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A rare pleasure: praise comes seldom for older workers

For young workers just starting their careers, praise from their superiors can be a real boost. But, as Desautels Professor Karl Moore says in a recent piece for Forbes, professional praise dries up when they enter their 40s and 50s, since professional excellence becomes a given. Interviews that Professor Moore has conducted with senior-level professionals show this to be almost universal....

Published: 24 Mar 2017

The Colorblind Crowd: Founder Race and Performance in Crowdfunding

Authors: Younkin, P., Kuppuswamy, V.

Publication: Management Science


Published: 22 Mar 2017

The Paradox of Breadth: The Tension between Experience and Legitimacy in the Transition to Entrepreneurship

Authors: Kacperczyk, A., Younkin, P.

Publication: Administrative Science Quarterly


Published: 22 Mar 2017

Au programme, développement personnel et ouverture d’esprit

Learning through sharing in the IMPM 

Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg criticized the failures of MBAs in his 2004 book, Managers Not MBAs. And if that was his initial volley on the subject, then the International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) is his manifesto....

Published: 21 Mar 2017

Karl Moore talks Hot Cities

For reading week, Desautels Associate Professor Karl Moore took a group of students on the ninth edition of the Hot Cities of the World Tour, which is an annual trip that gives 30 McGill undergrads and alumni a close-up view of the cities and towns powering some of the world’s fastest-emerging economies.

Published: 21 Mar 2017

Mal aimé en France, le MBA cherche toujours son identité

The MBA seeks its place in France

To many, an MBA is the springboard for a successful business career — but not so in France, where MBA holders in the 120 top executive suites dropped from 37 per cent in 2011 to 21 per cent in 2015.

Published: 21 Mar 2017

Desautels brings sustainability to the fore

An interdisciplinary specialization offered by the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), in conjunction with the McGill School of Environment and the Department of Geography, is giving business students a head start in the increasingly sustainability-concerned business world.

Published: 20 Mar 2017

SNC-Lavalin CEO on strategy, communication and excellence

SNC-Lavalin CEO Neil Bruce sat down with Desautels Associate Professor Karl Moore to discuss what it takes to keep a major engineering firm with 40,000 workers humming — and crucially, to get his vision out across the whole organization. One of the biggest factors is straight-up communication....

Published: 20 Mar 2017

McGill Hot Cities Tour gives students a taste of Asia

For the ninth McGill Hot Cities tour, Desautels Associate Professor Karl Moore brought 40 students to Hong Kong, then Palawan and Manila in the Philippines to observe some of Asia’s strongest growing economies....

Published: 20 Mar 2017

Atypic : agence dévouée au développement du secteur pluriel

A commitment to change: nonprofits, business sense and research in action

Atypic’s founder, Pascal Lépine (EMBA’12) credits a meeting with Henry Mintzberg with giving him the kick he needed to pursue a life in the non-profit sector. His agency aims to work with NGOs, co-ops and other organizations, as well as to spread the word about how important the sector is....

Published: 16 Mar 2017

Leadership lessons for today and tomorrow

A recent post on Changeboard examines what leadership will mean for coming generations, seen through the lens of Brexit and Trump in the world today. The piece throws the question to leading business departments from around the world.

Published: 16 Mar 2017

Bombardier shaken by corruption allegations in Sweden

As Bombardier’s Swedish office is rocked by allegations of collusion, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that Canadian companies operating abroad must operate in good faith, but that the case shouldn’t affect Ottawa’s recent $372.5-million loan to the company to fund the CSeries and Global 7000 projects.

Published: 14 Mar 2017

Porter Airlines’ CEO talks growth

Porter Airlines CEO Robert Deluce knows a thing or two about airlines. His father was a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, his parents started an airline in Ontario after World War II, and the whole family worked there at some point. Deluce himself got his pilot’s license while attending high school in Toronto.

Published: 13 Mar 2017

Another successful Hot Cities of the World Tour

March 5th, 2017 marked the conclusion of the ninth edition of Professor Karl Moore’s Hot Cities of the World Tour, which afforded thirty McGill students from across the University the opportunity to travel to Manila, Palawan and Hong Kong over reading week.

Published: 6 Mar 2017

Getting Canadian Entrepreneurs to the next level: the BDC and success

Canada, according to Business Development Bank of Canada chief Michael Denham, is way behind the curve when it comes to scaling small businesses up to the all-important medium-sized company category, which is where most of the innovating and exporting happens. And Denham knows his business. Before becoming President and CEO of the BDC, he held executive and management positions at AquaTerra Corp, Accenture, CGI and Bombardier.

Published: 6 Mar 2017