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  • Why female leaders are as key to family as non-family firms. But only in the right roles

    Why female leaders are as key to family as non-family firms. But only in the right roles

    In their study to be published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Tawhid Chtioui and his co-authors evaluate the relationship between the appointment of women to CEO or Chair positions and firm performance, and shed light on the differences between family and nonfamily firms.

  • Self-efficacy, desirability and feasibility are key to the entrepreneurial spirit

    Self-efficacy, desirability and feasibility are key to the entrepreneurial spirit

    In research into entrepreneurship, the notions of self-efficacy, desirability and feasibility and the propensity to act are key elements and useful markers that help us to understand and decipher intention. They provide a framework for this fundamental drive to mobilise each individual’s talent in a different way.

  • I am my body

    I am my body

    Why the development of a ‘physical self’ may not be the best antidote to change...

  • The Creosote, this High-Performing Manager Who Destroys Your Business

    The Creosote, this High-Performing Manager Who Destroys Your Business

    One of the important factors of organization decline is the type of managers it recruits and promotes. Among them is what I call the ‘Creosote manager’, the one who kills life all around him to flourish. Creosote people populate just about every organization that I encounter and that have so much trouble innovating. Would there not then be a causal link?

  • Risky business – How family-owned firms react to ‘environmental jolts’

    Risky business – How family-owned firms react to ‘environmental jolts’

    So – you’re a long-established family business. Your company has been passed through family hands for generations and has been situated on the same site since the beginning. Your customers are loyal, and many of them are local. Business is fine. Life is good...

Why female leaders are as key to family as non-family firms. But only in the right roles

In their study to be published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Tawhid Chtioui and his co-authors evaluate the relationship between the appointment of women to CEO or Chair positions and firm performance, and shed light on the differences between family and nonfamily firms.

Self-efficacy, desirability and feasibility are key to the entrepreneurial spirit

In research into entrepreneurship, the notions of self-efficacy, desirability and feasibility and the propensity to act are key elements and useful markers that help us to understand and decipher intention. They provide a framework for this fundamental drive to mobilise each individual’s talent in a different way.

I am my body

Why the development of a ‘physical self’ may not be the best antidote to change...

The Creosote, this High-Performing Manager Who Destroys Your Business

One of the important factors of organization decline is the type of managers it recruits and promotes. Among them is what I call the ‘Creosote manager’, the one who kills life all around him to flourish. Creosote people populate just about every organization that I encounter and that have so much trouble innovating. Would there not then be a causal link?

Risky business – How family-owned firms react to ‘environmental jolts’

So – you’re a long-established family business. Your company has been passed through family hands for generations and has been situated on the same site since the beginning. Your customers are loyal, and many of them are local. Business is fine. Life is good...

How 4 ‘myths’ made champagne a global marketplace icon

What makes a simple wine, grown in a rather mediocre wine-growing region, one of the most famous and magical icons of today? How did champagne establish such a unique position, against all the odds, and become the global symbol of celebration?

How charisma will help Donald trump Hillary!

With interest in the approaching US Presidential election reaching fever pitch in the media – there doesn’t seem to be a common consensus on which way the contest will swing. Some polls show a decisive victory for the Democrats, while others point to a win for Donald Trump and his Republican party.

In the face of disruption, don’t be customer oriented!

While his latest book - A Manager’s Guide to Disruptive Innovation - has just been published, Philippe Silberzahn agreed to answer a few questions for Knowledge@emlyon.

The ups and downs of the 2016 Venture Capital and Private Equity Country Attractiveness Index

While the 2016 Venture Capital and Private Equity Country Attractiveness Index has just been released, Alexander Groh agreed to comment for knowledge@emlyon the major changes taking place in the ranking.

Why consumers’ temporal experiences are key

The question of ‘timeflow’, or the pace of the customer experience, has long impacted consumers’ perceptions of products and has been capitalised on by companies and researchers to improve their services. [...]

Looking away: Civilised indifference in the modern workplace

As a sociologist, David Courpasson studies new forms of organizations in the workplace and their impact on day-to-day workers’ lives. Here, he points out the paradox between everyone’s perception of a modern workplace, source of engagement and strong involvement, and employees' ordinary mutual insensitivity.[...]

Online experience, ad blockers and consumer privacy concerns

Margherita Pagani, expert in digital marketing, gives a few keys on the way companies should capitalize on ad blockers rather than fight against them.

Zika, Ebola: what do we learn through the economic analysis of a company’s research and development choices?

Part of the economic thinking on research and development (R&D) aims to identify the factors on which companies base their choices for the organization of innovation activities, and to understand their impacts on various dimensions. [...]

Impactful Resistance

Why resistance persists in the workplace... and why it might actually be good for companies!

Managers: how being fair leads to greater commitment

How do feelings of justice and injustice play a role in employees’ commitment in their work? What are they characterized by? Concretely, what actions can a manager take to manage fairly?

A modern financial capitalism without project

Why should we continue to impose ultra-orthodox budget policies while the world economy operates in the craziest monetary heterodoxy?

Are female senior managers really paid less?

Ask most UK business heads – or indeed anyone who reads the newspaper – whether women managers are paid equally to men, and you‘ll be told that the country’s much-discussed gender pay gap reaches right up to the top.

Is uberisation really a technological disruption?

"Everyone is afraid of being uberised". The words of Maurice Levy in the Financial Times in December 2014 first brought the term uberisation to public attention.

Twitter for Research

Twitter is a major social network phenomenon on the web. To such an extent that it became itself an object of study for many scientists, as well as a huge source of interesting data for conducting researches in many different fields.

Dirty Hands and Dirty Money: a new approach to fighting pollution in finance

When explaining that her research focuses on ethics in banking and finance, Mar Perezts, Associate Professor of Management, Law and Human Resources at EMLYON is often met with such cynical remarks as “Ethics in banking? Ha! Haven’t you read the newspapers lately?”

Feb 10th, 2016|Economics & Finance, Mar Perezts|0 Comments

The multinational business: Time to Flee Babel?

A friend who works at a big multinational sent me this. I’m rewriting it here, changing only the names. Let’s call the company where he works Babel…

Interview with Tessa Melkonian: Managerial ‘fairness’ is key to successful business change

Tessa Melkonian discusses why managers need to be aware of the example being set when a business experiences disruptive change, such as a merger.

Brand Love

Margherita Pagani sheds light on how marketers can create a stronger engagement with consumers on social networks in her recent research, ‘Antecedents of brand love in online network-based communities: A social identity perspective’.

Don’t speak like a chipmunk

The way business people use their voices during high-level negotiations is critical to determining success. They could learn a lot from how military and police negotiators speak in extreme situations such as during hostage negotiations.

Bribery and Investment

Interview with Addis Birhanu, Professor in strategy and author of the article "Bribery and investment: firm-level evidence from Africa and Latin America", published in the academic review: "Strategic Management Journal".

Earning a living, one project at a time

“How do you get somebody that you’ve never met before to entrust you with more than half a million pounds when they haven’t even seen you produce anything?"

When does charisma matter for top-level leaders?

Interview with Philippe Jacquart, author of the article "When does charisma matter for top-level leaders?" published in the high-level "Academy of Management Journal".