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Kevin Levillain

PhD, Civil Engineer from MINES ParisTech


Assistant Professor at MINES ParisTech – PSL Research University

Center for Management Science – i3 UMR CNRS 9217



Tenure Track, MINES ParisTech, 2015-2018

PhD in Management Science from MINES ParisTech, 2011-2015

Supervisor: Pr. Blanche SEGRESTIN

Title: Les entreprises à mission : un modèle de gouvernance pour explorer l’inconnu

(Mission-Driven Companies: a governance model for innovative collectives)

Graduated from MINES ParisTech, 2007-2010


Titles and Positions

  • Co-chair of the research and teaching Chair Theory of the firm. Models of governance and collective creation
  • Member of the teaching and research Chair Design Theory and Methods for Innovative design.
  • 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



  • Best Research Book in Management Science Award from the FNEGE, 2018 and from Consult’in France 2018 for the book “Les Entreprises à Mission”.
  • 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


Teaching Activities

  • Co-head of the course “Governement of the Firm”, common basis curriculum – MINES ParisTech (3rd year)
  • Co-head of the course “New Enterprises and Responsible Innovation” – MINES ParisTech (2nd & 3rd year)
  • Co-head of the "New Product Development & Innovation" courses for Engineers, PhD students and continuous training (MINES ParisTech, PSL)
  • Co-head of the "Theory of the Firm" course in Master MTI (PSL, Paris Dauphine and MINES ParisTech)
  • “Innovation & Responsibility: new theory of the firm” for the Executive MBA – Paris Dauphine, UQAM
  • Involved in the Engineering Design and Innovation Curriculum at MINES ParisTech
  • Accounting 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)

Pascal Le Masson    "Vincent Fabreguettes"   

Journal articles2 documents

  • Sophie Hooge, Olga Kokshagina, Pascal Le Masson, Kevin Levillain, Benoit Weil, et al.. Gambling versus Designing: Organizing for the Design of the Probability Space in the Energy Sector. Creativity and Innovation Management, Wiley, 2016, 25 (4), pp.464-483. ⟨10.1111/caim.12178⟩. ⟨hal-01394629⟩
  • N Popiolek, Sophie Hooge, Olga Kokshagina, Pascal Le Masson, Kevin Levillain, et al.. Pourquoi et comment développer des technologies génériques au CEA – apports d'une approche par les théories et méthodes de la conception contemporaines. Lettre de l'I-Tese, 2014. ⟨hal-01485013⟩

Conference papers1 document

  • Sophie Hooge, Olga Kokshagina, Pascal Le Masson, Kevin Levillain, Benoit Weil, et al.. Designing generic technologies in Energy Research: learning from two CEA technologies for double unknown management. European Academy of Management - EURAM 2014, Jun 2014, Valencia, Spain. pp.33. ⟨hal-00987214⟩