Desautels Faculty of Management news
There’s no question a new airline offering cheap flights within Canada sounds appealing, but will a new airline set to launch next month succeed? NewLeaf is filling that discount gap in our country’s airline market, according to McGill professor Karl Moore, who has previously provided consulting services to the likes of British Airways and Air Canada. Read full article; News 1130, January 7, 2016
Imagine a workplace where people don't care. Imagine spending eight hours a day working in anonymity. Imagine being told that the only recognition you need is your salary. We hope you would only have to imagine this, not experience it. ...Another example is Henry Mintzberg, a professor at McGill University in Montreal and one of the world's leading management writers and educators, believes that management is an art, craft and science. Henry offers a no nonsense approach to management, leadership and strategy.
Macquarie Group Ltd. named Christine Farkas head of U.S. equity research for its securities arm as the Australian investment bank pursues expansion in the world’s biggest economy. ...She holds a bachelor of commerce degree from McGill University in Montreal and will start at Macquarie on Jan. 11, according to the statement. Read full article: Bloomberg Business, January 5, 2016
If you’re planning to skip the Boxing Day sales this year, you’re not alone. Once considered the best day of the year for deals, Dec. 26 is increasingly losing its appeal for Canadian shoppers. “For the longest time, Boxing Day was considered to be the day — and realistically the week — to enjoy lower prices,” Robert Soroka, a marketing professor at McGill University, tells Yahoo Canada News. “It was really a very exciting time because it was considered to be that one day of the year where you could essentially walk off like a bandit."
Kyei Manu is one of four people farming palm weevil larvae in Donyina village under a scheme run by Aspire Food Group, which operates Ghana’s first commercial insect farm. Aspire wants to bring insects from the culinary margins to the mainstream to address food shortages, as well as to boost people’s iron intake. ... Aspire was founded by students from McGill University in 2013, and launched the Ghana project last year.
Many people are offering help to Syrian refugees after they arrive in Quebec, but students are reaching out to refugees while they remain overseas. ... "We're filling that void," said Anita Nowak. The Mentor-in-Residence at McGill said the image of Alan Kurdi, the young Syrian boy who drowned trying to make it to Turkey, motivated them to reach out overseas. Read full article: CTV News, January 5, 2016
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 Jennifer Chatman from UC Berkeley.
While high risk, airplane maker’s preferred shares could offer high reward. Bombardier Inc. is teetering on the edge of a financial precipice.
The modern workplace is full of abbreviations: KPI, ROI, SWOT. But it’s a bit of alphabet soup from decades ago that could prove most critical to the success of managers in the digital age. ... Last month, at the Global Drucker Forum in Vienna, a number of experts on organizational and human behavior—Henry Mintzberg, JC Spender, Sherry Turkle, and others—implored managers to retain a close, personal connection with their employees and their customers, even though that may run counter to one’s instincts when everybody is just a click away.
As climate change and sustainability become higher priorities for companies across all sectors more chief financial officers have been given responsibility for how the issues impact the bottom line.
Here is my 20th annual column of the past year’s heroes and zeros. Hero Legendary Dykes to Watch Out For cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s autobiographical graphic novel Fun Home won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. ... Hero Out TD Asset Management CEO Timothy Thompson, who for five years will donate an annual scholarship of $20,000 to a student at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management who demonstrates leadership within the LGBT community. The first recipient will be named in September 2016.
Usman W. Chohan, a graduate of Desautels MBA in Strategy and Leadership (2014) delivered the 2015 Foreign Affairs Lecture in the Global Leadership Program (GLP) at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. The lecture was titled "The World Bank and the New Dynamics of Development", and drew on Mr. Chohan's WB experience to map the development field, particularly in the context of emergent institutions such as AIIB. The lecture was praised for its cultural context, appeal to a young audience, and breadth of content.
Two Desautels alumni – Rob Fetherstonhaugh, BCom78, DPA ’80, and Marc Balevi, BCom 77, DPA 78 – received the Meritorious Service Medal last week from the Governor General. View the ceremony: Youtube, December 11, 2015 Learn more about this award.
Joanne Liu has treated patients in the most dangerous parts of the globe as a Médecins Sans Frontières doctor. Now, as MSF’s international president, she is holding the world’s leaders to account for the way they handle medical crises. The body of a six-year-old Syrian refugee is on the cover of every newspaper arrayed in the lobby of the Montreal restaurant where Dr. Joanne Liu, international president of Médecins Sans Frontières, has just arrived.
(Editor’s Note: The following is a message from Principal Suzanne Fortier.) Dear members of the McGill community: It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of H. Arnold Steinberg, McGill Chancellor Emeritus. Mr. Steinberg died suddenly this morning in Montreal. He was 82 years old. ... A lifelong Montrealer, Arnold graduated from McGill with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1954. His education was only the beginning of his deep relationship to McGill University.