Sébastien Arcand is a professor at HEC Montréal and the Director of the Department of Management. He also serves as the Associate Director of the HEC Montréal Sports Hub. He specializes in the management of ethnocultural diversity in institutions and other organizations. His interests also extend to the socio-professional integration of immigrants and the issues this can entail. Among the research topics he has explored are the various identity-related dimensions of entrepreneurship.
He regularly advises managers in Quebec, Europe and Latin America (Colombia) on intercultural management practices and has contributed to reports for such organizations as the OECD, the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’intégration du Québec, Emploi-Québec, Canada Economic Development and the City of Montreal. He is a qualified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory, a tool that helps individuals and organizations assess cultural sensitivity.
In 2021, he was ranked one of the world’s 100 most influential academics in the employment and skills policy area by Apolitical.