Faculté de gestion Desautels

A recent essay in Chief Learning Officer calls for a massive rethink of how executive education is designed and delivered.

It starts with the premise that executive education needs a major overhaul. As Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg says, “The practice of management, as evidenced in a lot of big corporations and banks, is utterly dreadful. I don’t think business schools really get it, or care to get it.”

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 24 May 2017

Desautels Professor Laura Doering recently appeared on CJAD 800 AM to talk gender and jobs. She is the co-author of a study that looked at a non-stereotypically gendered job (a loan manager) to compare how men and women were perceived in the role.

The findings indicated that men enjoyed more authority, but in cases where a loan manager quit, males who filled in for female managers experienced an authority deficit compared to those who filled in for other men.

Classified as: Strategy & Organization, Laura Doering
Published on: 24 May 2017

UbiMobility is a program run by Bpifrance and Business France to give companies in the connected and autonomous car space a leg up in the United States. The program can boast several successes: Of the 16 startups from the 2015 and 2016 editions, 11 have opened US operations.

Among the 2017 startups, is CS Communications and Systems Canada, which is developing a software validation method for embedded systems that promises to reduce testing costs and speed up the process.

Classified as: EMBA Alumni, McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA)
Published on: 24 May 2017

Desautels Professor of Finance, Reuven Brenner, was recently published in American Affairs Journal, a quarterly journal of public policy and political thought.

Classified as: Reuven Brenner, finance
Published on: 23 May 2017

Myco-Rise is a Montreal-area startup that uses food waste and vermicomposting to grow gourmet mushrooms for local restaurants and individuals.

The company definitely marches to its own drum: while other startup founders might dream of geographical expansion right out of the gate, Myco-Rise is consolidating its position as a Montreal-specific mushroom supplier, planning instead to expand into modular production, medicinal mushrooms, and maybe even mushroom beer.

Classified as: McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics, mcgill dobson cup, McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
Published on: 23 May 2017

A recent episode of Desautels Professor Karl Moore’s The CEO Series podcast takes a deep-dive into a subject at the top of many a manager’s mind: millennial workers, their needs, and the management styles they respond to best.

His guests were millennials Mariama Dupuis and Stefanie Kutteh, both of whom are Desautels MBA students who are simultaneously holding down careers.

Classified as: Karl Moore, MBA Program, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 19 May 2017

In an article for Thinkers 50, Desautels Professor Karl Moore discusses how introverted managers can best direct extroverts.

A major part of it comes down to the way introverts listen: whereas extroverts tend to listen in an active way, interacting and gesturing as they do so, introverts are passive listeners, which can come across as rejection.

Classified as: Karl Moore, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 19 May 2017

A recent article in Graphic Arts makes the point that the word “connectivity” brings to mind images of smartphones and online transactions, but that according to Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg, net-based communications do a poor job of building real interpersonal relationships.

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 18 May 2017

At one point, Bombardier would have been a shoo-in for the contract to build new commuter-train cars for Montreal’s Agence Métropolitaine de Transport, but not this time.

Instead, the contract is going to the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation, which bid at $69 million, compared to Bombardier’s $103 million — and boasts a wait of six-months less for the new cars.

Classified as: Karl Moore, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 18 May 2017

A Montreal Gazette op-ed co-authored by Just For Laughs co-founder (and Desautels Global Expert) Andy Nulman (BCom'83) makes the case that the new lights on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, which were switched on for the first time on May 17th for Montreal’s 375th birthday, will help remake the bridge as a city landmark on par with the Eiffel Tower or the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Classified as: BCom Alumni, Desautels Global Experts, Andy Nulman
Published on: 18 May 2017

Andrea Courey (BCom’82) was newly divorced, with three kids to feed and no money in the bank when she started Grandma Emily’s Granola. She credits her BCom education with giving her the tools she needed to get through the early days of her business, but notes that real-world experience is a very different thing than classroom knowledge.

Classified as: BCom Alumni, Gregory Vit, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
Published on: 17 May 2017

A new study co-authored by Desautels Professor Laura Doering looks at the role gender played in missed payments at a microfinance bank.

What the authors discovered was that clients who associated their bank manager’s job as a “female” role were more likely to miss payments. In a wider sense, male managers tend to enjoy less authority when filling a job that was previously done by a woman.

Classified as: Strategy & Organization, Laura Doering
Published on: 17 May 2017

Dire predictions about the impending robot-worker invasion abound. It seems like every day, academics and other thought-leaders trot out statistics about how many jobs are going to be vaporized by technology.

Well, new research from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation suggests otherwise. While not all jobs are safe, there are many tasks that robots just can’t do — and technology also creates jobs, though admittedly not as many as it eliminates.

Classified as: BCom Alumni, Desautels Global Experts, Brian Fetherstonhaugh
Published on: 17 May 2017

Congratulations to Professor Juan Serpa and Professor Sujata Madan who have been selected as the recipients of the 2016-17 Desautels Faculty Teaching Award for Undergraduate and Graduate teaching, respectively. 

Classified as: Sujata Madan, finance, operations management, Juan Serpa
Published on: 17 May 2017

McGill University has released the names of the inspirational leaders who will be receiving honorary doctorates this year. The slate includes luminaries in fields ranging from music to sustainability. Nobel Prize winners Arthur McDonald and Paul Nurse will be honoured, as will former prime ministers Paul Martin and Brian Mulroney.

Published on: 16 May 2017

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