The CREAM's strategy is to unite the researches of the different members around a strong theme: the new issues of globalization and the consequences. CREAM brings together economists whose works focus on:
- International economics
- Public economics
- Development economics (local / global)
- Industrial economics
- Labor economics
- The social economy
- Financial economics
- Education economics
This strategy is based on a complementarity of interests and skills acquired by the members of the team on themes or geographical areas.
Scientific output is characterized by numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, books and book chapters, as well as papers in national and international conferences, which contribute to the unit visibility within the scientific community.
In terms of outreach in the landscape of local research, the research team develops privileged links with the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Institute (IRIHS), by participating in the GRR (Large Research Network) and Culture and Societies in Normandy (CSN).
The international integration of the unit results from the research and teaching collaborations that members have established with numerous countries: either as part of research projects or international cooperation or through participation in research networks defined around common or complementary themes. It has also been supported by the emergence of new projects in line with the transversal theme point out by CREAM.
The research activities are articulated closely with the education. The team are involved in the Master degrees in economics at the University of Rouen and especially in the Master degree called "Economy and Development Territories" (EDT)
This responds to a growing demand emanating, both in France and in Northern and Southern countries, from local authorities and public administrations (which have become full-fledged drivers of their territory), but also from private or public companies and associations. The thesis topics proposed contribute to the training for future executives and decision-makers, to the intellectual processes necessary for a rigorous knowledge of the economic reality and the main issues connected to globalization.