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Pablo MARTIN DE HOLAN

Professor (Education Track)

Strategy and Business Policy

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Biography

Pablo Martin de Holan is the Dean of HEC Paris in Qatar where he also teaches Strategy and Entrepreneurship. Prior to this, he was the Vice-Dean (Founding) of Academic Affairs at the MBSC College of Business and Entrepreneurship in KAEC, Saudi Arabia, a 350MM US start up school created by EMAAR EKC, MISK, Lokeed Martin and Babson Global. He is also the co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Management Inquiry, a respected peer-reviewed Academic journal created over 25 years ago.

Previously he was the Dean of MBAs (EMLYON France) and he also managed the Global Entrepreneurship Program with Purdue and ZJU (China) and the DBA with Lingnan - Sun Yat Sen University, China, among others. Prior to that he acted as the Vice-President of International Executive Education for EMLYON. From 2006 to 2012 he was the Chairman of the Entrepreneurial Management Department of the IE Business School in charge of all Entrepreneurship professors and programs. 

His research explores the different dimensions of knowledge creation in organizations and the relation between them and sustainable competitive advantage, both in established organizations and in startups. His publications explore the problems that emerge when organizations try to implement their strategic decisions and change processes and the solutions that can be implemented. Before his PhD from McGill University, Pablo earned two Masters from the Sorbonne University in Paris.

Simultaneously to his academic career, he has worked as a consultant to several international organizations such as the World Bank (IFC), NGOs (CARE, Intermon - Oxfam) transnational corporations, state owned firms and several privately owned companies in Canada, France, Spain and Latin America. Since the beginning of his career, Pablo has taught in over 30 countries in three different languages (French, English and Spanish).

Scientific articles

Breaking the Wall: Emotions and Projective Agency Under Extreme Poverty

Business and Society, 2019, vol. 58, n° 5, pp 919-962,

Dialogue as Renounced Aggression: JMI and the Case of AOM’s President’s Response to EO13769

Journal of Management Inquiry, 2019, vol. 28, n° 3, pp 268-275,

Keeping up with the Joneses: Industry rivalry, commitment to frames and sensemaking failures

Human Relations, 2017, vol. 71, n° 3, pp 427-455,

Expanding Research on Corporate Corruption, Management, and Organizations

Journal of Management Inquiry, 2017, vol. 26, n° 3, pp 247-253,

The Process of Crafting Resistance

Journal of Management Inquiry, 2016, vol. 25, n° 1, pp 93-95,

Location advantage: Emergent and guided co-evolutions

Alliance Journal of Business Research, April 2014, vol. 67, n° 4, pp 508-515,

It’s All in Your Head: Why We Need Neuroentrepreneurship

Journal of Management Inquiry, 2013, vol. 23, n° 1, pp 93-97,

Ex-stories: The dangers of disgruntled former employees

MIT Sloan Management Review, 13 juin 2013, vol. 54, n° 4, pp 8-9,

Proceedings

Students at the National Border Interface: Providing Support in and out of the Classroom

Entrepreneurship Of Misery: Entrepreneurial Activity In Extreme Poverty

In Search of the “Entrepreneurial Mindset”:Insights from Neuroscience

Towards neuroentrepreneurship? Early evidence from a neuroscience study

Scientific articles

Breaking the Wall: Emotions and Projective Agency Under Extreme Poverty

Business and Society, 2019, vol. 58, n° 5, pp 919-962,

Dialogue as Renounced Aggression: JMI and the Case of AOM’s President’s Response to EO13769

Journal of Management Inquiry, 2019, vol. 28, n° 3, pp 268-275,

Expanding Research on Corporate Corruption, Management, and Organizations

Journal of Management Inquiry, 2017, vol. 26, n° 3, pp 247-253,

Keeping up with the Joneses: Industry rivalry, commitment to frames and sensemaking failures

Human Relations, 2017, vol. 71, n° 3, pp 427-455,

Proceedings

Students at the National Border Interface: Providing Support in and out of the Classroom

Entrepreneurship Of Misery: Entrepreneurial Activity In Extreme Poverty

In Search of the “Entrepreneurial Mindset”:Insights from Neuroscience

Towards neuroentrepreneurship? Early evidence from a neuroscience study

Education

  • Ph.D. in Strategic Management, McGill University - Canada
  • M.A. in Social Sciences, Université Paris IV Sorbonne - France
  • M.A. in Sociology, Université Paris IV Sorbonne - France

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2019- Dean, HEC Paris in Qatar HEC Paris
  • 2019- Professor (Education Track), Strategy and Business Policy HEC Paris

External Academic Responsabilities

  • 2016-2019 Dean of Academic Affairs (founding) MBS College of Business and Entrepreneurship
  • 2014-2016 Dean of MBAs EMLYON Business School
  • 2013-2014 Vice President, International Executive Education EMLYON Business School
  • 2012-2014 Visiting Professor Krannert School of Management, Purdue University
  • 1998-2014 Professor in Strategy INCAE Business School
  • 2005-2012 Adjunct Professor MIT (Massachussetts Institute of Technology) ZLC Program
  • 2003-2012 Professor of Entrepreneurial Management & Strategy IE Business School
  • 2006-2011 Chairman, Entrepreneurial Management Area IE Business School