Laurent Picard Distinguished Lecturer Series
Desperately Seeking Structures: Grammars of Action in Work, Technology and Organization
Dr. Briant T. Pentland
Professor, Accounting and Information Systems
Broad College of Business, Michigan State University
All are cordially invited to attend.
"Moving closer to the fabric of organizing visions: The case of a trade show," Journal of Strategic Information Systems
Authors: de Vaujany, François Xavier; Carton, Sabine; Dominguez-Péry, Carine; Vaast, Emmanuelle
Publication: Journal of Strategic Information Systems, March 2013
Mr. Yasser Rahrovani, a doctoral student at McGill University in the area of Information Systems, will be presenting his thesis proposal entitled:
User's Perceived IS Slack Resources and Their Effects on Innovating with IT
Doctoral student in Information Systems, McGill University
Mr. Yanan Wang, a doctoral student at McGill University in the area of Marketing, will be presenting her thesis entitled:
Mortality Salience and Product Evaluation: Role of Self versus Loved Ones
Doctoral student in Marketing, McGill University
Date: April 22, 2013
Time: 02:15 pm - 04:15 pm
Location: Room 245, Bronfman Building
Mr. Ahmad Hammami, a doctoral student at McGill University in the area of Accounting, will be presenting his thesis proposal entitled:
Fair Values of Securities and Closed-End Fund Discounts - Relevant Theoretical Concepts
Doctoral student in Accounting, McGill University
A $90,000 area rug, a pair of guest chairs that cost almost as much, a $35,000 toilet and a $1,400 trash can—these are just a few of the expenses from a remodeling of John Thain's office when he took over as Merrill Lynch's chief executive officer in December 2007. The total bill came to an astonishing $1.2 million—about the price of five average single-family homes.
Henry Mintzberg has been called a consistently contrary Canadian academic who sometimes seems to be undermining the very industry that he works in by The Economist. A noted author, management guru and a frequent visitor to India since 1995, Mintzberg, who's been a professor of management studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada for 40 years, spoke to TOI-Crest about why governments can't really solve big global crises, what doesn't work with teaching management and why we really need to recognise what he calls 'the plural sector.'
Postgraduate training in law can provide students with plenty of opportunities: a legal career is just one of them. Existing lawyers might seek to augment their skills with a Masters qualification. Those on other career paths might add another dimension to their knowledge with a little legal learning. Some might simply enjoy the academic rigour of legal study.
When a government spends beyond its means, the options for paying for the spree are unattractive. It can burden the populace with higher taxes, or it can wipe out a portion of creditors' wealth by inflating the money supply, repaying debts with a debased currency. Or it can do both. The United States is avoiding these choices by borrowing enormous sums, bringing federal debt to almost $17 trillion, at interest rates that the Federal Reserve has managed to keep very low. For now.
-Article by Reuven Brenner and Martin Fridson
If students could complete their education a year faster, the many benefits would include increased personal wealth, decreased government spending, and more sustainable entitlement programs.