I'm a Professor of Organizational Theory and Management at iaelyon, the business school of the University Lyon Jean Moulin.

I came to academia after a five-year long experience in economic forecasts and market studies. I defended my doctoral dissertation on the dynamics of escalation and de-escalation in Paris Dauphine University in 1999.

My research focuses on organizational decision-making. Specifically, I study escalation of commitment and innovation ventures. I studied several cases of escalation in the pharmaceutical, building material, eye glasses, and movie industries. I also conduct some research on decision routines.

I also have a special interest in research methods and try to promote it through regular workshops held within AIMS, the French management association.

I am in charge of the master ERM Research and Studies in Management at iaelyon in collaboration with emlyon business school, University Lyon Lumière and University Lyon Jean Monnet.

Full vitae: CV2007.pdf

Contact: isabelle.royer@univ-lyon3.fr

Isabelle Royer