November 26, 2014
Full-time Lecturer Claude Ananou (Management) has received the prestigious Rossi award from the Académie des sciences morales et politiques, of France, for his SynOpp approach, an alternative to a business plan for startups. He describes the approach in his book Réussir sa création d’entreprise – sans business plan (how to launch a business without a business plan), co-authored with Louis Jacques Filion and Christophe Schmitt (Université de Lorraine).
This annual award goes to the author of the best thesis on a political and social economics issue, and was presented on November 17, in Paris, under the cupola of the Institut de France, at a ceremony attended by academics and 300 guests.
Mr. Ananou has been teaching at the School for over 12 years. He was previously an associate senior lecturer at the Université de Bourgogne, and also taught at the École supérieure de commerce de Troyes. He holds an MBA, a specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in Private Wealth Management and a Certificate in Marketing from HEC Montréal, and a BSc and a degree in Law from the Université de Montréal. Mr. Ananou has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1980. His fields of interest are entrepreneurship, in particular business opportunities, entrepreneurial culture and succession in family businesses. He also co-authored a book entitled De l’intuition au projet d’entreprise with Louis Jacques Filion. He has founded and owns about ten companies in France, the Caribbean and Canada.
Claude Ananou and the President of the Académie, philosopher Bernard Bourgeois.