Because research at ESG Management School is meant to be demanding scientifically and pertinent professionally, the business school has implemented a strategy known as Research for Practice. This means the work, chairs and various conferences undertaken by the members of the ESG Management School Research Lab lead to one shared objective: the impact of the research on management in the business world. With this angle, the research objective is fully embodied in the school’s motto: Acting beyond knowledge.
Areas of Research
The ESG Management School Research Lab was founded in 2001 and is comprised of some forty members. The Research Lab is divided into 3 areas:
Economic and Financial Performances directed by Olivier Lamotte
Contemporary Consumer Behaviour directed by Catherine Lejealle
Knowledge, Practice, Institutions directed by Sylvaine Castellano
The Business School Research Lab Missions
The essential missions of the Research Lab are:
- To contribute to advanced knowledge of management and finance techniques
- To foster the transfer of knowledge to students (through the education provided), companies (study reports and conferences) and professors (participation in conferences, publication of scientific articles and works)
- To increase the international visibility of ESG Management School
As far as its methodology, the ESG Management School Research Lab combines open-minded theoretical reflection with:
- Contributions from other disciplines (social sciences, political science, human science, etc.)
- The construction of long-term outlook models
- Political analyses and the impact of politics on the economy and finance.
All of the research work at ESG Management School must fulfil two equally important conditions:
- It must be useful to companies
- The research methods must be scientific
Thus, it involves an applied research approach as the objective is to analyse current business issues by drawing on classical management research theories and methods (modelling, tests based on historical data, case studies, outlook studies, etc.).
Most of the research and work published is also subject to the effective implementation of analysis and control mechanisms which guarantee quality.
The Research Lab Research Policy
The ESG Management School research strategy results in a selection of themes based on the research laboratories created and our professors’ competencies.
The diversity of the areas of research is connected to the profiles of the researchers in each group. Some research activities are the result of the initiatives of our professors; others have evolved in response to demands from different partner stakeholders (businesses, administrations, etc.).
The research activities at our elitist grande école school give rise to the publication of research documents. They are also published in scientific and professional journals and by the media following national and international scientific congresses. They are gathered in the Research Annual, which was published for the first time in 2005.
This work ranges from fundamental aspects of the various disciplines to the development of effective applications to solve problems in several areas: finance, marketing, economics, etc.
Our research projects often bring into play major collaboration with other disciplines and involve close academic and professional partnerships.