By Olga Prin

Professor Gulliver Lux who is lecturer at the Rennes Management Institute successfully presented his works on Performance as viewed by Directors in the French Health Sector to the HEC Montreal community on May 21st. Closing in on his three week stay at the Chair, he was happy to have been able to meet a good number of key players in the Quebec health sector as well as academic colleagues involved in similar research interests.

An active member of the scientific task force on French ministerial envisioned activity-based financing reform of medico-social services, Professor Lux finds his academic researcher role well positioned to facilitate political decision-making and access to best practices in order to ease the reform process for leaders and health services users. The group is reflecting on ways to adapt the activity-based financing system currently applied to healthcare in France. Professor Lux’ last stay in Montreal, in 2012 as part of the Francophone Accounting Association Congress shortly before filing his doctoral thesis on the use of management tools by medico-social service managers, prompted him to return. Essentially, he wanted to explore more at length the many similarities French and Quebec governments share in their approaches to activity-based financing and leaner structures. The Quebec healthcare reform movement being initiated through the recent adoption of Bill 10 was a good opportunity for him to seek interuniversity collaborations and research fields which may lead to researchers and professionals from both France and Quebec working more closely together in defining successful outcomes through studying their respective experiences in parallel.