TSM Research

Message from the Director

At the start of 2012, Toulouse Center for Research in Management was accredited by CNRS as a “Joint Research Unit” (UMR, Unité Mixte de Recherche). This label has only been awarded to four other research centers in management – those belonging to the Ecole Polytechnique, HEC Paris, Paris-Dauphine University and IAE in Grenoble. The label demonstrates our teams’ commitment to international research at the highest level.

TSM Research is highly international in its outlook as can be seen by its membership and network. It continues to increase its collaborations with renowned centers (London School of Economics, Princeton University, Chicago and Harvard Universities, HEC Montreal, etc.). TSM Research is determined to be an active contributor to all subjects in management sciences: from finance to human resources management, as well as strategy, marketing, accounting and management control.

The laboratory brings together 46 researchers and academic-researchers from Toulouse School of Management and the University of Toulouse 1 Capitole. Their strong involvement in the management of TSM training courses benefits students and business executives in both initial training and professional continuous education. All these students benefit from teaching that is steeped in state of the art research.

As the host laboratory of Toulouse Doctoral School of Management Sciences, TSM Research trains between 60 and 70 doctoral students per year. It is also committed to numerous research projects funded by public institutions, including the European Union, the National Agency for Research, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the Regional Council of Midi-Pyrénées.

In the context of its investigations and field studies, its research contracts and business-sponsored Chairs, TSM Research also works on a regular basis with several companies including Airbus, Pierre Fabre, Euronext.

Our active development policy aims at getting TSM Research ranked among the most productive French research teams in management sciences.

We also aim at ensuring the dissemination of knowledge among decision-makers and citizens, since, in a context of increasing uncertainty, these actors are keen to understand the inner workings of their respective organizations.


TSM Research Director