thomas roulet

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Research papers

Roulet T. (2020). 'The Power of Being Divisive: Understanding Negative Social Evaluations'

Stanford University Press.

Subject area: Sociology, Business & Economics

     Reviewed in the Financial Times, Organization Studies

     George R. Terry Award (Runner up), Academy of Management

     Axiom Book Award (Silver Medal) in the category Media and Network


Bapuji, H., Gupta, K., Sneha, C., Roulet, T. (2023) What Managers Everywhere Need to Know About Caste.

MIT Sloan Review (magazine issue)

Bhatti, K. & Roulet, T. (2023) Helping an employee in distress.

Harvard Business Review (magazine issue)

Roulet, T. & Laker, B. (2022) Your Career Needs a Bit of Luck. Here is how to Cultivate It.

Harvard Business Review

Subel, S., Stepanek, M. & Roulet, T. (2022) How Shifts in Remote Work Affect Employees' Well Being.

MIT Sloan Management Review

Jaser, Z. & Roulet, T. (2022) How Hyperflexibility Can Benefit - or Burn-Out - your Team.

MIT Sloan Management Review

Laker, B. & Roulet, T. (2021) Organizational Strategies for Employee Wellbeing and Mental Health – Now and After the Pandemic.

MIT Sloan Management Review

Roulet, T. and Laker, B. (2020) Now is the time to reconnect with your dormant social network.

MIT Sloan Management Review

Roulet, T. & Bothello, J. (2020). Why De-Growth Shouldn't Scare Businesses.

Harvard Business Review

Laker B. & Roulet, T. (2019) Will the 4-day work week take hold in Europe?

Harvard Business Review

Gill, M. & Roulet, T. (2019). 'Stressed at Work? Mentoring a Colleague Could Help'

Harvard Business Review.

Roulet, T. & Stenger, S. (2017). 'What a Study of French Auditors Tells us About Homophobia at Work'

Harvard Business Review.

Shymko, Y. & Roulet, T. (August 2016). 'When Corporate Philanthropy Makes the Recipients Look Bad'

Harvard Business Review.

Practitioner publications


Publications in French


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Royer, I. Garreau, L. & Roulet, T. (2019) La quantification des données qualitatives: intérêts et difficultés en sciences de gestion.

Finance, Controle et Stratégie.

Roulet, T. (2019) Les Evaluations Sociales en Stratégie: Légitimité, Réputation, Statut, Stigmate et Cie.

Les Grands Courants du Management Stratégique. EMS

Roulet T. (2015). Qu'il est bon d'être méchant! Paradoxe de l'illégitimité organisationnelle dans le context de la banque d'investissement.

Revue Française de Gestion

Garrette, B., Kozan, A. & Roulet T. (2014). Challenges at the Bottom of the Pyramid (Défis au bas de la Pyramide)

Management International

Aranda, A.M., Helms, W.S., Patterson, K.D.W., Roulet, T.J. and Hudson, B.A. (2023) Standing on the shoulders of Goffman: advancing a relational research agenda on stigma.

Business and Society

Pichler, R., Roulet, T. and Paolella, L. (2023) A bailout for the outlaws: interactions between social control agents and the perception of organizational misconduct.

Research in the Sociology of Organizations

Hudson, B.A., Patterson, K.D.W., Roulet T.J., Helms, W.S. and Elsbach, K. (2023) Organizational stigma: taking stock and opening new areas for research.

Journal of Management Studies.

Lander, M., Roulet, T., Heugens, P.  (2023) Tempering Temperance? A Contingency Approach to Social Movements' Entry Deterrence in Scottish Whisky Distilling

Academy of Management Journal

Roulet, T. & Bothello J. (2023) An Event-System Perspective on Disruption: Theorizing the Pandemic and Other Discontinuities through Historical and Fictional Accounts of the Plague

Academy of Management Review.

Bardon, T. Fremeaux, S., Letierce, C., Roulet, T. (2023) Making Sence of Renouncing: A Typology of Types Motives and Approaches to Renouncing at Work

European Management Review

Shymko, Y., Roulet, T.  & Pimentel, B.M. (2023). The Façade, the Face, and the Sympathies: Opening the Black Box of Symbolic Capital as a Source of Philanthropic Attractiveness.

Organization Science

Roulet, T. J. & Bothello, J. (Forthcoming) Tackling grand challenges beyond dyads and networks: Developing a stakeholder systems view using the metaphor of ballet.

Business Ethics Quarterly

Gumusay, A.. Raynard, M., Albu, O.. Etter, M. & Roulet T. (2022) Digital technology and voice: How platforms shape institutional processes through visibilization.

