Did You Know That… Canadian Tire, Founded in 1922 by the Billes Brothers, Diversifies its Offer With the Acquisition of Helly Hansen?

'Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd.’s $985 million purchase of Helly Hansen gives the retailer access to a lucrative global marketplace without the overhead risk of a large new bricks and mortar store network, executives said Thursday.' To read the full article published on financialpost.com... To know more about the history of Canadian Tire (section 'Who [...]

2018-05-17T14:21:19+00:00 16 May 2018|

Research Assistant Position Available at the Chair

The Chair of Succession and Family Enterprise of HEC Montréal is looking for a research assistant who is a master's or PhD student, to work on its research projects and various activities. Job Offer - Research Assistant (PDF) Research Projects Here are the projects on which the [...]

2018-05-18T12:29:31+00:00 15 May 2018|

Did you Know that… the Swiss Family Firm Swatch, One of the World’s Most Popular Watchmaker, Celebrated its 35th Anniversary and Developed its Own Smartwatch?

'Swatch is set to take on Apple and Google with its own smartwatch software, the Swiss firm has revealed. It says it will offer the software to other watchmakers and tech firms, and claims it will be more flexible and use less power than Apple's WatchOS and Google's Android Wear. Swatch Group, whose brands [...]

2018-05-17T10:02:29+00:00 10 May 2018|

12th Annual Business Transfer Awards

A unique contest and event dedicated to the recognition of successful business transfers The Business Transfer Awards celebrate the achievements of Quebec businesses that have successfully gone through the succession process and that have thereby ensured their long-term sustainability. This year, the Awards features two different succession categories: family transfers and entrepreneurial transfers. [...]

2018-05-15T11:15:54+00:00 7 May 2018|

Isabelle Le Breton-Miller and Carol Bélanger Present at the 26th Annual General Meeting of CALU

According to Isabelle Le Breton-Miller, Professor of management and Chair of Succession and Family Enterprise, and Carol Bélanger, Lecturer in business psychology, both at HEC Montréal, family businesses face great challenges to survival and in the successful transfer of leadership and ownership. This was the focus of their presentation at the 26th Annual General Meeting [...]

2017-11-28T12:44:54+00:00 11 May 2017|

Midis de la Recherche: Presentation by Isabelle Le Breton-Miller

Did you know that family businesses are the most dominant form of organization throughout the world -- including North America and Europe? We had the privilege to learn more about such companies during a lunchtime presentation by Isabelle Le Breton-Miller on the theme: Lessons in Competitive Advantage from Great Family Businesses Top performing, market leading [...]

2017-11-28T12:46:48+00:00 23 November 2016|