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Francis Declerck
Associate Professor, Finance Department

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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
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Education

 

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA.
Mastère Spécialisé en Economie et Gestion Internationale Agro-Alimentaire (Master's degree in International Agri-Food Economics and Management) de l'ESSEC et de l'ENSIA, France.

Ingénieur en Agriculture (Graduate in Agriculture and Food Science) de l'Institut Supérieur Agricole de Beauvais (ISAB), France.

Distinctions

2019 - Award for the best case study of the year in finance by the French Finance Association (AFFI) and Centrale de cas et de médias pédagogiques (CCMP) for the case "Safran rachète Zodiac-Aerospace : les ressorts d'une offre mixte" (Safran acquiers Zodiac-Aerospace: the springs of a mixt offer".

2011 - Highly Commended Award by Emerald Literati Network for the article "The Financial Value of Corporation in a Cobweb Economy: Champagne Industry Dynamics", International Journal of Wine Business Research, 22(3): 269-287.

2009 - Award of recognition from the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) for outstanding contribution as chair on its 19th annual Symposium.  

2007 - Label Educagri by the French Ministry of Agriculture for the book "Les marchés à terme agricoles et alimentaires" (Agricultural futures markets) co-authored with Michel Portier, Editions Groupe France Agricole. 

2004 - Medal of honor of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW), Poland.  

Biography

Francis Declerck teaches corporate finance and agricultural futures markets. 

His research interests focus on corporate finance (key-factors of performance and risks, M&A) and commodity finance, particularly in the agri-food chains and the biofuels.

He is co-responsible for the Commodities, Energy, Corporate Risk, and Investments Assets (ECOMFIN) Research Center at ESSEC http://energy-commodity-finance.essec.edu/

He coordinates the finance track of ESSEC Master's in Management (Grande Ecole programme).

He is the academic director of the "Aristée" management  programme for executives of agricultural co-operatives. The programme is managed by ESSEC in partnership with Coop-de-France and DIRCA.

From 2015 to 2009, he co-chaired the ESSEC European chair for excellence in food chains in partnership with Danone group, Carrefour group and Coutrelis & Associates.

From 2001 to 2010, he was board member of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA). 

From 2008 to 2012, he was member of the Conseil stratégique de l'agriculture et de l'agro-industrie durables (CSAAD), strategic council for sustainable agriculture and food industry at the French Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries when Mr. Michel BARNIER and Mr. Bruno LEMAIRE were the Ministers. 

Since 2007, he has been member of the advisory board of the research network "System Dynamics and Innovation in food Networks".

Since 2001, he has been member of the French finance association (AFFI).

Since 2014, he has been member of the agri-food business think tank of Les Echos.

Since 2017, he has been member of the Euronext Commodity Committee. 

Francis Declerck trains executives from institutions (EBRD, DG Agri of the EU, Banque de France...), international corporations and co-operatives.

Research Areas
Areas
Finance applied to the agri-food sector: financial analysis and company evaluation, relation of structure-conduct-performance, mergers and acquisitions; market finance and term markets for agricultural raw materials.


On-going Projects
Finance applied to the agri-food sector:
- corporate finance: financial analysis and corporate valuation, structure - conduct - performance, mergers & acquisitions,
- market finance and commodity futures markets.
Academic Publications
Books
  Comment utiliser les marchés à terme agricoles. (with M. Portier). Paris (France)  : Editions France Agricole, 3ème édition, 2018
  Les coopératives agricoles : identité, gouvernance, stratégies. (with C. Chomel, M. Filippi, O. Frey, R. Mauget). Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgique)  : Editions Larcier - Collection "Droit & économie sociale et solidaire", 2013
  Comment utiliser les marchés à terme agricoles et alimentaires. (with M. Portier). Paris (France)  : Editions La France Agricole, 2ème édition, 2009 (http://librairie.lafranceagricole.fr)
  Comment utiliser les marchés à terme agricoles et alimentaires. (with M. Portier). Paris (France)  : Editions La France Agricole et Educagri (Ministère de l'Agriculture et de la Pêche), 2007
  Où va le cycle du Champagne ? Facteurs de performance dans le Champagne au regard du diagnostic stratégique et financier de 20 Maisons. Cergy-Pontoise (France)  : Les Editions du Centre de Recherche de l'ESSEC, 2004
  Stratégies et Performances dans le Champagne : Marges de manoeuvre. (with O. Pichot).  : IGIA, 1994
  Financial and Managerial Implications of Mergers and Acquisitions in Food Industries in the 1980s. (USA)  : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992


