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As English Football Season Starts, Burma’s Gamblers Play the Odds

Fri, 2013-08-23 11:18

On a TV above the blue neon-lit bar in Rangoon’s Tamwe Township, the hapless-looking Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger grimaced, sputtering an indiscernible obscenity, his hands resting forlornly on his hips.

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Forget Pacquiao In Macau, It's Time For Floyd Mayweather To Leave Las Vegas

Mon, 2013-11-25 16:33

Last night’s fight between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios interested me from a boxing perspective but its real intrigue was what it suggests might be possible for another man – Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

... This is nothing new – in fact, gambling, centuries ago in Europe, was in the same position that boxing is in today– subsidizing another non-profitable sector.  In their outstanding book A World Of Chance: Betting On Religion, Games, Wall Street, Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner and Aaron Brown write:

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"The Contradictory Influence of Social Media Affordances on Online Communal Knowledge Sharing," Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

Mon, 2013-11-25 14:09

Authors: Majchrzak, Ann; Faraj, Samer; Kane, Gerald; Azad, Bijan

Publication: Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

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In the Hot Seat with Larry Leblanc

Fri, 2013-11-22 10:14

Montreal’s celebrated Just for Laughs festival is arguably the world’s premier showcase for international comedy.

Founded in 1983, the annual summer festival attracts over two million people, and has booked thousands upon thousands of comics, pantomimes, and acrobatic acts over the decades.

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Target 3Q Income Down by Half; Stung by Costs of Canada Expansion

Fri, 2013-11-22 10:08

Target's stock dropped 3.46 percent today after the retailer reported third-quarter net income dropped by nearly half.

... "The retail price in Canada is much higher, compared to the retail price in the U.S.," said Minha Hwang, a management professor at McGill University in Montreal. "The Canadian price is about 20 percent higher compared to the U.S. price."

Read full article: MPR News, November 21, 2013

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"Pursuing Career Success while Sustaining Personal and Family Well-Being: A Study of Reduced-Load Professionals over Time," Journal of Social Issues

Thu, 2013-11-21 12:02

Authors: Hall, Douglas T. Hall; Lee, Mary Dean; Kossek, Ellen Ernst; Heras, Mireia Las

Publication: Journal of Social Issues, December 2012

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"Do Women Choose Different Jobs from Men? Mechanisms of Application Segregation in the Market for Managerial Workers," Organization Science

Thu, 2013-11-21 11:48

Authors: Barbulescu, Roxana; Bidwell, Matthew

Publication: Organization Science, May-June 2013

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"Friend or Foe? The Effects of Contingent Employees on Standard Employees' Work Attitudes," The International Journal of Human Resources Management

Thu, 2013-11-21 11:30

Authors: Banerjee, Mallika; Tolbert, Pamela S,; DiCiccio, Thomas

Publication: The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 2012

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SAQ: Alain Brunet remplacera Philippe Duval comme PDG

Thu, 2013-11-21 10:11

La Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) a choisi de recruter à l’interne pour remplacer le PDG sortant Philippe Duval, qui n’a pas sollicité de nouveau mandat.
Alain Brunet (EMBA'11), qui est actuellement vice-président et chef de l’exploitation de la société d’État, occupera ses nouvelles fonctions à compter du 1er janvier prochain.
... M. Brunet détient une maîtrise en administration des affaires des universités McGill et HEC.

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