Desautels Faculty of Management news
Desautels MBA students, Alaa Abulhuda, Soeren Klatt, Lauren Merkel and Thomas Weber, took 2nd place at the 7th annual Financial Executives International (FEI) Best in Class Invitational Case Competition held in Toronto from November 15-17, 2012. After placing 4th in 2009 and 3rd in 2010, this is our Faculty’s highest placement thus far at this prestigious competition, which includes the top business schools from across Canada.
Researchers have previously demonstrated that approximately half of the pay gap between men and women (women earn about 20% less) is due to women having a tendency to work in different occupations and industries than men, a phenomenon called “gender segregation.” But what causes this gender segregation?
Governments and corporations can't be relied upon to provide solutions to our biggest problems – instead we must look to ourselves that we face serious problems – poverty amid plenty, the degradation of our physical, social, and economic environments, terrorism by fanatic cells and rogue states, and so on – is clear. But how our established institutions – governments and businesses – deal with them, even when responsive and responsible, is not. We need another way. -Article by Henry Mintzberg
Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Peter McGraw, a professor of Marketing at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, November 6, 2012
Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Hillary Anger Elfenbein, professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Read full transcript: Globe and Mail, October 31, 2012
Academia can be filled with hypotheticals and theoreticals. To make it real, just add money. A growing number of Canadian business schools are implementing investing programs that buy and sell with real dollars, blurring—or eliminating— the divide between campus and Bay Street.
For the 8th consecutive year, McGill University is ranked first in the medical-doctoral category in Maclean’s magazine’s annual issue devoted to Canadian universities. “We are pleased by this recognition, which reflects the outstanding quality and dedication of our faculty, students and staff,” said McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum.
MONTREAL – So maybe it isn’t such a bad idea to run off and join the circus after all. When McGill University bestows honorary degrees at its fall convocation on Oct. 31, one of the recipients will be Daniel Lamarre, president and CEO of Cirque du Soleil. Mr. Lammarre was nominated by Desautels Faculty of Management. Former senator Michael Meighen will also be honoured at the ceremony at Place des Arts.
Le Canada et le Québec accusent un retard important en ce qui a trait à l'effort lié à la R-D et à l'innovation. Comment faire pour maximiser la R-D et s'assurer de faire mieux? Alain Lavoie et William Polushin, deux experts du domaine, répondent. Lire l’article complet: Les Affaires, le 20 octobre 2012
Professor William Polushin discusses with Rex Murphy about whether Canada should allow foreign state-owned companies to buy into Canadian resource industries. Listen to interview (1:47:28): CBC, October 28, 2012
The great historian Marcel Trudel liked to talk about the myths and realities of Quebec's history. On my side, I'll talk about the myths and realities of the international role of Quebec's universities - a key role for the success of Quebec. … Half of McGill's alumni live in Quebec, including many one-time international students who fell in love with Quebec and never left. A good example is Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64, LLD’12), the founder of the Aldo Group, who perhaps you saw recently on Tout le monde en parle.
According to author Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, introverts think first and speak later, a characteristic American companies don't always equate with strong leadership. In some organizations, this leads to a perception gap: the incorrect assumption that an introverted leader has "tuned out" or has backed away from a problem.
Tom Velk and Olivia Gong say the West gains nothing from bashing China. Rather, it should welcome its investment in commodity-producing assets in the form of transparent partnerships. … Tom Velk is a professor of economics and director of the North American Studies programme at McGill University. Olivia Gong is a BCom student in finance and research assistant at McGill.
MBA student Alexis Pradie has been chosen as the recipient of a 1938 Champions Award by the Committee on Enrolment and Student Affairs and the Martlet Foundation. The 1938 Champions Awards were established in 1991 by the surviving members of the 1938 McGill Intercollegiate Champions in football and hockey in memory of their teammates who lost their lives in the service of their country during World War II. Winners of the awards must have not only good academic records but must also have demonstrated leadership through service, dedication and teamwork.
Ottawa, October 22, 2012 - The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2012 Excellence Awards showcasing innovators, leaders, service professionals and emerging stars in our field.