Strategy & Management

The Department of Strategy and Management, chaired by Prof. Adnane Maalaoui, has 22 permanent faculties with a very high degree of implication and commitment in teaching and scientific research activities at IPAG Business School. It also hosts a significant number of adjunct professors and affiliate research fellows as well as visiting scholars and professionals coming from all over the world. The quality of our faculty relies particularly on its internationalization and diversity of expertise and professional experiences.

As part of the School’s strategy, our faculty members are committed to produce world-class theoretical and empirical research with an interdisciplinary approach and important managerial implications. The main research areas include:

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Family Business
  • Change Management and HR issues
  • Strategic Management
  • Organizational behavior
  • Diversity and Corporate Responsibility
  • Gender and women network
  • Logistics

Research papers of the department members have been published in internationally reputed journals such as Harvard business review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Research, Technological Forcasting and Social Change, Journal of small business management, European management review, European management journal, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Management International, Revue Française de Gestion Industrielle, Revue Française de Gestion, Management & Avenir, Open Economies Review, International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, M@n@gement, Revue de l’Entrepreneuriat, Work Gender and Society, Journal of Family Business Management, and International Journal of Management Reviews.

The department hosts one endowed chair:

IPAG Chair EDIP in “Entrepreneurship, Digital Innovation & Performance”, directed by Adnane Maalaoui & Andrea Calabro

IPAG Chair in « Enterprise inclusive », founded by Professor Maria Giusepina Bruna

« French Savoir Faire », directed by Professor Maria Giusepina Bruna


Academic Programs

The department members offer a wide range of courses in Human Resource Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Entrepreneurship, for various programs and specializations:

  • « Grande Ecole » Program
  • MBA
  • Executive Education

Conferences & seminars

The Department of holds, along with the Research Lab, three main conferences (one annual conference on Circular Economy with the National Institute for Circular Economy and the NGO Green Cross, Entrepreneurship Future Research and IRMBAM), and participates into the organization of the ICSB 2019, CIFEPME 2020 and AEI 2023, and hosts a series of research seminars.


  • DIANA 2021, Female Entrepreneurship and Family Firms, Nice, 21-22 May 2021
  • AEI 2021, Sousse, Tunisia, 13-14-15 October 2021
  • CIFEPME2021, Nice, 18-21 May , 2021 
  • ICSB 2021, 12_17 July 2021.


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