Membership Category

  • Regular


  • HEC Montréal


  • Business Administration
  • Management


  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Local development
  • Partnerships between companies and organizations
  • Social innovation

Scientific activities and affiliations

  • Département de management

Affiliated research axes

Change and Transition Management

Planning Optimization

Resource and Product Maximization

Policy levers

Projects funded by the RRECQ

Circular economy and cooperation – exploring three related approaches (cooperatives, commons and the tree of cooperation) for a just and sustainable economy


The project aims to study different ways of thinking about cooperation in Québec and Canada (which are far from being circular but still have a strong tradition of social economy) in an effort to shed new light on the challenge.

Three variants of cooperation that are similar and different in their own ways and important in the Québec context will be explored: cooperatives and the cooperative movement, the tree of cooperation and First Nations, common goods and degrowth.


  • Comparative methods
  • Cooperation
  • First Nations
  • Social and solidarity economy
Characterization of circular economy jobs and their quality in Québec’s social economy enterprises (SEEs)


The growing interest in the circular economy (CE) as a response to the requirements of sustainable development raises many questions about the transformations CE will bring about, particularly in the labour market.

The research therefore aims to describe, categorize and assess the quality of core circular jobs in SEEs.

There are two types of circular jobs: core jobs and enabling jobs. This study focuses on core jobs, which sustain material loops and constitute the pillars of the CE. It is essential to understand their characteristics and ensure their quality upstream of eventual mutations. For that reason, the research will also consider the social and solidarity economy, which brings together organizations and businesses whose objective is to promote social well-being.


  • Change management
  • Circular employment
  • Social and solidarity economy
The RRECQ is supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec.
Fonds de recherche - Québec