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Companies are spending more on sending their staff out to win deals

Fri, 2015-11-20 09:49

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.

Source Site: /desautels

Paris attacks spark concerns in tourism sector: ‘They are cancelling their trips’

Fri, 2015-11-20 09:43

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.

Source Site: /desautels

Why this serial entrepreneur finally went back to school

Fri, 2015-11-20 09:41

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

Source Site: /desautels

To thine own self be true?: Facades of conformity, values incongruence, and the magnifying impact of leader integrity

Fri, 2015-11-20 09:30

Authors: Burnett, M., Dumas, T., Hewlin, P.

PublicationAcademy of Management

Source Site: /desautels

Journalism's New (Unlikely) Golden Age - With Jonathan Kay, The Walrus

Tue, 2015-12-08 17:30 - 19:00
Chancellor Day Hall : Maxwell Cohen Moot Court (NCDH 100), 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

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.

Source Site: /law
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Social Entrepreneurship Workshop: Designing your career, your enterprise, and your impact

Thu, 2015-11-19 16:20

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.

Source Site: /desautels

Little Liars: Children’s Developing Concept of Truth and Lies and the Implications for Child Witness Testimony

Thu, 2015-11-19 14:06

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!

Source Site: /education
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Dr. Brigitte Kieffer "Opioid receptors in addiction and mood disorders: a neurobiology perspective"

Mon, 2015-11-30 12:00 - 13:00
McIntyre Medical Building : Room 1345, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler Montreal Quebec Canada , H3G 1Y6

Dr. Brigitte Kieffer

Scientific Director, Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
Chair, Monique H. Bourgeois in Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Source Site: /pharma
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