Faculty Expertise


GEM and IMT represent a pool of academically qualified professors. Each DBA candidate is assigned a fully qualified and research-active professor. The supervisor brings a broad range of expertise and an international reputation in research on business innovation, technology management and the organizational dimensions of technological change.

GEM LIST OF DBA PROFESSORS - 2012

Jean-Jacques Chanaron, Research Professor at CNRS and Grenoble Ecole de Management Jean-Jacques (PhD, HDR) is Research Professor with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Director of Doctoral School at Grenoble Ecole de Management. He has published numerous books, articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference papers in Industrial Economics, Economics of Innovation, Technology and Innovation Management. He is Associated Professor with Henley-Reading Business School and Tongji University in Shanghai (China). He is a leading expert in the automotive industry. He is consultant to International Organizations, professional organizations, OEMs and suppliers. In 2004, he has been granted the IAMOT award for research excellence in Technology and Innovation Management.

Benoit Aubert, Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management Benoit Aubert is Associate Professor of Marketing, Grenoble Ecole de Management (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA). He earned his DBA from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. His main research interests involve customer education and customer satisfaction. He is also the Associate Director of the Doctoral School, in charge of the international development and organization of the DBA programs.

Dimitris Assimakopoulos, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Dimitris is Professor of Information Systems. He holds an HDR in Economics from the University of Grenoble and a PhD from the University of Sheffield, England. Dimitris has also been a Visiting Scholar in Sociology at Stanford University, California. The broad area of his research is social and organizational informatics with particular emphasis on the emergence of new technological communities across organizational and national boundaries; and, informal collaboration networks fostering innovation in IT. He is co-editing two International Journals of IT and Management, and Networking and Virtual Organizations, published by Inderscience; co-editing a volume on 'Innovation Networks and Knowledge Clusters' to be published by Macmillan in 2006; and, also writing a research monograph on technological communities and networks to be published by Routledge in 2006.

Caroline Cuny, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management PhD in Cognitive psychology (Lyon 2 University France), she is a Marketing Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management. After having done fundamental research in the field of human cognition, she worked for three years in a big multinational company (FMCG) where she led the team of human and cognitive sciences research. Her research interests are in the field of consumer psychology in general, advertising effectiveness (TV advertising in particular) and psychophysiological measurements of behaviour (eye-tracking, neuromarketing).

Mark Esposito, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Mark Esposito is Associate Professor in the department of People, Organizations and Society, at Grenoble Ecole de Management, and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. He is Founder & Director of the Lab-Center for Competitiveness, a think tank affiliated with the MOC network at Harvard Business School, which purports to study competitiveness as a bottom up approach towards the creation of equality in society. He has served in the steering committee for Principle 4, for the UN Global Compact for the Principles for Responsible Management Education and serves as advisor to a number of UN agencies and units. He is Visiting Fellow of the Center for Business and Sustainability at Ashridge Business School in the UK as well as a member of the faculty at Harvard University, Summer School, where he teaches Systems Thinking. He is the author and co-author of 8 books and his academic work appears regularly on the Academy of Management, as well as The Economist and Harvard Business Review. Mark consults in the area of Corporate Sustainability and Sustainable Strategies worldwide, including Board of Directors, Communities and National Governments.

Philippe Lê, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Philippe is Professor of Strategy at Grenoble Ecole de Management since. He earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Institut d’Administration des Entreprises of the University of Aix-Marseille III. He also graduated from Audencia Nantes Ecole de Management. He served on the faculty of the University of Angers, the Graduate Schools of Business of Le Havre (HEC Entrepreneurs pedagogy) and Pau in France. He was Visiting Professor at HEC, University of Geneva. He is in charge of the core courses of strategy and has created a specialization in Strategic Management. He is teaching in the French programs as well as in the International programs (MBA, MIB, DBA). He is also research supervisor of DBA thesis. He has published a variety of articles (reviews, press) and is the co-author of a book.

