Jean Staune

Jean Staune teaches in the MBA of the HEC group. He is a scientific collaborator at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and expert at the Association Progrès du Management (APM) where he has addressed hundreds of French CEOs.

As a consultant he has worked with the management of large groups such as L’Oreal, Auchan, PSA, EDF-GDF, Alcatel or the Crédit Mutuel, but also of medium size companies such as the bank Cortal, the chain store Nature et Découvertes, the group Somfy, the group Assystem.

He is specialised in the analysis of the mutations taking place in society which he approaches under the sociology, philosophical and scientific angles. His work of synthesis also integrates new practices such as fair trade, sustainable development; socially responsible investment and micro credit. Philosopher of science, he is the author of the book « Notre existence a –t-elle un sens ? » (Does our existence have meaning?), 2007, published at the Presses de la Renaissance, 27 000 copies already sold (please see www.lesensdelexistence.fr, and www.staune.fr.

He directed two collective books, « Science et Quête de Sens » (Science and the Quest of Meaning), Presses de la Renaissance 2005 and « La science, l’homme et le monde » (Science, Man and the world) which brought together 35 co. authors among 11 Nobel Prize laureates. He is graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (section Economy and Finance), from the Institut d’Administration des Entreprises de Paris (DESS CAAE) and of the University of Paris Dauphine (Master in Applied computer science applied to the Management of Companies). He also has a Master degree (DEA) in Human Paleontology from the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle National Museum of Natural History) and a Master (DEA) of Philosophy of Science at the University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne.