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Rising price of textbooks reaches a tipping point

Jochen Wirtz is pleased to describe himself as a best-selling writer. He has co-authored a textbook on services marketing that he not only uses as professor at the National University of Singapore Business School, but which has sold more than 700,000 copies.

Published: 17May2016

Hollywood Has No Business Case for Booking All-White Casts

Hollywood’s track record on showcasing minority talent and storylines is pretty awful, even considering some recent efforts to diversify programming. Some studios argue that the fault lies not with them, but with consumers, who—they claim—prefer predominantly white casts. But is there any truth to that?

Venkat Kuppuswamy and Peter Younkin, business-school professors at the University of North Carolina and McGill University, respectively, took a look at data on the film industry in order to measure how diverse casts went over at box offices.

Published: 17May2016

Ruthanne Huising Appointed Senior Editor at Organization Science

Congratulations to Professor Ruthanne Huising for her appointment as Senior Editor at Organization Science journal.

Organization Science is widely recognized as one of the top journals in the fields of strategy, management, and organization theory. The journal publishes groundbreaking research about organizations, including their processes, structures, technologies, identities, capabilities, forms, and performance.

Read more: Organization Science

Published: 13May2016

Big Data, Management, and Sustainability: Strategic Opportunities Ahead

Authors: Dror Etzion and J. Alberto Aragon-Correa

Publication: Organizational & Environment Journal 

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Published: 12May2016

Walking for a cause

One day, almost 10 years ago, Christine Boutros felt something she will never forget.

She remembers it like it was yesterday: “You know when you sit on your leg for too long and it feels tingling? I thought it would pass but it didn’t,” she explained.

A few months later, Boutros, at the age of 45, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. “It was kind of surreal,” she said.

Published: 12May2016

Competitive impacts of IT innovation: An empirical analysis of software patents in the IT industry

Authors: Chung, S., Han, K., Animesh, A., Pinsonneault, A. 

Publication:2015 International Conference on Information Systems: Exploring the Information Frontier, ICIS 2015

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Published: 11May2016

Music is social: From online social features to online social connectedness

Authors: Krastel, Z., Bassellier, G., Ramaprasad, J.

Publication: 2015 International Conference on Information Systems: Exploring the Information Frontier, ICIS 2015

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Published: 11May2016

ARTS PATRON REMEMBERED FOR HIS GENEROSITY

Michal Hornstein, a Holocaust survivor who came to Canada with little and became one of its most generous benefactors of the arts, in particular, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), died April 25 at age 95.

Among his many honours, he is an officer of the Order of Canada and a grand officer of the Ordre national du Québec, and has an honorary doctorate from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business and a Lifetime Achievement Award from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management.

Published: 11May2016

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