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Prof. Dr. Yohann Mauger

Chair of a division in International Management and Ethics at The Academy of Management.

Presentation Title

Necessary Soft Skills to succeed in Higher Education

Dr. Mauger did not follow the traditional trajectory of a business professor.

In fact, he transitioned from being a professional athlete competing in different countries to becoming a university professor by getting his PhD in Paris, France. In addition, he is the founder and CEO of a startup specialized in scientifically assessing soft skills in the sports industry (Hive Skills), working with professional sports teams and individual high performance athletes and executives. In 8 years, as a consultant, he supported teams win 8 national championships in 7 different countries. In 2020, his newly created startup was recognized by winning best startup in Ohio.

This success is based on his research interests focusing on decision making at both the individual and organization level. 


  • His work primarily investigates the decisions of athletes and job seekers, using the signaling theory and soft skills in recruiting (HR/Organizational Behavior).
  • At the organization level, Dr. Mauger investigates ecosystems through smart cities projects and sports leagues’ organizations (Strategy/International Management).
  • His diversity of interests got recognized by presentations at conferences like The Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, where his work won best paper finalist in 2019, or publications in journals like Technology Analysis and Strategic Management.
  • His expertise as a researcher has been recognized internationally with an advising position at The University of Sao Paulo to support PhD students. 
  • As a teacher, after teaching at The Universite de Rouen Normandie and NEOMA Business School in France, he moved to the US to work at The University of Akron before joining NKU in 2019. He also teaches seminars and online classes for schools in Europe, Asia and Africa.
  • He is also the Chair of a division in International Management and Ethics at The Academy of Management.
  • Finally, he continues to give keynote speeches and/or train different audiences on the scientific ways of measuring soft skills to optimize performance.
  • He was a keynote speaker at major companies like, but not limited to Mercedes (automotive), Major League Soccer (sport), Credit Agricole (banking), SwissLife (Insurance) and GoodYear Tires (rubber). 

Highlighted Speakers

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management conference Prof. Dr.Vittorio D’AmatoBecoming A Better Manager For The Service SectorUniversità Carlo Cattaneo – LIUC, Italy
management conference Prof. Dr.Nacereddine BouricheAn AHP- Structural Contingency Theory -Based Approach for Supplier Selection: Insights from an Algerian Industrialized CompanyLecturer, Course Leader, graduate Programme designer
management conference Dr. Ahmet SekreterIslamic Finance: Its Theory, Products and a Brief View of Islamic Finance in EuropeFree University of Berlin
management conference Dr. Alma Braimllari(Spaho)Factors Influencing The Usage Of Online Shopping In AlbaniaUniversity of Tirana, Germany
management conference Dr. Lamia NedilAnalysis of Labor Productivity in the Telecom sector during the COVID-19 crisis: Qualitative Study in a Public Company of the Telecom Sector in Algeria.High National School of Management (ENSM), University Pole of Kolèa, TIPAZA, Algeria / Laboratory of Managerial Innovation, Governance and Entrepreneurship (LIMGE), Albania
management conference Dr. Nor Liza AbdullahThe Mediating Role Of Contextual Ambidexterity In The Relationship Between Digital Platform Capability And Sme PerformanceFaculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43000 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
management conference Dr.Yavuz YilmazThe Role of Branch Managers in Tacit Knowledge Management in the Banking: Evidence from TurkeyZiraat Bank, Turkey
management conference Dr. Manel DardouriOrganizational Culture Framework : A Key Element For Successful Change ManagementIAE Lyon School of Management, Magellan Research Center , SQUARE Research Center, France
management conference Dr. Abbas Jumaah Al-waeliThe Impact of Environmental Costs Dimensions On Financial Performance: Role Of Environmental Disclosure As A Mediator Of Iraqi Industrial CompaniesMazaya University College, Iraq
management conference Ms. Sophia ZhouMachine Learning Models To Predict The Home Price Index In 2020 In New York: What Are The Effects Of COVID-19 Pandemic?Worcester Polytechnic Institute, The United States
management conference Ms. Faten AlzazahThe Effect of COVID-19 Increasing Cases on Movement of StocksMiddlesex university, The United Kingdom
management conference Ms. Sara Alonso-MuñozSetting A Research Agenda For The Application Of Industry 4.0 In The Supply ChainRey Juan Carlos University, Spain
management conference Ms.Surabhi AcharyaGreen Cosmetic: Trends, Challenges and Future Scope in IndiaRIMT University, mandigobindgarh, punjab, India
management conference Ms. Ashwaq KaabiInvestigating The Accounting Challenges Of Introducing VAT In Saudi Arabia Via E-Marketing Through An Analysis Of Social Media Language And The Effect On Customer Behavioural EconomicsUniversity of Limerick, Ireland
management conference Mrs. Khulud AlyafieUnderstanding the Influence of the Retailer–Supplier Competitive Relationship on Private-Label Food Projects in the Saudi Retail SectorUniversity of Portsmouth, The United Kingdom
management conference Mr.Hari Raghavendran BTechno-Economic Feasibility and Environmental Impact Mitigation Assessment of On grid-Solar PV Solution for Nano Entrepreneurs in the city of BangaloreBirla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India
management conference Mr. Niranjan JahagirdarResponse of the Indian Stock Market to Oil Price Shocks with respect to a Financial CrisisBITS Pilani, India
management conference Mr. Niranjan JahagirdarIlliquidity and Stock Market Returns during Financial Crises in IndiaBITS Pilani, India
management conference Mr. Mansoor AhmedThe Entrepreneurial Leadership In Freelancing: The Impact Of Entrepreneurial Bricolage On Project SuccessUniversity of G.D. Annunzio of Chieti and Pescara, Italy
management conference Mr. Jahan Zaib MughalInternational Trade Settlement In Emerging EconomiesThe Bank Of Punjab, Pakistan

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