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Sin to sustainability in Las Vegas

Yalmaz Siddiqui, BCom’92, has made a name for himself by championing responsible corporate behaviour. And now he finds himself in Las Vegas, the fabled “Sin City,” a place not exactly renowned for showcasing responsible behaviour of any sort.

Published: 25Aug2016

Imaflex Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of 2016

Imaflex announces the appointment of John Ripplinger as Vice President Corporate Affairs, effective September 6, 2016.  “John is a highly qualified professional with extensive financial expertise and a track record of success working with industry-leading companies,” highlighted Mr.

Published: 24Aug2016

Couche-Tard to buy U.S. convenience store chain CST for $4.4B

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. will buy U.S. retail rival CST Brands Inc. in a takeover deal worth $4.4 billion.

The two companies had been rumoured to be working on a pact since last week, and on Monday, the Quebec-based convenience store chain confirmed their offer.

..."What they have learned to do very clearly is to bring the best ideas from the acquisitions to the whole group and develop them," said Karl Moore, Associate Professor at McGill University.

Published: 23Aug2016

How Grantmaking Can Create Adaptive Organizations

Coal mining was the economic lifeblood of eastern Kentucky for most of the twentieth century, providing families in this rural mountainous region with one of the few sources of a middle-class income. But those jobs began disappearing in the 1980s as producers switched from underground mining to surface mining and mountaintop removal. More recently, mining operations have shifted to western U.S. states as the coal seams in Central Appalachia have become depleted.

Published: 22Aug2016

A Knight is Reborn

Knight Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: GUD) ("Knight"), a leading Canadian specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that Samira Sakhia, former CFO of Paladin Labs Inc. ("Paladin"), will be joining the Knight team as President and member of the Board of Directors. In her new role, beginning on August 31, 2016, Samira will report to Jonathan Ross Goodman, CEO of Knight.

Published: 19Aug2016

Professor Samer Faraj and Dr Hani Safadi, PhD’14, awarded Best Published Paper 2016

Congratulations to Professor Samer Faraj and Dr Hani Safadi, PhD’14, on being awarded Best Published Paper 2016 by Organizational Communication & Information Systems (OCIS) for “The Emergence of Online Community Leadership"

Read more about the winners 


The Emergence of Online Community Leadership

Authors: Steven L. Johnson, Hani SafadiSamer Faraj

Published: 19Aug2016

Are you a strategic thinker or just a planner?

I made the point in the first of these columns that one of the main differences between leadership and management is the ability to have a strategic perspective and think strategically. This is universally expected of leaders, almost never taught to anyone formally, and therefore often marks one of the tougher transitions for very successful managers in becoming effective leaders.

Published: 19Aug2016

Nepotism at Work: Does Your Job Pick Favorites?

Your boss promotes his incompetent nephew, even though he’s clearly not management material. The company owner’s 20-something daughter gets a private office, but almost every other employee works in a cube. Your co-workers who are chummy with management always get the plum assignments, while others are stuck with busywork. Favoritism rears its ugly head in many offices, and as an employee, there’s not a lot you can do about it. Nepotism at work may be unfair, but it’s not exactly illegal.

Published: 19Aug2016

Research Proposal Presentation: Ghazaleh Aghili Dehkordi

24Aug201613:30
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15:30
Bronfman Building 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, CA

Ms. Ghazaleh Aghili Dehkordi, a doctoral student at McGill University in the Area of Information Systems will be presenting her research proposal entitled:

Is My GMAT Score Good Enough?

As a numerical score, the GMAT hints at offering a solid ‘pass-rate’ for potential students to work towards.

If only it were so simple.

Business schools everywhere tend to publish an average score, rather than a minimum score, erring on the side of caution. Their reasoning is that a lower GMAT score combined with a number of other attributes could still mean success come admissions time.

Published: 19Aug2016

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