Montpellier Business School
The Chair’s Team

The Chair’s Team


Dr Helen Etchanchu
Co-holder of the Chair

German-born Dr Helen Etchanchu joined Montpellier Business School in October 2016 after completing her PhD at ESSEC Business School and finishing her studies in the US, Canada and Spain. Her research interests include the struggles of meaning among business, political actors and civil society to address key challenges such as the UN’s SDGs, and particularly climate action. Her research work has been published in leading journals such as Journal of Business Ethics and European Management Review. Prior to her academic career, she worked in the media, advertising and strategic communications consultancy sectors.

Press articles

La Croix – A researcher at the forefront of economic transition 

Dr Domenico Dentoni
Co-holder of the Chair

Domenico Dentoni has been teaching “Enterprise, Resilience and Transformation” at Montpellier Business School since January 2021. Domenico has worked in Europe, Australia, the United States and Sub-Saharan Africa, mainly in the agri-food industry. His research, training and innovation partnerships focus on how social and economic actors should take into account the systemic nature of their activities and strategies, as well as the consequences on their individual, organisational and socio-ecological resilience.

Between 2011 and 2021 Domenico has managed 2.6 million euros of grants from national and international public organisations for these projects.

Domenico is the author of over 70 publications on entrepreneurship, organisation and business ethics in the light of sustainable food and agriculture. His works have been published in prestigious and internationally renowned journals such as Journal of Business Venturing, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics and Business & Society, as well as in journals on sustainable food and agriculture such as Food Policy, Marine Policy, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability and Ecosystem Services.

His work was recently recognised by the US non-profit organisation “Food Tank: The Think Tank for Food”, which also named him as one of the top 25 global leaders ” challenging current food systems”.

Research Associates

Scientific Council

  • Cécile Renouard, President of the Transition Campus.
  • Chris Riedy, Director of the Transformations Forum research group – Transforming Narratives.
  • Matthias Wenzel, Professor of Sustainable Strategy at Leuphana University, Germany.
  • Gail Whiteman, Professor of Sustainability, University of Exeter; WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) Professor in Residence
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