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ERIM
ESCP Research Institute of Management

The “ESCP Research Institute of Management” (ERIM) research unit is part of ESCP’s strategy of “impactful” research activity by federating ESCP faculty activities with targeted “key research themes” drawn from existing and emerging fields of expertise.

The aims are to raise the profile of the research activity of ESCP Europe faculty, encourage the development of new opportunities for national and international collaboration, and strengthen research through training, particularly at doctoral level, in order to attract more students wishing to carry out a doctoral project under ESCP Europe's doctoral programme.

Research Themes

ERIM is structured around 6 themed groups currently linked to the existing Departments: Accounting & Controlling, Finance & Economy, Marketing, Information Systems & Operations Management, Entrepreneurship, Management.
The structure by theme will evolve into strategic “Research Clusters” in the school to stimulate impactful research in key topics (Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Business and Welfare, Finance and Society, Digital Transformation, the Circular Economy, etc.), in order to enhance and extend European and international research collaboration and thus foster economic and societal impacts.

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Research Centres

Research centre

Research centres are communities dedicated to the pursuit and development of a particular research focus. Each centre is led by a full faculty member and has a scientific committee which includes external members (university researchers, consultants and industry representatives). A centre will answer research bids, develop its own finances for a programme of research and organise a programme of seminars and workshops.

Research laboratory

In comparison to an ESCP research centre, a research laboratory is a collective project between several academic institutions with one of them taking the role of the project leader. The governance of a laboratory is provided by a scientific advisory board, a strategic orientation advisory board composed of academics and professionals, and an executive committee whose members are professors of the different partner institutions.

Impact Papers

Pramuan BUNKANWANICHA - Associate Dean for Research - ESCP

Pramuan BUNKANWANICHA

Associate Dean for Research

ESCP has a research strategy of scientific excellence and of knowledge transfer.

Our faculty’s research not only gives rise to publications in the most prestigious international and national scientific journals but also contributes to nourishing, via reference works or "transfer" publications, both the professional community (companies, public authorities, professional associations, etc.) and the teaching content of all programmes in order to provide our students with the latest knowledge and insights.

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The research at ESCP can be classified along three main axes: the classical axis of creating models explaining managerial practices or behaviours, a phenomenological axis aiming at a clearer understanding of the practices and beliefs of the business world, and a societal axis seeking to guide public policy and to offer a critical view of the professions and disciplines of management and economic sciences.

Headed by the Associate Dean of Research and the European Research Committee, research at ESCP is increasingly conducted through our various Research Centres, Laboratories, Chairs and Institutes. A "capacitating" policy helping faculty members to pursue their research and achieve their publication objectives is applied. Internal democratic and scientific evaluation processes help to support the best research projects within the three axes explained above.

Research covers fields such as classical business functions: finance, marketing, and strategy but also business history, energy management, entrepreneurship, health management, public management, responsible management, or the epistemology and critical analysis of the business world. A particular interest is put on intercultural research topics.

ESCP strongly encourages cross-campus research where teams of professors in our different locations work together on research topics. Faculty’s research is also powered by our PhD students on our Berlin and Paris Campus. We also increasingly support transversal research conducted with other disciplines than management.

Pramuan Bunkanwanicha
Associate Dean for Research

Impact Papers

Managing a Post-Covid19 Era - ESCP Impact Papers - Ebook

The ESCP Journals Ranking List


In a European and international context, publishing in the most prominent journals provides scholars with a recognized position on which academic careers development can be based. In accordance with ESCP Europe’s identity and legitimacy as a European business school, it considers both the national ranking lists and the leading international rankings.

The ESCP journals ranking list is a result of rigorous work to produce a publication guide that takes high-level international journals into consideration, without discriminating against publication endeavors in recognized national journals. It provides scholars with greater clarity as to the journals’ rankings and a more in-depth categorization which takes account of all the specific features of the existing lists, thus providing academics with a better insight into the journals to be targeted in their respective fields.

The list differs from the recognized international lists in that it includes a wide range of high-quality journals in business and management and related fields, and provides a clear and harmonized categorization of journals based on the five worldwide ranking lists.

The ESCP journals ranking list reflects the leading journals that meet the international standards in a given scientific area. It contains “1,945” journals classified into eight ranking categories, the highest of which (Alpha) is for those journals that enjoy world-wide recognition of their excellence.

It is updated every year with some adjustments to take account of updates made to the five lists that are taken into consideration, while ensuring consistency in journal rankings.

The methodology underpinning the ESCP Europe list is set out below

Alpha journals

Includes 42 journals in our list. This category corresponds to the most outstanding and distinguished publications worldwide in the Business and Management field and in Economics. The journals in this small list are excellent in terms of metrics indices and rankings and are rated in the highest category in all the journal quality lists: CNRS (1eg, 1g, 1e, 1), FNEGE (1*, 1), ABS (4), VHB (A+, A) AND classified in the FT journal list.

A+ journals

Includes 55 journals. This category corresponds to journals recognized as excellent in their fields worldwide. These journals have high submission and low acceptance rates. Papers are heavily refereed. Journals in this category must be in the FT list or ranked at least twice as a “top journal” (cat1) in our reference rankings (CNRS, FNEGE, ABS, VHB).

A journals

Includes 104 journals. The journals in this category are highly selective and generally refereed to a standard considered good to excellent in their fields. To be classified in this category, a journal must have been classified at least once as a "top journal" (cat1) or equivalent in one of the reference lists (CNRS, FNEGE, ABS, VHB).

B+ journals

Includes 154 journals. This category includes original research that is recognized as "acceptable to very good" by worldwide standards. These journals are well regarded in their field and papers are fully refereed according to accepted standards. They are highly selective with a very demanding revision process. They have very high visibility and quality indices, but to a lesser degree than category A journals. To be classified in this category, a journal must be ranked at least twice as “cat2” or equivalent in our reference ranking lists (CNRS, FNEGE, ABS, VHB).

B journals

Includes 268 journals. This category includes original research that is recognized as "acceptable to good" by worldwide standards. These journals are well regarded in their field and papers are fully refereed according to accepted standards. They are highly selective and have very high visibility and quality indices, but to a lesser degree than the B+ category journals. To be classified in this category, a journal must be ranked at least once as “cat2” or equivalent in our reference ranking lists (CNRS, FNEGE, ABS, VHB).

C+ journals

Includes 177 academic journals. These journals meet the international standards for publications in terms of recognition and quality, with a more modest standard than the previous categories. Journals in this category have good submission rates, are selective and have a good scientific reputation. To be classified as C+, a journal must be ranked at least twice as “Cat3” or equivalent in our reference ranking lists (CNRS, FNEGE, ABS, VHB).

C journals

Includes 503 journals. Journals of this category meet the international standards for publications with a more modest standard than the previous categories in their fields. They are well recognized and have a good reputation. To be classified as C, a journal must be ranked at least once as “Cat3” or equivalent in our reference ranking lists (CNRS, FNEGE, ABS, VHB).

D journals

Includes 642 academic journals. These journals, fully meet the standards for publications, with good selectivity, but to a lesser degree than the previous categories in their fields. Few journals in this category carry a citation impact factor. To be classified as D, a journal must be ranked at least once as “Cat4”or equivalent in our reference ranking lists (CNRS, FNEGE, ABS, VHB).