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Elie MATTA

Associate Professor

Management & Human Resources

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Biography

Elie is an Associate Professor of Management. He completed a PhD in Management at the Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario, Canada.

He teaches in the MSc, MBA, PhD, and Executive Programs. He has served as the Academic Coordinator of the Managerial Competencies in the HEC MSc Programs (2010-2015), the Program Director of the HEC-Oxford Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change (2013-2015), Chair of the Department of Management and Human Resources (2015) and Director of the Executive MSc in General Management (since 2017). He also served as Associate Dean in charge of the PhD Program at HEC Paris and as Deputy Director of the Social Sciences and Humanities Doctoral School of University of Paris-Saclay (2016 and 2017).

His research focuses on CEOs, risk, and global strategy. His work has appeared in the leading academic journals Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal. He regularly presents his research in international academic conferences and industry events. He serves as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous academic journals and research grant foundations and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Academy of Management Journal since 2011.

He has received various research awards including the J. Armand Bombardier PhD Fellowship in Global Management, the University of Western Ontario Plan for Excellence Award, and the Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence Award. He is listed since 2010 in the Who’s Who in the World (management academia). He was awarded in 2010 and in 2012 the Commission of European Management Schools' Course of the Year Award for his course "Managing Global Complexity." He received in 2015 the Academy of Management Journal Best Reviewer Award. 

Scientific articles

The accentuated CEO career horizon problem: evidence from international acquisitions

Strategic Management Journal, July 2008, vol. 29, n° 7, pp 683-700, (in coll. with P. Beamish)

Too Risky to Hold? The Effect of Downside Risk, Accumulated Equity Wealth, and Firm Performance on CEO Equity Reduction

Organization Science, July-August 2008, vol. 19, n° 4, pp 567-580, (in coll. with J. McGuire)

CEO stock options: The silent dimension of ownership

Academy of Management Journal, April 2003, vol. 46, n° 2, pp 255-265, (in coll. with J. McGuire)

Books

Strategie et Gestion Internationale : Un recueil de cas

Pearson Custom Publishing

Proceedings

On hubris, synergy, and discipline: Revisiting executive turnover following takeovers - Best Paper Award (Strategy Division)

Strategy Division Proceedings of the Administrative Science Association of Canada 2002 , 2002 , Winnipeg, Manitoba (W. Rowe)

Toward a social exchange perspective on power in top management teams

Strategy Division Proceedings of the Administrative Science Association of Canada 2001 , 2001 , London, Ontario

Scientific articles

The accentuated CEO career horizon problem: evidence from international acquisitions

Strategic Management Journal, July 2008, vol. 29, n° 7, pp 683-700, (in coll. with P. Beamish)

Too Risky to Hold? The Effect of Downside Risk, Accumulated Equity Wealth, and Firm Performance on CEO Equity Reduction

Organization Science, July-August 2008, vol. 19, n° 4, pp 567-580, (in coll. with J. McGuire)

CEO stock options: The silent dimension of ownership

Academy of Management Journal, April 2003, vol. 46, n° 2, pp 255-265, (in coll. with J. McGuire)

Books

Strategie et Gestion Internationale : Un recueil de cas

Pearson Custom Publishing

Proceedings

On hubris, synergy, and discipline: Revisiting executive turnover following takeovers - Best Paper Award (Strategy Division)

Strategy Division Proceedings of the Administrative Science Association of Canada 2002 , 2002 , Winnipeg, Manitoba (W. Rowe)

Toward a social exchange perspective on power in top management teams

Strategy Division Proceedings of the Administrative Science Association of Canada 2001 , 2001 , London, Ontario

Education

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, Strategy and Management, University of Western Ontario - Canada
  • Master of Arts In Economics, American University of Beirut - Lebanon
  • B.A. in Economics (Graduation with distinction), American University of Beirut - Lebanon

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2018-2019 Department Head, Management and Human Resources HEC Paris
  • 2017-2019 Academic Director, Executive MSc in General Management HEC Paris
  • 2016-2017 Associate Dean, Director of the HEC Ph.D. Program HEC Paris
  • 2015-2015 Department Head, Management and Human Resources HEC Paris
  • 2014-2015 Academic Director, HEC-Oxford Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change HEC Paris
  • 2009- Associate Professor, Management and Human Resources HEC Paris
  • 2004-2009 Assistant Professor HEC Paris

External Academic Responsabilities

  • 2003-2004 Lecturer, Strategic Analysis and Action, the core Strategy course of the Honours in Business Administration program Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Member, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • Member of the Strategic Management Society
  • Member of the Academy of Management

Editorial activities

  • Reviewer: Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, California Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Managerial and Decision Economics, Journal of Business Research, Canadian Journal of Administrative Studies, European Management Review, Management International, Academy of Management Meetings, Association of Japanese Business Studies
  • 2015- Reviewer, Standard Research Grants
  • January 2010-July 2019 Member, Editorial Board, Academy of Management Journal
  • 2007- Member of the 2007 Best Paper Award Selection Committee for the Strategy Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada
  • 2003-2008 Reviewer, Standard Research Grants, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • 2002- Reviewer: Academy of Management Meetings, 2002 - present (MOC, BPS, OMT, IM) Divisions

  • Conference organisation

  • Panelist, Session Chair, Session Discussant ASAC-IFSAM 2000, ASAC, 2001, 2002 and 2003
  • Awards & honors

    • 2015 Best Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Journal
    • 2012 CEMS Best course of the year Award
    • 2010 CEMS Best course of the year Award: Managing Global Complexity
    • 2009 Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence, "The Accentuated CEO Career Horizon Problem: Evidence from International Acquisitions", Strategic Management Journal, vol. 29, n 7, selected as one of the 50 best articles published in 2008 in management
    • 2003 J. Armand Bombardier Ph.D. Fellowship in Global Management
    • 2002 Best Paper Award for the Strategy Division of ASAC 2002