I am an Associate Professor of marketing. I spent 15 years in the Accor Group as a marketing manager before making a career change that took me into teaching and research. The marketing of services naturally became my speciality. My research focuses on the design and implementation of service guarantees, looking at a wide range of challenges in service marketing, such as quality, handling complaints and customer relations. In 2015, I co-wrote Stratégie de marque dans les services de transport. (EMS).
As a Professor of entrepreneurship, I have always been passionate about social entrepreneurship issues. My research work focus as well on the risk perception in start-up creation situations, as well as the cognitive and emotional process among entrepreneurs.
My main mission is to promote the development of collective and relational intelligence within organisations. This contributes to a company’s good balance and health by respecting and strengthening the physical, moral, psychological and emotional well-being of the individuals who create value for these companies.
The approaches mobilized allow the individuals to grow their potential while respecting their own personal values.
Management and leadership skills are crucial to the creation of new forms of human dynamics.
Assistant Professor in strategy, I focus my current research on firm non-market strategies and corporate governance across different institutional settings. Among other issues, I study the interplay between these firm antecedents and institutional changes.
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Professor of strategy and corporate entrepreneurship, I hold a PhD from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. My research interests also include innovative pedagogy and blended course design. Before joining emlyon business school’s faculty, I used to work as a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and run my own consulting practice.
I am Professor of International HRM at emlyon business school. Being theoretical physicist and psychologist by training, I received my PhD from Strathclyde Business School (UK) and I have been in universities that include Durham (UK), Carnegie Mellon (USA) and Remnin (PR China). My research focuses on individual differences in the workplace, career success and employability, social capital, and cross-cultural issues in management. I act as Senior Editor for Asia Pacific Journal of Management (IF > 2). My research output contains in excess of 200 articles and conference papers that have attracted nearly 4,000 citations (hI,norm = 29). Media where my research appeared include The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, the BBC, the New York Post, The Boston Globe, The Times, L’Express, Ouest France, and the Davos Economic Forum.
Professor and Dean emlyon business school Africa, my research essentially focuses on performance management issues including management control and organizational changes, soft controls effectiveness, governance and organizational performance. My actual work mainly focuses on African issues and contexts. I held scientific and management functions in various business schools in France and taught in various schools and Universities in France and international. I am also a serial entrepreneur and carried on consulting and professional training activities.
Financial economist as training, I have been a professor of finance at emlyon business school since 2011. I hold a PhD from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). My research focuses on information economics and its applications to household finance and corporate finance. I have worked on various topics such as financial literacy and financial advice, mergers and acquisitions and the problems inherent to the negotiation processes behind them, the design of managerial compensation. I previously worked at the University of Tilburg and at the Free University of Amsterdam (VU). I have published articles in various academic reviews, such as the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance: An International Review and the Journal of Banking and Finance, among others.
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As Professor of sociology, I study new forms of resistance at work as well as the dynamics and processes of power and domination in organisations. To my mind, social science research requires genuine and enthusiastic commitment to understanding the lives of working people. How do new organisations influence those lives? What mechanisms can people use to cope with the constraints and contradictions imposed on them by new labour laws? Is it possible to observe the creation of forms based on productive collective solidarity in today’s organisations? What vision of work do they serve? Does industrial action still have a future in economically liberal organisations? These are just some of the questions I attempt to explore in my work.
I am professor of entrepreneurship and organization. My research explores how language and other cultural resources are used by entrepreneurs to create meaning and develop legitimacy. This includes non-verbal resources (body, dress, space) used as part of behavioural displays and interactions. I also have an interest in socially situated and embodied cognition in the entrepreneurial context.
Holder of a PhD in management and an international law graduate diploma, I teach intercultural management & international human resources management. I also hold a geopolitics master’s degree and a strategic management research master from the University of Paris Dauphine. My research and teaching focus on these issues as well as cultural intelligence, global mindset and global managers development. I enjoy preparing people to work within intercultural environments.
Professor of strategy and innovation management at emlyon business school, I am mainly interested in the synergies between space and organization in the context of innovation. My research activities focus on the intersection between the recent spatial turn in the management and organization theory literature and the empirical phenomenon of the rise of new inter-company & collaborative spaces (e.g. makerspace, fab lab, hacker space…). I have completed a doctoral degree (2015) on intra- and inter-organizational dynamics within coworking spaces for innovative entrepreneurs. My main research projects deal with the materiality of organizations, open innovation management, and collective learning dynamics. I am also one of the co-founders of the international research network RGCS (Research Group on Collaborative Spaces –London, Montreal, Barcelona, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Lyon/Grenoble), dealing with work and workplace transformations in the context of the sharing economy.
