PhD Students

Yashar Bashirzadeh

Yashar is a first year PhD student in the Marketing department. He has an engineering degree and earned his MBA from the University of Tehran. Before starting his PhD, Yashar worked as a marketing manager for a startup. He is interested in quantitative marketing research and in the world of technology (mobile apps in particular). He would like to apply quantitative research methods to research questions in the mobile application industry.

Current supervisors: Dr. Corinne Faure and Dr. Ivan Guitart 
Research Team: Marketing
Contact: yashar.bashirzadeh@grenoble-em.com


Mia birau

Mia is a PhD candidate in marketing. She has always been interested in marketing. Her interests range from applied marketing statistics to consumer psychology. She holds a Master's degree in econometrics and obtained her MBA in Paris. Mia joined the PhD program at GEM after completing the courses for the Research Master's at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Since becoming a student at GEM, Mia has been involved in several projects on food consumption and obesity prevention. She is currently working on sustainability marketing, with a specific focus on food waste. Her personal hobbies include skiing, hiking and skydiving.

Current supervisors: Dr. Corinne Faure and Dr. Carolina Werle
Research Team: Marketing

Contact : mia.birau@grenoble-em.com


Mickaël Buffart

Mickaël is a second year PhD student in the Strategy department. He is interested in everything that revolves around entrepreneurship and his areas of research include startup growth and new international ventures. Before joining the PhD program, he earned a Master's degree in management from IAE Grenoble and studied international management at the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade. Since becoming a student at GEM, he has focused on startup development processes, especially the link between growth and new product introduction processes in nascent organizations. In addition to his studies, Mickaël likes swimming, hiking and playing piano.

Current supervisor: Dr. Erno Tornikoski
Research Team: New Venture Creation and Growth
Contact: mickael.buffart@grenoble-em.com


Dustin Harding

Dustin is a second year PhD student in marketing and is studying consumer behavior. His current research focuses on the antecedents and consequences of consumer self-efficacy. He received his B.S. in Statistics (2013) from Brigham Young University and was heavily involved in marketing research prior to his studies at GEM. Dustin is also very proud of his wife and three children and is grateful for the support they continuously offer him.

Current supervisor: Dr. Jannine Lasaleta
Research Team: Marketing
Contact: rex.harding@grenoble-em.com


Bilal-Ahmed Jathol

Bilal is a second-year PhD student. He is part of the Business Model Reconfiguration team and studies the processes and consequences of digitalization on organizations and their business models. Before joining the PhD program, Bilal worked in at FMCG as well as for a telecom company. He also worked as an entrepreneur and ran his own online designing company. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences and an MBA from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan.

Current Supervisor: Dr. Charles-Clemens Rüling
Research Team: Business Model Reconfiguration
Contact: bilal-ahmed.jathol@grenoble-em.com


Stéphane Jaumier

Stéphane Jaumier is a PhD candidate in organization theory and management control. His research deals with questions of control and resistance within democratic organizations, in particular cooperatives, which he studies through ethnographic methods. His research has been published in such outlets as Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Nouvelle Revue du Travail and Comptabilité Contrôle Audit.

Current supervisors: Dr. Thibault Daudigeos and Dr. Vassili Joannidès
Research Team: Alternative Forms of Markets and Organizations

Contact: stephane.jaumier@grenoble-em.com


Yi Jiang

Yi Jiang is a PhD candidate at Grenoble Ecole de Management. Her research interest is focalized on big data trends in the healthcare industry, including smartphone applications, smart health and well-being, and emerging social networking dynamisms in healthcare. Yi is a graduate from Université Pierre-Mendes-France. She is fluent in English, French and Chinese. She also has seven years of professional experience in international business in France. Yi's teaching interests include international strategy and corporate finance. She has teaching experience for graduate level students in Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in China, Grenoble Ecole de Management in France, and Pace University in the United States. Besides her studies, Yi is passionate about travelling and ice hockey.

