Desautels Faculty of Management news
Five outstanding Canadian business leaders will be honoured for their success and contributions to the community at a luncheon organized by the students of the McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management on Friday, Feb. 1.
Desautels Faculty of Management professor Alain Pinsonneault has won the Best Publication of 2006 Award as co-author (with HEC Montréal professors Ryad Titah and Marlei Pozzebon) of "Combining Social Shaping of Technology and Communicative Action Theory for Understanding Rhetorical Closure in IT." The prestigious award is presented annually to the five best papers published in the field of information systems, as selected by a consortium of senior IS scholars.
Susan Christoffersen and Sergei Sarkissian, two associate professors of finance at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, have been awarded the 2007 Swiss Finance Institute Research Prize for their paper "City Size and Fund Performance." They are the first winners of this prestigious award from outside one of the top 10 U.S. business schools.
Organizers for the conference to be held at Desautels December 8-9 are IS professors Kunsoo Han, Wonseok Oh, Animesh Animesh and Alain Pinsonneault. Topic: Economic aspects of IT in organizations. Info: www.wise2007.org.
Co-chair of the December 9-12 conference, to be held at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, is Desautels professor Alain Pinsonneault, Imasco Chair of IS. Keynote speaker: Danielle Savoie, CIO, Cirque du Soleil. Co-organizers: HEC-Montréal, Concordia and Queen's universities. Topic: All research topics. Info: www.icis2007.org. The award for Professor Pinsonneault's winning IS Publication of the Year paper (with Pozzebon, M., R. Titah), "Combining Social Shaping of Technology and Communicative Action Theory for Understanding Rhetorical Closure in IT," will be presented on December 11.
McGill University has announced the donation of $300,000 by HSBC Bank Canada to establish the permanently endowed HSBC Bank Canada Management Awards at the Desautels Faculty of Management. The awards will be given annually to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce program and pursuing a major in Finance who have demonstrated high academic standing as well as a strong commitment to community service. "At HSBC Bank Canada, we believe that access to higher education is key to ensuring the future prosperity of the country," said Miguel Barrieras, Senior Vice-President, Quebec & Atlantic Regions, HSBC Bank Canada. "We are very pleased that these new Management Awards will help deserving students achieve their goals at McGill and we hope that the recipients will go on to make significant contributions to the community in the future." "It gives me great pleasure to announce this gift from HSBC Bank Canada. Providing financial support and incentives for our brightest students is an i