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Bam2013 smile

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Bam2013 smile

  1. 1. SMILE project first results research seminar May 16th, 2013 M ars 2013
  2. 2. M ars 2013SMILE project  SMILE (Schools of Management-Industry Links for Excellence)  In the frame of the INTERREG partnership with Southampton University  A team of 4 researchers : L.Warren, H.Karjalainen, P.Loux, J.-D. Culié  A first output: developmental paper accepted at British Academy of Management (BAM), Liverpool, September 2013
  3. 3. M ars 2013 Research object What are the leverages allowing a Business School to develop its relationships with the economic world (firms, institutional partners?) A theoretical gap: few research conducted in the social sciences field The theoretical frame: the dynamic capabilities (Teece, Pisano, Shuen, 1997)
  4. 4. M ars 2013 Methods  A comparative study of two Business schools: South of UK, North of France  40 interviews (24 on the French side, 16 on the British side) with:  Internal actors  Representatives of organizations partners of each Business School (firms, associations)  Representatives of institutional partners  A thematic analysis, from descriptive to interpretative codes
  5. 5. First results (1) Conditions to develop relationships between Business Schools and business world: • Succeeding in matching diverging interests (between students and institutional partners, between students and firms) • Specific roles (the « gatekeeper », the « translator ») played by individuals within the Business Schools
  6. 6. First results (2)  Two exchange logics: transactional, gift/counter-gift  Benefits for stakeholders: • development of competencies (all) • reputation (Business Schools, academics, firms) • employability (students) • retaining talents (firms, institutional partners) • financial (Business Schools, academics, firms)  Obstacles to the development of the relationships: • Difficulties of understanding between academic and business worlds • Poor knowledge of the Business Schools’ offer • Time-scale differences: short term (business), mid and long term (Business Schools)
  7. 7. Next steps  Articulating the results with the theoretical frame Academic paper

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