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Alain Pinsonneault: frequent little promotions work best for IT employee retention

It’s a vicious cycle: Companies cut back on promotions to try to minimize big salary loads, but more promotions keep employees around longer. According to a piece at incentiveandmotivation.com, the answer could be more frequent, but smaller, promotions.

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Published: 15 Sep 2017

Pokémon Go and the fortunes of local businesses

According to Les Affaires, a study partly authored by Desautels Professor Warut Khern-am-nuai looks at whether or not the augmented reality game Pokémon Go affects local businesses.

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Published: 24 Aug 2017

McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA offers yearly aboriginal scholarship

Every year, the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program offers a $50,000 scholarship for aboriginal managers. The first recipient of the scholarship was Mi’kmaq urban councillor Manon Jeanotte in 2014. Her EMBA experience prompted her to make a successful run for chief of the Gespeng Mik’maq Nation in 2015.

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Published: 29 May 2017

Jui Ramaprasad appointed Associate Editor of MISQ

Jui Ramaprasad, Associate Professor in Information Systems was recently appointed Associate Editor of the Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), a top management journal.

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Published: 16 May 2017

Warut Khern-am-nuai awarded 2017 FRQSC New Academics Grant

Warut Khern-am-nuai, Assistant Professor in information Systems was recently awarded a 2017 FRQSC New Academics Grant for his project "L’impact du système de questions et réponses sur les plateformes en ligne / The Impact of Questions and Answers on Product Sales”.

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Published: 15 May 2017

Research into project team makeup arrives at surprising conclusion

A research paper authored in part by Desautels Professor and Canada Research Chair in Technology, Management, and Healthcare Samer Faraj compared the traditional management style (where the most experienced person is in charge) with the more self-driving teams that are a hallmark of agile systems development.

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Published: 12 May 2017

Demand and Revenue Impacts of an Opaque Channel: Evidence from the Airline Industry

Authors: Nelson F. Granados, Kunsoo Han, Dan Zhang

Publication: Production and Operations Management, Forthcoming

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Published: 9 May 2017

Diversity is big on campus

As the world becomes ever more diversified and globalized, it’s  time for the C-suite to reflect that reality. At the head of the pack, the joint McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program has aimed to keep its classes as diverse as possible. There is a fellowship in place for nominations from the non-profit space, and another for aboriginals. The program also takes advantage of conferences to reach out to women and entrepreneurs.

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Published: 21 Apr 2017

Desautels case competition team lands unexpected prize

An undergraduate team from Desautels came home from a case competition in Portugal with an invite to go back for a month-long project aimed at making the city of Porto more attractive to startups. The prize is doubly sweet, as neither the team nor the officials saw it coming. Team member Aarushi Kumar says that “It was not something we were expecting and it was not something the organizers were expecting to do, either.”

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Published: 17 Mar 2017

Alain Pinsonneault leads IS research for 2016

Congratulations to Professor Alain Pinsonneault who has placed first in the world for research productivity in his field by the Association for Information Systems (AIS). The ranking is conducted annually to assess the research output of Information Technology scholars and is based on a weighted score that accounts for the number of authors on a single paper....

Published: 6 Mar 2017

A typology of user liability to IT addiction

Authors: Vaghefi, I., Lapointe, L., Boudreau-Pinsonneault, C.

Publication: Information Systems Journal 

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Published: 23 Feb 2017

Student events and the McGill context

The McGill context can be a make-or-break thing when it comes to the University’s ability to take disciplinary action in the case of breach of the Code of Student Conduct at an event that is only peripherally McGill-related. In the latest McGill Tribune, Dean of Students Christopher Buddle points out that events held off-campus by faculty student societies (which are separate legal entities) may not be McGill jurisdiction.

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Published: 23 Feb 2017

Special Section Introduction—Online Community as Space for Knowledge Flows

Authors: Faraj, S., Krogh, G., Monteiro, E., Lakhani, K.R.

Publication: Information Systems Research 

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Published: 10 Feb 2017

Matters of visuality in legitimation practices: Dual iconographies in a meeting room

Authors: Vaujany, F.X., Vaast, E. 

Publication: Organization 

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Published: 30 Jan 2017

Monetizing Freemium Communities: Does Paying for Premium Increase Social Engagement?

Authors: Bapna, R., Ramaprasad , J., Umyarov , A.

Publication: MISQ 

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Published: 11 Jan 2017

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