Articles
  "Sociétés commerciales agricoles acquises par des coopératives : quelles motivations lorsque les agriculteurs deviennent coopérateurs ?" (F. Declerck, R. Mauget), Revue des Etudes Coopératives, Mutualistes et Associatives (RECMA), Oct 2018, Issue 350, p. 70‑84
  "Mergers & Acquisitions in the Food Business: How did the 2002 and 2009 Economic Crises Impact Corporate Valuation?" (F. Declerck), International Journal on Food System Dynamics, Jun 2016, Vol. 7, Issue 3, p. 183‑195
  "Financial Instruments and Conflicts of Interest: Application to French Agricultural Co-operatives" (F. Declerck), International Journal on Food System Dynamics, Dec 2015, Vol. 6, Issue 4, p. 212‑224
  "Coopératives agricoles : identité, enjeux et défis" (F. Declerck), Economie rurale, Nov 2014, Vol. 344, Issue Novembre-Décembre, p. 75‑80
  "Les restructurations internationales des industries alimentaires en 2013" (F. Declerck, R. Mauget), AGRA Alimentation, Jan 2014, Issue 2nd numéro spécial janvier 2014, p. 3‑5 (restructuring ; mergers ; acquisitions ; food business ; international)
  "Panorama des restructurations des industries alimentaires en 2013" (F. Declerck, R. Mauget), AGRA Alimentation, Jan 2014, Issue 1er numéro spécial janvier 2014, p. 3‑7
  "Solvency and performance of French wineries in times of declining sales: co-operatives and corporations" (F. Declerck, JL. Viviani), International Journal on Food System Dynamics, Dec 2012, Vol. 3, Issue 2, p. 106‑122
  "Améliorer la régulation des marchés à terme agricoles" (F. Declerck), AGRA Alimentation, Feb 2011, Issue 2143, p. 15‑17
  "The Financial Value of Corporations in a Cobweb Economy: Champagne industry dynamics (2011-Highly Commended Award (Prix de l?article le plus apprécié) par Emerald LiteratiNetwork)" (F. Declerck, L. Cloutier), International Journal of Wine Business Research, Aug 2010, Vol. 22, Issue 3 Special journal edition on "Wine finance: issues and challenges", p. 269‑287 (Special journal edition on "Wine finance: issues and challenges")
  "Volatilité des prix des matières premières et gestion de risques par les agro-inductries" (F. Declerck), Economies et Sociétés, Dec 2008, Vol. Série "Systèmes agro-alimentaires" (AG) n°30, Issue 11-12/2008, p. 2285‑2296
  "Typology and Financial Performance of Champagne Makers According to Distribution Channel" (F. Declerck), International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Jan 2005, Vol. 8, Issue 4, p. 1‑22
  "Managing Price Cycles in the Champagne Industry" (F. Declerck), Agribusiness. An International Journal, Jan 2005, Vol. 21, Issue 4, p. 531‑544
  "Development in Central Europe Includes Food Processing" (F. Declerck), International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Jan 2004, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p. 94‑107
  "Valuation of Target Firms Acquired in the Food Sector During the 1996-2001 Wave" (F. Declerck), International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Aug 2003, Vol. 5, Issue 4
  "Why Did we Make that Cheese? An Empirically Based Framework for Understanding what Drives Innovation Activity" (F. Declerck, H. Harmsen, K. Grunert), R&D Management, Apr 2000, Vol. 30, Issue 2, p. 151‑166
  "Structures, Strategies, and Performance of E.C. Agricultural Cooperatives" (R. Mauget), Agribusiness: an International Journal, May 1996, p. 265‑275
  "Did LBOs Create Value in U.S. Food Industries in the 1980s?" (F. Declerck), Agribusiness: an International Journal, Nov 1995, p. 523‑536
  "Comprendre les structures de taux d'intérêt" (J. Ranaivoson), Banque et Marchés, Mar 1994, p. 10‑14
  "Profit Structure Relationships in US Food Industries" (B. Sherrick), Economie et Gestion Agro-Alimentaire, Jan 1993, p. 12‑17
  "Oligopolistic Behavior on the World Wheat Market" (F. Declerck), Economie et Gestion Agro-Alimentaire, Apr 1991, p. 5‑8


