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Research Proposal Presentation: Ms. Sumitra Auschaitrakul

Bronfman Building 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, CA

Ms. Sumitra Auschaitrakul, a doctoral student of Desautels' Marketing Area will be presenting her research proposal entitled:

Two Essays on Marketplace Interaction


Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry - Workshop & Case Competition

Bronfman Building 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, CA

Are you a graduate-level student looking to learn more about sustainable development and the design of cleaner materials and greener products?

The Possible Nation: Social Innovation and the Art of Unleashing Human Potential

On October 23, 2015, the McGill community welcomed David Bornstein to speak to a captive audience on social entrepreneurship, social innovation, and the power of solutions based journalism. Part of McGill's Homecoming events, this 4th installment of the SEI Keynote was entitled "The Possible Nation: Social Innovation and the Art of Unleashing Human Potential".

Published: 27Oct2015

Top Business Schools for Corporate Finance 2015

Corporate finance generally refers to the activities that go on in a firm’s finance department, which can include everything from analyzing financial statements to managing capital funds. Many who aim to go into corporate finance jobs find that an MBA that’s heavy in quantitative and analytical curriculum can be a safe bet. Careers in corporate finance range from financial analyst to chief financial officer (CFO).

Published: 26Oct2015

Bombardier ‘committed’ to troubled CSeries jet

Bombardier says it has no plans to pull the plug on the CSeries even though its efforts to secure a rescue deal from Airbus stoked fears about the future of the aircraft program and the company itself.
… Karl Moore, professor at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, said Bombardier may sell a majority stake in its transportation division to raise funds but he’d be “astonished” if Bombardier’s new CEO Alain Bellemare bailed on the CSeries that is two years late and $2 billion over budget.

Published: 26Oct2015

The growing strength of LinkedIn's weak connections

I've got a bunch of endorsements awaiting my approval to add them to my LinkedIn profile.
... "If you want to understand the difference between a network and a community," McGill University management scholar Henry Mintzberg wrote this week on HBR.org, "ask your Facebook friends to help paint your house."

Read full article: Daily Herald, October 10, 2015

Published: 26Oct2015

E poi ho detto: trasferiamoci a Singapore

Damiano Baj è Head of IT and Operations alla BSI Bank di Singapore. Ha 40 anni ed è via dall’Italia da quasi 15, da quando, con in curriculum una laurea in ingegneria gestionale del Politecnico di Milano e alcuni mesi di lavoro nel mondo della business intelligence e dei big data, è entrato alla Banca della Svizzera Italiana di Lugano come project manager nel settore IT.

Read full article (in Italian): Nuvola, October 11, 2015

Published: 26Oct2015

Singapore Airlines appoints new NZ manager

Singapore Airlines has appointed Simon Turcotte as New Zealand general manager. He replaces Edwin Chiang, who heads to Jakarta on October 31 to begin his new role as general manager of Singapore Airlines Indonesia.

Read full article: NBR, October 12, 2015

Published: 26Oct2015

Santé au travail : innovations et tendances mondiales

Vieillissement, maladies chroniques, détresse psychologique, invalidité… les défis que doivent surmonter les entreprises pour protéger la santé de leur organisation sont aussi nombreux que les maux qui affligent les travailleurs d’aujourd’hui. Heureusement, des solutions novatrices émergent un peu partout sur la planète. « Selon l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada, près de 68 % des travailleurs canadiens sont inactifs, 32 % vivent un stress modéré ou élevé au travail et 61 % souffrent de surpoids. Ce sont tous des problèmes évitables.

Published: 26Oct2015

The astonishing second act of Cirque du Soleil

Up high in the air inside the Cirque du Soleil headquarters, trained staff step gingerly on taut metal wires.
… “The famous line from Guy was, ‘We’re a private company. That gives us the freedom to grow, as we didn’t have pressure to make quarterly earnings.’ I think that’s kind of gone now,” says Robert David, professor of strategic management at McGill, who has followed the company from its early days.

Published: 26Oct2015