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  • par rapport au programme de M. Sc., contactez Aurelia Durand, responsable de l'option Affaires internationales de la M. Sc., aurelia.durand@hec.ca
  • concernant les projets en entreprises, contactez Yves Plourde, professeur agrégé en Affaires internationales, yves.plourde@hec.ca


Projets de recherche │Research Projects

+  Innovation configurations in the Rioja Wine SMEs

Theme: Innovation configurations in the Rioja wine SMEs

Summary: Innovation is one the discussed topics in the research on the wine industry. However, the wine industry is very heterogeneous and research on their innovation activities is needed in order to broaden our understanding on factors and mechanisms behind the capability-building and quality-upgrading processess of wine SMEs.

For more details, consult the PDF version.

Type of project: Research mandate - Supervised project or Master thesis

Professor: David Doloreux

When: Summer and fall semesters 2020

If you are interested by this project or for any information, please contact david.doloreux@hec.ca

+  Innovation zone as a new instrument of entrepreneurship and regional economic development policy

Theme: Innovation zone as a new instrument of entrepreneurship and regional economic development policy: the Quebec experience

Summary: In 2020, the Quebec government created innovation zone as a policy tool to increase the commercialization of innovation, exports, local and foreign investment and business productivity. The idea behind the creation of innovation zones is to attract talent, entrepreneurs, and researcher from Quebec and elsewhere in delimited geographic areas. The basic objective of the research mandate is to provide to scholars and policy-makers with an initial attempt to produce a more scientific definition for innovation zone from the perspectives of innovation eco-system and regional economic development.

For more details, consult the PDF version

Professor: David Doloreux

When: Summer and fall semesters 2020

Type of project: Research mandate - Supervised project

If you are interested by this project or for any information, please contact david.doloreux@hec.ca

+  Business incubators and accelerators: the case of Quebec

Theme: Business incubators and accelerators: the case of Quebec

Type of project: Research mandate - Supervised project or Master thesis

Summary: Business incubators and accelerators are becoming an increasing popular tool for supporting start-ups. This project aims to provide an inventory of the business incubators and accelerators (BIAs) in Quebec with the objective to provide new knowledge about the principles, the policy rational and the main structural properties of BIAs.

For more details consult the PDF version

Professors: Pengfei Li and David Doloreux

When: Summer and fall semesters 2020

If you are interested by this project or for any information, please contact david.doloreux@hec.ca 

+  AI Industry in Montreal

Theme: AI Industry in Montreal

Summary: The project will look into the resilience and innovativeness of tech ecosystem of Montreal, with a particular focus on Montreal’s dynamic artificial intelligence (AI) cluster. The aim of the project is to conduct a multilevel and multifaceted analysis of different types of innovations (product, process, organizational, marketing, etc.) and business models that are produced by the local AI firms and evaluate how these different innovation types are affected by multiple factors ranging from the intrinsic firm-level strategies to the structure of inter-firm collaborations revealed in local, regional and global interfirm networking. The project will employ mixed methods including qualitative and quantitative analyses.

For more information, consult the PDF version

Type of project: Master thesis

Professors: Ekaterina Turkina, Associate Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

and David Doloreux, Professor, Department of International Business

When: September 2020

Who: Two (2) students

Remuneration: Scholarships will be provided by the Research Chair on Innovation and Regional Development and the Reserach Chair on Global Innovation Networks

If you are interested or for more information, please contact:

Ekaterina Turkina ekaterina.turkina@hec.ca

David Doloreux  david.doloreux@hec.ca


Projets en entreprises/organisations│Internship and Interventions

+  CHU Sainte-Justine et Pôle Ideos

Thème : Produire des CAR-T autrement : conditions de succès

Résumé : Examiner (1) les enjeux économiques, sociaux, réglementaires et financiers liés à la commercialisation de thérapies cellulaires et géniques, en prenant comme exemple les CAR-T anti-leucémie aiguë lymphoblastique (LLA) destinée à une population pédiatrique, et (2) la faisabilité de développer une organisation à vocation sociale, vouée à rendre accessible ce type de thérapies sans menacer la viabilité du système de santé.

Consultez la version complète du projet

Partenaires : CHU Sainte-Justine et le Pôle Ideos

Professeur : Luciano Barin Cruz
avec le support de Dr Henrique Bittencourt

Soumission de candidature : Dès que possible

Qui : un (1) étudiant. Bourse de 3000$ disponible.

Type de projet : projet supervisé ou mémoire

Si vous êtes intéressé par ce projet ou pour tout renseignement complémentaire, contactez le Pr Barin-Cruz, luciano.barin-cruz@hec.ca

+  Kanpe

Thème : Répertorier les meilleures pratiques d'autofinancement dans le secteur des OSBL

Résumé : La Fondation KANPE est à la recherche d'un.e étudiant.e qui aurait comme mandat de répertorier les différentes solutions d'autofinancement des OSBL à travers le monde.
Objectif principal : répertorier les meilleures pratiques d'autofinancement dans le secteur des OSBL.

