Contributors to newPIC activities

PSB faculty members

Here is a list of fellow colleagues at PSB who contribute to newPIC projects.

Nicolas AubouinEkaterina BessonIgnasi CapdevilaSylvaine CastellanoKarim ErrajaaOlivier LamotteAlexandra Le ChaffotecJean-Paul Susini

Nicolas Aubouin

Dr Nicolas AUBOUIN

Assoc. Professor

Dr in management
(Mines ParisTech & Univ. Paris Ouest Nanterre, 2009)

Nicolas Aubouin research interests focus on the management of arts and culture, humane resources management, and corporate social responsibility. His research develops more specifically on the dynamics of professions, on the elaboration of managerial tools, and on the insitutionalization process prevailing for emerging working spaces. Nicolas closely collaborates with public and private institutions for his research, primarily in relation in the domains of arts and culture. Nicolas also collaborates with Mines ParisTech's CGS research center (Centre de Gestion Scientifique), and contributes to action research projects commissioned by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, and Universcience, a public agency affiliated with the Paris-based Cité des Sciences, with Palais de la Découverte, and with Ecole de la Médiation.

Nicolas is the author of 6 articles published in academic journals; he also authored articles published in professional journals, and in edited books.

Research topics:
-- insitutionalization of new practices and emerging spaces
-- dynamics of professions and competences
-- integration processes for the diffusion of creativity



   ORCID ID = 0000-000x-xxxx-xxxx

   naubouin (at)


Ekaterina Besson

Ekaterina BESSON, PhD

Assoc. Professor

PhD in management, University of Birmingham Business School
MSc Internatinoal Business, University of Birmingham Business School
BSc Banking and Finance, London School of Economics
BSc Economics, Moscow State Universtity, Higher School of Economics

Ekaterina Besson teaches Principles of Management, Corporate Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility at Paris School of Business. Her research interests are in innovation management, new technology development and buyer-seller collaboration. Ekaterina's publications are within the domain of innovation management. Currently Ekaterina is conducting research in the area of NPD practices and producer-end-user collaboration in the innovation process.

Research topics:
-- innovation management
-- new technology development
-- buyer-seller collaboration



   ORCID ID = 0000-0002-5531-5275

   ebesson (at)


Ignasi Capdevila


Assoc. Professor

PhD in management
(HEC Montréal, 2014)

Ignasi Capdevila's research interests include localized knowledge creation and transfer, knowledge communities, creativity and innovation management in organizations and cities. Ignasi is currently working on the knowledge dynamics in spaces of collaborative innovation and on the inter-organizational innovation processes localized in the metropolitan regions. His research interests also include value creation and capture in commons-based peer production communities, open businesses and open strategy.

Research topics:
-- knowledge creation and transfer
-- knowledge communities
-- creativity and innovation management



   ORCID ID = 0000-0003-2714-8059

   ignasi (at)


   @ignasicapdevila (inactive)

Sylvaine Castellano


Assoc. Professor

Dr in management
(Univ. Luxembourg, 2010)

MSc. in management
(Univ. of Central Florida, 2004)

Sylvaine Castellano's research interests include TBD.

Research topics:
-- strategic management
-- institutions and managerial practices
-- wine industry




   sylvaine (at)


   @ (to be defined)

Karim Errajaa


Assoc. Professor


Karim Errajaa specializes in experiential marketing, on the collaboration between firms and consumers under the perspective of products co-creation or adjustment, innovation studies and creativity.

Karim is the author of 10 articles published in journals, edited books, and monographs, of 20+ communications to academic conferences, and 3 pedagogic case studies (CCMP).

Research topics:
-- experential marketing
-- quantitative analysis



   ORCID ID = 0000-000x-xxxx-xxxx

   karim (at)



Dr Olivier LAMOTTE

Assoc. Professor

Dr in economics,
(University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, 2005)

Olivier Lamotte specializes in international economics and international business at the PSB, where he also heads the research group focusing on "Economic and financial performance". His research develops about the internationalization of industry and services, and on innovation. Olivier is the author of 15+ articles published in French and international (peer-reviewed) academic journals. He also authored reports for public and private institutions (World Bank, French governmental office Centre d'Analyse Strategie, ANRT, OSEO, etc).

Research topics:
-- international business
-- international economics
-- emerging countries



   ORCID ID = 0000-000x-xxxx-xxxx

   olamotte (at)

Alexandra Le Chaffotec


Assoc. Professor

Dr in economics

Alexandra Le Chaffotec's research mainly focuses on issues of organization, and tackles in particular specific organizational forms tagged as "hybrids". She works on topics such as organizational innovation, trade-off between governance modes, organizational performance and, création and knowledge transfer within networks. She mainly applies those questions to cases of the health sector. She has carried out empirical surveys on the organisation of care production within networks of physicians and authored reports for patients associations and healthcare authorities. Her portfolio of research interests is diversified and Alexandra also publishes about organizational efficiency issues in oil production.

Research topics:
-- trade-offs between organization modes
-- organizations' internal properties and governance modes
-- networks
-- knowledge transfers



   ORCID ID = 0000-000x-xxxx-xxxx

   alechaffotec (at)


Jean-Paul Susini

Jean-Paul SUSINI, PhD

Assoc. Professor

PhD in management (Hokkaido Univ, Japan);
Master of Arts in International Marketing Management (Otaru Univ., Japan)

Jean-Paul Susini lectures about Supply chain and Purchasing management at ESG MS. His research develops in purchasing strategy and process, innovation management, social media and knowledge diffusion.
Jean-Paul fluently works in French (mother tongue), English, and Japanese.

Research topics:
-- purchasing strategy and process
-- innovation studies
-- knowledge diffusion



   ORCID ID = 0000-000x-xxxx-xxxx

   jps (at)