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Les programmes de formation se renouvellent

Dès septembre, les étudiants du MBA de l'Université McGill pourront accéder à une spécialisation en analyse de données. Ils apprendront ainsi comment utiliser de façon optimale les données recueillies par les entreprises afin de mieux connaître leurs clients et d'améliorer leur prise de décisions stratégiques. «On remarque beaucoup d'intérêt de la part des étudiants pour ce thème. Pourtant, même les grandes entreprises débutent dans ce domaine.

Published: 26Aug2016

Le meilleur après le spécialiste du domaine

Jean-François Dufresne, 48 ans, est arrivé dans l'entreprise familiale, Preverco, sans l'avoir prévu. Son expérience de consultant en gestion pour de grandes entreprises et son MBA à l'Université McGill l'ont aidé à effectuer ce virage au moment où la PME de Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, qui fabrique des planchers de bois, devait gérer une transition difficile.

Lire l'article complet: La Presse, le 27 Août 2016

Published: 26Aug2016

Sin to sustainability in Las Vegas

Yalmaz Siddiqui, BCom’92, has made a name for himself by championing responsible corporate behaviour. And now he finds himself in Las Vegas, the fabled “Sin City,” a place not exactly renowned for showcasing responsible behaviour of any sort.

Published: 25Aug2016

Major Construction around Desautels Faculty of Management

Please be advised that the City of Montreal is undergoing a number of major construction projects that will impede access to the downtown campus, including the Bronfman building.

For more information, please visit the McGill construction site or City of Montreal Info-Travaux.

Published: 24Aug2016

Imaflex Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of 2016

Imaflex announces the appointment of John Ripplinger as Vice President Corporate Affairs, effective September 6, 2016.  “John is a highly qualified professional with extensive financial expertise and a track record of success working with industry-leading companies,” highlighted Mr.

Published: 24Aug2016

Couche-Tard to buy U.S. convenience store chain CST for $4.4B

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. will buy U.S. retail rival CST Brands Inc. in a takeover deal worth $4.4 billion.

The two companies had been rumoured to be working on a pact since last week, and on Monday, the Quebec-based convenience store chain confirmed their offer.

..."What they have learned to do very clearly is to bring the best ideas from the acquisitions to the whole group and develop them," said Karl Moore, Associate Professor at McGill University.

Published: 23Aug2016

How Grantmaking Can Create Adaptive Organizations

Coal mining was the economic lifeblood of eastern Kentucky for most of the twentieth century, providing families in this rural mountainous region with one of the few sources of a middle-class income. But those jobs began disappearing in the 1980s as producers switched from underground mining to surface mining and mountaintop removal. More recently, mining operations have shifted to western U.S. states as the coal seams in Central Appalachia have become depleted.

Published: 22Aug2016

A Knight is Reborn

Knight Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: GUD) ("Knight"), a leading Canadian specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that Samira Sakhia, former CFO of Paladin Labs Inc. ("Paladin"), will be joining the Knight team as President and member of the Board of Directors. In her new role, beginning on August 31, 2016, Samira will report to Jonathan Ross Goodman, CEO of Knight.

Published: 19Aug2016

Professor Samer Faraj and Dr Hani Safadi, PhD’14, awarded Best Published Paper 2016

Congratulations to Professor Samer Faraj and Dr Hani Safadi, PhD’14, on being awarded Best Published Paper 2016 by Organizational Communication & Information Systems (OCIS) for “The Emergence of Online Community Leadership"

Read more about the winners 

The Emergence of Online Community Leadership

Authors: Steven L. Johnson, Hani SafadiSamer Faraj

Published: 19Aug2016

Are you a strategic thinker or just a planner?

I made the point in the first of these columns that one of the main differences between leadership and management is the ability to have a strategic perspective and think strategically. This is universally expected of leaders, almost never taught to anyone formally, and therefore often marks one of the tougher transitions for very successful managers in becoming effective leaders.

Published: 19Aug2016