EMLYON Business School

Mar Pérezts is Associate Professor at EMLYON Business School in the Management, Law and Human Resources department. Originally from Mexico, she graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure d’Ulm in Philosophy before pursuing her studies with a PhD in Management Science. She took part of the CEFAG program and with the support from the FNEGE she was a visiting scholar at the University of Alberta in Canada. Her research is transversal, and seeks to link managerial and organizational questions, such as ethics in business, with philosophical and sociological approaches. Her work has been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Organization and the European Management Journal. Mar Pérezts is a member of OCE Research Center and is head of RECAPSS (Project of Applied research in Social Sciences).


  • 2014 Ph.D in Management Science, specialized in Business Ethics, (Supervisor Jean-Philippe Bouilloud) ESCP Europe and Université de Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne: "Ethics as situated practice: a multilevel study on ethics at work in banking compliance". Awarded the Best Dissertation in Strategic Management Award by FNEGE-AIMS.
  • 2011 Doctoral Visiting Scholar at the Alberta School of Business, at the Canadian Center for Corporate Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship, under the supervision of Professor Roy Suddaby, with support from the FNEGE
  • 2011 CEFAG Program (Centre Européen de Formation Approfondie à la Gestion) of the FNEGE
  • 2008 MSc in Management of Organizations and Public Policy - Université de Paris X Nanterre, ESCP-Europe, Ecole des Mines, Ecole Polytechnique, ESSEC,and ENA
  • 2007 Diploma of the École Normale Supérieure de Paris in Philosophy (ENS d'Ulm)
  • 2007 MSc in Contemporary Philosophy - Université de Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
  • 2007 Visiting scholar at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pise, Italy
  • 2005 BA in Philosophy - Université de Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
  • 2004 DEUG in Philosophy and Modern Literature - Université de Provence ; and Classe Préparatoire aux Grandes Écoles (Hypokhâgne – Khâgne) - Lycée Paul Cézanne


  • 2015 AIMS-FNEGE Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation in Strategic Management (Association Internationale de Management Stratégique - Fondation Nationale pour l'enseignement de la gestion des entreprises)

  • 2015 Finalist of the Robin Cosgrove Prize for Ethics in Finance for the paper : "Dirty hands and dirty money: towards a framework for fighting pollution in finance"

  • 2013 Best Paper Excellence in Ethics Award by the Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA, for the working paper : "Compliance or Comfort Zone? The role of embedded ethics in performing regulation"

  • 2012 Finalist for the Roland Calori Best Paper Prize, Association Internationale de Management Stratégique, France.


  • Since May 2015 Associate Professor at EMLYON Business School, in the Management, Law and Human Resources department
  • Since September 2012 Assistant Professor at EMLYON Business School, in the Management, Law and Human Resources department
  • 2012 Assistant of the Chair Société Générale-ESCP Europe (Prés HéSam) « Leadership, Organizations and Society »
  • 2008 - 2012 Research and teaching assistant at ESCP Europe (Strategy, Organizations and Human Resources department, Master in European Business, Exectuive Master in Business Consulting)
  • 2010 Project head in an Anti-Money Laundering unit of a French Investment Bank
  • 2008 Professor of Business Ethics at ITESM University (Mexico)
  • 2007 Arts Management internship as musical programming assistant at the Auditorium du Musée du Louvre


  • Business Ethics
  • Philosophical and Sociological approaches to Management and Organizations
  • Organization Theory
  • Epistemology
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies
  • Social Studies of Finance, Money and Regulation

*Examples of supervised student works: *

  • Local exchange trading systems & collaborative economies
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Digital innovation for human development
  • Questions of money and gender: salaries of male and female sports professionnals.
  • Managing motivation of teams in pre-downsizing situations


  • Bachelor - Applied Research in Social Sciences (RECAPSS)
  • MSc in Management - Human Resource Management
  • MSc in Management - Philosoph(ies) and Management
  • Msc in Management - Managing Differently
  • Msc in Management - Power and Politics
  • Master in Financial Engineering - Finance Ethics and Compliance

RESEARCH INTERESTTOP The question of meaning in work and organizations: its materializations, its loss, its transmission ; ethics, corporate social responsibility, sustainable development and social and societal implications of business from a practice perspective ; institutional theories of organizations; sociological approaches to finance and organizations ; the question of time in management science; gender issues.



