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Why climate change will restrict economic growth

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe & Mail. Today I am delighted to sit down with an American who teaches at Leeds University in the U.K., Timothy Devinney.

Published: 11 Sep 2015

LifeSciences BC announces new Board of Directors leadership at AGM

The Board of Directors of LifeSciences BC announced today at their Annual General Meeting, thatJames P. Hatton Q.C. has been appointed new Chairman of the LifeSciences BC Board of Directors. 

It was also announced that Nancy Harrison, Board of Director member since 2012, will take over as Vice Chair.

Read full article: Money News, September 9, 2015

Published: 11 Sep 2015

新文盲时代(完结篇):你以为的 其实误读了

文盲和半文盲以外,还有一种时代进步的產物「消费文盲」。一般分成两类,一类看不懂品牌背后的內涵,靠价位获得优越感;第二类则崇尚无標籤。新时代文盲或称全球文盲(Global Illiteracy),指的並不是读不懂文字,而是「误读」语言或文化。
... EMBA是用公款消费的Easy MBA(商管硕士在职班),人人爭著上课,为的是迅速累积社交资源,高校纷纷开办EMBA课程,意在谋「財」而非「才」。套用国际知名管理学大师亨利明茨伯格(Henry Mintzberg)的话:「EMBA和MBA的区別在于,招收更有经验的学员,

Read full article: Oriental Daily News, September 11, 2015

Published: 11 Sep 2015

Now Accepting Applications for the Integrated Management Student Projects Fund (IMSPF)

The most important challenges faced by society and managers in contemporary organizations, be they private, public or not-for-profit, are closely related. They do not respect disciplinary boundaries and cannot be adequately tackled with knowledge from just one management function or university faculty. The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM)’s mandate is to address these challenges by developing an integrated approach to management - one that breaks down disciplinary barriers, embraces multiple perspectives and encourages holistic thinking about organizations.

Published: 9 Sep 2015

Henry Mintzberg: Social learning for social impact

Global’s Elysia Bryan-Baynes speaks to Professor Henry Mintzberg on his new “Social Learning for Social Impact” course at McGill University, which aims to inspire social change to create a positive and sustainable impact on the world.

Watch the interview: Global News, September 8, 2015

Published: 9 Sep 2015

Women in Business — Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou is the first female dean of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. She joined the Canadian business school on September 1st, having spent 21 years at George Washington University in the US in a number of roles, including associate dean for undergraduate programmes. Before this, she taught at Essec Business School in France.

Read full article: Financial Times, September 6, 2015

Published: 9 Sep 2015

Une troisième génération à la barre du Riôtel Matane

Riôtel Group confirms the arrival of the third generation of the family to Rioux direction Riôtel Matane. En effet, Marie-Frédérik Rioux occupe maintenant les fonctions de directrice de l’établissement. L’hôtel compte 120 chambres, un spa, deux piscines, le restaurant Cargo et six salles de réunions complètement rénovées. 

Published: 9 Sep 2015

Currency flows and flaws: Brenner

This op-ed is written by Reuven Brenner, the Repap Chair at McGill University’s Desautels faculty of Management. 

Much has been written on the “Dutch Disease” – how countries relying on their natural resources often fall on hard times, failing to develop. A Chinese observer, Laozi, in 81 BC had this to say: “A country is never as poor as when it seems filled with riches” (in Yan Tie Lun, A Discourse on Salt and Iron).  Only these days, the natural riches are oil (in Canada, Norway, Russia, Middle East) and in Australia, iron ore.

Published: 9 Sep 2015

MDIIM Student Associates Program: Call for 2015-16 Applications

Full-time Desautels students are invited to apply to the 2015-16 MDIIM Student Associates Program. Each fall, a select few MBA and BCom students receive an award of $5,000 and become formally affiliated with MDIIM for a one-year term.

Published: 2 Sep 2015

MDIIM Associate Director Awarded 2015 Best Published Paper in Organization and Management Theory

MDIIM Associate Director, Professor Saku Mantere, was recently awarded the 2015 Best Published Paper in Organization and Management Theory for his paper "The contraction of meaning: The combined effect of communication, emotions and materiality on sensemaking in the Stockwell shooting” with co-authors Joep P. Cornelissen and Eero Vaara. Click here to view the award winning paper. 

Published: 2 Sep 2015

Why impact investors don’t mind negative returns

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe & Mail. Today I am sitting down with James Tansey from the University of British Columbia.

Published: 27 Aug 2015

Restaurant Week Kicks Off Today!

Cornwall's best chefs have gone all out to create some unique meals for Restaurant Week, a five-day celebration of Cornwall’s vibrant culinary scene.
... Born and raised in Cornwall, Sebastien (Mani) Manigat has over 10 years of hospitality, marketing and event management experience. A recent graduate of McGill's MBA program, Mani has also completed the Restaurant Management program at the French Culinary Institute in New York City. 

Published: 27 Aug 2015

How a few ‘spoiler’ seats could topple the Conservatives

Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University and the author of Rebalancing Society (2015)

This is written on behalf of Canada’s silenced majority – those of us who care deeply about our country but have been shut out by a government of micromanaged dogma. We consider Canada to be a nation of decency and balance, but for years we have been getting nastiness and bullying, alongside disrespect for basic democratic institutions.

Published: 27 Aug 2015

What the Chinese stock bust and US productivity decline have in common

Though it was recently announced that productivity in the US rose 1.3% from the previous quarter, Alan Greenspan is worried about the collapse in productivity: “I think it’s the most serious problem that confronts not only the United States but the world at large and more exactly the developed world especially. American productivity is not significantly different from zero growth in the last 6 or 8 quarters. 
... Reuven Brenner holds the Repap Chair at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. The article draws on his Force of Finance (2001).

Published: 27 Aug 2015

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