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PhD Alumni, Dr L. Mimoun receives the Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award

We are very proud to announce that Dr Laetitia Mimoun, has been chosen by the editorial team of European Journal of Marketing as a Highly Commended Award winner of the 2018 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Marketing category. Laetitia Mimoun is...

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Welcome to the new PhD 2019 cohort

We are happy and proud to welcome our new 12 high potential PhD students to our campus (9 nationalities and all from top schools) who started their PhD journey last week. They were welcomed both by PhD fellow students, staff, professors and the HEC Foundation who is the...

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PhD Thesis Defence, Poonacha Medappa, ISOM

Congratulations to Dr Poonacha Medappa, Information System and Operations Management specialization, who successfully defended his thesis at HEC Paris, on August 23, 2019. Poonacha will join the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM), Tilburg University (The...

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PhD Thesis Defence, Sukhyun Kim, Marketing

Congratulations to Dr Sukhyun Kim, Marketing specialization, who successfully defended his thesis at HEC Paris, on July 19, 2019. Sukhyun will join a Korean Tech startup "Superbloke" as Chief Marketing Officer (South Korea).

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Boris Vallée, HEC PhD 2014, Nominated Associate Professor

The HEC PhD Program congratulates Professor Boris Vallée on his recent nomination as Torstein Hagen Associate Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School.

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PhD Thesis Defence, Yapei Zhang, Finance

Congratulations to Dr Yapei Zhang , Finance specialization, who successfully defended her thesis at HEC Paris, on July 2, 2019. Yapei will join the ShanghaiTech University School of Entrepreneurship and Management as Assistant Professor of Finance from summer 2019 .

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PhD Thesis Defence, Accounting and Management Control

Congratulations to Dr Chiara Bottausci, Accounting and Management Control, who successfully defended her thesis on July 1, 2019. Chiara will join the University of Bristol (UK) as Lecturer.

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PhD Thesis Defence, Strategy and Business Policy

Congratulations to Dr Romain Boulongne who successfully defended his thesis on June 28, 2019. Romain will join IESE Business School (Spain) as Assistant Professor.

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2019 HEC PhD Graduates

Warm congratulations to all our 2019 PhD graduates. Ali Shantia (Information Systems and Operations Management) - Charles Boissel (Finance) - Elena Fumagalli (Marketing) - Elena Plaksenkova (Strategy and Business Policy) - Jiachen Yang (Management and Human Resources) -...

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Top 20 downloads ranking of recent papers published in Global Strategy Journal

Congratulations to Rahul Anand , HEC PhD Student in Strategy and Business Policy, Joao Albino Pimentel , HEC PhD Alumnus 2016 and HEC Professor of Strategy Pierre Dussauge

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PhD Thesis Defence, Strategy and Business Policy

Congratulations to Dr Elena Plaksenkova who successfully defended her thesis on May 27, 2019. Elena will join Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business (USA) as Assistant Professor.

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Poets and Quants - Best 40 under 40 professors, 2019

Congratulations to HEC PhD 2015 Alumnus, Lionel Paolella, for figuring amongst the 2019 top 40 professors. Lionel is lecturer at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

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Research Seminar with PhD Alumni on Social Media for Management Academics

by Thomas Roulet , HEC PhD 2014, senior lecturer at University of Cambridge, Judge Business School and ranked 5th in the Thinklist of most influencing academics in social media published by BathCBOS.

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How HEC trains future professors to design effective learning situations

Kristine de Valck, Director of the HEC Paris PhD Program and Associate Professor of Marketing teaches a pedagogy course to HEC Paris PhD students. She explains the method and challenges of training future professors to become great teachers.

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Retail therapy won’t repair your damaged sense of self-worth

We hope our findings can help consumers understand and rein in emotional impulses that drive their shopping, say two HEC consumer psychology experts. Article published by Nimish Rustagi (HEC PhD 2017) and HEC professor of Marketing LJ Shrum .

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PhD Thesis Defence, Finance

Congratulations to Dr Sylvain Catherine who successfully defended his thesis on February 14, 2019. Sylvain joined The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (USA) as Assistant Professor.

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The 2018 HEC Foundation best PhD Thesis awarded to Yin Wang

Congratulations Yin! Best PhD Thesis awarded to Yin Wang (HEC PhD 2018) for his " Essays on Corporate Disclosure " under the direction of Vedran Capkun , HEC Associate Professor of Accounting and Management Control. Yin Wang has joined the Singapore Management University...

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PhD Thesis Defence, Finance

Congratulations to Dr Victoria Slabik who succesfully defended her thesis on December 5th, 2018. Topic: Essays in Empirical Corporate Finance

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How can emerging industries secure state support?

by Rodolphe Durand , Professor of Strategy and Business Policy and Panikos Georgallis , HEC PhD 2014, Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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Congratulations to Joao Albino‐Pimentel, HEC PhD 2016, for his first article published in SMJ

Firm non‐market capabilities and the effect of supranational institutional safeguards on the location choice of international investments

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Award Winner of Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in Marketing Category

Congratulations to Ana Babic Rosario, @HECParisPhD and Assistant Professor of Marketing @UofDenver, Highly Commended Award winner, 2018

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HEC PhD Student Dissertations

The Effect of Consumer Identity on Marketing Strategy
By Sukhyun KIM
In this dissertation, I examine the influence of consumer identity (e. ...
ESSAYS ON HOUSEHOLD FINANCE AND ASSET PRICING
This doctoral thesis consists of three independent papers in household ...
Imagining Performance Measurement Systems: On the Field-Level Construction of a Compensation Algorithm in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
By Chiara BOTTAUSCI
This thesis examines the field-level imagining of Performance Measurem ...