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Ghislain Deslandes, HDR in business administration, PhD. in philosophy, is Professor at ESCP Europe (Paris Campus) and Academic Director of the Advanced Master programme in Media Management.
He is also Programme Director at the International College of Philosophy (Ciph).
He started his career in the press, with Les Echos - a daily -, before his nomination as chief editor of Diginews, a publisher of CD-Roms and digital news media. He then was Associate Director of Coplanet (a Web Agency within the Fi System Group) during more than 4 years. Lastly, he became Chief Internet Editor for EMAP (now Mondadori France) and CEO of Worldex Media, a publisher in the professional press, from 2003 to late 2007.
In philosophy, he earned a Master's degree from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University and presented his dissertation, "Ante-prolegomena to any post-humanism", to a jury chaired by Jean-Toussaint Desanti. Then, under the supervision of Bernard Bourgeois, he defended his PhD thesis in 2000, essentially dedicated to a comparative study of the philosophies of Blaise Pascal and Sören Kierkegaard.
In management studies, he graduated from the AMP in Media Management in 1994 and the Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (EDBA) from Paris Dauphine University in 2009, where he defended a "Study of the identity dynamics in a media: Dialectic between the character and the promise." He also participated to the ITP (International Business Program) at Kellogg School of Management - Northwestern University in 2011. Then he did his Habilitation (HDR, French post-doctoral qualification for Ph.D. Supervisor) in business administration, at Paris Dauphine University, entitled Nosce te ipsum : Identité, Ethique et Management.
Ghislain is currently an Editorial Board member of Business and Professional Ethics Journal (BPEJ), of Journal of Management and Sustainability (JMS), of Issues in Business Ethics (Springer) and of International Journal on Media Management (JMM). He is also a member of the Scientific Comitee of the CFJ (Centre de formation des Journalistes), an active member of EMMA, whose yearly meeting he organized on the Paris campus of ESCP Europe in 2009, of EBEN, of EGOS and of EURAM.
His current research concerns not only management and leadership in the communication industries, but also the theory of management and business ethics. He has published three books, Le Management des Médias (Coll. Repères, La Découverte, 2008), Le Management Ethique (Editions Dunod, 2012), Essai sur les données philosophiques du management (PUF, 2013), and many articles in philosophy (Etudes, Diotime, Le Portique...), in communication studies (Hermès, European Journal of Popular Culture, Global Media Journal, Journal of Media Business Studies...) and in management (Journal of Business Ethics, Leadership, Organization, Organization Studies, Philosophy of Management...).
Ghislain Deslandes holds degrees in philosophy, management science and media studies. His research interests cut across all three fields. He is particularly interested in pluridisciplinary approaches that combine management and philosophy (managerial ethics, history of ideas, organizational theory and exploration of conceptual issues), management and media (management applied to the media and cultural environment), information and communication science and philosophy (semiology of images, journalistic ethics).