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Reputation management: facing contentious issues head-on may be the best approach say researchers

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.

Published: 27Oct2016

4 Sénégalais dans le Top100 Africa

Quant aux Sénégalais, ils sont 4 nominés parmi les top-leaders. Ainsi, Adrien Diouf, Directeur de l’Agence UMOA Titres, figure à la 17ème place. C’est un financier pur et dur, diplômé de l’Université Paris I et d’un MBA de McGill University (Canada) avec une expérience d’une dizaine d’années dans le secteur bancaire où il a plafonné comme Directeur marché obligataire de Afreximbank.

Lire l'article complet: Reussir Business, le 22 octobre, 2016 

Published: 25Oct2016

Five very different McGill startups under one roof

What does tiramisu made with avocado have in common with cosmetic ingredients? Both are being developed by newly incorporated startup companies launched right here at McGill. Avocado Desserts, which uses avocado in unexpected and delectable ways, and Anomera, which has developed a proprietary technology to produce eco-friendly cosmetic ingredients, are both in a special three-month residency at Notman House, a startup incubator located near the corner of Sherbrooke and St. Laurent Boulevards.

Published: 25Oct2016

Facing contentious issues head-on may be best approach for industries under siege

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.

Published: 25Oct2016

​​​​​​​​​​Nadeem Velani named CP’s Chief Financial Officer

Canadian Pacific today announced that Nadeem Velani has been named Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. Velani had been serving as Vice-President and interim CFO since September 9, 2016.

Velani holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Western University and an MBA in Finance/International Business from McGill. 

Read full article: Street Insider, October 24, 2016 

Published: 25Oct2016

Suzanne Gagnon and Saku Mantere awarded 2016 SSHRC Insight Grant

Congratulations to Professor Suzanne Gagnon of Organizational Behaviour and Saku Mantere of Strategy and Organization on being awarded 2016 SSHRC Insight Grant" "Social Innovation in Human Rights, Equity and Diversity: Complex Systems and Discourses of Change". 

Published: 24Oct2016

Entrepreneurs, les eMBA ne sont pas réservés au top management!

Créateurs d’entreprises, Frédéric Mazella (BlaBlaCar), Laurence Fornari (SkyLights) et Pascal Lépine (Atypic) racontent en quoi leur formation à changer leur vision de l’entrepreneuriat. Les mots qui reviennent dans leur bouche : ouverture, contacts, expériences, travail d’équipe, confrontations constructives, partage de connaissances, etc.

Published: 24Oct2016

Kevin O’Leary is Wrong! It is NOT All About The Money!

I once went to see Kevin O’Leary at a Fireside Chat at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management, just to experience him in a more intimate situation. He was as abrasive and blunt as he was on Dragon’s Den. He still said “it was all about the money” and it made me sad. Read what he says about business being war. I hate war and violence and we do not need more of that in our world.

Published: 24Oct2016

'Had to be done'

McGill University professor Karl Moore discusses the challenges Bombardier faced and why the layoffs 'had to be done'.

Watch full video: CTV News, October 21, 2016 

Published: 24Oct2016

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