THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS

TOP RESEARCH ESSEC Knowledge Review: Insights into the COVID-19 Crisis
Leadership

ESSEC Knowledge Review: Insights into the COVID-19 Crisis

by ESSEC Knowledge Editor-in-chief

ESSEC professors share their insights and expert analyses on the COVID-19 crisis.

TOP RESEARCH Statistics in the time of big data
Innovation

Statistics in the time of big data

by Olga Klopp

ESSEC professor Olga Klopp and her colleague Geneviève Robin have developed a new method of data imputation to address the challenges of modern data analysis.

TOP RESEARCH Google Photos: What happens to innovation when a giant enters the room
Innovation

Google Photos: What happens to innovation when a giant enters the room

by Thomas Kude

In 2015, Google debuted Google Photos. Rather than crowding out the competition, however, the market saw an increase in innovation. What drove this increase?

TOP RESEARCH The value of constructing narratives in a cancer journey
Society

The value of constructing narratives in a cancer journey

by Lez Trujillo Torres

Dr. Lez Trujillo Torres and Dr. Benét DeBerry-Spence apply marketing concepts of consumer journeys to understand how people construct narratives about their experience with cancer.

Building a philanthropic strategy
Society

Building a philanthropic strategy

by Arthur Gautier

Anne-Claire Pache and Arthur Gautier adapt the philanthropic model developed by Peter Frumkin (University of Pennsylvania) to a French context and explain how to develop a philanthropic strategy that can optimise one’s positive impact on society. In this interview, they share key insights from the book and discuss how philanthropists, be they beginners or experts, can make use of these takeaways.

From the death zone to the boardroom
Leadership

From the death zone to the boardroom

by Stefan Gröschl

Stefan Gröschl and Benedict Böhm explore the experiences and reflections as an extreme sports athlete within the context of scholarly works and research from a wide range of disciplines beyond the general business and management literature.

TOP RESEARCH Selling in the digital age: How personalized sales tactics can be automated online
Innovation

Selling in the digital age: How personalized sales tactics can be automated online

by Richard McFarland

In this article, Professor Richard McFarland describes how he and his colleagues designed and piloted a method of automated adaptive selling for online retailers, which permits e-commerce sites to use the same influence tactics that salespeople use in face-to-face interactions.

TOP RESEARCH How numbers and negative feelings impact our self-control
Strategy

How numbers and negative feelings impact our self-control

by Sonja Prokopec

Here, Dr. Sonja Prokopec discusses her recent research on how cost information can impact self-control.

TOP RESEARCH Get a hobby! How leisure activities can help you at work
Leadership

Get a hobby! How leisure activities can help you at work

by Karoline Strauss

We know that work-life balance is important. Less known is the fact that it’s also important what you do with your life outside of work: in their recent paper, Professor Karoline Strauss and her colleagues show that spending more time on a hobby can help you feel more effective at work - and identify the specific conditions under which you can get this boost.

TOP RESEARCH Entrepreneurship
Economy & Finance

Entrepreneurship

by ESSEC Knowledge Editor-in-chief

Entrepreneurship is a trending topic and we constantly hear in the medias about success stories of famous people such as Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos or Bill Gates, among many others. But do we really know what an entrepreneur is? It seems that opinions on the subject are as many as the reasons that make an entrepreneur successful. The word "entrepreneurship" comes from the French verb "entreprendre" which means "to undertake". To truly understand, we have to study the key actors of the economy further.

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