Prior to joining ESSEC, Dr Ioana Lupu was a Lecturer in Management Control at Queen Mary University London and a Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow at Cass Business School, Centre for the Study of Professional Service Firms working on an EU funded project. She is the author of a book based on her PhD dissertation: “Carrières de femmes. Identité, socialisation et vie familiale dans les cabinets d’audit et d’expertise“ [Women’s careers. Identiy, Socialization and family life in the accounting firms], Vuibert Editions, Paris (2014).
Her work received commendations such as: Faculty Transnational Research Best Conference Paper Award, Best Conference Paper Based on a Dissertation Award, and Best Paper by a Transnational Student Award (Academy of Management, 2012, 2013). Ioana's papers are published in Organization Science, Organization Studies, Human Relations, Harvard Business Review, Critical Perspectives on Accounting and Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal.
Currently, Ioana is working on projects exploring control, identity, temporal experiences, body and compulsive behaviours in knowledge-intensive firms (audit and law firms). More recently, she examines how the COVID-19 pandemic shapes workplaces, specifically in the areas of digital transformation and data-driven performance management.
Ioana is interested in supervising PhD students on the above-mentioned research themes.
- 2014 : Marie-Curie Intra-European Fellowship (IEF) (Cass Business School, United Kingdom)
- 2011 : Ph.D. in Management Control (Conservatoire National des Arts & Métiers (CNAM), France)
- 2003 : MSc in Decision and Management Control (Academia de Studii Economice din Bucuresti, Romania)
- 2017 - Present : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)
- 2016 - 2017 : Lecturer in Management Control (Queen Mary University, United Kingdom)
- 2012 - 2014 : Assistant Professor (Neoma Business School, France)
- 2014 - 2016 : Marie-Curie Intra-European Fellowship (Cass Business School, United Kingdom)
- 2021 - Present : Track Head (ESSEC Business School, France)
- 2021 - Present : Track Head (ESSEC Business School, France)
- 2021 - Present : Track Head Cima track (ESSEC Business School, France)
Full-time academic appointments
Other Academic Appointments
- 2014 : Intra-European Marie Curie Fellowship (2 years), € 232,000. (European Commission, Belgium)
- 2010 : AFC mobility grant (Association Francophone de Comptabilité, France)
- 2006 : Doctoral scholarship granted by the United Nations Development Program and the Romanian Government (two years), € 20,000 (Romania)
- 2019 : Kanter Nominee for the year 2019 for her article “When the past comes back to haunt you: The enduring influence of upbringing on the work–family decisions of professional parents” which was selected as a nominee of the annual Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research
- 2018 : Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of Business & Management, Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Research on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (CRED). (Queen Mary University of London. School of Economics and Finance, United Kingdom)
- 2016 : Mary Parker Follett Award Outstanding Paper 2015, Emerald Publishing.
- 2013 : "William H. Newman Award Nominee”, for best paper based on a dissertation, 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM) Conference, Orlando, USA. (Academy of Management)
- 2013 : “Faculty Transnational Research Best Conference Paper Award”, Gender, Diversity and Organization Division (GDO), 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM) Conference, Orlando, USA. (Academy of Management)
- 2012 : Best Conference Paper Based on a Dissertation Award”, Sage Publications , AOM Conference, Boston, USA. (Sage Publications)
- 2012 : Ph.D. dissertation publication award (Fondation Nationale pour l'Enseignement de la Gestion des Entreprises (FNEGE), France)
- 2012 : “Best Paper by a Transnational Student Award”, AOM Conference, Boston, USA. (Academy of Management)
- LUPU, I., RUIZ-CASTRO, M. and LECA, B. (2022). Role Distancing and the Persistence of Long Work Hours in Professional Service Firms. Organization Studies, 43(1), pp. 7-33.
- LUPU, I. and RUIZ-CASTRO, M. (2021). Work-Life Balance Is a Cycle, Not an Achievement. Harvard Business Review, Digital.
- LUPU, I. and ROKKA, J. (2021). ‘Feeling in Control’: Optimal Busyness and the Temporality of Organizational Controls. Organization Science, In press.
