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L’EMBA McGill HEC Montréal crée une nouvelle bourse à l’intention des gestionnaires issus des Premières nations du Canada

Montréal, le 2 décembre 2013 — L’EMBA McGill HEC Montréal est heureux d’annoncer la création d’un programme de bourses dédié aux gestionnaires des peuples autochtones du Canada. Chaque année, une bourse d’un montant de 40 000 $ sera octroyée en fonction du mérite. En créant ce programme de bourses, l’EMBA McGill HEC Montréal a pour objectif d’appuyer les gestionnaires issus des peuples autochtones du Canada dans la poursuite de leur parcours académique et leur cheminement professionnel.  

Published on : 02 Dec 2013

The EMBA McGill HEC Montreal Creates a New Scholarship for Indigenous People

The EMBA McGill - HEC Montreal is launching a scholarship program aimed at Canada’s Indigenous population.  Each year, a manager of Indigenous origin will be chosen to receive a $40,000 scholarship. The selection will be based on merit. The McGill - HEC Montreal EMBA program looks for individuals with different but complementary profiles. The diversity of candidates within each cohort is essential to the learning approach of the program. The Indigenous Peoples scholarship will help to further enrich this diversity. 

Published on : 02 Dec 2013

Want to Charge More? Then Explain What You Do More Clearly

What happens when people don’t understand the work you do? Worse still, what happens when your job relies on the input (financial and otherwise) of the public and clients who incorrectly think they understand the nature of your work? Research I conducted in conjunction with researchers at a number of universities analysed just this, and we found that in complex professions such as the legal, nursing, accountancy and architecture sectors, both pay and performance can suffer when clients don’t fully understand a profession. -Article by Heather Vough

Published on : 02 Dec 2013

Une grande première à Montréal: TEDxMontrealWomen aura lieu le 7 décembre

L'évènement TEDxWomen aura lieu pour la première fois à Montréal le samedi 7 décembre 2013 au Cinéma Impérial. Tout comme les évènements TEDx partout dans le monde, TEDxMontrealWomen est une conférence unique dont le but est de partager de nouvelles idées couvrant des sujets variés. Sous le thème « Perturbation positive » TEDxMontrealWomen va essayer de toucher au rôle des hommes et des femmes dans la société, le respect des différences, la mobilisation collective des forces afin de repousser les limites des conventions sociales et se donner le pouvoir de faire des choix.

Published on : 02 Dec 2013

Ahead of the Curve: Recent International Focus in Business Schools Allows Grads to Tackle CETA Head On

This time, they’re ahead of the curve. When major events rock the business world, business schools often review their curriculum to see how, if at all, they can adapt to the changes taking place in the private sector. ... So says Francesca Carrieri, professor of finance at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, who believes the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), will be a positive game-changer for Canadian business, and is unlikely to have the same number of vocal detractors NAFTA did.

Published on : 02 Dec 2013

Sobeys Sees Future Benefits in Quebec Gas Station Deal

A swap of several gas station and corner store locations between Sobeys Quebec and CST Brands will help both companies grow their respective brands in la belle province, the dealmakers said. ... For Martin Qiu, an assistant professor of marketing with the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, the CST-Sobeys swap is a reflection of a growing gas-groceries-convenience trend that is already well underway south of the border.

Published on : 02 Dec 2013

Turning a ‘Black Soul’ Green: How CSR Became a Mainstay of Business Education

“I left Wall Street in 2004 when I decided I had a black soul,” says Stephanie Berger (MBA'06), a McGill Desautels Faculty of Management MBA alumna who is now the senior manager for corporate responsibility and environment at Bell Canada. “I didn’t know much about sustainability back then, but I knew Wall Street wasn’t doing it right.”

Published on : 27 Nov 2013

Talking Management with Karl Moore: How Diversity Can Deflate Bubbles

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Columbia University professor Sheen S. Levine. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, November 26, 2013

Published on : 27 Nov 2013

Forget Pacquiao In Macau, It's Time For Floyd Mayweather To Leave Las Vegas

Last night’s fight between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios interested me from a boxing perspective but its real intrigue was what it suggests might be possible for another man – Floyd Mayweather, Jr. ... This is nothing new – in fact, gambling, centuries ago in Europe, was in the same position that boxing is in today– subsidizing another non-profitable sector.  In their outstanding book A World Of Chance: Betting On Religion, Games, Wall Street, Reuven Brenner, Gabrielle A. Brenner and Aaron Brown write:

Published on : 25 Nov 2013

Target 3Q Income Down by Half; Stung by Costs of Canada Expansion

Target's stock dropped 3.46 percent today after the retailer reported third-quarter net income dropped by nearly half. ... "The retail price in Canada is much higher, compared to the retail price in the U.S.," said Minha Hwang, a management professor at McGill University in Montreal. "The Canadian price is about 20 percent higher compared to the U.S. price." Read full article: MPR News, November 21, 2013

Published on : 22 Nov 2013


Professor Vedat Verter was interviewed by Angela Kokott, host of Calgary Today – CHQR NEWS TALK 770 radio. The interview focused on the protective directive issued by Transport Minister Lisa Raitt requiring rail companies to inform municipalities about the volume and type of hazardous materials being shipped through their jurisdiction. Listen to full interview (choose November 20, 5:00 PM, 47:00): CHQR 770, November 20, 2013

Published on : 21 Nov 2013

Paying Attention to Small Decisions Pays Off?

In continuing my coverage of the ideas of Jeroen De Flander in The Execution Shortcut, let me first introduce the problem of missing prioritization information. It describes a situation in which those responsible for implementing a strategy have to balance two contradictory strategy elements and still make the right decision. In reality, there are many such situations and each gets in the way of successful strategy execution.

Published on : 20 Nov 2013

Talking Management with Karl Moore: How GE Management Practices Have Changed

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Tom Gentile, CEO of GE Healthcare Systems. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, November 19, 2013

Published on : 20 Nov 2013

Premium Drives Dating, Music Engagement, Revs

At the Mapping Mobile Conference at New York University’s Stern School of Business last week, panelists spoke about everything from consumer research to dating sites. One dominant takeaway is that people who are willing to pay for service to reduce advertising will generate a bigger pool of people willing to pay premium. The other grab: more and more subscribing, talking and listening is happening on mobile.

Published on : 20 Nov 2013

Success Is What You Make It

What is success and how do you measure it? The experiences of a diversegroup of workers show how – and how much – they managed to balance career success with family responsibilities. Those who managed to strike the balance defined success on their own terms, had a strong sense of self and wereprepared to make trade-offs.

Published on : 20 Nov 2013