Research policy and governance

POLICY

Three criteria guide the work of our faculty members : academic excellence, societal impacts, and the responsibility of researchers.

Academic excellence

The research produced at the ESDES Institute of Sustainable Business and Organizations must be of high quality. It is both disciplinary and interdisciplinary. The School strongly encourages its research professors to publish in the best national and international journals, especially those listed by FNEGE and CNRS

Societal impacts

Research conducted at the ESDES Institute of Sustainable Business and Organizations must be relevant to pedagogy, managerial and management practices, public policy and society in general.

In fact, all researchers are also teachers who pass on their knowledge and know-how to students. Teachers are encouraged to participate in intellectual contributions according to their capacity or inclination. These contributions are considered broadly and include textbooks, case studies, and articles in professional journals. However ESDES students are not forgotten since they are often associated with their professors' research. This allows them to discover the work of a faculty in a concrete way and to publish articles from their applied research dissertations.

Because of its privileged position within UCLy (Catholic University of Lyon), the ESDES Institute of Sustainable Business and Organization's researchers have the opportunity to participate in major projects that have received support from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region and the European Union.

Researchers from the ESDES Institute of Sustainable Business and Organizations are also involved in projects with foreign universities.

Researcher's responsibility

Researchers at the ESDES Institute of Sustainable Business and Organizations are responsible for their research and have responsibility as a subject of study. Despite the diversity of their areas of expertise, the overarching theme that brings them all together is Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (ERS). They are accountable for their research and ensure the integrity of their work. The Institute also encourages diversity and inclusion among its researchers, who come from 10 countries.

GOVERNANCE

THE SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The mission of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is to approve the research strategy and to advise the School management on future research directions.

The SAC is composed of the following members:

  • Olivier Maillard, Dean, ESDES
  • Linh-Chi Vo, Associate Dean for Research, ESDES
  • Nabila Arfaoui, Faculty Member, Head of Research Area 3, ESDES
  • Sandra Challita, Facutly Member, Head of Research Area 2, ESDES
  • Sylvaine Mercuri-Chapuis, Faculty Member, Head of Research Area 1, ESDES
  • Ioannis Assiouras, Faculty Member, Head of Research Area 4, ESDES
  • Valérie Aubourg, Vice-President for Research, UCLy
  • Tamym Abdessemed, Director of Strategy, Institutional and Territorial Development, EXCELIA
  • Paul Lanoie, Sustainable Development Commissioner, Quebec Government, Canada
  • Isabelle Prim-Allaz, Professor of Marketing, Lumière-Lyon 2 University
  • Atreya Chakraborty, Professor of Finance, Director of PhD programs and International Partnership, College of Management, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Thomas Roulet, Senior Lecturer in Organisation Theory, Cambridge Judge Business School University of Cambridge
  • Jerman Rose, Professor of Enterpreneurship, Carson College of Business, Washington State University
  • Mihaela Kelemen, Chair in Business and Society, Nottingham University

THE COMMITTEE FOR RESEARCH EVALUATION

The role of the Committee for Research Evaluation is to evaluate the results of research professors and to advise them in the choice of their work. It meets once a year for one day during which auditions of faculty members take place.

The Committee for Research Evaluation is composed of the following members:

  • Linh-Chi Vo, Associate Dean for Research, ESDES - Chairperson
  • Olivier Maillard, Dean, ESDES
  • Steven Coissard, Deputy Dean in charge of Programmes, Academic Affairs, Faculty and Student Life, ESDES
  • Valérie Aubourg, Vice-President for Research, UCLy
  • Maud Damperat, Professor in Management, IAE - Saint-Etienne, University of Lyon, University Jean Monnet
  • Tamym Abdessemed, Director of Strategy, Institutional and Territorial Development, EXCELIA
  • Jean-François Goux, Professor of Economics, Lumière-Lyon 2 University

Invited members : Coordinators of research areas and Heads of Department.