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Valerie GAUTHIER

Associate Professor

Languages & Cultures

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Biography

Valérie Gauthier was educated in France and the United States, with a BS in Psychology (University Paris V), Masters in Modern Literature (University of Paris III) and English (University of Oklahoma), a PhD in Comparative Literature (Sorbonne) and Stanford’s Graduate Business School’s Executive Program (EPSO). Drawing from her expertise in linguistics and poetic translation as well as leadership and cross-cultural relationships, she has built relational communication and leadership development programs in schools and in companies under the concept of savoir-relier¿ or the capacity and will to build sensible, sustainable and trustworthy relationships within complex systems and across boundaries, hence encouraging and valuing differences to engage in positive and mindful innovation.
 
Dr. Gauthier was Dean of the HEC MBA Program from 2002 to 2010 where she redesigned the MBA curriculum and restructured the program with a view towards future societal and educational shifts. Under her two mandates, the program underwent a fundamental transformation that has placed the HEC MBA among the top MBA programs worldwide (FT MBA ranking – 18th in 2011 vs 67th in 2002. She has taught relational leadership and business communication courses at NYU Stern and MIT Sloan as Visiting Professor since 2011. She holds the new HEC-Pernod Ricard Leadership Chair since October 2013 and will launch a new “Leadership certificate” Program for HEC Paris in April 2014.
 
Elected best HEC Professor of the year, she received in 2001 the HEC Vernimmen award. In 2010 she was decorated as Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honor and that same year was selected as Visionary by Fortune “Global Visionaries Forum” 
She was Professional Athlete (won Gold Medal in French Ski Open Master 2 category in 2004 and 4th place in US NAIA Tennis Championship in 1983). Her passions include poetry, painting, education and technology.
 
Her research includes the following publications: “Leading with Sense: The Intuitive Power of savoir-relier”, book published by Stanford University Press and Eyrolles under the Title: Le Savoir-Relier. Le Savoir-Relier, chapter in Les Sept Clés du Leadership, Edition L’Archipel, 2010. "Repenser l’éducation des futurs leaders" in La Tribune, September 2009; "Pour un apprentissage du leadership" in Les Echos, May 2008; “Intuitive intelligence and leadership” in L’art du management, 2008; "Le leadership, une construction de soi" in La Tribune, April 2007; "La lente mais irrésistible montée des femmes" in Les Echos, October 2005; "Le "savoir-relier" et son importance dans la formation au management" in Les Echos, September 2004, “savoir-relier” (with JP Larçon et J. Lendrevie) in L’Ecole des managers de demain, 1994, in Economica.
 

Scientific articles

Competing Through Categorization: Product- and Audience-Centric Strategies in an Evolving Categorical Structure

Organization Studies, Forthcoming,

Oral Presentations on a Business Topic in English

Babylonia, 1997, n° 2, pp 52-59

Teaching Academic Writing in a French Business School

International Journal for Teachers of English Writing Skills, Robbie Dean Press, Ann Arbor, January 1996,

Books

Le savoir-relier : vers un leadership intuitif et relationnel

Eyrolles

Leading With Sense: The Intuitive Power of Savoir-Relier

Stanford University Press

Chapters edited in books

Le Savoir-Relier

Les Sept Clés Du Leadership, Editions l'Archipel

Repenser l'éducation des futurs leaders

Réinventer L'Entreprise - Repères Pour Une Crise Qui Va Durer, B. Ramanantsoa, J.M. Le Roux (eds), Pearson - Collection Village Mondial

Intelligence intuitive et leadership innovant

L'Art Du Management - Leadership, Performance, Développement Durable, B. Ramanantsoa (Ed.), Pearson Education France

Pour un apprentissage du leadership

L'Art Du Management - Leadership, Performance, Développement Durable, B. Ramanantsoa (Ed.), Pearson Education France

Le "savoir relier" et son importance dans la formation au management

L'Art Du Management 3, HEC Paris, Dunod, Paris, 295-299

Les vrais enjeux de la formation supérieure au management en Europe

L'Art Du Management 3, HEC Paris, Dunod, Paris, 5-10

Démarche pour la traduction poétique

En Bon Termes, La Maison du Dictionnaire

Le savoir relier

L'École Des Managers De Demain, ouvrage collectif des professeurs du Groupe HEC, Economica

Le savoir relier,

L'Ecole Des Managers De Demain, ouvrage collectif des professeurs du Groupe HEC, Economica

Multiculturalisme et management

L'Ecole De Managers De Demain, ouvrage collectif des professeurs du Groupe HEC, Economica

Proceedings

Meaning of Work and Organizational Citizenship Behavior for IT Employees: The Mediating Role of Affective Commitment

38th International Conference on Information Systems: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation, 10 -13 December 2017 , 2017 , Seoul , Code 133354 (S. CHANDRA, D. JOSEPH)

Watch Out-It’s My Private Space! Examining the Influence of Technology Driven Intrusions on Employee Performance

