Audencia, as a leading Business School, is an institutional hive of innovations in management learning and education, mainly through research. Indeed, research at Audencia helps develop curricula and course content by producing new knowledge that is academically rigorous and applicable to practicing managers.
In other words, it contributes to advancing ideas and debates in both academic and professional spheres. At this stage, one of Audencia research’s strategic vehicles to achieve this goal is the development of research special issues to be published in highly ranked scientific journals. In this regard, several Audencia research faculty members are leading special issues on specific topics in different management areas.
Hence current examples, Prof. Emilios Galariotis and Prof. Magnus Blomkvist together with Prof. Karel Brůna from the University of Economics in Prague are guest editing a special issue entitled “New Trends in Economics of Financial Regulation” in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (3* in the CABS and CNRS lists).
In the same vein, Prof. Ramzi Benkraiem and Prof. Constantin Zopounidis are guest editing a special issue on “Operations Research, Regression Techniques and Computational Aspects in Management, Economics and Finance” in the Annals of Operations Research (3* in the CABS and CNRS lists). Similarly, Prof. Marco Formentini together with Prof. Paolo Barbieri from the University of Bologna, Italy, Prof. Lisa Ellram from Farmer School of Business, Miami University, Oxford OH, USA and Prof. Joerg RIES from Cass Business School, City University of London, UK are guest editing a special issue entitled “Supply Chain governance in the age of digital transformation” in the International Journal of Operations & Production Management (4* in the CABS and 3* in the CNRS lists).
In addition, Prof. Sophie Hennekam together with Prof. Joy Beatty from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Prof. Kayla Follmer from the West Virginia University are guest editing a Special Issue on “Mental illness in the workplace” in the International Journal of Human Resource Management (3* in the CABS and CNRS lists). Finally, Prof. Delphine Gibassier together with Prof. Karen Maas from Erasmus University Rotterdam and Open University and Prof. Stefan Schaltegger from Leuphana University are guest editing a special issue on “Business, Society, Biodiversity and Natural Capital” in the Business Strategy & the Environment Journal (2* in the CABS and 1* in the CNRS lists).
There may certainly be more special issues under different stages of development that could not all be fitted here due to space restriction. These special issues constitute platforms for scholars and professionals to share and discuss the most up-to-date developments in different fields of management. They therefore make a strong contribution to research and academia on the whole in a specific theme or set of themes, and bring together specialists in these themes from all around the world to engage in discussions and other interactions with our faculty. For example, most of these special issues are preceded by a seminar or colloquium for the selection of papers, where all the interested scholars that answer the call participate. This can create synergies and networking opportunities for current and future collaborations as well as offer the hub for a discussion of the most up to date research in the topic.