A group of executive students from organizations around the world recently visited disadvantaged Indian districts to learn how micro-entrepreneurship is helping transform emerging economies. Witnessing the growth of entrepreneurship in underprivilidged areas first-hand, stduents on the International Masters in Practicing Management (IMPM) visited Myrada, a non-profit organization in Bangalore which helps people generate their own income.
C’est avec beaucoup d’émotions et d’ambitions que Cécile Branco-Côté et Bernard Darche étaient de retour à McGill la semaine dernière, eux qui avaient remporté la Coupe Dobson en juin 2014 avec leur projet de Centre Magnétique, un lieu favorisant la collaboration de la communauté entrepreneuriale de Lac-Mégantic.
Read full article: McGill Reporter, Feburary 5, 2015
Sometime in the midst of the last century, Chester Barnard, a retired telephone executive and author of the Functions of the Executive, imported the term "decision making" from the lexicon of public administration in to the business world. There it began to replace narrower descriptors such as "resource allocation" and "policy making". ... So Barnard -- and such later theorists as James March, Herbert Simon and Henry Mintzberg -- laid the foundation for the study of managerial decision making.
La vérité est que je me sens moi-même expat à Toronto. Originaire de Montréal, je suis arrivée dans cette ville il y a 22 ans. Sans l'appui de nos familles, mon mari québécois et moi-même avons élevé une famille et compté sur nos nouvelles amitiés pour faire notre place. C'est avec une mentalité de touriste que j'ai commencé à explorer la ville avec mon bambin de 2 ans, lorsque j'ai quitté mon emploi à temps plein. Je travaillais alors pour TFO, à la promotion des émissions pour enfants. ...
Chad Williams is the founder and president of Red Cloud Mining Capital, and is the former CEO of Victoria Gold Corp.
Read full article here: Mining, February 4, 2015
Watch video here: ceo.ca, February 3, 2015
World Animal Protection, formerly known as the World Society for the Protection of Animals, today announced Priscilla Ma's appointment as the new Executive Director of World Animal Protection's United States office. Ms. Ma officially assumed this role on January 26, 2015.
Read full article here: Money News, February 2, 2015
As Congress takes up reauthorization of the Higher Education Act this year, it will have to address several policy concerns, including the rising cost of college and the need to increase degree attainment rates in the U.S. Notwithstanding those concerns, college access will continue to be a major issue.
Written by Professor Estelle Metayer
MONTREAL – In a car, blind spots are the areas of the road that the rearview and side-view mirrors do not show. A driver must constantly be aware of them – and of the potentially deadly perils they can conceal. Businesses can have blind spots, too – and they can be equally costly, causing companies to overinvest in risky ventures or fail to take advantage of emerging opportunities. Successful leaders are careful to identify their company's blind spots and introduce mechanisms to ensure that no harm will come from them.
On March 13-14, McGill students Amanda Chalupa (MSc in Social & Transcultural Psychiatry), Alyssa Wiseman (MBA-Law), Attiya Hirji (BA in International Development), Lida Faridian (MBA) and Vivien Leung (Law), also known as team MILA, are headed to San Francisco to vie for the US$1 million Hult Prize to launch their social program.
Authors:Reid, S. E., Roberts, D. and Moore, K.
Publication: Journal of Product Innovation Management, Forthcoming.