4 Lessons from Bringing Design Thinking into a Business
Design thinking has been hailed as the latest strategy to gain a powerful competitive edge in both innovation and processes. But to be successful, it must involve a major cultural and organizational shift. Two researchers and Thales Chief Design Officer share the lessons from their analysis of bringing design thinking to technology giant Thales.
How Experimentations Help Innovation Ecosystems Emerge: the Case of the Hydrogen Energy
Major advances in complex technologies require the cooperation of a broad range of parties – a whole business ecosystem. Professors Sihem Ben Mahmoud-Jouini (HEC Paris) and Florence Charue-Duboc (Ecole Polytechnique Paris) studied the case of the nascent hydrogen energy ecosystem to investigate how experimentation contribute to the emergence and consolidation of the ecosystem itself, and the characteristics of such experimentation.
How HEC professors enhance their research and courses using a data visualization app
Two researchers at HEC Paris, Associate Professor of Marketing Peter Ebbes and CNRS Research Professor Emmanuel Kemel, explain here how they use the web apps R and Shiny*, to visualize results of data analysis, to help students in understanding the formulas used for those analysis, and to help disseminate the research among academics and practitioners.
Workers Could Feel Safer with Robots Thanks to Virtual Reality
Robots are making their way into diverse fields of work but human workers often still feel unsafe working alongside them, regardless of the true levels of risk. Sangseok You (Assistant Professor at HEC Paris) and colleagues have used virtual reality to explore how humans can be made to feel safer while working with robots.
How Digital Tools Can Improve Teaching and Learning in a Business School
Caroline Meriaux is Digital Learning Project Manager and teaches a pedagogy course with Associate Professor Kristine de Valck. Together with the Digital Learning team, she helps the professors and staff with the use of different technologies available at HEC and to make the right choices. Interview on how HEC Paris innovates its education with technology.
A story of continuous innovation
Reinventing Business Education
Blended teaching, learning by doing, virtual classrooms, simulation games... Pedagogy at HEC Paris is reinventing itself, with professors experimenting with new ways to train and coach the leaders of tomorrow in a changing and challenging environment. Regularly, Knowledge@HEC will share stories and insights about pedagogical innovation, via interviews with our professors, program directors, chief digital officer, and digital learning staff. They explain their new teaching practices, how they integrate technology to best enhance the learning experience and open up new opportunities for HEC Paris.
Reinventing Business Education
Editorial by Marc Vanhuele, Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean. We live in a world of constant transformation. The role of research and education at a business school like HEC is to constantly innovate in order to give our students the knowledge, skills and mindset to live and work in a world with opportunities and challenges that may already have shifted by the time they graduate.
Is Innovation Related to a Young Labor Force?
The population is aging at a fast pace in most developed countries and in some developing countries, with potentially significant economic consequences in the medium and long terms. The aging of the population could affect long-term growth through a decrease in the ability of older societies to innovate. Innovation requires a long horizon, the willingness to take risk, creativity and interactivity. All these features are known to be more pronounced in young than in old individuals. Do these individual characteristics aggregate to the population level, making older areas (that is, areas in which the population is older) less able to innovate?
Big Data and Investment Returns: Insights by HEC Professor Hugues Langlois
Hugues Langlois, Assistant Professor of Finance at HEC Paris, shares the practical applications of his research about big data methodologies in finance, and how it provides a new tool to measure expected returns in international stock markets. A big step in the world of finance for asset managers and risk managers.