PSL-Paris Dauphine University                                                                                                                       

Management & Organisation
DRM research center
Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
75016 Paris, France


HEC Paris, Jouy-en-Josas, France
Ph.D. in Management, 2007-2011.
Dissertation. Logic Duality, Conformity, and Survival in the French Film Industry, 1987-2008.
Committee. R. Durand (HEC, Advisor), P. H. Thornton (Duke/Stanford), S. Ferriani (Bologna), A. Hadida (Cambridge),
G. Schmidt (Sorbonne), B. Leca (Lille).
Awards. Grigor McClelland Best Dissertation (2012 EGOS, Honorable Mention), AoM Best International Dissertation (2012 Meeting, Finalist), HEC Foundation Best Dissertation (2012, Winner), Industry Studies Association Best Dissertation (Finalist).

MPhil, Organization Science, 2005

ESCP EUROPE, Paris, France
MSc, Management, 1995


Published/in press

Social Valuation Across Multiple Audiences: The Interplay of Ability and Identity Judgments (with R. Fini & M. Perkmann). Forthcoming, Academy of Management Journal. [article]

Institutional Specialization and Survival: Theory and Evidence from the French Film Industry. 2018. Strategy Science, 3(2): 408–425. [article]

When the Dust Settles: The Consequences of Scandals for Organizational Competition (with A. Piazza). 2018. Academy of Management Journal, 161(1):165–190. [article]

The Price of Admission: Organizational Deference as Strategic Behavior (with R. Durand, & P. H. Thornton). 2017. American Journal of Sociology, 123(1): 232–275.  [article]

Too Much of a Good Thing? The Dual Effect of Public Sponsorship on Firm Performance (with I. Kivleniece). 2017. Academy of Management Journal, 60(1):1-23. [article]

Institutional Logics as Strategic Resources (with R. Durand, P. H. Thornton, & B. Szostak). 2013. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 39:165-201. [article]

Jules or Jim: Alternative Conformity to Minority Logics (with R. Durand). 2012. Academy of Management Journal, 55(6): 1295-1315. [article]

Projets/Working papers 

From Misconduct to Scandal: An Empirical Study (with A. Piazza).

Social Media and Firm Value (with J. Qiu, & S.Galeshchuk)

The Effect of Stigma on the Political Behavior of Multinationals (with R. Bandeira de Mello &, A. Mauerberg Junior)

Scientific Category-Spanning Under Information Asymmetries (with R. Fini, L. Toschi, & M. Perkmann)

Reconceptualising the Value-Based Theory: Towards a Public Value-Based Strategy (With I. Kivleniece)

Conference presentations
  • 2017. EGOS Sub-Theme on Institutional Logics. Social valuation across multiple audiences
  • 2016 AoM Annual Meeting (Anaheim, CA). The social valuation of scientists.
  • 2016. The Strategic Consequences of Scandals, EGOS Colloquium, Naples.
  • 2015. Mallen Film Conference (NYC). Sponsorship and performance in the film industry.
  • 2015. EGOS Sub-Theme on Consequences of Institutional Logics for Rationality and Reasoning.
  • 2015. Workshop on Social Networks (Amsterdam). Deference as Admission Fee in Foreign Networks.
  • 2014. SMS Special Conference (Tel Aviv, Israel). Starting Up of Slowing Down: The Dual Effect of Public Sponsorship on Firm Performance.
  • 2014. Strategy Entrepreneurship Innovation Workshop (Sophia Antipolis, France). Too Much of a Good thing: The Dual Effect of Public Sponsorship on Firm Performance.
  • 2014. AoM Annual Meeting (Philadelphia, PA). Too Much of a Good thing: The Dual Effect of Public Sponsorship on Firm Performance (BPS), The Price of Admission: Deference in Overlapping Institutional Environments (OMT), Logic Alignment and Sustainable Advantage (OMT Junior Faculty Consortium).
  • 2013. HBS Inaugural Paul Lawrence Conference (Cambridge, MA). Status Spillovers Across Multiple Institutional Logics.
  • 2013. American Sociological Association Meeting (New York City, NY). Setting the Stage for Cooperation: Deference in Conflicting Institutional Environments.
  • 2013. CRIOS Conference (Milan, Italy). The Price of Admission: Deference in Overlapping Institutional Environments.
  • 2012. SMS Conference (Prague, TR). The Dark Side of Public Money: Exploring the Effects of Public Sponsorship on Firm Performance.
  • 2012. EGOS Colloquium (Helsinki, Finland). Status Spillovers Across Multiple Institutional Logics.
  • 2012 ABC Conference (Banff, AL). Presumption of Conflict: Deference as Productive Diplomacy.
  • 2012. AoM Annual Meeting (Boston, MA). Institutional Capital Revisited: Firms Position in the Logics Space and Survival.
  • 2011. SMS Conference (Miami, FL). Institutional Entry Barriers and the Liability of Logic Foreignness in the French Film Industry.
  • 2011. AoM Annual Meeting (San Antonio, TX). Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down: Power Dependence and Conformity in Dual Audience Candidate Interfaces.
  • 2011. EGOS Colloquium (Goteborg, Sweden). Liability of Logic Foreignness and Institutional Deference in the French Film Production Industry.
  • 2010. SMS Conference (Rome, Italy). Competing Investors’ Logic and Innovation Performance.
  • 2010. AoM Annual Meeting (Montreal, Canada) — Symposium on Creativity & Networks. Creativity Impact of Competition in Dual Candidate-Audience Fields.

