Over $2.6 million in research grants

July 11, 2012

HEC Montréal professors had an excellent showing in the latest competitions of the main research granting councils, i.e. the FRQNT1, FRQSC2, NSERC3 and SSHRC4. All in all, 21 new individual research grants for which the lead researcher is from HEC Montréal were awarded recently, for a total of over $2.6 million.

They include eight grants to assistant professors under the FRQSC’s Start-Up Program for New Research Professors and the SSHRC's Insight Development Grants program. For Jean-Claude Cosset, Director of Research, "the strong performance of our young researchers once again proves that HEC Montréal can be proud of its next generation of promising researchers." 

Overall, HEC Montréal professors posted a success rate of 50% for their grant applications to the SSHRC,* of 41% for those to the FRQSC, and of 33% for those to the FRQNT and the NSERC.

Of special note this year is the significant increase of 129% in the average amount awarded per grant to our researchers by the SSHRC's Insight Grants program,** not to mention that these projects are being funded over a longer period of three to five years, compared to a previous maximum of three years for this type of grant.


Professor Department Research topic
Aurélia Durand International Business

Loin des yeux, loin du cœur ? L’impact de la distance du pays d’origine sur l’offre de valeur et les relations interentreprises

(Does absence make the heart grow fonder? The impact of distance from the country of origin on the offer of value and inter-enterprise relations)

Alexandre Jeanneret Finance

Analyse des facteurs permettant d'expliquer le risque de défaut des gouvernements sur leur dette

(An analysis of factors explaining government debt default risk)

Bertrand Malsch Accounting Studies

L'expertise professionnelle des économistes en temps de crise : pratiques, calculs et rationalité

(Economists’ professional expertise in times of crisis: practices, calculations and rationality)

Sophie Marmousez Accounting Studies

Étude de l’influence des réseaux sociaux dans le domaine de l’audit légal

(A study of the influence of social networks in the field of legal auditing)

Julie Paquette Logistics and Operations Management

La création de valeur : l'étude des entreprises manufacturières qui offrent des services fortement ou faiblement liés à leurs produits

(Creating value: a study of manufacturers offering services strongly or weakly linked to their products)

Marie-Agnès Parmentier Marketing

Façonner une marque dans l'industrie de la mode

(Designing a brand in the fashion industry)

Professor Department Research topic
Luciano Barin Cruz*** Management Innovation and Prosperity through Cooperative Banking: Organizing Institutional Work across Time and Space
Marie-Agnès Parmentier Marketing Designing Brands in Aesthetic Markets: An Investigation in the Field of Fashion

*Does not include the Insight Development Grants program's success rate.

**Replacing the Standard Research Grants program.

***Promoted to Associate Professor on June 1, 2012.


1FRQNT: Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies

2FRQSC: Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture
3NSERC: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

4SSHRC: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

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