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LSBE research projects

Our research projects are multidisciplinary while revolving around a common axis:

1). innovation, 3). technology and 4. education.

Our main objective is to bring to light new theoretical knowledge and concepts through fundamental research and to develop skills and competencies directly applicable in the field through industrial research. It is thus a question of training the “next generation”, through our professors who invest themselves in their field of competences and transmit and disseminate their knowledge.


The aim is to undertake original theoretical and empirical research that could challenge the status quo, foster innovation and contribute to the financial industry and the development of global, European and in particular UK policies.


Activities include research in the following intervention areas:

  • The impact of financial innovation (e.g., derivatives, financial technology and digital finance) on the banking sector, securities and investment funds;

  • Blockchain and cryptocurrencies and their impacts on traditional financial services and in particular financial market infrastructures

  • Microfinance, financial inclusion and financial democratisation

  • Asset pricing

  • Corporate finance

  • Empirical finance

  • Financial economics

  • Econometrics (financial)

  • Art finance, real estate finance, etc.

  • Law and finance.


Our research projects examine digitisation as an accelerator of entrepreneurship. The digital transformation of contemporary organisations is articulated here between the evolution of electronic and mobile commerce, intrapreneurship (Pinchot, 1985) - an old concept which is finding new life nowadays - and female entrepreneurship. Our questions are structured around the effects of the digital age on these different concepts. The research questions fall under the following themes:

  • The transformation of electronic commerce (e-commerce) and mobile commerce (m-commerce)

  • Intrapreneurship within the digital business

  • Digitisation, an opportunity for female entrepreneurship


The aim is to undertake original theoretical and empirical research on various issues relating to entrepreneurship - engaging in policy questions - that could create, sustain and foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Research activities fall within the following areas of intervention:

  • The theoretical, conceptual and practical foundations of entrepreneurship

  • Interdisciplinary approaches to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship

  • The creation and maintenance of an entrepreneurial ecosystem within organisations

  • Identification of entrepreneurial opportunities

  • Scaling up entrepreneurial financing: start-up and end-of-phase financing for start-ups

  • The creation of an entrepreneurial culture

  • The processes of developing entrepreneurial opportunities

  • Corporate governance within new Startups / Ventures companies

  • The building blocks of successful entrepreneurship: human capital, such as knowledge, skills, abilities or other characteristics

  • Social entrepreneurship

  • Comparative entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurship funding

  • The interaction and reciprocity of new sources of entrepreneurial funding with traditional sources

  • The financial decision-making of entrepreneurs

  • The impact of the legal system (laws and regulations) on entrepreneurship

  • Encouraging an entrepreneurial ecosystem



The impacts of digitisation on business management. Faced with a new balance sought and already questioned previously by Frey and Osborn (2013), it seems relevant to be interested in the effects of digitisation on the human capital of our companies.


The aim is to undertake original theoretical and empirical research on various issues relating to business management. It is about being interested in the creation of human management for a sustainable and profitable company. The research questions fall under the following themes, among others:

  • The impact of digitisation on human resources management

  • Strategic management and information and communication technology

  • The place of humans within a digitised company



As part of the SoTL - Scholarship of Teaching and Learning - (Boyer, 1990), expertise in teaching and learning is found to be widespread in North America. Pedagogical innovation in higher education, more specifically online and distance teaching and learning, is at the heart of educational practice today. Our research projects advocate an articulated mediation between practice and research in university pedagogy. Hence research rooted in practice (Desgagné, 2005), also called the research-action-training approach, in particular through the reflective practice (Schön, 1983) of teachers in cooperation with the researcher to collect tacit knowledge in action (Ibid.).

The aim is to undertake original theoretical and empirical research on various educational issues to achieve excellence in teaching. The research questions fall under the following themes, among others:

  • The relationship between teacher and students in an online learning environment

  • The impact of synchronous and asynchronous online learning activities

  • Educational communication in the digital age

  • The quality of teaching and learning in this context

  • The performance and drop out of students in this context

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