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Workplaces reveal vestiges of segregation

Despite progress in the 1960s and 1970s, the desegregation of US employment has largely ground to a halt.

In new research, Professor John-Paul Ferguson finds that individual workplaces have actually become more segregated over the past three decades.

Published: 22 May 2019

Professor Hewlin on closing the leadership gender gap

In a byline for Getting Smart, Professor Patricia Hewlin explores the tangible impact that universities can make when it comes to increasing the representation of women and minorities in leadership.

Published: 21 May 2019

Canada: A haven for MBA aspirants

Noting a steady rise in international applicants to the Desautels MBA, Professor Alfred Jaeger, Academic Director of MBA Programs, comments on what draws international applicants to Canada.

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Published: 15 May 2019

Network Recruitment and the Glass Ceiling: Evidence from Two Firms

Authors: Roberto M. Fernandez and Brian Rubineau

Publication: RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, March 2019, Vol. 5, Issue 3, 88-102


Published: 23 Apr 2019

The power of being authentic at work

In a recent WorkLife podcast by Adam Grant, he delves into the power of authenticity in the workplace as a means for happier, more productive workers. Along the way, he grounds his discussion in Professor Patricia Hewlin’s research on facades of conformity at work.

Published: 12 Apr 2019

The problem with assumed meritocracies in engineering

According to a study co-authored by Professor Brian Rubineau, female engineers find consistent evidence that their profession is not an objective meritocracy, but embrace the belief that it is – thus further perpetuating gender (and other) inequalities.

Published: 4 Apr 2019

At home and at work: Is racial segregation becoming more pervasive?

Citing recent research co-authored by Professor John-Paul Ferguson, Vox explores how racial segregation in American workplaces has gotten worse over the last generation, suggesting that the shadows of residential segregation follow individuals wherever they go during the day.

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Published: 20 Feb 2019

A little authenticity goes a long way

Watch as Professor Patricia Hewlin explores the dimensions of authenticity in life and work with McGill’s New York alumnae chapter on February 9, 2019.

“When people stretch themselves a bit more and begin to incorporate more of their values in their work and lives, it’s so much more fulfilling...when authenticity is done well it’s generative,” says Prof. Hewlin.

Published: 12 Feb 2019

Professor Hewlin joins leadership conference

Professor Patricia Hewlin has been invited to share her research on authenticity in the workplace at the upcoming Empathetic Leadership conference organized by WXN in Montreal.

Published: 7 Feb 2019

How companies can thrive when employees feel a calling

Businesses with sights set on boosting their performance may want to take a closer look at the people they are hiring. According to research co-authored by Professor Patricia Hewlin, employees with a calling are bound to be strong performers.

Published: 16 Jan 2019

What the business world can learn from jazz

As leadership lessons from the world of jazz gain traction in business, Desautels Faculty Lecturer Jay Hewlin co-leads an experiential workshop at McGill to reveal the links between jazz and key business topics like management and negotiation.

Published: 14 Dec 2018

Announcing the Desautels Faculty Scholars

The Faculty Research Workload Committee (RWC) has completed its review of applications submitted by tenured faculty to fill the currently vacant Faculty Scholar Award slots.

The Faculty is pleased to congratulate the following recipients of the Desautels Scholar Awards (effective September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2021):

Published: 11 Dec 2018

Challenges of today’s labour pool

The prevailing belief among employers is that it’s becoming more difficult to find and retain the top talent, especially among younger generations.

However, according to Professor Matissa Hollister, the reality is more nuanced.

Published: 6 Dec 2018

Reframe your thinking, find greater satisfaction at work

An article for Fast Company refers to the research co-authored by Professor Jean-Nicolas Reyt that describes how greater role integration is required at work where new technologies pervade and affect work demands.

The article argues that, within this context, success belongs to those who can see the big picture and find meaning despite challenging conditions.

Published: 2 Oct 2018

A top paper nomination for Professor Hewlin

Professor Patricia Hewlin’s co-authored article entitled, “How do callings relate to job performance? The role of organizational commitment and ideological contract fulfillment,” was nominated by the editors of Human Relations as one of the top papers published in 2018.

Published: 28 Sep 2018