Research - overview

EFMD aims to promote Higher Education as a field of study and to encourage the production of new empirical findings, theoretical ideas and insights for the Management Education sector.

EFMD functions as a knowledge platform that facilitates the study and dissemination of good/best practice in management education. By doing so, it encourages a wider debate within the business school community on the general purpose of management education and the unique challenges facing business schools in the light of market dynamics.

EFMD acts as an enabler of the academic discourse on the subject and will provide a discussion and feedback forum for on-going research within the network and within EFMD. 



Research Projects
Research Area 1 – Stakeholder Orientation and Impact

Research Area 2 – Strategic Partnering and Sourcing Strategies

  • 2013 Women in European Business Schools

Research Area 3 – Technological Change and Service Provision

Research Area 4 – Financial Sustainability and New Financing Models
RSU activities in this area emphasized the role of risk management in a professionally managed business school. Business schools are increasingly relying on entrepreneurially acquired revenue streams to fund their activities. A larger revenue base typically goes hand in hand with an increase in revenue volatility, while the corresponding buildup of delivery capacity often represents a quasi-fixed cost. As a consequence, business schools can be exposed to dangerous margin squeezes, which can potentially even threaten institutional survival. It follows that professional risk management is the other side of the coin of entrepreneurialism. [more]

  • 2013 Risk Management Survey