Research at ESLSCA Business School Paris

Research at ESLSCA Business School Paris

As one of the first French institutions to have established international programs, ESLSCA Business School Paris has always placed research at the heart of its program design and teaching approach. ESLSCA performs rooted research, close to decision-makers and to their concerns. As early as 1997, ESLSCA Business School Paris held a discussion with a group of young researchers who wished to develop research and teaching around a subject they were the pioneers of: Economic Intelligence.


The first international research comparing European, Japanese, American and Russian economic intelligence systems was published as part of works conducted within ESLSCA Business School Paris in 1993 (Rapport Martre). With the creation of the École de Guerre Économique – School of Economic Warfare in 1997, ESLSCA Business School Paris began to engage in diligent research policy on economic intelligence, strategic movements, information warfare; This research was celebrated in a summary book edited by Christian Harbulot in 2017.


ESLSCA Business School Paris also represents more than 40 years of research and innovation in the field of financial analysis, quantitative finance and trading. With its programs in Financial Markets, ESLSCA Business School Paris welcomed over 5 generations of young researchers in finance who can now be found in the largest private and investment banks.

Research at ESLSCA Business School Paris is governed by a Scientific Committee, which was renewed in 2017 following the acquisition of the School by Grupo Planeta. It is composed of internationally recognized management professors gathered in this scientific committee to guide the research and innovation of the school, and help make ESLSCA Paris an innovative school, committed to research training and focusing on performance. The members of the ESLSCA Business School Paris Scientific Committee are:





Bruno Karoubi, PhD, is a professor of finance at the ESLSCA Business School Paris since September 2018, and a PhD in applied economics and econometrics. He worked as an expert consultant for the University of Geneva and in the banking research department of one of the largest French banks. He has presented his research at many prestigious academic events, including conferences of the ABBL (Luxembourg’s Association of Banks and Bankers) or the FEBS (Finance Engineering and Banking Society, Société de Banque ou d'Ingénierie Financière). He is also regularly invited by non-academic actors, such as the Central Bank of Estonia or the banking branch of La Poste, to provide training seminars. His research focuses mainly on competition models between payment instruments. He has worked on the impact of the criminal environment on financial choices. Another focus of his research is to analyze the effectiveness of public policies to support small businesses in their internationalization. His research appears in major French and international academic journals, such as Applied Economics, Economic Modelling and Revue Economique. He has also published articles for the general public (notably in l’Express)


Discipline : Economie, Econométrie, Finance




Emily Shu, joined ESLSCA Business School in September 2018 as an Associate Professor of Management. Before joining ESLSCA, Dr. Shu held an academic position of Associate Professor at Kyushu University in Japan. She also held academic visiting positions in Stanford University and Duke University in US. Her research has been published in Organization Studies, European Journal of International Management, International Journal of Emerging Markets, and the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings


Discipline : Strategy and Organization



Some publications from our research professors ...


Harbulot Christian (2008) « Intelligence économique et problématique de puissance » dans l’ouvrage Regards croisés sur l’intelligence économique, co-construction d’une discipline, dirigé par Jean-Pierre Bernat, Editions Hermès Lavoisier, juin 2008.


Harbulot Christian, (2007) ; Les chemins de la puissance : déterminants, cultures et stratégies, Editions Tatamis, février 2007.


Karoubi Bruno, La criminalité favorise-t-elle la carte bancaire ? Published in La RevueEconomique. *** CNRS (rang B)


Karoubi Bruno, The Impact of Crime on the use of Cash Payments, Published in Economics Bulletin, ** CNRS (rang C)


Karoubi Bruno, Prices for cash and cash for prices? Theory and evidence on convenient pricing, with Regis Chenavaz, Published in Applied Economics, *** CNRS (rang B).


Karoubi Bruno, Perceived Risks and Payment Instruments, With Régis Chenavaz and Corina Paraschiv, Published in Applied Economics (rang B)


Karoubi Bruno, Does Crime Influence The Payment Decisions Of Consumers? Published in Journal of Applied Business Research


Karoubi Bruno, Convenience Pricing in Online Retailing: Evidence from, Economic Modelling (rang B)


Karoubi Bruno, Are Export Promotion Programs Efficient for Small and Medium Enterprises? Economics Bulletin (rang C)


Shu Emilie, 2019. Ambivalent Framing and Coping Process Underlying New Product Development. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings


Shu Emilie, 2019. Fluent in change: Enabling strategic change in an established firm. European Journal of International Management, Forthcoming.


Shu Emilie, 2018. Framing and Reframing Process on New Product Development in an Established Firm. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2018(1):15566.


Shu Emilie & Lewin, A. Y. 2017. A Resource Dependence Perspective on Low Power Actors Shaping Their External Regulatory Environment: The Case of Honda. Organization Studies, Vol 38 (8): 1039-1058.


Shu Emilie, 2017. Emergent Strategy in an Entrepreneurial Firm: The Case of Lenovo in Its Formative Years. International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol.12 (3): 625-636.


Shu Emilie & Lewin, A. Y. 2017. Firm Strategic Action to Social Movements and the Co-Creation of Institutional Opportunity, Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings.


Shu Emilie. 2015. Cognitive Micro-Foundations of Developing Capabilities, Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings.


Shu Emilie & Lewin, A. Y. 2014. Low Power Actor Reshaping External Environment: Honda and Emission Standards in Japan. The Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings.