October 1, 2014
The new generation in SMBs and succession planning in family businesses, media and the francophone world, distractions at the wheel, intelligent and digital cities: our professors and researchers will be contributing their expertise on these topics at the 27th Entretiens Jacques-Cartier, from October 2 to 12.
A number of HEC Montréal faculty members are playing important roles at 4 of the 30 colloquiums on social, technological, political, cultural, scientific and economic topics during the event. In addition, Honorary Professor Jacques Parizeau (HEC 1950) will receive an honorary PhD on October 5, during the inaugural session. Mr. Parizeau was a professor at HEC Montréal from 1955 to 1976, and Director of the Institute of Applied Economics at the School from 1973 to 1975.
Management professors Luis Cisneros and Réal Jacob will kick things off at HEC Montréal on October 7 as they join scholars and practitioners from Quebec, other parts of Canada and Europe to present their major findings on a number of themes: dynamics between sellers and buyers; support in the succession and transfer processes; passing along and taking over businesses; and business relaunches. Associate Professor Franck Barès, Full-time Lecturer Carol Bélanger, Co-ordinator of the National Bank | HEC Montréal Entrepreneurship Institute Observatory Gabriel Chitara and post-doctoral student Naima Chermem will also be discussing their views at this colloquium.
On October 8, also at the School, Adjunct Professor and Director of the Media Centre Sylvain Lafrance and Taïeb Hafsi, Walter J. Somers Chair in International Strategic Management, will join several other prestigious speakers from the media and the international francophone community, strategic management researchers and new media representatives to debate the future of the media in the French-speaking world and see how they can respond to the many technological advances and changes in their markets. Marketing professors Pierre Balloffet and Jean-Jacques Stréliski will also take part in the theme workshops.
Are cell phones and texting while driving safety hazards? On October 7 and 8, in Quebec City, participants will take a wide-ranging look at this topic, with the help of Full Professor François Bellavance (Management Sciences).
On October 6, at the Society for Arts and Technology headquarters, participants will examine best practices and exemplary projects in the area of digital tools and infrastructures in cities, with the help of two members of the Mosaic group (managing creativity) at HEC Montréal: Visiting Professor Raphaël Suire, who will speak about attractive economies, and Associate Professor Laurent Simon (Management), as a member of the panel looking at creative ecosystems.