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The challenge of merging new acquisitions with company culture

There are two different kinds of acquisitions: ‘scale acquisitions’ and ‘bolt-on acquisitions’, and we tend to focus on the latter. We like to buy a technology and ‘plug it in’, because our sales force and distribution channel are second to none. The last six deals we’ve done were all about technologies or products that we wanted to own. In these cases, some of the management team stays with us, but we’re really taking on a new product and adding it to our existing culture.

Published: 11Feb2016

McGill launches Masters of Management in Finance - Students to run Desautels investment management firm

McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management is launching a new twelve-month Masters of Management in Finance (MMF). The MMF program is designed to prepare students of any academic background for a variety of careers in finance such as investment banking, asset management, corporate finance, risk management, and financial consulting, among others. The program, designed for students without prior work experience, features a comprehensive curriculum that integrates advanced financial concepts and quantitative methods with real-world business practices.

Published: 11Feb2016

B2ten foundation is Olympic champion Jenn Heil's legacy

Ten years ago Thursday, a pint-sized Jenn Heil stood atop the mogul field in Sauze d’Oulx, Italy, with no regrets — regardless of what might have happened over the course of the next 26 seconds.

The 22-year-old McGill University commerce student had a note from her psychologist tucked in her pocket that read: “I’m ready. I know it’s going to be great.”

And great she was, exploding out of the gate and landing two monster jumps to win Canada’s first medal at the 2006 Olympics.

Published: 11Feb2016

Online dating hindered by anonymity feature

Those who pay extra to browse anonymously on online dating websites are likely to be reducing their chances of a match, new research from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University reveals.

Professor Jui Ramaprasad and her co-authors found that the traditional social norm restricting women from making the first move remains dominant online and, as men aren't notified if their profile is viewed, they can't contact women who might be interested in dating them.

Published: 11Feb2016

LG Electronics Deutschland übernimmt zentrale Rolle in Europa

Wayne Park wird neuer Chief Executive Officer (CEO) für Deutschland und das Europageschäft

Published: 10Feb2016

Susan Cain: ‘Introverted leaders often deliver better outcomes than extroverted leaders’

Karl Moore is a professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. In this exclusive interview he speaks with Susan Cain, a self-described introvert, who wants to create a world that empowers other introverts and recognizes their strengths.

Published: 10Feb2016

Valentine's Day vendors profit from lovestruck consumers

Love is in the air at this time of year. It’s also in store windows, which are bursting with red and pink hearts in hopes of attracting lovestruck shoppers.

Downtown Montreal’s new flagship Victoria’s Secret store is awash with enough hot pink and racy red displays of corsets, G-strings and bustiers to make any guy blush. David’s Tea has its sweetheart collection and “honey i dew” flavours on display. Restaurants are promoting lovers’ prix fixe menus to spice up the romance.

Published: 10Feb2016

Common gene variant influences girls' food choices

The same gene variant may lead girls to make healthy or unhealthy food choices- depending on their early socio-economic environment

If you're fat, can you blame it on your genes? The answer is a qualified yes. Maybe. Under certain circumstances. Researchers are moving towards a better understanding of some of the roots of obesity.

Published: 10Feb2016

"Plasticity Gene" Influences Female Food Choices

Researchers are moving towards a better understanding of some of the roots of obesity, as a gene variant may lead girls to make healthy or unhealthy food choices -- depending on their early socioeconomic environment.

Published: 10Feb2016

Video methods in strategy research: Focusing on embodied cognition

Authors: Gylfe, P., Franck, H., LeBaron, C., Mantere, S.

Publication: Strategic Management Journal 

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Published: 10Feb2016

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