My research deals with the organizational aspects of online communities, with a focus on coordination (team formation, signaling, self-organization, allocation of efforts…), and mostly through empirical investigations based on large datasets. I teach the economics and management of innovation in several Master’s programs, with a special emphasis on innovative entrepreneurship and startups, all the more so since this in line with my other responsibilities both within EIT Digital, where I lead since 2014 and on behalf of UPMC the production of online contents dedicated to teaching innovation and entrepreneurship, and as the managing director of the science-based incubator Agoranov in Paris. Agoranov’s incubation and acceleration program has indeed given birth since 2003 to 300+ innovative startups, among which 5 companies are now publicly listed, including Criteo on the NASDAQ. These companies currently represent 5000 direct active jobs. I am an alumnus of Ecole Polytechnique, ENSAE (Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Analyse Economique) and EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) and I have a PhD in economics also from Ecole Polytechnique. In Oxford, I am a former Visiting Fellow of All Souls College.
Online coordination, computational social sciences, innovative entrepreneurship, startups.