Chapters
  Agricultural and Soft Markets. In: Handbook of Multi-Commodity Markets and Products: Structuring, Trading and Risk Management. Oxford (United Kingdom) : Wiley ? Wiley Finance Series, Andrea Roncoroni, Gianluca Fusai, Mark Cummins. 2015, p. 399-498
  Qualité des prix formés sur les marchés agricoles. In: Droit, économie et marchés de matières premières agricoles. Issy-les-Moulineaux (France) : LGDJ Lextenso Editions, François Collart Dutilleul et Erik Le Dolley. 2013, p. 189-198
  Etude de cas d?analyse financière : le cas CoopGrain. In: Les coopératives agricoles : identité, gouvernance et stratégies. Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgique) : Editions Larcier, 2013, p. 463-472
  L'approche financière des coopératives agricoles. In: Les coopératives agricoles : identité, gouvernance et stratégies. Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgique) : Editions Larcier, 2013, p. 263-340
  Agricultural price volatility: speculation and regulation. Why and how could regulation of agricultural markets be improved?. In: Food Value Chain Networks in the 21st Century. Madrid (Spain) : Editorial Agricola, Julian Briz and Isabel de Felipe. 2012, p. 113-133
  Faut-il réguler les marchés des produits agricoles de base ?. In: Comment nourrir le monde ?. La-Tour-d'Aigues (France) : Editions de l'Aube, 2011, p. 129-157
  Agricultural commodity futures markets: tools to reduce risks of price fluctuations. In: Challenges and perspectives for the European food market. Warsaw (Poland) : Warsaw University of Life Sciences Press, Dr. Prof. Hab. Barbara KOWRYGO. 2008, p. 75-84
  Typologie et valorisation des fusions, acquisitions et alliances dans l'agro-alimentaire depuis 1996. In: Panorama des restructurations des industries agroalimentaires 2001 (with R. Mauget). 2002, p. 1-54
  Forward Contract Versus the Spot Market: The Case of the French Beef Meat Chain. In: Vertical Relationships and Coordination in the Food System (with O. Fourcadet, H. Faucher). Heidelberg New York (Allemagne USA) : Physical Verlag, GALIZZI G., VENTURINI L.. 1999, p. 535-545
  Magdis: Home Made by the Million. In: Product and Process Innovations in the Food Industry (with M. Meulenberg). Londres (Grande-Bretagne) : Chapman & Hall, TRAILL., GRUNERT K.. 1997, p. 187-199
  Johma Nederland BV. In: Product and Process Innovations in the Food Industry (with M. Meulenberg). Londres (Grande-Bretagne) : Chapman & Hall, TRAILL., GRUNERT K.. 1997, p. 175-186
  H.P. Bulmer Holdings Plc. In: Product and Process Innovations in the Food Industry (with B. Traill). Londres (Grande-Bretagne) : Chapman & Hall, TRAILL., GRUNERT K.. 1997, p. 122-137
  Brioche Pasquier S.A.. In: Product and Process Innovations in the Food Industry (with T. Ottowitz). Londres (Grande-Bretagne) : Chapman & Hall, TRAILL., GRUNERT K.. 1997, p. 75-91
  Structure-Performance Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions in Food Industries in the 1980s. In: Strategies and Structures in Agro-food Industries. NILLSON J., VAN DIJK. 1997, p. 153-170


