Managing Transition in an Artistic Company with Entrepreneurial Management: A Case Study of Groupe Bernard Loiseau

16 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2014 Last revised: 30 Apr 2014

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Thomas Paris

University of Angers - CNRS - GREG HEC; HEC Paris

Frédéric Leroy

HEC Paris - Strategy & Business Policy

Date Written: April 3, 2013

Abstract

The important role of entrepreneurship in the dynamics of the arts sector and the influence of the leader’s personality make succession a key issue in creative industries. What happens to an artistic organization when its founder leaves? How does it evolve? Can it adopt a style of management that is compatible with the founder’s absence? This article focuses on the case of Groupe Bernard Loiseau, an iconic French company in the culinary arts whose owner and chef died suddenly. It sheds light on how the question of succession and that of style were addressed in this organization and how they are addressed in artistic organizations in general.

Keywords: Succession, culinary art, entrepreneurial management, creative industries

Suggested Citation

Paris, Thomas and Leroy, Frédéric, Managing Transition in an Artistic Company with Entrepreneurial Management: A Case Study of Groupe Bernard Loiseau (April 3, 2013). HEC Paris Research Paper No. SPE-2014-1044. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2420193 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2420193

Thomas Paris (Contact Author)

University of Angers - CNRS - GREG HEC ( email )

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HEC Paris

1 rue de la Liberation
Jouy-en-Josas Cedex, 78351
France

Frédéric Leroy

HEC Paris - Strategy & Business Policy ( email )

Jouy-en-Josas Cedex, 78351
France

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