The rise of rankings in global governance: how can they change the regulation of large corporations?
Ratings and rankings have become powerful tools in global governance, frequently used to motivate companies to be good corporate citizens. A wide range of environmental and social matters such as access to medicine, climate change, obesity and working conditions increasingly transcend national borders and escape the reach of national regulators. For such issues, who should set the rules about the responsibilities of corporations? How can corporations that are by definition designed to generate profit, be guided towards making decisions that benefit society as a whole? Afshin Mehrpouya and Rita Samiolo explore the process behind the production of these rankings.
Considering a diversification strategy? Follow insights from HEC Professor John Mawdsley
Corporate diversification can be risky and costly, but the results of two researchers' latest study suggest that customer-centered companies may have a key advantage when it comes to such organizational change. Exclusive interview with Assistant Professor John Mawdsley (HEC Paris) on his and Professor Deepak Somaya’s latest research.
Big Data and Investment Returns: Insights by HEC Professor Hugues Langlois
Hugues Langlois is an Assistant Professor of Finance at HEC Paris. In this short video, and developed in this complementary article, he shares the practical applications of his research about big data methodologies in finance, and how his research provides a new tool to measure expected returns in international stock markets. Another big step in the world of finance for asset managers and risk managers…
How storytelling can increase support for whistleblowers
Whistleblowers are often condemned by society, but they can be key to uncovering scandal. Hervé Stolowy, Luc Paugam and co-researchers Yves Gendron and Jodie Moll uncover how whistleblowers can tell their stories to better promote the positive aspects of their role for society and increase their legitimacy.
Lobbying for Change: Find Your Voice to Create a Better Society
"How to make a better society? Turn all of us citizens into lobbyists." This is the game-changing theory put forward in Alberto Alemanno’s recent book, “Lobbying for Change: Find Your Voice to Create a Better Society” (London: Iconbooks), which was launched at the Royal Society of Arts in London, then presented in New York, Melbourne, Tokyo, San Paulo, and still presented all over Europe. Interview with the author on his recent book mixing political theory, public policy and behavioural sciences, and inspired by his own public interest work.
Using storytelling to support organizational change
Transformation is a difficult challenge for companies. How can the art of storytelling guide companies through transformative change? Researchers Giada Di Stefano and Elena Dalpiaz turn to Italian houseware and kitchen utensil company — and master storyteller — Alessi to understand the narrative practices for successful change.
Prada's Hong Kong IPO
The business case study “Prada’s Hong Kong IPO” co-authored by Denis Gromb, Antin I.P. Chair Professor of Finance at HEC Paris, wins prestigious 2018 Award by The Case Centre in the Finance, Accounting and Control category and ranks among the best-sellers on the platform for 2017. Find this case and also many more case studies produced at HEC Paris on the official HEC Paris Case Collection.