Professor level 1

Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches

Law, Management & Social Sciences

Research topics

1. Health & Safety at Work

Integrating changing environmental and organizational imperatives in order to change management practices in a move towards employee health within the meaning of WHO. Health is not the absence of disease but a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.

2. The new forms of organization strongly impact team management

Management through sense-making offers constructive paths for managers oriented by missions, goals to be achieved and the challenges of change. There is a move from traditional leadership to a more spiritual leadership.

3. Diversity and equal opportunities

The aim is to promote diversity in companies, to inform, encourage and develop this approach with various partners, taking over from associations and unions. Beyond our republican values, our work aims to develop practices that are virtuous and effective in socio-economic terms.

4. Human resources management

Human resources management is facing new challenges to change the social and psychological contract between employees and their company (changing expectations of customers, for example in recruitment, social responsibility, changing activities and the balance between economic and social performance).



  • Member of the Académie de l'Ethique (Ethics Academy): This non-profit organization, dedicated to thinking on ethics as a key component for the future of our societies, brings together people from different cultures.
  • Member of the International Institute of Social Audit (IAS): for over 30 years this association has been promoting the practice of social audit in France and abroad, and most recently social responsibility of companies. This non-profit association brings together practitioners and academics who, through their work, contribute to the promotion and the development of social audit concepts and methodologies.
  • A member of the French Human Resource Management Association (Association Francophone de Gestion des Ressources Humaines - AGRH), a non-profit organization, aiming to promote research and training in Human Resources Management in the French-speaking community. Co-founder and co-principal investigator of the thematic group Health & Safety at Work (Sécurité au Travail) with E. Abord De Chatillon, a professor at the University of Grenoble.

Communications & Seminars

  • Bachelard O., Beeler B., Magakian J.L., (2014),La sensibilisation aux enjeux de la santé et la sécurité au travail en GRH: proposition d'une approche Dialogique, 25th AGRH congress, Chester, November 6 and 7, 2014.
  • Bachelard O., Cimbaro Y., Héritier N., (2014),L'apprentissage vecteur d''égalité des chances dans l'enseignement supérieur : Label diversité, cas du CFA Formasup Ain, Rhône, Loire, 10th International Diversity Conference, Pau, October 2, 3 and 4, 2014.
  • Bachelard O., MAO J., (2014),Audit social et RSE en chine : quelles spécificités ?, 16th Spring University of Social Audit, Beijing, May 26, 27 and 28, 2014.
  • Bachelard O., Hervet G., (2013), «L'analyse du discours des dirigeants d'écoles de commerce sur l'intériorisation des normes », 31st Summer University of Social Audit, Mons, August 29 and 30 2013.