Research Leadership Programme – Cycle 6


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The event starts: 18 October 2016
And will end on: 9 December 2016

Location: Brussels
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A partnership between EFMD and EURAM (European Academy of Management). After five 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.

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.

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

Two Modules

  • Module 1: The Context of Management Research
    18- 21 October 2016
    Contrasting types of Schools and research policies, creating the research context, innovating in the research context, the context of management education in Europe, designing effective strategies to match the context, discovering the EU research agenda; including a visit to the EU Commission to meet the funding bodies. Detailed programme can be found here
  • Module 2: The Content and Process of Management Research
    7 - 9 December 2016
    Designing the complete research package-content and process issues, managing strategies for with rankings and ratings, discovering benchmarks, examining the research strategies of competitors, operationalising the doctoral research programme, questioning the editors of academic journals, managing academic under-performance, deciding on what is responsible research, investing in professionalism and integrity. Detailed programme can be found here

Attendance is required at all two modules.

Academic Facilitator: Perter McKiernan, Professor of Management, Strathclyde Business School

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-Universitäät Erlangen-Nürnberg,
  • Joan E. Ricart, IESE,
  • John Bessant, Exeter University
  • Kenneth Starkey, Nottingham University Business School

Practical Information

Early bird rate :

  • 4.235€ (3.500€ +21% VAT) EFMD/EURAM members
  • 4.840€ (4.000€ +21% VAT) Non-members

Normal fee:

  • 4.840€ (4.000€ +21% VAT) EFMD/EURAM members
  • 5.445€ (4.500€ +21% VAT) Non-members

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

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Mark Smith, Dean of Doctoral School, Grenoble Ecole de Management
“The Research Leadership Programme was a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of how to develop and implement a research strategy in a business school context. The chance to network and share ideas with colleagues facing similar challenges was rich and very useful and something that has helped us at Grenoble Ecole de Management refine the coherence of our strategy for research and that for the school overall.”

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.”