Maria-Giuseppina Bruna, Chair Director
Founded in 2016 and since then chaired by Dr. Maria Giuseppina Bruna, the IPAG Chair 'Towards an Inclusive Company' is an interdisciplinary platform for action-research, expertise, training and scientific dissemination, which is aimed at exploring the cross-cutting issues of agility, inclusion and innovation at work.
Benefiting from the support of some fifteen Corporate sponsors and partners, the Chair manages and conducts a dozen action-research programs to enlighten the companies in their strategic choices, their societal commitment and their organizational changes. The Chair aims at contributing to the economic viability, the social acceptability and the environmental sustainability of the firms’ business models. The Chair puts the quest for meaning, efficiency and resilience at the very heart of its heuristics.
As a partner of the French public authorities, it investigates the future of jobs, organizations and management, and investigates the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the corporate strategy and practices. Rooted in the socio-economic world, the Chair pays particular attention to the incubation, empowerment and optimization of inclusive networks (or communities of change leaders), understood as the antechambers of tomorrow's companies and laboratories for a new style of leadership: situational, shared, learning, agile and inclusive, as well.
The Chair weaves ties among its areas of expertise, for example by studying the links between optimizing talent detection and development systems (in a VUCA context) and the implementation of inclusive networks, or by exploring firm’s forecasting with regard to agility, inclusion and innovation.
The Chair benefits from the sponsorship of thirteen great organizations: o the Foundation Égalité Mixité (and its sponsors AXA, ENGIE, ORANGE, MICHELIN),
Among its older partners, it is worth mentioning CARREFOUR Group and OGILVY France. As a strategic partner of the French Association of Diversity Managers (AFMD), the Chair cooperates with the Foundation Acting Against Exclusion (FACE), the National Association of HR Directors (ANDRH). The Chair’s team counts 10 IPAG permanent teacher-researchers and an international network of about twenty researchers and associated experts (including Mr. François Bellami, lecturer-researcher expert in disability and leadership). Dr. B. Ben Lahouel and Dr. A. Jahmane serves as Chair’s senior researchers and experts in methodology.