The EGOS colloquium in Montreal: first time in North America

Wednesday July 3, 2013

Montreal, Quebec, July 3, 2013 - HEC Montréal and the Université de Montréal will be hosting the 29th Colloquium of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) from July 4 to 6. The European association of professors and researchers specializing in organizational management and the social sciences, one of the world’s largest, has chosen to hold its annual colloquium in North America for the first time ever. Over 1,600 researchers from 46 countries will be meeting on the theme of “Bridging Continents, Cultures and Worldviews.”

The event will feature a number of internationally renowned figures, including Henry Mintzberg and Andrew J. Hoffman, who will be speaking on the issue of rebalancing society by bridging the private, public and plural sectors in a capitalist economy and on the role of corporations in sustainability, respectively.

In addition, researchers in different fields will be invited to present their findings on a wide range of subjects, from managing diversity to corporate social responsibility, corruption, leadership, health care, and creativity and innovation in business.

Hosting this Colloquium highlights the reputations of HEC Montréal and the Université de Montréal as centres of research and knowledge creation on the international scene.

“EGOS chose Montreal as the host city for its Colloquium in Montreal because it is the gateway to North America. This will be a wonderful opportunity to spark discussions and collaboration among researchers from both continents,” says Ann Langley, Chair of the EGOS Organizing Committee and Professor with the Management Department at HEC Montréal. “And as the university capital of Canada, Montreal is the ideal city to welcome all these leading researchers.”

The full Colloquium program is available at

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About HEC Montréal

HEC Montréal is a university institution with over 12,000 students enrolled in its many management programs, from the undergraduate to postgraduate level, and also trains more than 7,000 executives and managers every year. It is one of the most active Canadian business schools in research, thanks to some fifty research units, with 25 chairs including 7 Canada Research Chairs. HEC Montréal is a Francophone institution, with 270 professors, that offers a number of programs in more than one language. Since its founding in 1907, the School has trained more than 71,000 students in a wide variety of management fields. | Facebook | Twitter


About Université de Montréal

Deeply rooted in Montreal and dedicated to its international mission, the Université de Montréal is one of the top universities in the French-speaking world. Founded in 1878, the Université de Montréal today has 16 faculties and together with its two affiliated schools, HEC Montréal and Polytechnique Montréal, constitutes the largest centre of higher education and research in Québec, the second largest in Canada, and one of the major centres in North America. It brings together 2,500 professors and researchers, accommodates more than 60,000 students, offers some 650 programs at all academic levels, and awards about 3,000 masters and doctorate diplomas each year. | Facebook | Twitter


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