Current supervisor: Dr. Charles-Clemens Rüling
Research Team: Business Model Reconfiguration
Contact: yi.jiang@grenoble-em.com


Stacey Malek

Stacey is a PhD student in Marketing.  She has several years of experience in retail management and a B.B.A. in Marketing from Boise State University, in the United States. Stacey researches how informal controls influence the B2B sales environment. She has had the opportunity to lead many different types of teams and this has led her to develop a strong interest in how successful teams are created and how they develop norms over time. When she is not working, Stacey enjoys being outdoors with her husband and two dogs.

Current Supervisors: Dr. David Gotteland and Dr. Shikhar Sarin
Research Team: Marketing
Contact: Stacey.malek@grenoble-em.com


Emmanouela Mandalaki

Marketing and Communications from the Athens University of Economics and Business, and a Master’s in International Business from Grenoble Graduate School of Business.
Upon completion of her Master's degree, Emmanouela gained a wide range of international experience by living and working in diverse organizational environments. In Geneva and Egypt, she has worked in both profit and non-profit organizations in marketing. She also recently served as a volunteer for an English teaching program in Chile.
She decided to return to academia in order to study organizations and human behavior, a desire that emerged from her various experiences. Emmanouela´s current research interests are centered around the area of organizational behavior with a focus on factors affecting human behavior and decision making.

Current Supervisor: Dr. Gazi Islam
Research Team: Alternative Forms of Markets and Organizations
Contact: emmanouela.mandalaki@grenoble-em.com


Greg Molecke

Greg Molecke Greg is a second-year PhD student in the Strategy Department, researching business opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid. He focuses on issues surrounding energy poverty, the interactions between Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and how organizations negotiate the trade-offs they face as they encounter constraints. Greg's experiences in emerging economies led him to this field. As an undergraduate, Greg studied in Mexico, where he saw the Base of the pyramid in living color. Later, as a young professional, he helped open international call centers in India and South Africa, and again encountered the Base of the Pyramid, this time seeing first-hand the trade-offs his Fortune 50 employer made as it navigated the realities of each country. In addition to these endeavours, Greg also has over 10 years experience in project and program management at a Fortune 50 media and entertainment company, an energy company, a hospital, and a research university.
Greg holds a dual degree in English Literature and Philosophy, and an MBA from the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. He lives in Grenoble with his amazing wife, who is the co-founder of a web design firm that focuses on helping non-profits and small businesses, and his two young daughters, who are experts in the art of unsolicited corrections of French and English accents.

Current supervisor: Dr. Jonatan Pinkse
Contact :greg.molecke@grenoble-em.com


Reza Movarrei

  Reza is a PhD candidate in marketing. His interests include luxury consumption, status consumption, psychological effects of money exposure and in a broader sense, social psychological analysis of consumer decision making. He holds a B.S.in industrial engineering, an MBA in retailing and a Master's of Research in management sciences. Since becoming a student at GEM, he has designed and performed several experimental research projects and has supervised ten Master's theses related to luxury consumption. Reza also has over ten years of experience in research management and public/private sector research outsourcing in one of the Middle East's largest business administration research centers. Reza’s hobbies include watercolor painting, calligraphy, gardening and occasionally performing at the IUT club.

Current supervisors: Dr. Olivier Trendel and Dr. Corinne Faure
Research Team: Marketing

Contact: reza.movarrei@grenoble-em.com


LUC MEUNIER

Luc is a first year PhD student in the Finance department. He has an MSc in finance and one in management. Before enrolling in the program, Luc worked as an auditor for the banking sector in Luxembourg. His research interests are higher order risk preferences and their determinants. He uses experimental methods to investigate the impact of various factors such as presentation of returns or investment size. Besides work, Luc loves playing tennis and hiking.

