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The HEC Foundation

A government-recognized public-interest organization, founded in 1972, the HEC Foundation contributes to the development of strategic academic projects at HEC Paris through the funding of student scholarships, entrepreneurship, digital transformation, social responsibility and international diversity.

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The HEC Foundation  provides generous funding to stimulate top-level academic research at HEC Paris. It offers ample research grants to professors and other researchers at HEC Paris. Many of these research fundings offered in annual or multiyear grants benefit HEC Paris' PhD students who collaborate in the funded projects. 

Supported by individual Alumni and over 40 corporate partners, the HEC Foundation is the main source of funding for PhD students.

 

The HEC Foundation PhD Thesis Award

The annual “HEC Foundation Awards Ceremony” awards HEC Paris students for the academic rigor of their analyses and for the pertinence of their work for the business world. 

Previous  “Doctoral Thesis Award” winners: 

2018    Yin Wang, Accounting and Management Control, 
Essays on Corporate Disclosure. 
Supervisor: Professor V. Capkun
2017 Cedric Gutierrez Moreno,  Strategy and Business Policy, 
Three essays on entrepreneurial decision making. 
Supervisors: T. Astebro and M. Abdellaoui
2016 Anne Jacqueminet, Strategy and Business Policy, 
Heterogeneous implementation of CSR in an MNE: the role of subsidiaries’ institutional contexts and behaviors. 
Supervisor: R. Durand
2015 Boris Vallée, Finance, 
Three Essays on Financial Innovation. 
Supervisors: U. Hege and C. Pérignon
2014 Jérôme Dugast, Finance,
Essays in Financial Market Microstructure. 
Supervisor: T. Foucault
2013 Ilze Kivleniece,  Strategy and Business Policy,
Public-Private Ties : Three Essays on Public-Private Boundary Choices, Governance Tradeoffs and Value Implications.
Supervisor: B. Quelin
2012 Julien Jourdan, Strategy and Business Policy,
Logic Duality, Conformity, and Survival in the French Film Industry, 1987/2008. 
Supervisor: R. Durand