Julien Clement

Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior

Julien Clement

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

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Research Interests

  • Organizational Design
  • Social Networks
  • Interplay between Formal and Informal Organizational Structures


Julien Clement studies organization design and its impact on collaboration within and across organizations. He is generally interested in understanding the link between formal organizational structure and informal social relationships: how does an organization’s structure affect how its members form relationships and develop routines? How can it help them adapt these routines when environmental demands change? And when can organizations thrive without any formal structure?

Julien investigates these issues through a ‘micro-analytic’ approach. Rather than study organizations as broad aggregates, he starts by observing social interactions among individuals and tries to understand how organizational structure enables these interactions to aggregate into organizational outcomes. His work has relied on a variety of analytical methods (network analysis, agent-based models, big-data analytics) applied in a variety of contexts including the television game-show industry, professional video gaming (e-Sports) and mobile healthcare in Africa. Most recently, Julien started studying how the deployment of artificial intelligence inside organizations may affect collaboration and learning among their members.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Strategy, INSEAD, 2018
  • MSc, CEMS International Management, 2011
  • BS in Business Administration, University of Paris-Dauphine, 2009

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Stanford GSB, 2018–present

Awards and Honors

  • John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Faculty Scholar, 2022–23
  • Business School Trust Faculty Scholar for 2019–20
  • INSEAD MBA Alumni PhD Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, 2017


Journal Articles

Julien Clement
Administrative Science Quarterly
2023 Vol. 68 Issue 1 Pages 186–227
Julien Clement, Andrew Shipilov, Charles Galunic
Administrative Science Quarterly
June 1, 2018 Vol. 63 Issue 2 Pages 251-286
Julien Clement, Phanish Puranam
Management Science (forthcoming)
August 31, 2017
Andrew Shipilov, Fréderic C. Godart, Julien Clement
Strategic Management Journal
June 2017 Vol. 38 Issue 6 Pages 1232-1252

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