• Cultural and creative industries
  • Digital World and Robotics
  • Energy and Environment
  • Societal and economic transition & Risk management

Economics, Finance, Management and Innovation Laboratory (LEFMI)

Research unit - UR 4286


We are a team of researchers in economics, finance, and management whose problematic questions the functioning and evolution of commercial and financial exchanges, as well as the behavior of agents in the economic sphere.
To develop our analyzes, we endeavor to mobilize a plurality of methodological approaches: theoretical, empirical (quantitative and qualitative analyzes) and historical (including the history of economic thought).

If economic analysis remains at the heart of our scientific approach, we are nevertheless sensitive to the idea that only a multidisciplinary approach (combining economics and management, economics and history, economics and politics, economics and sociology, economics and natural sciences, economics and computer science) can fuel our reflection in a context of profound changes, linked both to technological upheavals (artificial intelligence, development of blockchains, algorithmic data processing), and to the need to reinvent new models that are more respectful of the environment (ecological transition, green finance, etc.) and people.


  • Sabine Leriche
  • Loredana URECHE-RANGAU
  • Vanessa CASADELLA
    Deputy director LEFMI


Pôle Universitaire Cathédrale, 10 placette Lafleur



Effectif total : 61

Personnel de recherche : 40

Personnel d'appui à la recherche : 1



Main research topic: innovation, developed within two axes:

1. Money and Finance: Theories, changes, innovations (Head: Odile Lakomski-Laguerre)

• Digital currencies, “new” monetary theory, economic mechanisms – institutions, monetary policy, public debt management, banking system stability, climate change and financial system

• Non-conventional finance and financial markets, engagement, technical and financial innovations (crowdfunding, fintech, neobank), ethical and societal challenges and risks

2. Organization, industrial innovation, multinational firms (Head: Vanessa Casadella)

• Models and organizational characteristics underlying innovation, renewal of organizational arrangements, HR strategies - development of dynamic capacities, ad-hoc services creation, new institutional arrangements, new jobs

• Digital transformation, surveillance capitalism, new business models, digital sovereignty

Example(s) of projects

• PhD scolarship/funding from the HdF Region (starting September 2022): “To what extent could decentralized finance (blockchain) contribute positively to the ecological transition?”, PhD student: Gabriel Tailleur, Supervisor: O. Lakomski-Laguerre

• Participant in the Mastering AI Applications (MAIA) Project, coordinator Université d’Artois, partner UPJV, passed 2nd stage of calls for projects “Excellence”

• Proposal for the call for projects “Circular economy – New models of development”, V. Casadella (LEFMI), RRI, RIME Lab Lille, UTC Compiègne, Laboratoire Heudiasyc, LEM

• Project proposal ANR/ASTRID: “Individual power, State power: The deterritorialization of digital sovereignty” (PIPE – DSN), UPJV: W. Bouaynaya (LEFMI), I. Saad (MIS); T. Tounkara (Institut Mines-Télécom Business School)

• Project proposal PHC Cèdre: “The contribution of SDG to the sustainable economic recovery and growth of Lebanese firms”, L. Ureche-Rangau & Nada Boustani (LEFMI & Univ Saint Joseph)

Example(s) of publications

1. Brière, M., Pouget, S., Ureche-Rangau, L., 2020, Les votes des investisseurs institutionnels sur les externalités produites par les entreprises : Le cas de deux investisseurs emblématiques, Revue d’Economie Financière, 2020/2/138 : « Finance Climatique », p. 119-138. 🡭

2. Casadella V. Tahi S., 2019, L’utilisation du concept S.N.I dans les P.E.D : quelle pertinence conceptuelle pour quels indicateurs ? Revue d’Economie industrielle 2019/3/167 p. 9-37. 🡭

3. Desmedt, Ludovic et Odile Lakomski-Laguerre. 2015, L’alternative monétaire Bitcoin : une perspective institutionnaliste. Revue de la régulation, 18(2e semestre). 🡭

4. Erragragui E., Hassan M. K., Peillex J., Khan A. N. F., 2018, Does ethics improve stock market resilience in times of instability? » Economic Systems, 42(3), p. 450-469. 🡭

5. Rey, A., Bouaynaya, W., 2022, Building Trust in Artificial Intelligence: Findings from Healthcare Organization, AMCIS 2022 Proceedings. 2. 🡭

All publications can be found here : 🡭

Collaborations/Partners/Scientific clients

Nationales : IAE Paris, TSE, Univ Artois, Univ Aix-Marseille, Univ Clermont Ferrand, Univ. Dijon, ULCO, Univ Lyon 2, Univ. Nantes, Univ Reims Champagne Ardenne, Univ Strasbourg

Internationales : Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, University of National and World Economy (UNWE), Nouvelle Université Bulgare, Bulgaria, Université Laval, Canada, Université Sud-Ouest pour les Minzus, Chengdu, China, Université Marien Ngouabi de Brazzaville, Congo, Univ St Joseph, CNAM, Lebanon, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia, Université Internationale de Rabat, Université de Tanger, Morroco, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Université d’Ouest Timisoara, Univ Politehnica Timisoara, Romania, Bournemouth University, UK, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal, Université de Tunis, Tunisia, Stonehill College, USA

Collaborations/Partners/Private Clients

Vigeo Eiris, Amiens Cluster

Services offers

Training offers

Several LEFMI members teach in work-linked diplomas, both under and post graduate (UFR EG, IAE, IUT Oise).

Consulting services

We provide consulting services related to all our areas of expertise.


Affiliated institutions / organisations


Doctoral schools

Regional strategic areas of activity

  • Cultural and creative industries
    • New ways of learning
    • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D and 360° Interaction
  • Digital World and Robotics
    • Artificial intelligence, image processing, data science
    • Cybersecurity and digital trust
    • Digital transformation, digital social inclusion
  • Energy and Environment
    • Circular economy
    • Observation, monitoring and management of the environment
    • Renewable energies
  • Societal and economic transition & Risk management
    • Digital transformation, organizational agility, digital social inclusion
    • New economic models
    • Public and European policies
    • Resilience, risk factors and fragility
    • Societal issues, employment, inclusion, social innovation
    • Territories, heritage and culture