Dean of Faculty & Professor of Human Resource Management, Grenoble École de Management (GEM)

Mark Smith is a Professor Human Resource Management and Dean of Faculty at the Grenoble Ecole de Management, France. He was Director of the Doctoral School and Associate Dean between 2013 and 2016 when he managed one of the largest doctoral schools for management sciences in Europe. He previously worked at Manchester Business School and has carried out research work for a number of European and National institutions.

He is an active researcher and established the “Work Life Careers” research team in Grenoble Ecole de Management. He has worked on a large number of European and national projects with a particular focus on gender equality, labour market policy and working conditions. He has carried out funded research work for a wide range of institutions, including; European Commission, the European Parliament, the International Labour Office, the British Council, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, European Social Fund, the Anglo-German Foundation, and Centre d'études et de Recherches sur les Qualifications. He has also been invited to speak to policy makers, commission officials and researchers on gender equality issues on many occasions including at a number of European Union Presidency events. He has authored or co-authored over fifity books, book chapters and journal articles. His most recent books include Business Ethics - A critical approach: integrating ethics across the business world (with Patrick O'Sullivan and Mark Esposito, published by Routledge in 2012) and Gender and the European Labour Market (with Francesca Bettio and Janneke Plantenga, also published by Routledge in 2013).


  • –present
    Director of the Doctoral School & professor of Human Resource Management, Grenoble École de Management (GEM)