Anne-Sophie Thélisson

Anne-Sophie Thélisson

PhD in Management Sciences

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Faculty member


PhD in management sciences, Aix-Marseille University


  • Inter-organizational strategies (mergers and acquisitions, alliances, strategic partnerships)
  • Paradox Theory


Group 1: Corporate social responsibilities and ethics


  • Business strategy
  • Management and financial management
  • How to manage inter-organizational strategies
  • Business Strategy Game


Anne-Sophie Thelisson has been a Faculty member at ESDES Lyon Business School since September 2018. She obtained her PhD in strategy from Aix-Marseille University, focusing on the integration of mergers and acquisitions transactions. Her work mainly focuses on inter-organizational strategies (mergers and acquisitions, alliances, strategic partnerships) and mobilizes the theory of paradoxes. She has been published in journals such as European Business Review, Management Decision and Revue Française de Gestion.


Articles in referenced journals (CNRS, FNEGE)


THÉLISSON A.-S., "Managing failure in the merger process: evidence from a case study", Journal of Business Strategy , (to publish).

THÉLISSON A.-S., "Interactions between institutional logics and cultural dynamics in public-private integration process", International Review of Administrative Sciences, (to publish).

THÉLISSON A.-S., "Pour une approche « paradoxale » de l’entreprise familiale", Entreprise et Société, vol.7, (to publish)


THÉLISSON A.-S., (2019), "Reaching organizational ambidexterity in the merger process: a temporal switching", Management Decision, vol. 58, n° 2, pp. 25-38, in collaboration with A. Missonier and G. Guieu).

THÉLISSON A.-S., (2019), "A paradoxical approach symbiotic to postmerger integration", European Business Review, vol. 31, n° 2, pp. 232-259, (in collaboration with A. Missonier, G. Guieu and L. S. Lüscher).


THÉLISSON A.-S., (2018), "Comment gérer une intégration post-fusion ? L'intérêt d'une approche paradoxale multiniveaux", Revue Française de Gestion, vol. 2018/5, n° 274, pp. 127-145.

THÉLISSON A.-S., (2018), "Changement culturel et hybridité organisationnelle dans le cas d’un rapprochement public-privé", Gestion 2000, vol. 35, n° 2018/6, pp. 19-46, (in collaboration with O. Meier and A. Missonier).

Participation in conferences


KEH P. and THELISSON A.-S., (2020), “From an “either/or” towards a “both/and” response to paradoxes: a two-step stratification process model", Association Internationale de Management Stratégique (AIMS),  3-5 june, Toulouse, France.

THELISSON A.-S. and KIN V., (2020), “ Influence des managers d’interfaces lors d’un changement organisationnel : cas d’un processus d’intégration post-fusion », 9ème Colloque et séminaire doctoral international ISEOR, 16-17 june, Lyon, France.


KEH P. and THELISSON A-S., (2019), “Navigating global vs local expectations in multinational subsidiaries: the position of local managers at IBM Montpellier (France)”, ATLAS-AFMI Conference, 17-19 june , Friborg, Switzerland, (best paper award).


KEH P. and THELISSON A-S., (2018), “Managerial ambivalence as a response of local survival within a multinational”, European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Conference, 5-7 july, Tallinn, Estonia.

MIRC N., ROUZIES A. and THELISSON A-S., (2018), “Shedding a new light on integration process: a paradoxical view”, European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Conference, 5-7 july, Tallinn, Estonia.


THELISSON A-S., and MISSONIER A., (2016),  “The embedment of the management of paradoxes in merger process”, European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Conference, 7-9 july, Naple, Italy.

MISSONIER A., GÉRAUDEL M., MISSONIER S. and THELISSON A-S.,  (2016), “Management process of paradoxes of innovation in the context of merger”, European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Conference, 7-9 july, Naple, Italy.

THELISSON A-S., MISSONIER A., GUIEU G. and LUSCHER L.S., (2016), “Management of paradoxes through merger process”, Association Internationale de Management Stratégique (AIMS) Conference, 30 may-1st june, Hammamet, Tunisia.

MISSONIER A. and THELISSON A-S., (2016), “The embedment of innovation paradoxes in merger process”, Cass Business School Workshop "Working through Paradox: Provocations, Conversations & Theory Development", 3 may, London, UK.