HEC in the Press

Startup megacampus Station F will offer 120 perks, starting with Airbnb

Techcrunch.com, 8 March 2017

Airbnb co-founder and CTO Nathan Blecharczyk was in Paris today to announce a neat little perk for future residents of Station F. Based in Paris, the huge Station F building is going to have 3,000 desks for tech companies of all kinds. It wants to become the biggest startup campus in the world.

Station F is launching in a few weeks. Roxanne Varza unveiled some of the launch partners at TechCrunch Disrupt London in December 2016. TechShop will open their first shop outside of the U.S. if you want to learn woodworking or CNC machines. Vente-privée will open a startup program and the incubator of HEC Paris will move there. 


Do People Look Like Their Names?

wsj.com, 3 March 2017

Researchers from Israel's Hebrew University and IDC Herzliya and France's HEC Paris found that volunteers shown a headshot of a person and several possible names picked the right one at a significantly higher rate than chance. 


Five decades of reporting terrorism: Has there been too little or too much coverage?

theconversation.com, 2 March 2017

The back and forth between journalists and officials does not shed much light on the overall level of reporting around the world of terror events. So, what do the data tell us? Michael Segalla, Professor of Management at HEC Paris, explores the topic. 


forbes.com

Smart Cities: The Solution To Our Urban Ills?, 1 March 2017

Bertrand Moingeon, Professor at HEC Paris, & Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor at Harvard Business School explain the concept of smart cities and how the US business community should help promote and develop smart cities initiatives. 


The Rise of the Tech Giants

iedp.com, 27 February 2017

Last week Jeremy Ghez, HEC Paris Professor of Economics and International Affairs, introduced his research on the rise of the tech oligopolies at a lecture, hosted at the London School of Economics, titled: ‘When Tech Giants Take Control’. To what extent are the GAFAs balanced by the positive benefits brought by these innovative businesses? And how much should we worry about the growing geo-political power of the GAFAs? 


The Global Leadership Vacuum of Trump's 'America First'

bloomberg.com, 21 February 2017

HEC Paris Affiliate Professor of Economics and International Affairs Jeremy Ghez discusses the vacuum left in global political leadership by the "America first" tact taken by U.S. President Donald Trump. He speaks with Bloomberg's Francine Lacqua on "Bloomberg Surveillance."


How the GAFAs have redefined our ideas of governance

http://www.bbc.co.uk/, 21 February 2017

Any idea what GAFA stands for? Well it's a description for a section of the tech industry, a pretty significant one actually, as the companies it's describing are Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple. Jeremy Ghez, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at HEC Paris, explains how these tech giants have not only shaped the tech industry but also redefined our ideas of governance on BBC's "Business Matters"show. 


Best Free Business MOOCs in February

Poets & Quants, 31 January 2017

Poets & Quants recommends Professor Rodolphe Durand's "Time to reorganize! Understand Organizations, Act, and Build a Meaningful World' MOOC. The course provides a 30,000 foot overview of the nature and development of organizations. In particular, students will examine how organizations relate to their members, customers, and society at large – and vice versa.


Why It's A Great idea To Change Careers When You Are 40

Forbes.com, 30 January 2017

Philippe Gaud, who teaches Management & Human Resources at HEC Paris, tells Forbes readers why they should follow him into the "career unknown" even if they'd started to think that it was too late to make such a move. And, if they do, how they can make sure that it will be a success. 


THE Alma Mater Index 2017: who educates the global business elite?

www.timeshighereducation.com, 19 January 2017

HEC Paris, ranks top 3 worldwide for educating CEOs of Fortune 500 companies in Times Higher Education's Index 2017.