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Philippe Riot professor of strategy

Philippe RIOT

Professor of Strategy and Head of Strategy and Organizations Department

Strategy and organization

teaches strategy and strategy implementation in different programs at EMLYON. He’s in charge of the UPR Strategy and Organization. His research focuses on strategy implementation, the role of MNCs in globalization, the relationship between strategy and finance and a political approach of organizations. He has acted as consultant to many companies in France and abroad.


  1. Maître ès Philosophie - Sorbonne - Institut d’Histoire des Sciences, France
  2. DEA Sciences de Gestion spécialisation Stratégie - IGR – Université de Rennes I, France


  1. Since 2010 Head of Strategy and Organization Department (28 professors, 4 assistants) - EMLYON Business School, Ecully, France
  2. Research in philosophy, epistemology and history of sciences - lnstitut d’Histoire des Sciences - Université Pantheon-Sorbonne et Séminaire de Michel Foucault - Collège de France, France
  3. Teaching and research of strategy, organization theory, sociology and psycho-sociology - IGR – Rennes I University / EMLYON since 1998
  4. 2001 - 2008 Associate professor of strategy - Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
  5. Expertise reports for different French Ministries (Industry, Economy and Finance, etc.).
  6. Strategy and strategy implementation consultancy for several French and International firms.
  7. Co-founder of the “Professors of EMLYON College”.


  1. Strategy – Strategy implementation – Strategic change
  2. Industries : manufacturing, apparels industry, banking, insurance, health, pharmas and biotechs.

Courses taughtTop


EMBA – DUA – Master en Ingénierie Financière (MIF) – Programmes sur-mesure d’EML (open and customized programs)

Strategic change

AMP-CPA - EMBA - DUA - Programmes sur-mesure d’EML

Political analysis of organizations

MSc Program - Power and Politics

Research InterestTop

  1. The concept of strategy
  2. Strategic change
  3. Strategy and Finance
  4. MNCs and Globalization
  5. Critical approach of management disciplines