Facing contentious issues head-on may be best approach for industries under siege

Denial and resistance in the face of public pressure on industries is ineffective, according to Professor Robert David of Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

In many industries, contentious issues – such as pertaining to the environment, corporate governance, or social equity – can incite media attention and public pressure on organisations to change their behaviour.

Published: 25Oct2016

​​​​​​​​​​Nadeem Velani named CP’s Chief Financial Officer

Canadian Pacific today announced that Nadeem Velani has been named Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. Velani had been serving as Vice-President and interim CFO since September 9, 2016.

Velani holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Western University and an MBA in Finance/International Business from McGill. 

Read full article: Street Insider, October 24, 2016 

Published: 25Oct2016

Suzanne Gagnon and Saku Mantere awarded 2016 SSHRC Insight Grant

Congratulations to Professor Suzanne Gagnon of Organizational Behaviour and Saku Mantere of Strategy and Organization on being awarded 2016 SSHRC Insight Grant" "Social Innovation in Human Rights, Equity and Diversity: Complex Systems and Discourses of Change". 

Published: 24Oct2016

Entrepreneurs, les eMBA ne sont pas réservés au top management!

Créateurs d’entreprises, Frédéric Mazella (BlaBlaCar), Laurence Fornari (SkyLights) et Pascal Lépine (Atypic) racontent en quoi leur formation à changer leur vision de l’entrepreneuriat. Les mots qui reviennent dans leur bouche : ouverture, contacts, expériences, travail d’équipe, confrontations constructives, partage de connaissances, etc.

Published: 24Oct2016

Kevin O’Leary is Wrong! It is NOT All About The Money!

I once went to see Kevin O’Leary at a Fireside Chat at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management, just to experience him in a more intimate situation. He was as abrasive and blunt as he was on Dragon’s Den. He still said “it was all about the money” and it made me sad. Read what he says about business being war. I hate war and violence and we do not need more of that in our world.

Published: 24Oct2016

'Had to be done'

McGill University professor Karl Moore discusses the challenges Bombardier faced and why the layoffs 'had to be done'.

Watch full video: CTV News, October 21, 2016 

Published: 24Oct2016

To Give or Not to Give Federal Fundings to Bombardier after more Job Cuts

Another bad day for Bombardier, but will that accelerate possible federal funding?

Saying it needs to be more profitable and more competitive, Bombardier is cutting more than 7,000 jobs over the next few years with 1,500 in Quebec and 500 elsewhere in the country. 

McGill business professor Karl Moore spoke with CTV saying financial public investments are still needed for a company as big as Bombardier even though it's making cuts. 

Published: 24Oct2016

Bombardier layoffs a symptom of Canada’s failure to stay competitive, says expert

Bombardier is eliminating 7,500 workers around the world, with roughly 2,000 positions being cut in Canada. But they’re hiring 3,700 in countries with lower costs. One expert says Canada’s struggle to be competitive in the international marketplace is one reason why.

Karl Moore, professor at the Desautels faculty of management at McGill University, said that Bombardier will have to “suffer some pain” here in Canada as it restructures in an attempt to return to profitability and competitiveness.

Published: 24Oct2016

Citi names new Canada sales head

Citigroup has selected banking veteran Hany Naguib as the Canada sales head for its Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) business. In this newly created role, Naguib will lead sales efforts across the country, coordinating with counterparts in Citi’s other business lines. The TTS organization of Citi employs talents in Toronto, Montréal, and Calgary.

Published: 24Oct2016