Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

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Associate professor

Room: POR/18.B-3.125
E-mail: fv.mpp@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

Academic Director, CBS Diversity and Difference Platform

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  • Tourism Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

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
  • Villesèche, Muhr, and Holck (2018). Diversity and Identity in the Workplace: Connections and Perspectives. Cham: Palgrave McMillan, 107 p.
  • Lauring and Villesèche (2017 – online first). The Performance of Gender Diverse Teams: What Is the Relation between Diversity Attitudes and Degree of Diversity?, European Management Review.
  • 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.
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Outside activities
  • Nordea, 2019: Research brief
  • F5 Networking, 2019: Conference talk
  • Maastricht University, 2019: Professional Development Workshop