In this blog, I discuss recent events pertaining to organizations and society, with a focus on responsibility. My discussions draw on insights from economics and sociology; these disciplines tell us how individuals act not only as actors interested in their isolated selves, but also as social animals embedded in networks of relations.
The insights I rely on are anchored in my own research, which explores the responsibility of organizations from the perspective of corporate disclosures and corporate governance. More specifically, my work focuses on how corporate disclosures are involved in corporate governance, and on how corporate governance and disclosures influence the various actors who relate to corporations. My research has been published in academic journals including the Journal of Accounting Research, Human Relations, and Academy of Management Perspectives, and is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Research represents the core of my work. I am the RBC Professor in Responsible Organizations and Associate Professor at the John Molson School of Business of Concordia University in Montreal, where I also direct the Luc Beauregard Centre of Excellence in Communications Research.
I got here through a detour that started on a farm in Luxembourg, where I grew up. The radio was one of our central appliances; during mealtimes, my parents turned it on to hear the latest from around the world. Inevitably the business news would come on and bring up the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Dow Jones started to intrigue me when I had barely started elementary school; I could for the life of me not figure out what it stood for. I imaged something serious and wondrous that deserved the daily attention of the radio. Its ups and downswas mystified me; they seemed to cause all sorts of havoc and giddiness. My curiosity was piqued: I wanted to learn more about the Dow Jones.
This desire to learn has guided me to studies in economics and business administration. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance, both from the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Rochester in the U.S.
You can find details about me, my research and my work in my Curriculum Vitae.
Director, Luc Beauregard Centre of Excellence in Communications Research
RBC Professor in Responsible Organizations
John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
Office MB 15-305, 1450 Guy Street
Montreal, QC H3H 0A1, Canada
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