Professor Claude Francoeur holds the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Governance at HEC Montréal. His research interests include board gender diversity, corporate social responsibility, business ethics and financial reporting quality. Read more.

Research Program

The Chair’s research focuses primarily on three topics:

  1. Corporate governance issues, the composition of boards of directors and executive compensation;
  2. Social and environmental responsibility and stakeholder relations;
  3. The quality and usefulness of financial and non-financial information. Read more.


Claude Francoeur’s work has been published in journals such as Review of Accounting Studies, Gender, Work and Organization, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, British Journal of Management, European Financial Management, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences and International Journal of Managerial Finance. Read more.