Mark Smith, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Mark has a part-time position as an associate professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management. He obtained his PhD at Manchester School of Management (UMIST) and taught at Manchester Business School between 2004 and 2007. He has carried out research work for a wide range of institutions, including; European Commission, the European Parliament, the International Labour Office, the British Council, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, European Social Fund, the Anglo-German Foundation, Caisses Nationale d'Allocations Familiales and Centre d'Études et de Recherches sur les Qualifications. He has research interests that focus on labour market outcomes on individuals and organizations including working conditions, working-time management, work-life balance, gender and the link between the organization of work and working patterns. He has co-authored two books, a number of book chapters and journal articles. More information and papers at http://grenoble-em.academia.edu/marksmith

Olivier Trendel, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Ph.D. in marketing (2006) from the University of Grenoble, M.S. Marketing (2000) from the University of Washington and Engineer (1997) from the INPG-EFPG, Olivier is assistant professor of marketing at Grenoble Ecole de Management. Current areas of research are sponsorship effectiveness, learning of brand quality associations (for instance by conditioning) and development and utilization of implicit measures of beliefs and satisfaction. His research has been published in Recherche et Applications en Marketing and Advances in Consumer Research.

Jie Yan, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Jie Yan received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master degree in Management at Tsinghua University, China, and his PhD in Management at Hull University, England. His research focuses on knowledge and learning within and across firms, the informal extra-organizational boundary spanning activities, Internet based technical communities, and strategic application of information technology. He published articles in R&D management, International Journal of Technology Management, International Journal of Information Technology Management, etc. He has taught a variety of courses in information system and quantitative research methods at undergraduate and graduate levels. Currently Jie Yan is an Assistant Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management, France and Director of the Chinese DBA Program.

John Lambert, Professor of International Business at the University of Southern Mississippi Dr. Lambert is graduated from the DBA of Grenoble Ecole de Management. He is currently assistant professor at the University of Southern Mississippi. He serves on the university’s QEP Committee, which has been tasked by the provost to improve the quality of written and spoken work by university students. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce. He serves as a member of the International Business Committee of the World Trade Center of New Orleans. He is a nominee to the Mississippi District Export Council. John’s research interest is in the areas of culture, strategy, and entrepreneurship.

Serena Rovai, Director of Chongqing DBA program (as from 01/09/2011) Serena Rovai has a DBA from Grenoble Ecole de Management. She has been Director of the Uni-Italia Centre in Beijing, a joint academic program among the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italian Ministry of Education and University, and Chinese Embassy, that focuses on academic innovation and internationalization. She is also a professor in IHRM and associate researcher at the GLORAD Peking University Centre for Innovation. She has taught at University of International Business and Economics in Beijing and Grenoble Ecole de Management. She designs and delivers executive training programs in China.

John Sadowsky, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Dr. John Sadowsky obtained a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. His career combines his two great interests: business/ entrepreneurship and teaching/ coaching. He has more than 20 years of experience in business leadership, teaching, and coaching in diverse countries, arenas, and contexts.

Klas Eric Soderquist, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business Klas is an Associate Professor of Innovation and Knowledge Management at the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business. He previously served on the faculty of the Grenoble Graduate School of Business. He holds a Doctorate of Business Administration from Henley Management College and Brunel University and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of innovation and R&D management, knowledge management, and organizational change and development. He has published in multiple journals.

Dominique Steiler, Professor Grenoble Ecole de Management Dominique obtained a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Newcastleupon- Tyne. He is Associate Dean of Pedagogy in charge of educational competencies at Grenoble Ecole de Management. He also heads the Centre for Personal and Managerial Development, which provides personalized counseling for both students and personnel throughout their careers. His teaching and research focus on coaching and leadership, the influence of different personality types in the workplace, and the measurement and management of occupational stress. He also coaches managers and corporate executives. Dominique used to be a fighter jet pilot officer in the French Fleet Air Arm.

François Thérin, Professor, University College of Media Arts and Sciences in Muscat, Oman Francois is Vice President of Academic Affairs for the University College of Media Arts and Sciences in Muscat, Oman. Prior to this position, he was associate dean for the development of activities in Europe for U21Global, a business school created by a consortium of universities. His teaching and research centers on the areas of technology and innovation management, strategic management, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Thérin is the founding editor of the International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship. He has worked and taught in several countries, including Australia, Canada, and Singapore.

Valérie Sabatier, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management PhD in Economics and Management (2011), Valérie is DBA Program Director (USA and Switzerland), assistant professor of Strategy & Management & Technology. Her areas of expertise: Strategic Management, Innovation Adoption, Strategic Development of SME's, Economics and Technology Management, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, High Tech, Strategic management of innovation, Technology Management.

