Research Leadership Programme – Cycle 6

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The event starts on: 22 February at 19:30
And will end on: 14 September at 16:30

Location: Brussels
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A partnership between EFMD and EURAM (European Academy of Management). After five successful editions and over 75 participants*, the Research Leadership Programme (RLP) will run again in 2016.


It is important for business schools to contribute to the creation of knowledge. However, each institution is faced with challenges to develop an appropriate research strategy and to implement that strategy. In order to strengthen their members’ capability to develop high quality research, EFMD and EURAM have joined efforts to offer this professional development programme.

Aims of the programme

The aim of the programme is to introduce new and existing Directors of Research in Management and Business Schools to best practice in this professional position. Participants will get direct advice from experienced Directors, access to the gatekeepers of research funding institutions and the back up from a network of programme Alumni across the Continent. The programme is supported by two of Europe's most prestigious institutions in the field.

Three Modules:

Module 1 will begins with a networking dinner on 22 February 2016 at 19:30 and end at 16:30 on the last day

The other two modules start at 09h:30 on the first day and finish at 16h30 on the last day.

Attendance is required at all three modules.

*from Belgium, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, UK, and New Zealand

About the Programme

Module 1: The Long View – Strategy, including: Scenarios for the Future of Management Education in Europe, EU Research Horizons, Strategies of Participant Schools.

Module 2: The School View – Organisation of Research Activities, including: Strategic choices - Large Scale Collaborative Research, Evaluation of Research Outputs with respect to Strategy, Organisation for Innovation, Defining and Implementing a Research Strategy.

Module 3: The Practical View – Resources and Capabilities, including: Meet the Editors, European Funding Sources, Research Integrity, Open Innovation, Rankings and Managing Research Under- Performance. The modules will run through Presentations, round table debates, interactive activities, visits and networking dinners

Academic Facilitator: Perter McKiernan, Professor of Management, Strathclyde Business School

Past speakers

  • Filip Roodhooft, Vlerick Business School;
  • Bill Rees, University of Edinburgh Business School;
  • Ammon Salter, Imperial College;
  • Simon Pickard, ABIS;
  • Wilfred Mijnhardt, Rotterdam School of Management;
  • Jonathan Wareham, ESADE;
  • Gordon Shenton, EFMD;
  • Bob Galliers, Bentley University;
  • Colin Williams, Sheffield University;
  • Ben Martin, University of Sussex;
  • Domenico Rossetti, European Union;
  • Kathrin Moeslein & Angelika Bullinger, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitäät Erlangen-Nürnberg,
  • Joan E. Ricart, IESE,
  • John Bessant, Exeter University
  • Kenneth Starkey, Nottingham University Business School


Practical Information

1. Fees
Early bird rate until 15 January 2016:

  • 4.235€ (3.500€ +21% VAT) EFMD/EURAM members
  • 4.840€ (4.000€ +21% VAT) Non-members

Normal fee from 15 January 2016:

  • 4.840€ (4.000€ +21% VAT) EFMD/EURAM members
  • 5.445€ (4.500€ +21% VAT) Non-members

2. Venue
All three modules will be held at the EFMD premises in Brussels, Belgium. Attendance is required at all three modules.

3. Accomodation
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4. Contact
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Mark Smith, Dean of Doctoral School, Grenoble Ecole de Management
“The Research Leadership Programme was a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of how to develop and implement a research strategy in a business school context. The chance to network and share ideas with colleagues facing similar challenges was rich and very useful and something that has helped us at Grenoble Ecole de Management refine the coherence of our strategy for research and that for the school overall.”

Alistair Bruce, Nottingham University Business School
“The Research Leadership programme offered a great opportunity to share insights and perspectives with colleagues from across Europe. I was struck by the diversity of contexts in which we operate but also the similarity of challenges we face in our roles as research directors. The programme was greatly enriched by stimulating inputs from prominent figures in the European management research community.”