Virginie Blum - OCE, emlyon


I am a sociologist and postdoctoral researcher at emlyon business school, member of the OCE research center (Organisations: Perspectives Critiques et Ethnographiques). I am interested in corporate failures and bankruptcies and more specifically, I aim to understand how we are taking charge of it. My research is based on in-depth empirical investigations, combining ethnographic approaches based on observation and interviews, archival work and quantitative methods. My PhD thesis focused on the everyday work life of judges within a French Commercial Court. I studied governance and decision-making in a judicial organization, entrepreneurship and inequalities. 

I am currently working on a project funded by the IERDJ (the Institute of the French ministry of Justice) that I co-direct in collaboration with a sociologist and a jurist: it relies on a qualitative study of judicial administrators and liquidators.

I am an active member of the Executive Committee of the French Sociological Association since 2017. I am also a fellow at Centre Max Weber – Lyon (CNRS/ENS/Lyon 2/UJM)