TSM Research

Message from the Director


At the start of 2012, the Toulouse Center for Research in Management was accredited by the 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.

The CRM 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.). The CRM 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 the IAE and the University of Toulouse 1 Capitole. Their strong involvement in the management of IAE 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 the Toulouse Doctoral School of Management Sciences, the CRM 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, the CRM also works on a regular basis with several companies including Airbus, Pierre Fabre, Euronext.

Our active development policy aims to get the CRM 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, as in a context of increasing uncertainty, these actors are keen to understand the inner workings of their respective organizations.

Patrice Roussel

CRM Director