thomas roulet

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Social scientist & management scholar, University of Cambridge

About me

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    I am a Franco-British social scientist based at the University of Cambridge. Formally, I am an Associate Professor in Organisation Theory and the Deputy Director of the MBA Programme at the Cambridge Judge Business School. In collegiate Cambridge, I hold a Fellowship in Sociology at Girton College and a Bye-Fellowship at King's College where I co-direct the King's Entrepreneurship Lab. I teach organisational behavior and theory, and leadership in the business school and sociology and behavioural science in the human and social sciences undergraduate programme. In 2020, I was listed as one the 40 under 40 Best Business School professors by Poet&Quants, and one of the MBA professors to look out for in 2020 by Business Because.   

I am also a faculty affiliate at Audencia Nantes (where I got my MSc), and have taught in a number of institutions including the University of Oxford, SciencesPo (where I got my MPhil), HEC Paris (where I got my PhD in 2014) and I held visiting positions in a variety of universities including Columbia in the City of NY.  

Before joining academia I worked in the investment banking industry, and in lobbying and international organizations in London, Washington DC and Paris. I support and consult for a variety of clients in the public and private sectors around issues of corporate culture, human resources and communication.

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Research

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My research interests mainly lies at the intersection of economic sociology, organization theory and ethics. I look at negative social evaluations (stigma, disapproval) and their antecedents (misconduct, norm violation) in the context of professional service firms (investment banks, audit firms) and cultural industries (theaters, museums). I have published in a variety of outlets in the fields of management, sociology, ethics, psychology and in practitioner outlets.

In 2020, I published a book with Stanford University Press, entitled The Power of Being Divisive: Understanding Negative Social Evaluations (You can get it here), which was reviewed in the Financial Times. The book was shortlisted for the FT/McKinsey Bracken Bower Prize, a runner up for the George Terry Award of the Academy of Management and the Axiom Medal.


I also act as an Associate Editor for Business & Society, and Co-Editor of the essay section for the Journal of Management Studies. I was previously editor-in-chief of M@n@gement, a pioneer outlet in the field of open access and open science. I sit on the board of Organization Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies.


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Contact: troulet at gmail

Last update: January 2022

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