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AoM Career Division, Arnon Reichers 2020 - Best Student Paper Award

Congratulations! The AoM Career Division, Arnon Reichers 2020 Best Student Paper Award goes to HEC PhD Olga Ivanova and her co-author, HEC Professor Roxana Barbulescu, for their paper "Specializing Generalists: Job Rotations, Managerial Learning, and Promotions".

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AQR Top Finance Graduate Award goes to HEC PhD candidate Huan Tang

Congratulations to Huan Tang, one of the winners of the 2020 AQR Top Finance Graduate Award. This prestigious prize rewards the six best students in finance in the world selected by a jury of absolutely top academics in the field of financial economics.

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PhD Thesis Defense, Huan Tang, Finance

Congratulations to Dr Huan Tang, Finance specialization, who successfully defended her Doctoral thesis at HEC Paris, on August 27, 2020. Huan joined the London School of Economics as Assistant Professor.

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PhD Thesis Defense, Rahul Anand, Strategy and Business Policy

Congratulations to Dr Rahul Anand, Strategy and Business Policy specialization, who successfully defended his Doctoral thesis at HEC Paris, on August 27, 2020. Rahul will join the Aarhus University (Denmark) as Assistant Professor.

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PhD Thesis Defense, Ana Scekic, Marketing

Congratulations to Dr Ana Scekic, Marketing specialization, who successfully defended her Doctoral thesis at HEC Paris, on August 25, 2020. Ana will join the Erasmus University Rotterdam as assistant professor.

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PhD Thesis Defense, Fan Wang, Economics and Decision Sciences

Congratulations to Dr Fan Wang, Economics and Decision Sciences, who successfully defended his Doctoral thesis at HEC Paris, on July 13, 2020. Fan will join the ESSEC Business School - Singapore as assistant professor.

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PhD Thesis Defense, Veronica Cappelli, Economics and Decision Sciences

Congratulations to Dr Veronica Cappelli, Economics and Decision Sciences, who successfully defended her Doctoral thesis at HEC Paris, on July 13, 2020. Veronica will join the Stanford University as postdoc researcher.

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PhD Thesis Defense, Paul Gouvard, Strategy and Business Policy

Congratulations to Dr Paul Gouvard, Strategy and Business Policy, who successfully defended his Doctoral thesis at HEC Paris, on July 1, 2020. Paul will join the University of Lugano (Switzerland) as Assistant Professor.

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PhD Thesis Defense, Zilu Shan, Accounting and Management Control

Congratulations to Dr Zilu Shan, Accounting and Management Control, who successfully defended her Doctoral thesis at HEC Paris, on June 24, 2020. Zilu will join the Univeristy of Bristol (UK) as Assistant Professor.

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PhD Thesis Defense, Saverio D. Favaron, Strategy and Business Policy

Congratulations to Dr Saverio Dave Favaron, Strategy and Business Policy, who successfully defended his Doctoral thesis at HEC Paris, on June 23, 2020. Saverio will join the Skema Business School (KTO research centre) as Assistant Professor.

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PhD Thesis Defense, Arnaud Cudennec, Strategy and Business Policy

Congratulations to Dr Arnaud Cudennec, Strategy and Business Policy, who successfully defended his Doctoral thesis at HEC Paris, on June 23, 2020. Arnaud will join the Hong Kong Polytechnic University ("PolyU") as assistant professor.

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PhD Thesis Defense, Pekka Honkanen, Finance

Congratulations to Dr Pekka Honkanen, Finance, who successfully defended his Doctoral thesis at HEC Paris, on May 26, 2020. Pekka will join the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia as Assistant Professor of Finance.

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PHD THESIS DEFENSE, Fei Gao, Marketing

Congratulations to Dr Fei Gao, Marketing, who successfully defended his Doctoral thesis at HEC Paris, on May 6, 2020. Fei will join the Bentley University (USA) as Assistant Professor.

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Two HEC Paris PhD alumni selected amongst The World’s Best 40 Under 40 MBA Professors by Poets&Quants

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PhD Thesis Defence, Thomas Rivera, Economics and Decision Sciences

Congratulations to Dr Thomas J. Rivera, Economics and Decision Sciences, who successfully defended his Doctoral thesis at HEC Paris, on March 4, 2020. Thomas joined the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University as Assistant Professor.

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Kristine de Valck, Poets&Quants' Professor of the Week

Kristine de Valck, Director of the HEC PhD program, Poets&Quants' Professor of the Week with an interesting reading: "Keeping Binge TV Watching from Ruining Your Life".

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2019 HEC Foundation - Doctoral Thesis Award

Congratulations to Romain Boulongne who received this Wednesday the prestigious HEC Foundation Doctoral Thesis Award for his original approach of ambiguity within organizations.

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PhD Thesis defence - Ivan Lugovoi

Congratulations to Dr Ivan Lugovoi, Information Systems and Operations Management specialization, who successfully defended his thesis at HEC Paris, on December 6, 2019.

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HEC PhD Student in Finance, Maxime Bonelli, wins the 2019 SUERF/UniCredit Foundation Research Prize

Congratulations! HEC PhD Student, Maxime Bonelli, wins the 2019 SUERF/UniCredit Foundation Research Prize, with his paper "Labor Mobility and Capital Misallocation in the Mutual Fund Industry." Maxime will present his paper at the conference at UniCredit in Milan in...

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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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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 as...

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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

Three Essays on FinTech
By H. TANG
This three-chapter thesis investigates the benefit and cost of financi ...
Firm Divestitures in different Environmental Contexts
By R. ANAND
My dissertation examines firm divestitures and their relationship with ...
Decisions: Theory, Experiments and Applications
By V. R. CAPPELLI
This dissertation explores several intertwined dimensions of decision- ...

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