Rabat Business School
Business Economics Actuary Research Lab (BEAR-Lab)
The faculty of Rabat Business School (RBS) is part of the Business Economics Actuary Research Lab (BEAR Lab). Researchers conduct studies in various disciplines related to management sciences including finance, marketing, supply chain management, human resources, behavioral economics, and industrial economics.
A Word from the Director 
Director of Research
The research conducted in the laboratory is a contribution to the overall strategy and reputation of the university. Researchers in the laboratory publish their studies in indexed and internationally ranked journals in their respective fields of expertise. In addition, and in line with the overall strategy of the university regarding research, the laboratory addresses issues that applied directly concern the Moroccan enterprise and the national economic landscape, thus aiming at solving business problems and contributing to the overall development of the Moroccan economy.
The laboratory regularly organizes conferences, seminars and events in collaboration with national and international partners. These events provide a platform for laboratory members to develop research activities in partnership with their counterparts both nationally and internationally, and thus contribute to the reputation and standing of the laboratory and the university. Members of the laboratory regularly participate in external conferences and seminars, symposia, city councils and radio and television programs.

Some recent publications from RBS / BEAR-Lab members:

- KOUAISSAH Noureddine, “Weighted-additive fuzzy multi-choice goal programming (WA-FMCGP) for supporting renewable energy site selection decisions”, European Journal of Operational Research, 2020 (CNRS1)

- AOUAM Tarik, “Planning capacity and safety stocks in a serial production-distribution system with multiple products”, European Journal of Operational Research, 2020 (CNRS1)

- AOUAM Tarik, “Extending the strategic safety stock placement model to consider tactical production smoothing”, European Journal of Operational Research, 2019 (CNRS1)

- EL AROUI Mhamed Ali, “On application of the Precautionary Principle to Ban GMVs: An Evolutionary Model of New Seed Technology Integration”, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2020 (CNRS2)

- AOUAM Tarik, “Optimizing production capacity and safety stocks in general acyclic supply chains”, Computers & Operations Research, 2020 (CNRS2)

- CHAOUALI Walid, “Optimal image mix cues and their impacts on consumers' purchase intention”, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 2020 (CNRS3)

- KOUAISSAH Noureddine, “Optimizing Sustainable and Renewable Energy Portfolios using a Fuzzy Interval Goal Programming Approach”, Computers & Industrial Engineering, 2020 (CNRS3)

- BEN AMAR Amine, “Who Drives the Dance? Further Insights from a Time-Frequency Wavelet Analysis of the Interrelationship Between Stock Markets and Uncertainty”, International Journal of Finance and Economics, 2020 (CNRS3)

- KOUAISSAH Noureddine, “XOR Analytic Hierarchy Process and Its Application in the Renewable Energy Sector”, Omega, 2019 (CNRS 2)

- AOUAM Tarik, “On the effect of overtime and subcontracting on supply chain safety stocks”, Omega, 2019 (CNRS 2)

- BOUBAKER Heni, “Price risk and hedging strategies in Nord Pool electricity market evidence with sector indexes”, Energy Economics, 2019 (CNRS2)

- AOUAM Tarik, “An agency perspective for multi-mode project scheduling with time/cost trade-offs”, Computers & Operations Research, 2019 (CNRS2)

- BOUBAKER Heni, “Wavelet Estimation Performance of Fractional Integrated Processes with Heavy-Tails”, Computational Economics, 2019 (CNRS3)

- AOUAM Tarik, “Effect of setup time reduction on supply chain safety stocks”, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, October 2018 (CNRS 3)

- ZOUADI Tarik, “Hybrid manufacturing/ remanufacturing lot-sizing problem and supplier selection with returns, under carbon emission constraint”, International Journal of Production Research, November 2017 (CNRS 2)