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.
Publications sorted by:
Jannick Friis Christensen; Ana Maria Munar; Florence Villeséche; Claudia Eger; Amira Benali / Queering Hospitality : Roses Are Red. Gender Is Performative. Why Is Tourism so Heteronormative?.
In: Critical Tourism Studies Proceedings: CTS 2019. . ed. /Kellee Caton. Kamloops : Thompson Rivers University 2019, 1 p.
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Jakob Lauring; Florence Villeseche / The Performance of Gender Diverse Teams : What is the Relation between Diversity Attitudes and Degree of Diversity?.
In: European Management Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, 6.2019, p. 243–254
Journal article > peer review
Florence Villeseche / #MeToo and #TimeIsUp in Academia : From Scholarly Certainties to Practical Ambiguities.
In: M@n@gement, Vol. 21, No. 3, 2018, p. 1115-1117
Florence Villeseche; Sara Louise Muhr; Lotte Holck / Diversity and Identity in the Workplace : Connections and Perspectives.
Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2018, 107 p.
Book > peer review
Florence Villeseche; Sara Louise Muhr; Martyna Śliwa / From Radical Black Feminism to Postfeminist Hashtags : Re-claiming Intersectionality.
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2018, p. 1-16
Journal article > peer review
Jannick Friis Christensen; Sarah Dunne; Melissa Fisher; Alexander Fleischmann; Mary McGill; Florence Villeséche; Marta Natalia Wróblewska / Powerful Writing as Writing ‘with’
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 18, No. 4, Feminism, Activism, Writing!, 2018, 15 p., p. 865-879
Conference article in journal
Inmaculada Macias-Alonso; Sophie Alkhaled; Minna Paunova; Florence Villeséche / Women, Gender Stereotypes, & Leadership : Overcoming the Negatives or Accentuating the Positives?.
In: Proceedings of the Seventy-eighth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briar Cliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2018 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Florence Villesèche; Emmanuel Josserand / Formal Women-only Networks : Literature Review and Propositions.
In: Personnel Review, Vol. 46, No. 5, 2017, p. 1004-1018
Review > peer review
Florence Villeseche; Evis Sinani / Gender Diversity on Boards in Switzerland
In: Gender Diversity in the Boardroom: Volume 2: Multiple Approaches Beyond Quotas. . ed. /Cathrine Seierstad; Patricia Gabaldon; Heike Mensi-Klarbach. Vol. 2, Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2017, p. 183-203
Book chapter > peer review
Ana Maria Munar; Florence Villeseche / Gender and Academic Leadership Practices at Copenhagen Business School : An Action Research Project.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2016, 40 p.
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Outside activities
  • Nordea, 2019: Research brief
  • F5 Networking, 2019: Conference talk
  • Maastricht University, 2019: Professional Development Workshop