RC Members

Dr Olivier SAULPIC
Professor
ESCP Europe (Paris, France) - Head of the Management Control department

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND CURRENT RESEARCH

Olivier Saulpic conducts field-based research on performance management and measurement systems, in particular in the health care sector: systems design and use, their appropriation by individuals, and the diffusion of innovations. He is also working on the link between research, teaching and organization in the field of management control.

Research projects in the medical sector:

  • Study of the use of dashboards in both private and public hospitals (with Carole Bonnier and Philippe Zarlowski)
  • Literature review on the introduction of medico economic issues in France since 2007 reform (with Corrine Grenier, Annick Valette & Philippe Zarlowski)
  • Analysis of the implementation of a new system (department P&L) in a Parisian public teaching hospital on the implementation of (with Philippe Zarlowski)
  • Participation in a book on "Management Control for Hospitals" (in French), coordinated by Jérôme Lartigau  (C. Bonnier, J. Lartigau, O. Saulpic, P. Zarlowski) to be published by Berger Levrault

Other research projects:

  • The link between research, teaching and organization in the field of management control
  • Appropriation of management control systems by actors: analysis of the implementation of a new dashboard in a division of a public sector company (with Annick Bourguignon and Philippe Zarlowski)
  • Performance management: The connections between sport and management (with Frédérique Alexandre-Bailly, Annick Bourguignon and Roxana Maracineanu)

RESEARCH OUTPUTS IN HEALTH-RELATED TOPICS

Book chapters

CREMIEUX F., SAULPIC O., ZARLOWSKI P., (2013), "Comment diffuser une logique médico-économique à l'hôpital ?", in NOBRE T. (eds.), L'innovation managériale à l'hôpital, Dunod, pp 167-181, 15 p.

Published articles in peer review journals

BONNIER, C., FLACHERE, I., SAULPIC, O. (2014). "Le déploiement d'outils financiers dans le cadre de la réforme du système de soins : quand les acteurs utilisent les outils parce que c'est ce qu'il convient de faire" Politiques et Management Public, 2014, 31(4), 443-463

CREMIEUX F., SAULPIC O., ZARLOWSKI P., (2012), "L'introduction de comptes de résultats de pôles dans un hôpital public : analyses et propositions à partir d'une étude de cas", Journal de Gestion et d'Economie Médicales, Vol. 30, n°7-8, pp 419-434, 16 p.

Published articles

BERARD, E., FLACHÈRE, I., SAULPIC, O., ZARLOWSKI, P. (2015), "Les outils financiers dans les hôpitaux : penser leur déploiement au-delà de la dimension technique", Colloque Santé et Action sociale, Marseille

SAULPIC O, BONNIER C., HUBERT J. (2013), "Tableaux de bord à l'hôpital : (Re)définir localement leur finalité et leur mode d'utilisation", Gestions Hospitalières, n°529, pp. 500-503

SAULPIC O., DE GEUSER F. (2009), "Les fausses évidences de l'évaluation", Rhizome, n°34 "Mesurer… les effets de l'évaluation"

SAULPIC O, DE GEUSER F. (2007), "Hôpitaux : une gestion à repenser", Le Monde, 27 décembre 2007

Conference proceedings

SAULPIC O., BERARD E., ZARLOWSKI P., (2014), "Organizing artifacts: accounting for the influence of valuation devices in the evolution of public organizations practice", 5th LAEMOS Colloquium, La Havana, Cuba, 2-5 April

SAULPIC O., BONNIER C., FLACHERE I., ZARLOWSKI P. (2013), "Le déploiement d'outils financiers dans le cadre de la cadre de la réforme du système de soins : conformité ou appropriation", Colloque international de la revue Politique et Management Publique, Paris, 25-26 octobre

SAULPIC O., ZARLOWSKI P., (2013), "Accounting for the influence of management devices in the evolution of public organizations practices: a sociomaterial perspective", Proceedings of the 9th Management Control Research Conference, September 4-6, Nyenrode, Netherlands

SAULPIC O., ZARLOWSKI P., (2012), "Accounting for profits and losses in health care: A case study of the introduction of income statements in a French public hospital", 7th International Conference on Accounting, Auditing & Management in Public Sector Reforms, Milan, September 4-6, 2012, Joint MCA/Macorg workshop, Roehampton, September 10-11

SAULPIC O., BONNIER C., ZARLOWSI P. (2012), "Un tableau de bord objet-frontière entre deux communautés : étude de cas d'une clinique", Congrès Aramos, Paris, 23 novembre; 34ème Congrès de l'Association Francophone de Comptabilité, Montréal, 31 Mai-1er Juin, 2013

PhD Supervision

Co-supervision (with P. Zarlowski) of Emilie Bérard's PhD dissertation: "The role of management devices in organizations: a sociomaterial approach. The case of management P&L and budgets in a (French) public hospital"

EDUCATION

2012: HDR Degree in management (French Qualification for Ph.D. Supervisor) - Université d'Orléans

HDR dissertation: How to articulate the different facets of the work of researcher-teacher in management? The case of management control tools

2000: Doctoral degree in Economics - Ecole Polytechnique

Dissertation: Contributions to the economic analysis of coordination and incentive systems for firms

1996: Research Master's degree in Management Accounting - Université Paris Dauphine

1990: MBA - HEC

1987: Engineering degree - Ecole Centrale Paris

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since 1999: Professor, Head of the Management Control department, co-director of the Health Management Innovation Research Centre - ESCP Europe (Paris, France)

1992-1995: Head of industrial department in a Chemical Company (SNPE)

1988-1889: Analyst in a venture capital company (Epargne Partenaire)

1988-1889: Consultant in industrial organization (PBA Organisation & Stratégie)

TEACHING

Management Accounting and Management Control (in all the programs of ESCP Europe: Master in Management, Specialized Master, Executive MBA, Executive Education, PhD)

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