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Isaac Getz is a professor of Leadership and Innovation at ESCP Europe. He has been Visiting Professor at Cornell University, Stanford University and at the University of Massachusetts. He graduated in Computer Science, then obtained a M.Sc. in Management Science, a Doctorate in Psychology and a post-doctoral degree (HDR) in Management.
Dr. Getz conducts research and publishes on diverse topics related to innovation, corporate transformation, employee engagement, liberatind company and liberating leadership.

He is an active speaker on the topics of innovation, liberating leadership, corporate transformation, and employee initiative. He has given executive conferences and training seminars for numerous companies and organizations. His work on innovation and corporate transformation has brought him into over three hundred companies on four continents.

In 2003, Dr. Getz co-authored with Alan Robinson a book entitled InnovationsPOWER in German (also published in French, Dutch, Italian and Spanish). It was one of the 3 finalists for the annual Manpower Best Book Award in France.

In 2009, Dr. Getz has published in California Management Review an article “Liberating Leadership” in which he has conceptualized the notions of the freedom-based company and of the liberating leader. In 2010, the article has won the Syntec Annual Award for the best academic paper in the category Management/HR/Organization.

That same year, he has co-authored with Brian Carney a book Freedom, Inc. (Crown Business/Random House). In 2012, the book has been translated to French and won the annual DCF Best Book Award in the Strategy category. The book has also appeared in a dozen other countries.

In 2016, Dr. Getz has published a book La liberté, ça marche! (Flammarion) in which, for the first time in France, he has introduced the writings of James MacGregor Burns, Robert Greenleaf, John Wooden, and others. It was a finalist for the annual DCF Book Award in France.

In 2017, he published a book L'entreprise liberée (Fayard), in which he discusses various aspects of the liberated company philosophy and its applications in business, education, and society. The book won the Best Business Book Rotary award in 2018.

En 2018, Isaac co-authored with Bob Davds and Brian Carney a book Leadership without ego (Palgrave Macmillan) on the servant leadership philosophy based on the experience of the emblematic CEO Bob Davids.

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Conference Proceedings

GETZ, I., ROLLAND, M. and T. LUBART (2001), Les dimensions émotionnelles et cognitives de la représentation de soi et d'autrui, in: FLIELLER A. (ed.), Questions de psychologie différentielle, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, pp 369-373 5 p.
GETZ, I. (2000), Processus de créativité et d'innovation: Comment les idées sont générées, in: MANCEAU D., BLOCH A. (eds), De l'idée au marché. Innovation et lancement de produits, Vuibert, pp 71-92 22 p.
GETZ, I., RUNCO, M. and T. LUBART (2000), Creativity and economics, in: RUNCO M. A. (ed.), Creativity Research Handbook - vol. 3, Hampton Press, 464 p.
GETZ, I. (2002), Quelles approches de la créativité organisationnelle : Niveaux de l'individu, de l'entreprise et de l'économie générale, in: GETZ I. (ed.), Créativité organisationnelle : Regards de l'individu, de l'entreprise et de l'économie, Vuibert, pp 1-8 9 p.
GETZ, I. (2002), Créativité et croissance économique : de l'invention à l'innovation, in: GETZ I. (ed.), Créativité organisationnelle : Regards de l'individu, de l'entreprise et de l'économie, Vuibert, pp 145-156 12 p.
GETZ, I. and T. LUBART (1998), Le rôle de l'émotion dans la transformation créative de soi, in: BARBIER J-M., GALATANU O. (eds), Action, affects et transformation de soi, PUF, in press.
GETZ, I., LUBART, T. and L. JARVIN (1997), Émotion, créativité et différences individuelles : étude préliminaire, in: JUHEL J., MARIVAIN T., ROUXEL G. (eds), Psychologie et différences individuelles, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 10 p.
GETZ, I., LUBART, T. and S. JACOBS (1999), Interrelations entre les aspects émotionnels de la personnalité, in: HUTEAU M., LAUTREY J. (eds), Approches différentielles en psychologie, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, pp 369-373 5 p.
GETZ, I., MOUCHIROUD, C. and T. LUBART (1999), Utilisation et expression des émotions dans la créativité verbale : Outils de théorisation et résultats préliminaires, in: DOURY M. (ed.), Les Emotions dans les interactions communicatives, Presses Universitaires de Lyon, in press.
GETZ, I. and T. LUBART (1998), The emotional resonance model of creativity: Theoretical and practical extensions, in: RUSS S. W. (ed.), Affect, creative experience, and psychological adjustment, Brunner-Mazel, pp 41-56 16 p.
GETZ, I., LUBART, T. and G. BIELE (1997), L'apprentissage du changement dans l'organisation : la perspective de la créativité, in: BESSON P. (ed.), Dedans, dehors : les nouvelles frontières de l'organisation, Vuibert, 13 p.
GETZ, I., MOUCHIROUD, C. and T. LUBART (1997), Utilisation et expression des émotions dans la créativité verbale : outils de théorisation et résultats préliminaires, in: DOURY M. (ed.), Les émotions dans les interactions communicatives, Éditions Kimé, in press.
GETZ, I. and N. AHITUV (1993), A Semiotics Approach for Evaluating DSS, in: GRAY P. (ed.), Executive and Decision Support Systems, Prentice Hall, pp 98-106 8 p.
GETZ, I., GEORGSDOTTIR, A. and T. LUBART (2003), The role of flexibility in innovation, in: SHAVININA L. V. (ed.), The international handbook on innovation, Elsevier, in press.
GETZ, I. (2007), La botte secrète : avoir des salariés impliqués et faisant preuve d'initiatives, in: ESCP-EAP, Bain & Company (eds), L'art de la croissance, Les Échos / Pearson Education / Village Mondial, pp 194-200 7 p.
GETZ, I. and T. LUBART (2009), Creativity and economics, in: RICKARDS T., RUNCO M. A., MOGER S. (eds), The Routledge companion to creativity, Routledge, pp. 206-221 16 p.

