Assistant Professor

Pôle :

Nationalités :


  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resources
  • Organization & Management Theories
  • Managerial Skills
  • Management Consultancy
  • Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Strategy
  • Qualitative Research Methods


  • Ph.D. in Management at ESSEC Business School – Paris, France, (2009-2015)
  • French Doctorate in Management at Université de Cergy-Pontoise – Cergy-Pontoise, France, (2011-2015)
  • M. Phil. in Business Administration Research at ESSEC Business School – Paris, France, (2009-2001)
  • MBA – Master in Business Administration at the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration, Getulio Vargas Foundation (EBAPE/FGV) – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (2006-2009)
  • Post-Graduate Certificate – Specialized Master in Management Control and Corporate Finance at Federal University – UFF – Niterói, Brazil – (2003-2004)
  • Unfinished B. S. in Business Administration at Federal University – Porto Alegre (PoA), Brazil – (2001-2002)
  • Certificate in Marketing & Management at University of California – Berkeley, USA (2000)
  • B. S. in Accounting at Federal University – PoA, Brazil, (1994-1999)
  • Infantry Lieutenant School (Brazilian Army’s higher education institution) – (1995-1996)

Research interests

  • Managerial Work and Identity
  • Discourse and Narrative Theories
  • Micro-Sociology of Workplace

Work Experience

Professional Experiences (Academia and Industry)

  • Associate Professor, Management and Organization Academic Area, Rennes School of Business (September 2016-Present)
  • Assistant Professor of Management and Organization Studies, American University of Beirut – Lebanon (Since Aug/2015)
  • Affiliate Professor and Research Fellow, Grenoble École de Management – France (2013-2015)
  • PhD candidate and course instructor, ESSEC Business School – Paris, France (2009-2015)
  • Finance and Administrative Manager (previous Start-up Manager), GÁSLOCAL – Oil & Gas Industry – Joint-venture between Praxair Inc. & PETROBRAS – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2005-2008)
  • Business Manager of the Brazilian operation (previous Start-up Manager), HU-FRIEDY DO BRASIL – Dental Industry – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2002-2005)
  • General Manager of the Rio de Janeiro Branch (previous Start-up Manager),UHY Brazil – Auditing and consulting – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2001-2002)
  • Semi-senior (auditing), ARTHUR ANDERSEN – Auditing and consulting – PoA, Brazil (1998-2001)
  • Assistant (consulting and auditing), CHARNESKI & ASSOCIADOS and PAES & BORBA – Auditing and consulting – Porto Alegre, Brazil (1997-1998)

Visiting Positions

  • Cardiff Business School – 7 months in 2012-13 – Sponsors: Hugh Willmott and Robyn Thomas
  • University of London, Birkbeck College – June 2014 – Sponsor: William Fear
  • Grenoble Ecole de Management – January of 2016 – Sponsor: Gazi Islam
  • Lund University – Dates to be defined (probably May of 2016) – Sponsor: Mats Alvesson

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Cardiff Business School Organization Research Group (CORGIES)
  • Member of the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS)
  • Member of the Management Consultancy Education Support Group (CESG) – mostly UK-based scholars

Professional Honors, Prizes and Fellowships

  • Best OB Paper Award – PhD Camp 2013 – HEC-Paris
  • ESSEC PhD program merit scholarship (2009-2013)
  • Cadet first placed in the 1995 cohort of the Infantry Lieutenant School
  • First place in the 1993 cohort of the High School Cândido Godoy – PoA, Brazil

Boards / Advisory

  • Ad-hoc Board Advisor – UHY Brazil Auditing & Consulting (since 2010)
  • Ad-hoc Board Advisor – Serial N Brand Creation (since 2012)
  • Ad-hoc Board Advisor – Condão Political Marketing (since 2013)

Intellectual contributions

Publication in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Deliberative Narrative Instauration: The Process of Institution Building Using Texts as Artifacts

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo with William Fear Publié dans :Learning, Culture and Social Interaction 3(4), pg. 286-295. Date :2014

Revise and Resubmit in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Middle Managers as Boundary Subjects: Experiencing Managerial Subjectivity and Identity Transitions in a Professional Services Firm

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo with Gazi Islam Publié dans :second round of Revise & Resubmit at ‘Organization Science’.

Artefacts and Texts: A Pseudo-Philosophical Musing

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo with William Fear Publié dans :Revise & Resubmit at Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin

Working Papers (to Peer-Reviewed Journals)

On the Emergence and Nature of Middle Managers Boundary Work

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo with Annick Bourguinon Publié dans :to be submitted to Journal of Management Studies Date :2016

Playing for Real: Middle-Managers Simulations and the Construction of Organizational Simulacra

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo with Gazi Islam Publié dans :to be submitted to Organization Science Date :2016

The Role of Narrative in the Social Construction of Organizational Institutions

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo with William Fear and Marcos Barros Publié dans :to be submitted to Business History Date :2016

The Baudrillardian Concept of Simulacra in Management and Organization Studies

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo with Gazi Islam Publié dans :to be submitted to Organization Date :2017

Here be Dragons: The Boards’ Use of Minutes-as-Maps to Navigate Discourse

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo with William Fear Publié dans :to be submitted to Journal of Management Inquiry Date :2017

he Middlization and De-Middlization of Middle Managers

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo with Mats Alvesson Publié dans :data being analyzed

Iron Cages and Backstages: A Brazilian Reading of Cordiality as Ante-Institutional Work

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo with Gazi Islam Publié dans :data being analyzed

Others Relevant Publications

Opinion essay entitled Questioning capitalism in (and within) academia

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo Publié dans :published in the Academy of Management CMS division newsletter Date :2012

Article entitled The Seduction of the French Advertising Communication through Urban Public Space

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo with Diana Freitas Publié dans :Publ.Cidades Date :2012

Poem entitled Indelével / indelible

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo Publié dans :Cadernos EBAPE Date :2012

Article entitled Where and How to Establish a Business in Brazil

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo Publié dans :the Polaris International newsletter Date :2000