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Curriculum Vitae in English
Sandrine FERNEZ-WALCH English
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Jeudi, 06 Août 2015 08:14

Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor in management
(Maître de Conférences hors classe)
Toulouse School Management Research, TSM-Research (EAC 5032 CNRS)
University of Toulouse Capitole
2, rue du Doyen Gabriel Marty, 31042 Toulouse Cedex, France       
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Habilitation à diriger des recherches en sciences de gestion (HDR, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, 2001); Qualification required to supervise PhD students in France
- PhD in industrial economics: L’innovation au quotidien dans une entreprise industrielle (MINES Paris Tech, 1991)
- Diploma of Ingénieur agronome (AgroParis Tech, specialized Grande Ecole in agricultural engineering, 1985)

Work experience

Jobs occupied during my career
- Associate Professor and researcher, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, since 1992
- Assistant Professor, MINES Paris Tech (1986-1992); also worked part time in the human resources department for the Danone Group on organisational change in 1987 and 1988
- Research engineer at Centre de Gestion Scientifique de MINES Paris Tech, a French Grande Ecole (1985-1986)
- Mainly dealing with innovation management, project management, strategic management and organization theories
- Initial education and training programmes in universities, grandes écoles and other engineering schools
- In France and abroad (English speaking courses)
Main research topics
1.    Innovation multi-project management (since 2003).
Specific skills were acquired, thanks to collaborative research projects conducted with companies such as Liebherr Aerospace Toulouse. Liebherr Aerospace Toulouse is an international aircraft system manufacturer. During the research, a multi-project management framework was developed and implemented. This framework structures the R&D and innovation process of the company, by linking both innovation project management and strategy.
2.     Innovation project management as practice
This research topic deals with studying and improving innovation project management practices by taking into account the specificities of the innovation context.  It is  based on several research projects funded by private organizations. The last research project was conducted for a non-profit organisation (Thésame). Thésame manages an important public innovation support programme, which is funded by the Rhône-Alpes Region and the European Union. It aims to improve innovation management practices in around 400 small business firms. My mission was to invent a new evaluating framework in order to check if the program is relevant according to the supported firms.
Other significant activities
- In charge of the Master 1 Gestion de l’Entreprise Sociale et de Santé in Toulouse School of Management (Université Toulouse Capitole), which aims to train expert practitioners of the health and social sectors so that they become general managers: implementing continuous improvement; enhancing the legitimacy and the visibility of the diploma; partners prospecting; significant improvement in the educational content in order to take the sharp change of the French healthcare system into account.
- Books written:
Four editions of Le Management de l’innovation, de la stratégie aux projets. These books aim to update innovation management related academic knowledge and to provide a guidebook to practitioners.
The multiple Facets of Innovation Project Management. This research book aims to provide a multi-disciplinary view of innovation project management theory and practice in established firms. It can be read by both researchers and practitioners.
- Evaluating international academic conferences papers, research projects for public funders (CIFRE-French Ministry of Research Training in Industry Convention for instance), participating to national and international PhD jurys.
- Member of a community of practice, aiming to bring R&D and innovation managers closer together.

Special skills
- Innovation project management and strategic management (in a Resource-based View)
- Interpretative research according to an integrative scientific multi-disciplinary perspective
- Cooperative research projects with firms and non-profit organizations
- Providing an interface between fundamental research in management science and management practices
- Training programme development
- Differentiated teaching methods in order to take into account the specificities of the students
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