Desautels Faculty of Management

Desautels Professor Patricia Hewlin has been invited to serve as guest editor of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes’ (OBHDP) “Authenticity at Work” issue. Prof. Hewlin was co-author of a study on leader integrity and worker conformity.

OBHDP is one of the Financial Times’ top-50 business journals, and publishes on organizational behaviour and judgement in business.

Classified as: Patricia Hewlin, Organizational Behaviour
Published on: 19 Sep 2017

A piece in the Coshocton Tribune delves into the subject of fall-season beef herds and how to decide whether to cull a female. Pregnancy status can be the determining factor, since caring for a cow can cost $1,000 per year. If a cow isn’t a good bet for breeding, it might be better to sell it off or harvest the meat. Since a cow isn’t fully mature until the age of four, good nutrition is crucial for cows that are being aimed at breeding while they are themselves still developing.

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

A recent Huffington Post article talks about how the old credo of “doing well by doing good” is becoming more integral to business, and quotes Desautels Professor Nancy Adler that we can no longer “create financially successful companies and an equitable … sustainable world by simply applying yesterday’s approaches to business.” The piece goes on to describe how the Ashoka U initiative is bringing these next-gen business concepts to colleges and universities to light the social-innovation fire at the campus leve

Classified as: Nancy Adler, Organizational Behaviour
Published on: 19 Sep 2017

Canadian Business’ Profit 500 ranking is out, and two companies led by McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA alumni are on it. Atypic is a Montreal-based professional-services firm that works with organizations in the plural sector, and is headed by President Pascal Lépine (EMBA’12).

Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 15 Sep 2017

At the inaugural session for the Université de Montréal Law faculty’s 2017-18 school year, Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens extended a warm welcome to the new and returning students, then invited Cogeco Connexion’s VP Legal Affairs, Chief Privacy Officer, and Desautels alumna Caroline Dignard (EMBA'10) to the podium to deliver the annual speech.

Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 15 Sep 2017

A recent piece in Le monde du droit announces that French business law firm Bersay & Associés has brought Thibault Lasserre (MBA'07) on board as an associate. Mr Lasserre concentrates on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. Before joining Bersay & Associés, he advised several corporations about international mergers, acquisitions and spinoffs; and worked at Law firms such as Veil Jourde, Coudert Brothers and Jones Day.

Classified as: Masters in Business Administration (MBA), MBA Alumni
Published on: 15 Sep 2017

The McGill Reporter’s summer photos gallery is now live, and features shots from far-off locales as well as spots that are close to home. From McGillians waiting to watch the recent solar eclipse atop the Grand Teton, to a street festival in Grenada, the photos show that the McGill Family really gets around between semesters.

Published on: 15 Sep 2017

It’s a vicious cycle: Companies cut back on promotions to try to minimize big salary loads, but more promotions keep employees around longer. According to a piece at incentiveandmotivation.com, the answer could be more frequent, but smaller, promotions.

Desautels Professor Alain Pinsonneault points to recent research indicating that frequent little promotions help to minimize turnover at IT firms. Also, because the wage increases are minor, the dollar impact of a promotion is not dramatic.

Classified as: Alain Pinsonneault, Information Systems
Published on: 15 Sep 2017

A CTV News piece about the latest developments in Boeing’s complaint against Bombardier states that London is now pressuring the White House because wings for the C Series are made in Northern Ireland, and Ottawa is hinting that its deal to buy $6.3 billion worth of Boeing’s Super Hornet fighters may be up in the air.

Classified as: Karl Moore, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 13 Sep 2017

Joey Adler (EMBA’14) was a successful businesswoman when her husband and business partner died of cancer in 2001. She sat down with HEC Montreal’s Gestion magazine to talk about life without her husband, earning a McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA, and having loss open her up to philanthropy.

Classified as: EMBA Alumni, McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA)
Published on: 12 Sep 2017

Mark “Jappy” Gonzalez is thrilled to be included on BoF 500, the list of people moving and shaking the fashion industry. Mr Gonzalez says that being included on the list can only open doors, and maybe even  “create a retail environment that evolves into Manila as a retail centre.” After nearly thirty years of experience in Philippine shopping, he knows just what the country needs. In 1995, he brought that knowledge to life in H&F Retail Concepts, which runs several stores known for impeccably curated product lines, as well as franchises for big-name labels.

Classified as: BCom Alumni, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 11 Sep 2017

Jason Wood’s (MBA’94) construction company, Diamond Head Development, has been a going concern in Squamish, BC for over 10 years now. He sat down with Canadian Business Journal to talk about his development as an entrepreneur, his work history, his company’s dual role as a builder and a developer, and building sustainability into new construction projects.

Classified as: MBA Alumni, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), MBA Program
Published on: 11 Sep 2017

The Desautels Faculty of Management is pleased to congratulate Professor Vihang Errunza, Associate Dean, Research, on being named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada’s Social Sciences Academy.

Classified as: Vihang Errunza, finance, royal society of canada
Published on: 8 Sep 2017

Craig Buntin (MBA’13) is a Desautels alumnus, a former figure skating champion, and the CEO of hockey analysis company Sportlogiq. The company’s software uses video and machine learning to track what players are doing on the ice, and help them up their game.

The software is being used by 22 NHL franchises; Mr Buntin’s team has just raised $5 million towards improving the system and expanding into soccer, with five teams in North America and Europe already signed on.

Classified as: MBA Alumni, MBA Program, Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 8 Sep 2017

The end of summer saw a lot of new alcohols come from Quebec distilleries. La Presse tested three of them, including a special gin inspired by Montreal’s 375th anniversary.

Cirka Distilleries’ Gin375 is the first Old Tom Gin distilled in Quebec, and is based on a lightly sweet style that was popular in 18th-century England.

Cirka Distilleries is a craft distillery founded by Paul Cirka and Joanne Gaudreau (EMBA’10), and emphasizes the terroir approach, using a non-GMO Quebec corn base, as well as a selection of local herbs and honey.

Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 8 Sep 2017

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