Current supervisor: Dr. Francois Desmoulins-Lebeault
Research Team: Finance Innovation Governance
Contact: luc.meunier@grenoble-em.com


MARK olsthoorn

  Mark is a PhD candidate in the Strategy department and the Energy Research Team. He holds a Master's degree in aerospace engineering (2004) from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. As a student, he was on the team that designed and built the solar powered race car Nuna 2, which was won the World Solar Challenge 2003. Before enrolling in the PhD program, Mark worked in sustainability consulting and research at ADSE and IMSA Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and at the University of Maryland in the US. Mark's research interests include management of energy transition, management of natural resources, and systems dynamics. Besides work, Mark likes to bike and hike the mountains around Grenoble

Current supervisor: Dr. Joachim Schleich
Research Team: Energy Management
Contact : mark.olsthoorn@grenoble-em.com | Twitter | LinkedIn | Blog


Vincent Pasquier

Vincent is a second year PhD student. His research is focused on the regulation of management and corporation power. He is particularly interested in how new technologies are shaping labor relations and how they influence the way employees voice and (re)create solidarity. In general, he likes to play the critical friend. He graduated from Audencia Nantes and Paris Dauphine. Prior to joining the PhD program, he worked as a consultant for labor unions.

Current supervisor : Dr. Thibault Daudigeos
Research Team: Alternative Forms of Markets and Organizations
Contact: vincent.pasquier@grenoble-em.com


Ryan Rumble

Ryan is a second year PhD student in the Business Model Reconfiguration team. He received his Bachelor's degree in retail and business management from Oxford Brookes University, UK. After a year in management he then went on to complete his Master's in knowledge-based entrepreneurship at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He was the valedictorian and was awarded the Malmsten Award for Best Thesis 2013 for his study on value co-creation. He currently researches business models as socio-cognitive models from a strategy-as-practice perspective.

Current supervisor: Dr. Vincent Mangematin
Research Team: Business Model Reconfiguration
Contact: ryan.rumble@grenoble-em.com


Sanchayan Sengupta

Sanchayan is a second year PhD student in the Marketing department. His research interests lie in the area of customer relationship management, especially in customer satisfaction and loyalty. He has more than ten years of professional work experience with various multinational organizations in India and abroad. His experience spans marketing, market research, relationship management, business development and consulting. Sanchayan holds a Master's degree in management (marketing) from the University of Mumbai, India and a Bachelor's of engineering degree from Bangalore University, India.

Current supervisor: Dr. Daniel Ray
Research Team: Marketing
Contact : sanchayan.sengupta@grenoble-em.com


Azadeh Shomali

Azadeh is a second year PhD student in the Strategy Department. She holds a B.S. in railway engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology and an MBA from Sharif School of Management and Economics. Having participated in several strategic planning projects for Iranian railway companies, she was persuaded to go in depth into strategy and innovation management issues. She joined the PhD program at GEM after completing a Research Master's on innovation and technology at the Grenoble National Institute of Technology. Her research interests are mainly energy policy-making, servicization, deployment of smart grids and renewable energies towards a low carbon future.

Current supervisor: Dr. Jonatan Pinkse
Research Team: Energy Management
Contact : azadeh.shomali@grenoble-em.com


Sebastian Schorch

Sebastian is a PhD candidate exploring organizational behavior from a relational perspective. Assuming that information and opportunities are conveyed through the social network around an individual, he investigates factors that promote (or obstruct) knowledge flows and interaction. The findings of his research help organizations develop structures that facilitate collaborative and innovative behavior among employees. He is a frequent contributor to leading academic conferences in the field and his work has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Applied Psychology.

Current supervisor: Dr. Alexandra Gerbasi
Research Team: Social Network Research Team
Contact: sebastian.schorch@grenoble-em.com


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  • 20 Feb

    PHD Dissertation Defense

    PhD candidate Pabitra Chatterjee will defend his PhD dissertation on February 25, 2015, from 1 pm to 4 pm (room F909, Grenoble Ecole de Management).