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Anne Albert-Cromarias appointed Director Academic and Research Director

Anne Albert-Cromarias, professor in strategic management at ESC Clermont BS was appointed Academic and Research Director at the beginning of the 2022 academic year. She has taken over from Richard Soparnot, who became Dean of the School on September 1st.

Anne Albert-Cromarias graduated from ESC Clermont BS in 1996 after completing the business school foundation program at Lycée Blaise Pascal high school in Clermont-Ferrand. She began her career as a change management consultant and joined ESC Clermont BS as an affiliate professor in management and strategy in 1999.

She obtained her master’s degree in Economic and Social Policies in 2006 at the Pierre Mendès-France University in Grenoble. In 2009, she defended her thesis in management sciences at the Lyon 3 University on flexicurity practices in small and medium-sized organizations and the associated territorial dynamics.

In 2010, Anne Albert-Cromarias joined ESC Clermont as a professor in strategic management and was appointed Deputy Director of the Master Grande Ecole. Habilitated to direct research (HDR) since 2016 on collective territorial strategies, Anne Albert-Cromarias is also a member of CleRMa (Clermont Recherche Management, a research laboratory in management sciences managed by the ESC Clermont BS and UCA), within which she co-pilots the research axis “Strategy, Territory, Networks of Actors”.

Her research focuses mainly on collaboration and competition strategies between public and private actors on a territorial scale. In 2022, she took the position of Academic and Research Director of ESC Clermont BS to manage the permanent and affiliated faculty as part of the ESC’s “Reveal 2022-2027” strategy plan.

An appointment that is part of an ambitious Reveal 2022-2027 plan

The ESC Clermont BS Reveal strategic plan, recently presented by Richard Soparnot, includes a range of objectives that will have a direct impact on the Academic and Research Department. These include the development of new programs, increased pedagogical innovation as well as an improved quality and quantity of scientific production. To implement this project, a Directorate for Pedagogical Innovation has been created to accelerate the design and dissemination of new practices.

A business school’s academic management is central to its development as it federates its richest resources, namely its teacher-researchers and affiliated professors. My mission is to ensure that the faculty can give the best of itself, both in teaching, pedagogical innovation, and research, in support of our new strategic plan Reveal 2027.

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2022 Academic Year: 4 new professors join ESC Clermont Business School

During the Reveal phase, a faculty recruitment plan is being implemented over the next 5 years. At the start of the new academic year, the school’s 53 permanent faculty members have been joined by 4 new professors to reinforce the main strategic areas, which include management innovation, ecological redirection, and sport business.

  • Viktoriya ONEGINA, originally from Kharkiv in Ukraine and a graduate of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, is a professor and Doctor of Economics, specializing in the economics of innovation, economic analysis of projects, economic policy, pricing, and competitiveness assessment.
  • Sébastien FOSSE, graduate of a master’s degree in management at EDHEC and a PhD in management sciences at IE Business School (Madrid, Spain), teacher-researcher in management sciences specializing in team leadership and prosocial behaviour, management science reasoning and ethical implications, resilience of family businesses, teleworking and inter-organizational sociabilization.
  • Jérôme BOISSEL, graduated from the University of Tours in 2021 with a doctorate in management sciences, specializing in marketing. He is co-responsible for the passion for sport program and is a teacher-researcher in marketing, sports marketing, and research methodology.
  • Nathan BEN-KEMOUN, graduated from a doctorate in management sciences at the University of Paris Dauphine-PSL in 2022, teacher-researcher specialized in ecological redirection, sobriety and intensity, ethnographies of material cultures and philosophy of techniques, pragmatist approaches to uses and forms of life, anthropological approaches to the relationship between the body and modernity, alternative narratives and science-fiction in the humanities and social sciences

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