Research Leadership Programme – Cycle 6

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

Target Group
The RLP is aimed at recently appointed directors of research. Over a 3 modular based programme, it allows participants to gain a unique overview of research strategy and includes research identity, differing contexts and environmental influences. The operational performance part of the programme looks amongst others into faculty development, performance measurement, appropriate research structures, and much more. The RLP enables a group of up to 20 international directors of research to discuss in a friendly, open environment the many issues to which they are mutually confronted and is a great networking opportunity to collaborate internationally.

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 begin on 22 February 2016 with an informal networking dinner 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.

Content of the Modules
Module 1: The Long View – Strategy,
including: Strategy of the Business School and how research fits with it, Developing a research culture and building architecture of research support, Business in society, The role of PhD programmes, Business Schools’ links with industry

Module 2: The School View – Organization of Research Activities,
including: Strategic choices - Large scale collaborative research, Evaluation of research outputs with respect to strategy, Organization for innovation, Defining and implementing a research strategy, Rankings, and Managing research under-performance

Module 3: The Practical View – Resources and Capabilities,
including: Meet the editors, EU research activities, Research integrity, and Open innovation

Presentations, round table debates, interactive activities, visits and networking dinners

Over 75 participants to date from Belgium, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, UK, and New Zealand

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.”

Calin Gurau, GSCM Montpellier Business School
“The EFMD-EURAM Research Leadership Programme offered me the opportunity to interact with research directors from other European Business School, to share ideas and to identify possible solutions to the problems that I experience in my day-to-day activity. The Guest speakers were extremely competent, and the programme schedule combined in a balanced way case studies, best practices, problem solving and predictive exercises regarding the future development of business schools.”

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-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg,
  • Joan E. Ricart, IESE,
  • John Bessant, Exeter University

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

Early bird rate until 15 December 2015:
EFMD/EURAM members: 3.500€ + 21% VAT
Non-members: 4.000€ + 21% VAT

Normal fee from 15 December 2015:
EFMD/EURAM members: 4.000€ + 21% VAT
Non-members: 4.500€ + 21% VAT

Ms. Eine Loux, EFMD +32-2-6290810