Emmanuelle Vaast

Research Excellence

Our professors undertake work that not only transcends the traditional divides between disciplines, but also pushes the frontiers of knowledge to address some of the greatest challenges of the modern world. Through the rigor and relevance of their research, professors at Desautels do well, while also doing good.

Emmanuelle Vaast, Associate Dean, Research
Robert David, Academic Director, Research


Faculty Chairs, awards & achievements

Faculty Chairs, awards & achievements

IMPACT Report: Research Excellence

IMPACT at Desautels

At the Desautels Faculty of Management, we require research excellence from our professors and doctoral students. We embrace diversity in thinking and welcome creative approaches to tackling stubborn managerial problems. We are known for our interdisciplinary openness and dedication to seeking deep insight.

Our mission is to cement our reputation as a world-leading management faculty, through the rigor and relevance of our research.

World-renowned professors

Desautels is home of some of the most respected management scholars, such as Henry Mintzberg, who is widely considered one of the most influential management thinkers in the world. Our international faculty members bring their expertise and knowledge into classrooms and our various research centers.

Areas of specialization

Desautels continues to be a research leader among Canadian schools and maintains a high level of research productivity in the most prestigious journals. We are proud of our contributions to a variety of research areas, including:

Focuses on issues related to users employment of accounting information, and the effects of regulations and changes in accounting practices and theory.

Information Systems
Questions the consequences of information systems and innovations at multiple levels, analyzes the processes of implementation, adoption, and change associated with information technology, as well as evaluates the economic impact of new technologies.

Operations Management
Encompasses the formal modeling of decision-making problems in different fields found in the critical processes associated with the design, production, and distribution of goods and services.

Strategy & Organization
Focuses on strategy formation and strategic change in the context of globalization, whether for large corporations, entrepreneurial ventures, or not-for-profit organizations.

Conducts research in all areas of finance, including global financial markets, asset valuation, corporate finance, funds management, derivatives, and risk management.

Studies the behaviour of consumers, competitors, and intermediaries, and the outcomes of their decisions as they relate to the performance of firms and brands.

Organizational Behaviour
Develops a greater understanding of the personal, interpersonal, and organizational processes that influence the management of people in complex and evolving organizations.

Wide-reaching impact of our research

Desautels prides itself on being a research-intensive management faculty that brings together scholars with a broad range of expertise, including mathematics, economics, psychology, sociology, and technology. Together, they address in their work issues of great importance to not only the business community, but also to society.

Desautels Top-tier Publications 

In recognition of research excellence as it relates to publications in top-tier management journals, our Faculty has compiled a list of high quality, peer-reviewed management journals, which is referred to as the Desautels 22.

Desautels Research Newsletter

Every year, the Desautels Faculty of Management compiles all Faculty and Student Research Publications from the previous 12 month period.

Reasearch Rankings

UTD Top 100 Worldwide Business School Rankings

UTD Top 100 Business Schools Research Rankings 2021 (Worldwide)

The McGill Desautels Faculty of Management is among the top 50 in the UTD Top 100 Worldwide Business School Research Rankings 2017-2021.

UTD North American Business School Rankings Based on Research Contributions

UTD Top 100 Business Schools Research Rankings 2021 (North America)

UTD places Desautels 37th in North America in the UTD Top 100 North American Business School Rankings Based on Research Contributions 2017-2021

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