Desautels Faculty of Management

Written by Reuven Brenner

Europe is now facing a prospect similar to what the US has been facing for decades: the march of millions upon its borders. But whereas the US got millions of immigrants fleeing Mexico for a better life, the potential millions moving on Europe come from failing states from around the world: Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya – and through the latter, from Nigeria, Eritrea and other.

Classified as: Reuven Brenner, Asia Times
Published on: 25 Sep 2015

Vouloir changer le monde c’est bien.
... Plusieurs groupes à travers le monde planchent sur des mesures d’impact. Le dernier en liste est composé de cinq diplômés de McGill: Melissa Serfaty, Joanna Klimczak, Eleonor Tsang, Courtney Warren et Gabriel Gougaud. Leur projet se nomme dare2impact. 

Classified as: BCom Alumni, Joanna Klimczak, Melissa Serfaty, Eleonor Tsang, Gabriel Gougaud, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 25 Sep 2015

From hunger and malnutrition to striking teachers keeping them off normal learning for many days, a Kenyan child goes through diverse challenges to succeed in education.
... While various state and non-state actors seek to increase distribution of the electricity and promote widespread use of solar, 22-year-old Salima Visram, a Kenya-born from coastal region, is seeking to change the learners' studying lifestyle.

Classified as: mcgill dobson cup, McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
Published on: 25 Sep 2015

Poor old VW, caught in the giant pincers of the U.S. regulatory machine that keeps closing in on car markers and car drivers in the name of the climate and the environment. 

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, financial post, Volkswagen
Published on: 25 Sep 2015

Written by Henry Mintzberg

What were they thinking? That’s the question on everyone’s mind as the Volkswagen crisis unfolds. That question makes a big assumption: that the company’s leaders were thinking about anything beyond their greed. About decency, about our environment, about their progeny.

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, the globe and mail, Volkswagen
Published on: 25 Sep 2015

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe & Mail. Today I am delighted to sit down with Ioannis Ioannou from the London Business School.

Classified as: Karl Moore, recession
Published on: 25 Sep 2015

If you lived in the Lower Plateau this summer, you may have had a stranger knock on your door asking if you’d like to take Zumba classes in her backyard. This stranger would have been Shazia Shariff, a U4 International Management and Political Science student at McGill who created Karibuni Zumba, providing five-dollar classes over the summer to neighbours looking to get active while getting to know each other.

Classified as: Shazia Shariff, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 25 Sep 2015

Ashish Kashyap is the CEO of the e-commerce and travel organization Ibibo Group. While starting as a social networking medium back in 2007, it wasn't long before the company changed its model to venture into travel and e-commerce. Kashyap's experience while working with large organizations gave him the right exposure to turn into the perfect entrepreneur and has today turned the Ibibo group into one of the largest companies in India.

Classified as: IMPM, International Masters in Practicing Management (IMPM), Ashish Kashyap
Published on: 25 Sep 2015

Avant l'été, son nom était encore inconnu en France. Pourtant, d'après ses recruteurs, le Canadien Peter Todd était le mouton à cinq pattes à même de succéder à Bernard Ramanantsoa aux commandes d'HEC : « Nous cherchions quelqu'un qui avait de l'expérience, qui soit à la fois ouvert sur le vaste monde et francophone, et qui allie des capacités de gestionnaire à une culture académique », précise Pierre-Antoine Gailly, président de la CCI Paris-Ile-de-France.

Classified as: Dean Peter Todd, Peter Todd, HEC Paris
Published on: 25 Sep 2015

Ne cherchez pas chez Peter Todd une envie de faire la révolution. Dans un entretien aux « Echos », le nouveau directeur général de HEC Paris, arrivé du Canada pour en prendre les rênes au 1er septembre, explique qu’il n’entend pas « transformer » l’école, mais « l’élever », en « allant plus loin dans l’excellence ». Derrière une volonté affichée de s’inscrire dans les pas de son prédécesseur, Bernard Ramanantsoa, Peter Todd entend hisser HEC Paris parmi les dix meilleures écoles de management au monde.

Classified as: Dean Peter Todd, Peter Todd, HEC Paris
Published on: 25 Sep 2015

It’s been an eventful year for Tom Osovitzki, the 38-year-old CEO of Corporate Travel Management Solutions.
... “After a few years, employees came to us saying there weren’t any opportunities for growth,” recalls Melissa Sonberg, who was part of those discussions and now serves as executive-in-residence at Desautels faculty of management. “This is a multibillion-dollar company, but there were none of the ladders and steps to demonstrate achievement.”

Classified as: Melissa Sonberg
Published on: 25 Sep 2015

Greenock Resources Inc. has entered into a letter of intent effective Sept. 18, 2015, to acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities of BeWhere Inc., an arm's-length private Ontario corporation carrying on the business of inventory management and control.
In conjunction with this announcement, Johnathan Dewdney has consented to replace Michael Blady as chief executive officer of Greenock Resources. 

Classified as: BCom Alumni, Johnathan Dewdney
Published on: 25 Sep 2015

What Would Jean Béliveau Do?
There should be a course at Canadian universities with that title to teach young people about important life skills in different situations. That could be one way to honour the Canadiens legend following his funeral this week.

Classified as: Robert Soroka, montreal gazette, Béliveau
Published on: 21 Sep 2015

This op-ed is written by Professor Reuven Brenner

Od kilku miesięcy Larry Summers powtarza tezę, że mamy do czynienia z „długotrwałą stagnacją”, przez co rozumie trwały spadek zagregowanego popytu na świecie, zwłaszcza w USA. Bernanke twierdzi, że niskie stopy procentowe to winna cyklu koniunkturalnego i czynników nadzwyczajnych, a nie Fed – co z kolei krytykuje Krugman.

Classified as: Reuven Brenner, fiscal policy, macroeconomics, monetary policy
Published on: 21 Sep 2015
Aristote enseignait la philosophie en déambulant, convaincu que cela aidait à mettre l'esprit en mouvement. Nietzsche affirmait que «les seules pensées valables viennent en marchant». Et aujourd'hui, un autre penseur s'y met : Henry Mintzberg, le professeur de l'Université McGill.

Read full article: Les Affaires, September 19, 2015

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg
Published on: 18 Sep 2015