Desautels Faculty of Management news
Britain’s historic vote to exit the European Union has the financial markets in a tizzy and many observers expressing hyperbolic views of a disaster ahead. While BREXIT has many implications for the United Kingdom’s higher education market, much of what will actually occur is uncertain. Some conclude that there will be limited impact. Others are more pessimistic. “The global attractiveness of British higher education will take a hit,” flatly predicts John A. Quench, a Harvard Business School professor who had been dean of London Business School from 1998 to 2001.
The import of making choices is often revealed after the choice has been made. In global health we are often faced with the reality that there is never really a “right choice” or a “wrong choice”. It is a series of trade-offs and in low resource environments how one allocates scarce resources takes on a zero-sum persona.
Have you heard about the next big food trend? You won’t find it growing in your garden, but you might find it crawling there.
Ce n’est pas moi qui fais ce constat lapidaire et déprimant, c’est Estelle Métayer, véritable gourou de l’information et des données. J’ai eu la chance de la rencontrer hier en marge du panel qu’elle animait sur la gestion des villes avec intelligence, au New Cities Summit, à Montréal. Un mot, avant de poursuivre sur le manque de vision de Montréal, sur cette femme de 46 ans qui maîtrise quatre langues, bientôt cinq, et qui pilote des avions par passion.
Fatoumata Diane Judge Business School, University of Cambridge Age: 26 Hometown: Conakry, Guinea Undergraduate School and Degree: McGill University, Bachelor of Commerce Where did you work before enrolling in business school? I started my career in Montreal in the Investment Banking Division of CIBC, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Later, I took over a Financial Analyst role at Air Canada, initially focusing on labor negotiations with major unions. Following this, I was promoted to Financial Analysis Manager.
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 sit down with Kevin Lobo, who is the CEO of a Fortune 500 Company, Stryker. Read full article: The Globe and Mail, June 21, 2016
Retirement is not an end but a beginning - an opportunity to experiment and explore, to engage in pursuits you value, and perhaps to reinvent your legacy. Rather than just slipping quietly into retirement, here's why you should create new opportunities towards the end of your career. Mary Dean Lee is professor Emeritus, organisational behaviour and human resource management at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University.
As week 2 of the McGill X-1 Accelerator comes to an end, we’re happy to see our 6 teams — Appetite, Fractal, FRSH, NXTSENS Microsystems, UGo Smoothies, and Venndor — swiftly settling into their space. Day by day, the walls and windows are increasingly covered with sticky notes of all colours shapes and sizes, every writable surface is covered with notes, and each desk has someone calling it home — for the next 8 weeks at least.
Researchers Caroll Serron at the University of California at Irvine, Susan S. Silbey at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Erin Cech (who performed the research at Rice University but is now at the University of Michigan), and Brian Rubineau at McGill University conducted the study to try to get a better idea of just why women who made it through years of STEM education start migrating out of tech. The effort, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, looked at 40 undergraduate engineering students, male and female, spread among the four schools.
„Na czym powinna polegać skuteczna polityka proinnowacyjna?” – to temat wykładu profesora Reuvena Brennera, który we wtorek został zorganizowany dla członków Narodowej Rady Rozwoju oraz ekspertów z zakresu innowacji w Pałacu Prezydenckim. Read full article: Prezydent, June 7, 2016
“Managing without soul has become an epidemic in society. Many managers these days seem to specialize in killing cultures, at the expense of human engagement.” That’s what management guru Henry Mintzberg recently wroteabout the current state of corporate culture on his blog. Read full article: Forbes, June 19, 2016
Women who go to college intending to become engineers stay in the profession less often than men. Why is this? While multiple reasons have been offered in the past, a new study co-authored by an MIT sociologist develops a novel explanation: The negative group dynamics women tend to experience during team-based work projects makes the profession less appealing.
On June 14, the GCPA program awarded the Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship to students Josh Faier, Will Gendron-Saulnier, David Song, and Ming Xu. This scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of Lionel Pelham Kent, F.C.A., for high academic standing and communication skills, and is open to students in the final year of the GCPA program. The winning team is chosen based on outstanding skills in written and oral communication as presented in a case competition. Photo from left to right: David Song, Josh Faier, Ming Xu, Will Gendron-Saulnier
The claim of this recent book by Manchester Business School professor Christopher Bones is that too much of a focus on ‘leadership’ in business can be counterproductive and even dangerous for organizations. Seeing leaders as ‘special beings’ risks creating what Henry Mintzberg called ‘leadership apart’: leaders unconnected to their organizations, insulated from conflict, challenge, and debate; and unwitting creators of a culture of conformity and compliance rather than creativity and innovation.
Henry Mintzberg has been sharing his insights on management for almost 40 years. Often original and provocative, his booksThe Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning and Managers not MBAsare still widely cited, Mintzberg’s Managing brings together a lot of Mintzberg’s key ideas on the practice of management, as exemplified by Mintzberg’s observations of a day in working lives of 29 managers from a wide ride of organisations. For anyone wanting a concise and elegant statement of some of Mintzberg’s most important ideas, Managing is an excellent place to start.