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HBO Financial Services joins Peak

Peak Financial Group is continuing to expand, as HBO Financial Services joins forces with Peak Insurance Services, after an eight-year partnership. Founded in 1997, by James Hindley, Larry Barakett and Boris Ozbalt, HBO is a boutique Managing General Agency, catering to a group of advisors working predominantly in the high net worth markets in Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Read article here: Investment Executive, February 18, 2015

Published: 6 Mar 2015

Part-funded MBAs keeping lawyers content in roles

A number of the Silver and Magic Circle law firms are offering to part fund MBAs as a method of retaining their top performers, according to recruitment firm Legal Professionals. The legal recruitment specialist revealed that firms have become increasingly creative with their retention methods in an effort to prevent talent with three to five years’ experience from moving on. One way of doing this is to tap into the growing trend of some lawyers who are looking to develop wider business skills.

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

Students, Professors are Crafting a New Social Business Curricula

In the fall of 2014, the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University began offering one of the first programs of its kind in Canada. Driven largely by student input and faculty collaboration, the concentration in Social Business and Enterprise is intended for students interested in harnessing the not-for-profit, civil and for-profit sectors to tackle social issues.

Published: 6 Mar 2015

CP Rail strike ends as two sides agree to arbitration


Roughly 3,300 striking engineers and conductors at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. are headed back to work, but experts say serial government intervention is making future strikes more likely. The workers abruptly ended a two-day strike Monday, after CP and the Teamsters union agreed to arbitration, just as the federal government was poised to order them back on the job.
... “It chills bargaining,” explained Robert Paul Hebdon, an organizational behaviour professor at McGill University’s Desautels business school. “It becomes institutionalized.”

Published: 6 Mar 2015

Attention BCom U2 Students ONLY – Apply to the BCom Mentoring Program 2015-2016

If you did not apply for the exclusive BCom Mentoring Program while in your U2, you now have the opportunity to apply for the 2015-2016 year

Published: 6 Mar 2015

Desautels BCom Students Take 1st Place at CBS CC 2015

A Desautels undergraduate student case team composed of Lara Ballantyne, Jaylen Gadhia, Rachel Kirby and Sami Zubair took 1st place at the 14th annual Copenhagen Business School Case Competition (CBS CC) held February 22 to 27, 2015. 

Published: 2 Mar 2015

Call for Nominations: Desautels Faculty of Management Distinguished Teaching Awards

On an annual basis, the Desautels Faculty of Management presents two Distinguished Teaching Awards, one at the undergraduate level and one at the graduate level. All faculty members are eligible for the award.

Along with a wall plaque and certificate presented by the Dean, and recognition at the Spring Convocation, there is also a monetary value associated with the teaching award.

Deadline for Submission: March 20, 2015, 5:00PM

CRITERIA

The purpose of the award is to honor excellence in teaching which can be reflected through a combination of

Published: 27 Feb 2015

An eye for efficiency

A new strategy leads to the improvement of cataract surgery 

Published: 25 Feb 2015

Pierre Beaudoin steps down as chief in dramatic Bombardier shakeup

In a dramatic shakeup at family controlled Bombardier Inc., Pierre Beaudoin is stepping down as president and chief executive officer while his father, Laurent, is retiring as chairman and there are plans afoot for the possible sale of some business units.
Former United Technologies Corp. executive Alain Bellemare is set to replace Pierre Beaudoin – who held the CEO position for 6 1/2 years – on Friday and Pierre Beaudoin will become executive chairman of Bombardier.
 

Published: 16 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

Professor Sujata Madan, McGill University

Written by Professor Sujata Madan

Career Change – How can an MBA help?
There are generally two types of career change sought out by MBAs—a complete switch of role and industry, or a move within the same field.

Published: 16 Feb 2015

How technology affects our search for love

Love in the digital era has changed many aspects of romance in our times. Richard Dagenais chats with Jui Ramaprasad, Assistant Professor at the Information Systems, Desautels Faculty of Management about how online dating sites have impacted the search for "love".
 
Watch full interview: Yahoo News Canada, February 10, 2014

Published: 16 Feb 2015

Can Pharrell, Bono and other Davos regulars really change the world?

The Globe’s roundup of research from business schools.
... Social media efforts prove good for a firm’s bottom line

Published: 16 Feb 2015

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