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Department : Management
Associate Professor
Campus de Cergy



Maciej Workiewicz is an Associate Professor of Management at ESSEC, where he teaches strategy and strategic management courses in the school's Masters in Management, GMBA, and Executive Programs as well as strategy, organization theory, computer simulation, and machine learning in the school's doctoral program. In his research he focuses on how organizational structure influences the way companies adapt to industry change and innovate. His research has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Organization Design and the Journal of Management Inquiry. Before joining ESSEC in 2016, professor Workiewicz received his MBA from INSEAD, and later earned a PhD in Management (Strategy) from the same school. Prior to INSEAD, professor Workiewicz worked at Deloitte in Canada and at Siemens in Germany.

Personal Website

Behavioral Strategy Wiki


  • 2017 : Ph.D. in Management (INSEAD, France )
  • 2012 : M.Sc., Management (INSEAD, France )
  • 2008 : MBA (INSEAD, France )
  • 2002 : M.A., International Economics and Politics (SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland )


    Full-time academic appointments

    • 2019 - Present : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)
    • 2016 - 2019 : Assistant Professor (ESSEC Business School, France)

    Other Academic Appointments

      • 2020 - Present : Academic director / Pedagogical Head GLOBAL MBA (ESSEC Business School, France)

    Professional appointments

    • 2009 : Manager, Finance Excellence Program (Siemens AG, Germany)
    • 2004 - 2007 : Coordinator of the Canadian Energy & Resources Practice (Deloitte & Touche LLP, Canada)


  • 2019 : Honorable Mention for the paper "A Cognitive Model of Problemistic Search" (with T. Keil and H. Posen) for the Behavioral Strategy IG at the 39th SMS Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN, October 2019
  • 2012 : Awarded “Passed with Distinction” in the Ph.D. Strategy Comprehensive Exam (INSEAD, France)


  • 2017 : Nominated for a Best Conference Paper Award at the 2017 SMS Annual Conference in Houston, October 2017, for the article: Project Screening and Resource Allocation in Boss-less Organizations
  • 2017 : Nominated for the Academy of Management Meeting Best Paper (BPS Division) for the “The Origin of Capabilities? A Microfoundational Theory of Firm Heterogeneity” (with Vikas A. Aggarwal and Hart E. Posen)
  • 2017 : Nomination for the 2017 SMS Houston Best Paper Prize for “Project screening and resource allocation in boss-less firms”
  • 2017 : Received the ESSEC Foundation’s Teaching Award (ESSEC Foundation, France)
  • 2016 : Outstanding Reviewer Award, Strategic Management Society, Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group, 2016
  • 2016 : Rated among the three most favored professors in the 2016-2017 Academic year (ESSEC Foundation, France)
  • 2014 : Outstanding Reviewer Award, Strategic Management Society, Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group, 2014
  • 2013 : OMT Division ABCD Award 2013 (Above and Beyond the Call of Duty) - best reviewer

Journal articles

Conference Proceedings

Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference

Prefaces of a journal

Interviews: radio, TV, press

Research activities

    Editorial Board Membership

  • 2017 - Present : Journal of Organization Design
  • 2020 - Present : Strategy Science
  • Reviewer for a journal

  • Reviewer for Academy of Management Journal; Journal of Organization Design; Management Science; Organization Science; Strategic Management Journal; Strategy Science
  • Member of an academic association

  • 2012 - Present : Member of Academy of Management
  • 2017 - Present : Member of INFORMS
  • 2017 - Present : Member of Organization Design Community
  • 2011 - Present : Member of Strategic Management Society
  • Other academic activity

  • 2015 - Present : Co-developed and maintains the Behavioral Strategy Wiki - SMS Behavioral Strategy IG initiative.
  • 2017 - Present : Track Chair and Session Chair (BPS) Academy of Management annual conference, Atlanta GA, États-Unis
  • Participation in scientific commissions or reviewer for a conference

  • 2015 - Present : Reviewed for BPS (Business Policy and Strategy) division of the Academy
  • 2012 - Present : Reviewed for the Knowledge and Innovation Track at the Strategic Management Society Annual Conference 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • 2012 - Present : Reviewed for the OMT (Organization & Management Theory) division of the Academy of Management