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Research Areas

Research, the Essence of the PhD Program

Christophe Pérignon, Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Finance
Our PhD students are fully integrated into the research ecosystem at HEC and greatly contribute to the publication output of the school

Christophe Pérignon

Associate Dean for Research

8 Areas of Specialization

The Accounting and Management Control specialization is designed to provide a thorough understanding of current accounting theory, practice and research...

The Economics and Decision Sciences specialization prepares students for high quality research on a wide array of both theoretical and empirical topics in Economics.

The Finance PhD program at HEC Paris provides students with a rigorous training in financial economics delivered in a vibrant research department.

The ISOM specialization explores cutting edge operational and technological issues related to societies, organizations and individuals.

The PhD in Law and Regulation is designed to pursue PhD research at the intersection of law, social sciences, business and technology.

The Management and Human Resources specialization offers training in Organizational Behavior and Theory.

The Marketing Specialization of the HEC Paris PhD program prepares students for an academic career at research institutions from day 1.

The Strategy and Business Policy specialization addresses why and how firms garner and sustain a competitive advantage, and how they can benefit from ....

Awards

We are proud of our students’ and alumni's success and congratulate them warmly with their academic achievements. The following selection of awards represents a selection of the scope and strength of doctoral research at HEC Paris over past years. 


BONELLI Maxime, current PhD Finance 

  • Winner of the European Finance Association (EFA) DT Co-Chairs award of the best paper presented at the EFA Doctoral Tutorial: “The Adoption of Artificial Intelligence by Venture Capitalists”, August 2022

PINARDON-TOUATI Noémie, PhD 2022, Finance

  • Winner of the Winner of the European Finance Association (EFA) The Engelbert Dockner Memorial Prize for the Best Paper by Young Researchers: “The Crowding Out Effect of Local Government Debt: Micro- and Macro-Estimates”, August 2022
     
  • Winner of the 2022 AQR Top Finance Graduate Award which rewards the six best students in finance in the world: "The Crowding Out Effect of Local Government Debt: Micro- and Macro-Estimates research", June 2022 
    Supervisor: Professor J. Hombert

ZHAO Junli, PhD 2021, Finance

  • 2021 HEC Foundation Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation: "Essays on intermediation in financial markets", March 2022. 
    Supervisor: Professor J-E Colliard

TANG Huan, PhD 2020, Finance

  • Winner of the best PhD Thesis Award in Corporate Finance of the French Finance Association, “Three Essays in FinTech”, May 2021

FUMAGALLI Elena, PhD 2018, Marketing

  • SAGE’s 2021 Editor’s Choice Award, Marketing business case "Ethical Consumerism and Glass Box Branding: When Companies’ Actions Speak Louder Than Words", February 2021. 

GAO Fei, PhD 2020, Marketing,

  • 2020 HEC Foundation Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation: "Improving consumer welfare with marketing interventions", February 2021. 
    Supervisors: Professors T. Lowrey and LJ Shrum

BOULONGNE Romain, PhD 2019, Strategy and Business Policy

  • 2019 HEC Foundation Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation: "When is ambiguity favorable? An experimental and theoretical investigation of multiple categorization process in markets", February 2020. 
    Supervisor: Professor R. Durand.

HETU Martin, PhD Candidate, Strategy and Business Policy

  • Recipient of The SMS Dissertation Research Grant Program, 2020. "Essays on the Impact of Intellectual Property Institutions on Cross-Border Market Entry and Inventor Mobility".

IVANOVA Olga, PhD Candidate, Management and Human Resources,

  • Arnon Reichers Best Student Paper Award, AoM Careers Division, August 2020. 
    "Specializing Generalists: Job Rotations, Managerial Learning, and Promotions".

TANG Huan, PhD 2020, Finance

  • Winner of the 2020 AQR Top Finance Graduate Award which rewards the six best students in finance in the world, August 2020. "The Value of Privacy: Evidence from Online Borrowers".

