Welcome! This page focuses on my academic activities


  • Academic economist
  • Consultant
  • Coach & advisor to executives
    (operational and strategic levels)
  • Working languages:
    FR, EN, DE, IT

Current positions

  • (Full) Professor,
    PSB - Paris School of Business
    and co-head of the newPIC chair
  • Administrateur Délégué (CEO),
    ISK Consulting SA

Research specialization

  • Strategic management of knowledge
  • Management of complex programs
    Management of technology
  • Industrial organization, integration
  • Innovation economics
    and R&D managment
  • Knowledge theory, epistemology,
    methodology of the social sciences

Application domains

  • Aeronautics (civilian and military)
  • Telecoms for aviation and
    Air traffic management (ATM)
  • Space, Defense and Security (organization, programs, budgets)
  • IT-related industries


Hot news

Jan. 2019

We start uploading a new website design to replace the former dwv.me and versailles.net... Updates will show progressively...

Sep. 2018

Genopole and Bpifrance have commissioned a project on the innovation intermediairies in the healthcare sector to Valerie Merindol and David W. Versailles, who will act as principal investigators and project managers (execution by the newPIC chair at PSB).

After two rounds of field reserch on innovation platforms in Paris area and in continental France during the academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018, Bpifrance Le Lab and Innovation Factory have commissioned a new project comparing several initiatives in South East Asia and France. The report is expected in May 2019.

Learn more on newPIC chair website »

Dec. 2017

David W Versailles and Valérie Mérindol install their consulting activities inside ISK Consulting SA, headquartered in Luxembourg city (L-2550).

Learn more on ISK Consulting website »