Centers and Facilities

Business schools open new research centers and learning facilities.

EM Lyon Business School in France has launched the Artificial Intelligence in Management (AIM) Institute, which will be directed by Renaud Champion. The institute will conduct research through two centers. The AIM Research Center for Work and Organization, directed by Ruthanne Huising, will examine the implications of AI for work, labor markets, and organizational design and governance. The AIM Research Center on Artificial Intelligence in Value Creation, directed by Margherita Pagani, will examine how AI affects value creation and fosters new business models.

In November, the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University in North Carolina officially dedicated its new facility, Richard W. Sankey Hall. Jim and Beth Sankey provided the lead gift to fund construction of the three-story, 30.000-square-foot building, which is named after Jim Sankey's late father, a business leader in Canton, Ohio. In addition to offering new classroom, office. breakout, and collaboration spaces, Sankey Hall is home to the school's Doherty Center for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Chandler Family Professional Sales Center, a design thinking center. and a financial education center.

HEC Paris in France has opened its first office for West and Central Africa in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The school plans to use the office to train hundreds of financial managers and business strategists each year. It will deliver two executive certificates through the office-one in the management of strategic units and one in finance-as well as several short programs on managerial themes that meet the needs of African leaders.