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Kabtek improves production throughput up to 20% with CablePlan

CablePlan Plannica reduces the planning cycle from days to minutes. It enhances and improves the decision making of production planners. CablePlan reduces the manual workload and releases the decision makers’ valuable time, enabling them to regain responsiveness and flexibility in the planning cycle.  CablePlan enables planners to increase their planning horizon, enables smarter optimization and allows planning considering multiple objectives.

Published: 19Apr2016

No MBA? You Can Still be a Great Leader; Maybe Even a Better One

According to Forbes, there are “three major disconnects” that “prevent business schools, especially those with full-time MBA programs,” from developing leaders. Topping the list is a lack of sufficient emphasis on soft “people” skills, Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, told the magazine.

Published: 19Apr2016

Montreal professor’s feud with United Airlines heads to court over complaint website

 What started as a series of mishaps while flying with United Airlines 20 years ago will culminate Friday in a McGill University professor and one of the world’s largest passenger carriers facing off in a Montreal courtroom.

United Continental Holdings Inc. is suing Jeremy Cooperstock, an engineering professor at McGill, over his customer complaint website, Untied.com. The airline wants Cooperstock to delete contact information for its management and lawyers; he has refused.

Published: 19Apr2016

Poxel annonce la nomination de Pierre Legault à la présidence du Conseil d’Administration

Pierre Legault a rejoint Poxel en apportant plus de 35 ans d’expérience de l’industrie biotechnologique et pharmaceutique. Il est membre du Conseil d’Administration de Tobira Therapeutics (Président du Comité d’Audit), de ceux d’Iroko Pharmaceuticals et de NephroGenex. Au cours de sa carrière, M. Legault a été Président, Directeur Général et Directeur Financier de plusieurs sociétés cotées incluant Eckerd Pharmacies, NephroGenex, OSI Pharmaceuticals et Rite Aid. Il a occupé plusieurs fonctions seniors chez Sanofi-Aventis et sociétés précédentes. M.

Published: 19Apr2016

A Sociologist Who Found Colleges 'Adrift' Becomes an Education Dean

After 21 years at the George Washington University School of Business, Isabelle G. Bajeux-­Besnainou last year became the first female dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, in Montreal. She says she was lured by the university’s "impeccable reputation" and its location in a bilingual city with European and North American roots.

Read full article: Chronicle, April 17, 2016 

Published: 19Apr2016

BCom Students Win Kenneth F. Byrd Prize Entrance Scholarships

The following BCom students were awarded the Kenneth F. Byrd Prize entrance scholarships:

  • Jenny Bradley-Tessier
  • Nathaniel Kirsh
  • James McCollough-Gilbert
  • Alanna NUssbaum
  • Alexander McGarry
  • Kaihua He

About the Award:

Published: 15Apr2016

Corey Phelps Discusses Organizational Knowledge

How Would You Define Organizational Knowledge for Someone Who is not Familiar with the Term?

COREY PHELPS: Corey Phelps.I work at McGill University in Montreal,Canada. [Corey Phelps, Associate Professor of Strategyand Organization, McGill University]And my field of research is in the areaof innovation and strategy.[How would you define organizational knowledgefor someone who is not familiar with the term?]So organizations are collections of individuals.So organizational knowledge wouldbe the collection of knowledge of the individuals.

Published: 15Apr2016

Professor Huising appointed William Dawson Scholar

The Desautels Faculty of Management is pleased to announce that Professor Ruthanne Huising has been appointed William Dawson Scholar by McGill University. William Dawson Chairs are intended to recognize the outstanding work of younger scholars at McGill.

Published: 15Apr2016

How A Team Of Graduate Students Are Planning To Significantly Enhance Ticketmaster’s Business

For those who may not know, every year the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference holds the First Pitch Case Competition. The competition is designed to give top graduate students the opportunity to work with a major sports organization to analyze and evaluate their most challenging issues. This year, teams worked with Ticketmaster to explore better ways for the company to improve its partnership with the NBA through a multitude of different technological advancements.

Published: 12Apr2016

Panama Papers May Trigger Demand for Good Government

The parallel universe of some of the world’s wealthy and their bankers was exposed just over a week ago by a massive leak on its inner workings. The Panama Papers concerning more than 200,000 offshore companies continue to create enough waves internationally that the whistleblower on the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca will, when identified, probably become known as the world’s leading “Information Patriot.”

Published: 12Apr2016