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Isabelle Le Breton-Miller, Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae (version en français)

isabelle.le-breton@hec.ca

Academic credentials

 

 

Positions

  • HEC Montréal – Holder of the Chair of Succession and Family Enterprise (2012-…)
  • HEC Montréal – Associate Professor (2011-…)
  • HEC Montréal – Guest Professor at the rank of Associate Professor (2008-2011)
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton – Senior Research Fellow (2001-…)
  • Consultant or manager in various organizations: e.g.  McKinsey & Co. (Boston), Generation Net (Montreal), National Bank of Canada (Montreal), City of Montreal.

Research interests

  • Family Enterprises
  • Sustainability and Resilience of Firms
  • Business Strategy and Governance
  • Transfer or Take-Over of Companies
  • Succession Planning

Courses commonly taught

  • 2-411-00 – Management of Large Corporations
  • 30-400-92 – Management
  • 4-435-94 – Management: Environments and Practice  
  • 6-418-11 – Understanding, Managing and Advising Family Enterprise

Research grants

  • 2011-2014 – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – SSHRC (standard research grant).  When do family firms succeed? Miller, D. (principal investigator) & I. Le Breton-Miller (co-investigator).
  • 2009‐2012 – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – SSHRC (standard research grant).  Governance, Strategy and Performance in North American Family Firms: An Embeddedness Reconciliation.  Le Breton-Miller, I. (principal investigator) & D. Miller (co-investigator).

Editorial boards

  • Business Horizons
  • Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice
  • Family Business Review
  • Journal of Family Business Strategy
  • Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research

Representative publications

  • Le Breton-Miller, I.; Miller, D. & Lester, R.H. (2011). Stewardship or Agency: A Social Embeddedness Reconciliation of Conduct and Performance in Public Family Businesses, Organization Science 22(3): 704-721. Family Firm Institute (FFI) Best Unpublished Research Paper Award, New York 2009.
  • Miller, D.; Le Breton-Miller, I. & Lester, R.H.  (2011). Family and Lone-Founder Ownership and Strategic Behavior: Social context, identity and institutional logics, Journal of Management Studies 48(1): 1-25. Journal of Management Studies Best Paper Prize for 2011, received in 2012.
  • Miller, D.; Le Breton-Miller, I. & Lester, R.H. (2010). Family Ownership and Acquisition Behavior in Publicly-Traded Companies, Strategic Management Journal 31(2): 201-214.
  • Le Breton-Miller, I. & Miller, D. (2009). Agency vs. Stewardship in Public Family Firms: A Social Embeddedness Reconciliation, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice 33(6): 1169-1191.
  • Miller, D.; Le Breton-Miller, I. & Scholnick, B. (2008). Stewardship vs. Stagnation: An Empirical Comparison of Small Family and Non-Family Businesses, Journal of Management Studies 45(1): 50-78.
  • Miller, D.; Le Breton-Miller, I.; Lester, R.H. & Cannella, A.A. (2007). Are Family Firms Really Superior Performers? Journal of Corporate Finance 13(5): 829-858.
  • Miller, D. & Le Breton-Miller, I. (2005). Managing for the Long Run: Lessons in Competitive Advantage from Great Family Businesses. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press. (translate in 6 languages)

Awards and distinctions

  • Journal of Management Studies Best Paper Prize for 2011, received in August 2012.
  • Prix Chenelière Éducation / Gaëtan Morin 2011 (Prize for best researcher at the rank of Associate Professor at HEC Montreal)
  • Family Firm Institute (FFI), Best Unpublished Research Paper Award, New York 2010
  • Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2009
  • New Hot Paper in Economics and Business by Essential Science Indicators of Thomson Science Watch (representing 0.1 of 1% of the most cited articles for the years 2007 & 2008)
  • Best Family Business Paper Award, Academy of Management Conference 2007
  • Family Firm Institute (FFI), Best Unpublished Research Paper Award, Miami 2007
  • JP Morgan Private Bank, “Top 10 Books - Sixth Annual Summer Reading List, 2005” pour Managing for the Long Run Run. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.

Full list of publications

Book published -- peer-reviewed

 

Articles published or accepted in peer-reviewed journals

Sundry articles and case studies

  • Miller, D. & Le Breton-Miller, I. (2006). Lessons from Family Firms about Managing for the Long Run, Leader to Leader Magazine No. 39, 13-17.
  • Le Breton-Miller, I. & Miller, D. (2005). “The Most Successful Form of Enterprise”, in Shefsky, L.E. & Ward, J.L. (eds).  2005 Kellogg Family Business Conference: Best Practices & New Ideas, May 17-18, 2005. Evanston (IL): Kellogg School of Management / Northern Trust / Duff & Phelps, pp. 42-44.
  • Miller, D. & Le Breton-Miller, I.  (2005). Who gets what in the carve-up? (case), Families in Business no 23, 12-13.
  • Miller, D. & Le Breton-Miller, I. (2005). How to bridge the gap when two partners have opposing visions for the company’s operation (case), Families in Business no. 21, 18-19.

 

 

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