Professional Publications
Articles
  "Marque alimentaire, un repère qui structure les filières" (F. Declerck), La revue des marques, Apr 2018, Issue 102, p. 6‑8
  "Le statut coopératif offre beaucoup de souplesse" (F. Declerck), Réussir Grandes Cultures, Nov 2015, Issue 296, p. 8‑8
  "Industrie française des viandes : comment concilier croissance et équilibres financiers ?" (F. Declerck), La Revue de l'Observatoire des IAA, Apr 2007, Issue 85, p. 22‑28
  "Dépasser la contrainte prix en innovant" (F. Declerck), AGRA Alimentation, Dec 2005, Issue 1909, p. 6‑8
  "Marges arrière, comment évoluent les négociations entre industriels et distributeurs ?" (F. Declerck, J. Robichon), Reflets ESSEC Magazine, Dec 2004
  "Le Champagne à la croisée des chemins" (F. Declerck), AGRA Alimentation, Jul 2004, Issue 1846, p. 29‑31
  "Pologne : quel avenir agroalimentaire et laitier dans l'Union Européenne" (F. Declerck, J. Robichon), Reflets ESSEC Magazine, Jun 2004
  "Evolution des fusions-acquisitions et alliances dans l'agroalimentaire français depuis 1996" (F. Declerck, R. Mauget), AGIA Alimentation, Feb 2004, Issue 1 825, p. 29‑36
  "Opinion : Francis Declerck" (F. Declerck), La lettre du trésorier, « Dossier : Cash pooling : du sur mesure au prêt-à-porter », Jul 2003
  "Le développement à l'Est passe par l'agro-alimentaire" (F. Declerck), Reflets ESSEC Magazine, Maison des ESSEC, Jun 2003, p. 43‑44
  "Interview : 4 questions à Francis Declerck" (F. Declerck), La lettre du trésorier, « Dossier : BFR subi ou BFR choisi », Mar 2002
  "Le trading de matières premières agricoles face à ses nouveaux défis : le cas des céréales européennes" (F. Declerck), Reflets ESSEC Magazine, Dec 2000, p. 61‑64
  "L'agro-alimentaire face à 4 défis" (F. Declerck, R. Mauget), Reflets ESSEC Magazine, Jun 1999, p. 69‑71
  "Colza : bientôt de nouvelles conditions de vente" (F. Declerck), Cultivar, Dossier A quoi sert votre organisme stockeur, Aug 1994, p. 41‑42
  "Analyse stratégique des groupes coopératifs européens" (R. Mauget), Economie et Gestion Agro-Alimentaire, Oct 1993, p. 22‑23
  "L'individualisme n'est pas payant" (F. Declerck), Cultivar, Aug 1993
  "Comment étudier un marché" (F. Declerck), Cultivar, Mar 1993


Chapters
  Filières et digitalisation : ensemble gagner la confiance ... et la performance. In: 150 idées pour la réussite de nos agricultures. Paris (France) : SAFagr'iDées, 2017, p. 87-87


Working papers
  "Relation entre le prix du pétrole et les cours boursiers des grandes compagnies pétrolières mondiales" (F. Declerck, JP. Indjehagopian, F. Bellocq). Essec Research Center, DR‑1504 Feb 15.
  "Simulation d'un MBO sur BRIOCHE PASQUIER"" (F. Declerck). Essec Research Center, Aug 03.
  "Rachat en MBO de PICARD Surgelés cédé par CARREFOUR" (F. Declerck). Essec Research Center, Aug 03.
  "Analyse financière" (F. Declerck). Essec Research Center, Apr 03.
  "Les étapes d'un projet d'investissement" (F. Declerck). Essec Research Center, Apr 03.
  "Acquisition de Château d'Yquem par LVMH : quelles valeurs ?" (F. Declerck). Essec Research Center, Feb 03.
  "The Champagne Wine Industry: An Economic Dynamic Model of Production and Consumption" (M. Cloutier). Essec Research Center, DR‑02011 Jun 02.
  "Valuation of Mergers and Acquisitions Involving at Lest One French Food Company During the 1996-2001 Wave" (F. Declerck). Essec Research Center, DR‑02013 Jun 02.
  "Financial Analysis of Biotech Companies According to their Involvement in Research" (F. Declerck). Essec Research Center, DR‑01002 Jan 01.


