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Kevin Levillain


Assistant Professor at MINES ParisTech – PSL University

Center for Management Science – i3 UMR CNRS 9217

 

 

PhD in Management Science from MINES ParisTech, 2011-2015

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 (Civil Engineer), 2007-2010

 

Titles and Positions

  • Co-chair of the research and teaching Chair Theory of the Enterprise (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.
  • Co-chair of the standing track "Rethinking the responsible corporation", EURAM 2019 & 2020 (SIGs Business for Society & Corporate Governance)

 

Research areas and interests

  • Theory and models of the innovative enterprise and its governance
  • History and recent evolutions of corporate law and corporate purpose
  • Purpose-driven companies, Hybrid organizations, Impact Investing

 

Awards

  • "Livre RH" award 2019 from Le Monde, Syntec and SciencesPo for the book "La Mission de l'Entreprise Responsable" (2018, dir. B. Segrestin, K. Levillain)
  • 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 Enterprise”, common basis curriculum – MINES ParisTech (3rd year)
  • Co-head of the course “New Enterprises and Responsible Innovation” – MINES ParisTech (2nd & 3rd year), Dauphine University (masters 101 & MTI)
  • Co-head of the "New Product Development & Innovation" courses for Engineers, PhD students and continuous training (MINES ParisTech, PSL)
  • “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
  • Statistics and models for decision theory – MINES ParisTech (2nd year)
  • Management & Industrial Enterprises – Work internship – MINES ParisTech (1st year)


Journal articles14 documents

  • Laure-Anne Parpaleix, Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. Accompagner sans financer : une nouvelle doctrine d’investissement de l’État au capital des ETI. Revue de la régulation. Capitalisme, institutions, pouvoirs, Association Recherche et régulation, 2021, ⟨10.4000/regulation.18833⟩. ⟨hal-03411399⟩
  • Armand Hatchuel, Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. Comment la loi a instauré l’entreprise comme acteur politique. Analyse historique et théorique de la loi Pacte et de la loi sur le devoir de vigilance.. Entreprises et Histoire, Eska, 2021, 104 (3), pp.184-197. ⟨10.3917/eh.104.0184⟩. ⟨hal-03411409⟩
  • Blanche Segrestin, Armand Hatchuel, Kevin Levillain. When the Law Distinguishes Between the Enterprise and the Corporation: The Case of the New French Law on Corporate Purpose. Journal of Business Ethics, Springer Verlag, In press, ⟨10.1007/s10551-020-04439-y⟩. ⟨hal-02465609⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. From primacy to purpose commitment: How emerging profit-with-purpose corporations open new corporate governance avenues. European Management Journal, Elsevier, 2019, 37 (5), pp.637-647. ⟨10.1016/j.emj.2019.07.002⟩. ⟨hal-02290622⟩
  • Honorine Harlé, Sophie Hooge, Pascal Le Masson, Kevin Levillain, Benoit Weil, et al.. Innovative design in factory: new methods to go from closed to expandable prescriptions at the shop floor. Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design, Cambridge University Press, 2019, pp.1165-1174. ⟨hal-02094246⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. On Inventing the Purpose-Driven Enterprise. Valuation Studies, Linköping University Electronic Press 2019, 6, pp.87 - 93. ⟨10.3384/VS.2001-5992.196187⟩. ⟨hal-02011872⟩
  • Laure-Anne Parpaleix, Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. Financing the Next Generations of Innovation: New Dimensions in the Private Equity Model. Journal of innovation economics, De Boeck Supérieur, In press, n°29 (1), pp.7. ⟨10.3917/jie.029.0007⟩. ⟨halshs-02129063⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Marine Agogué, Elsa Berthet. Innovation sociale et innovation radicale sont-elles contradictoires ? L’enjeu de formuler une mission sociale commune et générative : L’enjeu de formuler une mission sociale commune et générative. Revue Française de Gestion, Lavoisier, 2016, 42 (255), pp.41 - 55. ⟨10.3166/rfg.2016.00021⟩. ⟨hal-01407835⟩
  • 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⟩
  • Marine Agogué, Kevin Levillain, Sophie Hooge. Gamification of Creativity: Exploring the Usefulness of Serious Games for Ideation. Creativity and Innovation Management, Wiley, 2015, 24 (3), pp.415-429. ⟨10.1111/caim.12138⟩. ⟨hal-01185366⟩
  • Blanche Segrestin, Kevin Levillain, Armand Hatchuel, Vernac Stéphane. « L’objet social étendu » : une voie pour réaligner le droit et la théorie des parties prenantes. Finance Contrôle Stratégie, Association FCS, 2014, 17 (3), pp.30-50. ⟨hal-01083622⟩
  • 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⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin, Armand Hatchuel. Repenser les finalités de l’entreprise. La contribution des sciences de gestion dans un monde post-hégélien. Revue Française de Gestion, Lavoisier, 2014, 40 (245), pp.179-200. ⟨10.3166/rfg.245.179-200⟩. ⟨hal-01288340⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Armand Hatchuel, Blanche Segrestin. L'impensé de la RSE : La révision du cadre légal de l'entreprise. Revue Française de Gestion, Lavoisier, 2012, 38 (228-229), pp.185-200. ⟨10.3166/rfg.228-229.185-200⟩. ⟨hal-00796499⟩

