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Dean’s Q&A: Peter Todd, HEC Paris

When Peter Todd joined the administration of HEC Paris last July, he made history as the first non-French dean of the top-ranked school. This past January, he helped the business school make history again when, as a result of a new French law, it became the first school in France to take on the new status of a consular higher education institution (or EESC) in the country, giving the school its first true whiff of independence in its more than 130-year history.

Published on : 18 May 2016

A Study Just Shut Down the Argument That Audiences Don't Want Diverse Casts

The lack of diversity in Hollywood is obvious. But the more the issue is brought to light, the more those in charge continue to offer both blame and reasons why. Instead of looking to see what internal changes can be made to their casting lineups, studios consistently argue that the fault lies within the consumers who would rather see predominantly white casts. It’s certainly not a valid enough reason to excuse whitewashing, but is there any truth in that argument?

Published on : 18 May 2016

Tuition Hikes Aren’t Stopping MBA Applicants

Lower tuition costs are a selling point for MBA programs outside the U.S. But some schools are starting to bring their fees more in line with U.S. schools, and they’re finding it doesn’t necessarily deter applicants. This week Financial Times covered recent changes at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Canada and Vlerick Business School in Belgium. The report highlighted an interesting pattern: after dramatically increasing their tuition, these schools are attracting more applicants.

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Published on : 17 May 2016

Rising price of textbooks reaches a tipping point

Jochen Wirtz is pleased to describe himself as a best-selling writer. He has co-authored a textbook on services marketing that he not only uses as professor at the National University of Singapore Business School, but which has sold more than 700,000 copies.

Published on : 17 May 2016

Hollywood Has No Business Case for Booking All-White Casts

Hollywood’s track record on showcasing minority talent and storylines is pretty awful, even considering some recent efforts to diversify programming. Some studios argue that the fault lies not with them, but with consumers, who—they claim—prefer predominantly white casts. But is there any truth to that? Venkat Kuppuswamy and Peter Younkin, business-school professors at the University of North Carolina and McGill University, respectively, took a look at data on the film industry in order to measure how diverse casts went over at box offices.

Published on : 17 May 2016

Walking for a cause

One day, almost 10 years ago, Christine Boutros felt something she will never forget. She remembers it like it was yesterday: “You know when you sit on your leg for too long and it feels tingling? I thought it would pass but it didn’t,” she explained. A few months later, Boutros, at the age of 45, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. “It was kind of surreal,” she said.

Published on : 12 May 2016

ARTS PATRON REMEMBERED FOR HIS GENEROSITY

Michal Hornstein, a Holocaust survivor who came to Canada with little and became one of its most generous benefactors of the arts, in particular, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), died April 25 at age 95. Among his many honours, he is an officer of the Order of Canada and a grand officer of the Ordre national du Québec, and has an honorary doctorate from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business and a Lifetime Achievement Award from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management.

Published on : 11 May 2016

How women can perform better in the company setting

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail, talks with Zoe Kinias from INSEAD, a leading business school just outside of Paris. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, May 10, 2016

Published on : 11 May 2016

Can introverts be better bosses for extroverts?

For the last 10 years I have worked for an introverted boss. Introverts have become an increasing part of the leadership conversation however vast majority of the leadership literature seems to be written to and for extroverted managers. Why do introverted bosses work? In this article I want to talk about a key way that introverted managers can be better managers for their extroverted employees.

Published on : 10 May 2016

MBA – mặt trái của tấm bằng

Không phải ngẫu nhiên mà các nhà tuyển dụng lại ưa thích những sinh viên tốt nghiệp từ các trường đào tạo chuyên ngành Kinh doanh. Theo khảo sát do Hội đồng Tuyển sinh Sau Đại học (Graduate Management Admission Council), Mỹ, thực hiện vào tháng 01/2016, 96% nhà tuyển dụng cho rằng thuê những sinh viên chuyên ngành kinh doanh sẽ tạo ra nhiều giá trị hơn cho công ty của họ.

Published on : 10 May 2016

Saving the Planet From Governments And Markets

Countries have been signing the pledges they made last December at the Paris Conference on Climate Change. Think back to that time and ask yourself which had greater influence on your personal behavior: the TV clips you saw from that conference, or the ads that sponsored those clips?

Published on : 10 May 2016

Desautels BCom Students make finals at GBCC 2016

A Desautels undergraduate student case team composed of Kangni Chen, Manuel Gobeille-Leblanc, Victoire Monnier and Alexie Morin made the finals at the 18th annual Global Business Case Competition (GBCC) hosted by Foster School of Business at the University of Washington held from April 4 to 10, 2016. 

Published on : 10 May 2016

Dobson Cup 2016 Winners Announced

Dear 2016 McGill Dobson Cup Participants, Judge-Mentors, and Supporters,  We're excited to announce the winners of the 2016 McGill Dobson Cup! Congratulations to all of the winning teams. Many thanks to everyone who participated. We would also like to thank all of the Pitch Phase and Finalist judge-mentors, and volunteers who contributed towards making this year's startup competition a resounding success!

Published on : 09 May 2016

Rèquiem pels plans estratègics

El 3 de febrer passat, Gas Natural Fenosa va presentar els resultats de l'exercici 2015 i va aprofitar per fer balanç del pla estratègic 2013-2015 en uns termes molt satisfactoris per l'assoliment dels objectius marcats. Tanmateix, la reacció dels mercats va ser negativa i els dies successius el preu de les accions va anar a la baixa. Hi va contribuir l'anunci de l'ajornament de la presentació del nou pla estratègic a causa de la volatilitat dels preus energètics, segons va dir el conseller delegat de Gas Natural Fenosa, Rafael Villaseca.

Published on : 09 May 2016

Why Canada should be happy with Bombardier under family control

Karl Moore is an associate professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, and an associate fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford University. He is a long-time observer of the aviation industry and Bombardier. Last week was big for Bombardier and the C Series, with a major order from Delta Air Lines. The question now is whether the federal government should financially support the company.

Published on : 06 May 2016