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COVID-19 pandemic

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HEC Montréal has demonstrated its leadership in management research more than ever, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dozens of research projects on topics related to the pandemic are currently underway, with practical applications in a variety of areas including economics, trade, logistics, health system management, technological shift management, work organization and medical research.

Here are a few examples.

Consumers and Public Policy

Better sharing of risk management responsibilities during a pandemic

Friday January 22, 2021

Professor Aya Aboelenien and a team of researchers analyzed government and corporate messages to individuals after the imposition of health measures in the spring of 2020. Their objective was to better understand how responsibility for the risk of COVID-19 was shared in the first months of the pandemic and what could be done differently.

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Understanding the effects of the crisis on household finances and behaviour patterns in Quebec

Thursday December 17, 2020

A group of researchers led by Pierre-Carl Michaud is studying the impact of the closure of a large part of the economy from March 2020 onwards on household finances and resulting behaviour patterns in Quebec.

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Designing web messages related to COVID-19 that reassure consumers about making in-store visits

Monday December 07, 2020

The team members of the NSERC-Prompt Industrial Research Chair in User Experience conducted a study that examines the influence of web page and content designs of COVID-19-related social support messages on the intentions of consumers to make in-store purchases.

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How does media coverage of COVID-19 influence purchasing behaviour?

Thursday November 26, 2020

A research team from the marketing and management departments is working on identifying the effects of media coverage of COVID-19 on the fear and purchasing behaviour of Quebeckers. 

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Maintaining work-family balance during a lockdown

Friday September 18, 2020

As part of a research partnership, Prof. Marine Agogué’s team investigated work-family balance strategies that were implemented in a company, in order to identify their effects on the performance and quality of life of employees.


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Providing reliable and unified data to the scientific community

Friday September 18, 2020

This is the goal of Decision Sciences Professor, David Ardia, who along with Emanuele Guidotti from the Université de Neuchâtel, created the COVID-19 Data Hub platform.


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Ensuring greater availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) against the virus

Friday September 18, 2020

The aim of this project being conducted by a team from the Department of Logistics and Operations Management is to improve the supply chain resilience of this equipment which is essential to the functioning of healthcare facilities.


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Guiding economic policies in times of crisis

Friday September 18, 2020

Nicolas Vincent is part of a team of researchers studying the impact of the pandemic and the resultant economic measures introduced on Canadian household finances.


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Preventing the spread of COVID-19 by reducing hospital visits

Friday September 18, 2020

As part of a research partnership, Professor Guy Paré is in the process of developing a mobile app that will guide patients before and after outpatient surgery.


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