Oriane Georgeac

  • Degree Programme: PhD in Organisational Behaviour

MiM (HEC Paris), MSc (University Paris Descartes)  


Oriane Georgeac is a 6th-year PhD student in Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. Her research interests focus on how people respond to organizational messages about diversity. In one program of research, she investigates the effects of organizations’ justifications for why they value diversity on underrepresented group members and team managers. In another stream of her research, she examines how people respond to information reflecting organizations’ achievements in increasing women’s representation in top leadership. Her research across these two streams offers novel insights into how organizations’ efforts to support diversity may paradoxically prevent them from advancing toward their diversity goals.

Oriane holds a Master’s in Management from HEC Paris, and an MSc in cognitive science from University Paris Descartes (Paris V), with a specialization in cognitive psychology. While still a business student, she discovered a love for the field of psychology during an exchange program at the University of Southern California (USC). Her working experiences at KPMG and L’Oréal then piqued her interest in the psychological processes at play in organizations, and ultimately informed her decision to pursue an academic career in organizational behavior.

Prior to joining the London Business School, Oriane worked at the University of Aix-Marseille on the link between stereotype threat and long-term unemployment in senior workers. She then joined in the Department of Social Psychology of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) where she carried out research on the link between risk taking and power affordance, as well as on the theoretical distinction between the constructs of power and control. She was awarded two grants from the Franco-Dutch Network and Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) for this work. She has since received several research grants from the British Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the London Business School’s Leadership Institute.

Oriane is currently on the job market, pursuing a tenure-track faculty position in organizational behavior where she can continue conducting theoretically meaningful research on pressing issues of diversity in the workplace.

Research interests

  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Cases for diversity
  • Intergroup relations
  • Perceptions of social progress
  • Gender inequality
  • Attitudes towards women
  • Motivation
  • Mindsets and lay theories