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Tackling Grand Challenges Pragmatically: Robust Action Revisited

Authors: Fabrizio Ferraro, Dror Etzion and Joel Gehman

Publication: Organization Studies

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Published: 26 Mar 2015

Professor Gregory Vit: "The Risk in Risk Management: Financial Organizations and the Problem of Conformity" book release

McGill Desautels Professor Gregory Vit's book: The Risk in Risk Management: Financial Organizations and the Problem of Conformity was reviewed in the March 2015 Issue of Organization Studies. The reviewer, Professor Iain Munro, concluded: "…this book deserves to be widely read and I have no doubt that its scrupulous lessons will better equip us and our students to avoid such financial misadventures in the future."

Published: 12 Mar 2015

Not giving regular feedback? No wonder you’re losing talent

Written by Professor Karl Moore and Sema Burney

Many managers today don’t relish giving feedback. In the past, feedback was associated with the annual review, a thoroughly unenjoyable hour where everyone involved couldn’t wait for it to end. Today with millennials, feedback is more central to the role of manager than ever before.

Published: 6 Mar 2015

When family ties put business in a bind

The exceptional economic success of many European countries in the post-War period was characterised by the wide presence of family firms across the Continent. Particularly, in countries like Germany and Italy, family ownership came to be seen as the best guarantee of economic and social development. However, the consensus that family firms are good for growth has come under scrutiny in recent years.

Published: 6 Mar 2015

Why corporate social responsibility is evolving

This Is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to speak to Christopher Marquis from the Harvard Business School.

Read full transcript here: The Globe and Mail, February 17, 2015

Published: 6 Mar 2015

Policy insights from the nutritional food market transformation model: The case of obesity prevention

Authors: Struben, J.Chan, D.Dubé, L.

Publication: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, December 2014

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Published: 4 Mar 2015

Convergent innovation for sustainable economic growth and affordable universal health care: Innovating the way we innovate

Authors: Laurette Dubé, Srivardhini Jha, Aida Faber, Jeroen Struben, Ted London, Archisman Mohapatra, Nick Drager, Chris Lannon, P. K. Joshi and John McDermott

Publication: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, December 2014

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Published: 27 Feb 2015

Managing the family firm: Evidence from CEOs at work

The exceptional economic success of many European countries in the post-War period was characterised by the wide presence of family firms across the Continent. Particularly, in countries like Germany and Italy, family ownership came to be seen as the best guarantee of economic and social development. However, the consensus that family firms are good for growth has come under scrutiny in recent years.

Published: 16 Feb 2015

Management Students Learn from Businesses Born Out of Poverty

A group of executive students from organizations around the world recently visited disadvantaged Indian districts to learn how micro-entrepreneurship is helping transform emerging economies. Witnessing the growth of entrepreneurship in underprivilidged areas first-hand, stduents on the International Masters in Practicing Management (IMPM) visited Myrada, a non-profit organization in Bangalore which helps people generate their own income.

Published: 16 Feb 2015

A Brief History of Decision Making in Business

Sometime in the midst of the last century, Chester Barnard, a retired telephone executive and author of the Functions of the Executive, imported the term "decision making" from the lexicon of public administration in to the business world. There it began to replace narrower descriptors such as "resource allocation" and "policy making". ... So Barnard -- and such later theorists as James March, Herbert Simon and Henry Mintzberg -- laid the foundation for the study of managerial decision making.

Published: 16 Feb 2015

Technology Vision for Radical Innovation and Its Impact on Early Success

Authors:Reid, S. E., Roberts, D. and Moore, K.

Publication: Journal of Product Innovation Management, Forthcoming.

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Published: 16 Feb 2015

Coevolution in Management Fashion: An Agent-Based Model of Consultant-Driven Innovation

Authors: David Strang, Robert J. David, and Saeed Akhlaghpour

Publication: The University of Chicago Press

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Published: 6 Feb 2015

Cuba moves could drive Canadian tourism

Cuba has always held a certain allure for the traveller: the music, the food, the beaches and even the cigars.
... McGill University business professor Karl Moore said that while Canadian sun seekers won’t likely feel an immediate impact from the news, he expects U.S. companies will begin to think about investing there.

Read full article: Our Windsor, December 17, 2014

Published: 20 Jan 2015

The bitter truth about entrepreneurial success

If you have taken a class in entrepreneurship recently from the top business schools of the world, chances are that many of the lessons taught were not based on sound knowledge. Worse, it is likely that some of the content was nothing but platitudes, good wishes, or simply illusions: mediocre knowledge sold at the price of gold.

Published: 20 Jan 2015

2014, année mouvementée pour nombre d'entreprises québécoises

Plusieurs entreprises québécoises ont connu une année mouvementée en 2014; si certaines ont réalisé d'importantes acquisitions, d'autres ont procédé à des suppressions d'emplois massives, se sont départies d'actifs et ont même mis fin à leurs activités.
... «L'entreprise anticipait des millions de dollars en revenus pour la CSeries et ils ont finalement dépensé beaucoup plus que prévu», fait remarquer Karl Moore, professeur associé en stratégie et leadership à l'Université McGill.

Published: 20 Jan 2015

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