Two opera house achievements' criteria : financial autonomy and theatre occupancy rate, were used to differentiate the overall sample of 62 companies into two groups. A discriminant analysis is then performed to explain this classification. The best performers are the houses playing in the largest auditoriums and those the least constrained by rules and traditions inherited from the past. Opera houses' achievements are not supported by learning and memorization but instead by unlearning and innovation.
TARONDEAU, J.C. (2010). Les héritages du passé peuvent-ils expliquer les performances actuelles des firmes ? Revue Française de Gestion, 201(2), pp. 27-43.