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And the Next Star Fund Manager Is…

Finding a mutual-fund manager who can beat the market is tough. Winners flame out. Losers revive. The resurgent losers flame out again. No wonder low-cost index-based exchange-traded funds and mutual funds—which seek only to mimic the return of a designated slice of the market—have eclipsed actively managed funds as the investment of choice for many people. ... One problem: Over long periods, few fund managers continue to outperform, says Laurent Barras, a finance professor at McGill University in Montreal.

Published on : 21 Jan 2014

Réunions marchées : lève-toi, il faut qu’on parle

Deux ans. C’est le nombre d’années d’espérance de vie que nous gagnerions si nous passions moins de trois heures par jour assis, selon une étude américaine publiée en 2012. Selon les auteurs, la position assise prolongée est aussi néfaste pour la santé que le tabagisme ou l’obésité.

Published on : 21 Jan 2014

Women at Business School – Joanne Liu, MiM student

Joanne Liu is president of Médecins Sans Frontières, an international medical humanitarian organisation that has 30,000 medical professionals delivering emergency aid in more than 60 countries. She trained at McGill University School of Medicine and has a fellowship in paediatric emergency medecine from New York University School of Medicine.

Published on : 21 Jan 2014

Desautels BCom Team Wins 2014 National Investment Banking Competition

BCom students Nicholas Bigelow, Ivan Di, Mak Dorić, and Emily Ren have triumphed over 250 teams from across North America to win the 2014 National Investment Banking Competition (NIBC) held in Vancouver from January 7-9.

Published on : 10 Jan 2014

Desautels Researchers Win Best Paper at International Conference on Information Systems

Professors Alain Pinsonneault and Animesh Animesh, and PhD candidate Hyelim Oh, have won the best paper award at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) held in Milan, Italy from December 15 to 18, 2013. The paper is entitled “Free vs. For a Fee: The Impact of Information Pricing Strategy on the Pattern and Effectiveness of Word-of-Mouth Via Social Media.” 1,249 papers which were submitted for publication consideration at the conference.

Published on : 07 Jan 2014

6 Economists Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

For years I’ve rejected the false choice that entrepreneurs are forced to make when it comes to the subjects of political science and comparative economics. First is the offer to buy in to the notion that there exists no natural connection between the underlying motivations and incentives which inspire entrepreneurs and their political and electoral choices.

Published on : 07 Jan 2014

Desautels BCom Teams Take Two Podiums at 2014 Inter-Collegiate Business Competition

Four BCom case teams in Finance (Egor Gagin and Josh Kimsa), Ethics (Kristen Foster and Greg Frank), Debate (Michayel Villani and Eric Zhao), and HR (Megan Levy and Matthew Hunter) made the finals at the 36th annual Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) held at Queen's University from January 2 to 5, 2014. The Debate team won 1st place while the HR team finished 2nd.

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Published on : 06 Jan 2014

Emerging Models of Leadership: PBOs and Tri-Sector Leaders

Usman W. Chohan is a consultant with the World Bank Institute in the field of Social Accountability, and is pursuing an MBA at Desautels with a concentration in Strategy and Leadership.

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Published on : 17 Dec 2013

Reassessing History from Two Continents

Günter Bischof ist aus der österreichischen zeitgeschichtlichen Forschungslandschaft nicht mehr wegzudenken. Als Leiter des Centers Austria und Marshall Plan-Professor an der Universität von New Orleans bekleidet er einen wichtigen Außenposten der österreichischen Wissenschaft und der österreichisch-amerikanischen Beziehungen. Als Historiker leistet er wesentliche Beiträge zur Aufarbeitung des breiten Feldes der österreichischen und europäischen transatlantischen Beziehungen, insbesondere der Nachkriegsjahre. Die anlässlich seines 60.

Published on : 13 Dec 2013

Pay it Forward Initiative Puts Smiles on Hundreds of Faces

Over the years, the end of final exams has inspired any number of spontaneous displays of pure happiness, including high fives, chest bumping and uncontrollable giggling. But what was up with the 100 or so students boogying in the streets at the crossroads on lower campus on Tuesday, Dec. 3 – two days before finals kicked off?

Published on : 12 Dec 2013

Inaugural English Business Case Competition in Tokyo Provides Worldwide Networking Opportunities

On November 17, the first business case competition conducted in English in Japan took place. The main event was hosted by Aoyama Gakuin, in Shibuya, Tokyo, with a networking event following elsewhere in the area. ... This time, teams from Waseda University, Globis, McGill Japan and Desautels Faculty of Management won a prize in each section, and the winning presentation was given by the McGill Japan team.

Published on : 06 Dec 2013

L’EMBA McGill HEC Montréal crée une nouvelle bourse à l’intention des gestionnaires issus des Premières nations du Canada

Montréal, le 2 décembre 2013 — L’EMBA McGill HEC Montréal est heureux d’annoncer la création d’un programme de bourses dédié aux gestionnaires des peuples autochtones du Canada. Chaque année, une bourse d’un montant de 40 000 $ sera octroyée en fonction du mérite. En créant ce programme de bourses, l’EMBA McGill HEC Montréal a pour objectif d’appuyer les gestionnaires issus des peuples autochtones du Canada dans la poursuite de leur parcours académique et leur cheminement professionnel.  

Published on : 02 Dec 2013

The EMBA McGill HEC Montreal Creates a New Scholarship for Indigenous People

The EMBA McGill - HEC Montreal is launching a scholarship program aimed at Canada’s Indigenous population.  Each year, a manager of Indigenous origin will be chosen to receive a $40,000 scholarship. The selection will be based on merit. The McGill - HEC Montreal EMBA program looks for individuals with different but complementary profiles. The diversity of candidates within each cohort is essential to the learning approach of the program. The Indigenous Peoples scholarship will help to further enrich this diversity. 

Published on : 02 Dec 2013

Want to Charge More? Then Explain What You Do More Clearly

What happens when people don’t understand the work you do? Worse still, what happens when your job relies on the input (financial and otherwise) of the public and clients who incorrectly think they understand the nature of your work? Research I conducted in conjunction with researchers at a number of universities analysed just this, and we found that in complex professions such as the legal, nursing, accountancy and architecture sectors, both pay and performance can suffer when clients don’t fully understand a profession. -Article by Heather Vough

Published on : 02 Dec 2013

Une grande première à Montréal: TEDxMontrealWomen aura lieu le 7 décembre

L'évènement TEDxWomen aura lieu pour la première fois à Montréal le samedi 7 décembre 2013 au Cinéma Impérial. Tout comme les évènements TEDx partout dans le monde, TEDxMontrealWomen est une conférence unique dont le but est de partager de nouvelles idées couvrant des sujets variés. Sous le thème « Perturbation positive » TEDxMontrealWomen va essayer de toucher au rôle des hommes et des femmes dans la société, le respect des différences, la mobilisation collective des forces afin de repousser les limites des conventions sociales et se donner le pouvoir de faire des choix.

Published on : 02 Dec 2013