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What do shareholders ‘own’?

During a recent roundtable, I was startled when a participant brought me a recent Financial Times (Nov. 10, 2015) article, titled “Shareholders think they own the company – they are wrong,” subtitle elaborating “So whose is the business? No one’s, just like the river Thames.” Eh?

Published: 8Feb2016

Lowe's Pitch to Acquire Rona Seen Succeeding This Time Around

Second time will likely be a charm for Lowe’sCos. in its attempt to acquire Quebec’s Rona Inc.

The fact both boards agreed to the C$3.2 billion ($2.3 billion) offer, along with Lowe’s commitment to preserve head-office jobs and maintain supply agreements, will likely seal the deal. Political conditions in Canada’s second-most populous province also favor the acquisition after helping to scupper a hostile offer in 2012.

Published: 8Feb2016

BCom Student Case Competition Team Advance to International PRMIA Risk Management Challenge

A BCom student case competition team  won the Montreal PRMIA Risk Management challenge for the second consecutive year. The roster of the McGill-Desautels team includes Simon Altman, Evan Coulter, Liam Maclure, and Valentyn Litvin. They are coached by Professor Sebastien Betermier.

The team will compete in Chicago for the International Championship early March, against 7 other finalist teams. PRMIA is the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association.  

Published: 5Feb2016

Creating facades of conformity in the face of job insecurity: A study of consequences and conditions

Authors: Hewlin, P.F., Kim, S.S., Song, Y.H.

Publication: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology

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Published: 5Feb2016

18 University Students selected to be CEO for a day

Some of the most recognized national and international companies are opening their doors to give third and fourth year university students a first-hand glimpse of what it takes to be a leading Canadian CEO. Championed by global executive search firm, Odgers Berndtson, the CEO x 1 Day program has selected 18 students from across the country for the unique chance to shadow some of the country’s most highly accomplished industry leaders for one day.

Published: 5Feb2016

Who Are the Value and Growth Investors?

Authors: Betermier, S., Calvet, L. E. and Sodini, P.

Publication: Journal of Finance

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Published: 5Feb2016

New programs try to make sense of all that data

From baseball to banking, the ability to mine data on performance, customer preferences and other trends is the new must-have for the corporate bottom line.

But still too rare, say employers, is the analyst who combines technical expertise to delve into “big data” and communication skills to explain the findings in everyday language to colleagues and senior managers.

Published: 5Feb2016

Research Proposal - Michael G. Klein

10Feb201614:00
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16:00
Bronfman Building Room 245, 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, CA

Mr. Michael G. Klein, a doctoral student at McGill University in the Operations Management area will be presenting his research proposal: 

Analytical Models for Specialist Care in Rural Areas

Michael G. Klein

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