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Written by adjunct professor Estelle Metayer.

Published on : 24 Nov 2015

Pour I. Bajeux-Besnainou, doyenne de Desautels (McGill), l’ascenseur social fonctionne mieux aux États-Unis qu’en France

"Aux États-Unis, beaucoup d'études ont montré que la meilleure corrélation qui s’établissait avec des résultats élevés au SAT (examen d’entrée à l’université) était le niveau du salaire des parents. […] Le système français est parfait sur un plan théorique et philosophique. Mais si le système 'support' ne suit pas, alors il va à contre-courant.

Published on : 24 Nov 2015

Debate: What is the Role of Business in Humanitarian Issues?

What is the wider role of business in society? While it has long been acknowledged that big businesses in particular have a part to play – by virtue of their place in society as well as the people directly affected by their supply chains – just how much of a role and in what capacity is the subject of much debate. A debate much like the one you’re about to read, between Anita Nowak of McGill University’s Desautels School of Management and Frank Wijen of the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University…

Published on : 20 Nov 2015

Caisse putting $1.5B US into Bombardier for stake in rail business

Bombardier has signed a deal that will see the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) invest $1.5 billion US in a newly created company that will hold the company's rail transportation business. ... Karl Moore, an associate professor at McGill University, said it's a solid business deal, with more upside than Quebec's investment in Bombardier's CSeries program. Read full article: CBC News, November 19, 2015

Published on : 20 Nov 2015

Maclean's University Rankings 2016

The Medical Doctoral category includes some of the largest schools in the country, namely those that conduct a significant amount of research and offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees. McGill University ranks first for Medical Doctoral in Canada! In addition, the following programs have been stated as outstanding: Strategic Management—Social Business & Enterprise; Sustainability, Science and Society; and Canadian Studies.

Published on : 20 Nov 2015

Another bet on Bombardier

Karl Moore explains why getting a piece of Bombardier’s rail business is a good deal for the Caisse.  Watch the interview: MSN, November 19, 2015

Published on : 20 Nov 2015

WADA appoints Olivier Niggli as new Director General

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Olivier Niggli as WADA's new Director General. Mr. Niggli, who has held the role of Chief Operating Officer since 2014, succeeds long-standing Director General, David Howman, who has chosen not to seek a further extension of his mandate with WADA. 

Published on : 20 Nov 2015

Raymond James Hires Glenn Gatcliffe to Investment Banking Team

Raymond James Ltd., the Canadian arm of North American investment dealer Raymond James Financial, Inc., today announced that Glenn Gatcliffe has joined its Investment Banking team as Managing Director, Head of Consumer, Agriculture / Chemicals and Manufacturing. Read full article: ABC NEWS 4, November 18, 2015

Published on : 20 Nov 2015

Jeunes et généreux

Ils sont dans la trentaine et sont très généreux. Mais ils refusent qu'on leur accole les étiquettes de philanthrope ou de mécène.  ... À 22 ans, Pascal Lépine est devenu un entrepreneur à succès maintes fois célébré dans les médias. Mais en fondant Atypic, il ne se doutait pas que la philanthropie deviendrait pour lui un mode de vie. Read full article: LaPresse, November 18, 2015

Published on : 20 Nov 2015

Le Belge Patrick Xhonneux se voit confier une fonction de premier plan chez SAS

SAS, leader sur le marché de l’analytique, annonce la nomination de Patrick Xhonneux au poste de vice-président marketing pour SAS EMEA. Patrick Xhonneux a débuté sa carrière chez SAS voici déjà près de 22 ans et est une figure bien connue sur le marché belge.  Read full article: Informaticien, November 18, 2015

Published on : 20 Nov 2015

BMO and Catalyst Canada Introduce BMO Millennial Leaders Advisory Council

BMO Financial Group and Catalyst Canada have announced the launch of the BMO Millennial Leaders Advisory Council on Inclusion. The group is made up of 30 female student leaders from universities across Canada.

Published on : 20 Nov 2015

How the concept of a working father is changing

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe & Mail. I am delighted to speak to Jamie Ladge, from Northeastern University in Boston. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, November 18, 2015

Published on : 20 Nov 2015

Companies are spending more on sending their staff out to win deals

FOR well over a century, people have predicted that technology will make business travel obsolete. ... Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, the dean of Desautels, a Canadian business school, says a big part of her job is scouring the world for potential benefactors. “When you are asking someone for money it is better to do it in person,” she observes. Some firms also use foreign jaunts as a reward for high-performing staff.

Published on : 20 Nov 2015

Paris attacks spark concerns in tourism sector: ‘They are cancelling their trips’

Over the weekend after the terrorist attacks in Paris, the email cancellations started to come in at the Travel Network Corp., a company with offices in Toronto in Montreal that offers “bespoke travel for the luxury sector.” ... Dr. Ken Lester, a professor at the Desautels faculty of management at McGill University, noted that the Paris stock market barely flickered overall on Monday. Longer-term, investors, however, may be deterred by the city’s changing risks.

Published on : 20 Nov 2015

Why this serial entrepreneur finally went back to school

Nicholas Reichenbach believes in letting the ideas flow. Similarly, Alexander Kalil, a former portfolio manager in his 70s who teaches at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal, encourages MBA students to take an open-minded approach to business creation. Read full article: The Globe and Mail, November 16, 2015

Published on : 20 Nov 2015