April 4, 2012
After winning the highest distinction for a dissertation in information systems in December 2011, Professor Ryad Titah (IT) has now received further recognition. At the awards ceremony for different HEC Montréal program departments, on March 29, he won the 2011 Mercure Award for the best doctoral thesis, along with a cash prize of $3,000. He was one of 19 PhD graduates from 2011, including the six finalists.
His thesis, supervised by Professor Henri Barki (IT), holder of the Canada Research Chair in Implementing and Managing Information Technology, is entitled Utilisation et impact du gouvernement électronique au niveau municipal.
The jury for the Mercure Award consisted of Professors Veronika Kisfalvi (Management), Simon Lalancette (Finance) and Michel Normandin (Applied Economics). They considered the quality of the thesis, its contributions and impact (awards and scholarships won by the candidate, publications, lectures, employment after graduation, grants, etc.) and its publication potential.
The other finalists for the 2011 Mercure Award for the best doctoral thesis:
Mélanie Dufour-Poirier, Construction d'une coalition syndicale internationale : analyse d'une perspective Nord-Sud
Director: Christian Lévesque
Siham Meknassi, Essays on Cross-Listing and International Mergers and Acquisitions
Director: Jean-Claude Cosset
Andrew Papadopoulos, Diversity and Performance in Mergers and Acquisitions
Director: Louis Hébert
Hasina Rasata, Investissements en capacité de production dans les marchés déréglementés de l'électricité : approches par la théorie des jeux
Michel Yevenunye Keoula, Four Essays in Natural Resource Economics and Carbon Markets Finance
Director: Michèle Breton