- LUPU, I. (2021). An autoethnography of pregnancy and birth during Covid times: Transcending the illusio of overwork in academia? Gender, Work and Organization, 28(5), pp. 1898–1911.
- RUSSO, M. and LUPU, I. (2021). Why Young Professionals Should Prioritize Rest Over Work. Harvard Business Review, online.
- LUPU, I., SPENCE, C. and EMPSON, L. (2018). When the Past Comes Back to Haunt You: The Enduring Influence of Upbringing on the Work–Family Decisions of Professional parents. Human Relations, 71(2), pp. 155-181.
- LUPU, I. (2017). Your Feelings About Work-Life Balance Are Shaped by What You Saw Your Parents Do. Harvard Business Review, Digital.
- LUPU, I. and SANDU, R. (2017). Intertextuality in corporate narratives: a discursive analysis of a contested privatization. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 30(3), pp. 53-564.
- LE THEULE, M.A. and LUPU, I. (2016). Publishing without Editors or Authors? Competing Logics, Circulation, and Cultural Creation in a Publishing Firm. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 38(July), pp. 14-33.
- LUPU, I. and EMPSON, L. (2015). Illusio and overwork: Playing the game in the accounting field. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 28(8), pp. 1310-1340.
- LUPU, I. (2012). Approved routes and alternative paths: the construction of women’s careers in large accounting firms. Evidence from the French Big Four. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 23(4-5), pp. 351-369.
- LUPU, I. and SANDU, R. (2008). Beyond the balance sheet: Intellectual Capital disclosure in transition economies. A Case Study from the Oil Industry. Journal of Accounting and Management Information Systems (JAMIS), 24, pp. 88-100.
- LUPU, I., SANDU, R. and BOGDAN, A. (2007). Les rapports narratifs du management, sont-ils équilibrés ? Etude de cas sur la reconnaissance du capital intellectuel dans les rapports annuels”, Journal of Accounting and Management Information Systems, no. 20, pp. 98-111, (with Bogdan, A. & Sandu, R.). Journal of Accounting and Management Information Systems (JAMIS), 20.
Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference
- LUPU, I., CASTRO, M.R. and LECA, B. (2019). Role Distancing as Identity Work. Insights from Renouncing Long Hours in Professional Service Firms. In: 35th EGOS Colloquium 2019.
- LUPU, I. and ROKKA, J. (2018). The Cycle of Business: How Professionals Get Addicted to the Timeflow of Busines. In: 10th International Process Symposium (PROS) 2018 sium 2018.
- LUPU, I. and ROKKA, J. (2018). The Cycle of Busyness: How Professionals Get Addicted to the Timeflow of Busyness. In: 2018 Warwick Summer School on Practice-Based Studies: Practice & Process Research.
- LUPU, I. and ROKKA, J. (2018). The Cycle of Dynamics: How Professionnals Get Addicted to the Timeflow of Busyness. In: 78th Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
- LUPU, I. and STENGER, S. (2018). We All Have Better Things to Do Than Do Audit Work". Accepting Compromises in Audit Work: An Ethnography of Junior Auditors in Big 4 Firms. In: 2th Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting (IPA) Conference 2018.
Press article, video or other popular media
- LUPU, I. and RUIZ-CASTRO, M. (2021). Equilibre entre vie professionnelle et privée : un cycle à alimenter, et pas une fin en soi ! Harvard Business Review (France) : Chroniques d'experts.
- LUPU, I., RUIZ-CASTRO, M. and LECA, B. (2020). Whatever. It Takes: The Impact of Long Working Hours on Employees. Council on Business and Society, Global Voice.
- 2021 - Present : Identity in HR and OB (PHD (MS BAR + PhD) ESSEC Business School France)
- 2019 - Present : Audit and Regulation (PHD (MS BAR + PhD) ESSEC Business School France)
- 2021 : - Present : Editorial advisory board member: Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal
- 2021 : - Present : Editorial board member: Critical Perspectives on Accounting