Biography: Dr. Sonia Chikh M'hamed is currently an Associate Professor of Management Control at Sino-French Institute of Renmin University of China and she is also an Associate Researcher at Granem UMR MA no49 (the Angers Economics and Management Research Group) in France.
She received an MBA in Audit and Financial Control from the Léonard de Vinci Institute (Paris) and a degree of Master in Stratégie, Management et Finance interorganisationnelle from the IAE Lyon 3 and EM Business School of Lyon. She also received the PhD in Management Sciences from the university of Angers (2012).
She has held several teaching positions since 2009 in various universities and business schools. She has also worked as a Financial Manager and a Quality Manager.
Her research interests focus on the emergence of interclustering strategies and sustainable value creation highlighting issues regarding innovation and territorial dynamics. More recent research includes the Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) with a focus on the role of the Business Model in the integrated reporting. She has participated in various international conferences such as Association Francophone de Management International (ATLAS/AFMI), International Association of Strategic Management (AIMS), and The American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS).
Topic: Coopetition Strategy and Sustainable Value Creation: Towards a new Dynamic Interorganizational Relations – A Case Study from the Chinese Taxi Industry
Abstract: Over the past 20 years research in strategic management has traditionally focused on interorganizational relations (e.g. strategic alliances, joint ventures, and cooperative research arrangements). The interorganizational relations (IORs) approaches have drawn considerable attention with both researchers and practitioners in various fields. By identifying and focusing on the inter-relations between organizations, scholars highlighted several issues such as the motivation for forming such relations, the selection of partners, alliance management and performance implications. This stream of research has marked the transition from the SCP (Structure-Conduct-Performance) paradigm to the cooperative perspective providing a multi-dimensional framework for understanding the competitive dynamics within an industry. Lately, the restless rapid of environmental change and firm’s strategic decisions and actions led to develop a more accurate picture of the dynamic of the IORs. Given these challenges, the need of an integrated strategic approach emphasizing the interplay of competition and cooperation has resurged as a key issues in in the current research agendas. As a result, between the competitive paradigm and the cooperative paradigm an emerging literature has begun to acknowledge that competition and cooperation often coexist and simultaneously also known as “coopetition”. This contribution aims to extant knowledge by highlighting the study of coopetiton strategy as a new hybrid perspective between competition and cooperation. The empirical part is based on a qualitative case study of a successful coopetitive relationship between two of China’s leading taxi companies and their online payment partners. The findings of the study contribute to our existing knowledge of why and how strategic actions undertaken under coopetitive conditions may enhance sustainable value creation.
Biography: Dr. Andrey Golobokov specializes in world economics, energy security, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, BRICS and bilateral cooperation across Russia and China. Currently, Dr. Andrey Golobokov serves as associate professor at Vladivostok State University Of Economics And Service’s Department of Economics and Management, Vladivostok, Russia. In addition, Dr. Andrey Golobokov serves as research officer of Vladivostok Laboratory of geopolitical studies specializing in comprehensive research of the development of the Russian Far East and North-East Asia. Dr. Andrey Golobokov has strong relationship with Russian, U.S. and Chinese academic environment across economic, political, cross-cultural and media issues. He holds expert position in Russian International Affairs Council. His works published in economics and management journals such as Journal of International and Applied Research, Modern Problems of Science and Education, Pacific Science Review, Fundamental Research, and others. Dr. Andrey Golobokov held the full membership of International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Russia, and was twice awarded with the research grant of the Primorskiy kray Governor. Dr. Andrey Golobokov received his Ph.D. in political science from Far Eastern State University. He also holds master degree in management from Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service.
Topic: China’s and Russia’s Economic Cooperation in North East Asia, Energy Security and the New Role of the Russian Far East
Abstract: Finance, transport and energy market of the North East Asia has a great potential for all participants of the regional integration, especially for the major parties - China and Russia. Meanwhile, features of national policy, strategy and tactics of the government are of significant influence on the relationship between the two countries. In general, the analysis shows that the real intentions and aims of Russia and China concerning use of economic mechanisms in current and pre-planned programs of bilateral and multilateral cooperation are indistinct and disputable. Numerous questions related to the development of the economic model in North East Asia in the context of Russian and Chinese joint projects and contracts on East Economic Forum (EEF), APEC and other agreements on regional and sub regional levels are considered. A few suggestions to problems regarding the creation of the energy security structure by Russia and China in the Russian Far East made. The paper ends with statements on the possible application of the efficient strategic approaches of using the Russian Far East resource potential for the harmonic economic development of North East Asia.