Press releases and articles

Press Release

October 2019 – Should companies have strategies for encouraging benevolence between staff?

Based on an interview with Guillaume Mercier, IÉSEG, about his paper* “Formal and Informal Benevolence in a Profit-Oriented Context” (Journal of Business Ethics, 2019), co-authored with Ghislain Deslandes.

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September 2019 – IÉSEG School of Management and Le Wagon sign a strategic partnership

The objective: to hone IÉSEG students’ tech skills. The two schools are also planning the launch of a joint executive education program.

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September 2019 – IÉSEG launches joint PhD program with top international research university, KU Leuven

IÉSEG School of Management is launching a joint PhD Program in Applied Economics (economics, management etc.) with the Faculty of Economics and Business at leading international research university KU Leuven (Belgium). Doctoral candidates in this new international program will carry out their research activities in both France and Belgium under the supervision of researchers from both IÉSEG and KU Leuven.

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May 2019 – How can consumers defend themselves against product placement?

Based on an interview with Tina Tessitore, IÉSEG School of Management, about her paper with co-author Maggie Geuens, Ghent University, “Arming consumers against product placement: A comparison of factual and evaluative educational interventions” (Journal of Business Research 95 (2019) 38–48).

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May 2019 – How to better promote women’s entrepreneurship

Based on an interview with Janice Byrne and on her article “Role Models and Women Entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurial Superwoman Has Her Say*” (Journal of Small Business Management, 2018), co-written with Salma Fattoum and Maria Cristina Diaz Garcia.

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January 2019 – IÉSEG partners with LUISS Business School in Italy for the Family Business Management Executive Education program

IÉSEG is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Italian school LUISS Business School. The Executive program in Family Business Management, which will start in Italy in February.

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December 2018 – 3 key crowdfunding success factors

Based on an interview with Mikael Petitjean, IÉSEG, about his paper “What explains the success of reward-based crowdfunding campaigns as they unfold?” (Finance Research Letters 26, 2018, 9-14).

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December 2018 – What does ethics at work mean to employees? Launch of IBE survey report “Ethics at Work: 2018 survey of employees – France”

One in six employees in Europe (16%) say that they have felt some form of pressure to compromise their organizations ethical standards, according to a recent survey released by the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE). The number of employees experiencing this pressure has risen in all of the countries for which historical data is available.

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November 2018 – Collaboration: the key to customer satisfaction

Based on an interview with Bert Paesbrugghe and on his article “Aligning sales and operations management: an agenda for inquiry” (Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management, 2018), co-written with Deva Rangarajan, Arun Sharma and Robert Boute.

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November 2018 – How to “sell” CSR in large companies

Based on an interview with Frank de Bakker and on his paper “Pitching for Social Change: Toward a Relational Approach to Selling and Buying Social Issues” (Academy of Management Discoveries, 2018), co-written with Christopher Wickert (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).

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September 2018 – IÉSEG School of Management Accounting Program Earns Endorsement by IMA (Institute of Management Accountants)

IÉSEG School of Management is pleased to announce that the school’s MSc in International Accounting, Audit and Control has earned endorsement by IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession.

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September 2018 – Negotiation and mediation: IÉSEG uses innovative online simulator & serious game to develop key competencies

Negotiation, conflict management & mediation are key skills for managers and leaders of companies and organizations everywhere. Over the last three years, more than 300 students/participants from the School’s Grande Ecole Master’s in Management, International & Executive MBA programs have used an online mediation simulator to learn about and cultivate these key skills.

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July 2018 – Support for HR found to boost employee commitment and performance

Do HR practices improve employee wellbeing and employee performance? New research by Elise Marescaux shows that supervisor support can make or break the success of developmental HR practices. She finds a link between support of HR by supervisors and more committed, productive employees.

