Benoit Decreton
Benoit Decreton
Assistant Professor
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Research Track

Benoit Decreton is an Assistant Professor in Strategy at Nova SBE. Previously, he was a visiting scholar at INSEAD and at Stanford University. He received his PhD from WU Vienna and Master degrees from Copenhagen Business School and from CEMS. Benoit lived in France, Germany, Denmark, Hong Kong, Austria, the USA, and Portugal.His research interests lie at the intersection of global strategy and corporate entrepreneurship. Benoit studies the organization of innovation in subunits of multinational firms such as foreign subsidiaries, innovation scouting units, and corporate accelerators. Some of his current work is based on fieldwork he conducted in Silicon Valley. His research appeared in the Journal of Management Studies, the Global Strategy Journal, the California Management Review, among others. Benoit is on the Editorial Board of the Global Strategy Journal and a Representative-at-Large for the Global Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society.

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 

Strategy, innovation, corporate entrepreneurship, international business

  • Cerar, Jelena, Decreton, Benoit, Nell, Phillip C. (2023). What's in a name? How senior managers use name-based heuristics to allocate financial resources in multinational corporations. Journal of Management Studies, 60 (5), 1147-1177.
  • Decreton, Benoit, Tippmann, Esther, Nell, Phillip C., Parker, Andrew (2023). More effective solutions? Senior managers and non-routine problem solving. Strategic Management Journal, 44 (10), 2566-2593.
  • 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.
  • Nell, Phillip C., Decreton, Benoit (2024). Structure of the MNE. Encyclopedia of International Strategic Management. Edward Elgar Publishing, 373-378.