STUDENT POSTS

Adam Smith, l'économiste malgré lui

F-X Faucounau, 1 September 2014

[AMO Publication] This master thesis is focusing on the work of Adam Smith in order to discuss the basis of economics, its axioms or its paradigm. We consider economics as a specific view or a particular representation of society or social phenomenon. This science gives arguable meanings to human actions while analyzing them. Adam Smith is not considering himself however as an economist, because economics, as we understand it, did not exist in the 18e century. That is what makes his work interesting to understand the origins and the specificity of this science. Besides, this master thesis shows how far Adam Smith was from the idea of Homo Œconomicus, which did not prevent him from elaborating an economic view of society.

François-Xavier Faucounau was part of the Alternative Management third year specialization program in HEC in 2014. He is now Office Manager at Enercoop, which is a French cooperative producing green electricity.

Access to the research paper on the Alternative Management Observatory website


Back to Articles list

News & Events

04Dec2018
News

How Can Impact Investment Satisfy both Societal and Business (...)

2018 has seen renewed interest in impact investment and its potential for growth in expanding the (...)

03Dec2018
News

Les cadres demandent plus d’actions pour réduire l’empreinte (...)

Alors que l’actualité fait la part belle à la hausse des prix des carburants, symbole pour beaucoup (...)

28Nov2018
News

HEC Paris Students Grapple with Climate Change

On November 7, HEC Students for Sustainability welcomed guest speaker Darius Seiller for its (...)

Call for papers

Appel à propositions - Colloque Politiques et Management Public

15 November 2018

Cet appel à propositions émanant du Colloque annuel de la revue "Politiques et Management (...)

Student posts

Book Review: bolo'bolo: a utopian perspective

Review by Prunelle Bonnard 1 December 2017

What if our civilization were to collapse five years from now? What if money were to become (...)


SnoJavaScriptSettings