Research Center in Strategy & Organization

at emlyon business school

STORM is the research center at emlyon business school which deals with strategy and organization.
Launched in September 2016, it brings together researchers from emlyon and beyond with a passion for high quality research in strategy and organization. STORM stands for (more or less) STrategy, ORganization, and Management (or Mates, or whatever cool word starting with M you can think of).

STORM is best defined as follows:

  • broad-minded in terms of theory and topics. Anything advancing knowledge in strategy and organization is welcome, and we do see value in conceptual as well as empirical research, in intra-organizational, organizational, as well as in inter-organizational levels.
  • agnostic in terms of research methods. We see value in all kinds of epistemologies and methodologies, provided they are conducted soundly. Collectively, our work ranges from ethnography to case studies to statistical analyses to simulation.
  • ambitious in generating quality research. Whereas we value open-mindedness as expressed above, we can tell good research from bad research. We regularly hold meetings to help each other improve our research. Collectively, we have published in reputed journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Accounting, Organization and Society, Administrative Science Quarterly, American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Harvard Business Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Strategic Management Journal, and many others.

This chapter, STORM_150_EMLYON_2022.pdf, written for a book celebrating the 150th anniversary of our school, presents some of our research projects. It is available in French (pp. 132-138) and English (pp. 139-145).