Other Publications
Articles published in conference proceedings
  "Oil and Oil Compagny Stock Prices: Cointegration with Changing Regimes", With JP. Indjehagopian. In : Energy & Commodity Finance (ECOMFIN) Conference , Energy & Commodity Finance (ECOMFIN) Conference . Cergy-Pontoise (France) : ESSEC Business School, 2016
  "Dynamics and structural breaks between the biofuel, resources and oil prices on the European market", With F. Lantz, JP. Indjehagopian. In : Energy & Commodity Finance (ECOMFIN) Conference , Energy & Commodity Finance (ECOMFIN) Conference . Cergy-Pontoise : ESSEC Business School, 2016
  "Oil and Oil Compagny Stock Prices: Cointegration with Changing Regimes", With JP. Indjehagopian. In : 32rd Conference of the French Association of Finance (AFFI),. Paris (France) : French Association of Finance (AFFI), 2015
  "Instruments financiers et conflits d'intérêts : application aux coopératives agricoles françaises". In : Le pouvoir d'innover des coopératives : textes choisis de l'appel international d'articles scientifiques, Québec 2014 Sommet International des Coopératives. Québec (Canada) : Lévis : Sommet international des coopératives, 2014, p. 415-430
  "Solvency and performance of French wIneries in times of declining sales: co-operatives and corporations", With JL. Viviani. In : Proceedings in Food System Dynamics 2010, the 4th International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation. Bonn (Germany) : University of Bonn, 2010, p. 488-505
  "Multiplicité et ampleur des risques en agriculture, essai de typologie". In : La réduction des risques en agriculture après 2013, Académie d'Agriculture de France, séance du 13 janvier 2010. Paris (France) : Comptes rendus de l'Académie d'Agriculture de France, vol. 96, n°1, 2010, p. 25-26
  "Co-ops processing Champagne: typology and determinants of performance". In : Colloque 2009 Enometrics XVI - Vineyard Data Quantification Society (VDQS), Enometrics XVI. Paris (France) : Vineyard Data Quantification Society (VDQS), 2009, p. 1-14
  "Identifying possible futures in food chains", With O. Fourcadet, S. Ricci. In : 2009 IAMA World Food & Agribusiness Symposium Papers & Presentations, 19th World Food & Agribusiness Symposium and Forum of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), Budapest, Hungary. College Station, Texas (USA) : International Food & Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), 2009, p. 1-12
  "Organic Labels: Key Factors of Succes", With O. Fourcadet. In : System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks 2009 at Innsbruck-Igls, Austria, 3rd International European Forum of System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks. Bonn (Germany) : International Center for Food Chain Network Research of the University of Bonn - Germany, 2009
  "Flexible System Dynamic Models to Face Food System Challenges", With L. Cloutier. In : IAMA, Proceedings of the 18th World Food & Agribusiness Symposium and Forum of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), Nominated for the 'Best Paper Award' . Monterey, California (USA) : IAMA, 2008, p. 1-24
  "Prix moyen de campagne en coopérative et couverture de risques de prix sur marchés à terme", With R. Mauget. In : Les coopératives agricoles : mutations et perspectives, Colloque SFER avec Coop-de-France, ENITA Bordeaux, INRA-SAD. Paris (France) : SFER, 2008, p. 1-14
  "The Financial Value of Champagne Houses in a Cobweb Economy", With M. Cloutier. In : System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks, 2nd International European Forum (110th EAAE Seminar). Innsbruck-Igls (Autriche) : International Center for Food Chain of the University of Bonn (Allemagne), 2008, p. 203-212
  "What are Food Quality Labels Key Factors of Success?", With O. Fourcadet, P. Nadaud. In : Proceedings of the 17th IAMA Symposium in Parma, Italy, Proceedings of the 17th World Congress of the International Food & Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA). College Station, Texas (USA) : IAMA, 2007, p. 1-20
  "Vertical Coordination Mechanisms in a Cobweb Economy : A System Dynamics Model of the Champagne Industry ", With L. Cloutier. In : 3rd International Wine Business & Marketing Conference, 3rd International Wine Business & Marketing Conference. Montpellier (France) : Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Vigne et du Vin, Agro M, 2006, p. 1-28
  "Food Firms: Was Performance Enhanced by M&A in the Years 1996-2000?", With O. Fourcadet. In : Proceedings of the 15th Food and Agribusiness Symposium and Forum of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA),. College Station, Texas (USA) : IAMA, 2005
  "The Champagne Wine and Maple Sap Industries: Sustaining the Production Cycle", With L. Cloutier. In : Actes du Colloque International de l'AIEA2/SCAE : Développement durable et globalisation dans l'agro-alimentaire,. Laval, Québec (Canada) : Université Laval, 2005
  "Typology and Financial Performance of Champagne Wine Makers According to Distribution Channel". In : Proceedings of the 14th Annual World Food and Agribusiness Forum, Symposium and Case Conference. Sustainable Value Creation in the Food Chain,. College Station, Texas (USA) : IAMA, 2004
  "Managing a Producer-retailer Cycle: Evolution of Champagne Supply in Response to Retail Pressure on Price Over 25 Years". In : 88th Seminar of the European Association of Agricultural Economics (EAAE),. Paris (France) : European Association of Agricultural Economics (EAAE), 2004
  "Valuation of Target Firms Acquired in the Food Sector During the 1996-2001 Wave". In : Proceedings of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association - IAMA World Food and Agribusiness Symposium,. Cancun (Mexique) : IAMA, 2003
  "Managing Risks Faced by Companies Acquired in Central Europe During the 1990's: EU Agri-food Acquirers' Standpoint". In : Proceedings of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association Congress,. Chicago (Etats-Unis) : IAMA, 2000


