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Full Professor

Research area

Human Resource Management

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Marion Fortin is Professor in Human Resource Management at the Toulouse School of Management. She received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from Trinity College, Dublin, and her HDR from the University of Toulouse. Since 2015, Dr. Fortin is the academic director of the Master 1 in Human Resource Management. Previously, Dr. Fortin has worked at Durham University (UK) and was a visiting scholar at New York University.

Dr. Fortin’s main research interest lies in the role of fairness perceptions in the workplace, and how they are linked with morality and social context. Her current projects include research on the return experience of women after maternity leave and the fairness dynamics related to « tough decisions » in the workplace.

Her research has been published in journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business Ethics and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 

Award, honors

  • 2010

    Outstanding Reviewer Award, Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management, USA

  • 2007 - 2010

    First Research Grants Award, ESRC, United Kingdom

  • 2006

    Winner of the “Highly Commended Award”, Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards, EMERALD/EFMD, United Kingdom

  • 2002

    Postgraduate Studentship Award, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

  • 2000

    Winner of the Alumni Prize for the best undergraduate dissertation 2000, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


  • 2005

    Research Grant, Business School of the University of Dublin, United Kingdom

  • 2002 - 2005

    Scholarship, Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, United Kingdom

Research domains

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Justice
  • Social Emotions
  • Discrimination
  • Behavioral Ethics
  • Motivated Reasoning

Expertise activities in professional circles

Consulting activities

  • 2009 - 2010, Leading a Research Project on the experience of the Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing Community for the Local Council Services, County Durham, United Kingdom
  • Articles (ranked journals)

    Cropanzano, R., D. Skarlicki, T. Nadisic, M. Fortin, P. Van Wagoner, K. Keplinger, "When Managers Become Robin Hoods: A Mixed Method Investigation", Business Ethics Quarterly, 2022, vol. 32, pp. 209-242

    Zwank, J., M. Fortin, M.-R. Diehl, "Three Paths to Feeling Just: How Managers Grapple with Justice Conundrums During Organizational Change", Journal of Business Ethics, 2022

    Diehl, M.-R., C. M. Bell, M. Fortin, M. Gollwitzer, T. Melkonian, "Uncharted waters of justice enactment - Venturing into the social complexity of doing justice in organizations", Journal of Organizational Behavior, July 2021, vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 699-707

    Fortin, M., R. Cropanzano, N. Cugueró, T. Nadisic, H. Van Wagoner, "How do people judge fairness in supervisor and peer relationships? Another assessment of the dimensions of justice.", Human Relations, December 2020, vol. 73, no. 12, pp. 1632–1663

    Barclay, L. J., M. Bashshur, M. Fortin, "Motivated Cognition and Fairness: Insights, Integration, and Creating a Path Forward", Journal of Applied Psychology, June 2017, vol. 102, no. 6, pp. 867-889

    Fortin, M., T. Nadisic, C. M. Bell, J. R. Crawshaw, R. Cropanzano, "Beyond the particular and universal: The dependence, independence, and interdependence of context, ethics and justice", Journal of Business Ethics, September 2016, vol. 137, no. 4, pp. 639–647

    Fortin, M., I. Cojuharenco, D. Patient, H. German, "It's time for Justice: How time changes what we know about justice judgments and justice effects", Journal of Organizational Behavior, February 2016, vol. 37, no. S1, pp. S30-S56

    Cugueró, N., M. Fortin, "One justice or two? A model of reconciliation for normative justice theories and empirical research on organisational justice", Journal of Business Ethics, June 2014, vol. 124, no. 3, pp. 435-451

    Cugueró, N., M. Fortin, M.-A. Canela, "Righting the wrong for third parties -- how monetary compensation, procedure changes and apologies restore justice for observers of injustice", Journal of Business Ethics, June 2014, vol. 122, no. 2, pp. 253-268

    Blader, S. L., B. M. Wiesenfeld, M. Fortin, S. L. Wheeler-Smith, "Fairness lies in the heart of the beholder: How the social emotions of third parties influence reactions to injustice", Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, May 2013, vol. 121, no. 1, pp. 62-80

  • Articles (non ranked journals)

    Fortin, M., C. M. Bell, J. R. Crawshaw, R. Cropanzano, T. Nadisic, "Guest Editors", Journal of Business Ethics, September 2016, vol. 137, no. 4, pp. 639-647

    German, H., M. Fortin, D. Read - "Justice Judgment: Individual Self-Insight and Between- and Within-Person Consistency" - 2016, Academy of Management Discoveries

  • Chapters of books

    Desjardins, C., M. Fortin, "From split-seconds to lifetimes: The temporal fabric of fairness dynamics" in The Handbook of Dynamic Organizational Behavior., Yannick Griep and Samantha D. Hansen Ed., Edward Elgar, pp. 134–148, 2020

    Adamovic, M., M. Fortin, M.-R. Diehl, "The dynamics of organizational justice and conflict at work" in Organizational Justice: International Perspectives and Conceptual Advances., C. Moliner, R. Cropanzano & V. Martínez-Tur Eds, Routledge, 2017

    Cropanzano, R., M. Fortin, J. Kirk, "How do we know when we are treated fairly? Justice rules and fairness judgments" in Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management., M. R. Buckley, A. R. Wheeler and J. R. B. Halbesleben Eds, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, vol. 33, pp. 279-350, 2015

    Fortin, M., S. L. Blader, B. M. Wiesenfeld, S. L. Wheeler-Smith, "Justice and Affect: A Dimensional Approach" in The Oxford Handbook of Justice in the Workplace., M. Ambrose and R. Cropanzano Ed., Oxford University Press, 2015

    Patient, D., I. Cojuharenco, M. Fortin, "The “when” of justice events and why it matters" in The Oxford Handbook of Justice in the Workplace., M. Ambrose and R. Cropanzano Ed., Oxford University Press, 2015

    Cojuharenco, I., M. Fortin, H. German, "Organizational justice and time: A review of the literature on justice reactions over time and directions for future research" in Time and Work, How time impacts individuals., A. Shipp and Y. Fried Ed., Psychology Press, vol. 1, 2014

  • Radio, TV, press

    Fortin, M. - "Les managers réticents à accorder du télétravail... aux femmes enceintes (interview) dans le Journal du Télétravail" - 2022, ART19

    Fortin, M. - "Le sentiment de justice diffère d'un salarié à l'autre" - 2016, Liaisons Sociales Magazine