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The Carisma Insight Incubator is an independent and impact-driven research organisation with a mission to do research that matters and that contributes to shaping the future of management by influencing the way people manage their businesses.

When we say that “we do management research” we mean that, once identified the management issue we must tackle, we immerge ourselves with the problem, collect data on what we observe, and use a mixture of rigorous methodologies, pure creativity and un-common sense to come up with solutions that nobody else have arrived at before.

The problems we tackle and the questions we aim to answer are usually complex, novel and difficult (sometime impossible) to solve.

The insight we generate is always actionable, normally uncommon and quite certainly against “common sense”.

The clients we work with are usually practitioners with an intellectual curiosity. They generally don’t have the time, patience or analytical skills to tackle the problem but a) they know they have a problem (or, as we like to call it, an opportunity) and b) believe in the power and benefits of “management science”.

"Innovators break the rules […] Trust them”

(Joseph Bordogna, deputy director of the National Science Foundation)

OUR RESEARCH MANTRA
We believe in knowledge for action
OUR RESEARCH IS…
Theoretically rich, empirically sound, managerially relevant and just plain insightful.
OUR INCUBATOR MENTALITY
At Carisma we have an incubator mentality. That is, we work hard to identify the underlying conditions that enable successful creativity
OUR ATTITUDE
We are curious, patient, persistent and ambitious

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On Friday the 15th of January, DNV carried out the annual certification audit of our Quality Management System. After auditing our QMS records and interviewing us on how Carisma manage various on-going projects, Steve Evans, DNV auditor, declared himself satisfied that our Quality Management System is sound and fit-for-purpose and that we do manage projects according to the ISO9001 international quality standard. 

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New Contract – Operations Management (Interim Management)

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2015 Emerald Awards for Excellence winning papers online

Strategic Outsourcing, an International Journal is the scientific journal edited by Carisma RCT’s Research Institute and edited by Emerald Group Publishing, the largest publisher of management research in the world.  As it is tradition, every year we ask our international editorial advisory board to vote for the past volume's best paper and best reviewers. Once the votes are collected, the winning papers are made available online for free access for a limited amount of time.

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