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Desautels undergraduates secure a win at PRMIA Risk Management Challenge

Published: 3Mar2017

Congratulations to Desautels BCom students Evan Coulter, Valentyn Litvin, Meagan Prins, and Marina Simonian for winning the PRMIA Risk Management Challenge, marking a third consecutive victory for...

Desautels alumnus Alain Brunet dishes on becoming SAQ CEO, prices and the company’s future

Published: 2Mar2017

Alain Brunet (EMBA’11) got his start at the SAQ as a retail part-timer in 1981, and climbed the ranks to become the CEO in 2013. Over the years, he has seen the Quebec wine market grow from a field...

Desautels students uncover the secret to a successful movie

Published: 2Mar2017

A team of Desautels undergraduate researchers from a business statistics class taught by Assistant Professor Juan Camilo Serpa examined data from online film sites like IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes,...

A new magazine for US Conservatives

Published: 1Mar2017

An Asia Times piece quotes columnist David P. Goldman that the Trump administration rose from the ashes of the Republican and Democrat intellectual elites. “He was a complete outsider,” Goldman...

Canada’s new ‘green’ economy

Published: 1Mar2017

In Smiths Falls, Ontario, a former chocolate factory houses one of Canada’s biggest marijuana producers. Canopy Growth and its competitors are in a headlong rush to increase production and market...

Athenex names McGill alumnus as Chief Financial Officer

Published: 1Mar2017

Biopharm company Athenex has tapped independent consultant and McGill Commerce alumnus J. Nick Riehle (BCom’76) to join its executive suite as Chief Financial Officer, pending Board approval. Mr....

A concept for a world free of political bullies

Published: 1Mar2017

In an op-ed piece for the Globe and Mail, Desautels’ Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies Henry Mintzberg decries what he calls our “era of bullies,” naming Trump, Putin and other strong-arm...

Corruption, accountability and a bridge in Bangladesh

Published: 28Feb2017

Desautels Faculty of Management Finance Professor Mo Chaudhury writes for The Daily Star that the court case surrounding the Padma Bridge project in Bangladesh —which has snared the World Bank, SNC...

The philosopher and the tycoon, how Eric Hoffer Predicted the last election

Published: 28Feb2017

In an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, Desautels Finance Professor Reuven Brenner examines the 1970 essay Whose Country Is America? by Eric Hoffer. Professor Brenner looks at how the...

Adventurous CEOs make great innovators

Published: 28Feb2017

According to a study performed in part by Desautels Assistant Professor of Accounting Jingjing Zhang, when it comes to chasing innovation, companies with risk-loving CEOs tend to pursue more...

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