January 13, 2022
Professor Sébastien Arcand, Director of the Department of Management, has been ranked one of the world’s 100 most influential academics for their research into the work of government, by Apolitical.
The British organization surveyed public service employees to identify the researchers who have made the greatest contribution to improving the work of government.
The result is a list of academics whose research has had a proven influence on the policymaking process, be it by providing insights into policy problems, contributing innovative ideas and solutions, or adding relevant and informative data.
The list is broken down into 5 timely policy areas that are the focus of government work around the world, i.e.:
Professor Arcand, in the Employment and skills area, is one of only 2 Canadians on the list.
Professor Arcand specializes in the management of ethnocultural diversity in organizations. He is also interested in the socio-professional integration of immigrants, and immigration issues. In particular, his research focuses on the identity and cultural dimensions of entrepreneurship. He also studies issues concerning the practices and professionalization of sports organizations. His research and teaching revolve around knowledge and skills transfer.
In addition to his duties as a Full Professor and Department Director at HEC Montréal, he is one of the Executive Committee members of its Sport Management Hub. Outside the School, he sits on several working groups and advisory committees.
He regularly advises managers on intercultural management, in organizations including the OECD, Statistics Canada, the Quebec Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI), Emploi-Québec, Canada Economic Development and the City of Montréal.