‑ Lindebaum, Dirk, Perezts, Mar, , Andersson, Lynne. 2018. Why Books?.Organization Studies, 39 (1): 135-141 p.

‑ Acosta, Pilar, Perezts, Mar. 2017. Unearthing Sedimentation Dynamics in Political CSR: The Case of Colombia.Journal of Business Ethics, FORTH

‑ Perezts, Mar. 2016. Lanceur d’alerte: quand l’éthique devient politique.Revue Banque, 802 bis: 48-51 p.

‑ Perezts, Mar. 2015. Dirty Hands and Dirty Money: Insights on the construction and the fighting of financial pollution through compliance practices.Finance & the Common Good / Bien Commun,

‑ Perezts, Mar, PICARD, Sébastien. 2015. Compliance or Comfort Zone? : The Work of Embedded Ethics in Performing Regulation.Journal of Business Ethics, 131 (4): 833-852 P.

‑ Perezts, Mar, Faÿ, Eric, , PICARD, Sébastien. 2015. Ethics, embodied life and esprit de corps: an ethnographic study with anti-money laundering analysts.Organization, 22 (2): 217-234 P.

‑ PICARD, Sébastien, Perezts, Mar, , STEYER, Véronique, , PHILIPPE, Xavier. 2013. Orchestrating complexity: a case study on the strategic impact of knotting action nets.Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2013 (1): 17008-17008 P.

‑ Perezts, Mar. 2011. Book Review: Corporate Social Strategy: Stakeholder Engagement and Competitive Advantage, Bryan W. Husted, David Bruce Allen. Cambridge University Press, New York (2011).European Management Journal, 29 (6): 514-515 P.

‑ Perezts, Mar, Bouilloud, Jean-Philippe, , Gaulejac, Vincent de. 2011. Serving two Masters: the contradictory organization as an ethical challenge for managerial responsibility.Journal of Business Ethics, 101 (1 suppl): 33-44 P.


‑ Autier, Fabienne, Jacob, Marie-Rachel, , Perezts, Mar. 2016. Human Resources or Human Beings ?. Lyon: EDITIONS AUTIER, JACOB ET PEREZTS 195 p.

‑ Autier, Fabienne, Jacob, Marie-Rachel, , Perezts, Mar. 2016. Des ressources ou des hommes ?: l'antibible des RH, 2e ed.. Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis): Pearson Education X-224 p.


‑ PICARD, Sébastien, STEYER, Véronique, , Perezts, Mar. 2015. Leading the war on epidemics: exploring corporations' predatory modus operandi and their effects on institutional field dynamics., Political Affairs: Bridging Markets and Politics.

‑ Perezts, Mar. 2013. Ethics as Practice Embedded in Identity: Perspectives on Renewing with a Foundational Link., Leadership through the Classics : Learning management and Leadership from Ancient East and West Philosophy. : Springer, 93-107 P.


‑ Perezts, Mar. 2017. Une autre vision de Donald Trump: évaluons-le avec les critères d’un DRH.La Tribune,

‑ Perezts, Mar. 2017. Mère et manager: la lutte des places.Courrier Cadres,

‑ Perezts, Mar. 2015. L' éthique, une question de sens dans la vie quotidienne des affaires.Le Figaro Etudiant,

‑ Perezts, Mar. 2014. Déontologue de Marché: entre risques, conformité et confort.Finance Grandes Ecoles & Universités,


‑ Perezts, Mar. 2014. L' éthique comme pratique située : Etude multiniveaux sur l'éthique au travail dans la conformité bancaire. Thèse de Doctorat en Sciences de Gestion.: Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Ecole Doctorale de ManagementESCP Europe, 507 P.

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