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Sobeys Sees Future Benefits in Quebec Gas Station Deal

Mon, 2013-12-02 09:39

A swap of several gas station and corner store locations between Sobeys Quebec and CST Brands will help both companies grow their respective brands in la belle province, the dealmakers said.

... For Martin Qiu, an assistant professor of marketing with the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, the CST-Sobeys swap is a reflection of a growing gas-groceries-convenience trend that is already well underway south of the border.

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Changements chez Ivanhoé Cambridge

Mon, 2013-12-02 09:37

Ivanhoé Cambridge, la filiale immobilière de la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, a embauché Mario Morroni à titre de vice-président exécutif, stratégie et allocation du capital. Il quittera ses fonctions au conseil d'administration d'Ivanhoé Cambridge avant son entrée en poste le 13 janvier. M. Morroni, qui possède un baccalauréat en administration des affaires de l'Université Concordia, est actuellement pdg de l'Association de bienfaisance et de retraite des policiers et policières de la Ville de Montréal.

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Turning a ‘Black Soul’ Green: How CSR Became a Mainstay of Business Education

Wed, 2013-11-27 11:43

“I left Wall Street in 2004 when I decided I had a black soul,” says Stephanie Berger (MBA'06), a McGill Desautels Faculty of Management MBA alumna who is now the senior manager for corporate responsibility and environment at Bell Canada. “I didn’t know much about sustainability back then, but I knew Wall Street wasn’t doing it right.”

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Columbus Exploration Corp: Columbus Exploration Appoints Drew Clark as Senior Vice President

Wed, 2013-11-27 10:53

Columbus Exploration Corporation, is pleased to announce that it has strengthened its management team with the addition of Drew Clark (BCom'06) as Senior Vice President.
... Drew obtained his Bachelor's in Commerce Degree from McGill University and is a CFA Charter holder.

Read full article: 4-Traders, November 25, 2013

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Talking Management with Karl Moore: How Diversity Can Deflate Bubbles

Wed, 2013-11-27 10:50

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Columbia University professor Sheen S. Levine.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, November 26, 2013

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LG Electronics Inc.: LG Electronics Names New Executives

Wed, 2013-11-27 10:44

LG Electronics (LG) today announced 44 executive appointments, among them three new company presidents. Among the promotions are new executives to lead the Home Entertainment (HE) Company and Global Sales and Marketing Office. New positions are effective December 1, 2013 with promotions taking effect on January 1, 2014.

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Central Banks and Illusions of Independence

Fri, 2013-09-13 18:36

While much attention is now paid to personalities of incoming central bankers, far less attention is paid to debating central banks' mandates in light of the unusual fiscal and financial intermediary roles they have been fulfilling since 2008.

The crisis revealed institutional voids that the central banks filled quickly. Such ventures by central banks have been tolerated in the past too: there is nothing new about quantitative easing (QE). The Fed practiced it during the 1940-51 under the Treasury's explicit command, though the technique had no name then.

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As English Football Season Starts, Burma’s Gamblers Play the Odds

Fri, 2013-08-23 11:18

On a TV above the blue neon-lit bar in Rangoon’s Tamwe Township, the hapless-looking Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger grimaced, sputtering an indiscernible obscenity, his hands resting forlornly on his hips.

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Forget Pacquiao In Macau, It's Time For Floyd Mayweather To Leave Las Vegas

Mon, 2013-11-25 16:33

Last night’s fight between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios interested me from a boxing perspective but its real intrigue was what it suggests might be possible for another man – Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

... This is nothing new – in fact, gambling, centuries ago in Europe, was in the same position that boxing is in today– subsidizing another non-profitable sector.  In their outstanding book A World Of Chance: Betting On Religion, Games, Wall Street, Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner and Aaron Brown write:

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"The Contradictory Influence of Social Media Affordances on Online Communal Knowledge Sharing," Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

Mon, 2013-11-25 14:09

Authors: Majchrzak, Ann; Faraj, Samer; Kane, Gerald; Azad, Bijan

Publication: Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

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