Hamid Bouchikhi is a professor at ESSEC. His research focuses on managerial innovation, organizational identity and entrepreneurship. He has been published in national and international academic journals. He received the prize for the best research in SME management (France, 2009) and the MIT Sloan Management Review Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize (2014). In 2021, he was named by Thinkers 50 as one of 30 influential management thinkers. He has significant experience training managers and executives. He has taught at Keio University in Tokyo and at University Putra Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. He was Dean of SolBridge International School of Business (South Korea) and member of the Special Commission on the Development Model (CSMD) appointed by the King of Morocco.