UCL School of Management

Jean-Philippe Vergne

Associate Professor


JP Vergne, a native of France, conducts organizational research on the evolution of capitalist societies since the early 17th century. His work examines how socially contested organizations affect the renewal of industries at the vanguard of the economy. 

His work on piracy, on the global weapons industry around 9/11, and on the rise of blockchain-powered decentralized organizations has been published in leading organization journals as well as in three books. 

In 2016-2020, JP was director of the fintech-focused Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab at Ivey Business School (Canada).

In his spare time, JP enjoys music, art, food, and wine.