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Porter's Jets Pit Bay Street Versus Islanders

Porter Airlines Inc.’s bid to more than double the reach of its network hinges on winning over governments in Toronto and Ottawa amid potentially fierce opposition from local residents in its hometown. ... “The noise profile of the CSeries is dramatically better than conventional aircraft,” said Karl Moore, a professor of business strategy at Montreal’s McGill University who specializes in the airline industry. “Some people on the island understandably will fight it so it will take persuasion to win them over. There is uncertainty, there’s no question about it.”

Published on : 12 Apr 2013

Porter-Bombardier Deal

Bombardier announced a big deal with Porter Airlines today, but it all depends on whether or not Porter can convince Toronto to expand its airport. Karl Moore is a professor of management at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. Listen to full interview: CBC, April 10, 2013

Published on : 12 Apr 2013

Website Lets Workers Rate Their Bosses Anonymously

What's it like to work at struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry, one of Canada's big banks or scandal-ridden engineering firm SNC-Lavalin? ... McGill University associate professor Lisa Cohen said job review websites provide useful information to prospective employees, especially when it comes to salaries and corporate culture. The information is also potentially valuable for a company's human resources staff, she said. "This is a read on how well you're doing," said Cohen, who teaches organizational behaviour at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management.

Published on : 12 Apr 2013

Talking Management with Karl Moore: A True Leader Inspires People and Knows What Makes Them Tick

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University talks to Major General Chris Whitecross, chief military engineer of the Canadian Forces. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, April 9, 2013

Published on : 12 Apr 2013

Opinion: Russia's Underachieving Economy

Russia has been widely promoted as one of the BRICS nations, full of energy and dynamism like many leading emerging economies. Indeed, with its low unemployment figures, growing GDP, and recent WTO membership, it could be heralded as a poster child of the shifting concentration of wealth from the west to the east. Yet after spending 11 days in Moscow and St. Petersburg in February and March, we came away with mixed feelings. -Article by Karl Moore and Tarek Dabbous

Published on : 12 Apr 2013

Research? Most People Cannot Understand It

Should business school students be made to foot the bill for academic research that no one reads? Not any more, says Larry Zicklin, a former chairman of Wall Street investment firm Neuberger Berman, a clinical professor at New York University’s Stern School and a lecturer on ethics at the Wharton school at the University of Pennsylvania.

Published on : 12 Apr 2013

Leveraging XBRL Data in Financial Analysis

Back in August 2003, Timothy Koller wrote in McKinsey Quarterly an article “Numbers investors can trust”, where he emphasized the importance of “genuine disclosure” of financial information by public companies. It was a call to corporations that wished to regain the trust of investors after the 2000 dot-com collapse. By strange coincidence, that year was marked by a new crisis of sub-prime mortgages, which was again partly related to the lack of proper disclosure of business and financial information.

Published on : 12 Apr 2013

Putting Another "e" in "Health"

ICT is transforming healthcare worldwide. Our North America correspondent takes a look at a range of ehealth applications that are attracting attention across the continent. Paul Turek doesn’t bother with the phone much anymore. The doctor, who runs a male fertility clinic, uses a web service called Healthloop to monitor his young patients after surgery, ensuring that they are recovering properly and using the right dose of medication.

Published on : 04 Apr 2013

Carleton Grad among Finalists in Prestigious Hult Prize Competition

This fall, Carleton alumnus Gabe Mott and his team will stand before world business leaders and former U.S. President Bill Clinton and ask for $1 million. His goal is to help put crickets on dinner tables around the world.

Published on : 04 Apr 2013

Feeding the World's Under-Nourished... With Crickets

Insects are not regular fare on Western menus, but a surprising number of people worldwide--perhaps as many as 2.5 billion--eat them happily on a regular basis. High in protein, low in fat, and rich in iron and omega-3, bugs like grasshoppers and cicadas are vital staples--a crunchier, and more sustainable, alternative to beef, pork, and lamb.

Published on : 04 Apr 2013

The Case for a Three Year College Degree

Reducing the time it takes for a student to complete college could add trillions of dollars in wealth to the U.S. economy. Changes in the labor market and educational institutions mean that now is the perfect time to alter the required time to attain a college degree, says Reuven Brenner, the Repap Chair at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management. Read full article: National Center for Policy Analysis, March 28, 2013

Published on : 04 Apr 2013

Helping Vulnerable Children in Moscow and St. Petersburg

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Moscow and St. Petersburg with Professor Karl Moore and 42 other McGill students as part of the Hot Cities of the World Tour. Each year, the tour aims to bring McGill students to various cities which will likely rise to prominence and become global centers of economic activity in the coming years. While representing McGill University, students travelling with the Hot Cities tour have visited Tel Aviv, Dubai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Johannesburg and many other cities. The tour has two primary purposes.

Published on : 04 Apr 2013

Faster Learning, Route to Wealth

If students could complete their education a year faster, the many benefits would include increased personal wealth, decreased government spending, and more sustainable entitlement programs.

Published on : 04 Apr 2013

Talking Management with Karl Moore: How Steve Jobs Put the Shine on Apple

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to David Teece, a senior professor at the Haas Business School, University of California, Berkeley. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, April 3, 2013

Published on : 04 Apr 2013

McGill’s new Social Economy Initiative features Paul Martin and Henry Mintzberg at inaugural flagship event on April 16

Montreal, March 26, 2013 – Four pre-eminent Quebec-based social economy experts will participate in “Strengths of the Social Economy” on Tuesday, April 16 at 5:00 pm at the Centre Mont-Royal in downtown Montreal (www.mcgill.ca/sei-flagship).

Published on : 26 Mar 2013