Desautels Faculty of Management

There's a paradox at the heart of how we think about leaders. Ask someone to picture a stereotypical leader and most people will think of someone confident, brash, and outgoing--the classic extrovert.

Classified as: Karl Moore, Huffington Post, Professor, introverts, Associate Professor
Published on: 25 Sep 2014

Sam Sadeghi’s career seems to be on a trajectory that only goes up. The electrical engineer has been working full-time in his field since graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Ryerson University in 2004. He continued to work full-time while pursuing a master’s in power electronics, which he earned from Ryerson in 2008. The only time he didn’t work was when he took a four-month leave in 2009 to take core courses for his master’s in business administration at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Classified as: MD-MBA, Vedat Verter, MBA, MD/MBA, MBA Program, Sam Waserman
Published on: 25 Sep 2014

Stéphane Rouleau pourrait se vanter, clamer que c’est grâce à son leadership qu’Innobec Technologies réalise près de la moitié de son chiffre d’affaires à l’étranger, mais non. « C’est de la pure chance », avoue candidement le PDG de 43 ans.

Classified as: EMBA, EMBA Alumni, Innobec, Stéphane Rouleau
Published on: 25 Sep 2014

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today, I am delighted to speak to Gautam Mukunda [assistant professor of business administration] from the Harvard Business School.

Should we only look for transformational leaders when we are in trouble, or are there other times we need transformational leaders?

Classified as: Karl Moore, the globe and mail, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Gautam Mukunda, harvard business school
Published on: 25 Sep 2014

The U.S federal government said Tuesday it’s cracking down on companies like Burger King who attempt to relocate to Canada or overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes.

... WATCH: Canadian coffee giant Tim Hortons has been acquired by Burger King and Canadians are worried. McGill University’s Prof. Karl Moore explains what can change about your coffee experience.

Classified as: Karl Moore, Professor, Burger King, Tim Hortons, Associate Professor, global news
Published on: 25 Sep 2014

OptionMetrics, a leading source for quality historical option price data, tools and analytics, has announced the upcoming OptionMetrics Research Conference (ORC2014). The conference will be held on October 20th at Convene, located at 810 Seventh Avenue in Times Square.  It will bring together financial professionals and researchers from academia and business to share ideas and increase understanding of the options markets. 

Classified as: finance, Patrick Augustin, Assistant Professor, Professor, OptionMetrics, ORC2014
Published on: 23 Sep 2014

Nicola Wealth Management (NWM), an independent financial planning and portfolio management firm serving high net worth individuals and families, opened a new office in Toronto to expand its presence in Eastern Canada and accommodate clients in the Greater Toronto Area. The Toronto office is situated at Suite 1702 - 2 Bloor Street West, joining Western Canada locations in Vancouver, Kelowna and Richmond, B.C.

Classified as: MBA, EMBA Alumni, MBA Program, Kostas Andrikopoulos, nicola wealth management, NWM
Published on: 22 Sep 2014

The economy has changed dramatically in the 30 years since Doug Bergeron first entered the work force and, of course, Bergeron, 53, has changed with it. Best known for leading the group that purchased the credit- and debit-card terminal makerVeriFone from Hewlett-Packard for $50 million in 2001, as CEO, he transformed it into a multinational, multi-billion-dollar company.

Classified as: MD-MBA, MBA, Jui Ramaprasad, MD/MBA, Assistant Professor
Published on: 22 Sep 2014

Sean Murray Smith's name has never been mentioned in discussions about Montreal's greatest chefs. He has never appeared on a television cooking show or been profiled in a newspaper or on the radio.

Classified as: Montreal, Jui Ramaprasad, Assistant Professor, montreal gazette, consumer reviews, Sean Murray Smith
Published on: 22 Sep 2014

They come from Antigua to Zimbabwe, and almost every country in between.

Classified as: Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, international students, management, mcgill reporter, Sumeet Duggal
Published on: 22 Sep 2014

La carte d’affaires de la Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins se lit comme suit : principale institution financière consacrée à l’économie sociale et à l’investissement socialement responsable (ISR) au Québec. Elle soutient financièrement près de 3000 coopératives, organismes à but non lucratif, syndicats et entreprises socialement engagées. Au 31 décembre 2013, son chiffre d’affaires dépassait les 1,4 milliard de dollars et son actif tournait autour de 738 millions.

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, Professor, le devoir, cleghorn professor
Published on: 22 Sep 2014

Chaz Desousa is a young Montreal entrepreneur who already co-owns a restaurant and a food truck. But when he had the idea for his latest venture, a vintage-style laundromat with oversized washers and dryers, vending machines dispensing funky socks, and sofas for lounging, he went looking for a roommate.

Classified as: Marketing, Demetrios Vakratsas, Professor, Associate Professor, montreal gazette, Chaz Desousa
Published on: 22 Sep 2014

Mid-September: the time when universities and communities across Canada and the United States lick their wounds after yet another terrible Frosh (Freshman Orientation) season. Inappropriate behaviour, drunkenness, unruly young men and women terrorizing their neighbours, hospitalization, assaults — the tally is not for the faint of heart. We sometimes think of Frosh as we do of winter in Canada: one can only endure it.

Classified as: BCom, McGill University, MBA, students, management, MUS, frosh, management frosh, montreal gazette
Published on: 22 Sep 2014

THERE’S plenty of hullabaloo surrounding the idea of creativity in the workplace. As the world grows increasingly automated, it seems natural to fear that creativity — the signature characteristic of human intellect — will become less and less important over time.

Classified as: collaboration, Karl Moore, Andrew Shipilov, INSEAD, Associate Professor, herald sun
Published on: 22 Sep 2014

Olympian Craig Buntin returns home to Kelowna to act as the 2014 Skate Canada International Athlete Ambassador.

... Since retiring from skating in 2010, Buntin has completed an MBA at McGill University and worked as an entrepreneur. His most recent project is VeriSkate, a software app that is used to analyze the movements of figure skaters: how high they jump or throw, the distance the move travels, the speed at which it travels, the flow, the ice coverage.

Classified as: MBA, MBA Alumni, Craig Buntin, olympian, Skate Canada, Skate Canada International, Skate Canada International Athlete Ambassador, VeriSkate
Published on: 22 Sep 2014