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Strategy and Business Policy

The Strategy and Business Policy Department is home to more than 20 professors. Their research deals with competitive strategy, corporate strategy, innovation, organization design and the role of market categories, using multiple disciplinary outlooks including behavioral perspectives, organizational economics and sociology. A strong PhD program, with 14 students currently enrolled, reinforces this commitment to research.

Our faculty members teach core courses and electives in business strategy across all programs at HEC Paris and provide the academic foundation for the MSc in Strategic Management.

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Elie Sung Wins the 2020 TIM Best Dissertation Award

This year’s winner of the Best Dissertation Award in the Technology & Innovation Management (TIM) Division at the Academy of Management Conference is Elie Sung, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Business Policy at HEC Paris.

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New Research by Tomasz Obloj Accepted in the Strategic Management Journal

Tomasz Obloj, Associate Professor of the Strategy and Business Policy Department at HEC Paris, has his latest paper accepted for publication in the Strategic Management Journal.

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Ankur Chavda Finalist for an Outstanding Dissertation Award

The Strategy and Business Policy Department at HEC Paris is proud to announce that Assistant Professor Ankur Chavda has been shortlisted for the 2020 Strategic Management (STR) Division Wiley Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation Award at the Academy of Management.

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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, 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, 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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12 New Research Academics Arrive at HEC Paris

The October 3 Faculty Day featured welcome speeches for a dozen academic figures who join the ranks of HEC research professors, now numbering a total of 120. Faculty & Research Dean Jacques Olivier and Dean Peter Todd greeted the new staff members.

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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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SASI Ideas Festival: four questions for Jeremy Ghez

The first "SASI Ideas Festival" will take place from September 2 to 20, 2019: three weeks of conferences, workshops and visits for new students of the MSc Sustainability and Social Innovation (SASI). Jeremy Ghez, HEC Paris affiliate professor and scientific director of the...

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Medici Summer School Marks Interaction Between Science and Culture

For only the second time in its 11-year-history, HEC’s S&O Center hosted the annual Medici Summer School in Management Studies. The weeklong event, co-organized with MIT and the Bologna Business School, is designed for doctoral students and young researchers.

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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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Frank Debates Over Cutting-edge Research at S&O

The fifth S&O Research Day featured 21 presentations and three keynote speeches in a whirlwind exchange over two days. Organized by HEC Professor Georg Wernicke, the May 23-24 event was notable for its diversity, high-powered insights and motivation.

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Q&A with Witold Henisz: Exploiting Big Data for a Financial Revolution

Witold Henisz has been a key figure at The Wharton School for the past two decades. The Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management has been researching ways for corporations to find, build and maintain relationships with their external stakeholders.

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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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Jeremy Ghez in World Top 40

Jeremy Ghez has been chosen as one of the 40 top under-40s professors in 2019 by Poets & Quants.

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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 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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The Perils and Promises of AI and Robotics

For the fourth S&O’s Annual Conference, HEC academic Mitali Banerjee organized a high-caliber conference on the impact of AI and robotics on work and society. Participants enjoyed lively debates led by representatives from the business community, research centers and...

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S&O Launches New Tool to Measure Social Responsibility Impact

In February, HEC’s S&O research center unveiled groundbreaking proposals to standardize social impact measurements for industry, development agencies, consultancy firms and NGOs.

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First Cohort Sails through Pioneering HEC Paris’ Online Master

14 months after its launch, the groundbreaking M.Sc. in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, MSIE, saw its first cohort successfully complete HEC’s first 100% online degree program.

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2019 Data Day Marks New Initiatives

Braving the January 22 snowstorms, around 100 academics, students, company representatives and sponsors attended HEC’s second on-campus Data Day, a wide-ranging conference devoted to the impact of data on research, education and society.

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How Can Impact Investment Satisfy both Societal and Business Needs?

2018 has seen renewed interest in impact investment and its potential for growth in expanding the capital available to address social & environmental issues. On October 10, the annual plenary session co-organized by HEC’s S&O Center, the NGO Action Tank Entreprise &...

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HEC Paris Welcomes New Researchers and Professors

This 2018-19 academic year saw the arrival or confirmation of nine academic figures to swell the numbers HEC researchers to 118. At the September 27 Faculty Day, Dean Peter Todd and Faculty & Research Dean Jacques Olivier welcomed the academics, many of whom are known for...

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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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HEC Paris Professor Olivier Chatain appointed Associate Editor of the SMJ

The Strategic Management Journal (SMJ) has named HEC Paris Professor Olivier Chatain as its new Associate Editor. The lecturer in Strategy and Business Policy will hold a leading role within the publication, currently the world’s leading mass impact journal for research in...

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HEC Paris Welcomes New Professors

The first week of September saw seven new faculty members join HEC Paris from around the world. Having trained in some of the most renowned Ph.D programs and business schools, including LBS, Carnegie Mellon University, Tilburg University and INSEAD, the new members of the...

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Reaching the rich world’s poorest consumers – HBR article by Muhammad Yunus, Frédéric Dalsace, Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot and David Menascé

In their article ‘Reaching the rich world’s poorest consumers’ (Harvard Business Review, March 2015), Frédéric Dalsace, professor of marketing and Social Business, Entreprise and Poverty chair professor at HEC Paris, Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot, affiliate professor of...

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HEC Paris Welcomes New Professors

For the 2014-2015 intake, 15 new faculty members have joined HEC Paris. Trained in the best Ph.D programs, they come from different countries, and prestigious business schools (MIT, Wharton, McGill, Bocconi, etc…). This reflects the diversity of thought and culture, the...

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Inauguration of HEC Paris social business incubator

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HEC Paris 

Open Rank Faculty Position in Strategy 

In anticipation of possible hiring, the Strategy and Business Policy Department of HEC Paris invites applications for one open-rank faculty position beginning Fall 2021. 

We are exclusively seeking applications from candidates with strong background and research interests in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, who are interested in developing their research within HEC’s interdisciplinary Strategy and Business Policy group. The selected candidate’s responsibilities will be to conduct research in these areas of expertise, as well as teaching advanced courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs. All applicants must have a Ph.D. (or be close to completion)knowledge of French is not required. 


The deadline for submitting the full application package is November 15th, 2019

Application materials should be sent (as PDF attachments) to the Recruiting committee at: Applicants should send their cover letter (stating their AI and/or Data Analytics expertise), CV, sample publications or working papers, a statement of research interests and, for Assistant Professor applications, three letters of reference.  

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Nathalie REGNIER
Assistant to the Department Chair
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Tomasz OBLOJ
Department Chair

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