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CAVARRETTA Fabrice

Department : Management
Associate Professor
Campus de Cergy

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Biography

Fabrice Cavarretta is a professor in Management and Entrepreneurship at ESSEC Business School. He was trained at Ecole Polytechnique (BA Math), Stanford/ENSTA (Ms CS), Harvard (MBA) and INSEAD (PhD). He teaches mainly the Leadership and Entrepreneurial Manager course in master programs, coordinates the PhD Entrepreneurship seminar, and recently developed Corporate Venturing course for executives. Prof. Cavarretta's research focuses on the various paradigms Entrepreneurs and Managers use to develop new ventures. He has 12 years of operational management experience, including stints as division General Manager in a large media/telecom firm and founder of a social network start-up.

Diplomas

  • 2008 : Doctorat, Management (DMSP) (Université Paris Dauphine, France )
  • 2008 : Ph.D. in Management (Organizational Behavior) (INSEAD, France )
  • 1996 : Master of Business Administration (Harvard Business School, United States of America )
  • 1991 : Diploma (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées (ENSTA), France )
  • 1989 : Master of Science in Computer Science (exchange, NC) (Stanford University, United States of America )
  • 1988 : Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics (Ecole Polytechnique, France )

Certificates

  • 2000 : Sky diver certification (Aube Parachutisme, France)
  • 1989 : National War College (reserve) (Ecole de Guerre , France)
  • 1986 : Private Pilot License (Air France (aéro club), France)
  • 1985 : Officer Commission : Infantery Platoon Leader (Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr (ESM Saint-Cyr), France)

Career

    Full-time academic appointments

    • 2014 - Present : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)
    • 2008 - 2014 : Assistant Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)

    Other Academic Appointments

      • 1990 - 1991 : Instructor Computer Science (Lycée Buffon, France)
      • 1987 - 1988 : Instructor Mathematics (Ecole Polytechnique Féminine (EPF), France)

    Professional appointments

    • 2001 - 2003 : Founder/CEO (IPROPI.COM, France)
    • 1998 - 2000 : Managing Director BOL FRANCE (Joint-Venture with BERTELSMANN A.G.) (Vivendi Universal, France)
    • 1996 - 1997 : Division Director, Consumer Internet Access (CEGETEL) (Vivendi Universal, France)
    • 1992 - 1994 : Production Manager (Schneider Electric, France)
    • 1991 - 1992 : Technology Department Director (Schneider Electric, France)

Grants

  • 2018 : Excellence Initiative Paris//Seine 2018: full funding for a postdoc in AI to join project on Entrepreneurial Beliefs
  • 2006 : Fellowship to the Complex Systems Summer School, Santa Fe Institute
  • 1994 : Arthur Sachs Scholarship for Harvard Business School

Awards

  • 2014 : Outstanding Contribution by an Early Career Academic award, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE), Research Exchange Conference 2014, for the paper "Too Much of a Good Thing? Resource Effects in New Ventures"
  • 2011 : BPS (Business Policy and Strategy) Distinguished Paper Award at the 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, for his article, “The Dangers of Deep Knowledge: New Ventures in the U.S. Solar Industry” (co-written with N. Furr and S. Garg).
  • 2011 : Excellent Paper Award at the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference (AIE 2011) for his article entitled, “Too Much of a Good Thing? Contradictory Resource Effects in New Ventures.”
  • 2010 : Kauffaman Firm Survey Best Paper Award at the 2010 Academy of Management Conference (Montreal, Canada, 6-10 August 2010), for his paper, “Too Much of a Good Thing?: Resource Effects In New Ventures,” (co-written with N. Furr, 2009).
  • 2001 : Le Nouvel Economiste, 2001: selected among “the 50 leaders of tomorrow”
  • 1999 : TASA (Headhunter), Finalist for the “Best Manager of the Year” award
  • 1985 : French Competitive Examination in Sciences: ranked 11th Nationwide (concours ENS Ulm)

Journal articles

Books

Book chapters

Conference Proceedings

Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference

Working Papers

Press article, video or other popular media

Research activities

    Reviewer for a journal

  • Reviewer for Academy of Management Review; Administrative Science Quarterly; Journal of Organizational Behavior; Organization Science; Organization Studies
  • Role as an expert or appraisor in a research organization

  • 2011 - Present : Ad-hoc reviewer for National Science Foundation (NFS)
  • Member of an academic association

  • 2004 - Present : Member of EGOS and Academy of Management (OMT, ENT, OB, BPS, RM)

Services

  • 2011 - Present : Library Committee, ESSEC Business School, France
  • 2011 - Present : MiM/Grande Ecole (2014-...), MS CEE (2011-...), CPI (2009), MS SMIB (2010-14), ESSEC Business School, France
  • 2020 - Present : Senator, Faculty Senate, ESSEC Business School, France
  • 2008 - 2013 : Faculty Recruitment Departmental Committee, ESSEC Business School, France

Professional activities

    Member of an professional association, of an expert group or of a board of directors

  • 2010 - Present : Deways, SetKeeper, etc, Advisory to various ESSEC spanned startups, France
  • 2016 - Present : Educapital (Investment Fund in education), Advisory, France
  • 2017 - Present : Engage (Social Entreprise Advocacy), Leadership training
  • 1991 - Present : Hexagone SA (Manufacturing), Advisor to the CEO, France
  • 2020 - Present : President, Orientation Committee, Entreprise et Progrès, France
  • 2012 - 2017 : ExpertiseFrance (Fr. Gvt. foreign aid), Advisory on Entrepreneurship
  • 2010 Voyager360 (Investment Fund), Advisory CommitteeParis, France
  • 1997 - 2002 : G Partners (VC), Investment Committee, Belgique
  • 1999 - 2000 : Envol (Venture Capital), Ad hoc advisor, France
  • 2000 Texas Pacific Group (Private Equity), Ad hoc advisor, Royaume-Uni
  • 1998 - 2000 : Viventures (Venture Capital), Ad hoc advisor, Royaume-Uni

Theses

  • ZIANI-FRANCLET Z. (ESSEC Business School), Thesis director