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About IRG

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  • About IRG

Who are we?

The Institute of Management Research (IRG) of the Paris-Est University is a research unit, which brings together all the teachers-researchers who work within the disciplines of management sciences.

Since the merger of the Créteil IRG and the Marne-la-Vallée PRISM team in 2010, the scientific identity of the IRG has been built around the theme of Management and Society by orienting its works around a reflective perspective. The reflective perspective of the work carried out contributes to the development of the discipline by analysing and proposing alternative management models.

The ongoing works are rooted in the three following axes:

Every teacher-researcher is enrolled in one of the following three sections:

Finance and accounting

The Finance and Accounting Section comprises teacher-researchers and PhD students, whose researches are a part of market finance, corporate finance and accounting, and regularly hosts researchers from other French or foreign universities or colleges (Bologna University, Sydney University, etc.). The life of the section is organized around presentation seminars, discussions on the researches of PhD students, junior and senior researchers, and training seminars. The Finance and Accounting Section mainly adresses the following research topics: accounting and financial information, corporate governance, portfolio management, financial markets and corporate social responsibility, corporate investment and financing choices.

Section leaders:
Evelyne Rousselet  Lecturer at UPEM
Stéphanie Serve  Professor at UPEC

Strategy, HR and Logistics

The Strategy, HR and Logistics Section of the IRG brings together researchers and PhD students in management, strategy, management control, human resources management and logistics from all the components of Paris-Est University.
It is above all a forum for interaction between PhD students and confirmed researchers. To this end, PhD students and researchers are invited to submit progress reports on their work (thesis work, communications or papers). These progress reports are thoroughly read by one member and discussed by all participants.
The section's researchers and doctoral students actively participate to the life of big European management academic associations, such as EURAM or EGOS.

Section leaders:
Hélène Peton Lecturer at UPEC
Julie Tixier Lecturer at UPEM


The Marketing Section federates marketing researchers and PhD students from all components of Paris-Est University.
Founded in 1993 around researches that primarily focused on distribution and logistics, the Marketing Section rapidly extended to areas that take into account other forms of consumption (linked to the circular economy) and forms of marketing that have been sparsely studied until now. It also includes new economic and social concerns (involvement of the consumer in the conception and completion of the offer, responsible consumption, and inclusion of poor and vulnerable population.)
It aims at being a forum for exchanges and reflexions on its members' researches but also on the place of marketing in society (several researches being enrolled in social marketing). To this end, it promotes the participation of teachers-researchers in associations and events linked to the discipline (AFM, Etienne Thil conference, Normand Days for Consumption Research) and in the training workshops that they organise.

Section leaders:
Pauline de Pechpeyrou Professor at UPEC
Alain Debenedetti Lecturer at UPEM




Emmanuelle Dubocage

Deputy director

Amina Béji-Bécheur

Laboratory Council

  • Director: Emmanuelle Dubocage (PR, UPEC)
  • Deputy director: Amina Béji-Bécheur (PR, UPEM)
  • Professoral college: Florence Allard-Poési (PR, UPEC), Mathias Béjean (MCF, UPEC), Audrey Bonnemaizon (MCF, UPEC), Sylvie Chevrier (PR, UPEM), Philippe Mérigot (MCF, UPEM) et Hélène Peton (MCF, UPEC)
  • Doctoral college: Marc Desban (PhD student, UPEC), Anis Jounaid (PhD student, UPEC)
  • Administrative (BIATSS) college: Cécilia Chapuy-Delille

2018-2019 HCERES Report

"The IRG is marked with a strong "management and society" scientific identity, a cohesive research group and a real project-centered culture. Most of the section members are very committed to the different dimensions of the teaching-researching profession. Dynamics of research results in numerous funded projects (ANR [National Agency for Research], research contracts with public and private organizations, etc.), and an improvement in quality of the publication in refereed journals, in particular A- and B-rank journals, according to the High Council of Assessment of Research and Higher Education (HCERES)."

See full 2018-2019 HCERES report here


Cécilia Chapuy-Delille

Executive Assistant
cecilia.chapuy-delille@u-pec.fr0(+33)1 41 78 47 67

Vanessa Tulasne

Administrative Head
vanessa.tulasne@univ-eiffel.fr0(+33)1 60 95 71 55

Our locations

Our regulatory authorities

Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée

Cities and regions are constantly changing. On this basis, 6 training and research institutions, which specialise in the fields of sustainable cities, are combining their expertise and know-how to create a university of international standing and of a new type: Université Gustave Eiffel. This new establishment, which is the outcome of a shared tradition that dates back to over 20 years ago, will be created on 1 January 2020 and bring together a university (UPEM), a research institute (IFSTTAR), a school of architecture (EAVT) and three engineering schools (EIVP, ENSG and ESIEE Paris). It will be responsible for a quarter of French research on the cities of tomorrow and bring together multidisciplinary skills in order to conduct high-quality research for the good of society, provide training tailored to meet socio-economic needs and support public policies.

Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne

The largest multidisciplinary university in Ile-de-France, the Université Paris-Est Créteil may be described as a bold yet successful enterprise: in little more than 40 years since its foundation in 1970, UPEC has managed to establish itself both as a regionally grounded institution and an internationally oriented university. Only 20 minutes from the heart of Paris, UPEC stands out with its 120,000 square meter campus, its comprehensive programs and state-of-the-art research. The university houses 32 research centers, and 15 faculties, schools and institutes, for a student population of over 32,000.