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June 2018 – IÉSEG School of Management gains EQUIS accreditation for 5 more years

IÉSEG School of Management in France is pleased to announce that it has obtained the EQUIS accreditation for another 5 years, confirming its place amongst the elite international business schools.
The School, which already holds the triple crown of international accreditations (EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA) is the first French institution with a 5-year Grande École program to be accredited EQUIS for the maximum period of 5 years.

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April 2018 – AACSB International Recognizes IÉSEG School of Management (France) for Innovation in Leadership Development

Today, AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has recognized IÉSEG School of Management among 30 global institutions who are defining what it means to lead in the face of uncertainty and cultivating that winning skillset in the next generation of business leaders.
The third annual Innovations That Inspire challenge recognizes institutions from around the world serving as champions of change in the business education landscape, with a specific focus on innovation in leadership development.

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March 2018 – IÉSEG launches Center of Excellence for Intercultural Engagement (ICIE) and aims to become an international reference in this domain

IÉSEG School of Management in France is pleased to announce the launch of its new Center of Excellence for Intercultural Engagement (ICIE), which focuses on intercultural dynamics in business and organizations and the development of intercultural competences. Bringing together academics from different disciplines (management, marketing, finance…) and administrative staff from across the School, the new Center will: develop leading research in these domains; work with companies; and reinforce the development of intercultural competences for all students and staff at the School.

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March 2018 – How national identity and country-of-origin influence consumer choice

Based on an interview with Katharina P. Zeugner-Roth on her paper “Disentangling country-of-origin effects: the interplay of product ethnicity, national identity, and consumer ethnocentrism,” coauthored with Peter M. Fischer (Marketing Letters, 2017).

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January 2018 – IÉSEG’s AACSB accreditation renewed for five more years

IÉSEG, which first gained in AACSB accreditation in 2013, is part of the elite group of international business schools (less than 1% in the world) that hold the “triple crown” of international accreditations (AMBA, AACSB, EQUIS).
The AACSB auditors were impressed by the School’s unique international character and its intercultural approach. They also noted its collective Vision process involving all stakeholders, the School’s new 2016-2021 strategic plan, its efforts to support innovative pedagogy, the engagement of different stakeholders, and the quality of research and programs.

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January 2018 – Antonio Giangreco appointed as Associate Dean for International Relations

IÉSEG is delighted to announce that Antonio Giangreco has been appointed as Associate Dean for International Relations as from 15 January 2018.
Formerly Director of Postgraduate Programs at IÉSEG, he takes over the responsibility for implementing the School’s international strategy and all related activities. These include: the development of cooperation and partnership agreements internationally; managing exchange students (incoming and outgoing) and the recruitment and welfare of all international students for all the School’s programs; and representing the School around the world.

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January 2018 – New study reveals pressure on middle managers can lead to unethical behavior & misleading data

Based on an interview with João Vieira da Cunha on his paper “Middle Managers and Corruptive Routine Translation: The Social Production of Deceptive Performance,” coauthored with Niki A. den Nieuwenboer, and Linda Klebe Treviño (Organization Science, October 2017).

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January 2018 – Who profits from productivity gains?

Based on an interview with Hervé Leleu and Jean-Philippe Boussemart about their article “Generation and distribution of the total factor productivity gains in US industries” by Boussemart, Leleu and Edward Mensah (Applied Economics¹, October 6, 2016).

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July 2017 – Avoiding the boomerang effect: Corporate social responsibility and brand building

Consumers increasingly expect that corporations be transparent about their social and environmental impact. How should a corporation establish a realistic CSR policy that will benefit its corporate brand, what are the steps, and how can they get their employees on board?

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June 2017 – Let’s make a deal: When employees demand special treatment

Employees increasingly seek to negotiate arrangements with their employers that take into account their individual needs — for more flexible work hours, a reduced workload, more pay, special training, and so on. In response, how can companies balance flexibility and fairness?

