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Véronique Zardet is Professor of Management Science at the Institute of Business Administration at the University Jean Moulin Lyon, where she directs the EUGINOV (School of Innovative Management) and the ISEOR research center. She is responsible for the Master's program for Research in Socio-Economic Management. She holds a doctorate in Management Science from the University of Lyon.

Along with Henri Savall, in 2001, she was awarded the prestigious Rossi Award by the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences (Institut de France), for their work on the integration of social variables in business strategies. Her research focuses on driving strategic change and the improvement of socio-economic performance in enterprises and organizations, particularly in public services and the health sector.

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Marc Valax is Assistant Professor in Management Science, certified to supervise research at IAE Lyon where he directs the MA/MBA General Management. His teaching is in international HR management and recruitment, employment and training. He did his research in the human resources research group of the Magellan Center.

His research approaches are both qualitative and longitudinal. He has published numerous articles in international journals, such as Management International, RFG as well as the Asian Business and Management Journal. He has also contributed to many books: “Les dissonances dans l’application de la RSE au niveau local en Amérique Latine, application à la gestion des cadres expatriés seniors” [The dissonance in the implementation of CSR at the local level in Latin America, applied to the management of senior expatriate managers], in: J. P. Dupuy, Dynamiques du management international [The dynamics of international management], Ed EMS, Paris 2016, “Getting to best multinationals strategy in Asia: The case study of GE's performance management success”, in : B. Andreosso and B. Zulin, The Globalization of Asian markets : implications for Multinational Investors, Ed. Routledge, London, 2016 and “Les relations de pouvoir des cadres dirigeants expatriés, comment surmonter les obstacles ethnoculturels locaux ?” [Power relations of expatriate executives, how to overcome local ethno-cultural barriers?] in: P.X. Meschi, F. PREVOT, Economies émergentes/ économies matures. Enjeux pour le management international [Emerging Economies / mature economies. Challenges for international management], Vuibert, Paris 2016.

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Denis Travaillé is a Professor at IAE Lyon and Director of the Magellan Research Center, in which is also responsible for the Management research axis and for CSR.

Director of the Master of Finance at IAE Lyon, his teaching areas include management control, production management and cost accounting management. His research focuses on management control, dashboards, CSR and management control and integrated supply chains.

He has co-written several books, notably with Y. Dupuy, Les bases de la comptabilité analytique de gestion [Basics of cost accounting management] 3rd Edition, Economica, 2013 as well as Les bases du contrôle de gestion [Basics of management control], Economica, 2014. He also coordinated collective works such as Les systèmes de gestion entre simplification et complexification – Mélanges en l’honneur du Professeur Yves Dupuy [Management systems between simplification and complexification – Collected essays in honor of Professor Yves Dupuy] with G. Naro, Economica, 2015 and La responsabilité sociétale des organisations, Des discours aux pratiques?, [The social responsibility of organizations. From Discourse to praxis] with J.P. Gond and E. Bayle, Vuibert, 2014. He has also published numerous articles in scientific and professional journals. His latest article “Unicité et pluralité des tableaux de bord organisationnels” [Uniqueness and plurality of organizational dashboards], co-written with Y. Dupuy was published in the journal Recherches en Sciences de Gestion [Research in Management Science], no. 107 in 2015.

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Henri Savall is Professor at the Institute of Business Administration, Jean Moulin University Lyon, where he founded the EUGINOV center(School of Innovative Management)and the Master's program in Socioeconomic ManagementHe founded and chairs the ISEOR research center.

Professor Savall has multidisciplinary training and his main fields of interest are management control, finance, political science, linguistics, economics, and economic history. His current areas of interest are the socioeconomic theory, strategic management, the qualimetric methodologies and tetra-normalization. His methodology addresses "intervention-research" and quality measurement, which go beyond traditional action-research. He and Professor Véronique Zardet were awarded the famous Rossi Award by the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences (Institut de France) for their work on the integration of social variables in business strategies.

He founded and directs the journal Recherches en Sciences de Gestion – Management Sciences – Ciencias de Gestión (part of Management Science Review), in Paris and Lyon.

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Skema Business School

On 6 June 2016 at La Défense Paris, Alice Guilhon, Director of SKEMA Business School & Michel Kalika, President of Business Science Institute signed a partnership agreeing to set up a Doctorate in Business Administration by distance learning. This programme, taught entirely in English, is set to start in early 2017. It responds to the international demand from managers holding an MBA or equivalent and who want to get a new perspective on their professional experience, create knowledge and defend a doctoral thesis before a panel of international examiners.

