Level 1 Professor
Peter earned a PhD in management science in 2000 at University of Dijon, France. He spent three years as an associate professor (maître de conférences) at University Panthéon-Assas in Paris. In 2001, he was granted the authorization to lead research in French academia (HDR). In 2003, he was awarded a full professorship at University Lumière in Lyon, and served as a member of the economics department. In September 2011, Peter moved to the management school (IAE) of University Jean Moulin in Lyon. At the university level, he served as the vice-president in charge of the scientific council and of research for two terms (2012-2020).
Peter is one of France's highly recognized specialists concerning issues of corporate (and more broadly speaking: organizational) governance. His principal fields of interest are corporate governance (its institutionalization in various settings, its linkage with financial behavior, as well as its relation to the creation of value), and entrepreneurial finance and governance. Peter's latest research includes analyses of the specific contribution of French business angels to venture finance and growth, as well as studies of the governance of particular types of organization, such as religious orders.