Desautels Faculty of Management

In a blog post for, Desautels professor Mo Chaudhury assesses the Bangladesh Government’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar concerning the Rohingyas, asserting that the current response contrasts with past related policy.

Classified as: finance, mo chaudhury
Published on: 26 Sep 2017

The Desautels Faculty of Management has become a member of the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative.  The faculty joins leading business and management schools from across the globe in working towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

The Principles for Responsible Management Education is the largest organized relationship between the United Nations and business schools, and is housed in the UN Global Compact Office.

Classified as: Sustainability, Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management, Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)
Published on: 21 Sep 2017

At its latest Investor Day, Air Canada announced that it will be considering the possibility of introducing an ultra-low-cost airfare plan. The news comes as more and more airline companies, such as WestJet and Flair Airlines, begin to dabble in the cheapening airfare market.

Desautels professor Karl Moore believes that the timing and the Canadian context might be right for these plans to really take off. 

Classified as: Karl Moore, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 21 Sep 2017

As Amazon hunts for a location for its second North American headquarters, Canada’s major cities are building their cases.

In a short interview with the McGill Media team, Desautels Professor Saibal Ray talks about the benefits that a Montreal Amazon office would bring in terms of jobs and indirect benefits to the city’s academic and research sectors.

Classified as: Saibal Ray, operations management, Bensadoun School of Retail Management
Published on: 21 Sep 2017

Poets & Quants has released its inaugural 2017 Top Undergraduate Business Professors list, and on it is Desautels’ own Juan Camilo Serpa, Assistant Professor of Operations Management.

Prof. Serpa’s students hail his enthusiastic approach and his unique teaching methods, which last year included using business statistics to predict a film’s chances at box-office success. He also holds “coffice” hours in cafés on the weekend.

Classified as: Juan Serpa, operations management, Poets & Quants
Published on: 20 Sep 2017

Light Reading reports that after leaving her position as Head of Ericsson North America, Rima Qureshi (BCom’87, MBA’96) has been hired as Verizon’s new Chief Strategy Officer. She will be working for CEO Lowell McAdam.

Qureshi has a deep understanding of the issues involved with running a successful tech company in today’s network-heavy reality: she started at Ericsson as a system analyst in 1993, before moving up through the ranks.

Classified as: BCom Alumni, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Masters in Business Administration (MBA), MBA Alumni
Published on: 20 Sep 2017

In an interview for Flare Magazine, Toronto-based Shereen Ladha (BCom’10) talks about finding success both as a brand strategist and as a busy Bollywood dancer in movies, Netflix shows, on Canada’s Got Talent and since 2014, on her own YouTube channel.

Ms Ladha says that the moment she realized that she could indeed balance her day job and her side hustle was when she left work late one night to go to a video shoot for which she’d hired dancers. She worked through the stress, and the video ended up going viral.

Classified as: BCom Alumni, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 19 Sep 2017

Nour Hadidi (BCom’10) is a comedian and TV writer who grew up in a family of doctors, earned a BCom, and spent a half-decade as a financial analyst before leaving Montreal for the comedy stages of Toronto.

In an interview with Flare Magazine, Ms Hadidi says that she got her big break in the form of an appearance on a CBC Radio special. That event led to other CBC appearances and gigs at comedy clubs.

Classified as: BCom Alumni, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 19 Sep 2017

Marie Laure Leclercq (MBA) started her career, and indeed her life, as a male. According to the Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) National Magazine, when she began the process of changing her gender in 1995, it was what she calls an act of survival.

For years, the former Mr Leclercq had been hiding growing feelings of unease in his gender and suffering from depression, but at the time, transgender people had to jump through hoops before becoming eligible for gender-reassignment surgery.

Classified as: MBA Alumni, Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 19 Sep 2017

In a piece for the Harvard Business Review, Desautels course lecturer Jay A Hewlin writes that, though negotiation experts the world over consider the “walk away” (technically, “Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement” or BATNA) tactic to be an important tool, it’s not the best approach for every situation.

Classified as: harvard business review
Published on: 19 Sep 2017

In a recent op-ed for Bangladeshi online newspaper, Desautels Professor Mo Chaudhury explores the unfolding Rohingya humanitarian disaster in Myanmar, then outlines the corruption at the heart of the crisis and the players who stand to benefit from it.

Classified as: mo chaudhury, finance
Published on: 19 Sep 2017

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