The research activities of the La Rochelle Business School are designed to contribute to the development of knowledge in the field of management at both national and international levels, thereby contributing to its reputation and programmes.
Our research activities have the following objectives :
Director, Center for Management Research (CRME)
|Research is the expression of a concerted effort to understand and explain the world in which we live, a desire to contribute to its development, and thanks to this enlightenment, improve the lives of those who live in it. Research, innovation and knowledge are the most precious treasures of our planet. To invest in knowledge is to recognize the sustainable importance of research.|
For a Business School, research represents a major strategic asset. The employment rate of its graduates, the volume and the quality of research carried out by its faculties are among the most important criteria for assessment at national and international level. It has become one of the essential elements in an increasingly competitive environment to recruit and retain faculty. Research practice is the reflection of the research team; it is what guarantees long term renewal and enrichment of education. Indeed, for a School like La Rochelle whose primary mission is to equip men and women for tomorrow’s corporate world, research must be used to inform its curricula and course developments. Students must be able to integrate and make research methods and scientific knowledge their own and “translate” them into the business world in order to pursue successful careers as entrepreneurial contributors to business-wide optimization objectives.
One of the fundamental missions of a Business School is to create knowledge through research and scholarly endeavor. It then communicates and promotes this knowledge to three main communities:
In general the capacity of companies to adapt to market and societal changes depends crucially on their ability to anticipate. In other words, on their capacity to analyze the situations in which they are engaged, to produce new knowledge and have the methods and skills to implement solutions in order to make an impact on the economic environment. As such, the role of research in management and business is essential to economic and corporate social performance.
The Center aims to supervise, promote and develop research across a broad set of management disciplines and contribute to solving problems of concern to commerce, industry, the public sector and society in general.
It aims, through partnerships with universities in France and abroad, to quickly acquire a national and international size and visibility, to conduct studies for institutions or companies and to respond to invitations to tender in research projects.
Its mission is also to enrich knowledge and transfer it through instruction to increase the School’s educational performance. In the light of the graduates’ success in the medium and long term of their professional life, the school will be able to appraise the legitimacy of this research and its impact on professional practice.
The Center, in accordance with the School’s mission, has established the importance and focus of its research activities by setting the following portfolio goals:
The five strategic objectives which define the CRME’s vision are: