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PhD Students

Mohamad Hassan ABOU DAYA

Mohamad is a PhD student in the Finance department. He has an MSc in Finance. His research interests include market finance as well as advanced valuation techniques. Mohamad currently researches the dependence structure of options market. Besides work, Mohamad likes strength training and hiking.

Current Supervisors: Prof. Carol Bernard
Research Team: Finance, Innovation and Governance 


Abdul is a first-year PhD student. He is part of the Alternative Forms of Markets and Organizations (AFMO) team. Before joining the PhD program, Abdul was a university lecturer at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He holds a Master of Science in Finance from Grenoble Ecole de Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Seattle University in Seattle, Washington.

Current Supervisor: Dr. Stéphane Jaumier 
Research Team: Alternative Forms of Markets and Organizations 


Senda is a PhD candidate, and part of the Strategy, Collective Action and Technology Research team. Her thesis is about Innovation Strategy, New Product Development and decision-making and her research is focused on biotech industry and public health sector. She works actively on the topic of user’s involvement during the early phases of innovation and she presented several papers on Strategic management of innovation in health industry in international conferences. She holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy and an Advanced Master in Management of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

Research Team: Strategy, Collective Action, and Technology


Aristide (MiM, ESSEC ‘Grande Ecole; B.A. Humanities, Paris 10-Nanterre) is a Ph.D. student in Management and Organisation Studies. He ponders about the fate of humaneness and realness in post-modern organisations. He aspires to combine thorough empirical fieldworks with theoretical frameworks nurtured by the Humanities.

Current Supervisor: Prof. Al-Amoudi
Research Team: Alternative Forms of Markets and Organisations

Rose N. BOTE

Rose is a PhD student in Strategy.  She has an MSc Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and a level four Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, London. Rose researches on how organisations might cause economic inequality in societies. When she is not working, Rose enjoys taking long walks.

Current Supervisor: Dr. Tao Wang
Research Team: Strategy, Collective Action and Technology

Yang CAO

Yang is the second-year PhD student in Finance. He holds an MSc in Finance and B.B.A in Finance from China. Yang has years of research assistantship from undergraduate study and this fill him with passion in research. Yang’s research interests include corporate governance, innovation and textual analysis. He currently researches the interplay between CEO and board, and the M&A topics. When he is not working, Yang loves reading history and writing blogs.

Current Supervisor: Prof. Kiesel Florian
Research Team: Finance, Innovation and Governance

Liudmila IVVONEN

Liudmila is a third-year PhD Candidate and Teaching and Research Assistant at Grenoble Ecole de Management. Her research is focused on the role of Social Evaluations in Entrepreneurship and Commercialization activities. She studies such processes as entrepreneurial mobility, construction of entrepreneurial identity, emergence of entrepreneurial opportunities and new markets. More broadly, she draws her inspiration from the intersection of Sociology, Entrepreneurship, and Technologies. Liudmila holds MPhil in Business Administration from Grenoble Ecole de Management, France and MSc in International Human Resource Management from University of Angers, France. She enjoys listening to Radiohead, Peter Heppner, and piano music, walking on the streets of Berlin, getting lost in intricacies of museum corridors, and reading about sociology, start-ups, arts, and, occasionally, astronomy and particle physics.

Current Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Jojo Jacob and Prof. Joachim Schleich
Research Team: Energy Management
Department: Management, Technologies and Strategy


Josh Mahaney is a PhD Student in Marketing. After earning a Master of Science degree in Creative Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo State, Josh Mahaney worked for six years for both Disney Parks & Resorts and an NBA (National Basketball Association) team in the fields of creativity, innovation, and marketing. Josh now researches in the same fields to discover how employees can better diffuse their ideas inside organizations. When he is not researching and studying, Josh is usually either enjoying the Grenoble outdoors or indoors for the food.

Supervisors: Thomas Gillier and Fiona Schweitzer
Research Team: Marketing Strategy and Innovation


Ipek is a Ph.D. student in the department of marketing. Her research area is consumer behavior, specifically consumer animosity. She took her BSc Business Administration degree from Bilkent University, Turkey, with a major degree in marketing and innovation management. Shortly after, she worked at the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey as an assistant specialist for Horizon 2020 Supports & Awards. In 2019, she completed her MSc. degree in Marketing Management at Bocconi University, Italy. Currently, she is working as a Research Assistant for an ANR Funded Research Project on consumer animosity.

