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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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HEC Paris Welcomes New Professors

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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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