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Bertrand Moingeon
French academic

Bertrand Moingeon

Bertrand Moingeon
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Intro French academic
Is Academic
From France
Field Education
Gender male
Birth 24 August 1964, Besançon, France
Age 58 years
Star sign Virgo
University of Franche-Comté
Marc Bloch University
Knight of the Legion of Honour  
Knight of the National Order of Merit  
Knight of the French Order of Academic Palms  
Bertrand Moingeon
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Bertrand Moingeon

Bertrand Moingeon (born August 24, 1964), Professor of Strategic Management is Executive Vice-President and Dean for Executive Education and Corporate Initiatives at ESCP Business School.

He has had a dual career, both in academia and in management. Author of over one hundred publications, he was a visiting professor at Harvard Business School, as well as a member of HEC Paris' Executive Board for 17 years.

Elected by his peers four times running to lead the School’s Executive Education unit as Associate Dean, he was appointed Deputy Dean of HEC Paris in 2007. Under his leadership, from 1998 to 2013, the turnover of HEC Executive Education multiplied by fifteen and HEC Paris experienced a highly sustained international growth (subsidiary in China, dedicated campus in Qatar, etc.). HEC Paris was ranked number one for Executive Education by the Financial Times in 2011, 2013 and 2014.

As one of the co-founders of Trium Global Executive MBA in 2001, a joint degree run in alliance with the London School of Economics and Political Science, New York University Stern School of Business and HEC Paris, he served as Board member and Chairman of the board. Trium tops FT Executive MBA programs ranking in 2014.

Professor Moingeon served as Executive Director of the HEC Indian Ocean, Eastern and Southern Africa Office.

He also headed the HEC Europe Institute which he founded with Noëlle Lenoir, former French Minister for European Affairs and Chair of the Europe Institute.

His most recent projects and publications deal with organizational learning, stakeholders experience management and strategic innovation, including articles on how such innovations can contribute to alleviate poverty. For reference, see his articles on Social Business Models with Muhammad Yunus (Founder of Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize winner) and Laurence Lehmann-Ortega.

He was awarded the honorable distinctions of ‘Chevalier dans l’Ordre national de la Légion d'Honneur’ (Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honour), ‘Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite’ (Knight in the National Order of Merit) as well as ‘Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques’ (Knight in the Order of Academic Palms) for his academic and managerial achievements. He also serves as expert counsel for several governing authorities (e.g. administrator for companies, government committees and editorial boards).


Professor Moingeon holds a postgraduate diploma in Strategy and Management (HEC’s Doctoral Program), a Ph.D. in Sociology and a postdoctoral diploma in Management. He has an accreditation to supervise research in management science (1993) and is a graduate of the International Teachers Program (1992).


For the past 25 years he has been trying to grasp the explanatory factors underlying the functioning of organizations. This was already the rationale behind his Ph.D. in Sociology on Pierre Bourdieu’s contribution to understanding organizational management. Beyond the mere formulation of descriptive theories, he is particularly interested in coming up with ‘actionable’ schemes. In the tradition of publications such as Chris Argyris, with whom he collaborated at Harvard, his research shows that a powerful lever for change is ‘when managers are aware of their own share of responsibility in situations which they happen to lament’. Such a call for awareness appears in his many publications on the management of change, strategic management, corporate identity and organizational learning. He has also carried out numerous consulting and training missions on these same themes both in France and abroad.

Professor Moingeon co-authored Strategor, the leading strategic management textbook in France (translated into 4 languages). He has also published several books including Organizational Learning and Competitive Advantage (with Amy Edmondson, Professor at the Harvard Business School, Sage, 1996) and Corporate and Organizational Identities (with Guillaume Soenen, Routledge, 2002). Finally, he has published articles in reviews and periodicals such as Management Learning, Long Range Planning, European Management Journal and European Journal of Marketing.

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