Research for business

Research for business

At ICN, we believe that research excellence combines high-quality scholarship with practical relevance. Our researchers engage with the corporate sector, not-for-profit organisations and other partners to generate real, lasting impacts in areas relevant to management practice. Our partners benefit from the school’s transdisciplinary approach to concrete business problems, pioneered by our researchers and designed to stimulate creative thinking and innovative problem solving. The result is research with impact that extends well beyond the academic community.

We founded the ICN Corporate Lab to deliver innovative solutions for business and industry. The scope of activities conducted under the roof of the Corporate Lab ranges from applied research work in the various areas of expertise of the ICN faculty, to training and development activities, to interventional action research. Although it deals with a range of subjects, the Lab has special expertise in two key areas – corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, and innovation & digital transformation of organisations, in conjunction with the UNESCO Chair hosted by the school.

Research at ICN

The core mission of our school is to produce research that has a significant impact on business practice and wider society. We founded the Corporate Lab to ensure that the solutions and innovations developed by our researchers help our partners and change the way our external stakeholders think and act.
Professeur Wolfram Berger, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research