From humanitarian crises to pandemics: technology to the rescue

Who could have foreseen that humanitarian activities during the 2010 earthquake in Haiti would, 10 years later, guide the way for researchers, entrepreneurs and Mitacs interns during the COVID-19 crisis?

During his deployment at a Red Cross field hospital after the earthquake, Dr. Abdo Shabah saw the potential for greater use of technology in emergency health interventions.

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Evaluation of a Sport for Development Program: The Case of the Pour 3 Points Organization in Montreal

Sport for development programmes have grown substantially given the increase in public awareness regarding sport as a tool for social development. An example is the Pour 3 Points (P3P) organization in Montreal, which offers training for sport coaches on how to foster positive development of youth in disadvantaged communities. To date only one study has investigated the learning experiences of coaches in this program, yet the organization has never done an empirical evaluation of its effects on participants and the context.

Differences in neurophysiological activity induced by viewing live versus recorded opera performance

In an age where recorded audio/visual performance media is ubiquitous and easily accessed, there may seem to be little impetus to experience a performance live. However, live performance is very important clinically, where it is well known to be more effective than recorded performance in a variety of applications including sleep induction, stress and pain reduction, and improved compliance during diagnostic measurements. Moreover, experiencing live performance is thought to have numerous social benefits such as fostering social unity and awareness, along with cultural appreciation.

Integrating Board Tasks into the Board Attributes and Firm Performance Relation

As the corporate board can be seen as a type of group, scholars from the group perspective have found that tasks performed by groups are unalike, and the effect of group attributes on performance largely depends on which type of tasks the group perform. Based on the survey data expected to be collected from our industry partner, we intend to bring the idea of group tasks into board research and closely examine the influence of board tasks.

The social license to operate: insights from Eeyou Istchee

The rise of local corporate–community conflicts surrounding development projects represents a trend rather than exceptional events, highlighting corporate–community relations as a prominent strategic issue.  Despite the emergence of these issues for businesses, civil society, and governments, we still have a limited understanding of the conditions necessary for building and maintaining good relations over a long period of time and at all stages of a project’s life cycle.

Data-driven Innovation for the Supply Chain and Retail Industry

The project is a partnership between Polytechnique Montréal, HEC Montréal, UQAM and JDA Canada. JDA Labs is investigating new approaches to help incorporate "big data" science and analytics into everyday supply chain decisions. It relies on new approaches that employ sensor technologies, new analytic capabilities and simulation techniques to not just sense and respond, but anticipate and act by making complex decisions while decreasing the risk exposure.

Mapping issues and stakeholders related to the development of Canada’s restoration plan for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Basin

The Great Lakes St Lawrence (GLSL) Basin is central to Canada’s economy and culture, and a primary water source. Several stressors are deteriorating these critical ecosystems. This proposed project aims to lay the foundations for efforts to improve coordination related to the restoration of the GLSL region. The proposed project consists of mapping stakeholders, issues, and existing initiatives and infrastructure regarding the Canadian side of the GLSL restoration plan.

Création d'un modèle d'attribution des campagnes marketing en ligne

Il arrive fréquemment que les consommateurs visitent un site web plusieurs fois avant d’y effectuer une transaction et que ces visites sur le site soit générées par différentes sources (publicité, médias sociaux, favoris, courriel). Cette situation occasionne un sérieux dilemme, celui de l'attribution du crédit de la conversion (i.e., transaction sur un site).  Doit-on l'associer à la dernière source de visite ou bien a la première? 50%, 50%? La diviser équitablement sur toute

Top Executive Emotions and Strategic Change Initiation in Philanthropic Organizations

This study investigates how strategic changes are initiated in organizations. Using longitudinal real-time qualitative research, it explores how top executives and other actors’ emotions and feelings are managed in order to achieve desirable outcomes of strategic change. The process of strategy initiation in two major Canadian philanthropic organizations is followed in detail, with the aim of generating a robust theoretical explanation. It also aims to draw attention to implications for the practice of strategic management.