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Our mission

Research activities are at the heart of EDC Paris Business School’s strategy.

Quite logically, our team of professors and researchers is strongly focused on producing research articles, draft papers and case studies, while seminars and workshops are held to promote our collaborative work.

Our research is nourished by two convictions and one choice.

The first idea that we unanimously share is to encourage researchers to produce intellectual contributions of many kinds. Naturally, articles in the best journals take pride of place, but presentations at conventions and workshops, along with case studies, book chapters, and manuals are also important areas of research.

The second conviction is the strong need to link research with pedagogy, and to link research with the corporate world. This dual anchorage naturally gives rise to research activities whose usefulness is measured by the impact they produce.

Our choice was to bring together professors/researchers in Entrepreneurship and in Markets and Organisations, two fields which are central to EDC Paris Business School’s identity.

Of course, professors make contributions in all areas of management, but the glue that binds team members is businesses creation and entrepreneurship in general.

Zied FTITI, Doyen associé à la recherche

Research centre

The OCRE research laboratory

The OCRE (Entrepreneurial Observatory and Research Centre), set up in 2005 and headed by professor Zied Ftiti, is EDC Paris Business School’s research centre, bringing together all the school’s research professors. It provides the platform for implementing the School’s research policy.

OCRE’s mission is to produce applicable knowledge that will have an academic, practical and pedagogical impact. The academic aspect is expressed by the publication of articles in scientific reviews and communications exchanged within research networks. The practical aspect is illustrated by advances in managerial practice made possible by the presence of researchers in professional contexts. The pedagogical aspect may be seen in the creation of lectures and the inclusion of research results in them.

L’OCRE, un laboratoire à la vie riche

Professors belonging to OCRE meet regularly in sessions jointly chaired by Zied Ftiti (Dean of Research). They:

  • discuss their research fields and the methods used;
  • work collectively on the School’s research priorities;
  • host qualified researchers who come to share their expertise in a subject or methodology;
  • exchange ideas with their colleagues at Thema, our partner research centre at the University of Cergy-Pontoise;
  • work collectively to define the best procedures for carrying out research within the School and for promoting intellectual contributions that meet the highest international standards.

EDC Paris Business School has defined areas of specialization that are closely linked to the school’s identity and the expertise of its researchers:

  • intrapreneurship & business development
  • innovation and digital business models,
  • global performance and entrepreneurship.

In addition to these areas of differentiation, OCRE professors also work in other fields of management science and have recognized expertise in the luxury sector.

Scientific council

The OCRE research laboratory

An international scientific council guides and encourages faculty members in the development of their research activities.

Le conseil oriente et promeut la politique de recherche à EDC Paris Business School. The scientific council meets on a regular basis.



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