Specialized in cross-cultural management, my research focus on issues of HRM linked to cross-cultural skill-set development. Holder of a PhD in management, I draw on my international life to nourish my teaching and run seminars to prepare managers to work within cross-cultural environments.
As a professor of entrepreneurship and head of the Research Centre in Entrepreneurship, my main research interest covers the study of innovative start-up creation process, corporate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship pedagogy. I am the author of several books and articles in many international reviews such as the Academy of Management Learning & Education, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development or the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. I have also published articles in francophone academic reviews like M@n@gement, Management International, Gérer et Comprendre or Revue Française de Gestion.
I am a professor of strategy and organization, with a fascination for how technology impacts businesses, and an interest into understanding the big picture. Accordingly, in my research, I tend to emphasize the major opportunities and constraints organizations have to navigate. To give an example, a recent research looked into how should hoteliers adapt to the advent of rating platforms such as TripAdvisor. I believe in anchoring decisions in data, without forgetting how data was constructed in the first place. Besides my teaching and researching roles, I am the head of STORM, emlyon’s research center in strategy and organization, and I am also currently serving as Vice-Chair of EGOS, the largest academic society in Europe for organization researchers.
I am Assistant Professor in Corporate Finance. Prior to joining emlyon business school, I was a Researcher at Tilburg University. I was also a visiting scholar at Oxford University and worked for an international consulting firm. I have published in the Journal of Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance: An International Review, the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, and others. My research interests are corporate finance, corporate governance, and executive compensation.
I am a teacher and a researcher. I work on questions of economic beliefs, the theory of conventions and René Girard’s model. I analyse the place and responsibility of enterprise in society. I dissect anthropological hypotheses underlying management principles. Since 2010, I have been studying living labour as an anchor in the ‘real life’ of ‘real people’ in companies and more widely across cities. A subject that, in the end, unifies what I have been trying to decipher all these years: the material experience of work that is unique to each individual and at the same time shared by all; it is established by society; it is a shared fate engineered by companies, it is often unconscious but always efficient.
I am also the founder and director of the IFGE, a major European research center on corporate governance.
Professor of marketing, my research interests focus on channel relationships both BtoB and BtoC. Within this domain, I investigate several specific topics such as channel design, category management, trade marketing, private labels and retail branding, retail loyalty programs and others. My teaching experience is rooted on retail/store management and channel design and management.
I am a professor of organisational behaviour – a branch of social psychology. What interests me most is the human brain, and particularly the ‘intelligent’ use of our emotions and our intuition in everyday life. My primary motivation, as a researcher, is to try to unlock the da Vinci code of our sixth sense. To that end, I work with atypical groups such as artists (writers, film directors, actors), ex-members of the special armed services or high-ranking soldiers, neuroscientists, neuropsychiatrists, speech pathologists, top-level directors from France’s top companies and SMEs, and TV and radio journalists. My aim is to make these scientific discoveries accessible to as many people as possible.
I am an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Organization at emlyon business school, Casablanca campus. I hold a PhD in Management from HEC Liège (University of Liège) and I spent my post-doctoral research stay at Saïd Business School (University of Oxford). My research topics include entrepreneurial teams and the emergence and diffusion of « hybrid » organizational forms emerging from social and cooperative entrepreneurship. I study these topics in fields such as fair trade, recycling and renewable energy, with a particular interest in Africa.
I am an Assistant Professor in the strategic management of human resources. My research work focuses on change in employment and work: changes in management in terms of composite teams, professional and ‘flexible’ careers, the role of business in the securisation of professional careers, and diversity and inequalities in business. I work within the OCE research centre (Organisation, careers and new elites) and I am interested in the collaboration between the workforce and external workers (interim workers, interns and service providers) in the workplace. My projects focus on career possibilities for young secondary school graduates through triangular employment relations (interim and service provision) and employment relationships in the business world.
I am a professor of organizational behavior. My main interests are in leadership—broadly defined—and in research methods. That is, I am interested in understanding why certain individuals are better leaders than others, how we can train individuals to be better leaders, and in understanding how we evaluate and select leaders in everyday contexts. In terms of research methods, my primary interest is in understanding how we can know whether something is true, beyond what we might think based on our intuition, on fads, or on face value, particularly in contexts where many factors may be at play.
Professor of management innovation, I am an undisciplined mind: I received my PhD in Philosophy from the University of Vienna in 2002 and since then, I have held positions in strategy, organization theory, marketing and design at Universities in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, the UK and France. With one foot in the library and the other in the laboratory, my research and teaching focus on discovery of ideas and practices that stretch the imagination of managers and scholars alike. In a previous life, I co-founded the Sydney-based branding agency PLAY which has delivered brand strategies and experiences for well-known companies (PricewaterhouseCoopers, ISS, MINI, Adobe, GlaxoSmithKline, Kellog’s, Subaru, Jaguar…). Today, I apply my research for organizations such as Tetrapak, Deloitte and many others.
