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Feudalism and Macroeconomic Cannibalism

Usman W. Chohan has an MBA from McGill University in Global Strategy and Leadership (2014). He has served as a consultant at the World Bank Institute (WBI) and as Special Situations Analyst in the Global Equities team at Natcan Investment Management.

Published: 29 May 2015

SEI Impact Interns – 2015 Cohort Announced

MDIIM is pleased to announce the Social Economy Initiative’s Impact Internship cohort for the 2015 year. The SEI Impact Internship Program pairs top undergraduate students who offer various skills and managerial support with social-purpose organizations (i.e. non-profits and social enterprises) for ten weeks over the summer.

Published: 14 May 2015

Mountain Lake Journal (Business Edition)

Dr. Karl Moore from McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management joins us at the roundtable to discuss his Hot Cities Tour with students, the impact of the weaker Loonie on cross-border tourism, and the closing of Target stores across Canada. 

Published: 6 May 2015

Faut-il revoir la formation des managers algériens ?

Non seulement les formations en management offertes en Algérie ne préparent pas les managers à gérer les hommes, elles leur donnent l’illusion d’un pouvoir qui se révélera fictif sur la maîtrise de leurs affaires.
... Dans son fameux livre paru en 2005, Managers not MBAs1, le grand Henry Mintzberg a frappé un grand coup en démontrant de façon magistrale l’inadéquation des formations offertes dans les MBA classiques avec les réels besoins du management contemporain.

Published: 6 May 2015

MDIIM Faculty Fellow Awarded Grant to Study Flow of Emergency Department Patients through the Continuum of Care

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) would like to congratulate Professor Beste Kucukyazici on her successful application to FRQS - Programme de subvention - Recherches sur l’urgence et le continuum des soins, for her project entitled “Recherchez au-delà des murs de l'unité d'urgence pour les facteurs de retards dans l'unité d'urgence: Modélisation des associations avec l'hôpital et les soins post-aigus et exploration d’interventions prometteuses”.

Published: 5 May 2015

Bombardier's new CEO could be on the hot seat at first annual meeting

Bombardier's new CEO is expected to be on the hot seat next week as he meets for the first time with shareholders who are clamouring for a turnaround plan after enduring a rough year by the struggling transportation giant. After just six weeks on the job, Alain Bellemare is unlikely to be blamed for the company's poor financial performance, which drove its shares down 45 per cent in the past year and 66 per cent since 2011. 

Published: 4 May 2015

McGill athletes of the year McNicoll and Sylla initiated as honourary Calgarians at 2015 BLG awards

Two student-athletes from McGill University -- basketball star Mariam Sylla and hockey player Cedric McNicoll -- were initiated as honourary Calgarians on Sunday. The dynamic duo are representing the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec among eight national finalists for the 23rd annual BLG Awards.

Read full article: McGill Athletics, May 3, 2015

Published: 4 May 2015

Making a Competitive Difference by Embracing Digital Technologies

Hamidreza Mafi is a strategy consultant at Accenture Inc, and is aligned to Enterprise Architecture and Application Strategy practice. He has completed his MBA studies with concentrations in Strategy and Finance from McGill University, and holds a Master of Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from University of Ottawa.

Published: 1 May 2015

Geostrategic Location and the Economic Center of Gravity of the World

Usman W. Chohan has an MBA from McGill University in Global Strategy and Leadership (2014). He has served as a consultant at the World Bank Institute (WBI) and as Special Situations Analyst in the Global Equities team at Natcan Investment Management.



“Use History as a Mirror, and you will see the rise and fall [of nations]”

– Excerpt from Eulogy to Wei Zheng, Chancellor of the Tang Dynasty


Published: 1 May 2015

Meet the HR Influencers: Melissa Sonberg

Driving Transformative Change

Throughout her 30-year career, Melissa Sonberg has been a driving force for transformative change. Never one toshy away from a challenge, her career path has immersed her in the corporate, nonprofit and academic sectors, touching on many aspects of human resources along the way.

Today, Sonberg is executive in residence/ adjunct professor at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management.

Published: 30 Apr 2015

Risk Management and the Game-Changing Role It Can Play for Green Chemistry

On March 3rd, 2015, Professor Steve Maguire, Director of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), and Professor of Strategy & Organization in the Desautels Faculty of Management, presented as an invited lecturer at UCLA’s Global Business and Policy Forum. The event, focused on “Business, Law & Green Chemistry”, was jointly hosted by the Center for Global Management (UCLA Anderson School of Management) and the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy (UCLA School of Law).

Published: 29 Apr 2015

A New Dean for the Desautels Faculty of Management: Professor Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou

Message from Professor Anthony C. Masi, Provost

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou as the next Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management, beginning 1 September 2015.

Prof. Bajeux-Besnainou’s appointment was made Tuesday, 28 April 2015 by McGill’s Board of Governors, following the recommendation of a committee that conducted an international search for top candidates.

Published: 29 Apr 2015

De commis à président de la SAQ

Le regard d'Alain Brunet s'illumine lorsqu'il parle de vin et de commerce de détail. L'homme se passionne pour ces sujets depuis qu'il a décroché son premier emploi à la SAQ, il y a 34 ans.

Read full article: Argent Canoe, April 27, 2015

Published: 29 Apr 2015

Bringing a world of expertise to would-be exporters

Omar Allam was just 32 years old and already he’d climbed a significant portion of the steep government bureaucracy ladder at the Foreign Affairs Department.

Published: 29 Apr 2015

Being busy: Blights and beatitudes

Focus means concentrated attention. It refers to conscious and intentional actions by a person to achieve a particular objective. One needs discipline to overcome tendencies to deviate. It is easier said than done with regard to maintaining focus. 

... It is easier said than done with regard to maintaining focus. Henry Mintzberg, a veteran management scholar discussed this in his book, The Nature of Managerial Work. Managers must typically work on a variety of tasks simultaneously and rely on their colleagues to complete a job.

Published: 29 Apr 2015

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