Research Leadership Programme - Cycle 7 - module 1/2

Hosted by: EFMD & EURAM

The event will start on: 02 Oct 17 19:00
And will end on: 05 Oct 17 14:30

Location: Brussels, Belgium

A partnership between EFMD and EURAM (European Academy of Management)

The Context of Research Strategy: contrasting types of Schools and research policies, creativity and innovation in different research contexts, designing effective strategies to match different context and discovering the EU research agenda; including a visit to the EU Commission to meet funding bodies.

More information can be found here




Monday 2 October 2017


Meeting in the lobby of the Four Points


Welcome dinner

Tuesday 3 October 2017




Welcome and Introduction to the Programme

  • Nadine Burquel, Director, Business School Services, EFMD, BE
  • Peter McKiernan, Academic Director of the Programme; Professor of Management, University of Strathclyde, UK

09:15 – 11:30

Participants present their schools and Group Work
(Size of school, number of students, number of FTEs, mission, challenges, etc.)



11:30 – 12:45

Business School Recovery-from rags to riches: A Practical Case

  • Niels Noorderhaven, Head of the Department of Management and Professor of International Management, Tilburg University, NL

12:45 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:30

Doctoral Strategy and Doctoral Schools at Research Universities

  • Hans Lundberg

15:30 – 16:00


16:00 – 17:00

Implementing a Research Strategy: The Case of HEC Liège

  • Marie Lambert, Vice-Dean and Director of Research, HEC Liège Management School, University of Liège, BE (TBC)


Meeting in the lobby of the Four Points

19:00 – 22:00


Wednesday 4 October 2017

09:00 – 10:00

The Future of Management Education in Europe - Chapter 1: Insights from Extant Studies Practical Scenario Building - Session 1
Context: Europe has a rich history of management education and its legacy has influenced the development of major sectors elsewhere for example in North America. Its growth in the last 40 years has been significant and management studies dominates the higher education sector in many countries e.g., the U.K. Despite this, there has been much criticism about the role and contribution of business schools in modern society, especially in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, when much blame was laid at their doors. Subsequently, the EFMD recently funded a major Commission on 'Responsible Management Research', after sharp critique of the narrow and selfish research focus and questionable social science practices in the domain. So, what of the future? Scenario planning is a well established strategy tool for exploring how the future might unfold. We will use a powerful "intuitive logics" process, working our way through the drivers of change from the past, through the present and out to the future. The future will be unique to us and we will be able to see how the strategies of our own schools and universities are prepared for it.

Facilitation by:

  • Peter McKiernan, Academic Director of the Programme; Professor of Management, University of Strathclyde, UK



10:00 – 12:30

The Future of Management Education in Europe - Chapter 2: Exploring and Prospecting the Future with Scenarios
The scenario building process begins with the identification of our time horizon, our topic focus and our geographical boundaries. Then, we begin to explore the trends from the past, through the present and leading to the future, together with the main drivers of change.

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:30

The Future of Management Education in Europe - Chapter 3: Revealing Alternative Futures and Planning for Them
The scenario building process continues with the construction of several scenarios of the future that describe future worlds as they might evolve. These scenarios will be used to help guide and shape our strategy reactions as resaech leaders- how to prepare best? What to avoid? What to emphase? How much resource to commit?

14:30 – 15:30

Innovation in Management Research: The Challenge of Context

  • Ken Starkey, Professor of Management and Organisational Learning, Nottingham University Business School, UK

15:30 – 16:00


16:00 – 17:00

The Future Of Management Education; How the academics see things.
This session will focus on the outputs of a major European wide research study.

  • Thomas Durand, Chaired Professor, Strategic Management, le Cnam, FR


Wrap up

17:00 – 18:00

Cocktail at EFMD

Thursday 5 October 2017


Meeting in the lobby of the Four Points

09:00 – 10:30

Exploring Education at the EU: Liaison at the Committee of the Regions
Management, Innovation and Research, Strategic Objectives of the EU institutions towards 2030

10:30 – 11:00

Transport back to EFMD

11:00 – 11:15

Short break

11:15 – 13:00

Business and Management in Society: the Evolving EU Research Agenda

  • Simon Pickard, Director General, ABIS, BE
  • Tobias Bade Strom, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation, EU

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:30

Course De-Brief and Project Work

Practical Information

  1. Venue
  2. Contact at the School
  3. Registration
  4. Fees and Payment
  5. Accommodation
  6. Direction
1. Venue

The programme will take place at EFMD Headquarter:
Rue Gachard 88 - box 3
1050 Brussels
Phone: +32 2 629 08 10
Fax: +32 2 629 08 11

2. Contact at EFMD Top

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Coordinator Business School Services
+32 2 629 08 29

3. Registration Top

Please click here to register.

4. Fees and payment Top
  • Early bird fee until 17 July 2017
    • 4.235€ (3.500€ +21% VAT) EFMD/EURAM members
    • 4.840€ (4.000€ +21% VAT) Non-members
  • Normal fee as of 18 July 2017
    • 4.840€ (4.000€ +21% VAT) EFMD/EURAM members
    • 5.445€ (4.500€ +21% VAT) Non-members

Group fees are available for people coming from the same institution. For more information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If EFMD receives notice of your withdrawal before 25 August 2017, a cancellation administrative fee of 75€ (+ 21 % of Belgium VAT) will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees. However, in such cases substitutes are welcome at no extra cost as long as EFMD receives notification of the name, title and address of the substitute.

Also note that if we haven't received your payment (or proof of payment) before the list is printed on 25 September 2017 your contact details will not be included in that list.

5. Accommodation Top

Recommended Hotel (at 8 min walking distance from EFMD):

Rue Paul Spaak 15
1000 Brussels, Belgium
T +32 2 645 61 11

Please use the Hotel registration link to get the EFMD group rate available until 2 September 2017 (the link will also be provided in the confirmation email you will receive after you submit the registration form).

Accommodation is not included in the Seminar participation fee. The EFMD preferential rate with the Four Points by Sheraton Brussels for this event is for the nights of 2-6 October:

  • 139€ in single occupancy, breakfast & VAT
  • 144€ in double occupancy, breakfast & VAT

Please note that the city tax is not included – a supplement of 4,24 € per room per night will apply.

6. Direction Top

Directions and travel times to EFMD Office (Map)

Average travel times to EFMD office: (Rue Gachard 88, 1050 Brussels):

  • from Zaventem national airport by taxi: 25-50 min (depending on traffic)
  • from Zaventem national airport by public transportation: 50-70 min (trains from airport to Brussels Midi station or Central station every 15-20 min)
  • from train station Gare du Midi or Gare Centrale by taxi: 15-30 min
  • from train station Gare du Midi or Gare Centrale by public transportation: 20-40 min