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Research

The SEI's research-related goal is to conduct leading-edge research into the social economy for the purpose of actionable knowledge.

Over one third of our professors' research topics relevant to the social economy, including:

  • Clean technology
  • Institutional entrepreneurship
  • Cooperatives in developing countries
  • Corporate governance in society
  • Sustainable supply chain management
  • Individual and collective choice impacting health, wellbeing and sustainable prosperity

In addition to the MDIIM, the Desautels Faculty of Management has several research centres that support social economy-related activities, including:

  • Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies
  • McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics
  • NSERC CREATE Program on Healthcare Operations and Information Management

Future SEI research plans include:

  • Recruiting a prominent, respected scholar for a Chair, to conduct and promote related research.
  • Increasing the amount and impact of related research in the Faculty.
  • Providing faculty fellowships to professors.
  • Attracting the best PhD students by providing competitive PhD fellowships.
  • Developing a multi-faculty research agenda.

Research papers

We are developing our first research papers (listed below). Please continue to refer back to this page.

  1. Measuring Social Value: Current Concepts and Approaches
  2. Introduction to Impact Investment

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