Department of Business Humanities and Law

  • Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Leadership Unit
Associate professor

Room: POR/18.B-3.125
E-mail: fv.bhl@cbs.dk

Florence Villesèche is an Associate Professor. She holds a PhD and MSc in Business Administration from the University of Geneva (CH), as well as an MPhil and MA in Anglophone Studies from the University of Montpellier (F). She is a Marie Curie Alumni and received an Emerald/EFMD Highly Commended Award for outstanding doctoral research. Her published work includes book chapters for edited volumes as well as contributions to recognized outlets such as Human Relations, European Management Review, and Personnel Review. Her main research interests are gender and diversity, identity, the corporate elite and networks.

Since August 2019 Florence Villesèche has also held the position as Academic Director of the CBS Business in Society Platform ‘Diversity and Difference’. As Academic director of the Diversity and Difference platform, she works to consolidate, advance and disseminate research on diversity and difference in order to have an impact on society through strong partnerships with policy makers, business leaders, NGOs, and public organizations. The platform brings together researchers from a broad range of disciplines, nationally and internationally, including organization studies, linguistic anthropology, cross-cultural management, philosophy, religion, sociology and economics to engage with themes such as migration and integration, cultural and linguistic diversity in the workplace, women in management, sexuality and queer studies, inclusive leadership and diversity management.

Primary research areas
  • Diversity
  • Gender
  • Identity
  • Corporate elite
  • Networks
Administrative tasks

Vice-Head of Department (research) at BHL

Academic Director, CBS Diversity and Difference Platform

Social media
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  • Diversity Management
  • Tourism Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability
  • Diversity and Corporate Responsibility beyond borders
  • Leveraging diversity in the classroom

Supervision of PhD, master and bachelor and master thesis matching my research interests and teaching areas – please contact me to set up a meeting.

Selected publications
  • Nørholm Just, Risberg, and Villesèche (Eds.) (2020) The Routledge Companion to Organizational Diversity Research Methods, Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Lauring and Villesèche (2019). The Performance of Gender Diverse Teams: What Is the Relation between Diversity Attitudes and Degree of Diversity? European Management Review, 16(2), pp.243-254.
  • Villesèche, Muhr, and Holck (2018). Diversity and Identity in the Workplace: Connections and Perspectives. Cham: Palgrave McMillan, 107 p.
  • Villesèche and Josserand (2017). Formal Women-only Networks : Literature Review and Propositions. Personnel Review, 46(5), pp. 1004-1018.
  • Bardon, Josserand and Villesèche (2015). Beyond Nostalgia: Identity Work in Corporate Alumni Networks, Human Relations, 68(4), pp.583-606.
Publications sorted by:
Florence Villeséche; Stina Teilmann-Lock / Addressing Privilege in Teamwork : Design Tools for Critical Management Education.
In: Journal of Management Education, Vol. 47, No. 1, 2.2023, p. 104-116
Journal article > peer review
Florence Villeséche; Evis Sinani / From Presence to Influence : Gender, Nationality and Network Centrality of Corporate Directors.
In: Work, Employment and Society, Vol. 37, No. 2, 4.2023, p. 486-504
Journal article > peer review
Amira Benali; Florence Villeséche / Addressing Precarity in Social Enterprises : Examining Tunisian Women's Infrapolitical Tactics.
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-second Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management . ed. /Sonja Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2022, 1 p., p. 686 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Florence Villeséche; Elina Meliou; Harsh Kumar Jha / Feminism in Women’s Business Networks : A Freedom-centred Perspective.
In: Human Relations, Vol. 75, No. 10, 10.2022, p. 1903-1927
Journal article > peer review
Hannah Trittin-Ulbrich; Florence Villeséche / Voices, Bodies and Organization Bridging CCO Scholarship and Diversity Research
In: The Routledge Handbook of the Communicative Constitution of Organization. ed. /Joëlle Basque; Nicolas Bencherki; Timothy Kuhn. New York : Routledge 2022, p. 382-394 (Routledge Studies in Communication, Organization and Organizing)
Book chapter > peer review
Anna Franciska Einersen; Florence Villeséche; Astrid Huopalainen / A Lacanian Perspective on Bias in Language : How Women Can(not) Ever Make It in Academia.
In: Kvinder, Køn & Forskning, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2021, p. 43-55
Journal article > peer review
Florence Villeséche; Christina Lundsgaard Ottsen; Minna Paunova / Bias and Leadership Aspirations : Exploring the Interaction of Gender and Parental Status in Self-Evaluations.
In: Kvinder, Køn & Forskning, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2021, p. 70-83
Journal article > peer review
Florence Villeséche; Elina Meliou; Harsh Kumar Jha / Dis/Organising Women’s Freedom : Feminist Dialectical Tensions in Women’s Business Networks Blogs.
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-first Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Sonia Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2021, 1 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Sine Nørholm Just; Annette Risberg; Florence Villeséche / Doing Diversity Research : What Now?.
In: The Routledge Companion to Organizational Diversity Research Methods. ed. /Sine Nørholm Just; Annette Risberg; Florence Villesèche. New York : Routledge 2021, p. 257-259
Book chapter > peer review
Florence Villeséche; Stina Teilmann-Lock / Leveraging Diversity in the Classroom
In: Handbook of Teaching and Learning at Business Schools: A Practice-based Approach. . ed. /Thyra Uth Thomsen; Adam Lindgreen; Annemette Kjærgaard; Eleri Rosier; Aybars Tuncdogan. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2021, p. 302–312
Book chapter > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities
  • Nordea, 2019: Research brief
  • F5 Networking, 2019: Conference talk
  • Maastricht University, 2019: Professional Development Workshop