Axes of research

The Alter-Management, Human Potentiel and Innovation axis (AMPHI)

Contact : Pierre Mathieu

This axis is structured in three research programs :

  • the MSE program (Management of Extreme Situations) focused on new management situations that we call ‘extreme’,
  • the PEOPLE program (Program of Studies on Post-Managerial Organizations and the Release of Enterprises) around the liberated enterprise,
  • the NCGRH program (New Human Resource Management construction sites) focused on the disruptions that HRM is experiencing today.

The work of this axis cuts across different disciplines of management science: Human Resources Management, Knowledge Management and Strategic Management. Thus, researchers of this axis regularly participate in the activities of the following research associations: AIMS, AGRH, AGECSO, EGOS. At the local level, we participate in the research work of the Department of Human Sciences in Clermont-Ferrand as the research centre has been joined to this institution.


The Finance, Information et Corporate Responsability axis (FIRE)

Contact : Mathieu Gomes

The work carried out within the axis can be grouped into three research programs :

Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility and Finance:
Research conducted within this program focuses on companies' CSR performance and the link with their financial policies and performance. This program is supported by the "Value and CSR" Chair. For example, the research focuses on the relationships between: CSR performance and financing and M & A policies, employee ownership and value, CSR information dissemination and value.

Quality of Information and Governance:
Research in this area focuses on the link between the quality of financial reporting and corporate governance. For example, work focuses on the relations between: Financial regulation (SOX law, governance code) and income management, Information quality and forecasting of financial analysts, Shareholding structure and accounting and financial decisions.
Risk Management and Financial Markets:
Research focuses on the dynamics of financial markets and their impact on risk and portfolio construction. For example, work conducted as part of this research program focuses on: price dynamics in commodity and equity markets; investment decisions and insurance company risk; and valuation and recognition of assets in carbon markets.

The Strategy, Territory and networks of Actors axis (STeRA)

Contact : Anne Albert-Cromarias, Christine Lambey-Checchin

This axis is structured in three research programs:

Transformations of relational forms. These explore a variety of areas including the impact of digitalization on the positioning of actors, the collective and coopetitive strategies of private and / or public actors, power games, and individual and community relations.

Public management and health management. This program focuses on the transformation processes of public organizations, particularly in the health sector. It studies the processes of stakeholder ownership and the implementation of public policies as well as the emerging strategies and managerial practices of public actors. These transformations are largely rooted in New Public Management and a form of emerging competition. The tensions generated by these evolutions and their manifestations are studied from managerial practices, values, strategic orientations and the instrumental dimension. This program, supported by the Health and Territories Research Chair, explores the ways in which actors bring about solutions to overcome tensions through collaborative approaches that are ‘built’ more than ‘prescribed’.

Agribusiness that focusses on new forms of organizations within the agricultural and agri-food sector. The issues and pressures brought about by the globalization of markets and consumer habits tend to put significant pressure on the actors in the sectors. In response, the actors try to change their practices, whether the latter are technical (industrialization, logistic standards, labelling of agri-food products, short supply chains) or relational (governance). Ongoing research emphasizes and / or accompanies these changes and their consequences on the actors' performance and relationship satisfaction. The program is included in the Challenge 1 of the Clermont-Ferrand I-Site program.