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Seminar: Rethinking Innovation in a Globalized World


Wednesday 3 May 2017
From 11:30AM To 1:30PM

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CIRANO, in collaboration with the Department of International Affairs at HEC Montréal and Research Group on Globalisation and Management of Technology (GMT) at Polytechnique Montréal, organized a seminar on the theme "Rethinking Innovation in a Globalized World".

Florence Charue-Duboc

Florence Charue-Duboc is Professor at École polytechnique.

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Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2003, Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin has been President and Chief Executive Officer of CIRANO since 2016, has been leading the Baromètre CIRANO project on risk perception in Quebec, which annually collects data on Quebecers' concerns on 47 social issues since 2011, is responsible of the CIRANO Pole on the Socio-economic Impacts of Digital Intelligence and Main Researcher of the theme Innovation and Digital Transformation. Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin is Full Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal. She is also a Visiting Scientist at Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health and an associate researcher at the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO).

Holding a Ph.D. in Management Science (in risks and insurance management) from École normale supérieure de Cachan, her research interests focus on risk management and decision-making in different risks and uncertainty contexts as well as public policies. Her research combines economic analysis, cost-benefit analysis, survey data analysis, and more recently massive unstructured data analysis.

In 2008 she created the RISQH network to raise awareness and share experiences on risks management, and patient safety and quality of care in health care facilities.

She participated in the creation of the Montreal Declaration for a Responsible Development of AI.

She is also co-PI of the "Monitoring and Surveys" function at the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technology.

She has published numerous scientific articles, several books and more than 30 reports for government and other organizations. She has given more than a hundred conferences and is regularly solicited to speak in the media.

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Marine Hadengue

Marine Hadengue is Professor at SKEMA Business School. She is also Chief Executive Officer of Arbour Foundation.

Holding a Ph.D. in Engineering from Polytechnique Montréal, her research interests are related to innovation processes and the organization of R&D in the context of globalization and emerging markets. She has published several articles on the concept of reverse innovation, that is, the innovations originated, for example, in China and then spread to the United States. In continuity, Marine is currently studying the impact of artificial intelligence on innovation, particularly in the context of East-West relations.

Before doing her Ph.D., Marine worked as an engineer at Essilor. She also holds an M.Sc. in political science from Université de Montréal and a BA in mechanical engineering from Polytechnique Montréal.

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Ekaterina Turkina

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2017, Ekaterina Turkina is Associate Professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at HEC Montréal. She holds the Professorship in International Business Networks as well as the Chair in Global Innovation Networks at HEC Montréal, and a member of the Groupe de Recherche en Affaires internationales (GRAI). She is also an Associate Editor of Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and a member of International Advisory Board of International Journal of Productivity Management and Assessment Technologies.

Holding a Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, herresearch areas are socio-cultural and politico-economic contexts in international business, innovation and inter-firm networks, international entrepreneurship, and industrial clustering.

She has published in World Economy Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Business Research, Journal of European Integration, Cross Cultural Management: an International Journal, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, and the International Journal of Computer Science and Networks.

She has written three books and was a recipient of several awards, including the Highly Commended Paper Award from the Journal of Enterprising Communities, Best Paper on EU Governance from the European Community Studies Association, U.S. State Department Young Leaders Fellowship and other. She has recently been nominated for the Alan Rugman Most Promising Scholar Award that is given to talented scientists under the age of forty.

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Ari Van Assche

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2005, Main Researcher of the theme World Economy, Ari Van Assche is Full Professor in the Department of International Business at HEC Montréal. He holds a Professorship in Educational Innovation on Economic Diplomacy at HEC Montréal. He is also a Research Fellow with the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP), as well as Deputy Editor of the Journal of International Business Policy.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hawaï at Manoa, his research focuses on the organization of global value chains and their impact on international trade policies.

In 2018, Redesigning Canadian Trade Policies for New Global Realities, a book he co-authored with Stephen Tapp and Robert Wolfe, took the Doug Purvis Memorial Prize from the Canadian Economics Association and the Roger Charbonneau Award from HEC Montréal. He is also a three-time winner of the award for the most promising scholar under 40 from the Academy of International Business, in 2011, 2012 and 2015.

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Thierry Warin

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2001, Main Researcher of the theme World Economy, Researcher in charge of Mondo.international, Thierry Warin is Full Professor in the Department of International Business at HEC Montréal. He has a Professorship in Data Science for International Business. He is President of the International Trade and Finance Association, Member of the board of editors of International Journal of Economics and Business Research, Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar, Researcher at CERIUM-CEUE (Université de Montréal) and President and co-founder of the NGO Ed' Haïti.

Holding a Ph.D. in Monetary Economics and Finance from ESSEC Business School, his research is mainly on international economics and finance topics, with a particular focus on the European economic integration, while using Data Science as his main methodological approach.

Thierry Warin was Full Professor at SKEMA Business School Raleigh (Founder and Director of the SKEMA Global Lab in AI), Associate Professor at Polytechnique Montréal (Director of the International Projects Program), Associate Professor at Middlebury College (Director of the International Studies and IPE program) and Academic Director at SIE-Sun Yat Sen University in Guangzhou.

An alumnus of the Salzburg Global Seminar, a former Visiting Scholar at the Minda De Gunzburg Center for European Studies (Harvard University, 2005) and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (Harvard University, 2015-2017), he has authored numerous academic publications and books or special issues.

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11:30 - 12:00
Welcome and Lunch
11:55 - 12:00
Welcoming Remarks
12:00 - 12:20
From Diffusion to Deployment of Innovations by the Multinational Firm
Florence Charue-Duboc
12:20 - 12:40
Network Approach to Industrial Cluster Innovation
12:40 - 13:00
Innovating to Seize Opportunities in an Uncertain Uncertain Environment: The Example of a Reverse Innovation Project at Essilor
13:00 - 13:30
Discussion: The Challenges of New International Innovation Strategies
Florence Charue-Duboc, Ekaterina Turkina, Ari Van Assche, Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Thierry Warin, Marine Hadengue


1130 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 2M8, Canada