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JACOB Marie-Rachel

Marie-Rachel JACOB

Assistant Professor in Strategic & Human Resource Management

Coordinator - Faculty Group Human Relations and Regulations

Marie-Rachel teaches strategic management & HRM. She carries out her research at oce research center. She is interested in the collaboration between regular employees and external workers (temporary workers, students and contractors) in the workplace. Her current projects study the managers of composite teams, the social dialogue after the reform of French Labour Law and the workers' experience in the transformation of work and employment.


2012 : PhD (Doctorat) in Management Science, Université Paris Nanterre - Ecole des Mines ParisTech,  France

Dissertation title: The action of individuals in the firm:  bridging the gap between work and organization; a study of the collaboration between regular employees and external workers in a large-scale French company.

Highest honors – Finalist of the Best Dissertation Award in Social Science given by the French Journal Le Monde

2009 : Master in Organization Science, Ecole des Mines ParisTech and Université Paris Nanterre, France

2008 : Master in Business, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France


Since 2018: Coordinator - Faculty Group Human Relations and Regulations, emlyon business school, France

Since 2013 : Assistant Professor in Human Resources Management, emlyon business school, France

2013 : Lecturer in Strategy, Université Paris Nanterre, France

2012 : Guest researcher at Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE), Stockholm University – Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

2009-2012 : PhD Student with an industrial agreement of the French Ministry of Research and Higher Education called Convention Industrielle de Formation par la Recherche (CIFRE), Université Paris Nanterre – GDF SUEZ, France


AoM - Academy of Management

EGOS - European Group for Organization Studies

AIMS - Association Internationale de Management Stratégique

Courses taughtTop

  • emlyon MSc in Management :
    • Strategic Management
    • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • emlyon specialised Masters : Introduction to Human Resource Management (IPIL Program)
  • emlyon executive education
    • Introduction to Strategy (Programme Général de Management)
    • Strategy (Certificat Diriger Une Activité)

Research InterestTop

  1. Workers' experiences in the transformation of work and employment
  2. Managers of composite teams
  3. Social Dialogue after the reform of the French Labour Law.

Communications & SeminarsTop

Jacob M-R, George E. (2018) “Blending of workers and blurring of organizational boundaries in the workplace: Organizing work through bonding and bridging practices?" European Group for Organization Studies, Tallinn, 4th-7th July.

Rockmann K., George E., Jacob M-R (2018) “The Drive to Drive: Understanding Gig Work by understanding Gig Workers” Academy of Management Conference on Big Data, Guildford,18th-20th April

Jacob M-R, Sanson D. (2018) « Dialogue social et PME : les compétences requises des dirigeants » Journée d’étude Centre oce, Ecully, 14th June

Zhu J., George E., Jacob M-R (2017) “Bring Time Back Into Worker’s Preference: A Longitudinal Study of Standard and Nonstandard Work” HR Division, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Atlanta, 4th-8th August.

Jacob M-R (2017) “Dealing with insiders and outsiders in workplace transformation. How managers enact labour relations in the blended workforce” European Group for Organization Studies, Copenhagen, 5th-8th July.

Jacob M-R (2016) "Track or Trap? Flexible career for less educated" VU Amsterdam, 14th-15th April & LEM Seminar, Lille, 19th May.

Jacob M-R (2015) "Diversity and Precarity in the Workplace: How External Workers challenge Labor Market Inequalities", Academy of Management Annual Conference, Vancouver, 5th-9th August.

Jacob M-R (2015) "Diversity and Precarity: How location matters for both individuals and organizations", Association Internationale de Management Stratégique, Paris, 3-5 juin.

Jacob M-R (2014) "Territorial discrimination in the Paris' area: workplace integration as a career in France?", European Group for Organization Studies, Rotterdam, 3rd-5th July.

Jacob M-R (2013) “Insiders and Outsiders in the Workplace: the Composite Team as the Work-related Boundary in the Company”, American Sociological Association, New York, 8th August.

Jacob M-R et Audrey Rouziès (2013) « Ensemble mais différents : les dynamiques d’identification dans les équipes composites», Association Internationale de Management Stratégique,Clermont-Ferrand, 10-12 juin.

Jacob M-R (2012) “Employment Status Diversity and Workplace Inequality: Bridging Individual and Collective Levels by Studying Blended Work Groups in a Firm”,European Group for Organization Studies, Helsinki, 7th July.

Jacob M-R (2012) « La recomposition des frontières symboliques et sociales entre les travailleurs salariés et externes sur le lieu de travail de l’entreprise : vers un management d’équipes mixtes? »,Etats Généraux du Management, Strasbourg, 12 Octobre.