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Oriane Georgeac

  • Programme: PhD in Organisational Behaviour
MiM (HEC Paris), MSc (University Paris Descartes)  

Oriane Georgeac is a third-year PhD student in Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. She currently investigates (1) how perceptions of diversity in organizations influence people’s attitudes towards minorities, and (2) how various discourses used to promote diversity in the workplace relate to psychological essentialism and stereotyping. She 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, Oriane discovered 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 delve into cognitive psychology.

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) and carried out research on the link between risk taking and power affordance, as well as on the distinction between the concepts of power and control. She was awarded two grants from the Franco-Dutch Network and Ecole Normale Supérieure for this work. She has since been received research grants from the British Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and London Business School’s Leadership Institute, as well as a travel award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP).

Research interests

  • Intergroup interactions
  • Gender stereotyping
  • Psychological essentialism
  • Diversity ideologies
  • Diversity in the workplace