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An expert in consumer marketing, Laurette Dubé, honoured for her work

Selected by an independent jury as the 2011 Women of Distinction Awards’ laureate in the “Social and Environmental Sciences” category, Laurette Dubé is a professor at McGill University and holds the James McGill Chair of Consumer and Lifestyle Psychology and Marketing. She is also the Founding Chair and Scientific Director of the McGill World Platform for Health and Economic Convergence.

Published: 25 Aug 2011

Using signature matrix to analyze conflicting frames during the IS implementation process

Analyzing and theoretically accommodating the presence of diverse perspectives or frames during the implementation process has proved conceptually complex and empirically elusive within the extant IS research. The purpose of this manuscript is to introduce a research methodology to rectify these challenges in analyzing frames, i.e., signature matrix.

Published: 16 Aug 2011

Home is where the healthy meal is

The report, by Prof. Ji Lu of Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Catherine Huet, and Prof.. Laurette Dubé of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, concludes that “the home is a privileged environment that nurtures healthy eating and in which healthier food choices trigger and are triggered by more positive emotions.”

Published: 28 Jul 2011

Corporate Social Responsibility, Investor Behaviors, and Stock Market Returns: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in China

This article studies how financial investors respond to firms' corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance in terms of their investing behaviors, and how such behaviors change contingent on an event that provokes their attention and concerns to CSR.

Published: 11 Jul 2011

Emotional reinforcement as a protective factor for healthy eating in home settings

Background: According to the literature, meals consumed at home are healthier than those consumed away from home (AFH), but reasons underlying this protective effect have not been fully understood. Emotional reinforcement of healthy eating patterns at home is examined as a putative contributing mechanism.

Published: 8 Jul 2011

Canadian Business School Research Productivity Survey Shows Desautels Faculty in Top Spot

Conducted by the Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, the primary purpose of this survey is to report the research productivity of Canadian business schools during 2005‐09 using the publication of peer reviewed journal articles in 40 top journals used by Financial Times (FT 40 journals). Data collection took place between summer 2010 and March 2011.

Published: 23 Jun 2011

Professor Alain Pinsonneault’s SSHRC Grant Application Ranks 1st

Desautels Professor Alain Pinsonneault’s grant application to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), entitled: "Information Technology and Managerial Peripheral Vision: A Network Analysis Perspective" was ranked 1st out of 129 applications in Committee 29 this year.

Published: 17 Jun 2011

Professor Robert David Wins Best Paper Award at ASAC 2011

Desautels Professor Robert David has won the Best Paper Award at the 39th annual conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) for his paper entitled, “Effects of Ancestral Populations on Organizational Founding and Failure: Private Liquor Stores in Alberta.”

Published: 16 Jun 2011

Competing perspectives on the link between strategic information technology alignment and organizational agility: Insights from a mediation model

Strategic information technology alignment remains a top priority for business and IT executives. Yet with a recent rise in environmental volatility, firms are asking how to be more agile in identifying and responding to market-based threats and opportunities. Whether alignment helps or hurts agility is an unresolved issue...

Published: 1 Jun 2011

Desautels PhD Student Wins Outstanding Theoretical Paper Award

Desautels PhD Student, Russell Seidle, has won the Outstanding Theoretical Paper Award, during the Eastern Academy of Management 2011 Meeting for his paper entitled "Experiential and vicarious learning: Implications for the process of technological innovation".

Published: 27 May 2011

Professors Ruthanne Huising and Samer Faraj Win Conference Highlight Status

A paper by Professors Ruthanne Huising and Samer Faraj titled: Applying Expertise and Sustaining Attention: Coordination in Fast-Response Organizations has won conference highlight status at the upcoming (June 13-14) conference on Coordination within and among organizations.

Published: 26 May 2011

Online advertisers should rethink pay-for-placement strategies

“Sponsored search,” or “pay-for-placement,” advertising is one of the fastest growing and most competitive online markets. But many advertisers should rethink their strategies for positioning themselves in this burgeoning online market, according to researchers from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management and the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Published: 20 May 2011

Desautels Professors Dror Etzion and Jeroen Struben Place 1st at oikos Case Writing Competition

Professor Dror Etzion and Professor Jeroen Struben ranked first for their case “Better Place: Shifting Paradigms in the Automotive Industry.”

Published: 6 May 2011

Prof. Saurabh Mishra's new study shows that some slack in key resources may yield benefits for manufacturers

“Although resource efficiency is important for firms to increase their financial value, there are also benefits of maintaining some slack in key resources,” conclude the study’s authors, Prof. Sachin B. Modi of the University of Toledo’s College of Business and Innovation and Prof. Saurabh Mishra of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management.

Published: 29 Mar 2011

Professor Mary Dean Lee releases Executive Report on Reinvention of Retirement Study

The research -- led by Prof. Mary Dean Lee at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, with colleagues from McGill and York University in Canada, and Queensland University and University of Melbourne in Australia – highlights the complexity of how managers are approaching the later stages of life.

Published: 10 Mar 2011

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