Chairs and projects
emlyon business school currently has six Teaching and Research Chairs. These Chairs combine the experience of companies in the world of business and the expertise of the school's professors. The Research Projects that they undertake contribute to and update the existing body of knowledge, with this new knowledge immediately transferred within the emlyon business school community.
When a new Chair is created, the donor makes a major multi-year commitment (normally four years), agreeing to deliver funding and to provide access to a rich corpus of data. emlyon business school, for its part, makes an equally substantial commitment, by appointing an expert professor to support the holder's R&D activities and provide significant resources to support the Chair's project. The research projects conducted under the auspices of each Chair are generally one or two years in length, and may also be substantial in nature.
This Chair was signed on February 2013 for a period of five years. It has for ambition to strengthen the dynamics in the process of emergence and development of the start-up outcomes of the scientific and technological universe of the territory.
This is the first joint EMLYON and CENTRALE LYON Chair. The agreement was signed on 10th February 2012 for a four-year period. Its purpose is to train future engineers and managers in the recycling and packaging sectors, to enhance understanding of the circular economy and the recycling economy, to support research into plastics, and to raise awareness among students about waste sorting.
The main objectives of the chair of managerial innovation are to study best practices, evaluate management innovations and create a measuring system to evaluate the impact of innovation.
This Chair is held by Catherine Rey-Pardo, Professor of B2B Marketing. It was created following an in-depth consultation process in early 2009 by the French Confederation of Wholesale and International Trade (CGI), which looked into changes in the traditional wholesalers' profession.