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Fiscal Decentralization and Local Government Bonds in China –财政分权, 地方政府债务

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. He has previously served as the Special Situations Analyst in the Global Equities Team at Natcan Investment Management, the Investment Arm of the National Bank of Canada. The following piece is based on his work on Fiscal Decentralization in China.

Published on : 17 Jun 2014

Nine habits leaders need to break

“Keep learning” is the mantra of modern management. You have to keep up with the constant stream of new information, new technology, new paradigms – new everything. But sometimes one of the keys to progress is “unlearning.” Dumping old skills and habits is often more valuable than learning new ones. Here’s my list of the top things that managers need to unlearn immediately.

Published on : 13 Jun 2014

Two Groundbreaking Academic Mergers & Acquisitions Studies Win IRRC Institute Investor Research Award at Millstein Governance Forum

Two academic research papers that promise to spark new scrutiny of corporate actions such as mergers and acquisitions have won the prestigious Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi) annual investor research competition that focuses on the interaction of the real economy with investment theory. The winning research teams will be presented with a $10,000 award for each paper:

Published on : 12 Jun 2014

Peneliti Kanada Berharap Serangga dapat Atasi Masalah Pangan Global

Berkurangnya pasokan makanan dunia sempat membuat PBB tahun lalu memromosikan hidangan dari seranggayang kaya nutrisi, tinggi protein, rendah lemak dan mudah didapatkan. Selain itu dalam konferensi 'Serangga sebagai Pangan Dunia' baru-baru ini, para ahli pangan juga mensosialisasi serangga sebagai pangan ramah lingkungan. 

Published on : 12 Jun 2014

Dominic Poulin choisit les Redmen de McGill

Le défenseur Dominic Poulin a finalement tranché et joindra le réseau de hockey universitaire, cet automne, dans l’uniforme des Redmen de l’Université McGill de Montréal.

Published on : 12 Jun 2014

Pour un management dynamique des finances publiques

Invité dernièrement à la Chambre Française de Commerce et d’Industrie du Maroc (CFCIM) pour débattre du thème pluridisciplinaire : « Pour un management dynamique des finances publiques », M. Noureddine Bensouda, Trésorier général du Royaume a présenté un exposé explquant son parti pris ce type de management. 

Published on : 12 Jun 2014

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Transcript: Moving beyond ‘us’ and ‘them’ on global teams

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, talking management for The Globe and Mail. Today, I am delighted to speak to Mark Mortensen from [international business school] Insead.Read full article: The Globe and Mail

Published on : 12 Jun 2014

[Canada-China Youth Business Forum] William Polushin, Founder & President of AMAXIS Inc.

Canada William Polushin is Founder and President of AMAXIS Inc. He is also Founding Director of the Program for International Competitiveness, and a Lecturer in international business at the Desautels Faculty of Management.Watch video: Freenewspos

Published on : 12 Jun 2014

Is Strategic Philanthropy Yesterday’s News?

As I read the lead article in the latest issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review, “Strategic Philanthropy for a Complex World,” by John Kania, Mark Kramer, and Patty Russell, I tried to imagine what it would feel like to do so from the vantage point of the director of a small nonprofit.

Published on : 11 Jun 2014

变化大 加拿大航空10大新体验

近日,加拿大2家最大航空公司均透露,随着夏季来临,航空旅游需求上升强劲,5月客流量增长超航空公司新增载客能力,航班经常满员。不断引进的新技术, 以及联邦政府对相关规定的修订,许多空中飞人已经开始发觉,现在航空公司从检票到行李安检都与过去有所不同。 ... 信用卡随时随地支付这一特点,使得机舱文化和空服人员职责也相应发生改变。麦吉尔大学教授摩尔(Karl Moore)说,航空公司想办法赚钱,现在空服随之多了机上出售餐点和免关税物品的职责,必要时还出售紧急过道座位。Read full article (in Chinese): Epoch Times

Published on : 11 Jun 2014

Ottawa researcher hopes bugs can address global food insecurity

Gabe Mott is spending the summer in Mexico, where the company he's part of is trying to figure out how to industrialize the production of insects — or micro-livestock — to address global food insecurity.

Published on : 11 Jun 2014

CORRUVEN, INC. FILES (8-K) Disclosing Change in Directors or Principal Officers

On or about June 6, 2014, Mr. Denis Duguay officially resigned from his positions as Secretary, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

Published on : 10 Jun 2014

El fenómeno de las estrategias emergentes

Por Jerko Juretic. Si usted le pregunta a cualquier persona de su empresa qué es una estrategia, la mayoría le respondería que es un plan de acción elaborado por la alta dirección. ... En 1978, el experto en management, Henry Mintzberg, propuso que la estrategia también podía ser entendida como un patrón consistente de acciones en el tiempo, desarrollada de manera intencional -o no- por una compañía. 

Published on : 10 Jun 2014

The Importance of Integrative Thinking

I can still remember when I got into McGill University as an undergraduate in the Arts program. I couldn’t switch my status from “undeclared” quick enough. I knew what I was going to study—I was going to major in psychology. I had taken an AP Psychology (Advanced Placement) class in Grade 11 and had been itching for more ever since. Over time, many of my peers followed suit. In fact, in my year, for many students, psychology became that major you declared when you really weren’t sure what you wanted to do.

Published on : 09 Jun 2014

McGill turns to crowdfunding for donations

McGill University is taking a new approach to online fundraising. The university’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) has launched Seeds of Change, an online crowdsourcing platform. Prospective donors will be able to see details on specific initiatives and choose which projects they would like to support.

Published on : 09 Jun 2014