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Un nouveau directeur pour Moisson Montréal

La banque alimentaire basée à Saint-Laurent a un nouveau directeur général. Richard D. Daneau entrera en fonction chez Moisson Montréal le 8 février, succédant à Dany Michaud, qui a quitté ses fonctions en octobre.

Titulaire d’un baccalauréat en commerce de l’Université McGill et d’une maîtrise en administration de HEC, il cumule près de 25 ans d’expérience en gestion des opérations et administration dans le domaine des transports, des technologies et des équipements industriels.

Published: 8Feb2016

New programs try to make sense of all that data

From baseball to banking, the ability to mine data on performance, customer preferences and other trends is the new must-have for the corporate bottom line. But still too rare, say employers, is the analyst who combines technical expertise to delve into “big data” and communication skills to explain the findings in everyday language to colleagues and senior managers.

Published: 8Feb2016

Péladeau likely won't scuttle Rona deal: Moore

Pierre Karl Péladeau is calling on the Caisse de Depot to intervene in Lowe's takeover of Rona, but Karl Moore, Professor of Business Strategy, McGill University says he likely won't be able to scuttle the deal, as the Caisse has a duty to maximize value for Quebec pensioners.

Watch full video: Business News Network, 3 February, 2016 

Published: 8Feb2016

Women don't make first move when dating online

All men please take note! In the online dating world, women do not like to send personal messages to initiate contact and later mating and would rather send "weak signals" than making the first move, a team of Indian-origin researchers has revealed.

According to Jui Ramaprasad, assistant professor of information systems at McGill University, they still see that women don't make the "first move" online.

Published: 8Feb2016

Director of International Sales to Receive International Trade Award

Health Enterprises, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. Brooke Fishback, director of international sales, will receive the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) “2016 Advancing International Trade Award” for the State of Massachusetts at its upcoming annual conference.

Published: 8Feb2016

One-fifth of largest companies now Chinese, but no need to worry

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail talks with Cornell’s Chris Marquis.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, 3 February, 2016 

Published: 8Feb2016

What do shareholders ‘own’?

During a recent roundtable, I was startled when a participant brought me a recent Financial Times (Nov. 10, 2015) article, titled “Shareholders think they own the company – they are wrong,” subtitle elaborating “So whose is the business? No one’s, just like the river Thames.” Eh?

Published: 8Feb2016

Lowe's Pitch to Acquire Rona Seen Succeeding This Time Around

Second time will likely be a charm for Lowe’sCos. in its attempt to acquire Quebec’s Rona Inc.

The fact both boards agreed to the C$3.2 billion ($2.3 billion) offer, along with Lowe’s commitment to preserve head-office jobs and maintain supply agreements, will likely seal the deal. Political conditions in Canada’s second-most populous province also favor the acquisition after helping to scupper a hostile offer in 2012.

Published: 8Feb2016

BCom Student Case Competition Team Advance to International PRMIA Risk Management Challenge

A BCom student case competition team  won the Montreal PRMIA Risk Management challenge for the second consecutive year. The roster of the McGill-Desautels team includes Simon Altman, Evan Coulter, Liam Maclure, and Valentyn Litvin. They are coached by Professor Sebastien Betermier.

The team will compete in Chicago for the International Championship early March, against 7 other finalist teams. PRMIA is the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association.  

Published: 5Feb2016

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