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May 2017 – Taking uncertainty into account to better fight climate change

Based on an interview with Loïc Berger on his paper* “Managing Catastrophic Climate Risks Under Model Uncertainty Aversion” coauthored with Johannes Emmerling and Massimo Tavoni (Management Science, 2017).

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March 2017 – How can retailers increase the adoption of in-store mobile payment?

Based on an interview with Gwarlann de Kerviler and Nathalie T.M. Demoulin and their article* “Adoption of in-store mobile payment: Are perceived risk and convenience the only drivers?” co-authored with Pietro Zidda (Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 2016).

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March 2017 – CSR communication: What is the impact for companies facing future allegations of social irresponsibility?

Based on an interview with Catherine Janssen on her paper* in Marketing Letters, “Playing with fire: aggravating and buffering effects of ex ante CSR communication campaigns for companies facing allegations of social irresponsibility” co-authored with Joëlle Vanhamme, (Edhec Business School), Valérie Swaen (IÉSEG & Louvain School of Management) and Guido Berens (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University).

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December 2016 – Research sheds new light on negotiation strategy and outcomes in dignity, face, and honor cultures

A new study* carried out by researchers in France, the USA and China, looks at, and compares, negotiation strategies and outcomes in three different cultures/countries: honor (Qatar), face (China), and dignity (the USA). Published in the latest edition of the Journal of Organizational Behavior (November 2016), it sheds new light on how businesses can enhance value when negotiating with people from one of these three cultures.

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November 2016 – Slow speedy shoppers with bespoke flooring

New research by academics in France, Belgium and the Netherlands explores how retailers could have the power to modulate our walking speed in shops. It demonstrates, for example, that changing the distances between lines on the floor can tap into subconscious desires to reach the end of shopping aisles: the closer the end appears, the faster we walk towards the goal.

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September 2016 – IÉSEG has unveiled early in September its new strategic plan for “2016-2021”

Drawing on the results of a collective Vision process involving the whole IÉSEG community, the new plan aims to position IÉSEG among the best international business schools.

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August 2016 – IÉSEG gains AMBA accreditation and joins elite group of international business schools with the “triple crown”

By obtaining the Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation, IÉSEG School of Management in France today joins an elite group of international business schools (less than 1% in the world) that hold the “triple crown” of international accreditations (AMBA, AACSB, EQUIS).

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July 2016 – Employers prefer to promote men… but not always

New research shows that when women try to take a first step up the corporate ladder, they can have trouble pulling their feet up from “sticky floors”. Women job applicants are significantly less likely than men to be called in for an interview for jobs implying a promotion at the functional level (in terms of tasks of tasks and duties); however, women and men seem to be on equal footing when it comes to jobs offering an increase in authority (for example in terms of management/supervision responsibilities).

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April 2016 – IÉSEG School of Management pursues international development with the opening of a Latin America representation office in Colombia

On May 20, 2016 IÉSEG School of Management, a leading French Business School, will open an international office for Latin America in Bogota, Colombia. The new office will be inaugurated at a ceremony with: the Director of IÉSEG, Jean-Philippe Ammeux, the Associate Dean – International, Stephen Murdoch, and representatives of the French Embassy, the Chamber of Commerce – France Colombia, Business France, and local and international companies.

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February 2016 – IÉSEG launches its first MOOC: a ‘gamified’ online course to master the fundamentals of infrastructure finance

IÉSEG School of Management in France is launching in April its first MOOC (massive open online course) in collaboration with UNOW, a French start-up specializing in MOOCS. The online course which focuses on the topic of Infrastructure finance is taught entirely in English and is based on “gamification” (the use of game elements and design to stimulate learning).

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November 2015 – Entrepreneurship program seeks to provide inspiration for women who have experienced violence

IÉSEG School of Management in France, in partnership with the organisation Led by Her (which is based in Paris) and ESCP Europe business school, is currently working with a group of 25 women in France who have experienced violence and/or difficult personal circumstances, assisting them to build a new future through a customized entrepreneurship program.