Laurent Tournois, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management PhD in Management, Laurent is professor in marketing and DBA Program Director for the Middle East.

Caroline Cuny, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management PhD in Cognitive psychology (Lyon 2 University France), Caroline is a Marketing Professor. After having done fundamental research in the field of human cognition, she worked for three years in a big multinational company (FMCG) where she led the team of human and cognitive sciences research. Her research interests are in the field of consumer psychology in general, advertising effectiveness (TV advertising in particular) and psychophysiological measurements of behaviour (eye-tracking, neuromarketing).

Thibault Daudigeos, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Doctorate, Université Lyon 3 Jean Moulin, Lyon, France (2009), he is Assistant Professor, Management & Behaviour. His areas of expertise are: Sustainable Development, Strategic Management, Diffusion of Administrative Innovations, Innovation Adoption, Working conditions, Corporate Social Responsibility

Christophe Bonnet, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Christophe is associate professor in finance. His main areas of teaching and research are corporate finance, corporate governance, and private equity (venture capital and leveraged buyouts). Christophe graduated as an engineer in agronomy. He holds an MBA of HEC Paris, a MSc of the University of Paris Dauphine, and a PhD in Management. Christophe's professional background is in corporate finance and in private equity. Before joining GEM he was a financial controller at Roussel Uclaf (a pharmaceutical company now part of Sanofi-Aventis) and a private equity investor with Permira, a leading European firm in venture capital and management buyouts. Christophe is also a lecturer in executive education seminars in finance. He has published academic articles as well as the book "OPA, OPE & LBO" (with Michel Albouy, Ed. Economica, ).

Olivier Cateura, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Olivier is currently Head of the Technology & Strategic Management Department. This Department is composed of more than twenty permanent Professors and more than hundred lecturers in Strategy, Innovation, Informations Systems, Purchasing & Operations Management. Olivier was between 2007 and 2009 Head of the MS “Technology Management & Innovation” at ESC Grenoble (Grenoble EM). He's also the founder and managing director of “France Energy Market” a consulting firm focused on the French and European energy market. Prior to this, Olivier worked at Electrabel, Groupe Suez (2003-2006), as Chargé de mission in strategy & marketing and at McCann Erickson's Web Agency (1999-2002) as Marketing Consultant and Key Account Manager. His research and teaching interests are strategic management, competitive intelligence and strategic marketing. PhD in Strategic Management (ERFI - Université Montpellier I), his reseach focused on competitive behaviours of former monopolies in the European electricity and gas industry. Olivier is also a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques d'Aix-en-Provence (Sciences Po Aix) and of EM LYON (MSc in Management), where he's been a Research Assistant at the Marketing & Innovation Department.

Rahim Bah, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Rahim holds a PhD from ESA, Grenoble and is an Associate Professor, Accounting, Law & Finance. His areas of expertise: Corporate Finance, Corporate Finance.

Jérôme Barrand, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management, Doctor in management, Ecole Centrale Paris, Paris, Jerômei s Director of the Institute for Agile Organisations. Senior Professor, Management & Technology. His research areas are Agility Management, Long-range Planning.

Roxana Bobulescu, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Roxana is an Associate Professor holding a PhD in Economics at the Management and Behavior Department. Previously an Associate Professor at the Management Department of the Burgundy School of Business, she teaches and does research in the field of Industrial Economics and History of Economic Thought. She is also interested in international political economy and education.

François Desmoulins-Lebeault, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management He is an alumni of ESCP, Lancaster University and Université Paris-Dauphine, François Desmoulins-Lebeault teaches finance and particularily markets' finance. His areas of research include financial markets econometrics, portfolio management and evaluation and management of financial risks. Assistant Professor, Accounting, Law & Finance. His areas of expertise: Financial Markets, Risk management, Quantitative Methods, Investment Decision Processes.

