Jean-Louis Magakian


Jean Louis is full professor in the strategy and organization department of emlyon business school, one of the highest-ranked business schools in France. Combining strategy, sociology and philosophy of the mind, Jean Louis brings a unique perspective on strategic change and organizational transformation. He is currently referent professor in custom executive education programs which leads him to work with several business leaders and top managers.  Previously consultant in strategy and CEO of a company in the sports business, he refocused his career in the academic field and has devoted himself entirely to strategic transformation education for executive practitioners and advanced students. He teaches Strategy and Sociology of Organisational Transformation at all emlyon sites, namely Shanghai, Casablanca, Paris and Lyon. His previous research activity focused on organisational cognition, strategic ideation, open strategy, and strategy as practice. He spent several months as visiting professor at Aalto Helsinki University. Jean Louis is also often invited by several French companies and administrations to give lectures and he has written articles concerning the practice of strategy and management transformations in Les Echos, the first daily French financial and business newspaper. He has published a textbook in strategy which has been available in print since 2003.