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Assistant Professor of Strategy and Innovation Management

Julie is an Assistant Professor at EMLYON Business School and a Research Fellow at the Management Research Center (i3-CRG) of Ecole polytechnique. She is interested in the synergies between space and organization in the context of innovation. She has completed a doctoral degree (2015) on inter-organizational dynamics within coworking spaces for innovative entrepreneurs.


2010-2015          PhD in Management Sciences, Ecole polytechnique, i3-CRG

2013                  Doctoral Visiting, HEC Montreal, Mosaic Research Center

2002-2006          Master in ManagementGrande Ecole, ESCP Europe Business School


2016      Finalist of the Doctoral Thesis Award by « Le Monde » for academic research


2015 - 2016           Post-doctoral contract Ecole polytechnique, Innovation Management Chair, Palaiseau

2011 – 2014          Secretary of the i7 Institute for Innovation & Competitiveness, ESCP Europe, Paris


Innovation, open innovation, creativity, design thinking, crowdsourcing, coworking, maker, hacker, lab, space, materiality, affordance, community, organizational learning, work


Courses taughtTop

  • Strategy (MiM)
  • Strategy & Marketing of Innovation (IDEA)
  • Recapss (MiM)

Research InterestTop

Innovation Management:Open innovation, innovation intermediary, crowdsourcing, design thinking, idea management, creativity, user-centric innovation, new product development, innovation lab

Entrepreneurship & Learning:start-up, social entrepreneurship, business incubator, accelerator programme, entrepreneurial support, experiential learning, entrepreneurial learning, community of practice

Space & Organisation:materiality, socio-materiality, spatial turn, proxemics, affordance, open space, collaborative workspace, coworking space, makerspace, fab lab

Communications & SeminarsTop

2016      “Management and the Practice of Walking: An Exploration of Organizations and Organizing with Legs”, 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of (AOM), Anaheim, California, US, August 5-9 (with F.-X. de Vaujany, A. Mukherjee, & S. Clegg)

2016      “The role of liminal spaces for employees’ self-control: the case of office restrooms”, 32nd EGOS Colloquium, Naples, Italy, 7-9 July (with A. Glaser)

2016      “Rise of Community of Practice in Shared Workspaces”, 2nd International Workshop on Sharing Economy, Paris, 28-29-January (with F. Charue-Duboc)