BONELLI Maxime, current PhD candidate,  Finance

MIMOUN Laetitia, PhD 2018, Marketing

  • Award Winner of the 2018 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Marketing category, European Journal of Marketing,  September 2019

PAOLELLA Lionel, PhD 2015, Strategy and Business Policy

  • Best 40 under 40 Professors, Poets and Quants, 2019

BOURVEAU Thomas, PhD 2015, Accounting and Management Control

  • Best Paper Award, Asian Finance Association Annual Meeting,
    "Naughty Firms, Noisy Disclosure: The Effect of Cartel Enforcement on Corporate Disclosure", co-authored with Professors Alminas Zaldokas and Guoman She from HKUST

GUTIERREZ MORENO Cédric, PhD 2017, Strategy and Business Policy

  • Second Place, 2018 TIMES Best Dissertation Award of the Technology, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Section of Informs,
    "Three Essays on the Behavioral Foundations of Entrepreneurial Entry"

MEYER Vincent, PhD 2018, Management and Human Resources,

  • Alan M. Rugman Young Scholar Award, Academy of International Business
    "Killing the Chicken to Teach the Monkeys: The Hybridization of Performance Management Practices in MNEs"

STENGER Sébastien, PhD 2015, Management and Human Resourses,

  • Prix du meilleur ouvrage de management  2018, EFMD FNEGE,
    "Pourquoi travaille-t-on dans un cabinet d’audit ‘Big Four’ Fonctions du système « up or out » : contrôle, compétition et prestige social" (Thèse de doctorat HEC, 30 juin 2015)

WANG Yin,  PhD 2018, Accounting and Management Control

  • HEC Foundation Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation,
    "Essays on Corporate Disclosure"

ALBINO-PIMENTEL Joao, PhD 2016, Strategy and Business Policy

  • Peter J. Buckley and Mark Casson AIB Dissertation Award
  • Emerald Best International Dissertation Award by the International
    Theme Committee (ITC) of the Academy of Management
  • D’Amore-McKim School of Business - Northeastern University Best
    International  Management Dissertation Award by the International
    Management Division (IM) of the Academy of Management

    "Three Essays on the Influence of Political Connections on Firms International Expansion Strategy"

BABIC Ana, PhD 2017, Marketing

  • Emerald / EFMD Outstanding Doctoral  Research Award
    "The Effect of Electronic Word of Mouth on Sales: A Meta-Analytic Review of Platform, Product, and Metric Factors"

GUTIERREZ MORENO Cédric, PhD 2017, Strategy and Business Policy

  • HEC Foundation Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation
    "Three essays on entrepreneurial decision making"

PAOLELLA Lionel, Phd 2015, Strategy and Business Policy

  • Cambridge Judge Business School Teaching Award, 2017

ROUZIOU Maria, PhD 2017, Marketing

  • AMA / Sales SIG Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation 
    "Fair Differences: Impact of Social Comparisons on Sales Organization Performance"

VINCENT-PONROY Julia, PhD 2016, Management and Human Resources

  • FNEGE / AGRH Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation
    "Family Firms’ organizational identity and non-family employees, a case study"

MEYER Vincent, PhD 2018, Management and Human Resources

  • AOM Best Qualitative Paper, International Business Division
    "The transnational transfer of HRM practices in MNC : a sociomaterial Framework International-oriented "

GUTIERREZ MORENO Cédric, PhD 2017, Strategy and Business Policy

  • AOM Best Empirical Paper Award, Entrepreneurship Division with Professor Thomas Astebro
    “The impact of overconfidence on excess entry”

JACQUEMINET SERVANTIE Anne, PhD 2016, Strategy and Business Policy

  • Peter J. Buckley and Mark Casson AIB Dissertation Award
  • HEC Foundation Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation
    "Heterogeneous implementation of CSR in an MNE: the role of subsidiaries’ institutional contexts and behaviors"

STENGER Sébastien, PhD 2015, Management and Human Resources

  • Best Thesis Award, Le Monde de la Recherche Universitaire
    "Pourquoi travaille-t-on dans un cabinet d’audit ‘Big Four’ Fonctions du système « up or out » : contrôle, compétition et prestige social"

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