Pour tous les déatils, consultez la version PDF

Partenaire : Fondation KANPE

La Fondation KANPE est une organisation qui accompagne les familles haïtiennes les plus vulnérables vers l’autonomie financière afin qu’elles puissent « se tenir debout ». À travers différents projets et programmes et avec la collaboration d’organisations haïtiennes, KANPE apporte son soutien pour renforcer les piliers de l’autonomie des plus démunis.
KANPE a été fondé en 2010 par deux Québécoises d’origine haïtienne : Dominique Anglade (députée au Québec et ancienne ministre de l’Économie) et Régine Chassagne (cofondatrice et co-leader du groupe mondialement reconnu, Arcade Fire).

Professeur superviseur : Pierre Balloffet

Durée du stage : à déterminer avec l'organisation

Qui : un (1) étudiant.

Type de projet : projet supervisé

Si vous êtes intéressé.e par ce projet ou pour plus d'informations, contactez Marlei Pozzebon (professeure titulaire, Département d'affaires internationales) à marlei.pozzebon@hec.ca


Rédaction d'un cas pédagogique│ Writing of a pedagogical case

+  Médecins sans frontières : La gestion d'une ONG internationale

Thème: Médecins sans frontières : La gestion d'une ONG internationale

Résumé : Le projet consiste à écrire un cas pédagogique sur les enjeux de gestion d’une ONG internationale de type associative. Le cas porterait sur l’ONG Médecins sans frontières et serait rédigé en français. Le personnage central est une femme Canadienne ayant occupé la présidence de l’organisation pendant six ans. Les enjeux à couvrir dans le cas seraient déterminés en collaboration avec l’étudiant en fonction de ses intérêts et des enjeux rencontrés par Médecins Sans Frontières durant la période 2017-2019.

Type de projet : Projet supervisé

Professeur : Yves Plourde, Professeur agrégé, Département d'affaires internationales

Soumission de candidatures : dès que possible

Qui : un (1) étudiant

Rémunération : Bourse de 1500$ (à confirmer)

Si vous êtes intéressé.e par ce projet ou pour tout renseignement complémentaire, contactez le Pr Yves plourde, yves.plourde@hec.ca

Projets réalisés ou en cours │ Accomplished or on going projects

+  COVID-19 and Global Governance

Theme: The impacts of COVID-19 on global value chains and the implications for global governance

For more details, consult the PDF version.

Professors: Natalia Delgado and Ari Van Assche

When: May and June 2020

Who: two (2) students, who will be remunerated

Type of project: Supervised project

Deadline: May 5th

If you are interested by this project or for any information, please contact ari.van-assche@hec.ca and natalia.aguilar-delgado@hec.ca  

+  Knowledge-intensive business service (KIBS) innovation research

Theme: Knowledge-intensive business service (KIBS) innovation research: past achievements and future promises

Summary: The last decade has witnessed a surge of research interest in KIBS innovation. This has resulted in important insights concerning the role of KIBS as innovators. However, the rapid growth of KIBS innovation research and the fact that KIBS research built on different disciplines (management, geography, sociology, entrepreneurship, etc) have led to a rather fragmented literature without dominant frameworks.

For more details, consult the PDF version

Professor: David Doloreux

Type of project: Research mandate - Supervised project

When: Summer and fall semesters 2020

If you are interested by the project or for any information, please contact david.doloreux@hec.ca

+  The role of Canadian Women Engineers: from inception to present

Theme: The Role of Canadian Women Engineers: from inception to present

Type of project: Supervised Project- Research mandate

Summary: The research project focuses on the role of Canadian Women Engineers, from when they first joined the profession to present day.

For more details, consult the PDF version

Professor : Gwyneth Edwards

When: June 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020

Remuneration:  $3000 bursary

Interested candidates are asked to apply as soon as possible.

If you are interested by this project or for any information, please contact gwyneth.edwards@hec.ca

+  COVID-19 impact on the global innovation network

Theme: COVID-19 impact on the global innovation networks

Summary: All the theoretical and empirical evidence indicated that the pre-COVID 19 world has been increasingly globalizing with ever-increasing geographic scope and complexity of supply chains, all types of international collaborations and innovations. At the same time, the recent pandemic caused some important disruptions in these global linkages. Therefore, the purpose of the project is to model and analyze the impact of the pandemic on global innovation networks and compare it with other known crises such as the global financial crisis, or previous Sars epidemic.

Type of project: Master's student accepted for this project will write his-her thesis on this topic and collaborate with a postdoctoral fellow and a group of researchers in decision sciences.

