Marie Laure Djelic
PhD Harvard University - Doctor Honoris Causa Stockholm University

I am Professor at ESSEC Business School in the Management Department and Head of the ESSEC Research Center on Capitalism, Globalization and Governance. Starting November 2012, I am also Associate Dean of the ESSEC PhD program. Between 2003 and 2007, I was Dean of the Faculty at ESSEC Business School. In 2002-2003, I was in Sweden, holding the Kerstin Hesselgren Professorship at Uppsala University. I have ever since been a Visiting Professor at Uppsala University. I have held other visting professor appointments at Stanford University, in the Swedish Center for Organizational Research (Score - Stockholm University) and at the University of Luzern in Switzerland. My research interests include:

  • The historical transformation of capitalism and national business systems
  • The role of professions and social networks in the transnational diffusion of rules and practices
  • Globalization and Americanization
  • The dynamics of Transnational Regulation and Governance
  • Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • The Ethical Foundations of contemporary capitalism
  • Economic Sociology, the Sociology of Markets, Institutional Theory 
My first book (derived from my dissertation) - Exporting the American Model (Oxford University Press 1998) - obtained the 2000 Max Weber Award for the Best Book in Organizational Sociology from the American Sociological Association. I have edited, together with Sigrid Quack, Globalization and Institutions (Edward Elgar 2003), together with Kerstin Sahlin-Andersson, Transnational Governance (Cambridge University Press 2006), together with Radu Vranceanu, Moral Foundations of Management Knowledge (Edward Elgar 2007) and together with Sigrid Quack, Transnational Communities: Shaping Global Governance (Cambridge University Press 2010).

Courses taught at ESSEC:
  • Capitalism and Globalization (Master Level)
  • Corporate Capitalism - Governance in Perspective (Master Level) 
  • Leadership (Master and MBA Level) 
  • Corporate Governance (Master Level and Executive) 
  • Organizational Behaviour (Master Level)
  • Organizational Theory (Master Research Level)
  • Classics of Social Science (PhD Level)
  • Epistemology (PhD Level)
  • Qualitative Methodology (PhD Level)
  • Frontiers of Institutional Theory (PhD Level)
  • Business History and Ethics (PhD Level)
  • Globalization and Transnational Governance (PhD Level)
 Invited professor for the courses:
  • Classics of the Social Science (PhD Level), Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Institutional Theory - Foundations and Frontiers (Master Level), Luzern University, Switzerland

Calls for Papers and Conferences

Competition Regulation in Africa - The Interplay of Multiple Transnational Communities

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  • Finalist for the Category Management/OB/HR of the Syntec Prix Académique de la Recherche en Management (7th Edition, 2015): Djelic, Marie Laure and Joel Bothello (2013)."Limited Liability and its Moral Hazard Implications: The Systemic Inscription of Instabilityin Contemporary Capitalism". Theory & Society, 42(6).
  • Finalist for the Best Paper Award, EGOS Conference 2014: Djelic, Marie Laure and Reza Mousavi (2014). "Understanding the Structural Architecture of Performative Ideologies—The Case of Atlas and Neoliberalism". Paper presented in Subtheme 43
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Conferences - Videos

Transnational Communities and Competition in Africa

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