Benoit Decreton
Benoit Decreton
Assistant Professor

Benoit Decreton is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at Nova SBE.

His research focuses on innovation, problem solving and entrepreneurshipin multinational corporations. He has done in-depth field research in SiliconValley, analysing innovation outposts of multinational corporations there. Benoit’sresearch appeared in the Global Strategy Journal, Long Range Planning, and inthe Journal of Organization Design, among others. He is on the Editorial Boardof the Global Strategy Journal.

Benoit received his PhD from WU Vienna and was avisiting scholar at INSEAD and Stanford University. 

2020 – PhDin Economic and Social Sciences – WU Vienna

2014 –Master in International Management – CEMS

2014 –Master of Science in International Marketing and Management – CopenhagenBusiness School 

Innovation, problem solving and entrepreneurship in multinational corporations.

  • Cerar, Jelena, Decreton, Benoit, Nell, Phillip C. (2022). What’s in a Name? How Senior Managers use Name-Based Heuristics to Allocate Financial Resources in Multinational Corporations. Journal of Management Studies.
  • Decreton, Benoit, Monteiro, Felipe, Frangos, Jean Marc, Friedman, Lisa (2021). Innovation outposts in entrepreneurial ecosystems: how to make them more successful. California Management Review, 63 (3), 94-117.
  • Decreton, Benoit, Nell, Phillip C., Stea, Diego (2019). Headquarters involvement, socialization, and entrepreneurial behaviors in MNC subsidiaries. Long Range Planning, 52 (4).
  • Schmitt, Jan, Decreton, Benoit, Nell, Phillip C. (2019). How corporate headquarters add value in the digital age. Journal of Organization Design, 8 (1).
  • Decreton, Benoit, Dellestrand, Henrik, Kappen, Philip, Nell, Phillip C. (2017). Beyond simple configurations: The dual involvement of divisional and corporate headquarters in subsidiary innovation activities in multibusiness firms. Management International Review, 57 (6), 855-878.
  • Holm, Alison E., Decreton, Benoit, Nell, Phillip C., Klopf, Patricia (2017). The dynamic response process to conflicting institutional demands in MNC subsidiaries: An inductive study in the sub-Saharan African e-commerce sector. Global Strategy Journal, 7 (1), 104-124.
  • Nell, Phillip C., Decreton, Benoit, Ambos, Bjorn (2016). How does geographic distance impact the relevance of HQ knowledge? The mediating role of shared context. Research in Global Strategic Management, 17, 275-298.