Philippe Dupuy, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management He joined Grenoble Ecole de Management in 2009 as associate professor of Finance. His research examines issues related to international finance with special focus to long term valuation of currencies and their pivotal role in asset management. He has published several papers in international academic journals like Australian Economic Papers and Journal of Emerging Market Finance. Prior to joining Grenoble Ecole de Management, Philippe Dupuy worked for 13 years as analyst and fund manager at HSBC where he developed and managed currency overlay. During this period, he has been regularly teaching at ESCP-EAP and IEP Paris. Philippe received a Ph.D. in Economics in 2003 from Paris IX Dauphine and was visiting research student at the London School of Economics in 2000.

Victoire de Margerie, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Victoire is a professor at GEM since 2003 and Visiting Professor at Nyenrode School of Management (NL) since 2008. She is teaching in the fields of strategy, technology management and corporate governance. She is the Founder & CEO of Marzac Investment, a European Venture Fund specialized in Materials and she chairs the board of Rondol Technology Ltd, a UK start up that designs and manufactures micro machinery for plastic processing. She is also a Non Executive Director of Ciments Français (Building Materials) and Outokumpu (Stainless Steel). Until 2002, she held various management and executive positions in Germany, France and the USA in multinational industrial groups. Her last executive position was in Chicago as General Manager, Pechiney Bottles. - She received her PhD in Management with honors from the University of Paris 2 in 2007.

Marianela Fornerino, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management PhD from INPG, Grenoble, France (1982), H.D.R., Université Pierre Mendès France, Grenoble, France (2009), Marianela is Associate Professor, Marketing. Her areas of expertise: Innovation Adoption, Consumer Behavior, Satisfaction, Experential Marketing.

Caroline Gauthier, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management PhD in Economics from the University of Toulouse I, France and the University College of London, UK, Caroline is currently Professor in Management & Technology; she is also Consultant for the European Union and Canadian Government on the CSR and Sustainable Development fields; recently Published articles in Ecological Economics, Décisions Marketing, Recherches et Application en Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics. Areas of expertise: Sustainable Development, Marketing and Economics.

Armelle Godener, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Armelle is a professor in Management Control where she has been working since 1990, after having worked as a financial controller in a large retail company. She has been the Head of the department Accounting Law and Finance since September 2001. She teaches management control at all levels. Her research is focused on the impact of management control on managers behaviors and on performance measurement of R&D activities. She holds an Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, a PhD and the diploma of ESCP. Head of Accounting, Finance and Law Department. Senior Professor, Accounting, Law & Finance. Her areas of expertise: Management Accounting and Behaviour, Management control of R&D Activities.

David Gotteland, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Doctorate, University Pierre Mendès-France - ESA, Grenoble, France (2002), H.D.R., Université Pierre Mendès-France, Grenoble, France (2006), David is professor of Marketing. His areas of expertise: New Product Development, Client Satisfaction and Fidelity, Market Orientation.

Bernard Gumb, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Doctorate, University Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, France (2005), Benranrd i Associate Professor in Accounting, Law & Finance. His areas of expertise: Management Accounting, Intangibles, Internal audit and control.

Christophe Haon, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management PhD in Business Administration Specialization in Marketing. Associate Professor, Marketing, Christophe’s areas of expertise are in Innovation Adoption, New Product Development, Innovation, Performance Measurement, Quantitative Methods, Satisfaction.

Marc Humbert, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management PhD from INPG, GRENOBLE, France (1984), he is a Senior Professor in Management & Technology and Director for E-Learning. His areas of expertise are in Management of Information Systems, E-Learning.

Vassili Joannides, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management, PhD, University Paris Dauphine / Manchester Business School, Manchester (2009). Assistant Professor, Accounting, Law & Finance, Vassili’s areas of expertise are in Accountancy, Sociology and Accounting, Ethics, Epistemology, Diversity

Céline Jullien, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Assistant Professor in Energy Management. Assistant Professor, Management & Technology, her areas of expertise are in Economics and Technology Management, Experimental Economics, Market Design.

Lamya Kermiche, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management PhD, University Pierre Mendès France, Grenoble, France (2007). Assistant Professor, Accounting, Law & Finance. Areas of expertise: Financial Markets, Risk management, Derivatives markets.

Nhu Tuyen Le, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Doctorate, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC PARIS), Paris, France (2008). Associate Professor, Accounting, Law & Finance. Her areas of expertise: Accountancy, Accounting norms and conceptual framework.

