Areas of focus

Discover the strategic backbone behind our research and innovation activities

Areas of focus: our strategy

The E4S Center’s mission is to inspire and activate the transition to a resilient and inclusive economy within planetary boundaries, mindful of the opportunities and challenges raised by scientific and technological change.

To achieve this ambitious mission, we have defined three areas of focus to structure and guide our research endeavors towards impactful and sustainable solutions. Each area of focus is organized into specific topics that act as a common scientific backbone for a our research and innovation projects. 

I. SHAPING INSTITUTIONS, POLICIES AND NORMS

In this focus area, our research is oriented towards shaping the broader context in which industries and organizations operate. We analyze and propose innovations in economic policies, institutional frameworks, and societal norms. By addressing the larger ecosystem, our aim is to create an environment that fosters sustainable practices and resilient systems on a global scale.

II. TRANSFORMING KEY INDUSTRIAL SECTORS

The second focus area delves into the unique challenges and opportunities within specific industries or economic sectors. By focusing on these sectors, we aim to drive innovation, efficiency, and sustainability within the core engines of our economy, fostering a ripple effect that positively influences the wider ecosystem.

III. REIMAGINING MANAGERIAL PRACTICES

Within this focus area, our research is dedicated to exploring and reimagining the very fabric of organizations and how they operate. By scrutinizing managerial practices, we seek to identify and promote innovative approaches that enhance organizational efficiency, adaptability, and sustainability. This includes a deep dive into leadership styles, corporate cultures, and decision-making processes that can shape a more resilient and forward-looking business landscape.