As a professor, I teach macroeconomic issues, business ethics, European economic integration and economic environment of the firm. My research mainly focuses on the “Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church”.
Since 2013, I am a Visiting Fellow at the Von Hügel Institute (St Edmund’s College – University of Cambridge). I am also a shire advisor at the council CESER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (Conseil Economique, Social et Environnement Régional). Since 2004, I am a scientific advisor to the Board of Directors of the IRES (Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales).
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Professor of Finance and Insurance, I run the Centre for Financial Risk Analysis (CEFRA). I have developed expertise in the evaluation of by-products, the capitalist structure of companies, portfolio and risk management and the evaluation of life insurance contracts and bank deposit guarantees. CERFA strives to encourage an exchange between the various sectors of corporate risk. It aims to bridge the gap between the different sectors of the risk industry and in doing so to facilitate a convergence and new sub-sectors of research in the financial, risk management and insurance sectors.
Professor at emlyon business school and associate researcher at ETH Zurich, I am a graduate of École Polytechnique and ENSAE. I also received a doctorate from EHESS while working at Barclays Capital. My primary focus in research has been on risk economics, but for some years now, I also study the applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in health, especially in oncology. My work is published in academic journals such as Econometrica, Management Science, the Journal of Economic Theory or Plos One, and I also write tribunes for the French mainstream media (Le Monde, Les Echos). I have some experience in consulting for non-academic partners as well.
Professor specialising in web marketing, I am particularly interested in data analysis. My work has helped me develop a certain expertise in various aspects of the new approaches to exploring data, as well as digital innovation. Among the subjects I research are data visualisation, social media analysis, the treatment of natural language, the analysis of networks, data mashups, scientometrics and web semantics. I created the Codapps MOOC to help entrepreneurs code their own applications and exploit the resources available to them in the digital environment.
I have been working as a strategic consultant for ten years before switching to an academic career. My research aims at exploring cognition in the workplace, strategy and collective intelligence. I also work on cognitive sciences in organizations and Activity Theory as well as on language in ideation making. I teach business history, strategic thinking and strategic change to both Master in science and executive participants.
I am professor of organization theory and entrepreneurship at emlyon business school and Head of the Strategy & Organization Department. I received my PhD from the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra. My research focuses on dignity, resistance, entrepreneurship, power and politics, and other institutional processes. I have published articles in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Organization Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and Journal of Management Inquiry.
As Professor of management and organisational behaviour, my research essentially focuses on the influence of perceptions of fairness and exemplary behaviour on the cooperation of employees during periods of drastic change, as well as collective behaviour in extreme situations. My work on the reaction of employees during mergers and acquisitions earned me the 2013 Syntec academic prize in management research. I often work with companies on the question of management relationships and the human aspect of change management.
As a Professor of marketing and innovation management, my research topics include entrepreneurship as well as marketing and managing innovation. I am also a business adviser, helping companies carry out marketing studies on technical innovations. I also act as a consultant for innovative business start-ups.
I have a PhD in organisational behaviour and I am also an associate professor of economics and management. An experienced manager, I am a certified coach and trainer in leadership and team management, driving change and inspiring employee engagement. My research focuses mainly on feelings of fairness, emotions and well-being in the work place.
I presented psychological experiments for the television programme “Leurs secrets du Bonheur” (Their secrets of happiness) on France 2 and since 2015 I have been scientific advisor to “Positive Psychology” magazine. I regularly write articles about modern management.
Assistant Professor of organizational behavior and human resource management at emlyon business school, my research interests include organizational justice effects on newcomers’ adjustment, social exchange and heuristics theories of fairness, and interactionist perspectives of organizational socialization. I am a member of the organizing committee and a discussant in the annual Workshop on Research Advances in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management (University Paris Dauphine).
I’m Professor of Digital Marketing and Co-Director of the Master of Science in Digital Marketing and Data Science at Emlyon Business School. I hold a PhD in Management and the HDR. My current research examines consumer experiential engagement in mobile marketing, social media, IoT, privacy and new business models in digital ecosystems.
I published several books (published in US, Korea, Italy) two encyclopedias and articles in leading international journals, such as, among the others, MISQuarterly, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Electronic Commerce, Information & Management, Psychology & Marketing, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, and a variety of other publications.
My paper “Digital Business Strategy and Value Creation: framing the dynamic cycle of the control points” MISQuarterly (2013), 37(2) was selected among the finalist Best European Research Paper in 2014. For my research activity and publications in the mobile marketing field, I won the 2009 Mobile Marketing Association Global Award Academic of the Year. I also got the award for distinctive academic research from Bocconi University for the results achieved during the periods 2004-2006.
