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Joëlle EVANS

Assistant Professor

Management & Human Resources

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Biography

Joëlle Evans received her Ph.D. in 2012 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management. She has an M.A. in Organizational Analysis and Behavior from Lancaster University and a Master in Management from ESCP.

She uses ethnographic and qualitative research methods to study how organizational members negotiate among competing moral orders and how these ongoing negotiations shape work and innovation practices. She has studied the moral controversy over stem cell research in the United States as well as the implementation of regulatory safety in research laboratories. Her work was funded in part by the MIT Presidential Award Fellowship and the Martin Family Society Fellowship for Sustainability.

He research interests include social issues related to technology, bioethics, the structuring of work in socially contested areas, regulation in practice and methods of qualitative research.

At HEC, she teaches courses on ethics and risk at the Grande Ecole (Master) and the PhD seminar on Organizational Theory.

Chapters edited in books

Accounting for Accounts: Crafting Ethnographic Validity through Team Ethnography

Handbook Of Qualitative Organizational Research Innovative Pathways And Methods, K. D. Elsbach, R. M. Kramer (eds), Routledge, New York, 143-155

Proceedings

Resisting or Governing Risk? Professional Struggles and the Regulation Of Safe Science

2014 AOM Meeting , 2014

Moral Frictions: Ethics, Legitimacy and Creativity in Stem Cell Science

Chapters edited in books

Accounting for Accounts: Crafting Ethnographic Validity through Team Ethnography

Handbook Of Qualitative Organizational Research Innovative Pathways And Methods, K. D. Elsbach, R. M. Kramer (eds), Routledge, New York, 143-155

Proceedings

Resisting or Governing Risk? Professional Struggles and the Regulation Of Safe Science

2014 AOM Meeting , 2014

Moral Frictions: Ethics, Legitimacy and Creativity in Stem Cell Science

Education

  • Ph.D. in Management, MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management - USA
  • Diplome Grande Ecole, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris - ESCP - France
  • Master of Arts in "Organisational Analysis and Behaviour", Lancaster University - United Kingdom

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2012- Assistant Professor HEC Paris

External Academic Responsabilities

  • 2008-2010 Research Methods MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Member, Academy of Management
  • Member, European Group for Organization Studies
  • Member, American Sociological Association
  • Member of the Harvard Business School's Qualitative Inductive Ethnographic Talking (QUIET) group

Editorial activities

  • Reviewer, Academy of Management (OMT division)

  • Conference organisation

  • Co-organizer of the 'OSG Seminar Series', MIT Sloan's Organization Studies Group weekly colloquium
  • Co-organizer (with M. Anteby and H. Lifshitz) Being There/Being Them: Producing Ethnographies, Academy of Management
  • Awards & honors

    • 1999 ESCP award for best thesis Management and Power in Organizations: a Comparative Study of Two Companies