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Research? Most People Cannot Understand It

Fri, 2013-04-12 15:13

Should business school students be made to foot the bill for academic research that no one reads? Not any more, says Larry Zicklin, a former chairman of Wall Street investment firm Neuberger Berman, a clinical professor at New York University’s Stern School and a lecturer on ethics at the Wharton school at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Opinion: Russia's Underachieving Economy

Fri, 2013-04-12 15:13

Russia has been widely promoted as one of the BRICS nations, full of energy and dynamism like many leading emerging economies. Indeed, with its low unemployment figures, growing GDP, and recent WTO membership, it could be heralded as a poster child of the shifting concentration of wealth from the west to the east. Yet after spending 11 days in Moscow and St. Petersburg in February and March, we came away with mixed feelings.

-Article by Karl Moore and Tarek Dabbous

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Golub Group Expands Research Team

Fri, 2013-04-12 15:13

The Golub Group LLC is proud to announce the addition of two equity analysts to its research team: Michael Kon (MBA'04) and Matt Gordon, both CFA charterholders.

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Total Diving, a PADI Scuba Center in Montreal, Announces the Opening of a New Dive Shop in the East-End of Montreal

Fri, 2013-04-12 15:13

'Total Diving - Montreal Scuba', a PADI Career Development Center, is announcing the opening of a new dive shop to serve scuba divers in the East-End of Montreal.

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WCM Announces Appointment of New President

Fri, 2013-04-12 15:13

The Women in Capital Markets Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Reynolds (MBA'98) as President, effective April 22, 2013.
... Ms. Reynolds received her MBA from McGill University, where she had earlier obtained a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Economics and Political Science. She is currently Chair of the Board of the Microskills Business Incubator. She is also a Director on the Board of Studio 180, and a member of Canadian Women in Private Equity.

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Talking Management with Karl Moore: A True Leader Inspires People and Knows What Makes Them Tick

Fri, 2013-04-12 15:13

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University talks to Major General Chris Whitecross, chief military engineer of the Canadian Forces.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, April 9, 2013

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W. Brook Hamilton Named President of Tredegar Corporation’s Bonnell Aluminum Subsidiary

Fri, 2013-04-12 15:13

Tredegar Corporation (NYSE:TG) announced that W. Brook Hamilton (BCom'78) has been named President of the William L. Bonnell Company (“Bonnell”), effective June 1, 2013. Mr. Hamilton, who currently serves as Bonnell’s Director, Business Planning, will succeed Duncan A. Crowdis, who will retire June 1, 2013.

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Website Lets Workers Rate Their Bosses Anonymously

Fri, 2013-04-12 15:13

What's it like to work at struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry, one of Canada's big banks or scandal-ridden engineering firm SNC-Lavalin?
... McGill University associate professor Lisa Cohen said job review websites provide useful information to prospective employees, especially when it comes to salaries and corporate culture.
The information is also potentially valuable for a company's human resources staff, she said.
"This is a read on how well you're doing," said Cohen, who teaches organizational behaviour at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management.

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Porter-Bombardier Deal

Fri, 2013-04-12 15:13

Bombardier announced a big deal with Porter Airlines today, but it all depends on whether or not Porter can convince Toronto to expand its airport. Karl Moore is a professor of management at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

Listen to full interview: CBC, April 10, 2013

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Porter's Jets Pit Bay Street Versus Islanders

Fri, 2013-04-12 15:13

Porter Airlines Inc.’s bid to more than double the reach of its network hinges on winning over governments in Toronto and Ottawa amid potentially fierce opposition from local residents in its hometown.
... “The noise profile of the CSeries is dramatically better than conventional aircraft,” said Karl Moore, a professor of business strategy at Montreal’s McGill University who specializes in the airline industry. “Some people on the island understandably will fight it so it will take persuasion to win them over. There is uncertainty, there’s no question about it.”

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