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Why a Columbia professor says Strategic IQ isn’t a born skill

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for the Globe and Mail sits down in Vancouver with Sheen Levine, from the University of Texas at Dallas and Columbia University. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, April 16, 2016   

Published on : 19 Apr 2016

Poxel Announces Election of Pierre Legault as Chairman of the Board of Directors

POXEL SA (Euronext - POXEL - FR0012432516), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel treatments for type 2 diabetes and metabolic disease, today announced that Pierre Legault has been appointed the new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Legault joined Poxel's Board of Directors in February 2016 and will succeed Dr. Thierry Hercend, who will continue to support Poxel as a member of its Board.

Published on : 19 Apr 2016

Kabtek improves production throughput up to 20% with CablePlan

CablePlan Plannica reduces the planning cycle from days to minutes. It enhances and improves the decision making of production planners. CablePlan reduces the manual workload and releases the decision makers’ valuable time, enabling them to regain responsiveness and flexibility in the planning cycle.  CablePlan enables planners to increase their planning horizon, enables smarter optimization and allows planning considering multiple objectives.

Published on : 19 Apr 2016

No MBA? You Can Still be a Great Leader; Maybe Even a Better One

According to Forbes, there are “three major disconnects” that “prevent business schools, especially those with full-time MBA programs,” from developing leaders. Topping the list is a lack of sufficient emphasis on soft “people” skills, Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, told the magazine.

Published on : 19 Apr 2016

Montreal professor’s feud with United Airlines heads to court over complaint website

 What started as a series of mishaps while flying with United Airlines 20 years ago will culminate Friday in a McGill University professor and one of the world’s largest passenger carriers facing off in a Montreal courtroom. United Continental Holdings Inc. is suing Jeremy Cooperstock, an engineering professor at McGill, over his customer complaint website, Untied.com. The airline wants Cooperstock to delete contact information for its management and lawyers; he has refused.

Published on : 19 Apr 2016

Poxel annonce la nomination de Pierre Legault à la présidence du Conseil d’Administration

Pierre Legault a rejoint Poxel en apportant plus de 35 ans d’expérience de l’industrie biotechnologique et pharmaceutique. Il est membre du Conseil d’Administration de Tobira Therapeutics (Président du Comité d’Audit), de ceux d’Iroko Pharmaceuticals et de NephroGenex. Au cours de sa carrière, M. Legault a été Président, Directeur Général et Directeur Financier de plusieurs sociétés cotées incluant Eckerd Pharmacies, NephroGenex, OSI Pharmaceuticals et Rite Aid. Il a occupé plusieurs fonctions seniors chez Sanofi-Aventis et sociétés précédentes. M.

Published on : 19 Apr 2016

A Sociologist Who Found Colleges 'Adrift' Becomes an Education Dean

After 21 years at the George Washington University School of Business, Isabelle G. Bajeux-­Besnainou last year became the first female dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, in Montreal. She says she was lured by the university’s "impeccable reputation" and its location in a bilingual city with European and North American roots. Read full article: Chronicle, April 17, 2016 

Published on : 19 Apr 2016

BCom Students Win Kenneth F. Byrd Prize Entrance Scholarships

The following BCom students were awarded the Kenneth F. Byrd Prize entrance scholarships: Jenny Bradley-Tessier Nathaniel Kirsh James McCollough-Gilbert Alanna NUssbaum Alexander McGarry Kaihua He About the Award:

Published on : 15 Apr 2016

How A Team Of Graduate Students Are Planning To Significantly Enhance Ticketmaster’s Business

For those who may not know, every year the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference holds the First Pitch Case Competition. The competition is designed to give top graduate students the opportunity to work with a major sports organization to analyze and evaluate their most challenging issues. This year, teams worked with Ticketmaster to explore better ways for the company to improve its partnership with the NBA through a multitude of different technological advancements.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, MBA
Published on : 12 Apr 2016

Panama Papers May Trigger Demand for Good Government

The parallel universe of some of the world’s wealthy and their bankers was exposed just over a week ago by a massive leak on its inner workings. The Panama Papers concerning more than 200,000 offshore companies continue to create enough waves internationally that the whistleblower on the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca will, when identified, probably become known as the world’s leading “Information Patriot.”

Published on : 12 Apr 2016

La voix mène à tout

La voix a révélé des artistes plus éclectiques que ceux de Star Académie. Des « enfants du millénaire » bilingues qui ont attendu de gagner en maturité artistique plutôt que de sortir un album rapidement après leur passage à l'émission. Voici trois artistes pour qui l'intégrité passe avant la visibilité: Charlotte Cardin, Matt Holubowski et Geoffroy. Avant La voix, Geoffroy a étudié en gestion à l'Université McGill. Il a voyagé, travaillé pour l'étiquette Analekta, puis il a fait une maîtrise en gestion des arts au campus espagnol de l'Université Berkeley.

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Published on : 12 Apr 2016

14 of the most influential women in EMS

With over 30 years of expertise in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Penny Price, IMHL’10, continues to lead change and advancement for heath care. She was recently recognized in a 2016 list of the top 14 most influential women in EMS.  Price is the director at Regional Paramedic Program for Eastern Ontario. In 1999, she left Canada to become executive director of the National Ambulance Service of Qatar in the Middle East. Though there was limited ambulance service in the capital city, her role was to build an EMS system to serve the entire nation.

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Published on : 11 Apr 2016

Minoring in entrepreneurship, majoring in success

Popular culture loves the mythology of the self-made success, the boot-strapping individual who eschews formal education to blaze a path to success. But, while superstar dropouts can capture our imaginations – think Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg – they are the exceptions, not the rule.

Published on : 10 Apr 2016

CTV Montreal: Understanding Tax Invasion

Ken Lester, Desautels Faculty of Management, was interviewed by Mutsumi Takahashi on Panama Papers. Watch full video: CTV News, 8 April, 2016 

Published on : 08 Apr 2016

New Study Obliterates Hollywood Execs’ Excuses for Not Casting Black Lead Actors

For years, Hollywood executives presented the argument that Black lead actors were not marketable. A recent study done by UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, and the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, wanted to determine how movies featuring African-American actors performed at the box office compared to all-white casts. The results show that Black actors bring in much more money than previously believed.

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Published on : 08 Apr 2016