Visiting Professors

Each year, IGR-IAE welcomes around 20 visiting professors. In 2020-2021 we will welcome:

William CHEUNG

William CHEUNG is an Associate Professor at Waseda University in Tokyo.

His research interests include market liquidity, real estate finance, corporate finance, and household finance. His work has appeared in leading international journals including Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Futures Markets, Finance Research Letters, among others.

Evelien CROONEN  

Evelien CROONEN is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
Her research projects deal with franchising. She teaches chain management in the Master of Marketing FRSC (Franchising, Retail and Service Chains) with Pr Rozenn PERRIGOT.

Philippe DEBROUX  

Philippe DEBROUX is a Professor at the Soka University, Japan.
He gives lectures in "Management of Japanese companies" and "Human Resources in Japan" in the Master Administration des Entreprises.


Dr Martina GONZALEZ-GALLARZA is Professor at the University of Valencia, Spain.
She gives lectures in Marketing in our MSc in Business Administration (MAE DPI).


Dr Olesya GRISHCHENKO is from New York University, USA.
She shares several joint research projects in Finance with Pr. Franck MORAUX.

Frances GUNN

Dr. Frances Gunn is an Associate Professor with the Ted Rogers School of Retail Management at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. 

Dr. Gunn’s research interests include the professionalization of retail management careers, retail management education, and the development of innovation in retail services. 
She led workshops during the International Week in January 2019 and 2020.


Dr Amy H. JONES is an Associate Professor from the University of West Alabama, USA. She led workshops during the InternationaAmy Jonesl Week in January 2019 and 2020.

« The University of West Alabama and IGR-IAE Rennes have a wonderful partnership that benefits students and faculty at both institutions with academic exchange opportunities. In 2019, I had the pleasure of joining other fascinating professors during the International week on the IGR-IAE Rennes campus. This was my second time in Rennes as a visiting professor, and I thoroughly enjoyed teaching the Marketing students throughout the week. We covered topics like Stereotypes in Sports Media and Advertising, Visual Elements of Media, and Culture and Offensive ».




Dr. Nina Krey is an Assistant Professor at Rowan University, in Glassboro, New Jersey (USA).

Dr. Krey’s primary research interests include sensation and perception in value-added consumption experiences, contemporary issues related to new media (e.g. wearable technologies), and multi-method research approaches. 

During her stay she did a presentation during the "Eat and Think" workshop on the following topic: "A Meta-Analytical Review of PAD Within Retail Environments"


Pr. Naoki KURIYAMA is a Professor at the Faculty of Business Administration of Soka University in Tokyo, Japan.KURIYAMA N

His current research focuses on Labour-Management Relations and Supply Chain Challenges in Asia

He will teach the students of the Franco-Japanese Management Center and our international students from the Master in International Human Resources Project Management.

« It was my great pleasure to have had the opportunity this year to teach Japanese Human Resource Management to the excellent graduate students at IGR-IAE. It was an intensive one-week course with capable students of diversified nationalities. I enjoyed lively discussions about the successful model of Japanese management, along with the high commitment and strength of organisational citizenship behaviour in the workplace.
The city of Rennes is known for the most comfortable living conditions in France. I found a beautiful environment surrounded by greenery, quiet parks, and historical monuments. I can see many Japanese tourists in Rennes. They are going to go to the most attractive tourist points of interest for Japanese people, such as the Mont Saint-Miche


Michel MAGNAN  

Michel MAGNAN is Professor and Lawrence Bloomberg Chair in Accountancy, Concordia University, Canada.MAGNAN M
He gives lectures in our MSc in Finance, advanced studies and reseach, and leads seminars during our International Week.

« I have been a visiting professor at IGR-IAE de Rennes for several years and, I must confess, each visit is always a pleasure. The City offers all the facilities of a metropolis (metro, surface transportation, restaurants, shops) but on a human scale with a smile. IGR is a welcoming place with friendly staff and students. While buckwheat crepes are a major staple of Rennes restaurants (‘creperie’), the city has also a wide variety of all kinds of restaurants and bistros. To visit Rennes is to come back…»



Viet Dung NGUYEN

Professor NGUYEN is Head of the Department of Business Finance, Associate Dean of Research
in the Faculty of Banking and Finance, Foreign Trade University (FTU), Hanoi, Vietnam.



Dr Eugenia RUIZ-MOLINA is Assistant Professor in the Department of Marketing and Market Research, University of Valencia, Spain.
She has been teaching in several Marketing courses in English and participated in several e-learning and teaching-learning innovation projects. 

« It is always a pleasure for me to come to Rennes and to take part in the MBA in International Management of the IGR-IAE Rennes. Working with such a wide range of people originating from all over the world is a unique experience! It brings you both personal and professional rewards. I think it is a great opportunity for students to improve their hard and soft skills and get ready to develop their professional careers in a global marketplace. »




Sylvie SAINT-ONGE is a Professor in Human Resources Management at HEC Montreal, Canada.
She is invited by Pr Gwénaëlle POILPOT-ROCABOY and she gives lectures in the MSc in Human Resources Management.


Odile J. STREED is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, USA.
She is invited by Hoa VO and Karine PICOT-COUPEY  to give lectures in International Business in the 3rd year Bachelor.


Dr. Ana Claudia Torres Da Silva Estrella, professor of Business law and Business Ethics. She coordinates the Center for studies in Business Ethics (NEEPE) and coordinates as well the MBA program in Strategic Business (PGGN) at University Federal Fluminense- UFF in Rio de Janeiro.

She will teach the students of the Master of Business Administration in International Management.

Beatrice Van Der HEIJDEN  

Beatrice Van Der HEIJDEN is Head of the Department Strategic HRM, and Director of Research of the Responsible Organization Research Program. She holds a Chair in Strategic HRM at the Open Universiteit in the Netherlands, and at the University of Nijmegen, Radboud, the Netherlands.


Anna WATSON is a Reader at the University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
She teaches in chain development in the Master of Marketing FRSC (Franchising, Retail & Service Chains) with Pr Rozenn PERRIGOT.

Joachim WOLF 

Joachim WOLF is a Professor at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität of Kiel, Germany.WOLF Joachim
He gives lectures in Business in the Master of Business Administration in International Management.

« Nearly twenty years ago I have started to serve as a visiting professor at IGR-IAE Rennes, University of Rennes 1's graduate school of management. 

For me, it is always a pleasure to teach at Rennes. The students are bright and carefully prepared. They are really interested in the topic my teaching activity is referring to. Thus, in our sessions we have intensive and insightful discussions within the classroom. Furthermore, IGR's students stem from a larger number of countries which also matches perfectly with the topic of my courses.»



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