What makes us unique as researchers? What makes us unique as research laboratory? The two questions may require separate answers and, at the same time, the two questions implicitly impact one another.
To say it differently, the evolution of our individual research objectives and topics inherently impact the identity of who we are as a research laboratory, and, simultaneously, the strategic choices made at the level of Audencia’s departments in terms of research positioning (topics, epistemology, methodologies) will inherently impact our individual decisions concerning the journals we will target for our papers and the recruitments we will privilege for our teams.
This is our main challenge today: to decide together where we are and where we want to go together as research groups, in each department. Thank you all for supporting your research heads of department in collecting the information necessary to build a comprehensive representation of who we are today as researchers. They will ask you to synthesize your main research topics, methodologies and projects. Tomorrow, this first image of our research laboratory may change but its role will still be perennial in showing us where we started as a group! Thank you for your help in building this first representation of our research expertise.
Miruna Radu Lefebvre @RaduLefebvre
Director of Rn’b Lab – Research Center of Audencia – Centrale Nantes