More than 40 students and alumni from the Desautels Faculty of Management at the Canadian McGill University will visit Mongolia this March to help them understand the realities of doing business in a fledgling emerging market.
C’est connu, les plans d’affaires se déroulent rarement comme prévu. Les entrepreneurs qui s’en sortent sont capables de se réinventer. Parlez-en à la direction de Canus qui, en 2004, avait un chiffre d’affaires de 19 millions de dollars. Dix ans plus tard, il est de… 15 M$. C’est ce qui est arrivé à André Beauregard (EMBA'14), qui compte maintenant doubler ses ventes chez les détaillants américains.
Authors: Han, Kunsoo; Mithas, Sunil
Publication: MIT Sloan Management Review
"Impact on Hospital Admissions of an Integrated Primary Care Model for Very Frail Elderly Patients," Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Authors: De Stampa, Matthieu; De Stampa, Matthieu; Buyck, Jean François; Lapointe, Liette; Bergman, Howard; Béland, François; Ankri, Joël C.
Publication: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2014
Debt: Deleveraging or Default
Guillermo L. Ordonez
University of Pennsylvania
Date: February 21, 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Room 002
Milton Friedman, in his book Money Mischief, reported the well-known story of the monetary system of a small island in Micronesia. At the end of the 19th century, the inhabitants used stone wheels as a medium of exchange and as a store of wealth. The colonial government imposed "fees" on disobedient district chiefs by painting black crosses on these stone wheels, thus "confiscating" them. This induced the locals to change their ways and work harder, paving roads they were previously reluctant to pave, in order to have these marks erased and get their wealth back.
Here’s a stock tip you’re unlikely to hear from your broker: For a safe bet, invest in firms with headquarters in cities and regions where residents go to church.
... A long-term study of senior managers and high-ranking professionals who worked a shorter work-week found few differences in their career outcomes compared to those of their colleagues who went back to full-time work.
Ms. Fatou Farima Bagayogo, a doctoral student at McGill University in the area of Information System will be presenting her research defense entitled:
Three Essays on Users' Reactions to Information Technology
Fatou Farima Bagayogo
Doctoral Student in Information Systems, McGill University
Date: February 27, 2014
Time: 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
Location: Room 1610W, 1010 Sherbrooke W.
Starting in Fall 2014, students in the Faculty of Management will be able to major in Strategic Management.
... “Social Business is a type of company that runs just as a normal business—selling a product, earning revenue—but whose ultimate goal is to solve a social problem as opposed to maximizing profit, like many companies aim to do,” explained Joanna Klimczak, U3 Management, one of the two students who started the project.
Usman W. Chohan is a consultant with the World Bank Institute in the field of Social Accountability, and is pursuing an MBA at Desautels with a concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He was invited to the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council site at Fatehjang to analyze their sustainability initiatives, including their highly promising Solar-powered Irrigation Systems.