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June 2015 – IÉSEG School of Management earns EQUIS accreditation for 3 more years

IÉSEG School of Management in France has been awarded the EQUIS accreditation for another 3 years, confirming its place amongst the leading international business schools.
Awarded by the Management Development Network, EFMD, EQUIS (the EFMD Quality Improvement System) is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement, and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration

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May 2015 – IÉSEG School of Management welcomed into CFA Institute University Recognition Program

The School’s MSc in Finance program has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program ‘Candidate Body of Knowledge’ (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program. This MSc program positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.

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February 2015 – IÉSEG School of Management launches MSc inBig Data Analytics for Business

From September 2015, IÉSEG School of Management in France will offer a new MSc in Big Data Analytics for Business. The one-year program taught in English is one of three new MSc programs that IÉSEG is launching for the next academic year.

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January 2015 – IÉSEG School of Management launches 3 new MSc Programs for 2015‐2016

IÉSEG School of Management in France will open from September 2015 three new MSc programs in “Big Data Analytics for Business, “Banking and Capital Markets” and “Negotiation for Organizations”. The new one‐year programs, all taught in English, will further develop IÉSEG’s existing range of international MSc programs which focus on areas such as international business, fashion management, digital marketing, business analysis & consulting, accounting & audit control, and finance.

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December 2014 – Identifying market mavens on social media

Based on an interview with Kristof Coussement and his paper “Identification of Market Mavens on Social Media,” coauthored with Paul Harrigan, Tim Daly, Julie Lee, and Geoff Soutar. Social media networks such as Twitter are rife with opportunities for creating more effective online marketing campaigns. But there are huge problems with trying to gather and analyze the valuable data created on these networks. Marketing analytics professor Kristof Coussement explains how his research sheds light on one of the most pressing problems confronting online marketers: identifying influential consumers, or market mavens, on social networks.

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December 2014 – Can You Force Change Within a Company?

Based on an interview with Anna Canato and on her article, “Coerced Practice Implementation in Cases of Low Cultural Fit: Cultural Change and Practice Adaptation During the Implementation of Six Sigma at 3M,” co-authored with Davide Ravasi, (Professor at City University, London) and Nelson Phillips (Professor at Imperial College London, , and at Aalto University, Finland), published in Academy of Management Journal, December 2013.

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November 2014 – His business, her business: How different are men and women’s motives for entrepreneurship?

In some economies, male entrepreneurs outnumber female entrepreneurs four to one. How can public policies bridge such a large gender gap – and eventually boost growth? To encourage women to launch businesses, it’s necessary to first understand their precise motives, which are distinct from men’s, as a novel study shows.

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October 2013 – After EQUIS and AACSB accreditations, IÉSEG School of Management open 8 new international programs

After launching in 2003 an MSc in International Business and an MSc in Fashion Management in 2013, IÉSEG is expanding its range of International Programs in English. From September 2014, eight new programs will be opened on its 2 campuses Paris and Lille.

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March 2013 – EQUIS : one year on, IÉSEG School of Management (France) awarded the prestigious AACSB accreditation

IÉSEG School of Management – France – awarded the prestigious AACSB Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
After receiving EQUIS Accreditation in early 2012, IÉSEG is the only business school in France recruiting students from High School to have these two international accreditations.

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January 2013 – IÉSEG is very proud to open its China Representative Office in Shanghai: IÉSEG strengthens its presence in China

IÉSEG will open on March 7th 2013 a new representative office in Shanghai in the presence of Jean-Philippe Ammeux, Dean of IÉSEG and representatives from:

  • Consulate General of France in Shanghai
  • French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China and
  • The municipality of Shanghai

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May 2012 – The Future of Global Economies: Responsible Management – Innovative Postgraduate Summer Course in Paris, Scholarships available

IÉSEG School of Management in Paris offers for the first time a summer course opportunity for students with an advanced academic degree.
During two weeks in July 2012, the new postgraduate summer course will focus on “Responsible Management”. Course participants will learn how to lead the process of conducting business in line with sustainable development and social issues and will better come to understand the importance of underpinning economies with values to drive sustainable and inclusive growth. Through interactive sessions and case studies, students will be given an overview of the sustainability movement in the context of globalization, and the ways in which corporations are integrating environmental and social issues into strategy and operations.

