The Louvain Research Institute in Management and Organizations (LouRIM) is devoted to theoretical and applied, empirical and experimental studies of management of private and public organizations, including but not limited to research on internal and external functional management processes that are present in all enterprises and organizations. Since management by itself is characterized by its multiple facets, dynamics and interdependence with resource, process and product development, the science of management requires multiple approaches in terms of functional orientation, research methodology and focus. This is why the Institute mobilizes around 30 faculty members and 70 researchers from the fields of economics, information system science, operations research, psychology and sociology to address management questions of societal and economic relevance.
The Institute enables creative and high-impact research, effective doctoral training and attract external financing. Open to disciplinary excellence in related areas, the Institute also has a large number of associated members from other institutes such as IACCHOS, ICTEAM, IMMAQ and ISPOLE.
Besides the organization of research activities, endowed research chairs and sponsored research, LouRIM coordinates information about the Doctoral School of Management with around 70 active doctoral students and around 10 doctoral degrees awarded each year.