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Solène Delecourt - Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA, US

Solène Delecourt Solène Delecourt

Assistant Professor | Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, UNITED STATES

Researcher focused on inequality in business performance

Areas of Expertise (5)

Business Performance

Entrepreneurship

Discrimination

Field experiments

Management

About

Solène Delecourt is an assistant professor in the Management of Organizations Group at the Haas School of Business. She earned her PhD at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She also holds a master’s degree in Economics and Public Policy from Sciences Po Paris and École Polytechnique.

Delecourt studies inequality in business performance using large-scale field experiments and novel survey data. Her research agenda focuses on what drives variation in profits across firms and how we could reduce inequality in business performance among entrepreneurs in different market settings, including India, Uganda, and the US. She has received many research grants in competitive funding. Her work has appeared in the Strategic Management Journal and Management Science and has been covered by news outlets such as the Wall Street Journal.

Education (4)

Stanford Graduate School of Business: PhD, Business Administration

Sciences Po Paris and Ecole Polytechnique: MS, Economics and Public Policy

Sciences Po: BA, Economics and Political Science

University of Nancy II: BA, Economics and Law

Languages (1)

  • French

Positions Held (1)

At Haas since 2020

2020-present, Assistant Professor, Management of Organizations Group, Haas School of Business

Media Appearances (5)

When Field Research Goes Awry

Stanford Graduate School of Business  online

2019-05-29

Ng, a PhD candidate at Stanford Department of Economics, and Solène M. Delecourt, a PhD candidate at Stanford GSB, wanted to understand why female entrepreneurs make less money than their male counterparts, specifically in India. They saw several possible hypotheses: Was it the hours they worked? The industries they pursued? Or were shoppers less likely to buy from women than men?

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Real Time Economics: The U.S. Housing Market Is Stuck In a Rut

Wall Street journal  online

2018-07-24

Entrepreneurs with MBAs or accelerator experience did not respond to this intervention, suggesting that formal training can limit the spread of peer advice," Aaron Chatterji, Solène Delecourt, Sharique Hasan and Rembrand Koning write in a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper.

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Successful startup founders share one essential leadership style

Quartz  online

2017-10-18

Koning’s working paper, released in May, is titled Learning to Manage: A Field Experiment in the Indian Startup Ecosystem. The coauthors were Aaron Chatterji and Sharique Hasan, both of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business; and Solene M. Delecourt from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

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Learning to Manage: A Field Experiment in the Indian Startup Ecosystem

Harvard Business School  online

2017-06-19

This study of 100 high-growth startups in India finds that founder-executives can learn how to improve their management style from their peers at other firms. These interfirm network connections between founders may help explain why some companies are well managed and others less so. Despite the apparent value of this peer learning, founders don’t appear to naturally connect with peers who could help them improve their management style.

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New Research Shows 4 Unexpected Factors You Should Keep in Mind When Asking for Advice

Inc.  online

Researchers Aaron Chatterji, Solène Delecourt, Sharique Hasan and Rembrand M. Koning recently published the results of a two-year study of 100 growth-stage startups in India. Their goal was to examine the conditions under which advice improves startup performance.

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Working Papers (1)

The Baby Profit Gap: How childcare duties impact entrepreneurial performance

Delecourt, S. & Fitzpatrick, A. (2019)

Selected Research Grants (15)

Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business 

2020-2021

Stanford Center for International Development

Stanford University $4,780

2018-2019 (with Odyssia Ng)

BRAC-CEGA Travel Grant, Center for Effective Global Action

UC Berkeley $5,892

2018-2019 (with Odyssia Ng)

Weiss Family Program Fund for Research in Development Economics

Harvard University $10,610

2017-2018 (with Odyssia Ng)

Global Policy Fellows Research Grant, The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Stanford University $5,000

2017-2018 (with Odyssia Ng)

Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity, Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Stanford University $3,000

2017-2018 (with Odyssia Ng)

Weiss Family Program Fund for Research in Development Economics

Harvard University $28,735

2017-2018 (with Odyssia Ng)

George P. Shultz Graduate Student Fellowship in Economic Policy

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research $12,000

2017-2018 (with Odyssia Ng)

Graduate Research Opportunity, School of Humanities and Sciences

Stanford University $4,280

2017-2018 (with Odyssia Ng)

George P. Shultz Graduate Student Fellowship in Economic Policy

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research $16,150

2016-2017 (with Odyssia Ng)

Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Doctoral Fellowship, Research & Conference Travel Award, Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Stanford University $1,000

2016-2017

PhD I-Award

Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies $13,000

2016-2017

Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity, Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Stanford University $2,000

2016-2017

Global Policy Fellows Research Grant, The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Stanford University $1,500

2016-2017

Graduate Student Research Fellowship, Center for South Asia

Stanford University $2,500

2016-2017

Selected Papers & Publications (2)

Childcare Matters: Female Business Owners and the Baby-Profit Gap Management ScienceF

Solène Delecourt and Anne Fitzpatrick

Forthcoming

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When does advice impact startup performance? Strategic Management JournalF

Aaron Chatterji, Solène Delecourt, Sharique Hasan, Rembrand Koning

November 2018

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