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Terence Corcoran: Nobody died in a Volkswagen

Poor old VW, caught in the giant pincers of the U.S. regulatory machine that keeps closing in on car markers and car drivers in the name of the climate and the environment. 

Published: 25Sep2015

Don't call it a scandal: Volkswagen corruption is a syndrome

Written by Henry Mintzberg

What were they thinking? That’s the question on everyone’s mind as the Volkswagen crisis unfolds. That question makes a big assumption: that the company’s leaders were thinking about anything beyond their greed. About decency, about our environment, about their progeny.

Published: 25Sep2015

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

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.

Published: 25Sep2015

Dancing with the neighbours

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.

Published: 25Sep2015

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

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.

Published: 25Sep2015

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

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.

Published: 25Sep2015

Peter Todd veut hisser HEC dans le Top 10 mondial

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 ». Derrière une volonté affichée de s’inscrire dans les pas de son prédécesseur, Bernard Ramanantsoa, Peter Todd entend hisser HEC Paris parmi les dix meilleures écoles de management au monde.

Published: 25Sep2015

How flat hierarchies help companies stay nimble and grow faster

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.”

Published: 25Sep2015

Greenock to acquire BeWhere, become tech company

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. 

Published: 25Sep2015

Professor Patrick Augusting wins Best Paper on Empirical Finance

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.

Published: 25Sep2015