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 Expert  724478

Expert in Strategy and Technology Innovation Management, Automobile Industry, OEM-Suppliers Relationships, ILO

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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Summary of Expertise:

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He is working on strategic issues linked to market, design, R&D, new technologies and innovation, purchasing and organization in the automotive industry (from suppliers up to scrappers) since 1972 being a consultant to public organizations (Ministries), international organizations (ILO, OECD, EU) and private corporations (PSA, Renault, Valeo, Toyota, etc.).

His competence is in challenging issues rather than operational routines.

He has been researching OEM-suppliers relationships since more than 30 years on both sides of the value chain and on strategic issues.

Automotive transportation is his field of research since 1972 and he has specialized into alternatives technologies such as hybrids and electric vehicles powered by fuel cells and batteries. He is particularly concerned with pricing, customer acceptance, etc.

This is his main background (PhD and HDR in economics) and in particular the link with management and marketing.

This is his key competence due to his background in education and experience in consulting: strategic issues to OEMs and suppliers seen from the point of view of macroeconomics and microeconomics.

This is one of the key features of the automotive industry. He has investigated the internationalization of this industry since the early days in the mid-70s.




innovation training


technology innovation management


automotive component


automotive transportation


economic analysis







Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1973   PhD   Economics and management   University of Grenoble  
1993   HDR   Economics   University of Grenoble  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1973 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)




Research Director


He is research director since 1993, Was previously senior researcher.

1991 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)


Doctoral School


Scientific Director


Professor, Director of Doctoral School, Consultant

2005 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)





Consulting/Training/coaching for various clients

Career Accomplishments:

International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT)

Professional Appointments

Senior editor of the International Journal of Automobile Technology and Management


Award for Research Excellence in Management of Technology and Innovation (2004)

Publications and Patents Summary

He has hundreds of publications in books and peer reviewed academic journals, peer reviewed conferences in industrial economics, technology and innovation management

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Greenwood Publishing Group  
 - The International Journal of Automobile Technology & Management  
 - Paradigme  
 - University of North Carolina Press  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1981 to 1983   Commissariat au Plan   Senior Advisor   He was member of the commission for the future of automobile
1979 to 1985   Ministry of Transportation   Researcher   Various projects on the future of automobile industry
1986 to 1988   OECD   Researcher   Various projects on the automotive industry in Europe

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Various topics about innovative products for Toyota (Japan)
  • The future of e-business for Renault
  • The relationships between OEMs and component manufacturers in Japan for PSA
  • The future of Brazil automotive sector for a French plastic moulder
  • Globalizing in China for various European OEMs
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1981 to 1981   Japan   He was guest research with the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science
1985 to 1987   United Kingdom   He was visiting senior researcher with PREST, University of Manchester
1993 to   United Kingdom   Co-director of DBA program with Henley Management College then University of Newcastle
2001 to   USA   Director of DBA programme for Expert's Firm in New Orleans and since hurricane Katrina in Oxford Mississippi
2001 to   China   Director DBA program in Tongji University (Shanghai)

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   He is nearly bilingual
French   He is native French

Market Research:
35 years of research, training and consulting on the world automotive industry

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Hundreds of hours of teaching and training in economics, strategic management, technology and innovation management

Other Skills and Services

35 years of experience as consultant in strategy with industry, governmental agencies, European Commission, OECD, ILO, etc.

Has strong experience in coaching CEOs and executives managers and in delivering consultancy in strategy and innovation.


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