Julien Clement

Julien  Clement
Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior
Contact Info
Julien Clement
Business School Trust Faculty Scholar for the 2019-2020
Academic Area: 
Organizational Behavior

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

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Stanford GSB, 2018-present

Awards and Honors

  • INSEAD MBA Alumni PhD Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, 2017


Journal Articles

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.


Degree Courses


This elective will bring you to the cutting edge of how organizations are (re)-designed using analytics. You will learn about a variety of tools which enable Perception (i.e. understanding what is happening in the organization right now),...

This course will show you how to deploy analytics to find better solutions for a broad range of design issues, ranging from employee selection and retention to organizational structure and even organizational culture. You will cover a range of...

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