Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

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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  • 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:
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; Evis Sinani / From Presence to Influence : Gender, Nationality and Network Centrality of Corporate Directors.
In: Work, Employment and Society, 23.6.2021
Journal article > peer review
Sine Nørholm Just; Annette Risberg; Florence Villeséche / Researching Organizational Diversity : Opportunities and Challenges.
In: The Routledge Companion to Organizational Diversity Research Methods. ed. /Sine Nørholm Just; Annette Risberg; Florence Villesèche. New York : Routledge 2021, p. 1-10
Book chapter > peer review
Martin Schweinsberg; Michael Feldman; Nicola Staub; Olmo R. van den Akker; Robbie C. M. van Aert; Marcel A. L. M. van Assen; Yang Liu; Tim Althoff; Jeffrey Heer; Alex Kale; Zainab Mohamed; Hashem Amireh; Vaishali Venkatesh Prasad; Abraham Bernstein; Emily Robinson; Kaisa Snellman; S. Amy Sommer; Sarah M. G. Otner; David Robinson; Nikhil Madan; Raphael Silberzahn; Pavel Goldstein; Warren Tierney; Toshio Murase; Benjamin Mandl; Domenico Viganola; Carolin Strobl; Catherine B. C. Schaumans; Stijn Kelchtermans; Chan Naseeb; S. Mason Garrison; Tal Yarkoni; C. S. Richard Chan; Prestone Adie; Paulius Alaburda; Casper Albers; Sara Alspaugh; Jeff Alstott; Andrew A. Nelson; Eduardo Arinõ de la Rubia; Adbi Arzi; Stephan Bahník; Jason Baik; Laura Winther Balling; Sachin Banker; David AA Baranger; Dale J. Barr; Brenda Barros-Rivera; Matt Bauer; Enuh Blaise; Lisa Boelen; Katerina Bohle Carbonell; Robert A. Briers; Oliver Burkhard; Miguel-Angel Canela; Laura Castrillo; Timothy Catlett; Olivia Chen; Michael Clark; Brent Cohn; Alex Coppock; Nataliá Cuguero-Escofét; Paul G. Curran; Wilson Cyrus-Lai; David Dai; Giulio Valentino Dalla Riva; Henrik Danielsson; Rosaria de F.S.M. Russo; Niko de Silva; Curdin Derungs; Frank Dondelinger; Carolina Duarte de Souza; B. Tyson Dube; Marina Dubova; Ben Mark Dunn; Peter Adriaan Edelsbrunner; Sara Finley; Nick Fox; Timo Gnambs; Yuanyuan Gong; Erin Grand; Brandon Greenawalt; Dan Han; Paul H. P. Hanel; Antony B. Hong; David Hood; Justin Hsueh; Lilian Huang; Kent N. Hui; Keith A. Hultman; Azka Javaid; Lily Ji Jiang; Jonathan Jong; Jash Kamdar; David Kane; Gregor Kappler; Erikson Kaszubowski; Christopher M. Kavanagh; Madian Khabsa; Bennett Kleinberg; Jens Kouros; Heather Krause; Angelos-Miltiadis Krypotos; Dejan Lavbîc; Rui Ling Lee; Timothy Leffel; Wei Yang Lim; Silvia Liverani; Bianca Loh; Dorte Lønsmann; Jia Wei Low; Alton Lu; Kyle MacDonald; Christopher R. Madan; Lasse Hjorth Madsen; Christina Maimone; Alexandra Mangold; Adrienne Marshal; Helena Ester Matskewich; Kimia Mavon; Katherine L. McLain; Amelia A. McNamara; Mhairi McNeill; Ulf Mertens; David Miller; Ben Moore; Andrew Moore; Eric Nantz; Ziauddin Nasrullah; Valentina Nejkovic; Colleen S. Nell; Andrew Arthur Nelson; Gustav Nilsonne; Rory Nolan; Christopher E. O’Brien; Patrick O’Neill; Kieran O’Shea; Toto Olita; Jahna Otterbacher; Dianaa Palseti; Bianca Pereira; Ivan Pozdniakov; John Protzko; Jean-Nicolas Reyt; Travis Riddle; Amal (Akmal) Ridhwan Omar Ali; Ivan Ropovik; Joshua M. Rosenberg; Stephane Rothen; Michael Schulte-Mecklenbeck; Nirek Sharma; Gordon Shotwell; Martin Skarzynski; William Stedden; Victoria Stodden; Martin A. Stoffel; Scott Stoltzman; Subashini Subbaiah; Rachael Tatman; Paul H. Thibodeau; Sabina Tomkins; Ana Valdivia; Gerrieke B. Druijff-van de Woestijne; Laura Viana; Florence Villeséche; W. Duncan Wadsworth; Florian Wanders; Krista Watts; Jason D. Wells; Christopher E. Whelpley; Andy Won; Lawrence Wu; Arthur Yip; Casey Youngflesh; Ju-Chi Yu; Arash Zandian; Leilei Zhang; Chava Zibman; Eric Luis Uhlmann / Same Data, Different Conclusions : Radical Dispersion in Empirical Results when Independent Analysts Operationalize and Test the Same Hypothesis.
In: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Vol. 165, 7.2021, p. 228-249
Journal article > peer review
Florence Villeséche; Christoph Houman Ellersgaard; Anton Grau Larsen / Studying Diversity with Social Network Analysis
In: The Routledge Companion to Organizational Diversity Research Methods. ed. /Sine Nørholm Just; Annette Risberg; Florence Villesèche. New York : Routledge 2021, p. 228-241
Book chapter > peer review
Sine Nørholm Just (Editor) ; Annette Risberg (Editor) ; Florence Villeséche (Editor) / The Routledge Companion to Organizational Diversity Research Methods
New York : Routledge 2021, 261 p. (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Marketing)
Anthology > peer review
Aleksandra Gregoric; Evis Sinani; Florence Villeséche / Sammensætning af betyrelser : Menneskelig kapital og demografi.
In: Danske bestyrelser og deres medlemmer: Hvem bestemmer i de danske selskaber?. . ed. /Niels Westergård-Nielsen. Frederiksberg : Center for Corporate Governance. Copenhagen Business School 2020, p. 39-53
Book chapter
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
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Research Projects
Outside activities
  • Nordea, 2019: Research brief
  • F5 Networking, 2019: Conference talk
  • Maastricht University, 2019: Professional Development Workshop