Associate Professor
Ph.D., Business Administration, Management - ESSEC Business School
Major Coordinator
Track: Strategy and Sustainability
LEM Member
  • 2014 : Ph.D., Business Administration, Management, ESSEC Business School, France
Professional Experiences
Academic Experience
  • 2021 - present, Researcher, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France
  • 2020 - 2020, Visiting professor, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  • 2016 - 2017, Visiting professor, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2015 - 2021, Assistant Professor, Montpellier Business School, Montpellier, France
  • 2012 - 2014, Visiting professor, Huygens ING, The Hague, Netherlands
Published Papers in Refereed Journals
  • Van Lent W., Hunt R., Lerner D., (2022). Historiography and the excavation of nascent business venturing, Small Business Economics, x (y) z.
  • Van Lent W., Vives Gabriel J., Wettstein F., (2022). Moral Repair: Towards a Two-Level Conceptualization, Business Ethics Quarterly, x (y) z-z.
  • Van Lent W., Hunt R., Lerner D., (2020). Back to Which Future? Recalibrating the Time-Calibrated Narratives of Entrepreneurial Action to Account for Non-Deliberative Dynamics, Academy of Management Review, x (y) z-z.
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  • Van Lent W., Smith A.D., (2020). Using versus excusing: The Hudson’s Bay Company’s long-term engagement with its (problematic) past, Journal of Business Ethics, 166 (2) 215-231.
  • Van Lent W., Durepos G., (2019). Nurturing the historic turn: ‘History as theory' versus ‘history as method’ [guest editorial], Journal of Management History, 25 (4) 429-443.
  • Sgourev S., Van Lent W., (2017). When too many are not enough: Human resource slack and performance at the Dutch East India Company (1700?1795), Human Relations, 70 (11) 1293-1315.
Book Chapters
  • Van Lent W., Smith A., (2019), Perceiving the present by means of the past: Theorizing the strategic importance of corporate archives, in: Strategic Responsiveness and Adaptive Organizations: New Research Frontiers in International Strategic Management.
  • Van Lent W., (2015), The Dutch East India Company as an optical illusion, in: Management History: Global Past & Future.
Research fields
  • Management
  • Strategy and Ethics
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
Grande Ecole (Bachelor cycle) :
  • Fundamentals of strategy
MSc in International Business :
  • International business strategy & corporate social responsibility