Keynotes and Experts


Dr Thomas Roulet.jpgDr. Thomas Roulet is Senior Lecturer in Organisation Theory at the Judge Business School and a Fellow in Sociology and Management at Girton College, both at the University of Cambridge. His work focuses on negative social evaluations (stigma, scandals, disapproval), institutions and stakeholder relationships ans has been published in outlets such as Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review and the Academy of Management Annals. Until January 2020 he was also the co-editor in chief of M@n@gement, the first journal founded as an open access outlet in the field of organization theory.


In his keynote speech, Dr. Roulet will focus on negative social evaluations from a societal perspectives: Why do they exist? When are they used in an instrumental manner? Why do they divide us? In the post COVID world, what can we learn from this literature to understand new perceptual phenomena such as conspiracy theories or the rise of divisive politics. Based on a just published Standford University Press book by Dr. Roulet entitled "The Power of Being Divisive", he will adress how negative social evaluations (stigma, illegitimacy, dirty work, bad reputation) tend to be used to exclude and marginalize targets and highlight mechanisms through which those negative social evaluations yield opportunities for individuals and organizations to grab power and resources.


Jean-Pascal-Gond.jpgProf. Jean-Pascal Gond is the head of ETHOS – The Centre for Responsible Enterprise – at the Business School of City, University of London. His research builds on economic sociology and organizational psychology to investigate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) across organizations and markets, with a focus on CSR metrics and the new professionals of CSR. His work has been published in outlets such as the Academy of Management Review, Business and Society, Business Ethics Quarterly, Human Relations and the Journal of Management.

In his keynote speech, Jean-Pascal Gond will first rely on prior works on micro-CSR and performativity to discuss current shifts in the CSR research field and its expansion across management and social sciences, and then map the multiple tensions and challenges faced by the field. He will then advocate for an approach to CSR based on collective action theory, and focused on the continuous reconciliation of multiple forms of ‘common good’, best able to address contemporary business and society challenges in either the new normal Covid world or the post-Covid world.


Ms Emma Avetisyan Audencia Business School
Mr Guido Berens Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Ms Lies Bouten IESEG School of Management
Ms Flore Bridoux Erasmus University Rotterdam
Ms Karine Cerrada Cristia UCLouvain
Ms Karine Charry UCLouvain
Mr Frank de Bakker IESEG School of Management
Mr Yves De Rongé UCLouvain, LouRIM
Mr Frédéric Dufays KU Leuven
Ms Christel Dumas ICHEC Brussels Management School
Ms Laura Marie Edinger-Schons University of Mannheim
Ms Manal El Abboubi University Mohamed V Rabat
Mr Peter-Jan Engelen University of Antwerp
Ms Susana Esper IESEG School of Management
Ms Carine Farias IESEG School of Management
Ms Ursa Golob University of Ljubljana
Mr Jean-Pascal Gond Bayes Business School, University of London
Ms Jennifer Goodman Audencia Business School
Ms Shoaib Ul Haq HEC Liege
Ms Julie Hermans UCLouvain, LouRIM
Mr Marek Hudon Université libre de Bruxelles
Mr Bryant Hudson IESEG School of Management
Mr Benjamin Huybrechts HEC Liège, University of Liège
Ms Eline Jammaers UCLouvain
Ms Catherine Janssen Université libre de Bruxelles
Mr Arno Kourula University of Amsterdam Business School
Ms Céline Louche Audencia Business School
Mr François Maon IESEG School of Management
Ms Anaïs Périlleux UCLouvain
Mr Mikael Petitjean IESEG School of Management
Mr Klement Podnar University of Ljubljana
Ms Sophie Pondeville UNamur 
Mr Carsten Reuter Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences
Mr Thomas Roulet University of Cambridge
Ms Coline Ruwet ICHEC Brussels Management School
Ms Ruba Saleh ICHEC Brussels Management School
Ms Valérie  Swaen UCLouvain, LouRIM
Mr Koen van Bommel Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Mr Luc Van Liedekerke University Antwerp
Mr Christian Vögtlin Audencia Business School
Mr Christopher Wickert Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam