Dima YOUNES

Associate Professor

Research center : OCE

Doctorat en sociologie

Strategy & business models

Bio

I am an associate professor of strategy and organization theory and a member of the OCE research center. I am interested in the transformations of capitalism and its implications on some social trends. I examine how policy makers attempt to regulate markets, how businesses consequently transform and adapt, and the consequences on work, family life, exclusion and poverty. I am also interested in how people resist these tendencies, find alternatives, and challenge the ethics behind them. My work is mainly qualitative although I sometimes use quantitative methods to show structural trends. Currently, I am involved in three projects: the first one examines solidarity and resistance to some neoliberal trends and their ethics in large corporations; the second one explores how the lockdown conditions transformed our relationship to work, partners and children. It studies the relationship between professional and private life in this particular context; and the third one investigates possibilities of alternatives to neoliberal arrangements in extreme contexts involving economic crisis, poverty, and disasters. It focuses on creativity, engagement and social innovations.

2011: PhD in Sociology, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (SciencesPo, Paris)
  • 2006: Master of Research in Sociology of Organization, SciencesPo, Paris
  • 2004: MSc. Regional and Urban Planning, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • 2003: BA in Economics, minor Mathematics. American University of Beirut.
2013 - Now: Assistant Professor, emlyon business school
  • 2011- 2013: Post-doctoral Fellow, IDHE research center (CNRS/Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan)
  • 2009 - 2011: Lecturer (taught courses: Organization Theory and General Sociology), Université de Lille3
  • 2006 – 2009: Instructor, Sciences-Po, Paris
  • 2004 – 2005: consultant. United Nations Development Program (UNDP)