Professor: Ekaterina Turkina, associate professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Remuneration: The selected student will be supported by a generous scholarship from the Chair in Global Innovation Networks.

If you are interested or for more information, please contact Professor Ekaterina Turkina ekaterina.turkina@hec.ca

+  Balyo - Business Development

Theme: Business Development

Project: Support current commercial strategy shift & build alternante distribution / partner network

Target markets are North America (potentially as well German-speaking European markets if possible)

Primary interaction: VP Sales North America / EMEA

  • List & target potential distributors / partners that can integrate our robotic solution into their solution portfolio
  • Segment
  • Prioritize by probability of success
  • Initiate first contact & potentially first pitch of our soution

Company: Balyo SA designs, develops, and markets material handling robots worldwide. In 14 years, Balyo has opened offices in three continents, deployed more than 500 robots worldwide, signed two strategic partnerships with two majors of the material handling industry and went public in 2017 (Euronext. Paris)

Remuneration: 1000 euros

When: as soon as possible
Deadline to apply: May 14, 2020

If you are interested by this project or for more information, please contact Philipp Schmidt-Holzmann philipp.schmidt-holzmann@balyo.com 

and Cc: Yves Plourde, assistant professor, Department of International Business yves.plourde@hec.ca

+  Balyo - Build local Marketing platform - Chinese market

Theme: Buid local Marketing platform - Chinese market

Project: Lead the building of localized marketing content & support specific to Chinese market :

  • Oversee launch of Chinese Website (translation, integration...)
  • Adjust marketing material to Chinese market
  • Launch localized marketing communication chanlles (WeChat...)

Primary interaction: Country Manager China

Company: Balyo SA designs, develops, and markets material handling robots worldwide. In 14 years, Balyo has opened offices in three continents, deployed more than 500 robots worldwide, signed two strategic partnerships with two majors of the material handling industry and went public in 2017 (Euronext. Paris)

Remuneration: 1000 euros

When: as soon as possible
Deadline to apply: May 14, 2020

If you are interested by this project or for more information, please contact :
Philipp Schmidt-Holzmann philipp.schmidt-holzmann@balyo.com
and Cc: Yves Plourde, assistant professor, Department of International Business yves.plourde@hec.ca

+  Balyo - Digital Marketing

Theme: Digital Marketing

Project: Accompany current implementation of the marketing automation platform HubSpot- Scenari building for leads nurturing

  • Manage targetted mailing campaigns based on the contact database
  • Manage the social media campaigns
  • Coordinate content creation for above
  • Content manage the newly launched Website

Depending upon Paris HQ, Global reach

Primary interaction: VP Marketing

Company: Balyo SA designs, develops, and markets material handling robots worldwide. In 14 years, Balyo has opened offices in three continents, deployed more than 500 robots worldwide, signed two strategic partnerships with two majors of the material handling industry and went public in 2017 (Euronext. Paris)

Remuneration: 1000 euros

When: as soon as possible
Deadline to apply: May 14, 2020

If you are interested by this project or for more information, please contact Philipp Schmidt-Holzmann philipp.schmidt-holzmann@balyo.com 

and Cc: Yves Plourde, assistant professor, Department of International Business yves.plourde@hec.ca

+  Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Française au Canada

Thème : Production d'un rapport stratégique sur des opportunités de développement

Résumé : Le mandat consiste en la production d'un rapport stratégique sur les opportunités de développement de la Chambre dans une perspective d'améliorer les services offerts et le recrutement de nouveaux membres. Le stagiaire contribuera également à la promotion de la Chambre auprès de ses membres et des acteurs économiques de la région de Québec. En outre, le stagiaire aura également la responsabilité d'effectuer une veille des programmes de financement.

Entreprise : La Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Française au Canada - Section Québec

Type de projet : stage non-rémunéré

Durée : 8 à 10 semaines (à discuter)

Quand : entre mai et aout 2020 (à discuter)

Date limite pour postuler : 15 mai 2020

Si vous êtes intéressé par le projet ou pour toute information, contactez Yves Plourde, professeur adjoint, Département d'affaires interantionales, yves.plourde@hec.ca 

+  Ten years of research on temporary clusters

Theme: Ten years of research on temporary clusters: what do we know and what we don’t know

Summary: The last decade has witnessed a surge of research interest in temporary clusters research. This has resulted in important insights concerning the role of temporary clusters in supporting economic processes of interactive learning and knowledge sharing and the way they are organized spatially and temporally. The objective of this project is to provide the first comprehensive systematic review of the temporary cluster literature, including a critical assessment of these research efforts, and offer suggestions for the future of temporary clusters in the context of the current COVID-19 crisis.

For more details, consult the PDF version

Type of project: Research mandate - Supervised project

Professors:  Pengfei Li and David Doloreux

When: Summer and fall semesters 2020

If you are interested by this project or for more details, please contact david.doloreux@hec.ca

 
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