Jill Russell completed a master’s in management straight after her undergraduate degree. So two decades later, when the 43-year-old started thinking about boosting her qualifications to embark on her next career step, she felt that the most obvious choice — an MBA — would be like going over old ground.
... With that in mind, she decided on an international master's in practising management, an alternative to an MBA that is taught across five sites - at Lancaster University in the UK, but also at business schools in India, China, Brazil and Canada.
Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. The following piece is based on his work on Economics and Urbanization Trends in Asia.
"If These Walls Could Talk: The Mutual Construction of Organizational Space and Legitimacy," Organization Science
Authors: de Vaujany, François-Xavier; Vaast, Emmanuelle
Publication: Organization Science, May-June 2014
Warren Buffett and Tech Stocks: Why Doesn't the Oracle's 'Common Joe' Portfolio Include Apple or Google?
With Mr. Buffett's annual celebration last weekend and some grumbling about his failure to beat the market in four of the last five years, people keep reminding me of a piece I wrote in 1996 for Dow Jones about Buffett's portfolio.
... Reuven Brenner holds the Repap Chair at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management, serves on the Board of McGill's Pension Fund, and is a member of its investment committee. Brenner's last book is World of Chance (2008).
Women’s clothing retailer Jacob has filed for bankruptcy and will be liquidating inventory at all 92 of its stores across Canada in the coming weeks. Jamie Orchard talks with Karl Moore, a professor in McGill University’s Faculty of Management about Montreal’s retail industry.
Watch full interview: Global Montreal, May 7, 2014
You don’t have to walk far down the streets of Montreal to see what’s on everyone’s mind. Habs fans all over the city are boasting their hockey pride with that red, white and blue.
From keeping it simple to going all out, playoff fashion has taken on a life of its own.
... Robert Soroka, a Marketing professor from the McGill Desautels Faculty of Management, insists the symbolism of “the jersey” is all about wanting to be a part of that famous team spirit.
5N Plus Inc., the leading producer of specialty metal and chemical products, held its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders yesterday in Montreal, Quebec.
... Ms. Nathalie Le Prohon (BCom'84) is a professional board member with over 30 years of extensive experience in management and consulting including 20 years in senior executive positions at IBM in Montreal, Québec City, Toronto and Paris including her last position as Vice President Strategic Outsourcing Sales, IBM Global Services.
Threads 4 Thought, Boxercraft, Arcade Fire and OSP Group are just a few of the customers placing production with Industrial Revolution II (IRII), and if you asked them why they chose the Port-au-Prince, Haiti-based apparel factory, they'd surely point to its high quality knit tops and bottoms, competitive pricing and proximity to North American markets, but there's another reason these companies are drawn to IRII: because of its social mission.
Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Michael Jacobides, associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship from the London Business School.
Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, May 13, 2014
When Richard III was frantically canvassing Bosworth Field for a horse, the mace was still feared as a “bruising iron of wrath.”