Séverine Le Loarne, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Doctorate, Université Lyon 3, Lyon, France (2004), Séverine is Assistant Professor in Strategy and Innovation within high tech services industries Module Supervisor in "Innovation" Coordinator for "Price of Technology Innovation”. Her areas of expertise are in Self-confidence, Innovation Adoption

Vincent Mangematin, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management His research stands at the intersection of Strategic Management, Management of Knowledge and Innovation. It analyses the dynamics of knowledge creation and circulation in high tech industries and the related strategies of organisations involved in knowledge production. Mainly based on empirical analysis in agro-food, biotechnology and nanotechnology industries, it aims to explore four inter-related areas: Technology Transfer and Management of Public Sector Research Organisations; Organisation of Research and Innovation in High Tech industries; Firm creation and growth; and Project Based Organising and knowledge integration. Vincent is a member of the Editorial board of Organization Studies and Long Range Planning and of the board of the European group of Organisation Studies.

Mohammed Matmati, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management PhD in Economics, University des Sciences Sociales de Grenoble 2, GRENOBLE, France (1987), H.D.R., Université Pascal Paoli, Corte, France (2004). Academic Advisor. Senior Professor, Management & Behaviour. His areas of expertise are in Competencies Management, HRM and ICT, Cross-cultural, Piloting Performance.

Aurélie Merle, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Professor in Marketing. Her areas of expertise are in Consumer Behavior, Mass Customization, Local food and localized systems of food provision.

Patrick O’Sullivan, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Formerly a Senior Lecturer and MBA Programme Director at Cardiff University Business School, Patrick was appointed as full Professor and Director of Studies at Grenoble Graduate School of Business in September 2006. Since September 2009 he has become Head of Department of Management and Behaviour in GEM heading up a diverse team of colleagues across a range of disciplines including Organisatonal Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Economics, politics and Ethics. He has extensive experience in teaching at all levels and in academic administration. His teaching specialities include Business Ethics, Critical Scientific Methodology, Political Economy of the European Union as well as Managerial Economics. His research interests include Critical Scientific Methodology, Business Ethics, Transport Policy issues and System Timetabling/Planning, a field in which he has some consultancy experience. His publications include classic academic articles, including some case-study work, a methodological monograph (book) and a custom textbook for Cardiff University.

Hugues Poissonnier, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management PhD in management, University Montpellier II, Montpellier, France (2005). Assistant Professor, Accounting, Law & Finance. His areas of expertise are in Management Accounting, Management Accounting and Behaviour, Corporate Governance, Strategic Management.

Daniel Ray, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Daniel is a marketing professor and the director of the Customer Equity Institute at Grenoble Ecole de Management. For the past twenty years, he has worked on issues related to customer equity and technological innovation marketing. His varied professional background (TNS-Sofres, Ernst & Young…) and experience as a consultant for the decision-makers and marketing departments of various companies (Décathlon, EDF, Michelin, Salomon, Schneider…) on the implementation and/or redesigning of complaint, satisfaction and customer loyalty policies have enabled him to gain a thorough understanding of these issues. Oft-heard at seminars and conferences at which he appears as a guest speaker, Daniel is also the author of different publications, be it research articles in academic journals (Recherche et Applications en Marketing, Revue Française du Marketing), contributions to international symposiums, or pedagogical articles and teaching materials.

Jean-Philippe Rennard, PhD in Economics, UPMF/IREP.D, Grenoble, France (1992), Jean-Philippe is Professor in Management & Technology. Economist and computer scientist, he mainly works on the applications of biologically inspired computing to economics and management. He is now Dean of the Faculty. His areas of expertise are in Economics and Modelling for social sciences.

Charles-Clemens Rüling, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management He is an associate professor for organization and management theory. He holds a doctorate in social and economic sciences from the University of Geneva and has an academic background in organization theory (University of St. Gallen) and sociology (University of Geneva). He teaches management and organizational behavior in French and international programs, and his current research focuses on field configuring events in the cultural industries.

Pierre-Yves Sanseau, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management He is a senior professor for HRM (Human Resource Management), organizational behavior and management. Doctor and HDR in business administration from the University of Lyon (France), he also holds a MBA (Montreal, Canada) and a Master in political sciences. He acts as a visiting faculty member at the University of Quebec in Montreal (Canada) and is also member of the Chair in management of competences in this institution. He regularly carries out consultancy and management training in Europe and Canada. His fields of interest in research include management of competences, individualization of HRM, qualitative research methods and working time.

