For over 40 years, HEC Montréal has promoted the use of the case study as a preferred method for teaching management.
The mission of the HEC Montréal Case Centre is to promote the use of the case study method and the related active approach to learning/teaching by management professors, with a focus on French-speaking institutions.
To fulfil this mission, the Case Centre focuses its actions in three main, complementary areas:
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HEC MONTRÉAL CASE CENTRE
Partnership with Quebec’s La Presse daily newspaper for the weekly publication of excerpts of a case of interest to a broad readership.
|January: Anne Mesny, Professor of Management, becomes the new Director of the Case Centre and Editor-in-Chief of the IJCSM.
|November 2: “Journée de la pédagogie,” under the theme of the case method of teaching, organized jointly by the Case Centre and the DAIP at HEC Montréal. The keynote speaker is Robert D. Austin, Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of New Brunswick and a former professor at Harvard Business School. Nearly 80 professors from several Quebec universities participate in the workshop.
Partnership with Harvard Business Publishing for the publication of selected IJCSM cases in the prestigious university’s catalogue.
|Vital Roy, Professor in Information Technologies, takes over as Director of the Case Centre.
|Launch, in February, of the first issue of the International Journal of Case Studies in Management (IJCSM). The Case Centre Director and Editor-in-Chief of the IJCSM, Marie-Hélène Jobin, a professor of operations management, signed the first editorial of this peer-reviewed journal.
|Creation of the HEC Montréal Case Centre on October 27, 1999, under the direction of Professor Laurent Lapierre. Its mandate is to promote the production, dissemination and archiving of quality cases, and to raise awareness about the value of the case method as a research and pedagogical tool.
Launch of the Alma Lepage Award.
|Creation of the Catalogue: cases are made available to institutions of higher learning throughout the international Francophone community.
|Creation of the “Centrale de cas” at HEC Montréal. Its mandate is to collect all the cases in circulation at HEC Montréal, to clarify copyright issues and to establish policies governing the use of these cases.