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Enter the GROOC: Better Than a MOOC?

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:14

Now we can call a MOOC for what it is: Missed Opportunity for Online Collaboration. Otherwise known as the Massive Online Open Course, the MOOC possesses a major downside – students get flexibility and independence in their studies, and even the freedom to learn – usually for free – while wearing nothing but last week’s underwear, but usually work without the benefit of team-based collaboration.

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Big Data is useless if you don’t make decisions

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:11

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to speak to Julian Birkinshaw from the London Business School.

Read full tarnscript: The Globe and Mail, January 6, 2014

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Harper gets new security adviser amid major shuffle of senior public service

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:11

Richard Fadden, the deputy minister of National Defence and former spymaster, became the prime minister’s national security adviser as part of a sweeping shakeup at the senior ranks of Canada’s bureaucracy.
... Kelly Gillis, the senior assistant deputy minister at Industry Canada responsible for Spectrum, information technologies and telecommunications, is moved up to associate deputy minister at Industry.

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Content Management System (CMS) January maintenance

Wed, 2015-01-21 21:00 - Thu, 2015-01-22 06:00

Please be advised that there will be maintenance on the Content Management System (CenterStage, Webtop & Captiva InputAccel) on Wednesday, January 21 between 9pm to Thursday, January 22 at 6am. During this time the system may be slow or it may be unavailable.

Note that parts of the Graduate Admissions System (uApply) rely on the CMS. Therefore application reviewers will not be able to view admissions documents when CMS is down.

We regret any inconvenience that this may cause.

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Spending defence budgets the wrong way risks major damage from terrorist attacks

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:09

Governments that fail to account for analysis of terrorists' personal information in allocating their defence budgets risk increased damage from terrorist attacks, new research from the Desautels Faculty of Management finds.
... Professor Mehmet Gumus and his PhD student Dr. Nikoofal find that there are two types of terrorists; either organised or unorganised. Organised terrorists observe the behaviours of governments and defence measures in place before they carry out an attack, while unorganised terrorists act without such planning.

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Why Every Agency Needs a Chief Management Officer

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:07

Forty years ago, Henry Mintzberg, of McGill University, asked the simple question: “What do managers do?”
To Mintzberg managers were not just corporate CEOs but also “vice presidents, bishops, foremen, hockey coaches and prime ministers”—people with “formal authority” for some kind of “organizational unit.”

Read full article: Government Executive, January 8, 2015

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How Shame and Guilt differ when it comes to Marketing

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:06

Written by DaHee Han

You’d be right in thinking that shame and guilt are negative emotions, but they can actually be used to create successful marketing campaigns. What marketers really need to know is that both emotions have different effects on consumers.

Read full article: Digital Marketing, January 9, 2015

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Industry reacts to vote to renew US terrorism insurance act

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:05

Industry leaders have been reacting to the news that the US Congress has voted overwhelmingly in favor or reauthorizing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act for six years. The vote stalled before Christmas after a senator objected but passed through both houses of Congress on Wednesday.
... Meanwhile an academic has warned that policies on protecting locations need to be more flexible. Professor Mehmet Gumus of Desautels Faculty of Management says that governments need to allow funds for analysis of terrorists’ behaviours.

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Desautels' Jeux du Commerce delegation wins 6 podiums

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:03

Congratulations to all of those who participated and supported our 2015 Jeux du Commerce delegation
Winning 6 distinctive podiums, the academic teams cummulatively placed Desautels in the 3rd spot of the academic ranking:
2nd place in Debate: Djavan Habel-Thurton, Evan Weiser, Justin Kieran, and Jade Vaillancourt.
3rd place in Marketing : Manuel Gobeille-Leblanc, Rachel Burk, and Louisa Guo.
3rd place in Operations Management: Asma Diallo, Thalia Duhamel, and Francois Boisvert.
2nd place Human Resources: Graydon Clerk, Elie Lubendo, and Kangni Chen.

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