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Bombardier strengthens Chinese sales efforts with COMAC partnership deal

Bombardier says it has strengthened the sales argument for the new CSeries jet and other aircraft by partnering with China's leading aircraft manufacturer. Partnering so closely with the Chinese presents a risk that Bombardier will be developing a new competitor in five to 10 years, said Karl Moore, a professor at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management.

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Published on : 01 Apr 2011

Investing In A Convulsing, Uncertain World

The Middle East is in upheaval. Europe has mini-upheavals: 250,000 march on London’s streets where 500 anarchists wreak havoc; Greeks are on the streets; Angela Merkel’s party lost votes for her decision to subsidize the PIGS; the PIGS are making promises, but not delivering; and in France, Marine Le Pen of the National Front may beat Sarkozy,.. – Article by Professor Reuven Brenner

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Published on : 31 Mar 2011

Managing great MBA expectations

"An MBA is not a ticket," says Marie-José Beaudin, executive director of career services at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management. "Ultimately, corporations are not only looking for the brightest, they're also looking for well-rounded individuals who understand their value proposition and what it is they can bring to the corporation that's real and concrete.

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Published on : 29 Mar 2011

EMBAs gain ground despite the downturn

At the start of the financial crisis in September 2008, McGill University joined forces with neighbouring business school HEC-Montréal to launch their fully bilingual EMBA. "It was a bold move, both in terms of the program itself and the timing. Even so, we've enjoyed nothing but success," says Michel Filion, director of recruitment for the program.

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Published on : 29 Mar 2011

“Allow yourself to see the beauty” (translated from Slovenian)

Every day we need to take some time to think about what is reasonable, what works, and what is good. Silence and consideration leads towards smarter work, says Prof. Nancy Adler (translated from Slovenian).

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Published on : 29 Mar 2011

Canadian MBA programs draw foreign students

There has been a sharp rise in the number of students from around the world applying to Canadian business schools' MBA programs in recent years. "So we have one to three foreign students per year. We had an EMBA student from Switzerland last year and we have one from the U.S. this year," says Michel Filion, director, recruitment and marketing at EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal.

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Published on : 29 Mar 2011

Always remember your roots

We can say with great certainty that there were at least a couple of Montreal Canadiens players tuning into Sunday night's CIS men's hockey finale. They would be McGill alum Mathieu Darche (BCom’00) and centre David Desharnais, who had the Redmen's Francis Verreault-Paul on his wing for four years with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens.

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Published on : 28 Mar 2011

Porter or Mintzberg: Whose View of Strategy Is the Most Relevant Today?

There are two people, and only two, whose ideas must be taught to every MBA in the world: Michael Porter and Henry Mintzberg. This was true more than 25 years ago when I did my MBA at USC. These are two academics who have had real impact for a long time. Part of their success, beyond having big relevant ideas, is due to their clear and concise writing skills.- Article by Professor Karl Moore

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Published on : 28 Mar 2011

McGill BCom students place 2nd at the McGill Management International Case Competition (MMICC 2011)

McGill BCom students put their case analysis and presentation skills to the test once again at the 11th annual McGill Management International Case Competition (MMICC 2011) which took place from March 22 to 26. After presenting in the morning and afternoon to two different set of judges, the McGill team placed 2nd overall out of a total of 11 competing universities.

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Published on : 28 Mar 2011

What the Public Really Wants From The Wisconsin Union Debate

The events in Wisconsin about public sector unions’ rights created a vociferous debate, much of it sidestepping one major problem and a possible, permanent solution. – Article by Professor Reuven Brenner

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Published on : 28 Mar 2011

Can You Find Joy in Air Travel?

It's not that flying is going to become easier (the airline industry continues to face tough times), but I wonder if we might find new ways to embrace the voyage -- to discover small corners of pleasure in what has become a boring and unpleasant experience. If you want to laugh about it all, you might try Henry Mintzberg's classic, "The Flying Circus: Tales of a Tormented Traveller."

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Published on : 26 Mar 2011

Boomer managers reinventing retirement

A new study, by Professor Mary Dean Lee, finds further proof the traditional notion of retirement is changing -- thanks again to the baby boomers.

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Published on : 24 Mar 2011

Talking Management with Karl Moore: The barriers to multilateralism

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, speaks to Stephen Kobrin, a professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Published on : 23 Mar 2011

Heil seeks new hills to jump

Jenn Heil roared across the finish line of her illustrious mogul skiing career Sunday with zero regrets to go with a massive hardware collection. But off-the-mountain challenges - such as completing her university degree in management and political science at McGill University and raising $1 million to help young women in developing countries.

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Published on : 22 Mar 2011

Boomer managers reinventing retirement

A new study by Desautels Professor Mary Dean Lee finds further proof the traditional notion of retirement is changing -- thanks again to the baby boomers.

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Published on : 21 Mar 2011