I am a PhD student at HEC Paris on the job market in Fall 2022.
My research seeks to understand how social evaluations determine the relationships between firms and societies through employees’ judgments. More particularly, I study how employees’ legitimacy judgments influence firms implementing a corporate purpose and CSR/sustainability practices. In a first project, I investigate how the form of moral reasoning used in legitimacy judgments affects CSR practices’ centrality (i.e., how much a practice alters core activities). In a second project, I examine how legitimacy judgments on a purpose-driven firm mediate the impact of prosocial motivation on collaborative behaviors. In a third project, I explore how the articulation of a corporate purpose may trigger legitimacy dissonance and how legitimacy dissonance may decrease the attractiveness for prospective applicants.
My research relies on experiments, panel data, and conceptual approaches. I integrate both practical lines of questioning from my experience as an HR Director (Linkedin) and my theoretical backgrounds in philosophy (MA in Philosophy – University Paris X), mathematics (Master in mathematics – University Paris VI), law (LLM in Labor Law – University Paris II), and management (Master in Management – HEC Paris).
Research areas: Strategic Human Capital, Legitimacy judgments, Institutional Theory, Purpose, Corporate Social Responsibility, Morality, Prosocial motivation, Emotions