HEC in the Press

Healthcare Tech: This HEC Paris MBA Is Using Big Data Analytics To Improve Safety At Work

businessbecause.com, 4 October 2017

HEC Paris alumnus Matthew Hart founded his own healthcare technology startup—Soter Analytics—after a full-time MBA. His first product, SoterSpine, helps to reduce the causes of muscular skeletal injuries in industry employees by 70% by combining wearable tech with big data analytics.

Crowdfunders like novelty or usefulness, not both

theconversation.com, 3 October 2017

Researchers from HEC Paris, INSEAD, Singapore Management University and University of Technology Sydney have arrived at the startling conclusion that novelty and usefulness are not viewed as synergistic when it comes to crowdfunding. While crowdfunding pledges are boosted when the project is said to be useful or novel separately, claiming that it is both reduces the total amount of pledges by 26 percent.

Crowdfunding Takes 26%% Hit When A Product Is Framed As Both Novel , Useful '

businessworld.in, 3 October 2017

Researchers from HEC Paris, INSEAD, Singapore Management University and University of Technology Sydney have concluded that novelty and usefulness are not congruent when it comes to crowdfunding. Although crowdfunding pledges are augmented when a project is said to be useful or novel separately, claiming that it is both reduces the amount of pledges by 26 percent.

WeChat replaces textbooks in MBA classrooms

ft.com, 2 October 2017

In 2009, HEC Paris became one of the first higher education institutions to offer reading material, alongside videos and other online content, through Apple’s iTunes U educational network. Now, professors at Guanghua School of Management have started distributing course materials to all their students via WeChat, the group messaging app created by Tencent, and several other management schools have also started using paperless resources. All HEC Paris course packages are now entirely paperless.

The world needs a new generation of citizen lobbyists

The Conversation, 26 September 2017

Alberto Alemanno, HEC Professor of European Law and Regulation,  writes about the necessity for effective and proactive citizen lobbyists to tackle issues of political disillusionment and to allow the public to have its say. 


globalbankingandfinance.com, 26 September 2017

New statistics on student placements gathered by HEC Paris business school have revealed that London remains a location of choice, and continues to provide desirable career opportunities for those enrolled on the school’s MSc Finance (MIF) and Masters in Management (MIM) with Finance specialization programmes, despite the uncertainties caused by the Brexit vote. 41% of students found placements in London in 2017, on par with 42% in 2016.

How To Keep Employees Loyal To Your Company

forbes.com, 19 September 2017

Bertrand Moingeon, Professor at HEC Paris Executive Education and Professor Amy C. Edmondson from Harvard Business School offer solutions to fight excessive staff turnover.  

High-tech boxer shorts protect men's sperm from smartphone and wifi radiation damage

independent.co.uk, 18 September 2017

HEC alumni, Arthur Menard and Pierre-Louis Boyer have launched a high-tech pair of underpants designed to protect testicles from radiation, as recent research has found that, for a variety of reasons, the sperm count of western men has halved over the last forty years.  The company was started at the HEC incubator at Paris' Station F startup campus and has now raised over €500,000 with the boxers  on sale in 30 countries.

How Silicon Valley Created Trump

poetsandquants.com, 14 September 2017

HEC Paris economics professor, Jeremy Ghez, discusses the link between the technical disruption in Silicon Valley and the political disruption that sparked both Brexit and Donald Trump's victory. He says that the rapid digital developement of Silicon Valley created a culture of disruption beyond the business world, leading to political and economic uncertainty.

Truly Global Business Education: 5 Leading Schools on 4 Continents Launch 6 New Global Dual Degrees

www.clearadmit.com, 12 September 2017

HEC Paris has collaborated with Yale School of Management, Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School as part of the M2M program. This program will give students the opportunity to gain both a foundational business education as well as a global perspective by studying and living in two distinct locations. After completion of both academic years, the students will graduate with two master’s degrees—one from each school—and will be considered alumni of both schools, receiving access to all available school and career resources.