The doctorate programme runs over three years and is dispensed via blended learning – a mix of online resources (videos, intranet, bibliographical references) - and individualised distance tutoring. The course content is created by a team of about ten professors from both partner institutions. Each module is organised into “knowledge pods” that course participants cover at their own pace. A dedicated doctorate support team will be available to each doctoral candidate/manager for information and consultation at a distance. This pedagogical approach to the DBA is innovative and will be supported by SKEMA’s KCenter (Knowledge Center) and Business Science Institute faculty.

For Michel Kalika who is also a professor at the IAE LYON, “This partnership is based on our shared view of globalised academic training in Executive Education and the need to innovate rapidly with a solution for managers unable to attend face-to- face training groups. The two establishments are in total synergy – SKEMA with its six campuses, three of which are abroad, and Business Science Institute with its experience of running distance DBAs and its professors - and both want to move forward quickly”.

For Alice Guilhon: “This DDBA responds to a strong demand from international managers who want to study at doctoral level. A bended learning programme offers an excellent way to combine SKEMA’s innovative developments and the efficient performance of global companies. This DBA consolidates SKEMA’s innovative range of Executive Education programmes for managers all over the world, helping them to address the challenges of the knowledge economy.”

SKEMA Partenariat
Alice Guilhon and Michel Kalika

About SKEMA Business School :
Avec plus de 7 200 étudiants et 35 000 diplômés, SKEMA Business School est une école globale qui, par sa recherche, ses programmes d’enseignement, sa structure multi sites internationale forme et éduque les talents dont ont besoin les entreprises du XXIe siècle. L’école est présente sur 6 sites : 3 en France (Lille, Sophia-Antipolis, Paris), 1 en Chine (Suzhou), 1 aux Etats- Unis (Raleigh) et 1 au Brésil (Belo Horizonte). SKEMA bénéficie de la double accréditation EQUIS et AACSB.

About Business Science Institute :
The Business Science Institute is a higher education establishment created in 2012. The Business Science Institute network hopes to become an institution of international reference for preparing a DBA (Doctorate in Business 1 Administration.). Business Science Institute has a scientific committee comprising over 90 professors qualified to supervise doctoral research. The DBA programme currently has 70 manager-doctoral candidates. Groups of manager- candidates have been opened in Luxembourg, Geneva, Paris, Tunis, Dakar and near Montreal. Business Science Institute is approved by the Luxembourg Ministry of Education and its students are registered for the qualification of DBA, both with the Business Science Institute and with the IAE Lyon (University Jean Moulin).

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The Business Science Institute, an international structure of higher education, has the purpose of developing the Executive DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration) at an international scale and fostering the creation of knowledge by managers. For 30 years, Sphinx has maintained a privileged relationship with the world of teaching and research, and provides software specially adapted to the challenges in this sector. The Business Science Institute and the Sphinx have established a partnership targeted towards the doctoral students and data analysis: the BSI-Lab.

The objective of the BSI-Lab is to enable doctoral student-managers to take advantage of empirical sources by producing relevant results that meet the scientific requirements and enhance knowledge production.

The BSI-Lab addresses the relative isolation of doctoral student-managers during data analysis by putting them in touch with professors specialized in a particular technique, or former doctoral students with experiences they wish to share.

The BSI-Lab can relieve doctoral students-managers of the logistical and technical tasks for which they do not have time to train or they cannot properly implement. Thus, the Sphinx experts support the logistics of data collection or analysis.

BSI-Lab enables the emergence of a type of research distinguished by a certain methodological homogeneity (diversity in sources and processing) and a communication style (oriented towards action and understanding). The use of Sphinx as a key tool contributes to the process without excluding opportunities for other complementary tools.

What the BSI-Lab provides doctoral students

Free access to all solutions proposed by Sphinx: Déclic, Sphinx IQ2/Quali, Cloud Sphinx and Sphinx Online. They have access to these resources until their thesis defence. Access to methodological and technical advice from the professor in charge of the BSI-Lab, or from another "expert faculty member" is also planned. This advice is provided with the approval of the research supervisor, when the project of data collection is well defined or when the data have been collected and communicated.

