Associate Professor

Pôle : Management and Organisation

Nationalités :


  • Organisational Behavior
  • Organisation & Management Theories
  • Managerial Skills
  • Leadership
  • 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 Organisation Academic Area, Rennes School of Business (September 2016-Present)
  • Assistant Professor of Management and Organisation 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

  • Hitotsubashi University (Japan) – November/2018 – Sponsor: Endo Takahiro
  • 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

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)

Refereeing for Journals

Active reviewer for the following journals:

  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • Organization

Intellectual contributions

Refereed Articles - Basic or Discovery Scholarship

Contracting Sugarcane Farming in Global Agricultural Value Chains in Eastern Africa: Debates, Dynamics and Struggles

Auteurs :Martiniello, G., Azambuja, R. Publié dans :Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy, 8(1–2) 208–231, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1177/2277976019851955 Date :2019

Lost in Translation? Transferring Creativity Insights from Arts into Management

Auteurs :Bourguinon, A., Azambuja, R., Dorsett, C Publié dans :Organization, Vol. 27(5) pp.717 –741 Date :2020

Working at the Boundaries: Middle Managerial Work as a Source of Emancipation and Alienation

Auteurs :Azambuja, R., Islam, G Publié dans :Human Relations, 72 (3), pp. 534-564 Date :2019

Alternative Visions : Permaculture as imaginaries of anthropocene

Auteurs :Roux-Rosier, A., Azambuja, R., Islam, G. Publié dans :Organization , Vol 25 (4), pp. 550-572 Date : 2018

Artefacts and Texts: A Pseudo-Philosophical Musing

Auteurs :Fear, W., Azambuja, R Publié dans :Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin’ (The British Psychological Society), 19, Spring Date :2015

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

Others Relevant Publications

O que está em jogo na economia das plataformas?

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo Publié dans :Fundacao Dom Cabral weekly management knowledge review, Belo Horizonte, Brazil Date :2020

Flexibilité ou précarité ? L’essor du nombre d’autoentrepreneurs fait débat

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo Publié dans :Ouest-France 03/03/2020 Date :2020

La permaculture, une alternative aux modèles de sociétés humaines?

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo Publié dans :Grenoble École de Management Actualités, September Date :2019

La permaculture tire le meilleur parti des interactions naturelles entre les êtres vivants

Auteurs :Azambuja, R., Roux-Rosier, A., Islam, G. Publié dans :Le Monde 22/02/2019 Date :2019

Le management around the world

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo Publié dans :Le Monde des Grandes Ecoles et Universités, le Magazine, Number 86, September 2019 Date :2019

Middle Managers on a Knife-edge

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo Publié dans :Management Insights, Rennes School of Business, Rennes, France, September Date :2018

Food for Managerial Thought – When Agriculture Does Business Differently

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo Publié dans :Management Insights, Rennes School of Business, Rennes, France, September Date :2018

Parole d'expert. La permaculture n'est pas un mouvement agricole neutre.

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo Publié dans :Ouest-France 31/08/2018 Date :2018

La position délicate des cadres intermédiaires.

Auteurs :Azambuja Ricardo Publié dans :Le Monde 12/05/2018 Date :2018

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

Refereed proceedings - Discipline-Based Scholarship

  • Azambuja, Ricardo and Anahid Roux-Rosier, Permaculture Relational Autonomy as a Post Growth Strategy of Resistance. Colloque « Humains, Animaux, Nature : Quelle Ethique des Vertus pour le Monde qui Vient ? », Cerisy, France. June 2019
  • Azambuja, Ricardo and Gazi Islam, « Ambivalent Deviance as a Managerial Response to Structural Strain. In: 11th International Symposium on Process Organisation Studies PROS, Chania, Greece, June 2019
  • Azambuja, Ricardo and Anahid Roux-Rosier, « Permanent Dreamers: Boundaries, Communities, and Permaculture. » 6th CR3+ Conference – The plural voices of corporate responsibility, Audencia, Nantes, France, June 2018
  • Azambuja, Ricardo and Gazi Islam, « Middle Managers as Boundary Subjects. » 36th Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism, Tokyo, Japan, August 2018
  • Azambuja, Ricardo and Annick Bourguinon, « Middle-Managers and their Boundary Work: An Ethnographic Study. » Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, United States of America, August 2017
  • Azambuja, Ricardo and Miguel Pina Cunha. Feeling like a boundary subject: middle managers’ paradoxical experience of work. In: 9th International Process Symposium PROS, Kos, Greece, June 2017
  • Azambuja, Ricardo and Gazi Islam. Playing for Real: Middle Managers’ Simulations and the Construction of Organizational Simulacra. 8th International  Symposium on Process Organization Studies, Corfu, Greece, June 2016
  • Azambuja, Ricardo and Gazi Islam, « Experiencing Managerial Subjectivity and Identity Transitions in a Professional Services Firm. 7th International Symposium on Process Organization Studies, Kos, Greece, June 2015
  • Azambuja, Ricardo and Gazi Islam. Simulating Organizational Reality: Middle-Managers, Virtual Power, and the Construction of Organizational Simulacra. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, August 2015