This month’s host: ESSEC Business School with contributions from Professors Charles Cho, Nicolas Glady, Xavier Pavie, and Research Fellow Arthur Gautier. Over the following month we look forward to key insights and debate in areas such as CSR, Big Data, Corporate philanthropy and Responsible-innovation and their impact on business and society.
Charles Cho: Professor, Accounting and Management Control Department; Department Chair, Director of the Centre of Excellence for Management & Society (CEMAS).
Charles’ research interests are Social and Environmental Accounting and Reporting, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Accounting and the Public Interest. He has been published in journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society and The Journal of Business Ethics, amongst others. He received an Emerald/EFMD “Highly Commended Award”, the “Best Paper Award” at the 9th European Conference on Accounting Information Systems and the “Best Paper Award” from the American Accounting Association. He holds a PhD in Business Administration, University of Central Florida as well as the CPA and CGA certificates, and has worked for KPMG LLP and other public accounting firms for several years in auditing and taxation.
Arthur Gautier: Executive Director of the ESSEC Chair in Philanthropy and Research Fellow at ESSEC Business School.
Arthur Gautier is Executive Director of the ESSEC chair in Philanthropy and Research Fellow at ESSEC Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) de Paris (2010) and is an alumni from ESSCA School of Management (2005).His research interests include individual and corporate philanthropy, institutional change, business ethics, and political philosophy. Before joining the chair, Dr. Gautier was Publications & Events Director at Admical, France’s leading institute for corporate philanthropy, and worked as a consultant in the music industry.
Nicolas Glady: Associate professor at ESSEC Business School and holder of the Accenture Strategic Business Analytics Chair.
Nicolas Glady is a Doctor in econometrics, Associate professor at ESSEC Business School and the Accenture Strategic Business Analytics Chair holder. His expertise covers the various aspects of Market Segmentation, Pricing, Customer Value Analysis, Network and Social Media Analysis, Big Data and the impact of Digital Transformations in general. Professor Glady’s research work has been published in Management Science, the International Journal of Research in Marketing and the Journal of Service Research among others, and in managerial journals such as Harvard Business Review, the Huffington Post, Slate, to name but a few. He has been advising companies on these topics across a range of sectors including banking and insurance, telecoms, FMCG, distribution, and pharmaceutics.
Professor Xavier Pavie: Director of the Institute for Strategic Innovation & Services, Professor at ESSEC Business School, Pedagogical Director of Imagination Week, Research Associate at IREPH – Université Paris-Ouest.
He is currently Pedagogical Director of several programmes for students and executives, teaches subjects related to the marketing, management of services, as well as innovation in the service sector. He has been advising companies on these topics across a range of sectors including pharmaceutics, banking and insurance, telecoms, aerospace, media, food, etc.
Visiting Professor at Kaunas University (Lithuania) he teaches occasionally responsible innovation at UCL (Louvain) and HEG (Genova). Since 2011, he is in charge of defining the concept of responsible innovation with an international network of academic institutions as part of a project supported by the European Commission. In 2014, he was appointed President of the evaluation commission “Innovation-Regulation-Governance” of the French National Agency for Research as part of Horizon 2020. Xavier Pavie has published numerous articles (regularly in Harvard Business Review, Les Echos, La Tribune, etc.) and a dozen books on philosophy and management, notably around responsible innovation, source of innovation and performance.
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