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Michel LANDER

Associate Professor

Management & Human Resources

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Biography

Michel Lander received his Ph.D. from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2012 (Cum Laude) for his dissertation, Profits or Professionalism: On Designing Professional Service Firms. He holds a MSc in Business Administration, a MSc in International Business Administration and a MPhil from the same university.

His research interests include organizational theory, the influence of organizational design on objective functions, Professional Service Firms and trust in M&As. He has recently published in the Academy of Management Journal,  Journal of Management Studies, Accounting Organizations and Society, Social Science Journal, Organization Studies and Journal of Professions and Organization.

He is currently the academic director of CEMS HEC and teaches in the M1 and M2

Scientific articles

Who’s Watching? Accountability in Different Audit Regimes and the Effects on Auditors’ Professional Skepticism

Journal of Business Ethics, May 2019, vol. 156, pp 563–575, (in coll. with F. HOOS, J. L. PRUIJSSERS)

Better together: using meta-analysis to explore complementarities between ecological and institutional theories of organization

Organization Studies, November 2017, vol. 38, n° 11, pp 1573-1601, (in coll. with P. P. M. A. R. HEUGENS)

Drift or alignment? A configurational analysis of law firms' ability to combine profitability with professionalism

Journal of Professions and Organization, July 2017, vol. 4, n° 2, pp 123-148, (in coll. with P. P . M. A. R. HEUGENS, J. H. VAN OOSTERHOUT)

Towards an Integrated Framework of Professional Partnership Performance: the Role of Formal Governance and Strategic Planning

Human Relations, November 2017, vol. 70, n° 11, pp 1388-1414, (in coll. with P. P. M. A. R. HEUGENS, J. VAN OOSTERHOUT)

What determines crime rates? An empirical test of integrated economic and sociological theories of criminal behavior

The Social Science Journal, June 2016, vol. 53, n° 2, pp 247-262, (in coll. with P. ENGELEN, M. VAN ESSEN)

Boarding the Aircraft: Trust Development Amongst Negotiators of a Complex Merger

Journal of Management Studies, January 2013, vol. 50, n° 1, pp 1-30, (in coll. with L. Kooning)

Committed to Professionalism: Organizational responses of Mid-tier Accounting firms to conflicting institutional logics

Accounting, Organizations and Society, February 2013, vol. 38, n° 2, pp 130-148, (in coll. with B. A. S. Koene, S. Linssen)

Structure! Agency! (And other Quarrels): Meta-Analyzing Institutional Theories of Organization

Academy of Management Journal, February 2009, vol. 52, n° 1, pp 61-85, (in coll. with P. P. M. A. R. Heugens)

Career Stage Dependent Effects of Law Firm Governance: A Multilevel Study of Professional-Client Misconduct

Human Relations, Forthcoming, (in coll. with J. VAN OOSTERHOUT, P. HEUGENS, J.L. PRUIJSSERS)

Chapters edited in books

Bearers of (Good) News: The Impact of Business News Reports on Acquirer Short-Term Performance

Advances In Mergers And Acquisitions, Sydney Finkelstein, Cary L. Cooper, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 17, 95-117

Working papers

Agency relationships and misconduct in professional service firms: A multilevel study

Mimeo , 2010

Dual paths to professional service firm performance

Mimeo , 2010

Scientific articles

Who’s Watching? Accountability in Different Audit Regimes and the Effects on Auditors’ Professional Skepticism

Journal of Business Ethics, May 2019, vol. 156, pp 563–575, (in coll. with F. HOOS, J. L. PRUIJSSERS)

Better together: using meta-analysis to explore complementarities between ecological and institutional theories of organization

Organization Studies, November 2017, vol. 38, n° 11, pp 1573-1601, (in coll. with P. P. M. A. R. HEUGENS)

Drift or alignment? A configurational analysis of law firms' ability to combine profitability with professionalism

Journal of Professions and Organization, July 2017, vol. 4, n° 2, pp 123-148, (in coll. with P. P . M. A. R. HEUGENS, J. H. VAN OOSTERHOUT)

Towards an Integrated Framework of Professional Partnership Performance: the Role of Formal Governance and Strategic Planning

Human Relations, November 2017, vol. 70, n° 11, pp 1388-1414, (in coll. with P. P. M. A. R. HEUGENS, J. VAN OOSTERHOUT)

Chapters edited in books

Bearers of (Good) News: The Impact of Business News Reports on Acquirer Short-Term Performance

Advances In Mergers And Acquisitions, Sydney Finkelstein, Cary L. Cooper, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 17, 95-117

Working papers

Agency relationships and misconduct in professional service firms: A multilevel study

Mimeo , 2010

Dual paths to professional service firm performance

Mimeo , 2010

Education

  • Ph.D. in Management, Erasmus University - The Netherlands
  • Master of Philosophy in Business Research, Erasmus University - The Netherlands
  • M.Sc. in Business Administration, Erasmus University - The Netherlands
  • M.Sc. in International Business Administration, Erasmus University - The Netherlands
  • B.A. in International Business Administration, Erasmus University - The Netherlands
  • VWO diploma, Grotius College - The Netherlands

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2016- Associate Professor, Management and Human Resources HEC Paris
  • 2011-2016 Assistant Professor HEC Paris
  • 2015- CEMS MiM Academic Director HEC Paris
  • 2011- Member of GREGHEC (CNRS) HEC Paris

External Academic Responsabilities

  • 2005-2007 Research Assistant Erasmus University
  • 2004-2004 Student-assistant at Center for History of Management and Economics, Rotterdam Erasmus University

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Member, Academy of Management (OMT RM sections)
  • Member, European Group on Organization Studies

Editorial activities

  • Ad hoc Reviewer, Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Academy of Management Review, European Management Review, Human relations, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Organizational Change, Journal of World Business, Strategic Management Journal

  • Awards & honors

    • 2013 Prix Article Professeur de la Fondation HEC pour l'article Boarding the Aircraft: Trust Development Amongst Negotiators of a Complex Merger Journal of Management Studies, janvier 2013, vol. 50, n 1
    • 2009 Awarded AXA research fund scholarship