Rand Gerges-Yammine is an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship at ESCP, Paris Campus. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Innovation & Entrepreneurship group at Imperial College Business School London. Prior to joining ESCP, she was a Research Associate at Imperial College, where she worked on an EU-funded research study titled "Networking for Innovation".
Rand was also a visiting scholar at SCANCOR at Stanford University. Besides her academic role, she was involved with Stanford’s d.school where she participated in an extensive one-year program on Design Thinking.
Her research revolves around interfirm collaboration in open contexts, networking behaviors of tech entrepreneurs in ecosystems, and entrepreneurial response to uncertainty and extreme crisis situations. She also has a particular interest in topics revolving around digital entrepreneurship, interorganizational networks, open innovation, arts entrepreneurship, and creativity.
In addition to academia, Rand convenes Design Thinking workshops and consults for high-growth startups in tech, creative industries, and luxury, primarily in the Silicon Valley, London, and Paris.
Rand holds a PhD in Management from EMLYON Business School. During her PhD studies, she received several grants and awards including a grant from the National Science Foundation, a grant from the American Foundation (Allyage), as well as the Best Reviewer Award from the Academy of Management.