Assistant Professor

Department: Management and Organisation


Expertise liée aux objectifs de développement durable des Nations unies :

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  • CSR
  • Business Ethics
  • Guidelines for Writing Reports
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable and Responsible Business


  • PhD in Management, Rennes School of Business, France (2020)
  • MSc in Development Planning, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, SA (2011).
  • MSc in Politics and Administrative Sciences, Université de Kinshasa, DRC (2004)

Research interests

  • Waste management and recycling for small business and their consequences on sustainable development
  • Business ethics of informal labour
  • Local cultures and knowledge as entrepreneurship drivers
  • The role of (multi) stakeholder in addressing the complex socio-environmental problems.
  • CSR and the informal norms in developing countries.

Work Experience


  • Rennes School of Business, Rennes France.

Lecturer September 2014 – present

Courses taught :

Graduate programme (PGE 3, MSc)

– Corporate Social Responsability (CSR)

Undergraduate programme (IBPM 2)

– Business Ethics

– Guidelines for Writing Report

Research, GP Supervisor : (2014 to date)

– Areas : Sustainable development, eco-conception, CSR, Business Ethics, Circular Economy. Solid waste management and recycling.

  • University of Rennes 1 IGR-IAE, Rennes France

Lecturer January 2015 – May 2018

Course taught :

Graduate programme (Master / international mobility)

– Social Responsability and Ethics in Management

  • Institut Mines – Telecom Business School, Evry France.

Lecturer January 2017 – July 2017

Courses taught :

Graduate programme:

– Corporate Social Responsability (CSR)

– Business Ethics

– Digital Ethics

Non Academic

  • Learning Center of Rennes School of Business

Helpdesk Officer (October 2014 to present)

– Students research assistance.

– Running trainings for the use of Learning Center resources.

– Books management (borrowing and returning).

– Boxes management.

  • Quest Research Services (QRS) SA

Researcher (August, 2011 to August 2012).

– Fieldwork (interviews, focus groups, data collection).

– Conducting qualitative and quantitative researches.

– Research proposals writing and reporting.

– Data capturing, research quality verification and analysis.

– Running research briefing.

  • Nemai consulting, Johannesburg South Africa

Research Assistant (2009 Nov to July 2011: full time permanent)

– Assisting Director with different project management and admin.

– Attending clients meeting, reporting project progress.

– Fieldwork (interviews, focus groups, marketing, sales …).

– Conducting qualitative and quantitative researches.

– Conducting Social and Environmental Impact Assessment.

– Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of project progress and results.

– Research proposals writing and reporting.

– Data capturing, research quality verification and analysis.

– Project management, logistics, scheduling site visits, accommodation and flights arrangement.

– Writing proposal and running Training.


  • Member of South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN) (Student Member since November 2009).
  • Member of Institute for Waste Management in Southern Africa (IWMSA) (Student Member since November 2013).
  • Member of European Group for Organisational Studies (EGOS) (Student Member since November 2013).
  • Reviewer:

– Journal of Business Ethics

Intellectual contributions

Refereed Articles – Basic or Discovery Scholarship

  • Longondjo, C. The limits of freedom of waste-picking in Kinshasa: A New Form of Human Enslavement! 7th CEnSE Urban and Regional Economics Workshop on Social Interactions in Regions, Hällsnäs, Sweden, October 25 to 27, 2023
  • Roloff, J., Longondjo, C. The two faces of routines: Combating and enabling process failure. 83rd AOM, Boston, USA, 2-8 August 2023
  • Longondjo, C., Roloff, J. How routine dynamics of citizens, informal workers and recycling business contribute to waste management being an unsurmountable challenge in Kinshasa. EGOS 2020, Hamburg, Germany, Virtual, 2-4 July 2020
  • Etambakonga, C. L., & Roloff, J. (2020). Protecting Environment or People? Pitfalls and Merits of Informal Labour in the Congolese Recycling Industry. Journal of Business Ethics, 161(4), 815-834.
  • Simatele, D., & Etambakonga, C. L. (2015). Scavenging for solid waste in Kinshasa: A livelihood strategy for the urban poor in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Habitat International, 49, 266-274.
  • Etambakonga, C. L. (2013). Barriers to widespread biomass energy in South Africa. The Journals of MacroTrends in Energy and Sustainability, 1(1), 36-49.

Chapters in books

  • Longondjo, C. 2021. The Rise of Virtual Reality Technology in Online Courses: Ethical Issues and Policy Recommendations. Prof. Ali G. Hessami Ed. Factoring Ethics in Technology, Policy Making and Regulation, Open Access book, IntechOpen, London
  • Longondjo, E., C. (2015). Urbanization and Poverty in Kinshasa: Thinking Beyond 2015 Millennium Development Goals. In Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Retrospect (pp. 31-44). Springer, Cham.
  • Longondjo E. C.  & Mugangu, T. (2020). The role of responsible tourism in peace-building and social inclusion in war risk cities: Evidence from Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, In Tourism and Urban Risk: contemporary African perspectives, ISBN 9780367904142, December 22, 2020, Forthcoming by Routledge, 296 Pages.