Grenoble School of Management

17. CCIG

CCIG is one of the leading business schools in France and part of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Grenoble. It holds the triple crown of business accreditations that distinguish the world’s leading business schools with accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. The school has over 6000 students. It has nine institutes and research centres, over 200 doctoral students and is the top French business school for research in a number of areas (Le Point, 2011 ranking). CCIG is also a founding member of GIANT, the Innovation campus bringing together high technology organisations on a 250 hectares site in the heart of Grenoble. GIANT will have around 10,000 researchers by 2015 based on an investment of 1.2 billon €. The work, life and careers group at CCIG brings together a number of researchers whose interests cover a spectrum of topics from individual career management to organisational level innovations in work life reconciliation, to the analysis of labour market policy. The research has a strong international component incorporating comparative cross-national analyses and the analysis of work life issues for employees of multinational companies. The group comprises of six permanent staff – lead by Mark Smith – working on a number of international projects and presenting their work in international conferences and publishing in practitioner and academic journals. Past and present projects include funding from a range of national and international institutions. Research projects are supported by the Centre TIME project management unit that has developed competences in European, National and Regional project management with experienced researchers and support staff. The Centre has worked with a number of partners across Europe and developed considerable experience in the coordination and management of research projects. All persons engaged in this project have experience and knowledge of participation in and delivering for European research sponsors.

Main Tasks: CCIG will contribute to WP4 POLICY, WP10 FLEXI, WP11 HANDBOOK AND WP2 DISSEMINATION. They will also organise one of the annual GAPC meetings.

Previous relevant experience includes research for the European Commission, the European Parliament, the International Labour Office, the British Council, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, European Social Fund, the Anglo-German Foundation, Caisses Nationale d’Allocations Familiales and Centre d’études et de Recherches sur les Qualifications.

Intellectual/ Academic Disciplines: Management, European Employment Policy

Mark Smith has co-authored a number books, book chapters and journal articles including

Bettio, F., Plantenga, J. & Smith, M. (2013, forthcoming). Gender and the European Labour Market London. Routledge.

Smith, M. (2012). Social regulation of the gender pay gap. European Journal of Industrial Relations, 18(4), 365–80.

Smith, M. & Villa, P. (2010). The ever declining role of gender equality in the European employment strategy. Industrial Relations Journal, 41(6), 526–43.

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