kevin

 

Kevin Levillain

PhD, Civil Engineer from MINES ParisTech

 

Assistant Professor at Center for Management Science, MINES ParisTech – PSL Research University

kevin.levillain(-at-)mines-paristech.fr

(+33) 01 40 51 92 08

 

Education

Graduated from MINES ParisTech, 2007 – 2010

PhD, MINES ParisTech, 2011 – 2015

Supervisor: Pr. Blanche SEGRESTIN

Title: The mission-driven companies: Forms, model and implications of a collective commitment

(Les entreprises à mission : formes, modèle et implications d’un engagement collectif)

This research focuses on the emergence, design and organization of new statutes and governance models for innovative companies through the statutory definition of a collective « purpose » beyond classical for-profit objectives. It relies on the study of new corporate legal forms that have been introduced in several countries.

 

Titles and Positions

  • Member of the teaching and research Chair Design Theory and Methods for Innovative design
  • Member of the teaching and research Chair Theory of the firm. Governance models and collective creation
  • Coordinator of the research group « Modèles d’association et de solidarité » within the research program « Gouvernement de l’entreprise & création collective » at Collège des Bernardins, Paris
  • Scientific coordinator of the research project PURPOSE, « Emergence, Conditions and Management of Purpose-Driven Companies» funded by ANR

 

Research areas and interests

  • Theory and models of the innovative firm and its governance
  • History and recent evolutions of corporate law
  • Purpose-driven companies and Hybrid organizations

 

Awards

  • Best PhD Thesis in Management Science Award for Publication of the FNEGE, 2016
  • Best Paper Award of the Business for Society SIG at EURAM conference, 2015 in Warsaw for the paper « Renewing the debate on the purpose of the corporation: A purpose-driven model of the corporation », K. Levillain, B. Segrestin, A. Hatchuel
  • Pre-selection for the Best Paper Award of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) annual conference, 2015 in Denver for the paper « Is law normalizing hybrid organizations: Putting multi-purpose corporations into perspective », K. Levillain, B. Segrestin, A. Hatchuel

 

Teaching Activities

  • Co-head of the « New Product Development & Innovation » courses for Engineers, PhD students and continuous training (MINES ParisTech)
  • Co-head of the « Social Innovation Engineering » course in Master MTI (PSL, Paris Dauphine and MINES ParisTech)
  • Involved in the Engineering Design and Innovation Curriculum at MINES ParisTech
  • General and Cost Accounting – MINES ParisTech (3rd year)
  • Statistics and models for decision theory – MINES ParisTech (2nd year)
  • Work internship : management report – MINES ParisTech (1st year)

 

Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  1. Levillain K., Agogué M., Berthet E. (2016), « Innovation sociale et innovation radicale sont-elles contradictoires ? Maîtriser la formulation de la mission sociale pour assurer la générativité », Revue Française de Gestion, 42 (255), pp.41-55
  2. Hooge S., O. Kokshagina, P. Le Masson, K. Levillain, et al. (2016) “Gambling or Designing: Organizing for the Design of the Probability Space in the Energy Sector”, Creativity and Innovation Management, 25 (4), pp.464-483
  3. Agogué M., K. Levillain, S. Hooge (2015), “Gamification of creativity: exploring the usefulness of serious games for ideation”, Creativity and Innovation Management, 24 (3), pp. 415-429
  4. Levillain, K., B. Segrestin, A. Hatchuel (2014). « Repenser les finalités de l’entreprise : la contribution des sciences de gestion dans un monde post-hégélien », Revue française de gestion, 40 (245).
  5. Segrestin B., K. Levillain,  A. Hatchuel, S. Vernac (2014) « L’objet social étendu : une voie pour réaligner le droit et la théorie des parties prenantes », Finance Contrôle Stratégie, 2014, 17 (3), pp.30-50.
  6. Levillain K., B. Segrestin, A. Hatchuel (2012), « L’impensé de la RSE : la révision du cadre légal de l’entreprise », Revue Française de Gestion, 38 (228-229)

 

Books

  1. Levillain K. (2017), Les Entreprises à mission : un modèle de gouvernance pour l’innovation, Vuibert, 2017
  2. Segrestin B., K. Levillain, S. Vernac et A. Hatchuel (Eds.), La Société à Objet Social Étendu : un nouveau statut pour l’entreprise, Presses des Mines, 2015.

 

Book Chapters

  1. Levillain K., Hatchuel A., Segrestin B. (2014), « Normer l’entreprise pour l’émanciper ? Vers de nouvelles options juridiques ». In L’entreprise, point aveugle du savoir. Segrestin, B. Roger and S. Vernac. (Eds) Colloque de Cerisy, Sciences Humaines Editions
  2. Levillain K. (2013), “L’émergence de nouvelles formes de société : l’exemple de la Flexible Purpose Corporation ». In L’Entreprise multinationale dans tous ses Etats, Archives de philosophie du droit tome 56, Dalloz.
  3. Segrestin B., K. Levillain, A. Hatchuel (2015), “L’objet social étendu : une condition pour l’industrie ». In L’industrie, notre avenir. P. Weltz et T. Weil (Eds) Eyrolles

 

Conference proceedings (selection)

  1. Levillain K., B. Segrestin, “Is Law Normalizing Hybrid Corporations: Putting Profit-with-Purpose Corporations into historical perspective”, EURAM, Jun 2017, Glasgow, UK
  2. Levillain K., B. Segrestin, “Entrepreneur’s wealth vs. Firm’s welfare: exploring an “evergreen” governance for firm succession”, EURAM, Jun 2016, Paris, France
  1. Levillain K., B. Segrestin, A. Hatchuel, “Renewing the debate on the purpose of corporations: A purpose-driven model of the corporation”, EURAM, Jun 2015, Warsaw, Poland
  2. Levillain K., A. Hatchuel, B. Segrestin, “Is law normalizing hybrid organizations? Guidelines from multi-purpose corporations”, SMS Conference, Oct 2015, Denver, US
  3. Levillain K., B. Segrestin. “The Blind Spot of Corporate Social Responsibility: Changing the legal framework of the firm”, EURAM, Jun 2014, Valencia, Spain
  4. Levillain K., A. Hatchuel and B. Segrestin. “Can venture capital foster innovation? A study of the coupling between innovation and finance”. IPDMC 2014. Limerick, Ireland.
  5. Levillain, K. and B. Segrestin. “Partnering to innovate or partnering innovation? The binding effect of generative potentials”. IPDMC 2013. Paris.
  6. Levillain K., Segrestin B. “A mission-centric view of the firm: Lessons from Social Entrepreneurship”, R&D Management Conference 2012, Grenoble, France.

 

Other articles

  1. Levillain K. (2012), “La Flexible Purpose Corporation : Un petit pas pour le juriste, un grand pas pour l’entreprise ?”, Cadres-Cfdt, n°450-451. Septembre 2012