Associate Professor and Pedagogical Head, Department of Business & Society
AUDENCIA BUSINESS SCHOOL
COURSE AT A GLANCE
The Economic Alternative Models course targets students with a general background in economics. It provides insights on new business models and alternatives to conventional economic theories. Through this course, we expect to make students aware that, in today’s world, things are rapidly changing. In this context, conventional economics does not provide the necessary models and solutions to the challenges we are facing (from poverty, inequality, financial crisis to climate change). The course presents new alternative economic models. Further, it opens the debate and conducts students to reflect on those developments. If these new economic models provide solutions, they also have negative effects. It might be too early to realize, but early enough to see the signs. Key to this course is developing critical thinking skills. Another key aspect is to present the range of possibilities and solutions and encourage students to be innovative and creative, as well as inclusive.
This course was developed with support from Elvire Bornand, Céline Louche, Laura Nirello, Cécile Renault, and Claire-Isabelle Roquebert.
“The Audencia Grande Ecole Master’s degree is recognized both nationally and internationally in the area of business management for its day-to-day commitment for innovation and CSR. Conceptualized a few years ago, the ‘Alternative Economic Models’ course embodies that ambition: being bold in order to both help our students to become responsible managers and encourage them learn to be daring!
— NICOLAS ARNAUD
DIRECTOR AUDENCIA GRANDE ECOLE MASTER; HOLDER OF THE CHAIR IN MANAGEMENT INNOVATIONS
Sandrine Stervinou is an associate professor and Pedagogical Head of the Department Business & Society at Audencia. Her research interests focus on companies and territories, principally on the anchorage side of companies. More specifically, she is interested in social economy and especially worker cooperatives. Currently, she teaches strategic management and social economy.