Claudio Vitari, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Claudio is an assistant professor of Management Information Systems. His research interests include the Knowledge Management Systems, the Content Management Systems, the Internet Banking, the Internet-based communication on the Corporate Social Responsibility. His published research includes articles in Communications of the Association for Information Systems, International Journal Knowledge Management, Journal of Information Technologies: Cases and Applications, proceedings of different International, French and Italian Conferences. He has over 6 years’ experience in teaching, researching and consulting. Claudio Vitari got his PhD from Montpellier University, (Montpellier, France) and the Carlo Cattaneo University (Castellanza, Italy).

Carolina Werle, Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management Carolina is an Assistant Professor in the Marketing Department. She received her Ph.D. in Marketing, with distinction, from University Pierre Mendes France. The research of her dissertation was conducted at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) while she was visiting the Cornell Food & Brand Lab. She was also a visiting scholar at University of California (Irvine, CA) conducting research on social identity issues in advertising. At GEM, she teaches Social Marketing, Marketing Psychology and Consumer Behavior, Experimental Design, Research in Marketing, and Research Methods for Master and PhD students. Professor Werle's research on consumer behavior has been published in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and Appetite. Her research has been mentioned by several print and electronic media outlets, including L'Express, le Dauphiné Libéré, TopSanté, and Le Progrès. Professor Werle's research interests include Social Marketing, Exercise and Food Consumption, Consumer Self-Control, Regret, and Prevention Campaigns Efficacy. In addition to her academic background, Carolina worked as a market researcher both in Brazil and France.

Elias G. Carayannis, George Washington University in Washington PhD, Elias is Full Professor of Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, as well as co-Founder and co-Director of the Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Research Institute (GEFRI) and Director of Research on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, European Union Research Center, (EURC) at the School of Business of the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Elias‘ teaching and research activities focus on the areas of strategic Government-University-Industry R&D partnerships, technology road-mapping, technology transfer and commercialization, international science and technology policy, technological entrepreneurship and regional economic development. He has many publications in both academic and practitioner journals.

Michel Leberre, ESA, University of Grenoble PhD and HDR in Management, Professor and researcher in human resource management, Michel is honorary professor and very active in doctoral supervision in several academic institutions. Within the doctoral school of GEM he is in charge of publishing books with DBA students’ papers. His areas of expertise are in entrepreneurship, SMEs, wages and collective negotiation.

Jean-Paul Cassar, Visiting Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management PhD in Management, Formerly a full time professor and researcher in human resource management and organizational behavior, Jean-Paul is also a consultant in total quality management and services management. He is currently part-time professor in HR at GEM.

Leslie Klieb, Independent Higher Education Professional PhD in Engineering from Rijksuniversiteit, Groningen, 1982, formerly professor at Phoenix University, New Orleans Campus, Leslie is retired in his home country, in the Netherlands and is visiting professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management.

Peter Augsdorfer, Professor, Ingolstadt University, Germany PhD in Technology Management from the University of Sussex and HDR from the University of Grenoble, Peter’s core research interest is in technology management and evolutionary theory of innovation. His teaching specialties are in strategy, industrial policy, international management, technology and innovation, entrepreneurship.

GEM Participating faculty in charge of DBA/PhD supervision

Michel Albouy Ph.D. in Business Administration, majoring in Finance,1985, The University of Texas, Austin, USA. University professor, UPMF, Grenoble, France. Research interest: Financial decisions analysis, Merger and acquisitions, Financial negotiations, Real estate finance

Isabel-maria Bodas-Freitas PhD in Science and Technology Policy, 2005, University of Sussex, UK. Senior Research Fellow at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Research interests: processes of knowledge development and transfer adoption and diffusion of innovations, university-industry links, organizational and managerial innovations and innovation policy.

