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Dr Marc Stierand

Dr Marc Stierand


PhD in Management Science, Creativity & Innovation, Department of Management Science, University of Strathclyde


Associate Professor

Teaching Subject(s)

Service Creativity and Executing Service Excellence
Service Quality and Design

Area of expertise

Culinary arts
Education management & Development
Managerial and organizational cognition
Personal and team creativity intuition
Talent management

Short Bio

Marc Stierand, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Service Management and the Director of the Institute of Business Creativity at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. Before joining the world of academia, he was a chef in Michelin-starred restaurants and luxury hotels. His research focuses on managerial and organizational cognition and management education and development in the hospitality context, with particular interest in personal and team creativity, intuition, and talent. Marc has authored several papers in diverse outlets including Management Learning, Creativity and Innovation Management, the Journal of Creative Behavior, and the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. He is a regular presenter and session chair at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM) and the British Academy of Management Annual Conference (BAM) where he is also a steering group member of the Research Methodology Special Interest Group.


Dörfler, V. & Stierand, M. (Forthcoming). Bracketing: a phenomenological theory applied through transpersonal reflexivity. Journal of Organizational Change Management.
Stierand, M., Heelein, J., & Mainemelis, C. (2020). A Designer on Designing: A Conversation with Johannes Torpe. Journal of Management Inquiry, 29(3), 350-359. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1056492619882090
Stierand, M. (2020). Culinary Creativity. In Runco, M. & Pritzker, S. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Creativity (pp. 296-300). London: Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809324-5.23684-5
Stierand, M., Boje, D. M., Glăveanu, V.P., Dörfler, V., Haley, U., & Feuls, M. (2019). Paradoxes of Creativity: Examining the Creative Process through an Antenarrative Lens. Journal of Creative Behavior, 53(2), 65-170. https://doi.org/10.1002/jocb.224
Josephi, S., Stierand, M., & Van Mourik, A. (2016). Hotel revenue management: Then, now and tomorrow. Journal of Revenue & Pricing Management, 15, 252-257. https://doi.org/10.1057/rpm.2016.4
Stierand, M., & Dörfer, V. (2016). The Role of Intuition in the Creative Process of Expert Chefs. Journal of Creative Behavior, Special Issue on Creativity and Food, 50(3), 178-185. https://doi.org/10.1002/jocb.100
Velencei, J., Baracskai, Z. , Dorfler, V., & Stierand, M. (2016). Supporting the Competent Practitioner: Trans-disciplinary Coaching with a Knowledge-Based Expert System. International Journal of Management Science and Business Administration, 12(2), 20-27. dx.doi.org/10.18775/ijmsba.1849-5664-5419.2014.212.1002
Stierand, M. (2015). Developing creativity in practice: Explorations with world-renowned chefs. Management Learning, 46, 598-617. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1350507614560302
Stierand, M., & Zizka, L. (2015). Reflecting on hospitality management education through a practice lens. Journal of Quality Assurance in Education, 23(4), 353-363. https://doi.org/10.1108/QAE-04-2015-0013
Stierand, M., Dörfler, V., & MacBryde, J. (2014). Creativity and Innovation in Haute Cuisine: Towards a Systemic Model. Creativity and Innovation Management, 23(1), 15-28. https://doi.org/10.1111/caim.12050


Best Developmental Paper Award, British Academy of Management’s Research Methodology Track: ‘A Serialisation Approach To A Research Study‘ (2020)
'Best Developmental Paper Award’ delivered by the British Academy of Management’s Research Methodology Track for the paper titled ‘Frozen in Time: Unfolding Experiences in Archival Process Data.’ (2019)
‘Best Developmental Paper Award’ delivered by the British Academy of Management’s Research Methodology Track for the paper titled ‘Intellectual Quietness: Our Struggles With Researching Creativity As A Process.’ (2018)
'Developing creativity in practice: Explorations with world-renowned chefs' included in a Virtual Special Issue of Management Learning on sensory knowledge that the journal believes illustrates the finest work on sensory knowledge that has been published in the journal in the least ten years (2017)
‘Best Developmental Paper Award’ delivered by the British Academy of Management’s Research Methodology Track for ‘Reflecting on Becoming: The Role of Savoir, Savoir-Faire, and Savoir-Être.’ (2016)
'Creativity and Innovation in Haute Cuisine: Towards a Systemic Model' is listed as the most cited Creativity and Innovation Management articles published in 2014 and 2015 (2016)

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