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Frédéric Godart is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD, in Fontainebleau, France. His research focuses on factors leading to the emergence of creativity in organizations and on the global dynamics of creative industries. More specifically, he explores the impact of formal and informal social networks on the emergence of novel and useful ideas, and the role played by stylistic and cultural dynamics in the formation of firms' identities. In terms of sectors, he covers fashion and luxury (e.g., design, modeling, watchmaking, footwear).
Frédéric received his PhD in Sociology from Columbia University in the City of New York. He also holds an MPhil in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge (Trinity College) in the United Kingdom, an MSc in Management from Sciences Po Paris, and is a former fellow of the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan in France. He has recently been accredited to supervise research in management at Dauphine University in Paris. Prior to joining INSEAD as a full-time tenure-track faculty, he spent two years there as a post-doctoral research and teaching fellow. He has received several prestigious awards such as the Academy of Management OB Division’s 2012 Best Paper Award.
At INSEAD, Frédéric teaches Organizational Behavior II: Leading Organizations (OB2), Power & Politics (P&P), and Value Creation in Luxury & Fashion (VCL&F) in the MBA program. The goal of OB2 is to help students understand and leverage the social dynamics that occur in organizations. The aim of P&P is to help students develop a conceptual framework to understand power, and gain defensive and offensive political skills. In VCL&F Frédéric offers a broad overview of luxury and fashion to help students conduct successful careers in these sectors. He also teaches Organizational Sociology and Advanced Topics in OB/OT in the PhD program. He has written various cases on the luxury and fashion industries (LVMH, Raf Simons at Dior, WGSN...)
He has published his research in a wide range of leading academic peer reviewed journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Organization Studies, the Annual Review of Sociology, and Social Forces, in practitioner-oriented journals (notably Harvard Business Review), and in several edited books. Frédéric wrote a book on the structure and culture of the fashion industry, Sociologie de la mode (A Sociology of Fashion), which has been translated into Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish (Argentina). An extended English translation (at Palgrave-MacMillan) is available with the title Unveiling Fashion. He also wrote a book on the intellectual history of fashion, Penser la Mode (Thinking about Fashion). His work and expertise has been extensively featured in several international media such as The New York Times, El País, The Financial Times or Women's Wear Daily, and in French national media such as Le Monde, Les Échos, or Le Figaro.
Prior to completing his PhD, Frédéric worked for three year with McKinsey & Company in Belgium. There, he developed his practical business knowledge in several functional areas, in particular competitive intelligence and social network analysis. He was also involved in multiple strategic studies for a wide range of clients across industrial sectors.
- JOURNAL ARTICLES - Task Complexity and Shared Value Orientation: Exploring the Moderators of a Social Dilemma in Team Social Networks - Industrial and Corporate Change
- JOURNAL ARTICLES - Fashion with a Foreign Flair: Professional Experiences Abroad Facilitate the Creative Innovations of Organizations - Academy of Management Journal
- JOURNAL ARTICLES - Making the Most of the Revolving Door: The Impact of Outward Personnel Mobility Networks on Organizational Creativity - Organization Science
- BOOK CHAPTERS - Turning Points and the Space of Possibles: A Relational Perspective on the Different Forms of Uncertainty - Palgrave
- JOURNAL ARTICLES - Sociology of Fashion: Order and Change - Annual Review of Sociology
- JOURNAL ARTICLES - Empires, Federated Arrangements, and Kingdoms: Using Political Models of Governance to Understand Firms’ Creative Performance - Organization Studies
- BOOKS - Unveiling Fashion: Business, Culture, and Identity in the Most Glamorous Industry - Palgrave Macmillan
- BOOKS - Penser la mode: Textes choisis et présentés par Frédéric Godart - IMF Edition
- JOURNAL ARTICLES - Switchings under Uncertainty: The Coming and Becoming of Meanings - Poetics
- BOOKS - Sociologie de la mode - La Découverte
- JOURNAL ARTICLES - Network-Domains in Combat and Fashion Organizations - Organization
- JOURNAL ARTICLES - How Do Cultural Producers Make Creative Decisions? Lessons from the Catwalk - Social Forces
- BOOK CHAPTERS - Märkte als soziale Formationen
- JOURNAL ARTICLES - Mobilizing Identities: Uncertainty and Control in Strategy - Theory, Culture & Society
- JOURNAL ARTICLES - Sector-specific Regulation in European Electronic Communications - Meant to Disappear? - Info - The Journal of Policy, Regulation and Strategy for Telecommunications