Delve Spring 2023 digital magazine

Published: 8 March 2023

What will the firm of the future—and the future of work—look like? In the face of societal and generational change, will organizational hierarchies fall flat?

Institutions & Entrepreneurship 2023 Conference: Call for Papers

Wednesday, October 19, 2022toSaturday, June 10, 2023

Institutions & Entrepreneurship 2023 Conference /desautelsCategory: Desautels Faculty of Management

To be maximally effective, managers should consider Mintzberg’s organizational structure types

Published: 22 February 2023

According to Professor Henry Mintzberg, there are four types of organizations: autocracy, meritocracy, bureaucracy, and adhocracy. Each type has its own strengths and weaknesses. Many small...

Corporate gender dynamics are an important factor in women’s job-seekers decision-making

Published: 3 February 2023

Male-dominated startups have more difficulty hiring female talent, and their company’s gender dynamics play a role. An article in Forbes.com cites research from Desautels Prof. Elena Obukhova,...

Layoffs can burden employees that remain, contribute to resignations 

Published: 25 January 2023

Beneath the spectre of a looming recession, Microsoft announced that it would lay off 12,000 people in January 2023. Just a few days later, Amazon announced it would lay off more than 18,000. These...

Employee scheduling system contributed to major Southwest Airlines service disruptions, but company is likely to survive

Published: 12 January 2023

When things went downhill for Southwest Airlines, they went downhill fast. During the 2022 winter holiday travel period, the Dallas-headquartered airline cancelled 6,500 flights in just three days....

Both music and business demand improvisational skills and collective action

Published: 12 January 2023

Even if executives solicit employee feedback, they don’t necessarily have the skills to enter into a dialogue about it. Being able to think on your feet is an important skill in a leader, and Prof....

Delve: Scale Deep Not Up for Sustainable Local Entrepreneurship, with Anna Kim and Suntae Kim

Published: 24 November 2022

How would definitions of business growth and success change if entrepreneurship ventures decided that instead of scaling up, they would “scale deep”? While scaling up allows an organization to...

RBC faces Competition Bureau inquiry for greenwashing

Published: 31 October 2022

RBC has positioned itself as a champion of clean economic growth – but has continued to finance fossil fuel industry, according to a complaint filed with Canada’s Competition Bureau. The Bureau has...

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