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Romain Rampa

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Grenoble-Alpes and a PhD graduate from HEC Montreal. My dissertation focuses on how firms organize themselves to develop innovation capabilities in practice. For more than a year now I have been doing a postdoctoral fellowship with Guy Parmentier on the development of creative capacities in the creative industries at Grenoble-Alpes University. Working mainly with qualitative methods, I use ethnographic approaches, action research and case studies. I have conducted several research projects in the field, notably with large organizations such as Hydro-Québec, Ubisoft, Michelin and Salomon.


I am passionate about innovation management and design theories. In particular, I am keen to better understand the cognitive and social processes throughout the idea’s life cycle, which allow new ideas to emerge, develop, be valued and implemented.

For me, teaching and research are inextricably linked. I always try to convey my interest and passion for concepts, methodologies and theories to my students. It is in part through my research with different organizations that I am able to make their learning tangible, anchoring it in stories and narratives that help them better understand both the practical applications and the issues that keep managers up at night. But it is also in the classroom that I test and refine the presentation of my research results.

Portfolio overview

Discover my research

My portfolio contains all my publications, including the most recent ones. Feel free to contact me to obtain my unpublished articles or to discuss the research topics I am working on.

Teaching and training

My teaching focuses mainly on innovation management, entrepreneurship and creativity management. I also provide training in various methodologies and tools including: Design thinking, C-K theory, Business models Canvas.

Ongoing projects

Sheet, Z., Jeannot, F., Rampa, R., Parmetier, G. Development of a multi-dimensional scale to measure organizational creative capabilities. Journal targeted : Journal of Product and Innovation Mangement. (Research in progress)

Rampa, R., Mellard, M., Parmentier, G. What drives the legitimacy of entrepreneurial projects? A QCA analysis of projects on Kickstarter. Journal targeted: Journal of Business Venturing. (Research in progress)

Organizations I worked with


Contact Information
HEC Montreal
Montréal, Québec , Canada

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