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GUILLAUME JUBLOT - Ph.D. in Economics

What is your professional / educational background and what is your Ph.D. Topic?
Beginning with an observation that today territorial analyses often lack a forward-looking plan on the possible evolutions of future territorial attractiveness because there is no available tool, it has become important to be able to anticipate future evolutions of attractiveness in a context of increased mobility of economic activities, which, like people, cannot be content with a static vision. My dissertation topic consisted in showing that the cluster comes from constructed logic which can give place to a business ecosystem by joining them with the condition that the State strategically plans them. The originality of the subject comes from the notion of clusters from the point of view of economic intelligence and territorial attractiveness. It is creating a network and not just a collection of juxtaposed actors. Which creates positive external effects.

How has the Ph.D. process been for you?
It was a true life-test. It is a long process, difficult, but gratifying after the defense and obtaining the magna cum laude distinction with authorization to publish.

What have you learned from this experience?
The high-level scientific environment of the doctoral school allowed me to discover the world of research and to exchange with specialists. This experience is, for me, the culmination of my studies in economics. It is equally an important analytical capacity, precisely in the area of economics and particularly in economic intelligence.

What advice would you give to a student who was considering a Ph.D.?
First, believe in the your project. Work hard, persist, and do not get discouraged.

What are you doing now?
I am at the point of starting a project in economic intelligence as a continuation of my work.