Center for Research on Companies - COMUE Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté

Center for Research on Companies

The CEREN, officially created in 2003, is the laboratory that brings together all the research activities of the Burgundy School of Business, around fifty teacher-researchers. For the most part, these research activities fall within the disciplinary fields of Management Sciences and Economics, in line with the school’s mission (management training programs). Aimed at producing new knowledge through high-level academic publications (journals classified in the CNRS, HCERES and/or FNEGE lists), the laboratory focuses its scientific policy on an applied research project, with a prescriptive vocation, producing results with managerial implications for executives and managers of public or private organizations. In fact, since its creation, CEREN has been guided by the principle that education, research and the business world, far from being in opposition, are complementary.

This explains the development, since 2008, of Chairs created in partnership with local companies (Banque Populaire de Bourgogne Franche-Comté; Fédération nationale des Banques Populaires; Crédit Agricole Champagne-Bourgogne; Crédit Agricole de Franche-Comté; Pôle de Compétitivité VITAGORA; Groupe La Poste; etc.) Similarly, CEREN is based on the conviction that research has a role to play in society, by contributing to the public debate on societal issues: in addition to scientific publications, the laboratory’s researchers are present in the media: press articles (Le Monde, Libération, the Huffington Post, etc.), outreach videos, conferences and round tables, etc.

The laboratory is structured around 4 main research axes, to which are added 2 emerging axes, to be developed in the coming years (see scientific thematic areas).