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Talking Management with Karl Moore: How Diversity Can Deflate Bubbles

Wed, 2013-11-27 10:50

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Columbia University professor Sheen S. Levine.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, November 26, 2013

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LG Electronics Inc.: LG Electronics Names New Executives

Wed, 2013-11-27 10:44

LG Electronics (LG) today announced 44 executive appointments, among them three new company presidents. Among the promotions are new executives to lead the Home Entertainment (HE) Company and Global Sales and Marketing Office. New positions are effective December 1, 2013 with promotions taking effect on January 1, 2014.

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Central Banks and Illusions of Independence

Fri, 2013-09-13 18:36

While much attention is now paid to personalities of incoming central bankers, far less attention is paid to debating central banks' mandates in light of the unusual fiscal and financial intermediary roles they have been fulfilling since 2008.

The crisis revealed institutional voids that the central banks filled quickly. Such ventures by central banks have been tolerated in the past too: there is nothing new about quantitative easing (QE). The Fed practiced it during the 1940-51 under the Treasury's explicit command, though the technique had no name then.

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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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