We AIM To be a next-generation academic organization That CONNECTS WITH the business community to promote DEMOCRACY AND defend free enterprise.

Future ages will look back with astonishment on the amount of wasted labour involved in the production of unread academic work.

— Colin McCabe, Critical Quarterly (2005)


The rise of rigorous research in business schools has fostered an unfortunate paradox: business schools have become increasingly disconnected from practice.

— John Eckhardt and James C. Wetherbe, Harvard Business Review (2014)


WE WILL PUSH BACK academic boundaries to break away from PASSIVE research and drive real change.


Islamic Radicalism in the Workplace

On Thursday 16 November 2017 in Paris the people behind FIRM are bringing together the world's most informed experts on Islamic radicalism together with executives from flagship corporates. They'll be coming together in one room for our first Islamic Radicalism in the Workplace conference.

A wide range of topics will be covered. From religious accommodation to detection of radicalization. From lethal attacks on soft targets to lawfare against employers. From micro-financing of jihad to security and protection of employees and customers. And everything in between.

We're curating an incredible group of people who are working tirelessly to find solutions to the global scourge of Islamic radicalization. Admission to hear them speak and ask them questions is by registration and we're vetting every prospective attendee to make sure we have the right people in the room. If you'd like to apply you can do so here.


The banner image is the title page from The Complete English Tradesman (1726) by Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe. As well as being a novelist, Defoe was an entrepreneur, a spy and a pioneer of economic journalism. Half a century before Adam Smith's Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776) he argued that trade was a catalyst for social, cultural and technological progress.