Master in Political Science, Sciences-Po Paris, 1969. Master in Economics, University Paris, 1969. Master of Business Administration, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1973.
Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in Management, University Bordeaux, France, 1978.
Assistant professor European Institute of Business Administration (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires), Fontainebleau, France, 1977—1981, professor, 1981—1997. Assistant professor University Bordeaux, 1978—1981, professor, since 1981. Visiting professor Harvard Business School, Boston, 1987—2005.
Associate fellow University Oxford, England, since 2000. Board member Radisson-SAS Hotels, Brussels, 1992—1999, SunHydraulics, Sarasota, Florida, since 2000, Allegro Manufacturing, Singapore, since 2000, Total Infrastructure Gaz France, Paris, since 2007.
Member of Beta-Gamma-Sigma (life Distinguish Scholar 1973).
Married Carole Marie Masseys, October 31, 1975. Children: Caroline Sophie, Franck Charles.