Desautels Faculty of Management

Jody Mitiche talks to us about her rewarding experience at the McGill Executive Institute

Ongoing training is essential when it comes to professional development—whether it’s provided in the workplace or at an academic institution like the McGill Executive Institute. For Jody Mitiche, Service Delivery Director at telecommunications company Ericsson, professional development is essential when it comes to advancing her career and taking on new challenges at work.

Classified as: McGill Executive Institute, Mini-MBA
Published on: 12 Jan 2018

In contrast to the traditional Baby Boomer mindset of "never apologize, never explain,” Professor Karl Moore delves into the millennial expectation of apologies and explanations.

Read more in The Globe & Mail

Classified as: Karl Moore, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 10 Jan 2018

We welcome Mr. Benoit Lacoste Bienvenue, Partner, National Service Line Leader, Canadian Corporate Tax at KPMG Canada to the Desautels International Advisory Board.

Benoit is a partner in International and M&A Tax, in the Montreal office, and the National Leader for Canadian Corporate Tax, with over 16 years of experience in complex cross border tax structuring, M&A transactions, financing and restructuring transactions.

Classified as: Benoit Lacoste Bienvenue, International advisory board
Published on: 10 Jan 2018

The “Distances in Organizations” workshop will be hosted by McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal on May 11-12, 2018.

Classified as: Jean-Nicolas Reyt, Organizational Behaviour
Published on: 9 Jan 2018

With the holidays just around the corner, McGill has released its popular McGill Reads holiday list.

Now in its fifth edition, the latest list features a wide variety of books, from the classics and new releases, to sci-fi and biographies.

Discover the page-turners that Dean Isabelle Bajeux and other members of the McGill community are hoping to be reading over the break.

Published on: 20 Dec 2017

Are you leading research that promotes Active Health?

Apply for a chance to be recognized

McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management and the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) are pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2018 Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.

Classified as: McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics, Laurette Dube
Published on: 20 Dec 2017

Arianne Phosphate Inc. has named Dominique Bouchard (IMPM’00) as executive chair of its board of directors. Mr. Bouchard has been a member of the company’s board since 2013 and his new position follows his previous role as executive vice-chair.

Mr. Bouchard has also been vice-rector of Resources between 2014 and 2017 at the Université du Quebec in Chicoutimi, and has acquired 33 years of experience in Alcan and Rio Tinto organizations, having most recently served as president of Rio Tinto Quebec Iron & Titanium until his retirement in May, 2013.

Classified as: International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM), IMPM Alumni
Published on: 19 Dec 2017

Bombardier and Boeing are readying to make their cases in front of a major trade tribunal over the proposed 300 per cent tariffs on the C-Series planes.

According to Desautels Professor Karl Moore, Boeing will likely struggle to convince the US International Trade Commission to impose such heavy duties, as there is no tenable evidence that the C-Series, an order they did not even compete for, harmed Boeing’s business.

Classified as: Karl Moore, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 19 Dec 2017

Assessing the risks that toxic chemicals pose to natural ecosystems is a major challenge, but the task is expected to become less daunting thanks to a new tool, referred to as EcoToxChip, which is being developed by McGill University researchers, including Desautels Professor Steve Maguire.

The $9.6 million initiative is one of 13 applied research projects selected to receive funding from Genome Canada.

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Classified as: Steve Maguire, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 19 Dec 2017

An article authored by Paul Chipperton (MBA’04), lecturer in strategic innovation, entrepreneurship, and marketing at Smith School of Business, cautions that organizations, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s), should be wary about integrating so-called organizational misfits, as it risks putting the company in peril.

Rather than investing valuable time and resources into finding ways for them to mesh better with the organization, it is best to let them go instead, says Chipperton.

Classified as: Master of Business Administration (MBA), MBA Alumni
Published on: 19 Dec 2017

Following a number of episodes that exposed the ethical dubiousness of certain business practices, including the housing crash of 2008, some have wondered whether business school education is partly to blame.

However, a survey of some of today’s business programs shows a step in the right direction, with corporate social responsibility taking front and center in the curriculum.

Indeed, while millennials are generally pro-business, many believe that big corporations could be doing more to address social ills.

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 19 Dec 2017

District m, co-founded by Jean-François Côté, is a digital advertising agency that develops technological platforms to help advertisers target their audiences more effectively.

Having experienced considerable growth over the last five years, they recognise that much of their success is owed to their employees.

With their sights set on the future, the company continues to invest heavily in professional development, with three members of their team currently pursuing their MBA studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Classified as: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 15 Dec 2017

Suzannah Raff (BCom’92) is paving the way in the beauty industry’s natural deodorant boom.

As Cleo&Coco, her aluminum-free deodorant line, reaches new heights, she recently sat down to talk about the trials and tribulations of launching a new beauty product.

Along the way, she discusses the frustrations of waiting for major brand expansion, how to survive packaging hiccups, and the importance of giving back.

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Classified as: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni
Published on: 15 Dec 2017

In response to Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg’s oft-quoted assertion that that no direct link exists between leadership education and business success, an article for HR Magazine argues that business schools can indeed prepare the leaders of tomorrow to thrive in the wake of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 15 Dec 2017