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"If These Walls Could Talk: The Mutual Construction of Organizational Space and Legitimacy," Organization Science

Wed, 2014-05-21 17:08

Authors: de Vaujany, François-Xavier; Vaast, Emmanuelle

Publication: Organization Science, May-June 2014

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Warren Buffett and Tech Stocks: Why Doesn't the Oracle's 'Common Joe' Portfolio Include Apple or Google?

Fri, 2014-05-09 15:20

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).

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Jacob Files for Bankruptcy

Fri, 2014-05-09 15:20

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 

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Step Aside Fashion Week – Habs Fashion Is Taking Over Montreal

Fri, 2014-05-09 15:20

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.

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5N Plus Holds Its Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Appoints New Chairman of the Board

Fri, 2014-05-09 15:20

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. 

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In Haiti, Making Social Sustainability Essential to Apparel Factory Life

Tue, 2014-05-13 17:22

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.

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Talking Management: Incentives the Best Way to Fix What’s Ailing Greece

Tue, 2014-05-13 17:22

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 

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The Amazing Mace

Fri, 2014-05-16 12:45

When Richard III was frantically canvassing Bosworth Field for a horse, the mace was still feared as a “bruising iron of wrath.” 

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Farm to Family (and, Hopefully, Health and Wealth)

Fri, 2014-05-16 12:45

When you think about efforts to improve global health, your mind is likely to turn to medical interventions: vaccines, health worker training, supplies, health infrastructure improvements and the like. But ensuring the health and well-being for low-income and vulnerable communities throughout the world often requires much more.

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Gentle Stewardship

Wed, 2014-05-21 11:47

Humility is the key to ‘good’ leadership and the antidote to those models of ‘heroic’ leadership that were always doomed to fail, writes Sharon Turnbull.

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