Newsletter #4


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Dear students, colleagues, and friends,

It is holiday time in France and this is the last newsletter before the summer break. While most French people will be travelling to destinations abroad, others will be spending their summer holidays at IESEG! This includes the students who are participating in our International Summer Academy, which started just a few days ago. Welcome!


Barbara Slavich,
Assistant Professor at IESEG

Barbara Slavich, an assistant professor at IESEG, won the prize for the “Best Conference Paper" at the 12th Workshop of the Italian Researchers and Professor of Organization (WOA) in Naples, Italy. Her paper deals with the topic of “The Paradoxes of Creativity in Haute Cuisine Industry. How to Organize Creativity to Last beyond First Generation”, investigating the paradoxes that exist between creative freedom and organizational processes, as well as between the ongoing generation of novel ideas and the need to identify a successful business formula that can be reproduced across space and time. This work was developed in collaboration with Rossella Cappetta and Severino Salvemini from the Bocconi University in Milan.

At IESEG, Barbara Slavich’s area of research and teaching includes Organizational Behaviour, Organization Theory and Design, and Human Resources Management. She holds a PhD in Management Science from ESADE Business School in Spain and a PhD in Business Administration and Management from Italy’s Università Ca' Foscari Venezia. Before working at IESEG she was a professor of organization and researcher in the department of Management in the Institute of Organization and Information Systems at the Bocconi University in Milan.

Around 100 students from 27 countries came together for the first time last week for the opening ceremony of the 4th International Summer Academy on the IESEG Paris Campus. They were warmly welcomed by the Dean of IESEG, Jean Philippe Ammeux, and by Mathias Falkenstein, the Director of International Relations. For most of the attendees, this is their first time in Paris – and even in Europe. To make everybody feel comfortable and at home, Ricky Young and Marta Marcheva will be the students' key contacts over the following four weeks. They will help with all questions concerning daily life in this European capital and will lead the students on a variety of leisure time activities. Besides taking part in a challenging academic programme, the students will take part in a wide variety of exciting activities to help them gain a deeper insight into French culture and the Parisian way of life. The first of these activities was the recent "welcome weekend," which included a Bateaux Mouches boat tour along the river Seine and a visit to Versailles among the highlights. Many more will follow in the coming weeks!

Summer academy students Ricky Young, coordinator
Marta Marcheva answering
questions from participants



Marta Vazquez, Manager of
International Students Services

Starting in September, the IESEG Paris campus will welcome more international students than ever before. As a result, a variety of measures have been taken to ensure their success and speedy integration into the IESEG community. A new International Relations Team, with Marta Vazquez as the manager of International Students Services has been established on the Paris Campus to help serve both incoming international and outgoing study abroad students. The International Relations Team will help process international students' applications, and has signed agreements with student residencies and French government offices to facilitate finding housing, obtaining visas and residency permits, and handling the French social security system. The newly founded International Club, also on the Paris Campus, will organize cultural events to give the international students opportunities to socialize and meet their fellow students. In September the Paris Campus will also launch a "buddy system" where every international student will be paired up with by a French student who will give advice and support for everyday life in the French capital.

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