Underpinning focus

The Centre’s work focuses on following areas:

  • Joint intelligence
    The objective of the center is to support the new strategy of emlyon in joint intelligences, with academic and industrial influences in collaborative intelligence with humans and AI as joining forces for management
  • Performance management
    Focuses on research to achieve sustainable organisational performance through intelligent management. Leverages financial, human, and social resources centred in Shanghai to achieve academic, financial, and social goals that in turn support performance-first strategies.
  • Digitalisation
    Research into the development of exponential technologies and the use of intelligence to develop management. The themes of the Centre are closely related to digitalisation, focusing on academic research on smart management and the development of business education for the digital era to achieve a new generation of digital strategies.
  • Globalisation
    The Centre focuses on research on global smart management. The centre's collaborators and key members come from France, China, the United States, the Netherlands and Canada. The research centre optimally allocates global resources to support the globalisation strategy of Emlyon Business School.

Key principles

The Centre’s work is based upon adherence to the following principles:

  • Innovation
    The center is dedicated to understanding the true nature of Intelligence for Management and how it innovatively benefits academia, industries, and society.
  • Creation
    The center examines how Intelligence for Management creatively advances human potential, organization productivity, and social opportunity, how Intelligence for Management creates new business models, and creatively makes contribution to theories and practices of Intelligence for Management.
  • Sustainability
    With joint intelligence in mind, we contributes to not only to business development, but also to the prosperity of academy and society, and the welfare of humanity.
  • Connectivity and openness
    Based on the essence of interdisciplinary research, we are open-minded and actively collaborate with scholars and practitioners in different fields for mutual benefit.

Scope of work

The Business Intelligent Center will cover the following domains:

1. Research

  • Cooperating with leading Chinese Universities (e.g., Tsinghua, Fudan, ECNU, ZJU, HUST, XJTU, TJU, WHU,etc) to carry out scientific research projects,we have already cooperated with CEIBS, Fudan, HUST, XJTU (Jiaotong in Xi’an), Tianjin University, and Wuhan University for over 10 years in researching.
  • Seeking scientific grants in China central government, national ministries, Shanghai government and industry funds, to get supports from NSFC, NSSC, and CSC.
  • Continuously output A-level publication with both interesting academic contribution and valuable industrial impacts.
  • Build seminars and conference platforms to support emlyon researching systems and more widely contribute to the global academic development in business intelligence areas with partners.

2. Education and Training

  • Provide teaching, coaching and advisory support for emlyon DBA program. More specifically the center can provide training and workshop in methodology especially in business intelligence domains.
  • Develop and jointly deliver with academic  partners and industry experts the new EDP (executive development program) projects in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, FinTech, Healthcare, Information Technology, and Supply Chain Management and Predictive Analytics, such as "Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer ", "Chief Digital Marketing Officer",  "Leadership in the Age of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence",  "Industrial IoT Leadership", "Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Management ", "Platform Economy" and "Digital Entrepreneurship".
  • Develop MSc projects in AI, IT, Operations, Marketing,  Supply Chain Management, Finance, Insurance, and Healthcare Management.

3. Entrepreneurship

  • Being a maker in entrepreneurship and enterprise incubation innovation.
  • Develop company projects (consulting, design, planning) in the interface of « IT/AI and Management Science », including:

- Industry 4.0,

- IoT,

- IT-enabled Operations Strategy,

- AI-enabled Business Models,

- Big-data driven logistics,

- Green supply chain,

- IT-enabled new retailing,

- Smart City management,

- E-commerce,

- Smart Marketing