January 21, 2009
Louis Jacques Filion, holder of the Rogers - J.A. Bombardier Chair of Entrepreneurship, recently won the Advancia-CCIP award for the best book on entrepreneurship, in the category for the author(s) of a theory paper or book in the field of entrepreneurship published in France in 2008. Professor Filion won for Les représentations entrepreneuriales, published by Éditions ESKA, which he co-edited with Christian Bourion. The award ceremony was held on January 20, at the head office of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris (CCIP).
Organized by Advancia, an institute of higher learning founded by the CCIP, the Advancia-CCIP award recognizes the authors of the year’s best books in French in the field of entrepreneurship. In 2009 there were 24 finalists in 5 categories.
Note that Professor Filion won an Advancia award in the Books for young entrepreneurs category in 2007, the first year of the competition for Devenir entrepreneur : des enjeux aux outils, a book on becoming an entrepreneur, written in co-operation with Alain Fayolle and with contributions by Professors Céline Bareil and Louise St-Cyr, among others.
Professor Filion has always been interested in entrepreneurial practices, and has received many of the most prestigious awards saluting his commitment to research and to promoting entrepreneurship on the national and international scenes.
Among his most recent distinctions are the François-Albert Angers Award, from HEC Montréal, in December 2008, for the best textbook published in 2007, entitled Management des PME, de la création à la croissance. The textbook, with contributions by 31 recognized researchers in the field of entrepreneurship, both in Canada and abroad, also received the award for the best educational business book, from the Coop HEC Montréal, in June 2008. In April 2008, Professor Filion was awarded the Mérite promotion de l'entrepreneuriat in recognition of his commitment throughout his career to promoting entrepreneurship among young people. Quebec Premier Jean Charest presented him with this prestigious distinction at the 28th Mercuriades gala, held in Montreal.