Press articles
  "PAC : nous avons vesoin d'un projet cohérent". Process alimentaire, 01 Dec 2012, p. 3-3 (N° 1298, page 3)
  "Les coopératives résisteront à la crise". L'union (de Reims), 22 Dec 2009, p. 13 (L'union supplément "Economie" to the issue N°20285)
  "Chain Management and Performance Relationships in the Champagne Wine Sector". 30 May 1996
  "Analyse stratégique des groupes coopératifs européens". Coopération Agricole Actualité, 01 Jan 1996, p. 103-114


Scientific Activities
Editorial Board Membership
  Agribusiness: An International Journal, Wiley-Blacknell
  International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food an Agribusiness Association (IAMA) (Revu seulement publiée sur nternet à l'adresse : www.ifama.org)
  International Journal on Food System Dynamics, University of Bonn, Germany


Conference Presentations
"Food firms: was performance enhanced by M&A in the years 1996-2000?", with O. Fourcadet, Proceedings of the 15th World Congress of the International Food & Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), Chicago, USA, June 25-26, 2005.
Available at: http://www.ifama.org/conferences/2005Conference/Papers&Discussions/1146_Paper_Final.pdf

"The Champagne Wine and Maple Sap Industries : Sustaining the Production Cycle", avec L.M. Cloutier, Conférence de l'Association Internationale d'Economie Alimentaire et Agro-Industrielle (AIAE2) et de la Société Canadienne d'Agro-Economie (SCAE), à Québec, QC, Canada, 23-24 août 2004. Disponible à : http://www.jpgervais.eac.ulaval.ca/actesAIEA2.pdf

"Explorations of Structural Change in Agricultural Industries", with L.M. Cloutier & R. Rowle, Eco Mod International Conference on Policy Modeling, Paris, France, June 30 - July 2, 2004.

"Typology and financial performance of Champagne wine makers according to distribution channel", Proceedings of the 14th World Congress of the International Food & Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), Montreux, Switzerland, June 12-15, 2004.
Available at: http://www.ifama.org/conferences/2004Conference/Papers/Declerck1120.pdf

"Evolution of Champagne wine makers'supply to retailers'pressure on price over 25 years: the management of a producer - retailer cycle", Proceedings of the 88th Seminar of the European Association of Agricultural Economics, Paris, France, May 5-6, 2004.

