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Tessa Melkonian  Associate Professor


Associate Professor

Tessa Melkonian is an associate professor of organizational behavior and management at EMLYON Business School, France. She received her PhD in management from the University of Paris II. Her research interests include the role of justice and exemplarity on employees’ reactions to change, determinants of employees’ cooperation in M&As contexts, and collective performance in extreme teams. She has published several articles in international journals (Human Resource Management, International Studies in Management and Organization, International Journal of Project Management, Project Management Journal) as well as professional articles and book chapters. In 2013 she received a French Academic Research Award for her research on the role of justice and exemplarity during Mergers and Acquisitions.


  1. PhD in Management (2002), University of Paris II
  2. Bachelor degree in Clinical Psychology, University of Lyon II
  3. Master’s in Management, Lyon Graduate School of Business


Executive Education seminars and conferences on the following subjects : Management development, managing health in the workplace, employees cooperation during change (MACIF,  ERDF GRDF, POLE EMPLOI, RENAULT TRUCKS, TOTAL).


Managerial Competences and Collective Performance

Stress Management

Extreme Action Teams

Change Implementation

Courses taughtTop

  1. Master Programme
    Organizational Behavior
    Manager les risques psychosociaux
  2. MBA Programme
    Organizational Behavior
    Motiver dans le changement
    Mieux gérer les risques psycho-sociaux
  3. Specialized Master Programme
    Management d’équipe

Research InterestTop

  1. Organizational Justice
  2. Organizational and Managerial Exemplarity
  3. Stress Management
  4. Extreme Action Teams
  5. Change Implementation