Imen Latrous is Associate Professor of Finance at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) and the head of the Laboratory for corporate governance research (LARIGO). She is a research fellow at the Centre de Recherche sur le Développement Territorial (CRDT). She holds a Ph.D in Finance from Université Paris1 -Panthéon-Sorbonne, France. Her research interests cover corporate governance and focus more particularly on financing decisions, cash holdings behavior of canadian family firms, investment-cash flow sensitivity and financial constraints of family-owned corporations. Her research in this area has received grants from the CRDT. She has also expertise in estimating financial models and particularly assessing econometric models. She has published in referred journals such as the Journal of Multinational Financial Management, the International Journal of Corporate Governance, and the managerial review Organisations & Territoires as well as communications for conferences organized by the Association Française de Finance, the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), the Southern Finance Association, or the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management. Professor Latrous has organized many international conferences. These events have brought together academics and practitioners from across the province, Canada and internationally.