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Social Context of Business

Louis Chauvin

Louis Chauvin
Senior Faculty Lecturer, Strategy and Organization
Degree(s): 

PhD, Concordia University, Canada
MA, Concordia University, Canada
BA, Ottawa University, Canada

Area(s): 
Strategy and Organization
Phone: 
+1 514 398 2317
Email Address: 
louis [dot] chauvin [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Alternate Email Address: 
rola [dot] zoayter [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Address: 

Bronfman Building, [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3A 1G5

Office: 
509
Biography: 

Louis s’est joint à la Faculté de gestion Desautels de McGill en janvier 1994 pour y enseigner l’Éthique en affaires aux premiers et 2e cycles et pour ensuite y donner  aussi un cours sur les Stratégies de développement durable. Il enseigne présentement deux cours, soit : Affaires et société et un cours du tronc commun intitulé Le contexte social des affaires

De 1991 to 1993, il fût editeur du Journal of Religion and Culture à l'Université Concordia. Avant d’entreprendre une carrière académique Louis œuvra quelques 20 années dans l’industrie de l’assurance et y occupa une variété de postes. Après plusieurs années sur le conseil d’administration d’Équiterre, il s’engagea auprès du Réseau québécois pour la simplicité volontaire et siégea sur son CA de 2005 à 2010 dont 2 ans à la présidence. 

Ses intérêts de recherche courants portent sur l’impact de la quête du bonheur et du plaisir sur nos comportements et le rôle de la Simplicité Volontaire comme réponse aux problématiques multiples d’un monde de plus en plus corporatisé et économiquement mondialisé. 

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Louis joined the Faculty of Management at McGill in January 1994 to teach Ethics in Management at the undergraduate and graduate levels and later also taught Strategies for Sustainable Development. He is now teaching Business and Society and a core course, The Social Context of Business

From 1991 to 1993, he was editor of the Journal of Religion and Culture at Concordia University.  Prior to undertaking an academic career, he spent nearly 20 years in the insurance industry in positions ranging from sales, management, to executive vice-president of an IS company that specialized in insurance broker software. After several years on the Board of Directors of Équiterre, he got involved with the Quebec Network for Voluntary Simplicity sittitng on its Board from 2005 to 2010 including 2 years as president.

His research interests have ranged from biomedical ethics to the role of the concept and practice of Voluntary Simplicity as a response to an increasingly corporatised and economically-globalised world.  Current research revolves around concepts and issues of work and economic globalization and more particularly the role of the quest for happiness in our behaviour as consumers, producers and citizens.

Courses: 

MGCR 360 Social Context of Business 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 567 Business in Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Curriculum Vitae: 
Awards, Honours, and Fellowships: 

Fellowships

1992-1994: SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship

1992-1994: J.W. McConnell Memorial Graduate Fellowship

Teaching

Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship and Social InnovationThe SEI's teaching-related goal is to prepare a dynamic workforce to lead and serve organizations within the social economy by providing a world-class education.

Beyond Business As Usual

Peter Todd “Good business is more than the bottom line. It’s crucial to consider the effects of business on people, society, culture and the environment. Our greatest return on investment comes from the outstanding achievements and contributions of our students, professors and alumni—not just toward business, but toward the societies in which they live.”

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