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Why Every Agency Needs a Chief Management Officer

Forty years ago, Henry Mintzberg, of McGill University, asked the simple question: “What do managers do?” To Mintzberg managers were not just corporate CEOs but also “vice presidents, bishops, foremen, hockey coaches and prime ministers”—people with “formal authority” for some kind of “organizational unit.” Read full article: Government Executive, January 8, 2015

Published on : 20 Jan 2015

Mathieu Darche – from the NHL to the corporate world

The Montreal native realized his boyhood dream of playing for The Montreal Canadiens. Armed with a marketing and management degree from McGill; Mathieu Darche is bringing that same determination to a new career in business.

Published on : 27 Oct 2014

Premier Paul Davis Unveils New Cabinet, Innovative Approach

Heralding significant positive change, the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, introduced his first Cabinet at Government House today. ... Hon. Steve Kent, Member for Mount Pearl North  Mr. Kent holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and Certificate in Public Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Masters degree in Management from McGill University.

Published on : 02 Oct 2014

How McGill students created a new, more respectful Frosh

Mid-September: the time when universities and communities across Canada and the United States lick their wounds after yet another terrible Frosh (Freshman Orientation) season. Inappropriate behaviour, drunkenness, unruly young men and women terrorizing their neighbours, hospitalization, assaults — the tally is not for the faint of heart. We sometimes think of Frosh as we do of winter in Canada: one can only endure it.

Published on : 22 Sep 2014

Extraordinary Pakistanis

It takes a certain type of courage to bite the hand that feeds you. Dr Shahid Qureshi is a fierce critic of the way business schools churn out graduates in Pakistan and elsewhere in the world. 

Published on : 08 Sep 2014

Deux profs de McGill parmi les 50 profs de gestion à suivre sur Twitter

Qui sont les 50 professeurs de management les plus pertinents sur Twitter ? Pas évident de dresser une telle liste. L’Américain David Burkus, auteur, professeur et blogueur spécialisé en management a plongé.

Published on : 22 Aug 2014

Incentive alignment through performance-focused shareholder proposals on management compensation

Authors: Fortin, Steve; Subramaniam, Chandra; Wang, Xufrank; Zhang, Sanjian Publication: Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics Abstract:

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Published on : 21 Aug 2014

World’s second richest man calls for three-day working week

Carlos Slim’s proposal that we work a three-day week sounds crazy. But many, in 1922, thought Henry Ford crazy when he announced that his staff would work a five-day week.

Published on : 31 Jul 2014

The life and times of a senior scholar: An interview with Kathryn Harrigan

Author: Karl Moore Publication: Journal of Management History Abstract:  Purpose – This paper aims to interview a senior scholar to get their perspectives on the field, it’s history and future. Design/methodology/approach – A semi-structured in-depth interview was conducted. Findings – The interview reflects the changes in business schools over the interviewee’s decades of experience.

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Published on : 24 Jul 2014

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Transcript: What sports taught Roger Martin about business

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 Roger Martin, the former dean of the Rotman School [of Management at the University of Toronto] – one of Canada’s, in fact one of the world’s, top business thinkers. It is great to have him here today.

Published on : 04 Jul 2014

MOOCs and GROOCs on the move

McGill’s initial experiment with Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, has been a success and the first offering, Food for Thought, will be repeated next year.

Published on : 26 Jun 2014

Matthew Willsher Confirmed as CEO of Etisalat Nigeria

Board of Directors of Etisalat Nigeria has announced the appointment of Matthew Charles Willsher as its new chief executive officer. Willsher previously held the position of chief commercial officer and acting chief executive officer replacing previous CEO, Steven Evans in August 2013. ... Matthew Willsher, a physics graduate from the prestigious University of Oxford with a Masters in Management from McGill, started his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble. He joins Etisalat Nigeria with over 20 years in telecommunications.

Published on : 26 Jun 2014