Phuong Tra Tran

Associate Professor of Management



Phone: +33 1 5363 3600

Campus: Paris



2014: Ph.D. in Management Sciences (Sorbonne Business School)

2010: Master Degree in Applied Organizations (HEC and Sorbonne Business School)

2008: Master Degree in Tourism Management (IAE de Dijon)

2006: Bachelor Degree in Marketing (IAE de Dijon)

  • Biography
  • Selected publications
  • Professional experiences


Phuong Tra Tran holds a Ph.D. in Management Sciences from the Sorbonne Business School, as well as a Master’s degree in Applied Organizations from HEC and Sorbonne Business School. She worked previously as a researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research, where she was in charge of the coordination of two research projects on the topic of Smart Grids and Smart City. Specialized in the topic of public procurements, she currently collaborates with the research group “The Economics of Public Private Partnerships”, the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the City of Paris and the French Energy Council. She also realizes frequent consultancy missions and training for the Government of Vietnam. She has published articles to peer-reviewed journals such as the International Journal of Industrial Organization and the Revue d’Economie Industrielle.


Buso, M., Marty, F., & Tran, P. T. (2017). Public-private partnerships from budget constraints: Looking for debt hiding? International Journal of Industrial Organization, 51, 56-84.

Marty, F., & Tra, T. P. (2013). Le bouclage financier des contrats de partenariats public-privé: La préservation de la soutenabilité budgétaire au détriment du partage optimal des risques? (No. halshs-00827203).

Marty, F., & Tra-Tran, P. (2013). Le bouclage financier des contrats de partenariats publicprivé: Quelles perspectives d’évolution. La préservation de la soutenabilité budgétaire au détriment du partage optimal des risques.

Saussier, S., & Tran, P. T. (2012). L’efficacité des contrats de partenariat en France: une première évaluation quantitative. Revue d'économie industrielle, (140), 81-110.

“Contrat de partenariat : Mieux connu, plus apprécié” - PPP Mag - January - March 2013 (with Stéphane Saussier, Sorbonne Business School)

Since 2019: Associate Professor, Academic Head of MBA Program (IPAG Business School)

2017-2019: Assistant Professor of Management (IPAG Business School)

2015-2017: Post-doctoral fellow (CNRS – University of Paris 1)

2013-2015: Teaching Assistant (University of Paris 1)

Research Areas

Organizational Forms (inter-firm and intra-firm), Inter-firm Relationships, Public Procurement, Public Private Partnerships, Contract Theories

Teaching Areas

Organization Theory, Supply Chain Management, Organizational Economics