Dr Jean-Michel VIOLA

Associate Professor

Pôle : Strategy and Innovation

Nationalités :


  • Strategic Management.
  • Knowledge Management
  • Technology Management


  • Postdoctoral research in knowledge management partnerships, HEC Montréal
  • Ph.D., Strategic Management, HEC Montréal (2000)
  • MBA, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Licence, Economics, Université Paris 2


Research Interests

  • Growth options : M&A and alliances
  • Technological models in high tech industries
  • Knowledge audit
  • Knowledge creation

Work Experience


  • Associate Professor, Strategy & Innovation Academic area, Rennes School of Business (2010 – Present)
  • Acting Dean, Rennes School of Business (July 2017 – December 2017)
  • Associate Professor, CEU (2008 – 2010)
  • Affiliate professor, ESC Rennes School of Business (2008 – 2010)
  • Assistant Professor, HEC Montréal (2000 – 2007)

Non Academic

  • Treasury Support Group, JP MORGAN (1988-1991)



Service to the institution

College Assignments


  • 2013-2014: AOL
  • 2013-2014: Academic Board
  • 2013-2014: Management Committee
  • 2011-2014: Dean’s Council

Intellectual contributions

Refereed Articles Contribution to Practice

Public-Private partnership: elements for a project-based management typology

Auteurs :Mazouz, B., Facal, J., & Viola, J Publié dans :Project Management Journal Date :2008

Discipline-Based Scholarship

Alliances stratégiques et gestion des connaissances

Auteurs :Viola, J Publié dans :Studia Negotia Review (2), 3-22. Date :2010

Refereed Proceedings Discipline-Based Scholarship

Putting a price on the invisible: how financial market are valuing the drug development process

Auteurs :Viola, J. & Yankova, D Publié dans :4 ème Congrès sur la chaîne des médicaments Date :2011

Assessing the European Union technological integration: how new members and candidates are doing?

Auteurs :Viola, J Publié dans :The 8th International Scientific Conference, Investmens in the future Date :2011

Radiographie de l'activité inventive des pays émergents : le cas des brevets

Auteurs :Viola, J Publié dans :Colloque du CEDIMES Date :2010

Pathways to the knowledge economy in CEE

Auteurs :Viola, J. Publié dans :International conference, Economies of Central and Eastern Europe: Convergences, Opportunities and Challenges Date :2009

Toward a better ft between stage of growth, business model and board's composition; Evidence of various governance configurations in the North American biotech industry

Auteurs :Viola, J. & Legrand, C Publié dans :8th International Conference on Governance, Florence, Italy, June 18-19 Date :2009

Books, Monographs, Compilations, Manuals Book

Gestion stratégique des relations duales, Sarrebruck, Germany

Auteurs :Viola, J. Publié dans :Editions Universitaires Européennes Date :2010

Management des grandes entreprises dans l'économie du savoir, Montréal, Canada

Auteurs :Viola, J. Publié dans :Chenelière Education - McGraw-Hill Date :2006

Chapters, Cases, Readings, Supplements Chapter

La gestion des connaissances dans un organisme public

Auteurs :Viola, J. & Morin, H Publié dans :Hermes Science Publications Date :2007

Learning-by-doing knowledge externalization: from boundary objects to the emergence of tacit knowledge

Auteurs :Viola, J. & Jacob, R Publié dans :Wiley-ISTE Date :2006