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Aristide Bertrand


Secretary & communication officer
Phd Candidate to department People, Organizations and Society
Master's Degree, Management, ESSEC - Grande Ecole

Areas of expertise

  • Working conditions
  • Personal and Managerial Development
  • Ethics
  • Power and resistance within organizations
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

As a Ph.D. student in Management and Organisation Studies, I take keen interest in researching cultural and ethical underpinnings of corporations, with an emphasis on working environments conducive (or not) to authentic identities and eudemonic self-realisations. In an attempt to distinguish truthfulness from falseness in a range of meanings, I draw from rigorous critical realist meta-theories, from various theories borrowed from the humanities, as well as from thick empirical materials. These could be ethnographical or complementarily fictional, with an emphasis on novelistic Literature as an essential material. Therefore, I am enthusiastic about accomplishing inter-disciplinary research, connecting relevantly with practitioners through in-depth observations and reciprocal collaborations, disseminating insights with diverse constituencies and communities, as well as cultivating pedagogical practices that are engaging and nourishing.

Consequently, my intended contributions intersect with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) issues, in articulation with the following UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets: 3.4; 4.7; 8.3; 8.8; as well as with decent work as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

At Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM), I am extremely fortunate to be supervised by Prof. Ismael Al-Amoudi and to be fully funded by an assistantship position within the research team ‘Alternative Forms of Markets and Organisations’ (AFMO) headed by Prof. Stéphane Jaumier.