"Rachat en MBO de PICARD Surgelés cédé par CARREFOUR", Etude de cas, Centrale de cas et de médias pédagogiques de la CCIP, août 2003.

"Les étapes d'un projet d'investissement", Module théorique et étude de cas e-learning, ESSEC Business School, avril 2003.

"Analyse financière", Jeu pédagogique e-learning, ESSEC Business School, avril 2003.

"Simulation d'un MBO sur BRIOCHE PASQUIER", Etude de cas, ESSEC-IMIA, août 2003.

"Acquisition de Château d'Yquem par LVMH : quelles valeurs ?", Etude de cas, Centrale de cas et de médias pédagogiques de la CCIP, février 2003.

"Valuation of target firms acquired in the food sector during the 1996-2001 wave", Proceedings of the 13th World Congress of the International Food & Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), Cancun, Mexico, June 21-24, 2003.
Available at http://www.ifama.org/conferences/2003Conference/papers/declerck.pdf

"Financing investments in Polish agri-food business", Proceedings of the International conference « Challenges for the food sector and nutrition », 25th
anniversary of the Faculty of human nutrition and consumer sciences of the Warsaw Agricultural University (SGGW), pp. 39-43, October 25, 2002.

"Simulation of a Management Buy-Out on Brioche Pasquier in March 2001", selected case study, the Maple Leaf Conference, Noorwijk, the Netherlands, June
8, 2002.

"New Challenges in the International Trade of European Cereals", Proceedings of the 77th Seminar of the European Association of Agricultural Economics at
Helsinki, Finland, August 17-18, 2001.

"Managing New Risks Faced by International Traders in the European Grain Sector", Proceedings (session F6) of the 11th World Congress of the International Food & Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), Sydney, Australia, June 27, 2001.
Available at: http://agecon.tamu.edu/iama/Symposium2001/papers.htm

"Institutional Problems Faced by Agri-Food Companies in Central Europe during the 1990s: EU Acquirers' Standpoint", Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference "Institutional Economics and the Food Sector in Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic : Implications for EU Integration" at Warsaw, Poland, April 27, 2001.

"Managing Risks Faced by Companies Acquired in Central Europe during the 1990's: EU Agri-food Acquirers' Standpoint", Proceedings (session C7 "Risk Management by European Agribusiness") of the 10th World Congress of the International Food & Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA) at Chicago,
USA, June 25-28, 2000.
Available at: http://agecon.tamu.edu/iama/2000Congress/2000_forum_papers.htm

"Challenges Facing the Polish and Czech Agri-Food Sectors: Western Agri-Food Investors' Point of View", with Benoît Simottel, in EU Integration and Agri-Food Sectors in the Czech Republic and Poland, Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference of the Project Phare ACE P95-2015R, at Prague, Czech Republic, May 15, 1998.

"Chain management and performance relationships in the Champagne wine sector", Proceedings from the 2nd International Conference on Chain Management, Wageningen Agricultural University & the Foundation for Agri-Chain Competence, pages 511-538, at Ede, the Netherlands, May 30-31, 1996.

Affiliations and Academic Responsibilities
Member, Association Internationale d'Economie Alimentaire et Agro-industrielle (AIEA2).
Board Member of the academic college, "International Food and Agribusiness Management Association" (IAMA).
President of the Agri-Food Club at the ESSEC Alumni Association.

Consulting & Other Activities
Member of the Strategic council for sustainable agriculture and food industry (CSAAD) at the French Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries since 2008.

Professional Experience
Co-Chair professor of the ESSEC European Chair "Excellence in Food Chains" with DANONE, CARREFOUR and COUTRELIS & Associates since July 2005. 
Managing Director of the ESSEC International Agri-Food Management Institute, 2001-2005. 
Managing Director, "MBA in International Agri-Food Management" ESSEC Business School, 1996-2000.
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95021 Cergy Pontoise Cedex
France

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