The city of Rennes awards two members of the Rennes SB International Scientific Committee
Lorraine Eden, Professor of Management and Peter J. Buckley, Professor of International Business, have been awarded the City of Rennes Medal. This recognition highlights the essential role that research plays, both at a local and international level.
On Thursday 6th June 2019, Nathalie Appéré, Mayor of Rennes, presented the city’s medal to two members of the International Scientific Committee (ISC) of Rennes School of Business: Lorraine Eden, Professor of Management at A & M University, Texas (USA) and Peter J. Buckley, Professor of International Business at Leeds University (UK).
This recognition highlights the essential role that research plays in communities and organizations, both at a local and international level.
International in essence, Rennes School of Business is nonetheless firmly rooted in its local environment. The solid network of partner companies, research partnerships and projects and the long-standing link it has forged with the city of Rennes perfectly illustrate this.
Launched in May 2018, under Professor Jean-Louis Mucchielli’s responsibility, the mission of Rennes School of Business’ ISC is to provide its vision for a management school of the future and to share its recommendations in terms of governance and innovative research axes for the school.
« The long run competitiveness of a city »
According to Lorraine Eden, « By training young people – educating and equipping them for the careers of the 21st century – business schools play a critical role in the long run competitiveness of a city, region and country. A large, major business school such as the Rennes Business School must also play a flagship role as a leader and a bridge between the academic community and the business and public policy communities. In terms of research, business schools are also incubators for innovation and knowledge creation. »
For Peter J. Buckley « Business Schools are an excellent conduit of knowledge between the “global “ and the “local”. They transmit and absorb knowledge and expertise (and personnel) between Brittany and its surrounding nation, continent and the world. »