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Professor Henry Mintzberg has been chosen to receive the 2012 BPS Irwin Outstanding Educator Award by the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) division of the Academy of Management.
How are tasks bundled into and across jobs within organizations? In this paper, I develop a model of this process of job design by drawing on a multisite qualitative study of task allocation following the installation of a DNA sequencer. The model that emerges is one of the assembly of tasks through multiple subassembly processes with multiple assemblers.
Now, a new review of human brain imaging studies published by Cell Press in the journal Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that a major reason for the dramatic increase in obesity may be a heightened sensitivity to heavily advertised and easily accessible high-calorie foods.
The McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre is pleased to announce that they have been awarded funding totalling $7.6 million over a two-year period from Genome Canada’s 2010 Competition. This award, a record for Québec, will fund the operations of the Innovation Centre as well as the services offered to scientific communities in Québec, the rest of Canada and around the world.
A cholesterol drug commonly prescribed to reduce cardiovascular disease risk restores blood vessel function in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study in the April 4 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.
The Lady Davis Institute (LDI) and McGill University are delighted to announce that Dr. Mark A. Wainberg has been awarded the 2012 Killam Prize in Health Sciences by the Canada Council for the Arts. He is the past Director of the LDI and is currently head of its HIV/AIDS research axis and Director of the McGill AIDS Centre.
A current controversy raging in evolutionary biology is about whether adaptation to new environments is the result of many genes, each of relatively small effect, or just a few genes of large effect. A new study published in Molecular Ecology by McGill biologist Andrew Hendry and a colleague from Basel University strongly supports the first “many-small” hypothesis.
Whatever we choose to do, the stakes are very high.David Whyte (1994, p. 298), poet. Researching questions that matter demands passionate conviction. Whether recognized as such or not, such conviction, combined with profound compassion, defines true scholarship. Daring to care requires courage-the courage to speak out and to act.
With the rapid expansion of global business, newer suppliers with cheaper but possibly unreliable technologies have entered the marketplace to win orders from buyer firms by beating the price of their perfectly reliable (but expensive) competitors.
Introduction: Patient flow computer simulations allow Emergency Department stakeholders to assess operational interventions, develop utilization and performance measures, and produce estimates for budgeting or planning purposes. Key challenges of traditional discrete-event computer simulation software are their inherent complexity for modeling, coding, or analyzing output.
Professor Robert David and PhD Candidate, Saeed Akhlaghpour, Win 2012 Academy of Management Meeting Best Paper Proceedings
“Co-evolution in Management Fashion: Computational models of consultant-driven innovation" by Desautels Professor Robert David, PhD candidate, Saeed Akhlaghpour and David Strang (Cornell University) has been judged by reviewers of the 2012 Academy of Management Meeting to be one of the best accepted papers in the program.
In contrast with sick people who need urgent medical attention, the clientele of preventive healthcare have a choice in whether to participate in the programs offered in their region. In order to maximize the total participation to a preventive care program, it is important to incorporate how potential clients choose the facilities to patronize.
Assessments of the trade-off theory have typically compared the present value of tax benefits to the present value of bankruptcy costs. We verify that this comparison overwhelmingly favors tax benefits, suggesting that firms are under-leveraged.
Drawing on the concept of organizational integration, we developed a typology that allows us to classify organizational IT applications and better understand, explain, and potentially predict their impacts. As a preliminary test of the typology, the empirical evidence of past research on the impacts of IT on organizational performance was reviewed.
With intense competition for research funding and status, universities need an objective way to rank their departments’ research performance, say the creators of a new tool designed to do just that.