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Oriane Georgeac

Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations at BU's Questrom School of Business

Academic Positions

Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations

Boston University, Questrom School of Business | 2023

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

Yale University, Yale School of Management | 2020-2023


London Business School | London, UK | 2020

Ph.D., Organizational Behavior 

MS, Cognitive Science, cum laude 

University Paris Descartes (Paris V) | Paris, France | 2014​

MS, Management, Grande Ecole diploma

  • Exchange program at the University of Southern California (USC)  

HEC | Paris, France | 2013​

Selected Awards

IACM Outstanding Publication Award, 2023 – Winner

International Association for Conflict Management (IACM)

Outstanding Case Writer Competition, 2022 – Finalist

The Case Centre

William C. Frederick Dissertation Award, 2022 -- Top 3 Finalist

​Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division,

Academy of Management (AOM)​​

Best Paper Based on a Dissertation Award, 2021 -- Winner

​Gender & Diversity in Organizations (GDO) Division,

Academy of Management (AOM)​​

Annual Dissertation Award, 2021 -- Top 3 Finalist

Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP)

Best Dissertation Award, 2021 -- Top 3 Finalist

Society for Business Ethics (SBE)

Outstanding Research Award, 2020 -- Winner

Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

Responsible Research in Management Award, 2020 – Finalist

Community for Responsible Research in Management (RRBM) & International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR)

Academic Publications

*denotes equal authorship

Georgeac, O. A. M., & Rattan, A. (2022) The business case for diversity backfires: Detrimental effects of organizations’ instrumental diversity rhetoric for underrepresented group members’ sense of belonging. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/pspi0000394

Georgeac, O. A. M., & Rattan, A. (2021). Perceiving progress toward social equality: A model of signals and sense-making. Current Opinion in Psychology, 44, 12-17. doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.08.012

van Kleef, G. A., Heerdink, M. W., Cheshin, A., Stamkou, E., Wanders, F., Koning, L. F., Fang, X., & Georgeac, O. A. M. (2021). No guts, no glory? How risk-taking shapes dominance, prestige, and leadership endorsement. Journal of Applied Psychology, 106(11), 1673-1694. doi: 10.1037/apl0000868

Georgeac, O. A. M., & Rattan, A. (2019). Progress in women's representation in top leadership weakens people's disturbance with gender inequality in other domains. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148(8), 1435-1453. doi: 10.1037/xge0000561

Georgeac, O. A. M.*, Rattan, A.*, & Effron, D. A. (in press). An exploratory investigation of Americans’ expression of gender bias before and after the 2016 presidential election. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 10(5), 632-642. doi: 10.1177/1948550618776624

Rattan, A., & Georgeac, O. A. M. (2017). Understanding intergroup relations through the lens of implicit theories (mindsets) of malleability. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 11(4), e12305. doi: 10.1111/spc3.12305 

Rattan, A., & Georgeac, O. A. M. (in press). Mindsets about malleability and intergroup relations. In C. M. Zedelius, B. C. N. Müller & J. W. Schooler (Eds.), The science of lay theories – How beliefs shape our cognition, behavior, and health. 

Practitioner-Oriented Publications

Georgeac, O. A. M., & Rattan, A. (2022, June). Stop making the business case for diversity. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from

Rattan, A., Chilazi, S., Georgeac, O. A. M., & Bohnet, I. (2019, June). Tackling the underrepresentation of women in the media. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from

Georgeac, O. A. M., & Rattan, A. (2019, March). When people see more women at the top, they’re less concerned about gender inequality elsewhere. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from

© 2019 Oriane Georgeac

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