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The event starts: 2 October 2017
And will end on: 7 December 2017

Location: Brussels

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A partnership between EFMD and EURAM (European Academy of Management). After six successful editions and over 75 participants*, the Research Leadership Programme (RLP) will run again in 2017.


Business schools are undergoing tremendous change in a highly competitive environment. Strong research contributes to brand recognition, enhances schools' capacity to attract high level faculty and students, offers cutting-edge study programmes and engage with discerning client organisations. Research excellence is highly influential in national higher education policy with ongoing demands for accountability (for publicly funded institutions); research is assessed, ranked and accredited in national and international contexts.

Where does your business school stand with its research strategy?
What is the role of your School' research director in supporting your strategy? How can this role be made more effective?

In order to strengthen their members’ capability to develop high quality research, EFMD and EURAM have joined efforts to offer this professional development programme.

Aims of the programme

The EFMD-EURAM Research Leadership programe is a management programme to develop the leadership potential of research directors that:

  • alerts directors to new trends at national and international levels that impact on business schools;
  • supports directors in formulating and implementing research strategy addressing the right questions engaging with global partners internationally
  • informs participants of the numerous opportunities for the development of research under the EU research policy and research programme (European Research Council, the Horizon 2020 programme, the opportunities under Marie Curie Programme)


*from Belgium, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, UK, and New Zealand

 Two Modules

 Module 1: The Context of Management Research

 2-5 October 2017

  • Contrasting types of Schools and research policies
  • Creativity and innovation in different research contexts
  • Designing effective strategies to match different context
  • Discovering the EU research agenda including a visit to the EU Commission to meet funding bodies 

Click here to view the preliminary programme of module 1. 

  Module 2: The Content and Process of Management Research

  5-7 December 2017

  • Designing the complete research package content
  • Managing strategies wiht regards to rankings and ratings
  • Disovering benchmarks
  • Examining the research strategies of competitors
  • Operationlasing the doctoral research programme
  • Questionning the editors of academic journals
  • Managing Academic underperformance
  • Identifiying responsible research
  • Investing in professionalism and integrity

 Click here to view the prelminary programme of module 2. 

The programme takes place during two three-day modules over a period of 4 months. Attendance is required at all two modules

The modules will take place on: 2-5 October 2017 and 5-7 December 2017 in Brussels Belgium.

They include plenary sessions and interactive workshops during which participants have the opportunity to share experiences and good practices with their peers.

A major feature of the programme is the structured group work for participants to work on the design of a new research strategy for a case institution. Participants also get the opportunity to visit a school and have conversation with their leaders on research policy.


Academic Facilitator

Perter McKiernan, Professor of Management, Strathclyde Business School


Practical Information

Early bird rate until 17 July 2017:

  • 4.235€ (3.500€ +21% VAT) EFMD/EURAM members
  • 4.840€ (4.000€ +21% VAT) Non-members

Normal fee from 18 July 2017:

  • 4.840€ (4.000€ +21% VAT) EFMD/EURAM members
  • 5.445€ (4.500€ +21% VAT) Non-members

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Group fees
Upon request 

All two modules will be held at the EFMD premises in Brussels, Belgium. Attendance is required at all two modules.

Past speakers

  • Filip Roodhooft, Vlerick Business School;
  • Bill Rees, University of Edinburgh Business School;
  • Ammon Salter, Imperial College;
  • Simon Pickard, ABIS;
  • Wilfred Mijnhardt, Rotterdam School of Management;
  • Jonathan Wareham, ESADE;
  • Gordon Shenton, EFMD;
  • Bob Galliers, Bentley University;
  • Colin Williams, Sheffield University;
  • Ben Martin, University of Sussex;
  • Domenico Rossetti, European Union;
  • Kathrin Moeslein & Angelika Bullinger, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitäät Erlangen-Nürnberg,
  • Joan E. Ricart, IESE,
  • John Bessant, Exeter University
  • Kenneth Starkey, Nottingham University Business School


Luisa Jaffé: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. + 32 2 226 66 64
Eline Loux: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +32 2 629 08 29


Mark Smith, Dean of Doctoral School, Grenoble Ecole de Management
“The Research Leadership Programme was a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of how to develop and implement a research strategy in a business school context. The chance to network and share ideas with colleagues facing similar challenges was rich and very useful and something that has helped us at Grenoble Ecole de Management refine the coherence of our strategy for research and that for the school overall.”


Alistair Bruce, Nottingham University Business School
“The Research Leadership programme offered a great opportunity to share insights and perspectives with colleagues from across Europe. I was struck by the diversity of contexts in which we operate but also the similarity of challenges we face in our roles as research directors. The programme was greatly enriched by stimulating inputs from prominent figures in the European management research community.”


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1000 Brussels


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