Audencia Business School’s Business & Society Department is focused on shaping the future of business from the complementary perspectives of corporate social responsibility (CSR), supply chain management and entrepreneurship. Faculty members teach and research the strategies, processes and practices for developing value with a positive social impact – all while considering the individual, the firm, the environment and other stakeholders.
Audencia’s CSR and supply chain research focuses on sustainability, new business models and best practices – and their impact on performance. Our entrepreneurship faculty members work on several topics related to entrepreneurial behaviour, skills and relationships, including mentoring entrepreneurs, engaging investors, entrepreneurial ecosystems, media and family entrepreneurship.
Discover some of the programmes offered to students in Business & Society:
On Thursday afternoons, each department regularly invites renowned researchers working in France or abroad to present recent projects at Audencia. The departments also organise internal research seminars, which allow faculty members and PhD students from Rn’B Lab to present and improve their work through discussion with their colleagues.
To strengthen the skills of laboratory members, methodology workshops are held regularly:
Rn’B Lab members actively participate in workshops to strengthen their skills in scientific writing and assessment of academic articles in the English language. Researchers also receive mentoring in a Higher Degree Research (HDR) approach to management science.
|05/11/2015||Coleen Mills||Integrative rationality and overlapping identities: Evidence of the commercial value of environmental sustainability and social responsibility discourses during enterprise development|
|03/12/2015||Anna Einarsdottir||How sexuality matters: The experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual employees in Britain|
|07/01/2016||Janice Byrne||Passing the Marshall's Baton: A Narrative Analysis of Gender in Family Business Succession|
|07/01/2016||Marinette KAMAHA||Usefulness of entrepreneurial support in the context of microcredit: the case of French microentrepreneurs|
|25/02/2016||Eric Michaël Laviolette||Coopetitive Business Models and the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: The Making-‐of the Cider Wine Industry in Quebec|
|24/03/2016||Alistair Anderson||New views of the waterfall|
|12/05/2016||Aurélien Acquier||Lost in foundations? Exploring the emergence of the 'Sharing Economy' field through its theoretical foundations|
|02/06/2016||Laura Berry||The role of corporate engagement in catalyzing change in business practices|
Head of the CSR Institute