Desautels Faculty of Management

Montreal-based chef Antonio Park is behind some of the city’s most renowned restaurants, including Park, Lavandaria, and Jatoba. In a recent interview with Desautels professor Karl Moore, Park revealed that he always knew he wanted to be a chef and that his unique blend of flavours comes from a deep understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures.

Classified as: Karl Moore, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 11 Oct 2017

Research has shown that organizations worldwide are recognizing the strengths that introverts can bring to leadership positions. Britain, on the other hand, continues to favour exclusively extroverted personalities in its C-Suite.

Desautels professor Karl Moore maintains that, as millennials enter the workforce in droves, an introverted approach to leadership, which uses active listening and analytical thinking for problem-solving, is most effective.

Classified as: Karl Moore, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 6 Oct 2017

Provost Christopher Manfredi of McGill University recently joined Desautels professor Karl Moore on his CEO Series radio show to talk about his responsibilities as provost, as well as the defining aspects and future directions of McGill.

Along the way, he shared insights on his career trajectory and how his interest in politics ignited a career in academia that he did not initially foresee.

Classified as: Karl Moore, Strategy & Organization, Christopher Manfredi
Published on: 5 Oct 2017

In an address to the French National Assembly, Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Economy and Finance, suggested that the Alstom-Siemens alliance is destined to expand to include eventually Bombardier.

Professor Karl Moore weighs in on these speculations, stating that there is reason to believe that the future of rail manufacturing will be reserved for the bigger players.

Classified as: Karl Moore, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 5 Oct 2017

In a piece for Forbes.com, Peter High, President of Metis Strategy, cites Professor Henry Mintzberg to assert that societal change has always been perceived as occurring at lightning speed, and that it is common tendency to believe that the present is different from the past, as it is unresolved by nature.

He then goes on to share that strategy, as a practice, has remained virtually unchanged, and how adaptation and integrative thinking are key to resolving challenges.  

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 5 Oct 2017

The Desautels Faculty of Management has been granted membership to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a non-profit organization of leading graduate business schools worldwide.

As a member, Desautels is recognized as a leader in graduate management education with insights and best practices to share that will further the GMAC mission to inform, involve and convene the global business education community around issues of interest.

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Classified as: Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
Published on: 5 Oct 2017

Desautels alumna and Global Expert, Monica Ruffo (BCom’86), has launched Well Told Health to respond to an alarming gap in the market for organic supplements that are made without any synthetic ingredients.

After considerable market research, which included partnering with a researcher at McGill University, Ruffo has crafted supplements that are Non-GMO Project certified, vegan, and free of synthetics, fillers and isolates.

Classified as: Monica Ruffo, Desautels Global Experts, BCom Alumni, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 5 Oct 2017

Desautels Global Expert and Chief Executive Officer at Magnetic, James Green (BMus'86), explores the cause and effects of the rise of ad opportunities available for auction online, or bidstream.

He attributes the dramatic increase to header bidding, which lets publishers offer ad inventory to multiple buyers simultaneously.

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Classified as: James Green, Desautels Global Experts
Published on: 4 Oct 2017

In the age of technology with growing emphasis on sustainable living, many in the fashion world, including Desautels Global Expert, Imran Amed (BCom'97), have questioned the continued prevalence of paper fashion show invitations.

It turns out that wastage permeates every facet of the fashion industry, from excessive fabric waste spurred by fast fashion, to unsustainable product packing.

Classified as: imran amed, Desautels Global Experts, BCom Alumni, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 4 Oct 2017

An opinion piece for News24 argues that, in general, business leaders in South Africa have been heavily influenced by greed, showing little interest in using their resources for improving the nation’s socio-political context.

The author cites Desautels professor Henry Mintzberg’s four pillars for a high-performing government: public, private, non-profit and co-operative sector leadership, as a framework for socio-economic progress in South Africa.

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 4 Oct 2017

Professor Warut Khern-am-nuai is a co-author on a study revealing that Pokémon Go does not merely bring health benefits, as has been widely studied, but also contributes to increased restaurant business revenues.

His research finds that restaurants located in close proximity to PokéStops, a key element of the game, see a visible increase in customers, as compared to those that do not have a PokéStop nearby.

Classified as: Warut Khern-am-nuai, Information Systems
Published on: 4 Oct 2017

The general trend among MBA programs worldwide points to a rise in digitised course readings, as opposed to the use of bulky textbooks.

The digital distribution of course materials has not, however, been favored by business students everywhere.

Classified as: Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Steve Fortin, Financial Times
Published on: 2 Oct 2017

Mohammed Ashour (MBA'14), co-founder of Aspire Food Group, received the Highly Commended Award at FoodBytes, a startup competition that supports innovative ideas in food and agriculture. The Aspire Group transforms crickets into high-protein powder and snacks, and are looking to expand their market into the U.S., where the aversion to insects as food seems to prevail.

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Classified as: MBA Alumni, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), aspire food group
Published on: 2 Oct 2017

Desautels undergraduate student Sydney Kalyn achieved the gold level of the Duke of Edinburgh award, which recognizes personal development and community involvement among today’s youth.

Recipients of the international award must demonstrate excellence in a variety of areas, including: skill, physical fitness, service, placement, volunteering, adventurous journey, and educational pursuit.

Kalyn was among a group of 150 young adults who received their award on September 24 in the presence of Prince Harry.

Classified as: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 2 Oct 2017

­­­­­­­­­­For French native Ben Plomion (MBA’07), his early teenage years consisted of skateboards, Nirvana, and an unshakable dream of relocating to the U.S. After completing his studies in Canada, he made his dreams a reality by securing work at General Electric in New York.

Since then, he has moved into the startup scene in California, working as Chief Marketing Officer for GumGum, an artificial intelligence company. He remains, however, wary of Donald Trump’s stance on immigration and how this might impact his future in the U.S. 

Classified as: MBA Alumni, Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 29 Sep 2017

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