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Think that job tenure is evaporating? Not so fast

Experts keep saying that median job tenure has been in free fall for years; that switching careers and jobs is just the new reality. But the facts don’t necessarily support that position. It’s a more nuanced field than most people realise, and some segments are actually seeing less movement than before.

Published on : 05 May 2017

Paper by Prof. Suzanne Gagnon chosen as Organization Studies Editor’s Pick

The Desautels Faculty of Management is pleased to congratulate Assistant Professor Suzanne Gagnon for having her paper selected as Organization Studies’ Editor’s Pick for May.

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Published on : 04 May 2017

Integrity: leaders who have it can reduce it in employees

A new study, authored in part by Desautels Associate Professor Patricia Faison Hewlin, explores how leaders who have greater integrity can have an inverse effect on the integrity of their employees. Essentially, followers can take on a façade of conformity, where they pretend to mesh with the company’s values in order to ensure their own success. A leader who is an example of integrity could cause employees to suppress their own values in order to do what they see as most helpful to the leader.

Published on : 18 Apr 2017

Jobs and youth: is the degree still the best start?

On a recent Breakfast Television youth employment panel, Desautels Assistant Professor Matissa Hollister said that, though it’s not necessarily an employment guarantee, “on average, it’s very clear that the university degree is the smarter, the better way to go.” But even so, the world has changed, and a degree by itself just isn’t enough. First, there’s the perennial chicken-and-egg issue, where it takes a job to get the experience required to get a job.

Published on : 28 Mar 2017

Comment un petit PDG deviendra-t-il grand?

A new generation, a new model of leadership With each session at the Institute of Leadership, cofounder Eric Paquette helps turn 250 managers and executives into true leaders, developing rhetoric skills, personal awareness and methods for getting everyone working together towards a unified goal.

Published on : 09 Mar 2017

Suzanne Gagnon and Saku Mantere awarded 2016 SSHRC Insight Grant

Congratulations to Professor Suzanne Gagnon of Organizational Behaviour and Saku Mantere of Strategy and Organization on being awarded 2016 SSHRC Insight Grant" "Social Innovation in Human Rights, Equity and Diversity: Complex Systems and Discourses of Change". 

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Published on : 24 Oct 2016

Trade-offs and disappearing acts: shifting societal discourses of diversity in Canada over three decades

Authors: Cukier, W., Gagnon, S., Roach, E., Elmi, M., Yap, M., Rodrigues, S. Publication: The International Journal of Human Resource Management  Abstract:

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Published on : 20 Oct 2016

Resistance through difference: The co-constitution of dissent and inclusion

Authors: Gagnon, S., Collinson, D. L.  Publication: Organization Studies  Abstract: 

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Published on : 06 Oct 2016

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Mary Dean Lee of Organizational Behavior on being awarded JMS Best Paper 2015

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Mary Dean Lee of Organizational Behavior on being awarded JMS Best Paper 2015 for "Going Off Script: How Managers Make Sense of the Ending of Their Careers".  Authors: Vough, H.C., Bataille, C.D., Sung, N.C., Lee, M.D. Publication: Journal of Management Studies 

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Published on : 06 Oct 2016

Congratulations to Professor Brian Rubineau on receiving a SSHRC Partnership grant

Congratulations to Professor Brian Rubineau (Co-investigator)  on receiving a SSHRC Partnership grant for, A multi-sector partnership to investigate and develop policy and practice models to dismantle rape culture in universities, which was ranked 3rd among 16 applications.  

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Published on : 16 Sep 2016

Misfit and Milestones: Structural Elaboration and Capability Reinforcement in the Evolution of Entrepreneurial Top Management Teams

Authors: Ferguson, A.J., Cohen, L., Burton, M.D., Beckman, C.M. Publication: Academy of Management Journal  Abstract: 

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Published on : 18 Aug 2016

Big picture is better: The social implications of construal level for advice taking

Authors: Reyt, J.N, Wiesenfeld, B.N., Trope, Y.  Publications: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes Abstract:

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Published on : 10 Jun 2016

Majority of COC staff exposed to Marcel Aubut harassment: probe

An independent probe of alleged impropriety by former Canadian Olympic Committee president Marcel Aubut says a majority of the more than 100 staff members interviewed for the review experienced or saw sexual and personal harassment. ...The detailed recommendations drew praise from organizational behaviour expert Mallika Banerjee, an assistant professor at McGill University’s Desautels School of Management, who said they are broadly aligned with the latest management scholarship.

Published on : 14 Jan 2016

To thine own self be true?: Facades of conformity, values incongruence, and the magnifying impact of leader integrity

Authors: Burnett, M., Dumas, T., Hewlin, P. Publication: Academy of Management

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Published on : 20 Nov 2015

The Erosion of Expert Control Through Censure Episodes

Author: Huising, Ruthanne Publication: Organization Science, November 2014  Abstract: 

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Published on : 17 Dec 2014