Contractual Research Projects
Research Partnerships at TBS Education
The Academic Research projects we conduct at TBS Education open up highly diverse know-how and skills to companies and organizations in order to help them innovate on the strategic, organizational and managerial level.
Multidisciplinary research that covers all aspects of management
Multidisciplinary research (management science, economics, legal sciences, etc.) at TBS Education studies the main functions of companies and organizations (marketing, strategy, finance, human resources, management control and accounting, etc.) and gives a clear vision of the ecosystems in which businesses and organizations operate.
The TBS Education Research Center, a driving force of innovation
The research conducted in the TBS Education Research Center relates, for example, to support processes for innovation and diversification, emerging low-carbon business models, innovative financing methods, markets and business ecosystems, the performance of organizations, the habits of current or potential consumers, the effects and drivers of employee mobility at European and international level, the economic feasibility of recycling channels, the digital transformation of organizations, etc.
Understand complexity, stimulate innovation
Our research helps companies and organizations to better understand the complexity of the business world, by providing an up-to-date state of available knowledge, methods and tools to reduce uncertainty, while using a reasoned, systemic and organized approach. It also feeds the strategic approach of managers to help them develop new products, services or solutions.
A wide range of funding opportunities
To stimulate and support collaborative projects between academic research labs and public and private companies, a range of funding opportunities are available, such as: CIFRE theses, Research Chairs with sponsored contracts, competitiveness clusters, calls for research projects by regional authorities, the French National Research Agency (ANR), French Agency for Ecological Transition (ADEME), the Horizon Europe European program, Crédit Impôt Recherche… Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
Research at TBS Education, a true ally for companies
In a world where innovation cycles and markets evolve very quickly, where new ideas generate a wealth of new areas of development to overcome various crises, companies and organizations can rely on the researchers in the TBS Education labs to strengthen their capacity for innovation.
Business needs and the most common types of cooperation
The Research Department helps you to find researchers who can meet your needs, puts you in contact with the right people and helps to formalize the research cooperation as needed.
- Need to access confidential information: a confidentiality or secrecy agreement
This agreement provides access to confidential information in return for a commitment not to use and not to disclose the information.
- Need to conduct targeted or basic research: a collaborative research agreement
This agreement defines the shared scientific objectives as well as the resources and implementing rules. It also creates an obligation of means, but not results. Costs are shared and the results are jointly owned.
- Be associated with research and the dissemination of knowledge: Research Chair
This project allows companies or organizations, standing alone or with other partners, to be involved in high-level research and the dissemination of knowledge, particularly among students. It is an important element of visibility for companies, whose name will be associated with this work. This provides access to academic expertise on a specific subject defined in relation to the faculty.
- Need to employ a doctoral student for 3 years: a Training through Research Industrial Agreement (CIFRE)
This contract subsidizes any company under French law that recruits a doctoral student to work on an applied research project within an enterprise, with the TBS Education Research Center. The work will lead to a thesis in three years. The additional costs are shared.
- Need to establish a close long-term relationship: a framework agreement
This agreement lays down the basis for a close scientific relationship between the Research Center and a company or other public research establishment. It prepares the drafting of related specific future contracts, and predetermines the main clauses already agreed by both parties.
Setting up partnerships
The scientific framework for these partnerships is defined by the TBS Education researchers. The Research Department provides a framework for the financial and legal aspects, as well as the intellectual property rights. This department is the contact point for all types of public or private partnerships.
The TBS Education Research Center is legally dependent on Toulouse Business School, Etablissement d’Enseignement Supérieur Consulaire (EESC). The Director of TBS Education has sole authority to initiate actions within the Research Center.
Types of public funding for the support of research activities
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Research article — When Is CEO Activism Conducive to the Democratic Process?
This article complements the predominantly instrumentally oriented literature on CEO activism and contributes, more broadly, to the literature that explores the normative dimensions of corporate political involvement, as well as to a growing strand of research that draws on philosophical theory to inform business leaders’ ethical decision-making.
Research article — Managing my shame: Investigating the effects of organizational identity threat and public service motivation on exemplification
The present study investigates how public employees make sense of and react to threatening events that may call into question organization's core attributes and status.
Research article — Early-career academic engagement in university–industry collaborative PhDs: Research orientation and project performance
This study sheds light on an understudied area of academic engagement and highlights the significance of considering research orientation and students' taste for science or industry when developing university-industry collaborations. This has implications for PhD supervisors, PhD students, their industrial partners, and policymakers.
Financial Times 2023: TBS Education’s Global Executive MBA ranks 62nd best in the world
The Financial Times has published its annual ranking of the world's top 100 Executive MBAs. This year, TBS Education's Global Executive MBA moved up 12 places, confirming its growth momentum and ranking 62nd.
Research article — The resistance toward COVID-19 contact tracing apps: A study of psychological reactance among young adults in Italy
We investigate how and when threats to freedom posed by government-imposed containment measures to young adults reduce their contact tracing apps (CTAs) adoption intentions.
Research article — Are both generative AI and ChatGPT game changers for 21st-Century operations and supply chain excellence?
Academic ExcellenceFosso Wamba
This study investigates the benefits, challenges, and trends associated with Gen-AI/ChatGPT in O&SCM.
Research article — Entry mode diversity and closing commercial deals with international customers: The moderating role of advanced servitization
As the importance of servitization and service-augmented solution delivery grows into a mainstream phenomenon for manufacturers, offering theoretically founded avenues to solve their specific internationalization challenges is necessary.
Research article — Data-driven market effectiveness: The role of a sustained customer analytics capability in business operations
Academic ExcellenceFosso Wamba
This study's objective is to investigate how a business can achieve data-driven market effectiveness through the sustained application of a customer analytics capability to its operations.
Financial Times 2023 ranking: TBS Education ranks 37th among the world’s business schools
Inspiring EducationMaster In Management
n September 11, 2023, the Financial Times published its international ranking of Masters in Management. TBS Education moves up 13 places to rank among the world's top Management Schools.
Research article — Sustainability and intermodality in humanitarian logistics: A two-stage multi-objective programming formulation: a two-stage multi-objective programming formulation
Intermodality is a valuable approach when infrastructure is damaged, as it allows the use of different delivery modes to reach demand areas. Nevertheless, involving different transportation modes has an impact on the environment.
Research article — Human resource management in the age of generative artificial intelligence: Perspectives and research directions on ChatGPT
Research article — Does Resilience Matter for Supply Chain Performance in Disruptive Crises with Scarce Resources?
Academic ExcellenceFosso Wamba
Research article — Advances in entrepreneurial ecosystem and places: time, space and context
Research article — The Organizational Dynamics of Business Models for Sustainability: Discursive and Cognitive Pathways for Change
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