Conference papers32 documents

  • Armand Hatchuel, Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. How the law establishes the enterprise as a political actor: A historical and theoretical analysis of recent French corporate law innovations.. MANCEPT Workshops, Sep 2021, Manchester, United Kingdom. ⟨hal-03411422⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin, Armand Hatchuel. The French Société à Mission: a renewal in non-shareholder stakeholders’ rights to sue a corporation for misconduct?. SASE Conference, Jul 2021, Duisburg, Germany. ⟨hal-03411432⟩
  • Charlotte Demonsant, Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. Les avaries communes : étude d'une alternative plus équitable à la taxe carbone. RIODD, Sep 2021, Montpellier, France. ⟨hal-03406020⟩
  • Jérémy Lévêque, Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. A Model of the Innovative Purpose for Responsible Innovation : Towards Design-Based Governance. 16th International Design conference, May 2020, Dubrovnik, Croatia. ⟨10.1017/dsd.2020.89⟩. ⟨hal-02489027⟩
  • Agathe Gilain, Pascal Le Masson, Kevin Levillain, Yannick Marin, Benoit Weil. How to enhance the profitability of your project portfolio – by reducing uncertainty or exploring the unknown?. IPDM, Jun 2019, Leicester, United Kingdom. ⟨hal-02095624⟩
  • Jérémy Lévêque, Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. Is a Shift Always a Drift? Governing Hybrid Organizations with Innovative Purpose. EURAM 2019 - Exploring the Future of Management: Facts, Fashion and Fado, Jun 2019, Lisbonne, Portugal. ⟨hal-01982969⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. Commitment in the unknown: An innovative use of the Profit-with-Purpose corporate framework to ensure responsible innovation. AIMS, Jun 2019, Dakar, Senegal. ⟨hal-02171252⟩
  • Laure-Anne Parpaleix, Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. L’Etat-actionnaire au service de la croissance des entreprises de taille intermédiaire ?. Colloque international AFEP-IIPPE - Penser l'économie de demain et le futur de l'économie politique, Jul 2019, Lille, France. ⟨halshs-02296332⟩
  • Honorine Harlé, Sophie Hooge, Pascal Le Masson, Kevin Levillain, Benoit Weil, et al.. THE MANAGEMENT NEEDS FOR AN INNOVATIVE DESIGN APPROACH AT THE SHOP FLOOR LEVEL: THE CASE OF THE AIRBUS' SAINT- NAZAIRE FACTORY. IPDM conference, Jun 2019, Leicester, United Kingdom. ⟨hal-02182420⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Dana Brakman Reiser, Blanche Segrestin, Günter K. Stahl, Christian Voegtlin. The Purpose-Driven Corporate Forms: Tackling Grand Societal Challenges with Innovations in Governance and Corporate Responsibility. Academy of Management, Aug 2019, Boston, United States. ⟨halshs-02296447⟩
  • Laure-Anne Parpaleix, Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. Financing innovation: two models of private equity investment. R&D Management Conference 2018 “R&Designing Innovation: Transformational Challenges for Organizations and Society” , Jul 2018, Milan, Italy. ⟨hal-01768986v2⟩
  • Jérémy Lévêque, Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. Réalisation de l'impact ou génération d’alternatives ? Une étude des méthodes d'évaluation de l'investissement à impact.. RIODD 2018 - Pour durer ou pour changer, Oct 2018, Grenoble, France. ⟨hal-01897420⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. From Primacy to Commitment: Revising corporate governance theories to account for recent legal innovations in the US. EURAM, Jun 2018, Reykjavik, Iceland. ⟨hal-01777788⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin, Armand Hatchuel. Is law normalizing Hybrid Organizations? Putting profit-with-purpose corporations into historical perspective. European Academy of Management, Jun 2017, Glasgow, United Kingdom. ⟨hal-01497085⟩
  • Laure-Anne Parpaleix, Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. Investing in Innovative Middle-Market Companies: Taking Innovation Capabilities into Account to Enrich Private Equity Investment Strategies. 24TH INNOVATION AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE, Jun 2017, REYKJAVIK, Iceland. ⟨hal-01496269⟩
