My Research Themes Are

  • Corporate cultures in a globalized world (managing global and local levels).
  • Intercultural leadership
  • Talent attraction
  • Organizational entry


My current research on the French Management Culture

With Frank Bournois (Dean ESCP Europe) and Ezra Suleiman (Professor, Princeton University) we're currently running a comprehensive and global project on the French management culture as perceived by the non-French managers working in CAC 40 companies.


Almost half of CAC 40 companies took part in the study, with more than 5,000 non-French managers contacted. With a response rate of 46%, our sample is made of 2,985 respondents of 96 nationalities and working in 75 countries.


The research highlights that French management is very specific for 63% of the respondents. The key features of French management are investigated and analyzed. Results show what makes French management attractive (creativity, adaptability, using networks effectively) but also expectations about what may be improved (less centralization, less hierarchy, less implicitness...).


Data are currently being processed by nationalities, age, gender and a book is currently being written about this research.


For more information on the project click HERE or watch the video below!


L'Exception française - April 8th, 2015.

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

This part is more targeted at a public of academics and researchers in the management field.


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  • Jaidi Y., Perrot S., 2014, Comportements proactifs de socialisation: à la recherche des déterminants individuels communs, Management et Avenir, n°70, pages 135-151, Management Prospective Ed. PDF.
  • Jaidi Y., Thévenet M., 2012, Managers During Crisis: The Case of a Major French Manufacturer, The International Journal of Human Resources Management. PDF.
  • Jaidi Y., Point S., 2011, Décrypter les comportements de recherche d'emploi des jeunes diplômés, Revue de Gestion des Ressources Humaines, 81, Juillet - Août - Septembre 2011. PDF.
  • Jaidi Y., Van Hooft E.A.J., Arends, L. R., 2011, Recruiting highly educated graduates: A Study on the Relationship between recruitment information sources, the theory of planned behavior and actual job pursuit, Human Performance, 24, 135-157. PDF.