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Mar Perezts, Assistant Professor, Management, Law and Human Resources


Associate Professor, Ph.D

Management, Law and Human Resources

Mar Pérezts is Associate Professor at EMLYON Business School in the Management, Law and Human Resources department. Originally from Mexico, she graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure d’Ulm in Philosophy before pursuing her studies with a PhD in Management Science. She took part of the CEFAG program and with the support from the FNEGE she was a visiting scholar at the University of Alberta in Canada. Her research is transversal, and seeks to link managerial and organizational questions, such as ethics in business, with philosophical and sociological approaches. Her work has been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Organization and the European Management Journal.
Mar Pérezts is a member of OCE Research Center and is head of RECAPSS (Project of Applied research in Social Sciences).


  1. 2014 Ph.D in Management Science, specialized in Business Ethics, (Supervisor Jean-Philippe Bouilloud) ESCP Europe and Université de Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne: "Ethics as situated practice: a multilevel study on ethics at work in banking compliance". Awarded the Best Dissertation in Strategic Management Award by FNEGE-AIMS. 
  2. 2011 Doctoral Visiting Scholar at the Alberta School of Business, at the Canadian Center for Corporate Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship, under the supervision of Professor Roy Suddaby, with support from the FNEGE
  3. 2011 CEFAG Program (Centre Européen de Formation Approfondie à la Gestion) of the FNEGE
  4. 2008 MSc in Management of Organizations and Public Policy - Université de Paris X Nanterre, ESCP-Europe, Ecole des Mines, Ecole Polytechnique, ESSEC,and ENA
  5. 2007 Diploma of the École Normale Supérieure de Paris in Philosophy (ENS d'Ulm)
  6. 2007 MSc in Contemporary Philosophy - Université de Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
  7. 2007 Visiting scholar at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pise, Italy
  8. 2005 BA in Philosophy - Université de Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
  9. 2004 DEUG in Philosophy and Modern Literature - Université de Provence ; and Classe Préparatoire aux Grandes Écoles (Hypokhâgne – Khâgne) - Lycée Paul Cézanne


2015 AIMS-FNEGE Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation in Strategic Management (Association Internationale de Management Stratégique - Fondation Nationale pour l'enseignement de la gestion des entreprises)  http://www.fnege.org/nos-prix/prix-de-these/resultats-2015

2015 Finalist of the Robin Cosgrove Prize for Ethics in Finance for the paper : "Dirty hands and dirty money: towards a framework for fighting pollution in finance"   http://www.obsfin.ch/wp-content/uploads/Document/Mar%20Perezts_RCP.pdf

2013 Best Paper Excellence in Ethics Award by the Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA, for the working paper : "Compliance or Comfort Zone? The role of embedded ethics in performing regulation"

2012 Finalist for the Roland Calori Best Paper Prize, Association Internationale de Management Stratégique, France.


  1. Since May 2015 Associate Professor at EMLYON Business School, in the Management, Law and Human Resources department
  2. Since September 2012 Assistant Professor at EMLYON Business School, in the Management, Law and Human Resources department
  3. 2012 Assistant of the Chair Société Générale-ESCP Europe (Prés HéSam) « Leadership, Organizations and Society »
  4. 2008 - 2012 Research and teaching assistant at ESCP Europe (Strategy, Organizations and Human Resources department, Master in European Business, Exectuive Master in Business Consulting)
  5. 2010 Project head in an Anti-Money Laundering unit of a French Investment Bank
  6. 2008 Professor of Business Ethics  at ITESM University (Mexico)
  7. 2007 Arts Management internship as musical programming assistant at the Auditorium du Musée du Louvre


  • Business Ethics
  • Philosophical and Sociological approaches to Management  and Organizations
  • Organization Theory
  • Epistemology
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies
  • Social Studies of Finance, Money and Regulation

Examples of supervised student works: 

  • Local exchange trading systems & collaborative economies  
  • Sustainable tourism 
  • Digital innovation for human development  
  • Questions of money and gender: salaries of male and female sports professionnals. 
  • Managing motivation of teams in pre-downsizing situations 

Courses taughtTop

  1. Bachelor - Applied Research in Social Sciences (RECAPSS)
  2. MSc in ManagementHuman Resource Management
  3. MSc in Management - Philosoph(ies) and Management
  4. Msc in Management - Managing Differently
  5. Msc in Management - Power and Politics 
  6. Master in Financial Engineering - Finance Ethics and Compliance 

Research InterestTop

The question of meaning in work and organizations: its materializations, its loss, its transmission ; ethics, corporate social responsibility, sustainable development and social and societal implications of business from a practice perspective ; institutional theories of organizations; sociological approaches to finance and organizations ; the question of time in management science; gender issues.