Why? Why not? What if? Asking questions has been the main driver in my life as a woman and as an academic, often unsatisfied or uncomfortable with how things are, how we are told things are supposed to be. I love the excitement combined with the anguish of being puzzled by something. And I like turning to the obvious – philosophy, sociology, academic journals…- and less obvious – poetry, the body, children… – in search of answers. My interests, as are my origins, are eclectic, combining perspectives of the South and the North, of cultural and inter-disciplinary dialogues. Being a researcher for me, is about asking questions as a first step of an act of inconformity with the state of the world, to speak out and act up, in the classroom, in songs, on the streets, or on the black and white contrast of my writing.


  1. Bouilloud, J.P., Pérezts, M., Viale, T., Schaeplynk, V., (2018, forthcoming) Beyond the stable image of institutions: using Institutional Analysis to tackle classic questions in Institutional Theory, Organization Studies.
  2. Acosta, P., Pérezts, M. (2017) Unearthing Sedimentation Dynamics in Political CSR: The Case of Colombia, Journal of Business Ethics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-017-3502-x

Personal website: www.marperezts.com

emlyon business school webpage in French: https://www.em-lyon.com/fr/faculte-recherche-enseignement-superieur/faculte-recherche-emlyon/faculte-permanente/Professeurs-permanents/Mar-PEREZTS

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=UTXd3vIAAAAJ&hl=fr&oi=ao