Alice Guilhon revient sur les raisons qui ont poussé les deux écoles à fusionner dans un article publié dans le magazine de l’EFMD, globalfocusmagazine.
In France, we started getting wind of inevitable government reforms from about 2007.
The first vague rumours became more and more concrete with each successive official declaration. The country would soon no longer be able to afford higher education, not only for the public sector but also private-sector institutions.
Two leading French business schools – CERAM, a business school run by the Nice Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) and, ESC Lille, an association under the French 1901 law – rapidly perceived the situation as a straightjacket on their institutions’development and ultimately a threat to their very survival.
Pr. Guilhon évoque également les freins et challenges liés à ce type de projets:
We came across five main problems:
- Forecasting costs
- New HR competences and procedures
- A business school as a business?
- Resistance to change
After two years working under a transitional contract, 99% of CERAM employees signed the SKEMA Business School private-sector contract. We thus knew that the staff were on board
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