A theoretical and practical research
At CRG a thesis is devoted to study situations and the management process in various contexts. They are conducted in contact with one or more organizations to allow for practical experience and empirical evidence to be complimented with theory found in the literature. The center embraces a comprehensive approach intended to enrich management theories with real-life managerial impact. Topics of research for theses vary according to a plethora of approaches in the domain of management research and organisations.
CRG permanently welcomes between 20 to 25 PhD students assigned to about 12 full-time researchers and faculty. Each supervisor has a limited number of doctoral students in order to allow supervision and monitoring of high quality and close contact and communication. The process of PhD research and continuous dialogue with supervisors fosters knowledge of the field being studied and the creation of a link with the changing reality of business.
At the CRG a multi-national and multi-discplinary backgound of doctoral students facilitates a high-level of activities to support researchers. The weeks starts with the usual Monday morning seminars, which allow doctoral students to present and share their research, papers and projects. For these seminars we also invite outside speakers from French and foreign universities to enrich the research life at CRG.
There are many methods of financing, including grants awarded by the Graduate School or Cifre conventions.
Before starting a thesis, a prospective student should:
- Find and research a topic of interest
- Contact a potential supervisor
- Write a research project proposal which includes: a research question, background of the subject and theoretical insights, methodology and preliminary bibliography.
- Find funding