Professor Anne Gombault


Professor of Management
Head of Research: Creative Industries Cluster
Kedge Business School, France

Research Interests
Organizational Behavior and Management, Strategic Management of Arts, Culture and Creative Industries, Qualitative Research Methods.

Professor Gombault is Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Strategy at Bordeaux Management School, France. She has conducted research projects in arts management over ten years and is recognized in France as an expert in museum management. She has published widely about their shifting identity in both English and French. She has worked several times for the Louvre Museum.

In 2004, Professor Gombault created Europe’s first Chair in arts, culture and management to share knowledge among both academic and professional communities. The Chair works with a team of 10 European researchers in arts management. Each member of the team has a specialty, spanning the visual and performing arts. Says Gombault: This Chair reflects the fact that just as arts and culture need business, business needs arts and culture.

Professor Gombault is the 2008 George Fairfax Fellow in Arts and Entertainment Management at Deakin University, a prestigious appointment which has seen eminent fellows from around the world visit Deakin for over ten years of its successful operation.