HEC Paris PhD - The Impact Series (4)

March 2017

Graduates of the HEC Paris PhD Program make an Impact.

In the fourth instalment of the HEC Paris PhD Impact Series, we continue to recognize the recent research contributions of several of our recent graduates: Mahyar Eftekhar (HEC Paris PhD 2013, Operations Management), Thierry Viale (HEC Paris PhD 2010, Organizational Behavior and Theory), Adrien Matray (HEC Paris PhD 2015, Finance), and Jean-Philippe Vergne (HEC Paris PhD 2010, Strategy), and Sandra Laporte (HEC Paris PhD 2010, Marketing).

We wish them continued success in their interesting research projects.

...many more to come!


Eftekhar, M., H. Li, L.N. Van Wassenhove, S. Webster. 2017. The Role of Media Exposure on Coordination in the Humanitarian Setting. Production and Operations Management.

Yoo, E., W. Rand, M. Eftekhar, E. Rabinovich. 2016. Determinants of Information Diffusion on Social Media During Humanitarian Crises. Journal of Operations Management.

Eftekhar, M., L.N. Van Wassenhove. 2016. Fleet management policies for humanitarian organizations: beyond the utilization-residual value trade-off. Journal of Operations Management.

Eftekhar, M. 2015. Fleet Management in Humanitarian Sector. Decision Sciences (Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award).

Eftekhar, M., A. Masini, A. Robotis, L.N. Van Wassenhove. 2014. Vehicle procurement policy for humanitarian development programs. Production and Operations Management.

Viale, TP, Gendron, Y & Suddaby, R. 2017. From Mad Men to Math Men: The Rise of Expertise in Digital Measurement and The Shaping of Online Consumer Freedom. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal.

Suddaby, R, Viale, TP & Gendron, Y, 2016. Reflexivity: The Role of Embedded Social Position and Entrepreneurial Social Skill in Processes of Field Level Change. Research in Organizational Behavior.

Suddaby, R & Viale, TP, 2011. Professionals and field-level change: Institutional work and the professional project . Current Sociology.

Johan Hombert  and Adrien Matray. Forthcoming. The Real Effects of Lending Relationships on Innovative Firms and Inventor Mobility. Review of Financial Studies.

Olivier Dessaint and Adrien Matray. Forthcoming. Do managers overreact to salient risks? Evidence from hurricane strikes. Journal of Financial Economics.

Vergne, J-P., Swain, G. Forthcoming. Categorical Anarchy in the U.K.? The British Media's Classification of Bitcoin and the Limits of Categorization. Research in the Sociology of Organizations.

Wang, S., Vergne, J-P. 2017. Buzz Factor or Innovation Potential: What Explains Cryptocurrencies’ Returns? PLoS One.

Vergne, J-P., Depeyre, C. 2016. How do firms adapt? A fuzzy-set analysis of the role of cognition and capabilities in U.S. defense firms' responses to 9/11. Academy of Management Journal.

Durand, R., Vergne, J-P. 2015. Asset divestment as a response to media attacks in stigmatized industries. Strategic Management Journal.

Vergne, J-P., Wry, T., 2014. Categorizing Categorization Research: Review, Integration, and Future Directions. Journal of Management Studies.

Vergne, J-P. 2013. Qwerty is dead, long live path dependence! Research Policy.

Vergne, J-P. 2012. Stigmatized Categories and Public Disapproval of Organizations: A Mixed Methods Study of the Global Arms Industry (1996–2007). Academy of Management Journal.

Vergne, J-P. 2011. Towards a New Measure of Organizational Legitimacy: Method, Validation, and Illustration. Organizational Research Methods.

Vergne, J-P., Durand, R. 2011. The Path of Most Persistence: An Evolutionary Perspective on Path Dependence and Dynamic Capabilities. Organization Studies.

Vergne, J-P., Durand, R., 2010. The Missing Link Between the Theory and Empirics of Path Dependence: Conceptual Clarification, Testability Issue, and Methodological Implications. Journal of Management Studies.

Renaud Legoux, Denis Larocque, Sandra Laporte, Soraya Belmati and Thomas Boquet. 2016. The effect of critical reviews on exhibitors' decisions: Do reviews affect the survival of a movie on screens? International Journal of Research in Marketing.

Sandra Laporte & Gilles Laurent. 2015. More Prizes are not always more Attractive: Factors Increasing Prospective Sweepstakes Participants’ Sensitivity to the Number of Prizes. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science.

Barbara Briers & Sandra Laporte. 2013. A Wallet Full of Calories: The Effect of Financial Dissatisfaction on the Desire for Food Energy. Journal of Marketing Research and ACR 2008, Best Working Paper Award.