Graduate of Saint-Cyr French Military Academy, MSc in Engineering, MSc in Mathematics & Decision Science, Ph.D. in Information Systems & Management (University of Paris-Dauphine), Fellow of Price-Babson College Fellows Program (SEE 15), Alain Bloch is Honorary Professor at the French Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (www.cnam.fr ), where he was head of the Marketing, Retail & Negotiation Chair. He is also an affiliate Faculty member (Entrepreneurship department) of HEC Paris School of Management (www.hec.fr ), where he is Scientific Director of MSc Entrepreneur and where he founded the Owner-President program and HEC Family Business Center.
His experience as an entrepreneur (he was notably founder in 1990 and CEO until 1995 of « L’Annuaire Soleil », the first competitor with the Yellow Pages of France Telecom after deregulation, www.annuairesoleil.com) and a family business manager (Dassault group, Promodes…), has lead him to focus his research on innovation, entrepreneurship, family business, leadership and organizational resilience : in these domains he published in 2011 “Innovation & Entrepreneurship. From the Idea to the Organization.” (with S. Morin-Delerm, ESKA Publishing), “La Stratégie du Propriétaire.” (with N. Kachaner & S. Mignon, Pearson Village Mondial) and many articles.
Professor Bloch has interests also in the political and legal spheres: he remove thus the Special Advisor of the French Industry Secretary from 1986 to 1988, Judge (elected) of the Commercial Court of Paris from 1995 to 2014 and Chairman of Scientific Board of Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’Ecole Militaire (IRSEM, a French government think tank on strategic and military affairs).