The Network’s cross-cutting approach is rooted in participatory action research for the co-construction of multidimensional, multisectoral and multiscalar efforts. It seeks to anchor the reflections, knowledge and solutions at the very heart of the reality of the stakeholders (companies, organizations, governments, municipalities, civic organizations, citizens) concerned by the study of different sectors, value chains and territories.
The four research axes of the RRECQ focus on change management and the scientific leadership of the team is based on recognized chairs and co-leads.
Change and Transition Management
Chair: Emmanuel Raufflet, HEC
Co-lead: Myriam Ertz, UQAC
Axis 1 is focused on the processes and mechanisms of change and transition to a circular economy. It is articulated around four aspects: the frame of reference, transition narrative, identification of specific transition mechanisms and determination of the roles of training and research in the transition.
Optimization of the Planning
Chair: Marc Journeault, Université Laval
Co-lead: Ben Amor, Université de Sherbrooke
Axis 2 is focused on the tools that facilitate the analysis, monitoring and measurement of the circular economy, as well as on the planning and optimization of product creation and service delivery in the context of this model.
Resource and Product Maximization
Chair: Mathias Glaus, ÉTS
Co-lead: Cécile Fonrouge, UQTR
Axis 3 is focused on products for which circularity strategies could generate an environmental benefit by minimizing primary resource development or the impact of contaminant discharges. The whole in an effort to strengthen economic capacities in relevant industrial sectors, in keeping with responsible consumption principles.
Chair: Sophie Bernard, Polytechnique Montréal
Co-lead: Fanny Tremblay-Racicot, ENAP
Axis 4 seeks to identify and prioritize public policies and management strategies for the effective and coordinated governance and planning of Québec’s circular economy.