Athens University of Economics and Business – Research Center
The Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) is the third oldest Higher Education Institution in Greece and first in the fields of economic science and business administration. It has 235 academic faculty members in three academic schools, specialising in the areas of economics, business and information sciences.
The Athens University of Economics and Business – Research Center (AUEB-RC) was established as part of AUEB to coordinate and facilitate research by members of the University’s faculty. Since its establishment in 1983, it has successfully managed more than 2,700 projects in economics, business administration, informatics, statistics, marketing, accounting and administrative science. AUEB-RC finances its activities through the management of research and training projects that are funded by the European Commission (FP6, FP7, H2020), the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF), the Partnership Agreement (PA) for the Development Framework 2014-20, in addition to funds from public and private sectors. Research activity is organised around research laboratories, a fruitful environment that brings together faculty, doctoral students and visiting researchers, cross-fertilising existing knowledge to provide new results and offering the necessary infrastructure for performing high quality research.
The University’s research laboratories have developed extensive international collaboration with more than 300 educational and research institutions, companies and international organisations.
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Lancaster University (ULANC) is a research-intensive university that combines world-class research with excellent teaching. It is ranked in the top 10 in all three national league tables and is highly ranked in international league tables. Prized for its commitment to outstanding student support, ULANC holds a Gold rating in the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.
Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) is an internationally-leading management school offering a full range of specialist and cross-disciplinary business education and management development programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and post-experience levels. We hold the elite ‘Triple Crown’ of business school accreditations (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS), and the Chartered Association of Business Schools ‘Small Business Charter.’ In 2019 we became signatories of Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), which seeks to advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through business education and research including “Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls (Goal 5).” LUMS is a research-intensive School and follows the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) framework that is challenge-led, interdisciplinary and inclusive.
TARGETED-MPI is supported by members of the Academy of Gender, Work, and Leadership, a dynamic research hub focused on exploring relationships between gender, work and leadership and their impact on individuals, organisations and society.
The Lancaster University team includes: Claire Leitch (Team Lead), Valerie Stead, Sophie Alkhaled, Konstantinos Zografos, Robyn Remke, Marina Yusupova
Contact for the TARGETED–MPI project: [email protected]
Handelshogskolan i Stockholm
The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is one of the leading European business school. SSE’s main activities include teaching (undergraduate and graduate degrees, PhD programs, executive MBAs and corporate programs), research (SSE aims to be recognized as a global benchmark for thought leadership in selected knowledge fields including innovation) and outreach (SSE builds strong relationships with companies in order to understand their needs and challenges, so that it can educate future responsible leaders in business and beyond).
The House of Innovation at the SSE is an inter-disciplinary research, education and outreach environment focused on innovation, digitalization and entrepreneurship. The researchers at the House produce scientifically based knowledge relevant to academics, corporations, government agencies, civil society actors and individuals. In doing so, it interacts with an international network of scholars and academic institutions, as well as with corporate and institutional funders. The aim of the House is to create a world-class research environment that nurtures strong disciplinary cores and captures interdisciplinary opportunities. We believe that such an environment is research-led, interdisciplinary, and impact focused. With these three factors mutually reinforcing each other, we can contribute to creating higher positive impact for business and for society at large.
Contact for the TARGETED-MPI project: Professor Sarah Jack, [email protected]
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is an internationally oriented university located in the heart of Europe: Brussels. The VUB has 8 main faculties, offering in total 144 different study programmes to almost 18,000 students and employs more than 2,000 academic staff members.
The Faculty of Social Sciences and Solvay Business School is the largest faculty of the VUB. Within this faculty, the Department of Sociology includes the Interface Demography (ID), which is since 2012 recognised at the VUB as a group of excellence in fundamental research. A growing research line, coordinated by prof. dr. Christophe Vanroelen, is concerned with various aspects of people’s work and employment situation. In our research, we are using both qualitative and quantitative empirical research methodologies. We have always adopted a theory-based approach with attention towards the embeddedness of workers’ health and well-being in the wider context of structural labour market developments. Jan De Schampheleire will be working on the project for ID, mainly focusing on the policy implementation aspects of the project.
At Solvay Business School, the research of the group Career Studies, under supervision of prof. dr. Marie-Anne Guerry, and the group Human Resource Management, under supervision of prof. dr. Bert Schreurs, cover quantitative Human Resource Management and HR-analytics with a focus on analysis of career progress, (changes in) career characteristics, and career (self)management. Among others, the groups contributed to empirical studies on the gender career gap and work-related barriers to people’s career progress. Evgeniya Rangelova will be working on the project’s GEP development and implementation in the Solvay Business School.
Contact for the TARGETED-MPI project: Christophe Vanroelen, [email protected]
American University of Beirut, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business
Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut (AUB) bases its educational philosophy, standards, and practices on the American liberal arts model of higher education. A teaching-centered research university, AUB has around 800 instructional faculty and a student body of around 8,000 students. The University encourages freedom of thought and expression and seeks to graduate men and women committed to creative and critical thinking, life-long learning, personal integrity, civic responsibility, and leadership.
The University, which was granted institutional accreditation in June 2004 by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States and reaffirmed in 2016, includes seven faculties: Agricultural and Food Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Architecture (Maroun Semaan Faculty), Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing (Rafic Hariri School), and Business (Suliman S. Olayan School ).
AUB currently offers more than 130 programs leading to the bachelor’s, master’s, MD, and PhD degrees. The University became coeducational in 1922; its student body is 50 percent male and 50 percent female. The language of instruction is English (except for courses in the Arabic Department and other language courses).
The student faculty ratio is 11.2 to 1.
Suliman S. Olayan School of Business Overview
Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB) is highly regarded within the international community with rankings consistently placing it as a MENA leader and provider of international caliber vision and opportunity.
The school currently enrolls over 1,500 of the most select students in the region within its world-class BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, and specialized master’s degree programs in Human Resources Management, Finance, and Business Analytics. In addition to its extensive activity in providing executive education throughout the region to leading organizations, the school has long been AACSB International-accredited.
OSB boasts several research hubs and areas of excellence, manages global initiatives covering a wide array of subjects including data analytics, executive education, family business, entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, and features award-winning faculty that hail from around the globe.
Contact for the TARGETED-MPI project: Professor Fida Afiouni, [email protected]
Brunel University London
Brunel University London (BUL) is a leading public research university located in the Uxbridge area of London, England. It was founded in 1966 and named after the Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. In June 1966, Brunel College of Advanced Technology was awarded a royal charter and became Brunel University. The university is often described as a British plate glass university.
Brunel is organised into three colleges and three major research institutes, a structure adopted in August 2014 which also changed the university’s name to Brunel University London. BUL has over 12,900 students and 2,500 staff, and had a total income of £200.7 million in 2014/15, of which 25% came from grants and research contracts. BUL has three constituent Academic Colleges: College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences and College of Health and Life Sciences. The university won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2011. BUL is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, and Universities UK. The university is ranked as one of the top 400 universities in the world by QS World University Rankings 2021 and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.
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