ESCP Europe leads an ambitious and innovative research policy. The Foundation actively supports the research activities of the School through the funding of Chairs, Professorships, PhD. programme and Prizes for best research theses.
CHAIRS AND PROFESSORSHIPS
Corporate chairs are an important component of the ESCP Europe research policy. A chair is defined as a reciprocal long-term commitment that is based on a real convergence of the interests and ambitions of a company and the school.
10 corporate chairs have been created under the auspices of the ESCP Europe Foundation:
E&Y “Entrepreneurship” Chair inaugurated in 2007 by Jean-Pierre Raffarin, renamed Institut Jean-Baptiste Say
Deloitte “Public Service and Managerial Performance” Chair in partnership with the ENA
Industrial “Relations and Firms’ Competitiveness Chair” in partnership with Airbus Group, Renault, Sodexo and Solvay
Chair “IoT” (Internet of Things) in partnership with Schneider Electric, Valeo and Société Générale Insurance
Chair “in Factory for the Future” with Safran, Safran Aircraft Engines and Groupe Michelin
3 Professorships were created in the framework of the Foundation:
The Foundation contributes to strengthening the role of ESCP Europe among the players in international management research. The growing number of doctoral candidates affords a high level of production and scientific credibility for the School. This requires a capacity to offer scholarships to students with excellent profiles who do not have sufficient funds to carry out their research activities.
In 2016, the Foundation financed 25 grants for students on the Paris campus PhD. Programme for a total amount of €301,500.
Prizes for best research theses
Each year, the Prizes for best research theses (Master in Management programme) are awarded at the graduation ceremony. In 2016, 4 students received the Foundation’s Prize to reward the excellence of their work:
- Best empirical analysis: Filippo Rossetti with « Relevance of credit rating downgrades in theEuropean market – Evidence from content and empirical analysis » under the supervision of Professor Martin Schmidt ;
- Highest managerial or societal contribution: Jeanne Pintart and Valentine de Dreuille Senecterre with « Analyse de l’émergence de nouveaux modes de financement de l’entrepreneuriat social lié à l’impact en France : Exemple des Social Impact Bonds » under the supervision of Professor Olivier Delbard ;
- Best theoretical advancement: Tobias Thomsen with «Do blockholder types matter in minority block acquisitions? » under the supervision of Alberta di Giuli.