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BENEDICTE FAIVRE TAVIGNOT

Affiliate Professor

Strategy and Business Policy

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Biography

Benedicte Faivre-Tavignot is an Affiliate Professor of Strategy at HEC Paris. She is the Executive Director of the S&O Center (Society & Organizations Center), which aims to develop a new way of thinking about the role of business in society, whether through research or teaching.
She created the HEC Paris Master of Science in Sustainable Development and also co-founded the HEC Chair Social Business / Enterprise and Poverty, which became the Movement for Social*Business Impact in 2016.
Her research focuses on reverse innovation—the processes through which Social Businesses and Base of the Pyramid business models can be a lever for innovation and strategic renewal.
Faivre-Tavignot received her PhD in Management Sciences in 2012 from University Lyon 3 

Scientific articles

Reaching the Rich World's Poorest Consumers

Harvard Business Review, March 2015, vol. 93, n° 3, pp 46-53, (in coll. with M. YUNUS, F. DALSACE, D. MENASCE)

Le social business, laboratoire d'apprentissage des stratégies de rupture

Revue Française de Gestion, November 2010, vol. 36, n° 208-209, pp 175-189, (in coll. with L. LEHMANN-ORTEGA, B. MOINGEON)

Books

Social Business & Base of the Pyramid

John Wiley & Sons US

Social business et base de la pyramide

ISTE Editions

Risques & Management International, N° 3 : Autour du développement durable

Editions L'Harmattan

Risques & Management International, N° 2: Management & Développement Durable

Editions L'Harmattan

Chapters edited in books

An Inclusive and Circular Value Chain: Armor

Progressive Business Models, Eleanor O'Higgins, László Zsolnai, Palgrave Macmillan, 143-171

Case Studies

Scientific articles

Reaching the Rich World's Poorest Consumers

Harvard Business Review, March 2015, vol. 93, n° 3, pp 46-53, (in coll. with M. YUNUS, F. DALSACE, D. MENASCE)

Le social business, laboratoire d'apprentissage des stratégies de rupture

Revue Française de Gestion, November 2010, vol. 36, n° 208-209, pp 175-189, (in coll. with L. LEHMANN-ORTEGA, B. MOINGEON)

Books

Social Business & Base of the Pyramid

John Wiley & Sons US

Social business et base de la pyramide

ISTE Editions

Risques & Management International, N° 3 : Autour du développement durable

Editions L'Harmattan

Risques & Management International, N° 2: Management & Développement Durable

Editions L'Harmattan

Chapters edited in books

An Inclusive and Circular Value Chain: Armor

Progressive Business Models, Eleanor O'Higgins, László Zsolnai, Palgrave Macmillan, 143-171

Case Studies

Education

  • Ph.D., in Business Administration, Strategy and Management, Université Lyon III - France
  • Master of Science/Grande Ecole, HEC Paris - France

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2015- Affiliate Professor in Strategy HEC Paris
  • 2003-2015 Co-founder of the Master of Science in Sustainable Development HEC Paris
  • 2013- Executive Director of the Society and Organization Center (SnO) HEC Paris

External Academic Responsabilities

  • 2008- Co-founder of the “Social Business / Enterprise and Poverty” Chair, presided by Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank, and Martin Hirsch, Head of the Assistance Publique/Hopitaux de Paris HEC Paris

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Board Member of the SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC FOUNDATION, France
  • Board Member of the BOUYGUES IMMOBILIER FOUNDATION, France
  • Board Member of the AIR LIQUIDE FOUNDATION, France
  • Member of the sustainable Development Council of EDF