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Socially responsible behavior boosts profit - if marketing is strong

That can complicate the situation for managers who must balance between doing good and keeping shareholders happy, said Sachin Modi, an associate professor in Iowa State University's College of Business.

According to a new study by Modi and Saurabh Mishra, an associate professor at McGill University, a strong marketing department is crucial to helping a firm leverage its efforts to be socially responsible.

Published: 3Mar2016

CAE’s Sonya Branco appointed Chief Financial Officer

CAE today announced that it has appointed Sonya Branco as the Company's Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, effective May 23, 2016, after the Company has reported its fiscal 2016 year-end results. She succeeds Stephane Lefebvre who has recently accepted a leadership position with le Cirque du Soleil, a company held by private equity.

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Published: 3Mar2016

Socio-Economic Planning Sciences takes the next step

My associate editors and I were very pleased to hear that Socio-Economic Planning Sciences (SEPS) has been selected for coverage in Thomson Reuters’ products and services, including Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Journal Citation Reports. It will be added to the Operations Research & Management Science, Management and Economics categories. The journal's first Impact Factor will be available in June 2016, and will be based on citations during 2015 to papers published in 2013-2014.

Published: 3Mar2016

L’avocate Marie-Laure Leclercq une fois de plus honorée par ses pairs

L’Association du Barreau canadien (ABC) vient d’annoncer que Marie Laure Leclercq est la lauréate 2016 du Prix de l’héroïne du Forum sur l’orientation et l’identité sexuelles.

Pionnière et pilier de la communauté LGBTB, Marie Laure Leclercq a, au moyen des travaux qu’elle a réalisés à l’ABC et auprès d’autres organisations communautaires, servi d’exemple et de modèle pour les nombreuses personnes transgenres qui cherchent à s’insérer dans un milieu professionnel hostile.

Published: 29Feb2016

Giving furniture a new home

Geoff Hancock loves the process of hunting for the perfect high-quality furniture and home decor items for Needful Things, the store he and his wife Kim own.

Once Geoff finds the pieces, Kim takes over and uses her love of staging and decorating to beautifully display everything from tables and couches to lamps in their store and helps customers find the perfect fit for them.

Published: 29Feb2016

Diversity Is Good for Business in Hollywood, according to UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Study

Films with multiple black actors in leading roles achieve significantly higher domestic box-office revenues than films with no black actors, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.

“Hollywood should take note – box-office revenues are 149% higher in films with multiple black actors in leading roles compared to films with no black actors,” says Venkat Kuppuswamy, assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

Published: 29Feb2016

BCom Students win Montreal CFA Valuation Challenge

BCom students Drew Allen, Peter Huo, Philippe Rich, Henri St-Pierre, and Kit-yuen Christie Wei won the Regional CFA Valuation Challenge in Montreal on Friday, February 19. They will compete in Chicago for the International Championships in April.  They are being coached by Professor Sebastien Betermier coached along with alumnus Cliff Isings, MBA',  now Manager – International Equities at CN.

Learn more about the CFA Research Challenge.

Published: 26Feb2016

Why diversity never comes to some workplaces

Striving for greater diversity in the workplace – be it gender, race, age or experience levels among employees – is a long sought-after goal by business leaders looking for a competitive advantage.

Several studies show that companies with a diverse workforce are more likely to outperform others in the field. So, with so much on the line, why do so many firms still struggle with a lack of gender, race or age diversity within their ranks?

Published: 25Feb2016

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