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Created on the 1 January 2013, the Institute of Social and Human Sciences of Poitiers is a joint Services and Research Unit attached to the University of Poitiers. It hosts 15 research laboratories of the University of Poitiers in human, economic and social sciences. Its mission is to promote active interdisciplinary research, develop technical platforms, promote and develop research in SHS in the region and open research to local social and economic bodies, offer technical, administrative and financial management support for its different laboratories, etc.


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The LabEx Cultural Industries and Artistic Creation is an interdisciplinary research laboratory focused on the practices and markets of culture, art and the digital world. Created in 2011 its main objectives are to define new economic models and regulation, to study new uses and emerging markets and the transformation of legal frameworks both in traditional activities and in the digital world.
ICCA brings together teams from several universities from different disciplines (sociology, economics, law, design, communication, education,…). Themes the different teams are working on : Cultural industries in the digital age, the convergence of content, new forms of production and circulation of content on the internet, the regulation of creative industries and the internet, traditional cultural industries, video games and educational games,…


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The National Centre for Scientific Research is the largest public body in France for scientific research. Under the administrative supervision of the French Ministry of Education and Ministry of Higher Education and Research, it was founded in 1939 to coordinate the activity of research laboratories in order to achieve a higher efficiency in scientific research.
With 31 444 employees in 2015 and an annual budget of approximately 3.3 billion euros, the CNRS operates in all fields of knowledge through 1116 research and services units, of which most are managed alongside different structures, such as universities, technical colleges and industries. y.

The University of Poitiers

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Founded in 1431 by Pope Eugene IV, the University of Poitiers is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Originally it was composed of five Colleges: theology, religious law, civil law, medicine and the arts.
As early as the 16th century, the University of Poitiers was the centrepiece of the city’s cultural life. At that time, with 4000 students, it was considered the second most important University in France after Paris. Some of the students were to become famous: Joachim du Bellay, Guez de Balzac, François Rabelais, René Descartes, Francis Bacon… After the French Revolution, which abolished provincial universities, the University of Poitiers was refounded and strengthened by the addition of new colleges (literature and science) during the 19th century.
The University of Poitiers currently serves more than 26,000 students and employs more than 3,000 people.

Young Consumers

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Young Consumers is a quarterly academic journal that is published by Emerald Publishing who have more than 300 carefully curated titles. I have been the Editor now since 2006 and have seen the journal grow and develop into perhaps the only journal that specialises in papers dealing with consumer research and consumption practices in children and youth. In more detail, Young Consumers offers ideas, insights and information on key issues across the whole youth market, from the initial stages of preparing for parenthood to kids, tweenies, teenagers and young people up to the age of 24. It offers a depth and breadth of knowledge and valuable data that is unobtainable elsewhere. It is the only publication embracing research by practitioners and academics that covers social issues involving children as young consumers.
Young Consumers is abstracted and indexed by: Business Source Complete; Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management and Marketing; Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Psychology and Psychiatry; EBSCO (Business Source Complete); EBSCO (TOC Premier); Electronic Collections Online; PsycINFO; ReadCube Discover; The Publication Forum (Finland); Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index; Zetoc (British Library) and we are ranked by: Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List – B ranking.
Scopus gave us a cite score in 2016 of 0.67 and for 2017 the present CiteScore Tracker is 1.01