Research and knowledge transfer: a huge impact within the community

2021-2022 Annual Report released

February 9, 2023

The 2021-2022 Annual Report published by the Research and Knowledge Transfer Office (DRT) reflects the performance of the HEC Montréal research teams, both in terms of the quality and number of publications as well as the outreach and grants obtained.

First and foremost, the total funding of DRT activities reached $37.1 million. Now here are some other highlights.

Substantial grants

In 2021-2022, the School obtained $17.5 million in new external grants, i.e., $7 million more than the previous year, and there was an increase of nearly $1.3 million in research contract-related funding since last year.

The success rate of the School’s faculty members in major funding competitions is 60% over 5 years, exceeding once again, the provincial and national averages.

Nine new research units

Two Canada Research Chairs – the first in Humanitarian Supply Chain Analytics and the second in Enterprise Social Media and Digital Collaboration – as well as 7 research professorships were created in 2021-2022.

Outstanding publications

A total of 294 scientific articles were published by HEC Montréal researchers in 2021-2022, including 26 in prestigious journals ranked in the Financial Times or University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) lists. Editorial activities by faculty members equal 199.

Moreover, with the launch of the Réflexion portal by the DRT and the HEC Montréal Library in September 2021, the School’s scientific publications are now accessible to the general public. It already contains nearly 7,500 articles, over 4,050 theses and dissertations, and 1 patent.

A major influence

Faculty members who are full professors at the School have demonstrated the influence of their work in their fields of research. In fact, 18 of them have attained over 5,000 citations in the course of their careers, including 7 who have accumulated upwards of 15,000:

  • Jean-François Cordeau
  • Jacques Desrosiers
  • Isabelle Le Breton-Miller
  • Danny Miller
  • Guy Paré
  • Suzanne Rivard
  • Christian Vandenberghe

In 2022, HEC Montréal was once again ranked as one of the world’s 100 most prolific business schools for its number of research publications, according to the 2021-2022 ranking by the University of Texas at Dallas. To top it all off, the School made a splash on social media (covering 1.3 million people on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) with 210 posts about the research conducted by faculty members and their impact within the community.

Read the 2021-2022 DRT Annual Report (PDF) [in French only]

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