  • Mathilde Radek, Sophie Hooge, Kevin Levillain, Anne Bion-Robin. Knowledge management for the unknown: Using matroids to structure first knowledge base in Exploratory Project . Innovation Product Development Management Conference, Jun 2017, Reykjavik, Iceland. ⟨hal-01477297⟩
  • Sophie Hooge, Kevin Levillain, Ludivine Guérineau, Anne Bion-Robin, Julie Gautier. Designing exploratory partnerships in Southeast Asia: The challenge of building a sustainable ecosystem to address chronic malnutrition. EGOS, Jul 2016, Naples, Italy. ⟨hal-01364198⟩
  • Blanche Segrestin, Kevin Levillain, Armand Hatchuel. Purpose-driven corporations: how corporate law reorders the field of corporate governance. European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM 2016), Jun 2016, Paris, France. ⟨hal-01323118⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. Entrepreneur’s Wealth vs. Firm’s Welfare: Exploring an “evergreen” governance for firm succession. European Academy of Management Annual Conference, Jun 2016, Paris, France. ⟨hal-01292956⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Marine Agogué, Elsa Berthet. Framing a generative common purpose: how social entrepreneurs achieve social innovation. 20. Conférence de l'Association Internationale de Management Strategique (AIMS), Jun 2015, Paris, France. ⟨hal-02740066⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin, Armand Hatchuel. Reviving the debate on the Corporate Purpose: A purpose-driven model of the corporation. European Academy of Management (EURAM), Jun 2015, Warsaw, Poland. ⟨hal-01202492⟩
  • Blanche Segrestin, Kevin Levillain, Armand Hatchuel. A purpose-driven theory of the corporation?. The nature and governance of the corporation, WINIR, Apr 2015, lugano, Switzerland. ⟨hal-01148198⟩
  • Blanche Segrestin, Kevin Levillain, Armand Hatchuel. Governance for innovation-driven companies: the legacy of Walther Rathenau on the German Model. Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), Jul 2015, London, United Kingdom. ⟨hal-01202495⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin, Armand Hatchuel. Is Law Normalizing Hybrid Organizations? Guidelines from Multi-purpose Corporations. SMS Conference Denver, Oct 2015, Denver, United States. ⟨hal-01143317⟩
  • 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⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Marine Agogué, Elsa Berthet. Framing a generative common purpose: a critical skill for social entrepreneurs to achieve social innovations. ISPIM Americas, International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM). INT., Oct 2014, Montréal, Canada. ⟨hal-01077466⟩
  • Marine Agogué, Kevin Levillain, Sophie Hooge. An analytical framework to evaluate idea generations methodologies: the case of the serious game. IPDMC, Jun 2014, Limerick, Ireland. ⟨hal-00971521⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin, Armand Hatchuel. Can venture capital foster innovation? A study of the coupling between innovation and finance. International Product Development Management Conference, Jun 2014, Ireland. ⟨hal-00969096⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. The Blind Spot of Corporate Social Responsibility: Changing the legal framework of the firm. EURAM, Jun 2014, Valence, Spain. ⟨hal-00969099⟩
  • Kevin Levillain. L'émergence de nouvelles formes de société : l'exemple de la Flexible Purpose Corporation. L'entreprise multinationale dans tous ses Etats, Sep 2013, Paris, France. pp. 321-336. ⟨hal-00924720⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. Partnering to innovate or partnering innovation ? The binding effect of generative potentials. International Product Development Management Conference, Jun 2013, Paris, France. ⟨hal-00920839⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. A mission-centric view of the firm: Lessons from Social Entrepreneurship. R&D Management, May 2012, France. ⟨hal-00733413⟩

