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Gilles Hilary

INSEAD Professor of Accounting and Control


Gilles Hilary was a Professor of Accounting and Control at INSEAD and The Mubadala Chaired Professor in Corporate Governance and Strategy. He is now a professor at Georgetown University. He has an MBA from Cornell University and a PhD from the University of Chicago. He also has a French professional accounting degree (DESCF). Before joining INSEAD, he has worked at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) for close to 7 years, for HEC Paris for approximately a year and, before that, for leading (“Big Four”) accounting firms. He has taught in different capacity in undergraduate, MBA, EMBA, Executive Education programs and PhD programs at HEC Paris, HKUST, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. His research focuses on the use of accounting information to make investing and financing decisions. He has published in journals such as the Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economic, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science or the Review of Accounting Studies. He has received multiple teaching and research awards.

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Machine Learning for Risk Management

G. Hilary, S. Viswanathan

Growing artificial intelligence systems are unearthing previously unknown wrongdoing in organisations, but they should be matched by human oversight.


Preventing Social Media Armageddon

Gilles Hilary & Varun Mittal

The accessibility and fluidity of social media leaves organisations open to significant risks. But there are countermeasures organisations can take to prevent reputation disaster.
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The Professionalisation of Cyber Criminals

Opportunistic hackers are taking advantage of the maturing dark web markets and Cybercrime-as-a-Service business model to professionalise their activities.
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Embrace the Fuzzy Crystal Ball

Complex models employed to forecast the future as accurately as possible are a poor way to plan for uncertainty.


How Cybercrime Is Evolving

The anonymous and borderless nature of cybercrime puts every organisation at potential risk.


Does Your Organisation Run on Fear?

Gilles Hilary & Vip Vyas

Overbearing and oppressive leadership can make people afraid of failure, destroy initiative and even cause unethical behaviours within the enterprise.