Professor in corporate finance, I have a PhD in Management Science. My expertise focuses on companies’ valuation, value creation management, financial diagnosis and risk management as well as forecast and business modeling. I train and help entrepreneurs and managers to use finance as a decision tool. I design the financial part of business plans and suggest the needed financial devices helping financing growth without loosing control.
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Professor of marketing business-to-business, I teach to Master in science and executive education participants. My research focuses on B2B marketing and, more generally, how organizations manage their exchanges of products and services, in particular when their customers are “key accounts”. I have published articles in several international reviews such as Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, European Journal of Marketing.
Associate Professor, my research involves crossing management problems with organisational issues, such as business ethics, via a philosophical and sociological approach. My work has been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Organization and the European Management Journal, for which I am a proof reader. I am also a member of the OCE Research Centre.
Consumer researcher by training, I am a Finnish associate professor of marketing specialised in studying consumer experiences and culture and how they are mediated, impacted, and shaped through digital media. In my research I put emphasis on and develop creative audiovisual methods including videography in order to address the complexity of experience including temporality, space, movement, embodiment, affect, and materiality. I was the recipient of The Sidney J. Levy Award (2015) for my dissertation research. I have professional experience in marketing and business development in a leading Finnish FMCG company, Valio Ltd. and running my own company specialised in management training and consulting around the issue of customer experience. I also run the Lifestyle Research Center at emlyon business school.
I am a professor of entrepreneurship, strategy and innovation at emlyon business school and an associate researcher at the Ecole Polytechnic, where I received my PhD. My work focuses on the way in which organisations manage complex and radically uncertain situations both from an entrepreneurial and a managerial angle. I regularly speak on these issues for companies at conferences, seminars or as a consultant. My work is backed up by over twenty years of experience in the industry as an entrepreneur and company director.
I created the first ever MOOC (an introduction to entrepreneurship) in France, focused on effectuation. I am also the creator of the MOOC “IDEA, an introduction to design thinking”. Passionate about entrepreneurship, I am a member of the editorial committee of the journal “Revue Entreprendre et Innover“.
As a professor, I mainly teach branding, consumer behaviour, sociology and the anthropology of consumption. As a researcher, I work on brand communities and the relationships between ethnicity and consumption, consumer resistance and shopping experiences. My research interests concern, among other things, brands and their status in our culture, lifestyles in a connected society, consumers passions and the relationships between ethnicity and consumption. I am particularly interested in consumer social movements, the construction of collective consumer identity, sociology, anthropology, visual and qualitative methods.
I am Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Visiting Professor at Imperial College Business School in London, where I received my PhD. My classes focus on the growth and social media of new companies. My research focuses on the theory of social media, the creation of new companies and family-run companies. I used to work as an entrepreneur in the United Kingdom where I ran two companies in the creative industry.
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Professor in digital strategy, I am Academic Director of the “Digital Transformation of Organisations” programme as well. As an expert in the field of digital strategy and competitive advantage, my research interests focus on the different types of strategies that companies can use to build a profitable and sustainable position on hyper-competitive markets. I am a member of the AIMS board (Association Internationale de Management Stratégique).
I am a professor and researcher in industrial economics at emlyon business school, as well as a member of the GATE research unit (CNRS, unit #5824). My work mainly focuses on companies’ investment decisions on innovation, and the way they choose to organize their R&D (sub-contracting, cooperation, competition, etc.) in relation to the regulatory environment.
As a Professor of Marketing, I am involved in the Lifestyle research centre. Trained as a Sociologist, my fields of expertise include market dynamics, taste, visual methods, and consumer culture. In addition to conferences and publications, I am a trainee reviewer for The Journal of Consumer Research, as well as an ad hoc reviewer for Consumption, Markets & Culture, Marketing Letters, and Recherche et Application en Marketing. I am also a member of the Board of the Consumer Culture Theory Consortium.
As a Professor of finance, my primary research areas are Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance. I am thus coauthor of the Global Venture Capital and Private Equity Country Attractiveness Index, which ranks countries according to their investment attractiveness.
I also run the Research Centre for Entrepreneurial Finance (ReCEntFin), whose major contribution is the creation and dissemination of research on entrepreneurial finance, to enhance transparency and mutual comprehension between entrepreneurs and financiers. This research centre is part of the Entrepreneurship & Growth cluster.
Specialized in International Business Law and new technologies, I also act as a legal expert and independent legal advisor in numerous arbitration cases, in different stages of the proceedings. As an investor consultant, my activity is focused on drafting consultations for different clients in various legal specialties, dealing with complex interpretation of international legal material, specifically arbitration proceedings, and also the negotiation and drafting of foreign companies’ agreements in the private sector.