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Les absents (aux rendez-vous) ont tort

Lorsque je faisais mes premiers stages de médecine à l'hôpital, il y a plus de quinze ans, j'avais été surpris et indigné de constater que des rendez-vous de patients étaient programmés à la même heure ou à des intervalles de 15 minutes ou moins, alors que les consultations pouvaient durer en moyenne 20 à 25 minutes. On m'en avait expliqué la raison : c'était pour compenser le fait que, chaque jour, plusieurs patients ne se présentaient pas à leur rendez-vous ou l'annulaient in extremis.

Published: 3May2016

The Soulful Economy

Today the millennial generation, which comprises close to 90M people in NA, as well as many baby boomers, is demanding a change in the manner in which they interact with the world around them. The money they spend has to have an added benefit to their surroundings and exemplify a set of core values, which respect the vision of the world they wish to live in and help mold. There is a movement to return to the experience of community, both physical, and virtual, where shared values will be the common bond.

Published: 3May2016

Want to Improve Diversity? Look to Networks

Industry-leading tech companies recruit heavily from the most selective colleges and universities in the U.S., so is it any wonder that their employees lack diversity? The top 150 higher-ed institutions would have to recruit an additional 50,000 black students and 58,0000 Hispanic students each year if they want their student bodies to reflect the American population, according to research from the Posse Foundation, a New York-based organization that works to improve diversity on campus.

Published: 3May2016

‘Up until recently I was a rock star’s agent, now I’m a true CEO’: Cirque du Soleil’s Daniel Lamarre

Daniel Lamarre, 62, is the president and chief executive officer of Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil, which has about 4,000 employees working on more than 20 shows in about 50 countries.

Lamarre was born and raised in Grand-Mere, Quebec, about 170 kilometres northeast of Montreal. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa, which later honoured him with a doctorate.

Lamarre spoke to Karl Moore, a professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

Published: 3May2016

Thesis Defense Presentation: P. Judson Kenney

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

Mr. P. Judson Kenney, a doctoral student at McGill University in the Area of Operations Management will be presenting his thesis defense entitled:

Information Sharing Behaviour in Assembly Systems

Research Proposal Presentation: Zachary T. Mendenhall

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

Zachary T. Mendenhall, a doctoral student at McGill University in the Marketing area will be presenting his research: 

Two Essays on Charitable Behaviour

PhD alumnus wins AMR’s 2015 Best Paper Award

Warren Nilsson, PhD’10, won the Academy of Management Review’s 2015 Best Paper Award for his paper entitled, “Positive Institutional Work: Exploring Institutional Work Through the Lens of Positive Organizational Scholarship.” This paper was rooted in the theory portion of his thesis at Desautels. Warren is currently a Senior Lecturer in Social Innovation at the Graduate School of Business of University of Cape Town. Read paper here. 

Published: 29Apr2016

Professor Etzion Receives Knowledge Synthesis Grant

Desautels Professor Dror Etzion has received a Knowledge Synthesis Grant given by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in the Energy and Natural Resources category for his project entitled, “From availability to accessibility: effectively using information disclosure to govern energy production.”

Published: 29Apr2016

Supplier selection considering product structure and product life cycle cost

Authors: Ebrahimipour, V., Maleki Shoja, B., Li, S.

Publications: International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management


Published: 28Apr2016

Obituary: Michal Hornstein was one of city's most renowned philanthropists

As a young man in Poland, Michal Hornstein was arrested by the Nazis and set to be deported to Auschwitz, the notorious death camp where thousands were executed during the Holocaust.

But Hornstein evaded his captors by jumping from a train and hiding in the forests of Czechoslovakia. Of the 70 people who tried to escape the Nazis on that day in 1943, only seven survived.

Were it not for this twist of fate, it’s unlikely Hornstein would have survived the war, immigrated to Canada and become one of the city’s most renowned philanthropists.

Published: 28Apr2016