Research in the Sociology of Organizations

Lebrument, N., Zumbo-Lebrument, C., Rochette, C. & Roulet, T. (2021) Triggering participation in smart cities: Political efficacy, public administration satisfaction and sense of belonging as drivers of citizens' intention

Technological Forecasting & Social Change

Okazaki, S., Plangger, K., Roulet, T. and Menéndez, H.D. (2021) Assessing stakeholder network engagement.

European Journal of Marketing

Roulet, T. and Pichler, R. (2021) Blame game theory: scapegoating, whistleblowing and discursive struggles following accusations of organizational misconduct.

Organization Theory

Cristofini, O. and Roulet, T. (2020) Playing with trash: how gamification contributed to the bottom-up institutionalization of zero waste practices.

Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings

Rodner V., Roulet, T. Kerrigan F., & Vom Lehn D. (2020) Making Space for Art: A Spatial Perspective of Disruptive and Defensive Institutional Work.  

Academy of Management Journal

Roulet, T. Paolella, L., Gabionetta, C. & Muzio D. (2019) Up or Aside: Microfoundations of Institutional Change in the Career Structure of UK Elite Law Firms

Research in the Sociology of Organizations

Roulet T. (2019) Sins for Some, Virtues for Other? Media Reporting of Misconduct and the Investment Banking Industry during the Financial Crisis.

Human Relations

Bothello, J. & Roulet T. (2019) The Imposter Syndrome and The Mis-Representation of Self in Academic Life.

Journal of Management Studies

Gill, M., Roulet T. & Kerridge S (2018) Mentoring for Mental Health: Unveiling the Benefits of Formal Mentoring Programs for Mentors in the English Police Force.

Journal of Vocational Behavior

Harmon, D., Haack, P., Roulet T. (2019) Microfoundations of institutions: A matter of structure vs. agency or level of analysis?

Academy of Management Review (Dialogue section)

Daudigeos, T. Roulet, T., Valiorgue B., (2019) How Publicized Scandals Act as Catalysts of Fringe Stakeholders' Collective Action against Multinational Corporations

Business & Society

Daudigeos, T. & Roulet, T. (2018). Open-access Management Research at a Turning Point: Giving Relevance to a Stigmatized Object

M@n@gement (editorial for the 20 year anniversary issue)

Gill, M. Gill J. & Roulet, T. (2018) Constructing Trustworthy Historical Narratives: Criteria, Principles, and Techniques.

British Journal of Management

Roulet T. & Clemente, M. (2018) Let's Open Media's Black Box: Media as a Set of Heterogeneous Actors and not only as a Homogeneous Ensemble,

Academy of Management Review (Dialogue section)

Dahlin, K., Chuang Y-T, & Roulet T. (2018) Opportunities, Motivation and Ability to Learn from Failure and Errors.

Academy of Management Annals, Volume 11, 2018

Stenger, S. & Roulet, T. (2018) Pride against Prejudice? The Stakes of Concealment and Disclosure of a Stigmatized Identity for Gay and Lesbian Auditors.

Work, Employment & Society

Shymko, Y. & Roulet, T. (2017). 'When does Medici hurt DaVinci? Mitigating the Signaling Effect of Extraneous Stakeholder Relationships in the Field of Cultural Production.'

Academy of Management Journal.

Roulet, T.  (2017) Good to be disliked? The Impact of Disapproval of Organizations on Job Satisfaction.

Journal of General Management.

Roulet T., Gill M., Stenger S. & Gill, J. (2017) Reconsidering the Value of Covert Research: The Role of Ambiguous Consent in Participant Observation.

Organizational Research Methods, August 2017, 20(3)

      - Awarded Best Paper in ORM in 2017 by the Research Methods Division at the AOM

Clemente, M. Durand, R. & Roulet, T. (2017)  'The Recursive Nature of Institutional Change: An Annales School Perspective'.

Journal of Management Inquiry

Roulet, T., Gill, M. & Stenger, S. (2016). 'Cloak-and-Dagger Organizational Research: Benefits, Ethics and Challenges of Covert Participant Observation'.

Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

Roulet, T. (2015) 'What Good is Wall Street? Institutional Contradiction and the Stigma over the Finance Industry'

Journal of Business Ethics.

Roulet, T. & Touboul, S. (2015) 'The Intentions with which the Road is Paved: Attitudes to Liberalism as an Antecedent of Greenwashing.'

Journal of Business Ethics.

Clemente, M. & Roulet T. (2015) 'Public Opinion as a Source of Deinstitutionalization: A 'Spiral of Silence' Approach',

Academy of Management Review.