Books1 document

  • Kevin Levillain. Les entreprises à mission Un modèle de gouvernance pour l'innovation. 2017. ⟨hal-01614364⟩

Book sections9 documents

  • Armand Hatchuel, Blanche Segrestin, Kevin Levillain. Responsabilité, Raison d’être et société à mission. Les sources théoriques d’une réforme pionnière de l’entreprise. Alexandre Menais. Raison d’être, responsabilité et engagement: l’entreprise au-delà du capitalisme, LexisNexis, 2021. ⟨hal-03411406⟩
  • Blanche Segrestin, Kevin Levillain, Armand Hatchuel, Vernac Stéphane. Entreprises, Responsabilités et Civilisations. Introduction. Entreprises, Responsabilités et Civilisations. Vers un nouveau cycle du Développement Durable, 2020. ⟨hal-03030217⟩
  • Laure-Anne Parpaleix, Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. Chapter 7. From Financial Growth to Generative Growth: A Renewal of Private Equity. GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX 2020. Who Will Finance Innovation?, 2020. ⟨hal-02928392⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin, Armand Hatchuel. Profit- with-Purpose Corporations An Innovation in Corporate Law to Meet Contemporary Corporate Social Responsibility Challenges. A. McWilliams, D. Rupp, D. Siegel, G. Stahl & D. Waldman. Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility: Psychological and Organizational Perspectives, Oxford University Press, pp.490-512, 2019. ⟨halshs-01845518⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Simon C Parker, Rory Ridley-Duff, Blanche Segrestin, Jeroen Veldman, et al.. Protecting Long-Term Commitment: Legal and Organizational Means. Ciaran Driver & Grahame Thompson. Corporate Governance in Contention, Oxford University Press, 2018, 9780198805274. ⟨halshs-01845513⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. Les conditions cachées de la RSE : leçons du mouvement des Profit-with-Purpose Corporations. La mission de l'entreprise responsable. Principes et normes de gestion, 2018. ⟨hal-02290043⟩
  • Blanche Segrestin, Kevin Levillain. Pour une nouvelle théorie du contrôle : du droit de contrôle au contrat de gestion. La mission de l'entreprise responsable. Principes et normes de gestion, 2018. ⟨hal-02290038⟩
  • Blanche Segrestin, Kevin Levillain, Armand Hatchuel. L'objet social étendu : une condition pour l'industrie. Pierre Veltz, Thierry Weil. L'industrie, notre avenir, Eyrolles, pp. 316-324, 2015. ⟨hal-01096231⟩
  • Kevin Levillain, Armand Hatchuel, Blanche Segrestin. Normer l’entreprise pour l’émanciper ? Vers de nouvelles options juridiques. Blanche Segrestin; Baudoin Roger; Stéphane Vernac. L'entreprise, point aveugle du savoir ?, Sciences Humaines, 2014, 9782361062224. ⟨hal-01487571⟩

Directions of work or proceedings3 documents

  • Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin, Armand Hatchuel, Vernac Stéphane. Entreprises, Responsabilités et Civilisations. Vers un nouveau cycle du Développement Durable. Entreprises, Responsabilités et Civilisations., May 2019, Cerisy, Presses des Mines, 2020. ⟨hal-03030216⟩
  • Blanche Segrestin, Kevin Levillain. La mission de l’entreprise responsable. Principes et normes de gestion. 2018. ⟨hal-01949704⟩
  • Blanche Segrestin, Kevin Levillain, Vernac Stéphane, Armand Hatchuel. La "Société à Objet Social Etendu" : un nouveau statut pour l'entreprise. France. 2015, 978-2-35671-200-4. ⟨hal-01110767⟩

Other publications3 documents

  • Jérémy Lévêque, Kevin Levillain, Alain Schnapper, David-Emmanuel Vivot. L’évaluation de la société à mission : L’evaluation comme gage de crédibilité de la mission et d’impulsion de la transformation de l’entreprise. 2020, https://www.entreprisesamission.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Livrable-GT2-3juin-2020.pdf. ⟨hal-02870614⟩
  • Armand Hatchuel, Kevin Levillain, Blanche Segrestin. Réconcilier écologie et justice sociale grâce au principe des "avaries communes". 2019. ⟨hal-01988666⟩
  • Kevin Levillain. La flexible purpose corporation : un petit pas pour le juriste, un grand pas pour l'entreprise ?. 2012, pp.7-16. ⟨hal-00796500⟩