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April 2012 – Leading French Business School IÉSEG awarded EQUIS accreditation

IÉSEG School of Management has been awarded with the EQUIS accreditation. By obtaining this label of excellence IÉSEG joins the selected group of, to date, 133 business schools worldwide, awarded for highest standards of management education. EQUIS accreditation confirms the reputation of IÉSEG School of Management based in Lille and Paris, as one of the top Business Schools in France (ranked 8th in 2011 by leading student magazine L’Etudiant) (…)

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April 2012 – Landmark agreement to raise standards in the Marketing Profession worldwide between Global Marketing Network and IÉSEG School of Management: for the first time Marketing Professionals will be provided with a professional framework, developed in accordance with globally established standards.

Global Marketing Network (GMN), the Global Accreditation Body for Marketing Professionals, and IÉSEG School of Management, one of the top Business Schools in France, signed a landmark agreement aimed at raising standards and capabilities in the Marketing Profession, worldwide (…)

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April 2012 – The World’s Best Business & Law Schools Compete For Negotiation World Championship at IÉSEG in Paris

IÉSEG School of Management in Paris is hosting in April the TNC  negotiation event for 18 prestigious universities from around the world including Harvard, Kyoto University and Thunderbird (…)

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September 2011 – What Have we Learnt from the Recent Financial Crisis?

IÉSEG School of Management and The Center for International Macroeconomics and Finance (CIMF) from the University of Cambridge reveal main findings from their recently organised academic conference about developments in Macroeconomics and Financial Markets, 1-2 September at Clare College in Cambridge. Around 60 experts from major central banks and the academic world (see list of participants further down) have been participating. The aim of this 2-day conference was to exchange views on possible lessons from the recent financial crises on research in macro-finance. The conference focused in particular on recent advances in both the theoretical and empirical analysis of financial markets, including money and capital markets (…)

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August 2011 – Beyond the Strike: Italian Football Players as Cheaper Labour in “Serie A”

They are significantly less paid than their international colleagues, reveals a study by IÉSEG School of Management. This week has seen the very unusual stop of Italian Serie A with Totti, Del Piero, Ibrahimovich, Milito & Co. striking for industrial relations issues linked to the agreement on the collective contract. The main cause sounds marginal to the public audience. However, professional footballers in Italy could have other reasons for striking, above all those holding an Italian passport (…)

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March 2011 – Summer Academy in Paris: deep Inside Management in Today’s Global Economy

The IÉSEG School of Management to offer the International Summer Academy for the fourth time at its Campus La Défénse in Paris from July 1-30, 2011. Students and graduates from around the world are invited to Paris to spend four weeks of intensive study on various aspects of Global Business & Management (…)

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January 2011 – IÉSEG announces New Chair in Social Innovation Management in cooperation with Société Générale and Adecco

The IÉSEG School of Management is launching a unique Chair for Social Innovation Management, in cooperation with Société Générale and Adecco. The field of social innovation turns critical societal problems into opportunities by actively involving the private sector. This could include for example, minimizing environmental impact, improving access for disabled people, and tackling discrimination(…)

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September 2010 – Candidates to the GRLI Scholarship for the IÉSEG International Summer Academy 2010

GRLI in collaboration with the IÉSEG School of Management has the pleasure to present the 2010 recipients of the Inaugural GRLI – IESEG Scholarship Program for the IESEG International Summer Academy 2010. This scholarship provides students with limited background, education and training experiences in the Management area to help them develop new Learning frameworks (…)

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