HEC in the press
HEC Paris press coverage from all over the world
Have real estate returns been overstated?
Property has long held a special allure for investors. Part of the attraction lies in the theory that placing cash in bricks and mortar offers stable, long-term income that is tied to inflation. Yet what if real estate does not generate the returns that have previously been assumed? That is the conclusion reached in a new study led by HEC Paris professor Christophe Spaenjers.
An Astrophysicist who chose to switch career through an MBA
Anu Ramanan, who is an astrophysicist by education and data and digital transformation professional, started her career in 2006 at Google as an account associate and ended up having an e-commerce startup called ‘NGO Marketplace’. It was during her entrepreneurial journey that she decided to pursue an MBA. She moved out of the world of academia into the corporate world through an MBA degree from HEC Paris in 2020. Anu chose the course and institute for various reasons – suitable course length, alumni community and curriculum, writes India's Education Times.
When it comes to strategic decision-making, how much do CEOs really matter?
The answer to such a straight question isn’t as obvious as you might think. In fact, this issue has been hotly debated in management and finance circles for decades now. While plenty of anecdotal evidence suggests that CEOs can make or break a firm, many business scholars see CEOs being merely the most visible cogs in complex machines, writes HEC Paris Professor Georg Wernicke, in an op-ed for CEO World Magazine.
HEC Paris Launches New Initiative to Empower Female Entrepreneurs in Green Transition
HEC Paris has decided to partner with the Women's Forum For The Economy and Society and Protect & Gamble to start an ambitious initiative called #WomenEntrepreneurs4Good accelerator program. This initiative is designed to inspire women to innovate, grow, and foster their female creativity by turning their big idea into a business that aligns with the European Green Deal, writes Clear Admit.
A Dark Tale of Love and Death Stands to Rouse the House of Gucci
What Is The Future Of The Office?
HEC Paris Emeritus Professor of Management and Human Resources Charles-Henri Besseyres des Horts believes that even if they’re able to work from home, younger generations will need little encouragement to return to the office. “Younger generations may be digitally native, but they still want this interaction" , he says in an interview with Business Because.
How Europe became the world’s top tech regulator
“In a sense, European law can increasingly become the law of the land everywhere. And Chinese tech giants looking to penetrate the European market will need to abide by these regulations. This explains why the EU is becoming the world’s top tech regulator,” says HEC Paris Economics Professor Jeremy Ghez, in an interview with CNBC.
Stakeholder capitalism on trial at Danone
Academic research also shows that activist hedge funds, which control more than US$146 billion in assets, often target their attacks on companies that are sustainable because they tend to view corporate social responsibility as a sign that a company is wasting money rather than focusing on shareholder returns, writes The Asset.
The study, conducted by Pennsylvania State University’s Mark DesJardine, Erasmus University’s Emilio Marti and HEC Paris business school’s Rodolphe Durand, looked at some 500 US-based activist campaigns between 2000 and 2016 and found that companies whose corporate social responsibility ratings were above the industry average had a 5% chance of being subject to hedge fund activism. That compares with a 3% likelihood for the industry average.
Digital platforms give business schools global reach
HEC Paris started teaching a fully online MSc in innovation and entrepreneurship using Coursera in 2017, writes The Financial Times. Its associate dean of executive education, Anne-Valérie Corboz, says: “The important thing for us is to build partnerships outside our campus walls.” Nevertheless, while she praises the “flexibility and adaptability” of the online model, she adds: “Online education is not recession proof and it will not replace our teaching offline.”