is Professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal since 1970 until 2016 when he became professor emeritus. From 2001 to 2015, he was the Chair holder of Canada Research Chair on the Management of Technology and Technology Policy. He was the founder of CREDIT (Center for Research on Industrial and Technological Development, of which he was the director from 1986 to 1993. Right after that, he became director of CIRST (Centre for Inter-University Research on Science and technology) of which he still is a regular member. He holds a 3rd cycle degree in economics from the Institut d’études du développement économique et social (IEDES, Paris, 1970), and a doctoral 3rd cycle degree in sociology from the École pratique des hautes études (EPHE, Paris, 1973). His doctoral thesis was published in 1974 (Los empresarios y el Estado argentino, Siglo XXI, 1974), then translated in French as Les entrepreneurs dans la politique argentine (Montreal, PUQ, 1976).
That first book was followed by 14 others, some of which were also translated, the latest being Building National and Regional Innovation Systems (Cheltenham, Elgar, UK, 2010). He is also the author or coauthor of some 65 articles in refereed journals such as the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Research Policy, World Development, Journal of Business Research, Industrial and Corporate Change, R&D Management, Management International Review, Small Business Economics, Technology in Society, Journal of Technology Transfer, Journal of Evolutionary Economics and Revue d’économie industrielle. He is also the author of some 45 chapters in books. His work has received close to 1200 citations in Scopus and over 4600 in Scholar.