The objective of the Alliance Center for Research & Education is to allow faculty and doctoral students to expand the boundaries of their work — nurturing world-class research, enhancing the globalization of curricula, and experimenting with global teaching innovations.
There is a “lab sharing” agreement between INSEAD Sorbonne Behavioural Lab and the behavioral lab at Wharton.The details are generally as follows:
- INSEAD faculty can run cross-cultural studies at Wharton without a Wharton co-author. Wharton faculty can do the same at INSEAD’s lab. Faculty’s own research budgets need to pick up the costs at the other institution.
- Wharton faculty can run studies at INSEAD if they have exhausted their subject pool for a particular project (i.e., to avoid running studies with “professional participants”, those who come back again and again for the same types of studies). INSEAD’s faculty can do the same.
A new project has been initiated after a proposal by Professor Mauro Guillen to launch on Knowledge@Wharton and INSEAD Knowledge. The focus is on “Emerging Market Multinationals” and topics (beginning in June) include innovation, employment, M&A, talent and social purpose.
The Center has been active in funding research projects, case-writing efforts, Ph.D. travel related research, MBA and Career Development presentations and short-term research visits at the partner school.
In 2016-17, funding was awarded to 21 new research projects and activity is on-going in another 40 projects for a total of 61 active projects.
This past year, the Alliance sponsored the second New Directions in Leadership Conference. The success of this conference has led to the funding of the New Directions Series: New Directions in Identity, which took place March 2018.
Faculty and Ph.D. student collaborations include the Accounting, Decision Sciences, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, Finance, Legal Studies, Management, Marketing, Operations, Information and Decisions, Organisational Behavior, Statistics, Strategy, and Technology and Operations Management Departments.