Proceedings of the 50th HICSS , 2017 , Honolulu (Anuragini SHIRISH, Shalini CHANDRA)

Teaching Project Management in a Multi-Cultural Environment. Role of Telecommunication and Computer Supported Cooperative Tools

Proceedings of International Conference "Telecommunications for Education and Training, Charles University , 2001 , Prague (V. Rajkovic, M. KLEIN)

Démarche pour la traduction poétique

Actes du Colloque International sur la Traduction, Université de Rennes 2, En Bon Termes, La Maison du Dictionnaire , 1997

Shaping of Innovative IS Projects through Change Requests: Scoping Factors and Project Outcomes

HICSS-49 Conference , 2016 , Hawaï (S. C. SRIVASTAVA)

Access to Finance and Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Working papers

Language needs in business, a survey of European multinational companies

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2001

Créer une gamme de didacticiels d'anglais destinés aux adultes : synthèse des résultats d'une étude exploratoire

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1996

Scientific articles

Competing Through Categorization: Product- and Audience-Centric Strategies in an Evolving Categorical Structure

Organization Studies, Forthcoming,

Oral Presentations on a Business Topic in English

Babylonia, 1997, n° 2, pp 52-59

Teaching Academic Writing in a French Business School

International Journal for Teachers of English Writing Skills, Robbie Dean Press, Ann Arbor, January 1996,

Books

Le savoir-relier : vers un leadership intuitif et relationnel

Eyrolles

Leading With Sense: The Intuitive Power of Savoir-Relier

Stanford University Press

Chapters edited in books

Le Savoir-Relier

Les Sept Clés Du Leadership, Editions l'Archipel

Repenser l'éducation des futurs leaders

Réinventer L'Entreprise - Repères Pour Une Crise Qui Va Durer, B. Ramanantsoa, J.M. Le Roux (eds), Pearson - Collection Village Mondial

Intelligence intuitive et leadership innovant

L'Art Du Management - Leadership, Performance, Développement Durable, B. Ramanantsoa (Ed.), Pearson Education France

Pour un apprentissage du leadership

L'Art Du Management - Leadership, Performance, Développement Durable, B. Ramanantsoa (Ed.), Pearson Education France

Proceedings

Meaning of Work and Organizational Citizenship Behavior for IT Employees: The Mediating Role of Affective Commitment

38th International Conference on Information Systems: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation, 10 -13 December 2017 , 2017 , Seoul , Code 133354 (S. CHANDRA, D. JOSEPH)

Watch Out-It’s My Private Space! Examining the Influence of Technology Driven Intrusions on Employee Performance

Proceedings of the 50th HICSS , 2017 , Honolulu (Anuragini SHIRISH, Shalini CHANDRA)

Teaching Project Management in a Multi-Cultural Environment. Role of Telecommunication and Computer Supported Cooperative Tools

Proceedings of International Conference "Telecommunications for Education and Training, Charles University , 2001 , Prague (V. Rajkovic, M. KLEIN)

Démarche pour la traduction poétique

Actes du Colloque International sur la Traduction, Université de Rennes 2, En Bon Termes, La Maison du Dictionnaire , 1997

Shaping of Innovative IS Projects through Change Requests: Scoping Factors and Project Outcomes

HICSS-49 Conference , 2016 , Hawaï (S. C. SRIVASTAVA)

Access to Finance and Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Working papers

Language needs in business, a survey of European multinational companies

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 2001

Créer une gamme de didacticiels d'anglais destinés aux adultes : synthèse des résultats d'une étude exploratoire

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1996

Education

  • EPSO (Executive Education Program in Strategy and Organization) , Stanford Graduate Business School - USA
  • Doctorat Es Lettres (Ph.D. in Comparative Literature) , Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle - France
  • Bi-admissible a l'agregation d'anglais , __ - France
  • CAPES , __ - France
  • DEA de Litterature comparee , Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle - France
  • Master of Arts d'anglais , Université d'Oklahoma - USA
  • Maitrise de Lettres Modernes (Master of Arts) , Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle - France
  • Licence de Psychologie , Université Paris Descartes - France

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2005- Associate Professor
  • 2002-2010 Associate Dean for the HEC MBA
  • 1996-2000 HEC Pedagogical Committee

External Academic Responsabilities

  • 1989-1993 Professeur certifié d'anglais Lycée J. Ferry à Versailles et Lycée C. Claudel à Palaiseau

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • AMBA Board
  • GBSN, Global Business School Network, Advisory Board
  • MBA Roundtable Board
  • GMAC Board
  • EPWN (European Professional Women's Network)
  • Forte Fourndation
  • TRACT, "Centre de recherche en traduction et communication transculturelle anglais-francais / francais-anglais"
  • IFG Languages, Community of European Management Schools (CEMS)

Awards & honors

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • 2015 Silver Medal (Business/Career/Sales Category)
  • 2001 BNP Paribas Pierre Vernimmen Teaching Award
  • 1987 Best English Teaching Assistant of the Year, Oklahoma University, English Department