Smart Objects and Social Networks Chair

Innovative networks of humans and objects

Christine Balagué

Head of Smart Objects and Social Networks

Christine Balague, titulaire Chaire


A graduate from ESSEC, with a Master’s Degree in Econometrics and Statistics from ENSAE, a DEA (post-graduate applied studies degree) from the University of Paris Dauphine, and a PhD in Management Sciences from HEC, Christine Balagué is the holder of the Social Networks Chair at the Institut Mines-Telecom.

Her thesis addressed modelling web user behaviour by using Petri Nets. Her thesis won her the HEC Foundation Thesis Prize in 2006 and 4th prize from the EDAMBA (European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration).

A specialist in New Information and Communications Technologies, Christine Balagué focuses more particularly on electronic marketing and social networks. She is also the author of books about social networks and the development of the Internet in France:

  • 10 ans d’aventures Internet [10 years of Internet adventures], 2007, Editions Jacob-Duvernet.
  • Facebook, Twitter et les autres, intégrer les réseaux sociaux dans sa stratégie d’entreprise [Facebook, Twitter and the rest, integrating social networking into your corporate strategy], 2010, Editions Pearson et
  • Le Marketing en ligne: boostez votre activité avec les sites Web, les réseaux sociaux, les blogs et les podcasts [Online Marketing: boost your business with websites, social networks, blogs, and podcasts], 2011, Editions Pearson Mars
  • Réseaux sociaux et entreprises : les bonnes pratiques [Social networks and businesses: good practices], 2011, Editions Pearson

Christine Balagué is also Vice-president of the French Digital Council and chairs the commission services Cap Digital, competitiveness and digital transformation cluster, which aims to promote the emergence of collaborative R&D projects in France between large companies, SMEs, start-ups and research laboratories.