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Meet Tomasz Obloj, one of 2017’s World’s Best 40 under 40 Professor

4 May 2017

HEC Paris Associate Professor of Strategy, Tomasz Obloj has been named among 2017’s “World’s Top 40 Business Professors under 40” by Poets&Quants . The annual list honors professors from top, renowned universities for their academic and research achievements in and out of the classrooms. With the highest number of nominations since Poets&Quants  published its first list in 2011, (...)

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"Find your voice and take back your power!" a book on Citizen Lobbying by Alberto Alemanno

13 April 2017

Many democratic societies are experiencing a crisis of faith. We cast our votes and a few of us even run for office, but our supposedly representative governments seem driven by the interests of big business, powerful individuals and wealthy lobby groups.  All the while the world’s problems – like climate change, Big Data, corporate greed, the rise of nationalist movements – seem more (...)

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Disruption comes to HEC Paris with the 3rd Edition of the HEC Business Game!

5 April 2017

On 7th and 8th of April, the HEC Business Game (HBG) welcomes students from top institutions worldwide (Bocconi, London Business School, IIM Calcutta or HEC Montréal) to work on real-life business cases around the concept of Disruption.

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Airbnb Cofounder Buoys HEC Paris-Ecole 42 Launchpad

14 March 2017

The third edition of the Startup Launchpad 2017 reached its halfway stage last week. Students from HEC Paris and Ecole 42 enjoyed a rare fillip when this year’s Launchpad patron Nathan Blecharczyk paid a long-planned visit to Ecole 42 headquarters in northern Paris. The cofounder of Airbnb spent the entire afternoon sharing his experiences as well as meeting up with last year’s patron Xavier (...)

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Measuring Business Impact on Well-being: Utopia or the Only Way to Survive?

9 March 2017

How can the business community measure work’s impact on our well-being? The question was at the heart of a major two-day workshop co-organized by the OECD, HEC Paris and Fordham University, culminating on February 24. It was attended by leading researchers and representatives from the business, NGO, higher education and public policy sectors. They flew in to Paris from the five continents to fuel (...)

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Do you look like your name? A recent HEC Paris research shows that your name might shape your face

8 March 2017

If your name is Fred, do you look like a Fred? You might – and others might think so, too. This is the results of the highly original study by researchers including HEC Paris Professor Anne-Laure Sellier. They have found that cultural stereotypes around names can lead to real changes in facial appearance. The research conducted by academics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, HEC (...)

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Expanding Well-Being and Business: A Question of Do or Die?

20 February 2017

Over 200 people have enrolled in a groundbreaking workshop hosted by the OECD to discuss well-being in and around firms. At the heart of the event spread over two days is the central question: how can we accurately measure what is recognized as a growing business, societal and political phenomenon? HEC Paris and its SnO Center is to send a strong delegation of speakers, students and observers to (...)

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The State of Sustainable Procurement: Latest EcoVadis/HEC Paris Barometer is Released

17 February 2017

HEC Paris and EcoVadis released its seventh and latest Sustainable Procurement Barometer on Tuesday, a joint study on supply chain sustainability that was first carried out over a decade ago. These studies measured sustainable procurement practices in global procurement organizations and aimed to provide a landscape view, including “sector and geographical differences, industry strengths, (...)

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HEC Paris Tackles Political Correctness to Launch diversiTALKS Series

17 February 2017

On Monday February 20 HEC Paris hosts the first in a series of seminars - called “diversiTALKS” - devoted to diversity in business - with a searching look at political correctness inside and outside the business world. The evening event at HEC features academics, postgraduates and executives specialized on questions of diversity in western society.

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Deans and Directors: Global Business Education is the Best Antidote to Economic Nationalism

7 February 2017

The Global Network for Advanced Management, a network of 29 leading international business schools dedicated to driving innovation and creating value through exchange and engagement, will celebrate its fifth anniversary in April. Today, the principles on which the network was founded are more important than ever.

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