Desautels Faculty of Management news
The Euro 2012 tournament is coming to an end with 4 strong semifinalists: Spain, Portugal, Germany and Italy. No surprises here. But we think what really sets apart the top teams is their ability to manage their emotions.
Quebec’s language bureaucrats are taking aim at appliances. … One Montreal economist suggested that the timing of the announcement might be strategic. “There's a precedent here. These products have been sold into the market prior to his requirement and why hasn't it been a requirement to this point?” asked McGill Professor William Polushin.
Elliot Lifson, a Professor of Practice at the Desautels Faculty of Management and Vice-Chairman of Peerless Clothing Inc., has been awarded a 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal on June 22, 2012 for his dedication to his peers, his community, and to Canada.
MONTREAL - A generation of Quebec companies came of age in the 1970s and 1980s, when risk-takers founded new businesses predicated on trading beyond the province’s borders. … “It’s a great time to buy distressed assets over there, if you think that Europe is going to come back” from its current difficulties, says McGill management professor Karl Moore.
Karl Moore, of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, speaks to Gavin Kilduff, a professor at the Stern School at NYU.
Everyone likes dispensing advice, whether it’s solicited or not, or whether it’s acted on or not. And given that the products of the top business schools often go on to run major companies, it’s perhaps no surprise that the great and good are always queuing up to point them in the right direction, either at the beginning of their MBA programs or when they come blinking into the light.
To paraphrase Claude Raines in Casablanca, we are then shocked, shocked to find out so many people pretending to be shocked by the charge that National Basketball Association referee Tim Donaghy fixed some games.
La crise actuelle peut déstructurer une entreprise et son modèle. Selon la table ronde du 13 juin 2012 sur la manière d’aider « les managers à garder le cap en situation complexe ou incertaine », il faut trouver de nouveaux modes de fonctionnement, impliquer les salariés, développer l'autonomie. Ou mourir…
While a cottage industry of "China-in-Africa" experts has emerged over the past five years, on balance their explanations of why a magnetic like pull exists between the two continents is unsatisfactory. Certainly no one denies an array of state-to-state economic and geopolitical incentives recognized by both sides. After all, the simplified resources-for-infrastructure win-win is rather obvious.
McGill University’s Dobson Cup Business Plan Competition has just wrapped up its 2012 edition. With more than 90 submissions, up from 58 last year, the competition’s fourth year was fierce, fun and fantastically diverse.
Today’s organizational leaders are facing accelerating rates of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, all of which are showing no signs of slowing down. Whether it is the continuing digital revolution or expanding global markets, our current environment requires a constant state of innovation.
Over a billion Tweets are sent out every day, and there are more than 900 million active Facebook users. But is this really something that executives and managers need to care about? Beyond being efficient two-way systems for communicating with customers, social media can also help businesses with a huge range of services, including hiring, collaboration, and advertising.
In light of New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie's unsurprising willingness to challenge the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which limits sports betting to four states ("unsurprising" since New Jersey like many other states and countries are in dire need of new revenues), a reminder of the profound misperceptions.
Amid the sometimes-confusing debates surrounding the obesity problem, this much is clear: it is a complex phenomenon, and won’t be solved without bringing together key experts from a range of academic disciplines and decision-makers from many segments of society. That’s exactly what Desautels Faculty of Management Prof. Laurette Dubé has been doing for the past decade.