FOR well over a century, people have predicted that technology will make business travel obsolete.
... Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, the dean of Desautels, a Canadian business school, says a big part of her job is scouring the world for potential benefactors. “When you are asking someone for money it is better to do it in person,” she observes. Some firms also use foreign jaunts as a reward for high-performing staff.
Over the weekend after the terrorist attacks in Paris, the email cancellations started to come in at the Travel Network Corp., a company with offices in Toronto in Montreal that offers “bespoke travel for the luxury sector.”
... Dr. Ken Lester, a professor at the Desautels faculty of management at McGill University, noted that the Paris stock market barely flickered overall on Monday. Longer-term, investors, however, may be deterred by the city’s changing risks.
Nicholas Reichenbach believes in letting the ideas flow.
Similarly, Alexander Kalil, a former portfolio manager in his 70s who teaches at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal, encourages MBA students to take an open-minded approach to business creation.
Read full article: The Globe and Mail, November 16, 2015
To thine own self be true?: Facades of conformity, values incongruence, and the magnifying impact of leader integrity
Authors: Burnett, M., Dumas, T., Hewlin, P.
Publication: Academy of Management
(Tentative Date) A variety of workshops offered on this day will provide you with plenty of tips and advice to sharpen your study skills.
Take advantage of this opportunity to get a head start on your academic preparedness!
Please join us for the 2015 F.R. Scott Lecture, Journalism's New (Unlikely) Golden Age, by Jonathan Kay, Editor-In-Chief of The Walrus magazine.
On November 13, 2015, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) and the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship co-sponsored a half-day workshop on social entrepreneurship. Entitled “Social Entrepreneurship: Designing your career, your enterprise, and your impact”, the event featured a broad range of attendees – from those new to the concept of entrepreneurship to established entrepreneurs.
Little Liars: Children’s Developing Concept of Truth and Lies and the Implications for Child Witness Testimony
Recently, Dr. Victoria Talwar’s 4-year-old was caught standing in suspicious circumstances. He was hiding behind the pantry door, but when questioned about what he was doing, he took on an air of complete innocence. “Were you eating one of the cookies?” –one of the forbidden cookies that he had been told he could not have. The 4-year-old shook his head “No!” but there was a chocolate smear around his lips. When questioned about these marks on his face, the 4-year-old paused and his mind feverishly searched for a reply. Finally, the answer came in a sigh “Dirt!
Dr. Brigitte Kieffer
Scientific Director, Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
Chair, Monique H. Bourgeois in Pervasive Developmental Disorders