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Dr Corentin Curchod

BSc (ESCP Europe Business School), Agrégation (ENS Cachan, France), MA (Paris Sorbonne, France), PhD (Ecole Polytechnique, France)
Assistant Professor in Strategy

Division: Strategy and International Business
Tel: +44 (0) 115 9515198
Location: C13 (Si Yuan Building, Jubilee Campus)

Corentin Curchod is an Assistant Professor of Strategy. Prior to Nottingham, he was on the faculty of the Audencia Nantes School of Management and University of Paris 1 Sorbonne, both in France.

Research Interests
Market Dynamics; Market Categorization; Organizational Behaviour; Market Governance; Interfirm Relationships; Socio-Economics

Administrative Roles
Extenuating Circumstances Co-Ordinator
Extenuating Circumstances Officer (UG)
Extenuating Circumstances Officer (PhD)
I am module convenor of the following modules:


Management Strategy (N12616)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Current Research Activities
Corentin's research interests are at the crossroad of strategy, organizational theory and organizational behaviour. His research is phenomenon driven and focuses on three main areas:

1- How do individuals develop their work identity in contexts of change or in new work settings? For example, a large scale research on eBay business sellers has revealed the intense identity work of these workers. A research is currently in progress about the tensions inherent to professional identities, with the case of pharmacists.

2- How do new work settings impact on work practices and relationships? The gig economy and online platform-based work are the main phenomenon currently under study. In particular, online evaluations have been shown to impact greatly on those who are subjected to them.

3- How marketplaces compete in their marketplace and are regulated? This broad research interest has led to study different types of marketplace, from a fresh product wholesale market to a producer fish auction market, including the eBay online market.

These studies have shown, among other findings that marketplaces are more than a mechanics of supply and demand: they involve dynamics of compliance to, deviation from, and efforts to influence, existing rules and norms.

This dynamics has been revealed at the transactional level (between buyers and sellers) and, in a research still in progress, at governance (between the market owner and market participants) and institutional levels (between the regulator and the market owner).

Publications prior to 2005

Publications prior to 2005

Journal Articles

Curchod, C.; Dumez, H.; Jeunemaitre, A. (2004), "Une étude de l'organisation du transport aérien en Europe : les vertus de l'analyse quali-quantitative comparée pour l'exploration de la complexité", Revue Internationale de Politique Comparée, Vol.11 (1), pp. 85-100.

Curchod, C. (2003), "La méthode comparative en sciences de gestion : vers une approche quali-quantitative de la réalité managériale", Finance-Contrôle-Stratégie, Vol.6 (2), pp. 155-177.

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Curchod, C.; Morales, J.; Talbot, D. (2015), "Des organisations sous pression. Quand la legitimite, l'identite et le sensemaking sont menaces", Revue Française de Gestion, Vol.41, pp. 11-21.

Curchod, C.; Patriotta, G.; Neysen, N. (2014), "Categorization and identification: The identity work of 'business sellers' on eBay", Human Relations, Vol.67 (11), pp. 1293-1320.

Curchod, C. (2010), "Buyer strategizing in continually recreated markets: loyalty, deviance and defection", Strategic Organization, Vol.8 (4), pp. 313-346.

Curchod, C. (2008), "Stratégies d'intermédiation et dynamiques de chaînes de valeur leçons tirées de l'intermédiation électronique", Finance-Contrôle-Stratégie, Vol.11 (2), pp. 7-28.

Chapters in Books

Curchod, C. (2010), "Cooparation-conflit et fixation des prix : le cas du marche de Rungis", in S. Yami and F. Le Roy (ed) strategies de coopatition, Rivaliser et coopérer simultanément. De Boeck: Brussel..


Curchod, C.; Patriotta, G.; Cohen, L.; Neysen, N. 2015, "Making sense of being accountable: online customer-based evaluations at Ebay", at 31st EGOS Colloquium, Athens, July 1st.

Curchod, C.; Patriotta, G.; Cohen, L.; Neysen, N. 2015, "Being accountable through customer-based evaluations: sensemaking, power and identity at work", at Paper presented at the Academy of Management.



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