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PhD in Administration – Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Students wanted

You may propose your own research projects. However, this specialization is actively seeking students interested in the research topics listed on this page.

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Management

Family business and business families

Description

The Chair of Succession and Family Enterprise is seeking doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows wishing to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of business families and family business, a dominant form of enterprise in today’s global economy. The aims are to better understand the unique advantages, challenges, and strategies of large and small family firms.

Topics of interest could include:

  • intergenerational succession and continuity;
  • corporate governance;
  • managing family governance and involvement;
  • distinctive managerial practices;
  • impact of business families on national and international economies.

Funding is available for students and postdoctoral fellows.

Research environment

Chair of Succession and Family Enterprise

Supervising professor

Isabelle Le Breton-Miller

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Organizational transformation and change management

Description

We are recruiting students interested in the study of organizational change. The multi-level individual-team dynamics, from organizational behavior perspectives, in the advancement or hampering of directed or emerging change projects is at the core of our interests.

Research environment

Centre d'études en transformation des organisations (CÉTO)

(Centre for research on organizational transformation)

Supervising professor

Kevin Johnson

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Strategy

Strategy as practice

Description

Develop new research on the general theme of « Strategy as Practice » around four main topics:

  • Strategy practitioners and their practices
  • The role of tools in the practice of strategy
  • Strategy and identity work, and
  • Inter-organizational strategizing
Supervising professor

Linda Rouleau

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Strategy and sustainability

Description

Financing is available for students interested in studying how companies embed environmental and social sustainability into their operations and decision making. Chosen students will become part of a global public-benefit research project that brings together researchers from seven different institutions, as well as over two dozen large multinational companies, industry associations and non-governmental organizations to undertake research and develop resources and tools that help companies move forward on their sustainable journeys. For additional information on the project, including tools and resources developed to date, see the link below.

Research environment

www.embeddingproject.org

Supervising professor

Charlotte Cloutier

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Top executives and strategic management

Description

The Top Executives and Strategic Management Hub is seeking one or several talented doctoral fellows to participate in an exciting collaborative project to study various aspects of CEO and top management teams’ work.

The aim of the center is to offer relevant insights to the new generation of CEOs through the production of cutting-edge research on three broad themes:

  • The CEO as an individual (personality, work-like balance, image and status, gender, etc.)
  • The CEO as a leader at the top (strategic orientations, dynamic capabilities, change capabilities, cultural change, etc.)
  • The CEO as the architect of the top management team dynamics (TMT, strategic dialogue, strategy as practice in meetings, collective decision making, etc.)

The project is interdisciplinary and involves close collaboration with a small group of HEC Montréal scholars with strengths in both qualitative and quantitative methods. These researchers include, among others:

Research environment

Top Executives and Strategic Management Hub

Supervising professors

Alaric Bourgoin

Denis Chênevert

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Strategy and top executives-CEOs

Description

Seeking students interested in studying how social judgments of senior executives affect the quality of their strategic choices. We are particularly interested in understanding how (social) media coverage and market reactions of executives influence subsequent strategic moves, executive behaviour, and organizational performance.

Supervising professor

Russell Fralich

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Entrepreneurship

Economy of ideas

Description

Mosaic, HEC Montréal's Creativity & Innovation Hub, seeks students interested in advancing academic knowledge about the economy of ideas.

The team of associate researchers reflects a diversity of skills and disciplines. Among its interests are:

  • the foundations of the economy of ideas (e.g., innovation processes, open innovation, innovation communities and innovation ecosystems)
  • the management of ideas in businesses (e.g., progression of ideas, new business models and creative entrepreneurship)
  • innovation in cities and territories (e.g., local and global, social innovation and civic creativity)

Opportunities for financial support and access to original fields of research.

Research environment

Mosaic is a platform for research and knowledge sharing on the economy and management of ideas and innovation. Mosaic's activities and research projects are multidisciplinary and include academia, the business community and civil society.

Supervising professors

Patrick Cohendet

Laurent Simon

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Cognitive processes supporting entrepreneurship

Description

The Rogers-J.A. Bombardier Chair of Entrepreneurship seeks students interested in advancing academic knowledge about entrepreneurship.

Associate researchers to the Chair are particularly interested in studying the cognitive processes supporting:

  • the identification and transformation of entrepreneurial projects
  • decisions to expand a firm’s activities in foreign markets
  • the dynamics influencing the contribution of business angels and other investors to the launch and growth of young high-tech businesses

Possibilities for financial support and access to potential research fields offered by the Chair, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Department and the Institute for Entrepreneurship National Bank – HEC Montréal (in French only).

Research environment

Rogers-J.A. Bombardier Chair of Entrepreneurship

Supervising professor

Denis A. Grégoire

or other researchers from the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Institute for Entrepreneurship National Bank – HEC Montréal.

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Global innovation networks

Description

Financing is available for students interested in studying global innovation networks and how they evolve and develop over time.

Examples of such networks include:

  • regional innovation ecosystems and industrial clusters;
  • global value chains;
  • economic complexity networks;
  • networks of strategic alliances;
  • patent and scientific paper co-authorship networks.

Chosen students will become part of a global research project that brings together researchers from different institutions, as well as policymakers and industry leaders.

For additional information on the project, please use the contact below.

Research environment

Chair in Global Innovation Networks

Supervising professor

Ekaterina Turkina

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Program details

Type
PhD
Credits  
90 credits
Schedule
  • Full time
Time
  • Day
Level
PhD

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