Fields of Research - Criminal Risks Management Chair

The Chair conducts ongoing studies in the following areas:

  • Terrorist organisations
  • Criminal organisations
  • Guerrillas
  • Local delinquency

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The Chair's research focuses on two complementary areas :


Global monitoring of criminal risks

The Chair's researchers constantly monitor the global news about criminal and terrorist risks, using specific tools and processes:

9000 referenced data sources (specialized data networks, local newspapers, business corespondence, radios and local TV channels, specialized blogs and websites, general interest websites, databases, press agencies).

2000 related facts detected and analyzed each month

500 analysis drafted each month.

This monitoring activity provides continual and reliable information in two areas:

- Criminal and terrorist players Daily monitoring of mafia activity and other transnational criminal organisations, regional and local criminal gangs, guerrillas and terrorist organizations.

- Criminal and terrorist activities Daily monitoring of information related to criminal and terrorist activities of interest to business organisations: terrorist attacks, kidnapping, piracy, extortion, money laundering, counterfeiting, smuggling, fraud, bid rigging, etc

Field studies

This comprehensive data collection on criminal and terrorist risks is collated with in-depth and multiannual field studies of cases of companies faced with criminal and terrorist risks in various parts of the world:


- Field studies in progress

Various field studies are or have been conducted in the following countries: Colombia, the United States, Canada, Algeria, Morocco, Chad, Cameroun, Nigeria (Niger delta), Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, China, Saudi Arabia, Madagascar, France, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia.

Carte de terrain

- Field studies in preparation

Other studies are currently being prepared in the following countries: Mexico, Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indonesia.




  • Academic Programmes
    Grande Ecole, MSc, Espeme, MBA: the Chair faculty teach over 800 students a year from all the EDHEC programmes.
  • Executive Education
    Members of the Chair faculty teach in Edhec's Executive MBA programme as well as in various in-company training programmes.



Academic conferences

- Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference 2008 - Köln

- Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference 2007- San Francisco

- 5th Annual Academy of International Business Conference (AIB) - Miami - Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS)

- Association Internationale de Management Stratégique (AIMS) - 15ème Conférence de l'AIMS, Annecy

- Association Internationale de Management Stratégique (AIMS) - 16ème Conférence de l'AIMS, Montréal.

Professionel conferences

- Institut Nationale des Hautes Etudes de Sécurité (INHES) - Session nationale - 2007 et 2008

- MEDEF - Colloque Sécurité économique - Octobre 2008

- European Cargo & Border Security Summit (ECBS) - 2009, Prague

- Club des Directeurs de Sécurité des Entreprises (CDSE) - La sécurité, enjeu de compétitivité pour les entreprises - Novembre 2008

- Fondation Edhec - Le crime ne connaît pas la crise, décembre 2008

- Collège Interarmées de Défense (CID) -  Colloque CID - Centre d'Etudes Diplomatiques et Stratégiques

- Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale (IHEDN) - Session nationale, conférence de comité

- Office Central de Lutte contre la Délinquance Itinérante (OCLDI) - Collège européen de Police

- Forum de Crans Montana - 6ème, 7ème et 8ème sommet sur le Crime Organisé Transnational - High level Experts Seminar de Tirana - Middle East Homeland and Global Security Forum Bahrein

- Académie de Police Criminelle de Colombie - 12ème Symposium international de Criminalistique

- Ecole Supérieure de Police criminelle de Chine - Séminaire international sur la sécurité des grands Evénements


Resources - Criminal Risks Management Chair

Various resources back up the work of the Chair:



Bertrand MONNET

Holder of the Criminal Risks Management Chair

Philippe VERY

former Dean of Faculty

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