It seems every Business School professor starts by saying how much the world has changed” – that was Henry Mintzberg’s opening to a session on change, not unsurprisingly Henry takes a different tack. He points out that continuity is as important as change. We are co-teaching strategy to a group of Chinese executives today, and I had to sheepishly admit I had done just that earlier in the day!
-Article by Karl Moore
The McGill World Platform for Health and Economic Convergence (MWP) has been awarded a grant by the Rockefeller Foundation to host a high-level workshop from November 27 to December 1, 2012 at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Bellagio, Italy. This is McGill’s 12th grant given by the Rockefeller Foundation and the MWP’s 2nd.
Four students from the Desautels Faculty of Management were recent recipients of a Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) 2012 Excellence Award, an annual program that showcases innovators, leaders, service professionals and emerging stars.
When Alexandria (Alex) McKellar entered Grade 9, she began booking guidance counsellor appointments to discuss what university to attend. Even at that young age, she wanted to become an archeologist.
Her mother, Wanda McKellar, a financing representative with Canadian Tire’s Roadside Assistance team in Welland, Ont., also knew that when the time came, her daughter could apply for a company scholarship to help with the costs.
Desautels MBA students, Alaa Abulhuda, Soeren Klatt, Lauren Merkel and Thomas Weber, took 2nd place at the 7th annual Financial Executives International (FEI) Best in Class Invitational Case Competition held in Toronto from November 15-17, 2012. After placing 4th in 2009 and 3rd in 2010, this is our Faculty’s highest placement thus far at this prestigious competition, which includes the top business schools from across Canada.
Mr. Carlos RODRIGUEZ REDONDO, a doctoral student at McGill University in the area of Strategy, will be presenting his thesis proposal entitled:
Global Subunit Specialization: An Evolutionary Perspective
Carlos Rodriguez Redondo
Doctoral student in Strategy & Organization, McGill University
Chair of student's committee: Prof. Omar Toulan
Date: November 27, 2012
The Sustainability Network and the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management cordially invite you to "A Teacher Panel on Green Innovation"
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Room 645/647
Price: $5.00 (FREE for members)
Author: Henry Mintzberg
Myths impede the effective management of health care, for example that the system is failing (indeed, that is a system), and can be fixed by detached social engineering and heroic leadership, or treating it more like a business. This field needs to reframe its management, as distributed beyond the “top”; its strategy as venturing, not planning; its organizing as collaboration beyond control, and especially itself, as a system beyond its parts.
A dot-com millionaire, a real estate investor and a money manager are sitting at a bar, talking passionately about national unity over the near-deafening techno music blaring from overhead speakers. Just another Thursday night in Montreal, where a thriving subculture of entrepreneurs frequently huddle in dark spaces to talk politics, celebrate their successes and plot their futures.
Researchers have previously demonstrated that approximately half of the pay gap between men and women (women earn about 20% less) is due to women having a tendency to work in different occupations and industries than men, a phenomenon called “gender segregation.” But what causes this gender segregation?