Empirical setting and data

Original dataset on film investment funds and interorganizational networks in the film production industry in France, 1987-2008 (including 300,000+ production contracts).

Research interests

Strategy and OT; Institutional Complexity; Status; Identity; Social valuation; Creative Industries.


Professor of Strategy, Management & Organisation group, DRM research center, CNRS.
Teaching (strategy): Strategic Management (M1), Strategy Theory (M2, Master in Business Consulting), Bringing Society Back in Strategy (M2, Master in Strategy and Public Policy), Business and Corporate Strategy (E.MBA)
Teaching (other): The Movie Industry (M2, Master in Media and Telecom Management), Quantitative Methods (E.DBA), Publishing (PhD)

BOCCONI UNIVERSITY, Milan, Italy, 2012-2016
Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Technology.

Executive Management Program for a World Leader Watchmaker, Geneva, Switzerland.

IMPERIAL COLLEGE Business School, London, UK, 2012
Visiting Fellow (Sept. 2012-).
Research Associate, Innovation and Entrepreneurship group (Jan.-Aug. 2012)
Research on Business Model Innovation.

HEC PARIS, Center for Research on Society and Organizations, 2009-2011
Assistant Coordinator, creation and management of the website, coordination of meetings and conferences.

ESSEC Business School, Paris, France, 2007-2012
Media & Entertainment Economics 30-hour MBA course on firm strategies in the media.
Member of the Media & Entertainment Chair’s Steering Committee (Société Générale and Orange).

Teaching interests
Business-level strategy and corporate-level strategy
Organization Theory
Media, Entertainment and Cultural Industries Economics and Strategy



  •  2009. Strategic Management Handbook: Strategor 5th Edition (with Bernard Garrette). Writing of chapter-end key learning points and quizzes. Writing and coordination of the professors’ manual.

Course syllabus

  •   2014. Film Industry Economics and Management (Msc). Creation of a 48-hour course for the Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment Master of Science.

Business cases

  • 2015. Nollywood: The Emergence of a Cultural Industry (with G. Brunelli). Work in progress.
  • 2014. Petit Palace: Understanding the Film Exhibition Business. Short case for class discussion (unpublished).
  • 2014. Radioactive Pictures and Banca Cinema: Understanding Film Financing. Short case for class discussion (unpublished).
  • 2008. Essilor’s Base Of the Pyramid Strategy in India (with Bernard Garrette). Winner of the 2009 HEC Foundation Award for Pedagogical Innovation.

Professional affiliations

CRIOS Research Center, Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, EGOS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, French equivalent of the NSF in the USA), Society and Organization research center (founding member).

Ad-hoc reviewer

Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Organization, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Social Theory, Socio-Economic ReviewHuman Resources, Revue Française de Gestion, OMT and BPS Divisions (AoM).

Member of the Editorial Board

Innovation: Organization and Management (IOM), M@n@gement.

Professional services
  • 2015. Convenor of the Institutional Logics, Reasoning and Rationality track at the EGOS Colloquium in Athens (with P. H. Thornton, Duke U., and W. Ocasio, Northwestern U.).
  • 2015. PDW on Institutional Theory at the EGOS Colloquium in Athens.


WARNER BROS. PICTURES, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Finance Director, Theatrical, Television, and Local Production, 2004-2006
Deputy Finance Director, 2001-2004
Financial management of production and distribution activities (about €200m revenues). Development of the newly created local production business unit: structuring of production, coproduction and acquisition deals (including Un long dimanche de fiançailles, Les Bronzés 3, Romanzo Criminale).

BLACK ORANGE (start-up), Clichy, France
Chief Financial Officer and Co-founder, 2000-2001
Entrepreneurial venture in the early online software distribution business. Legal and financial setup of the company through several rounds of financing (€1.5m). Cession to investors.


Selected workshops

  • 2012. Harvard Business Publishing's Seminar on Participant-Centered Learning and the Case Method, London, May.
  • 2011. Workshop on Identity and Similarity at Keble College, Oxford (organized by J. Denrell & B. Kovacs).
  • 2008. SCANCOR Workshop on Institutional Theory at IESE, Barcelona (with Walter W. Powell, Marc Schneiberg, Elisabeth Clemens, Gili S. Drori, Jeannette Colyvas). 

Visiting scholarship

  • 2015. Paris Dauphine University (Sept.–Dec.).
  • 2011. Fuqua School of Business, May, Duke University.


2013. Above and Beyond the Call for Duty (ABCD) Award, Academy of Management (OMT)
2012. AoM Best International Dissertation Award (Finalist).
2012. EGOS Grigor McClelland Doctoral Dissertation Award (Honorable Mention).
2012. HEC Foundation Best Dissertation Award (Finalist, pending).
2011. SMS Best Conference Paper Award and Best PhD Paper Award (Nominations).
2011. Visiting Scholarship grant awarded by the HEC Foundation.

2010. Research grant awarded by the HEC Foundation.
2007-2011. Doctoral Fellowship, HEC Paris.


Ability to teach and conduct research in both English and French.