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Does Trump's Arrival Herald Global Financial Deregulation?

16 January 2017

The promise by president-elect Donald Trump to deregulate on a massive scale has prompted lively exchanges in economic circles. Three experts from the sector were invited to prolong such reflection at the breakfast debate organized by HEC Paris and ViaVoice on January 12 at the Café des Editeurs, central Paris. They all underlined the uncertainty provoked by candidate Trump's offensive against (...)

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Ringing in Changes to Western Democracy

11 January 2017

French politics is off to a galloping start in 2017 with the Left’s primaries set for January 22 and 29. Seven candidates hope to provide a much-needed lift to the Socialist Party after its much-criticized five-year tenure at the helm of the country. In these times of uncertainty what could be the outcome? On the eve of January 12 debate, the first of three between the seven hopefuls, HEC Paris (...)

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“Private Equity regains popularity among investors” - Professor Oliver Gottschalg on the latest HEC-DowJones Ranking

9 January 2017

This year’s HEC Paris Dow-Jones Private Equity Rankings have just been released, revealing the private equity firms that have, over a whole decade of fund activity, generated the highest returns for investors. Oliver Gottschalg, Associate Professor of Strategy and holder of the HEC Private Equity Observatory, discusses the results.

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Entrepreneurship Teams Wow Business Pros and Peers

5 January 2017

The HEC Paris MBA Entrepreneurship Specialization program came to a climax in December as eight teams pitched their business projects to business professionals, CEOs and potential Venture Capitalists. Program founder Michel Safars chose the intriguing theme “Will you find the next big idea?” The teams had seven minutes to convince both the pros and peers assembled at HEC’s Bellon (...)

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How Can Hacking, Design Thinking and Human Error Help Innovation?

20 December 2016

The independent observatory Netexplo organized a morning conference on December 16 centered on the necessity of innovation within innovation. But how to go about it? Should business promote the right to error, attempt to hack, maximize one's intuition through Design Thinking or revolutionize innovation through “disruptive” philosophy? These were some of the many questions philosophers, (...)

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Professor Itzhak Gilboa discusses the relationship between Decision Analysis and Being Human

19 December 2016

This year’s annual 'Les Entretiens de la Cité' conference in Lyon hosted by Fields Medal and HEC Paris Honoris Causa Cédric Villani, saw Itzhak Gilboa, Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences at HEC Paris, deliver a speech on what it means to Be Human. He gleaned over the history of decision sciences, discussed the evolution of decision theory, and concluded his talk by examining the ways in (...)

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HEC Paris Executive Education trains future international business coaches

16 December 2016

To create a generation of executive coaches to be effective in any culture, HEC Paris is launching its new Global Executive Coaching Program in January 2017. Business professionals and consultants will be exposed to a new curriculum that combines classic teaching methods with the contemporary needs of our increasingly interconnected society.

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HEC Paris Wins A.T Kearney Global Prize Strategy Case Competition

15 December 2016

For the first time in since its inception 20 years ago, a post-graduate candidate team from HEC Paris has won the A.T. Kearney Global Prize Strategy Case Competition.

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Muhammad Yunus Joins HEC Paris Initiative to Maximize Social Impact in Business

14 December 2016

In November, HEC Paris hosted the 2016 Social Business Academia Conference featuring Nobel Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus. 113 people from around 20 countries participated in the two-day event. The co-President of the Social Business/Enterprise and Poverty Chair thus rounded off an intense year of exchange with the French capital which included the establishment of the Yunus Center Paris, a (...)

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HEC Paris joins Station F, the world’s biggest startup campus

7 December 2016

On December 5th at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016, Station F Director Roxanne Varza has revealed the names of the first members of the world’s largest startup campus. These include VCs, Internet giant Facebook and HEC Paris Incubator, all of whom are top international players in this unique ecosystem of entrepreneurs. Based in Paris and known as la Halle Freyssinet, this campus will gather (...)

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