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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

Channels of Interfirm Funding Provision: Trade Credit and M&A
By V. SLABIK
The first chapter studies how refinancing risk impacts product market ...
Operations-Based Strategies to Foster Technology Improvement in the Value Chain"
This thesis is in the interface of sustainable operations management, ...
Essays in Empirical Corporate Finance
By T. MARTIN
The first chapter studies how the introduction of a futures market for ...