November 16, 2012
PhD student Jean-François Harvey is the November winner in the “Société et culture” category of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles competition organized by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec,* for his article entitled “Managing organizational memory with intergenerational knowledge transfer.” He received the honour at the Prix du Québec 2012 award ceremony, held on November 13 and attended by Quebec Premier Pauline Marois.
The winning article was published in 2012 in the Journal of Knowledge Management. It looks at intergenerational knowledge transfer at a time when the population is aging and many workers are nearing retirement. His case study of Quebec nurses aims to understand how close relationships between individuals of different generations are created and how the interactions stemming from these relationships enable tacit knowledge transfer.
Jean-François is a member of the HEC Montréal MosaiC group (management of creativity) and Pôle Santé. He is doing his PhD jointly with the SKEMA Business School (Paris-La Défense campus), under the direction of Full Professor Patrick Cohendet (International Business) and Professor Stefano Borzillo (Strategy and Organizational Behaviour). He won a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and recently received the Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal. He has had papers on organizational learning published in Gestion and the European Management Journal.
About the competition
In addition to promoting research careers, the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles competition recognizes the exceptional research contributions of college and university students, postdoctoral fellows and members of professional bodies who are enrolled in advanced research training programs in the areas covered by the three Fonds. $1,000 is awarded every month by each Fond to a student researcher.
*Nature et technologies; Santé; Société et culture.