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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.

 

以史为鉴,可以知兴替

“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 January 2016.

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

Desautels wins Canadian Brandstorm for the second year in a row!

Congratulations to Maripaz Fernández, Marianne El Yordy Morera and Juan de los Santos who will be headed to Paris to compete at L’Oreal’s Brandstorm finals on June 18 in Paris.

Published: 8 Apr 2015

Internship Opportunity with the Social Economy Initiative in partnership with the McGill Quartier de l’Innovation

The Social Economy Initiative in partnership with the McGill Quartier de l’Innovation (QI) team invites McGill student (graduate and undergraduate) applications to a part-time 6-month internship developing a case study on McGill’s partnership and involvement with the Salon 1861 (Gestion immobilière Quo Vadis). 

The project will be co-supervised by Desautels Professors Emmanuelle Vaast and Ruthanne Huising with support from Ms. Isabelle Péan of the McGill QI team.

Published: 2 Apr 2015

Health Initiative Hosts MD MBA Alumni Event

In November 2014, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Managment (MDIIM)'s Health Initiative hosted its first formal MD MBA Alumni event. Entitled "Technology and Innovation in Health Management: MD-MBA Alumni Share their Experience", the full day event featured opening remarks by Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, CEO of the Jewish General Hospital, and presentations by alumni Dr. Sacha Bhatia, Dr. Ilan Shahin and Dr. John Machado.

Published: 1 Apr 2015

McGill program empowers women in Japan

Yo Omata is an ambitious woman. At 36, she is a medical science liaison with a U.S. pharmaceutical company in Tokyo, a job that perfectly complements her professional experience as a scientist with a PhD in dentistry.

Now, with a brand new MBA from the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University’s Japan program, her sights are firmly set on the C-suite.

It’s a goal she feels is a real possibility despite Japan’s stubbornly poor track record in promoting women to managerial or executive positions.

Published: 30 Mar 2015

Nancy Adler among Top 30 Global Gurus for 2015

Professor Nancy J. Adler has been ranked #23 in the leadership professionals category in the 2015 Global Gurus Ranking.

Published: 27 Mar 2015

Ce Québec qui Aspire


À l’époque, l’histoire n’a pas fait grand bruit. Tout a débuté en 2012, lorsque cinq étudiants de l’Université McGill ont déposé leur candidature au Hult Prize. Connaissez-vous le Hult Prize ? Il s’agit d’un prestigieux concours international en entrepreneuriat social, notamment soutenu par Bill Clinton et Muhammad Yunus. Il permet au gagnant de remporter une bourse de 1 M$ US.

Published: 20 Mar 2015

Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry Case Competition Promotes Cross-Faculty Collaboration

On January 16-17, 2015, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), CREATE in Green Chemistry, and the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED), jointly hosted a workshop and case competition on Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry.

Published: 16 Mar 2015

Insider Trading Investigators Have a Blind Spot

Over the past year, a record 266 companies have spun off divisions in a trend bankers are calling “Spinmania.” If history is any guide, about 35 of those deals will have leaked undetected to inside traders.

A new study by a team of finance professors suggests one in eight corporate spinoffs and divestments in the U.S. between 1996 and the end of 2013 was preceded by suspicious trading in options markets. The Securities and Exchange Commission hasn’t brought a single case relating to such trading then or since, according to the report, due to be published later this month. 

Published: 16 Mar 2015

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