The role of the BSI-Lab’s head

  • Being available to doctoral students.
  • Early interface with Sphinx Institute to establish an estimate for the data processing. Subsequently, the doctoral student deals directly with the expert at the Sphinx Institute.
  • Interface with the research supervisors.
  • Identification and mobilization of “professors expert in a technique” or of former students.
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In partnership with the CESAG, in January of 2016 a new Business Science Institute Executive DBA program opened its doors in Dakar!
The 3rd graduating class of the Business Science Institute Executive DBA in Dakar is composed of 10 students, whose average age is 47 years. The youngest of the group is 34 years old and the oldest 62 years old.

Originating from Mali, Togo, Benin, Guinea, Senegal, Mauritius and Niger, these new doctoral students are executives with very diverse career profiles and active in totally different professional domains (public management, health, insurance, international organisation, transportation, education, and banking) but all are motivated by the same objectives: to pursue a rigorous program under the direction of professors coming from prestigious universities and business schools and to write a thesis and produce knowledge based on their experience, all the while continuing their professional activities.

The first 4-day seminar, dedicated to managing the thesis, was organised by professor Michel Kalika, Scientific Council of the Business Science Institute (IAE Lyon), Paul Beaulieu (UQAM), Fatou Diop Sall (UCAD, Dakar), Mouhamed El Bachir Wade (UCAD, Dakar) and Birahim Gueye (Gaston Berger University in Saint Louis, Senegal).

During the seminar, the new doctoral students had the opportunity to consult with 16 senior doctoral students from previous years, both face to face and via videoconferencing.

For Michel Kalika this new graduating class clearly demonstrates the willingness of managers to create knowledge from their experience and pass it on as a publication.

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Business Science Institute (BSI), an international structure of higher education, has the purpose of developing the Executive DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration) at an international scale. A real network organization, the Business Science Institute’s Scientific Council has more than eighty professors authorized to supervise research, all hailing from leading universities and schools in Europe, West Africa, and North America. In December, the next cohort of doctoral candidates will begin in Luxembourg.

The BSI was created in response to an unmet demand for training. Managers holding an MBA or equivalent degree, have the ability to become creators of knowledge. Confronted with new complex situations requiring decision making on a daily basis, managers represent a real source of knowledge creation. It is from this observation that the BSI was born.

The Executive DBA is precisely designed for managers who are currently practicing. It enables them to pursue a doctoral thesis of high quality, under the supervision of a University Professor, based on the existing research in the field and on their knowledge of managerial practices, without ever losing sight of the regulatory requirements mandated by a highly valued faculty. The Executive DBA builds a different type of knowledge, allowing managers to conduct thorough research, and, incidentally, to differentiate themselves in a market in which holders of MBAs are numerous. It offers a pragmatic alternative to a university doctorate, more directly in tune with the issues organizations face today. The successful marriage of the best of both worlds...

Based on the success of the first group of candidates, which started in Luxembourg in 2014, the next cohort, ready to begin in December 2015 in Luxembourg, will bring together managers from all professional backgrounds. The courses will be conducted in English in order to meet the demand of international candidates. Five three-day seminars will bring together students between December 2015 and September 2016.

This will make the seminars in Luxembourg accessible to doctoral students from Belgium and Germany. The 2nd and 3rd academic years are focused on the definition of a thesis topic and thesis writing under the supervision of a University Professor (in Luxembourg, the BSI Scientific Council is composed of faculty members hailing from leading Belgian, Luxembourgish, French, British and Canadian institutions).

In a professional world where an MBA is no longer a means to differentiate candidates, and where a tradtional Doctorate is not accessible to managers who are employed, the Executive DBA of the Business Science Institute provides an ideal alternative. It gives managers the opportunity to conceptualize their experience and their knowledge, to step back and publish, and to become creators of knowledge in their on right.

Registration for courses in Luxembourg is now open.

 

For all information contact caroline@business-science-institute.com
Press contact: Laurence Dreyfus - com@business-science-institute.com - + 33 6 83 14 08 22

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Business Science Institute (BSI), an international structure of higher education, has the purpose of developing the Executive DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration) at an international scale. A real network organization, the Business Science Institute’s Scientific Council has more than eighty professors authorized to supervise research, all hailing from leading universities and schools in Europe, West Africa, and North America. The first six Doctors in Managerial Practice graduated in October.

The BSI was created in response to an unmet demand for training. Managers holding an MBA or equivalent degree, have the ability to become creators of knowledge. Confronted with new complex situations requiring decision making on a daily basis, managers represent a real source of knowledge creation. It is from this observation that the BSI was born.

