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Tempted to ‘Delete All’? Try Managing Your E-mails Instead

Whether it’s steady trickle of daily e-mails or the hundreds of messages streaming in during your vacation, hitting the reset button on your inbox may seem like the easiest way to cope with the digital deluge – even if the freedom is fleeting.

Published on : 29 Jan 2014

YouTube 101: Class at McGill University Uses Video Site’s Creator Playbook to Teach Marketing

Most professors exhaust themselves trying to get their students off of social media. Andy Nulman (BCom'83), however, has designed his entire class around being on it. In what’s believed to be the first syllabus of its kind, McGill University’s marketing and society class uses YouTube’s Creator Playbook as its sole course book. And, in lieu of a final exam, students will be evaluated on their launch of a unique channel on the video-sharing site.

Published on : 29 Jan 2014

Talking Management with Karl Moore: How Beyond the Rack Fashions Its Strategy

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Yona Shtern, CEO of Beyond the Rack.Read full article: The Globe and Mail, January 28, 2014 

Published on : 29 Jan 2014

Cross-border Business Teams and the Entertainment Arena

More and more companies are abandoning traditional organisational structures and creating cross-border teams of people who live and work thousands of miles apart. But there’s a catch. Nancy J Adler, the S Bronfman Chair in Management at McGill University in Montreal, puts it like this: “Interconnectedness through modern technology has deluded many people. There is the false assumption that just because we can reach anyone in the world so easily through e-mail or Skype, we are therefore all the same.”

Published on : 29 Jan 2014

Modern Travel: Keep Calm and Carry It On

For the modern airline passenger, boarding a plane has morphed into a torturous Tetris-like ordeal—finding that last nook in the overhead bin to jam in your own, probably oversized, carry-on bag. ... “Airlines somewhat have brought this on themselves by starting to charge [for checked bags] because people are going to try to avoid those charges,” says Karl Moore, a McGill professor and aviation expert. “If you’re going to have to pay $50, you’re certainly incented to avoid putting that luggage [in cargo] below.”

Published on : 27 Jan 2014

'Hot Cities' Takes Business Students to Mongolia

More than 40 students and alumni from the Desautels Faculty of Management at the Canadian McGill University will visit Mongolia this March to help them understand the realities of doing business in a fledgling emerging market.

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Published on : 24 Jan 2014

'Hot Cities' Takes Business Students to Mongolia

More than 40 students and alumni from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University are visiting Mongolia this March, to help them understand the realities of doing business in a fledgling emerging market. The Bachelor of Commerce students will travel to the deprived districts of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital, as part of the ‘Hot Cities’ tour, a revolutionary initiative led by students which aims to bring them out of the classroom and into emerging commercial markets.

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Published on : 24 Jan 2014

Raise Your Game McGill!

Thanks to a higher education grant from Procter and Gamble, the Career Services Team at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management has created the ultimate challenge. Using the 2015 Millennium Development Goals established by the United Nations as a guide, participating BCom and MBA students were assigned global challenges and, under the umbrella of collaboration and competition, teams were encouraged to apply integrated management solutions designed to create a global impact.

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Published on : 24 Jan 2014

McGill Cancer Auction raised close to $30,000 for Cancer Society

The McGill Cancer Auction Committee, co-chaired by Rosalie Lesser & Lindsay Lubov, had a record-breaking year after its event on Friday, raising close to $30,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. This year's auction items included flight tickets, spa gift certificates and Igloofest passes.

Published on : 24 Jan 2014

CSR Ratings

The ascendance of socially responsible investing as a viable financial strategy has been accompanied by a similar proliferation of ratings schemes for assessing corporate social responsibility. Simply, if investors want to allocate their funds with SRI principles in mind, they need data that will allow them to make informed decisions. Indeed, over 50 rating methodologies for assessing environmental and social performance have been developed, more than a third of them since 2005. At some point, this may have become too much of a good thing.

Published on : 24 Jan 2014

Women at Business School – Joanne Liu, MiM student

Joanne Liu is president of Médecins Sans Frontières, an international medical humanitarian organisation that has 30,000 medical professionals delivering emergency aid in more than 60 countries. She trained at McGill University School of Medicine and has a fellowship in paediatric emergency medecine from New York University School of Medicine.

Published on : 21 Jan 2014

And the Next Star Fund Manager Is…

Finding a mutual-fund manager who can beat the market is tough. Winners flame out. Losers revive. The resurgent losers flame out again. No wonder low-cost index-based exchange-traded funds and mutual funds—which seek only to mimic the return of a designated slice of the market—have eclipsed actively managed funds as the investment of choice for many people. ... One problem: Over long periods, few fund managers continue to outperform, says Laurent Barras, a finance professor at McGill University in Montreal.

Published on : 21 Jan 2014

Réunions marchées : lève-toi, il faut qu’on parle

Deux ans. C’est le nombre d’années d’espérance de vie que nous gagnerions si nous passions moins de trois heures par jour assis, selon une étude américaine publiée en 2012. Selon les auteurs, la position assise prolongée est aussi néfaste pour la santé que le tabagisme ou l’obésité.

Published on : 21 Jan 2014

Desautels BCom Team Wins 2014 National Investment Banking Competition

BCom students Nicholas Bigelow, Ivan Di, Mak Dorić, and Emily Ren have triumphed over 250 teams from across North America to win the 2014 National Investment Banking Competition (NIBC) held in Vancouver from January 7-9.

Published on : 10 Jan 2014

Desautels Researchers Win Best Paper at International Conference on Information Systems

Professors Alain Pinsonneault and Animesh Animesh, and PhD candidate Hyelim Oh, have won the best paper award at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) held in Milan, Italy from December 15 to 18, 2013. The paper is entitled “Free vs. For a Fee: The Impact of Information Pricing Strategy on the Pattern and Effectiveness of Word-of-Mouth Via Social Media.” 1,249 papers which were submitted for publication consideration at the conference.

Published on : 07 Jan 2014