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Professor Gregory Vit: "The Risk in Risk Management: Financial Organizations and the Problem of Conformity" book release

McGill Desautels Professor Gregory Vit's book: The Risk in Risk Management: Financial Organizations and the Problem of Conformity was reviewed in the March 2015 Issue of Organization Studies. The reviewer, Professor Iain Munro, concluded: "…this book deserves to be widely read and I have no doubt that its scrupulous lessons will better equip us and our students to avoid such financial misadventures in the future."

Published on : 12 Mar 2015

Social Business Academia Report 2014

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. 

Published on : 11 Dec 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

Why efforts against obesity aren’t working

Obesity rates continue to skyrocket around the world. The Lancet medical journal recently reported that the number of overweight and obese people doubled over the past 30 years, reaching 2.1 billion worldwide in 2013, despite public health campaigns and other measures that promote healthy eating and exercise.

Published on : 04 Jun 2014

"Triangulating Environmental Performance: What Do Corporate Social Responsibility Ratings Really Capture?," Academy of Management Perspectives

Authors: Delmas, Magali A.; Etzion, Dror; Nairn-Birch, Nicholas Publication: Academy of Management Perspectives, August 2013 Abstract:

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Published on : 21 Nov 2013

"From Autonomous Strategic Behavior to Emergent Strategy," Strategic Management Journal

Authors: Mirabeau, Laurent; Maguire, Steve Publication: Strategic Management Journal, 2013 Abstract:

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Published on : 15 Aug 2013