Cross-disciplinary Teams

4 Cross-disciplinary Research Teams


In a context of market openness and expansion, International Management is a major business theme. At the crossroads of several disciplinary fields, it covers a complex reality closely related to changes in the global environment.
Research works conducted by the “International Management” team contributes to a better understanding of internationalized companies’ managerial practices. Its guidelines for thought and action may help the actors to better succeed in developing and coordinating their international activities.

The thematic team is organized around four themes:

  • Internationalization Dynamics (companies internationalization strategies, challenges regarding location and entry mode selection)
  • International Activities Coordination and Performance, focusing both on intraorganizational (within the same group) and interorganizational (networks, mergers-acquisitions) relations, taking into account performance
  • in all its dimensions (financial, strategic, organizational, etc.)
  • Intercultural Management and Cooperation, focusing on cultural diversity, in particular between mature and emerging economies
  • Inclusion Policies and Practices in the Territories, in particular regarding migrants/ refugees’ reception and integration.



Entrepreneurship has become the driving force of the new economy. As a result, new business creation and innovation hold an increasingly significant place. The concept of entrepreneurial ecosystem is key to understand this entrepreneurial momentum in the territories.
It is part of an emerging and expanding theoretical stream which can potentially enhance our understanding of entrepreneurship. At the same time, territories are trying to acquire entrepreneurial ecosystems, thus facilitating actors’ interconnection de chercheurs pour créer in fine un écosystème entrepreneurial.

In this perspective, the CREATE team aims to cross practitioners and researchers’ ideas to ultimately create an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Two main themes are namely addressed:

  • Inclusions and Responsible Funding (Gender, CSR, Social Entrepreneurship, Funding Track, Takeover, …)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurial Contexts (Governance, SME Innovation Management, Incubator, Business Model…)


MOCOO Cooperative ad Mutual Model

What if the old cooperative model had a future? At a time when various business activity organization models are being reconsidered, cooperative governance, which hitherto had remained rather discreet, seems to meet some stakeholders’ expectations. These businesses play an important part in the world economy, in particular in the banking, insurance and agribusiness sectors though their specificities have little been studied to this day. The Management of COOperative and Mutual MOdels (MOCOO) team decided to focus on these aspects.

It aims to develop research work on the subject of Enhancement of Cooperative and Mutual Organizations in various markets (financial, good and services market, labour market, etc…) through analyzing the principles of cooperative difference.

Since the establishment of Lyon 3 Coopération Research Chair, the group’s researchers presented 40 communication papers in national and international conferences, published 10 articles in national and international scientific journals and led to the defense of four PhD Business Science theses.



The “Sustainable Performance” Thematic Team aims to further develop research on the theme of Corporate Social Responsibility. The team explores the interest expressed by academic associations’ such as ADERSE, RIODD or CSEAR). The team addresses both short-term financial performance and middle and long-term non-financial
performance, taking into account the whole range of internal and external stakeholders.
The team develops research and expertise on the three following themes:

  • Extra-Financial Information
  • Socially Responsible Practices
  • CSR Programs and Practices

It uses very diverse methodological approaches with both quantitative research on original databases (covalent database) and qualitative research based on in-depth case analyses.