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About SKEMA Research

Research at SKEMA aims to develop new ideas and knowledge to share with our different communities, in line with the business school's mission. We focus on producing high-level academic research which advances the sum of human knowledge in key business disciplines, with a special focus on current topics related to the digital economy. Through publications and events, we ensure that our advances are passed on to the business community and policy makers. 

Students are a key focus of our mission, so we make certain to impart the fruits of our intellectual pursuits through our programmes. We recognise the need to produce research at the international level while making sure that our ideas are shared with the local communities in which are campuses are located in different countries around the world.

SKEMA is one of the few French business schools whose research centres are all recognised in the French public university system. Our five research centres are full members or partners of officially recognised research groups.

INSTAR (Innovation and Strategy for Transformation, Analysis and Risk) is an ECRIN (a collaborative and innovative research team) at the University Côte d'Azur (UCA) . The words making up INSTAR are representative of the research topics developed in the SKEMA research centres which constitute the ECRIN and also reflect many of the priorities defined by the UCA at its inception. Three research centres are members of the ECRIN:

  • FAIRR (Finance and Accounting Insights on Risk and Regulation) encompasses three broad   research themes: accounting and society; international financial markets and risk; and corporate governance, regulation and entrepreneurial finance.

  • PRISM comprises researchers from different research fields (education, information systems, knowledge management, law, project management, scientometrics, statistics, supply chain) who have common concerns in research.

  • The Strategy Research Centre’s areas of expertise are various and cover topics such as business strategy & business models, business ethics, entrepreneurship, international strategy, mergers and a​cquisitions and strategic leadership.

KTO is part of the GREDEG research group.

KTO (Knowledge, Technology, and Organisation) seeks to contribute to academic and policy debates about economic and management challenges in a knowledge-based global economy. 

In addition to the research centers described above, our marketing faculty also contribute their expertise to further marketing research. They notably explore marketing interactions in markets, consumers and society, building on an interdisciplinary approach to investigate the interactions between consumer and consumer, consumer and machine, consumer and society and consumer and media.

Our research is carried out across our campuses, with activities such as seminars and meetings organised through our videoconference network. We are able to leverage research expertise on different campuses to spread ideas through our different communities. Among our numerous areas of expertise, the following deserve a special mention:

  • Fintech: A new wave of fintech investments has emerged over the last few years and the digitalisation of entrepreneurial finance is continuing apace. A team led by Armin Schwienbacher is leading research in the areas of crowdfunding and venture finance.

  • Knowledge Management: In the age of the knowledge economy and given the importance of innovation and new technologies, knowledge management has become a key contributor to firm performance. Aurore Haas and a dedicated team are developing research projects around these topics.

  • Regional clusters and dynamics: Members of the KTO research centre headed by Ludovic Dibiaggio carry out research into the resilience and competitiveness of technology parks and regional clusters.

  • Women in Business: The Woman in Business Chair is funded by a grant from the Fondation Egalité Mixité. The aim of the project is to promote equality in business. In particular, the team is working with students to enable them to overcome their sometime stereotypical opinions about gender and career paths. The Chair is run by Eliane Bacha, Stephanie Chasserio and Corinne Poroli.