Michael Bourlakis PhD, University of Edinburgh, UK. Professor in Marketing. Head of Marketing & Supply Chain Management Group, University of Kent, UK. Research interests: Marketing Channels & Distribution. Retail Logistics & Food Supply Chain Management. Food Marketing. E-Marketing & E-Business Operations

Othman Cole Judge Business School, Cambridge University, UK. Research interest: using the analysis of company data, interviews, questionnaires and workshops with academics, industry and government representatives, to identify and categorize the key challenges facing national oil companies, including technology acquisition, human resource development, capital raising and investment, market access and sales, and climate change.

Pauline Fatien PhD, Management (HR/OB), 2008, HEC, Paris, France. Professor, University of Lyon Management School (IAE), France. Research interests: Human Resources, coaching

Pascale Hardy PhD in Social Sciences, 2000, Gregoriana University, Rome, Italy. Director of Online Studies DBA Program , University of Liverpool/Laureate, UK. Research interests: strategic analysis of ICT strategies and learning development, knowledge management, competences and organizational learning.

Per Jenster PhD in Strategic Management, 1985, University of Pittsburgh, USA. Chairman, Professor, Nordic International Management Institute (NIMI) in Xindu District, Chengdu, China. Research interests: Research, Higher Education, Management Training, Organizational Development.

Zafeira Kastrinaki PhD, 2007 University of Warwick, UK. Research Associate, Imperial College London, UK. Research interests: Industrial/Business Economics, Corporate Finance and Applied Econometrics with a special interest in mergers and acquisitions, merger timing, competition policy, contagious behavior, economics of technology innovation and diffusion, cycles and co-movements in the frequency domain, duration models.

Kenneth Kwong PhD in Marketing, 2006, City University of Hong Kong Lecturer, Dept. Of Management and Marketing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Research interests: consumer behaviour, distribution management, international marketing, market research.

Georges Labaki PhD in Law, 1984, Université de Paris, Sorbonne, France. Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science, Public Administration & Diplomacy, Notre Dame University, Lebanon

Frantz Maurer Doctorate in Business Administration,1998, University Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV, France. HDR in Business Administration, 2004, Université Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV, France. Associate Professeur, BEM Bordeaux Management School, France. Research interests : Risk Management

Virginie Monvoisin Doctorate in Economics, 2003, University of Bourgogne, Dijon, France. Professor. Research interests: Social Sciences and Economics , Macroeconomics , International Finance, Finance, Political Economy, International Economics , Economics and Development , Company Economics, Economics & Development , Economics.

Philippe Naccache Doctorate in Management, 2007, ESSEC, Paris, France. Professor, ESCEM, Paris, France. Research interests: organizational theory, strategy, leadership, epistemology.

Claus Noppeney Doctorate in Economics and Business Administration, 1998, University of St Gallen, Switzerland. Research and consulting, CNC Berlin. Research interests: change management, visual management competence, cultural industries, creative management.

William Sabadie Doctorate in Business Administration, 2001, University of Toulouse, France. HDR in Business Administration, 2006, University of Toulouse, France. Porfessor, ISEAG, University Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France. Research interests: marketing.

Joseph Santora EdD Adminstration, Policy and Urban Education, Fordham University, New York, USA. Dean ,School of Business and Management, Thomas Edison State College, New Jersey, USA. Visiting professor, ISM, Paris, France. Research interests: leadership, change management, succession planning.

Deniz Saral PhD in Business Administration, 1975, Majored in quantitative methods, accounting information systems and applied computer sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, USA. Chairman and Professor, Webster University, School of Business and Technology, Geneva Campus, Switzerland. Research interests: finance, accounting, entrepreneurship.

Cindy Schipani Juris Doctor , 1982, University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, USA Chair, Law, History and Communication and Professor of Business Law, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, USA. Research interests: corporate governance, law of business organizations, marketing.

Luigi Serio Professor, Deputy Director, Institutional department Director, Fondazione Istud, Stresa, Italy. Research interests: innovation, entrepreneurship.

Lois Shelton PhD in Business Economics Specialized in Industrial Organization and Business Policy, Harvard University, USA. Professor, Research interests: high technology firms, women-owned businesses and minority owned companies, work-family balance, the impact of research and development expenditures, and inter-organizational networks.

Stuart Wood Ph. D., Economics and Finance, 1980, New York University Graduate School of Business Administration. Associate Professor, Economics and Finance, Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business, Loyola University New Orleans, USA. Research interests: economics, finance, operations research, systems analysis, statistics.