In this context, the scarce resource is the professor. Doctoral programs are extremely time-consuming in terms of faculty resources, mainly because of the individual monitoring of the doctoral students. On top of this is the difficulty in the selection of thesis topics: "The strength of Business Science Institute is its pragmatic approach. Under a DBA, a doctoral student comes with his thesis, from the ground, explains Michel Kalika, member of the BSI Scientific Council. The theses developed in the framework of the Business Science Institute are distinguished by their confrontation of a body of knowledge collected through personal experience as managers, and those they found in theories of management science.“

Far from training PhDs disconnected from the field and disengaged from the true issues faced by organizations, far from endorsing doctoral theses that are of no "use" to businesses and do not respond to their challenges, the Business Science Institute reconciles the academic and professional worlds.

The Executive DBA allows managers in business to develop a doctoral dissertation of high quality under the supervision of a University Professor, based BOTH on the existing research in the field and on their knowledge of managerial practices, without ever losing sight of the regulatory requirements mandated by a highly valued faculty. The Executive DBA builds a different type of knowledge and enables managers to conduct a thorough research, also enabling them to differentiate themselves in a market with an abundance of MBAs.

The DBA offers a pragmatic alternative to the university doctorate, more directly in tune with the issues faced by organizations today. In other words, a successful marriage of the best of both worlds...

Business Science Institute, in cooperation with IAE LYON, University Jean Moulin, will welcome new doctoral students in Luxembourg starting December 2015 and in Dakar, in partnership with the CESAG, in January 2016.

 

For information and registration: contact@business-science-institute.com

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WILTZ (Luxembourg) October 2015 - Business Science Institute is an international structure of higher education whose purpose of the development of the Executive DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration) at an international level. On Thursday, October 8th, six Executive Doctors were officially awarded their diplomas at the WILTZ CAMPUS, which became the international capital of the Executive DBA for a day. After the release of a collection of books published by Management and Society (EMS) targeting the managers and PhDs, during this day, the Business Science Institute gathered many doctorate-managers from Africa (Ivory Coast, Niger, Ghana, Tunisia, Mali, Senegal), Europe (Luxembourg, France, Belgium, Switzerland), and North America (Canada) as well as twenty instructors representing the more than 80 international members of its faculty.

Docteurs Executive DBA 2015

Six doctorate-managers form the first cohort. Their theses, the result of three years of work under the guidance of demanding thesis supervisors, deal with HR issues, information systems, strategic management... in the health sector, the public sector or in distribution. "As part of the DBA, the doctoral student comes WITH his/her thesis idea, from the field. We are convinced that managers, confronted on a daily basis with new and complex situations requiring decisions, are a true source of knowledge. Thus, the creation of knowledge, generally speaking, does not only emerge from an academic environment. The theses developed today in the context of the Business Science Institute are unique because they confront a body of knowledge created via personal experience to one found in the theories of management science.

 

For Bouacida Malik, a doctorate-manager, “the strength of Business Science Institute is in its pragmatic approach. The Executive DBA is fully in line with my career. I simultaneously address a problem taken directly from the field and pursue a research project directly applicable to the field, while respecting the academic requirement criteria of a thesis. Businesses in my sector or in other sectors are then free to adopt the solutions that I conceive. Isn’t the motto of the BSI to "turn your experience into knowledge ... and share it?"

 

Before the lecture held by Nicolas Buck, Vice-Chairman Fedil – Business Federation Luxembourg – on the topic of "entrepreneurship in the XXIst century", during which he discussed the importance of the development of entrepreneurship in Luxembourg, six Executive doctors defended their professional theses:

 

Business Science Institute, in partnership with IAE LYON, University Jean Moulin, will welcome new doctoral students in Luxembourg starting December 2015 and in Dakar, in partnership with the CESAG, in January 2016.

 

* With the participation of Professors Marie-José Avenier, Boubacar Baidari, Paul Beaulieu, Michelle Bergadàa, Jean-Pierre Boissin, Françoise Chevalier, Martin Cloutier, Marc Favier, Birahim Gueye, Jean-Pierre Helfer, Michel Kalika, Jean-Fabrice Lebraty, Sébastien Liarte, Alain-Charles Martinet, Jean Moscorola, Yvon Pesqueux, Anne Rousseau, Maurice Thévenet, Jacques Thevenot and Isabelle Walsh.

 

For all information and registration: contact@business-science-institute.com

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