Robert David

Denial and resistance in the face of public pressure on organizations is ineffective, according to Professor Robert David of Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

In many industry sectors, contentious issues – such as pertaining to the environment, corporate governance, or social equity – can incite media attention and public pressure on organizations to change their behaviour.

Classified as: Robert David
Published on: 11 Nov 2016

Denial and resistance in the face of public pressure on organizations is ineffective, according to Professor Robert David of Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

In many industry sectors, contentious issues – such as pertaining to the environment, corporate governance, or social equity – can incite media attention and public pressure on organizations to change their behaviour.

Classified as: Robert David
Published on: 27 Oct 2016

Denial and resistance in the face of public pressure on industries is ineffective, according to Professor Robert David of Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

In many industries, contentious issues – such as pertaining to the environment, corporate governance, or social equity – can incite media attention and public pressure on organisations to change their behaviour.

Classified as: Robert David
Published on: 25 Oct 2016

AuthorsLitrico, J.B., David, R. 

Publication: Academy of Management Journal 

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Published on: 3 Aug 2016

 Less than a year ago Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.’s CEO Michael Pearson represented a disruption to big pharma by coming from outside the industry, using aggressive acquisitions and strategic business tactics to grow the company to a global giant.  

Now the company has hired Joseph Papa as the new CEO, a 35-year pharmaceutical industry veteran with a history of taking a balanced approach to business. If the past few months of Pearson’s tenure can be described as rocky road, Papa could help bring a new flavour to Valeant.

Classified as: Robert David
Published on: 28 Apr 2016

Up high in the air inside the Cirque du Soleil headquarters, trained staff step gingerly on taut metal wires.
… “The famous line from Guy was, ‘We’re a private company. That gives us the freedom to grow, as we didn’t have pressure to make quarterly earnings.’ I think that’s kind of gone now,” says Robert David, professor of strategic management at McGill, who has followed the company from its early days.

Classified as: Robert David, Cirque du Soleil
Published on: 26 Oct 2015

Authors: David Strang, Robert J. David, and Saeed Akhlaghpour

Publication: American Journal of Sociology

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Published on: 6 Feb 2015

The Social Business Academia Report 2014 gives a comprehensive overview about many of the social business initiatives that take place at universities around the world. Social businesses aim to solve social problems in a financially self-sustainable way.

... Robert J. David is Associate Professor of Strategy & Organization and the Cleghorn Faculty Scholar at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. He is also Director of the Centre for Strategy Studies in Organization at McGill. 

Classified as: Robert David, Centre for Strategy Studies in Organizations, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 11 Dec 2014

Authors: David, Robert; Sine, Wesley; Haveman, Heather

Publication: Organization Science, March/April 2013

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Published on: 25 Mar 2013