Current Supervisors: Olivier Trendel and Robert Mai
Research Team: Consumer Behavior


Manuel F. Ramírez is a Ph.D. student and Teaching Assistant at Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM), France. Prior to joining GEM, he was an Assistant Professor at Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh), in the Industrial Engineering Institute. He is especially interested in organizational studies, with a focus on hegemony, identity, resistance and the relationship between organizations and the Anthropocene. His previous professional career in Chile includes employment as Network Planning Innovation Director, LATAM Airlines; founder of Discants, a web-based startup, and Consultant in Virtus Partners, a strategic consultancy firm.

Current Supervisor: Islam Gazi
Research Team: Entrepreneurship


Adélie is a third year PhD student. She is part of the Alternative Form of Organizations (AFMO team and studies social enterprises, their business models and their governance. Especially interested in the energy transition, she study energy cooperatives and work with GEM Energy team on the H2020 european project SONNET (social innovation in energy transitions). She holds a master specialised in social economy from grenoble institute of political sciences and received several prices for her master thesis.

Research Team: Alternative Forms of Markets and Organiztions

Swaroop RAO

Swaroop is a PhD student working with the Energy Management Team. Having studied energy engineering and policy at the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany, and Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, he works with Dr David Grover at GEM on studying the socioeconomic impacts of clean energy investments. He has also previously worked on, and continues to work on European and German energy policy.

Supervisor: Dr David Grover
Research Team: Energy Management

Karine REVET

Karine is a PhD student in the Strategy department and is studying social networks. Her current research focuses on scientific collaborations and their effects on knowledge production and innovation, focusing on the knowledge and resources exchanges. She received her research master’s degree in innovation and information technologies management from IAE Savoie Mont-Blanc. Karine previously worked as a research engineer at the IREGE research laboratory (Savoie Mont-Blanc University). Her work has focused on the link between knowledge management and innovation, the adoption of organizational innovations, and the role of inter-organizational relationships in performance and quality of work life.

Current Supervisor: Dr. Barthélémy Chollet and Dr. Mustapha Belkhouja
Research Team: Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Subhan is a PhD scholar in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is motivated to enhance knowledge by conducting investigations into determinants of knowledge Economy, Green Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurs Behavior, Startup Survival and Firm Exist Strategies. He has two years of professional experience as coordinator and trainer at Student Start-up Business Center (SSBC), COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan. During his tenure, he was engaged as mentor and facilitator with more than thirty startups. He also worked as an entrepreneur and ran his own social venture. He holds Masters in Strategy & Entrepreneurship from IAE Aix Marseille University and Master’s in Management Sciences from COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan. He also holds E-Course Certifications on Climate Change and Green Economy from United Nations Institute for Training and Research.

Current Supervisors: Dr. Procher Vivien and Dr. Mei Maggie-Qiuzhu
Research Team: Social Networks, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Genevieve SHANAHAN

Genevieve is a third-year PhD student, working within the Alternative Forms of Markets and Organizations team. Her research deals with the ways in which technology can enable or impede radical democracy in alternative organisations, especially those that address the climate crisis. More broadly, she’s interested in critical perspectives on technology and post-capitalist futures. She holds an MPhil in Philosophy from University College London, and a BA in Philosophy and English Literature from University College Cork. 

Current Supervisors: Prof. Thibault Daudigeos and Prof. Stéphane Jaumier
Research Team: Alternative Forms of Markets and Organizations
Department: People, Organizations and Society


Olzhas is a Ph.D. student and part of the Strategy, Collective Action, and Technology research team. He studies cross-sector partnerships and their approaches to promote global health and sustainability. Prior to joining GEM, he worked as a civil servant in Kazakhstan in the area of cooperation with international development organizations and completed training programs at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Duke University, and the World Bank. He holds a B.B.A. in Business Economics and Public Policy from the George Washington University, in the United States, and master’s degrees in International Relations and Political Science from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Kazakhstan.

Current Supervisors: Dr. Charles-Clemens Rüling and Dr. Lea Stadtler
Research Team: Strategy, Collective Action, and Technology 

Xingming YANG

Xingming is a doctoral student in marketing. She is interested in issues related to retail and sustainable marketing. Apart from research, she enjoys swimming, travelling and hanging out with friends.

Current Supervisors: Corinne Faure, Marion Garnier
Research Team: Marketing Strategy and Innovation