Dr. Jean-Philippe Vergne ('JP') is an assistant professor at the Richard Ivey School Business. Before joining Ivey in 2011, Jean-Philippe Vergne received a PhD in Strategy at HEC Paris, where he taught strategy and leadership in the graduate, executive MBA and executive education programs. In 2011, his dissertation received the inaugural Grigor McClelland Doctoral Dissertation Award as well as the Fondation HEC's Best Dissertation Award, both of which distinguish innovative scholarship in management and organization studies.
Jean-Philippe Vergne's research deals with organizational and industry evolution, with a special focus on how the social evaluations received by organizations interact with their resources and capabilities to shape organizational trajectories. JP grants particular attention to the role played by socially contested organizations, such as arms producers or pirate organizations, in the evolution of capitalist societies.