management Journal.
Prior to joining HEC Paris, Olivier served on the faculty at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
At HEC Paris, Olivier teaches competitive strategy to MBA, MSc and PhD students. Olivier serves as an editorial review board member of the Strategic Management Journal and Strategy Science and is also a Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School. His dissertation received the AOM's Business Policy and Strategy division Outstanding Dissertation Award.