Interdisciplinary Institute of Business Development

Developing, innovating, managing, striving for excellence

One institute,
26 employees,

4 main research areas...


Developing and assuring excellence: this is the motto of the Interdisciplinary Institute for Business Development (IIDE), to be applied in its collaborations with businesses and public entities. Applications include: management, governance, finance, leadership, human resources, ethics, sustainability, and innovation.  

Head of the Institute

Florent Ledentu
+41 (0)24 557 28 08

Yannick Arnould
+41 (0)24 557 23 18

A need, an idea, a project?

HEIG-VD, Centre St-Roch
Institut IDE
Av. des sports 20
CH - 1401 Yverdon-les-Bains

Main research areas

Business Finance and Governance (FGE)

  • financial reporting
  • corporate governance
  • business valuation and transfer
  • business controlling

Innovation Management and Business Development (MIDA)

  • support for business development
  • technology management
  • interdisciplinary approach to developing products and services

Sustainability and Responsibility of Organizations and Products (DROP)

  • corporate social responsibility
  • ecodesign
  • product life cycle evaluation and environmental management
  • sustainable development strategy
  • business ethics and multivariate analysis

Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics (RHDO)

  • HR strategy, processes and Policy
  • management and evaluation of individual and collective performance
  • occupational health
  • intercultural and international management
On 1 January 2015, this institute of the HEG Department changed its name from IGE with IIDE.

Project example

Evaluation of individual and collective performance

Work is becoming ever more collective, so more and more organisations use teamwork goals to manage the performance of their staff. Is this system of collective performance effective? What are its advantages and disadvantages? In which situation does it work best? Is it a solution to the growing criticism of performance assessment at the individual level?

Some research partners