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Spotlight on Dr. Jaswant Guzder and Dr. Jens Pruessner

In this edition of Spotlight, we would like to congratulate Dr. Jaswant Guzder and Dr. Jens Pruessner for their promotion to the rank of full professor.

Published on : 06 Feb 2015

How Far Down Do You Define Deviancy in Ferguson?

The late Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s celebrated phrase “defining deviancy down” first appeared in a 1993 essay in The American Scholar. “I proffer the thesis,” wrote Moynihan, “that, over the past generation…the amount of deviant behavior in American society has increased beyond the levels the community can ‘afford to recognize’ and that, accordingly, we have been re-defining deviancy so as to exempt much conduct previ

Published on : 28 Nov 2014

Sugar Sammy gets last laugh with publicity stunt

One of the province’s best known stand-up comics is likely laughing all the way to the bank with a new advertising campaign. ... ”This is marketing 101,” Robert Soroka, a marketing professor at McGill University said. The advertisement and the fallout is a well orchestrated publicity campaign that Sammy has executed perfectly. Read full article: Global Montreal, November 21, 2014

Published on : 24 Nov 2014

How to successfully use shame and guilt in advertising

Shame and guilt have different effects on consumer buying habits, new research from the Desautels Faculty of Management in Canada finds. ... Professor DaHee Han says: “To get the best response, a fitness club could produce an ad that induces shame and highlights the bigger picture, such as ‘Are you overweight? How ashamed do you feel? Stop overeating, join our fitness programme and feel healthy all the time!’

Published on : 20 Nov 2014

McGill celebrates top teachers

With the highest admission standards in Canada, McGill attracts many of the brightest students in the country and from around the world. Being entrusted to guide these exceptional students is a huge responsibility, which is why the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching was established in 2000 to celebrate teachers.

Published on : 20 Nov 2014

Rethinking Management Education And Its Models

In their book, The Business School In The Twenty-first Century, Howard Thomas, Peter Lorange and Jagdish Sheth share insights on designing the business school of the future and how to make it work.

Published on : 17 Nov 2014

CBC's Hubert Lacroix on relationships and his vision for the public broadcaster

Hubert Lacroix, president and CEO of Canadian Broadcasting Corp. was interviewed by Karl Moore, associate professor at McGill University’s Desautels faculty of management before the allegations about CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi surfaced; the subject was not addressed. ... Below is an edited excerpt of their conversation. For the full interview, tune into CJAD 800 AM, on Friday at 7 p.m. or Sunday at 8 p.m. Karl Moore: Hubert, what is the vision of the CBC today? Is it different than 10 years ago, let’s say?

Published on : 17 Nov 2014

When Do Artists Make Good Entrepreneurs? Lessons From Joan Jett

We often try to hire people who are self-starters, who will work for us as if they own the business. The risk of finding such a person is that they may one day leave us to start their own company.

Published on : 13 Nov 2014

Êtes-vous valeur ou croissance?

Préférez-vous les valeurs sous-évaluées, voire délaissées, ou les titres qui croissent plus rapidement que le marché? Valeur ou croissance? Vos choix d'investissement trahissent probablement votre âge et votre sexe.

Published on : 13 Nov 2014

Talking Management with Professor Karl Moore: The hidden ‘culture clash’ stifling innovation

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today, I am delighted to speak to [leadership and management professor] Amy Edmondson from the Harvard Business School. Amy, innovation for the future, what do you mean by that? Read full article: The Globe and Mail, November 11, 2014

Published on : 13 Nov 2014

¿Queremos una universidad burocrática o innovadora?

En los últimos años hemos asistido a una serie de cambios en la universidad española, entre los que destaca su creciente burocratización. Si bien es verdad que cuando hace una década se propusieron e introdujeron medidas que subrayaban la meritocracia, o promulgaban mejorar y normalizar en cierta medida los procesos de trabajo a través de organismos como la ANECA, en general estas fueron muy bien recibidas por la comunidad universitaria.

Published on : 11 Nov 2014

The default mode for managers needs a reset

Grayson Perry, the transvestite artist, took aim last month at "default man": the cabal of white, middle-class, heterosexual, middle-aged males who run the British establishment.

Published on : 11 Nov 2014

The fall of the Berlin Wall—a triumph for capitalism?

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago; hence we are now hearing a good deal about it. We are not, however, hearing much about the adverse impact this has been having on so many lives ever since. While the collapse of the wall freed the East Berliners of the shackles of communism, vast numbers of people around the world have since been shackled by another dogma, thanks to a misunderstanding of what brought that wall down. 

Published on : 11 Nov 2014