Book

LAROCHE, H., NIOCHE, J. P., MUNIER, B., GETZ, I. and A. HATCHUEL (1994), Dossier: l'approche cognitive de la décision, REVUE FRANCAISE DE GESTION, n°99, pp 64-120 58 p.
GETZ, I. (2012), La liberté d'action des salariés : une simple théorie, ou un inéluctable destin ?, GERER ET COMPRENDRE, n° 108, pp.27-38 12p.
GETZ, I. (2011), 1960s' lessons learned: Liberating leadership and transformational scholarship, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT INQUIRY, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 8-12 5 p.
GETZ, I. and T. LUBART (2001), Psychologie, économie et créativité : Exploration de leurs interactions, PSYCHOLOGIE FRANCAISE, vol. 46, pp 365-378 14 p.
GETZ, I. and T. LUBART (1998), The Influence of Heuristics on Psychological Science: A Case Study of Research on Creativity, JOURNAL FOR THE THEORY OF SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR, pp 435-456 22 p.
GETZ, I. and T. LUBART (1997), Emotion, metaphor and the creative process, CREATIVITY RESEARCH JOURNAL, pp 285-302 18 p.
GETZ, I. (1995), L'urgence à l'epreuve des traditions culturelles : sa représentation dans la culture russe, TEMPORALISTES, n°29, pp 11-15 5 p.
GETZ, I. (2003), Innovate or Die: Is That a Fact?, CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, pp 130-136 7 p.
GETZ, I. (1994), Systèmes d'information : l'apport de la psychologie cognitive, REVUE FRANCAISE DE GESTION, vol. 99, pp 92-108 17 p.
GETZ, I. (1992), Human information processing and information systems, ACTA OECONOMICA PRAGENSIA, pp 141-161 21 p.
GETZ, I. (2009), Liberating leadership : how the initiative-freeing radical organizational form has been successfully adopted, CALIFORNIA MANAGEMENT REVIEW, Vol. 51, Issue 4, pp. 33-59 27 p.
GEORGSDOTTIR, A. and I. GETZ (2004), How Flexibility Facilitates Innovation and Ways to Manage it in Organizations, CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, pp 166-175 10 p.

Chapter

GETZ, I. (1996), L'Expertise cognitive aux échecs, Paris, PUF.
GETZ, I. and A. ROBINSON (2002), Vos idées changent tout !: Le secret de la réussite durable, Paris, Editions d'Organisation.
GETZ, I. and A. ROBINSON (2007), Vos idées changent tout !, Paris, Eyrolles, 2e éd.
GETZ, I. and B. CARNEY (2012), Liberté & Cie: Quand la liberté des salariés fait le bonheur des entreprises, Documents, Paris, Le cherche midi, 1 - Freedom, inc. - Free your employees and let them lead your business to higher productivity, profits, and growth - CARNEY , Brian M. - Crown Business - 2009 - Paris, Freedom, inc.
CARNEY, B. and I. GETZ (2009), Freedom, inc.: Free your employees and let them lead your business to higher productivity, profits, and growth, New York, Crown Business, Liberté & Cie.
GETZ, I. and H. LAROCHE (1998), Transactions of the 4th Symposium on Cognition and Creativity in Organizational Settings: Social Psychological Factors, Paris, ESCP-EAP.
ISAAC GETZ, I. and B. CARNEY (2015), Freedom, Inc.: How corporate liberation unleashes employee potential and business performance, New York, Argo Navis, Revised and Expanded.
GETZ, I. (2016), La liberté, ça marche!, Paris, Flammarion.
GETZ, I. (2017), L'entreprise libérée, Paris, Fayard.
GETZ, I., DAVIDS, B. and B. CARNEY (2018), Leadership without ego, Palgrave Macmillan.

Guest Speaker in a Conference

QUINIO, B., GETZ, I., LECOEUR, A., VASQUEZ-BRONFMAN, S. and S. LARDERA (1994), Systèmes d'information : la perspective du management, Stratégies et systèmes d'information, Paris, Masson.

Edited Special Issue

BLOCH, A., MANCEAU, D., FRERY, F., JALLAT, F., THIBIERGE, C. and I. GETZ (Eds) (2000), De l'Idée au marché: Innovation et lancement de produits, Guide des techniques et de la décision, Entreprendre, Paris, Montchrestien.
GETZ, I. (Ed.) (2002), Créativité organisationnelle: Regards sur l'individu, l'entreprise et l'économie, Guide des techniques et de la décision, Entreprendre, Paris, Montchrestien.

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