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Is it better for companies to cut back or invest during a recession?

Fri, 2015-09-25 17:57

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe & Mail. Today I am delighted to sit down with Ioannis Ioannou from the London Business School.

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Dancing with the neighbours

Fri, 2015-09-25 17:55

If you lived in the Lower Plateau this summer, you may have had a stranger knock on your door asking if you’d like to take Zumba classes in her backyard. This stranger would have been Shazia Shariff, a U4 International Management and Political Science student at McGill who created Karibuni Zumba, providing five-dollar classes over the summer to neighbours looking to get active while getting to know each other.

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Go Ibibo, Whatsapp and Google Maps are must-have apps for Ashish Kashyap

Fri, 2015-09-25 17:54

Ashish Kashyap is the CEO of the e-commerce and travel organization Ibibo Group. While starting as a social networking medium back in 2007, it wasn't long before the company changed its model to venture into travel and e-commerce. Kashyap's experience while working with large organizations gave him the right exposure to turn into the perfect entrepreneur and has today turned the Ibibo group into one of the largest companies in India.

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Peter Todd, une force tranquille à la tête d'HEC

Fri, 2015-09-25 17:51

Avant l'été, son nom était encore inconnu en France. Pourtant, d'après ses recruteurs, le Canadien Peter Todd était le mouton à cinq pattes à même de succéder à Bernard Ramanantsoa aux commandes d'HEC : « Nous cherchions quelqu'un qui avait de l'expérience, qui soit à la fois ouvert sur le vaste monde et francophone, et qui allie des capacités de gestionnaire à une culture académique », précise Pierre-Antoine Gailly, président de la CCI Paris-Ile-de-France.

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Peter Todd veut hisser HEC dans le Top 10 mondial

Fri, 2015-09-25 17:49

Ne cherchez pas chez Peter Todd une envie de faire la révolution. Dans un entretien aux « Echos », le nouveau directeur général de HEC Paris, arrivé du Canada pour en prendre les rênes au 1er septembre, explique qu’il n’entend pas « transformer » l’école, mais « l’élever », en « allant plus loin dans l’excellence ».

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How flat hierarchies help companies stay nimble and grow faster

Fri, 2015-09-25 17:47

It’s been an eventful year for Tom Osovitzki, the 38-year-old CEO of Corporate Travel Management Solutions.
... “After a few years, employees came to us saying there weren’t any opportunities for growth,” recalls Melissa Sonberg, who was part of those discussions and now serves as executive-in-residence at Desautels faculty of management. “This is a multibillion-dollar company, but there were none of the ladders and steps to demonstrate achievement.”

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Greenock to acquire BeWhere, become tech company

Fri, 2015-09-25 17:42

Greenock Resources Inc. has entered into a letter of intent effective Sept. 18, 2015, to acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities of BeWhere Inc., an arm's-length private Ontario corporation carrying on the business of inventory management and control.
In conjunction with this announcement, Johnathan Dewdney has consented to replace Michael Blady as chief executive officer of Greenock Resources. 

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Professor Patrick Augusting wins Best Paper on Empirical Finance

Fri, 2015-09-25 13:22

Professor Patrick Augustin wins Best Paper on Empirical Finance at the 2015 Northern Finance Association Annual Meeting for his paper "Informed Options Trading prior to M&A Announcements: Insider Trading?" with co-authors Menachem Brenner and Marti G. Subrahmanyam.

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Informed Options Trading prior to M&A Announcements: Insider Trading?

Wed, 2015-09-23 10:58

Authors: Augustin, P., Brenner, M., and Subrahmanyam, M. G. 

Publications: Social Science Research Network

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Béliveau set a fine example

Mon, 2015-09-21 10:58

What Would Jean Béliveau Do?
There should be a course at Canadian universities with that title to teach young people about important life skills in different situations. That could be one way to honour the Canadiens legend following his funeral this week.

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