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Research Policy

Research with purpose drives SKEMA’s research policy. We define research with purpose as significant (addressing big societal questions); timely (stakeholders need rapid insights in an increasingly complex world); global (relying on the global reach through SKEMA international campuses); and transferable (through talks and conferences, round-tables, position papers, yearly indicators and intimate exchanges with companies).

Research at SKEMA has reached a degree of maturity that enables scholars to exert influence through insights derived from their high-level published academic research. SKEMA ThinkForward, the knowledge-sharing medium where the professors and experts of SKEMA Business School can express themselves, SKEMA PUBLIKA, an international think tank aiming to anticipate societal and geopolitical transformations of tomorrow and fuel public debate while also issuing recommendations for national and international policymakers, as well as yearbooks and observatories, are privileged diffusion channels to freely share knowledge and insights with our multiple stakeholders.

​Research Organization at SKEMA

​Research activities are carried out in specialised research centres – six to date -, each dedicated to becoming a leader in its specific filed.

  • Knowledge, Technology and Organisation (KTO). KTO is an interdisciplinary team of researchers, spanning across disciplines such as Strategy, Organization, and Entrepreneurship. The KTO research centre is also affiliated to the Management Research Group GREDEG (UMR CNRS 7321), an interdisciplinary research unit of the Université Côte d'Azur supported by the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). KTO members are full members of the GREDEG.

SKEMA Research Center (acronym SRC, registration number 202124095D at the French Répertoire National des Structures de Recherche) is the recently created research structure that federates the five other research centers : FAIRR, MINT, PRISM, SAIC and SCS.

  • Finance & Accounting Insights on Risk and Regulation (FAIRR). Its mission is to offer valuable insights into regulatory and corporate changes for finance and accounting to various stakeholders of SKEMA. It is dedicated to promoting top-level research and best practices in corporate finance, market finance and accounting. 
  • Market Interactions (MINT). Its mission is to be a hub for researchers passionate for studying complex and dynamic interactions in market, consumers, and society. Its aim is to effectively and morally guide consumers, organisations, and institutions toward a sustainable future through the development of exploratory and quantitative market-relevant research.
  • SKEMA Centre for Analytics and Management Science.  Researchers advance the state-of-the-art to help managers improve the performance of their firms using analytics, data science, mathematical modelling, operations research, project management, and computational science.​
  • SKEMA Centre for Artificial Intelligence. Its mission is to investigate and guide the economic, societal and ethical value generated by Human Centric AI systems for business and to develop and improve AI techniques and algorithms with a view to solving specific business problems. 
  • SKEMA Centre for Sustainibility Studies. Its mission is to determine how business activities can be sustainable and contribute to a better world. 

​SKEMA Research Ethics Committee

The role of the research ethics committee is to provide support for faculty and PhD students at SKEMA Business School as they navigate complex legal and regulatory requirements. The committee guides individuals as they carry out research in line with the mission and values of SKEMA Business School,, and enables discussions about the moral issues facing researchers (providing formal ethical clearance as required). SKEMA Business School has been determined to avoid developing lengthy and time-consuming box-checking exercises for discussions around ethical and moral issues in research, preferring instead, in line with the school's culture, to base its approach on information and discussion. The approach does not preclude the provision of formal ethical clearance, but places the onus on faculty and PhD students themselves to take responsibility for their ethical and moral stance, with the Research Ethics Committee in an active supporting role.

Our approach to research ethics is summarised in the SKEMA Research Code of Ethics (September 2022), which sets forth a code of ethics for all permanent faculty and PhD students at SKEMA Business School to use in their research activities. The aim of the code is to enunciate a common set of principles to guide the actions of researchers at SKEMA Business School, complementary to any legal or regulatory requirements in force.

The SKEMA Research Code of Ethics covers four activities:

  • How we produce and publish research at SKEMA
  • Professional interactions in research
  • Interactions resulting from research impact activities
  • Emerging activities

The requirements of the code are structured into three categories:

  • Mandatory principles
  • Expected behaviors and attitudes
  • Advice

​Research Advisory Committee

​The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) is an important part of our governance structure. The aim of the RAC is to provide advice and recommendations to the Board of Directors and general management about research strategy, research management, assessment of intellectual production, incentives to faculty, fundraising and research relevance. 

The RAC comprises the following members:
  • Audra Boone, TCU - Neeley School of Business (USA)
  • Eileen Fischer, Schulich School of Business - York University (Canada)
  • Tomi Laamanen, University of St Gallen (Switzerland)
  • Kathleen Wantz, KEOLIS SA, Paris (France)
  • George Yip, Imperial College London (UK)

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