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PhD in administration - Management, Strategy and Organizations

Students wanted

You may propose your own research projects. However, this specialization is actively seeking students interested in the following research topic :



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
Faculty supervisor Linda Rouleau

Strategy and sustainability


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
Faculty supervisor Charlotte Cloutier



Develop new research in strategy using quantitative methods around two main topics:

  • Corporate strategy in an international context
  • Top executives and strategy-making
Faculty supervisor Marie-Ann Betschinger

Economy of ideas


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.
Faculty supervisor



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.

Research environment Rogers-J.A. Bombardier Chair of Entrepreneurship
Faculty supervisor Denis Grégoire or other researchers from the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Institute for Entrepreneurship National Bank – HEC Montréal.

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Program details

90 credits
  • Full time
  • Day

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