Celebrating excellence in teaching at Desautels

Across programs and subject areas, the Desautels Faculty of Management recognizes the vital role that teaching plays in enriching the student experience and in inspiring the next generation of leaders.

The Distinguished Teaching Award recipients Jiro Kondo and Lisa Cohen were honoured at McGill’s 2021 Management Convocation ceremony for their excellence in teaching.

Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2021 teaching awards!

Published: 11 Jun 2021

Recapping the 2019 McGill Accounting Research Conference

The 2019 McGill Accounting Research Conference (MARC), organized by professors Hongping Tan, Dongyoung Lee, and Jingjing Zhang at the Desautels Faculty of Management, elevated the status of McGill as one of the major research hubs in Canada.

Published: 7 Jun 2019

A little adrenaline goes a long way when it comes to business perspectives

A blog post at looks at how adventure-seeking CEOs come at business from a more open, experimental angle.

Desautels Professor Jingjing Zhang’s research shows that chief execs who fly small airplanes in their off-hours tend to be more open to innovation.

Published: 7 Aug 2017

Desautels researchers link thrill-seeking CEOs to increased innovation

CEOs with a real taste for excitement can be a company’s best bet for upping its innovation cred, according to a paper co-authored by a Desautels professor Jingjing Zhang.

The paper studied 88 CEOs who were pilots, comparing them to 1,123 non-pilot chief executives over ten years. Pilot CEOs helped increase their companies’ patents by almost 67 per cent.

Published: 9 Jun 2017

Adventurous CEOs make great innovators

According to a study performed in part by Desautels Assistant Professor of Accounting Jingjing Zhang, when it comes to chasing innovation, companies with risk-loving CEOs tend to pursue more original projects and “generate more patents with greater market impact than their peers.” This is because thrill-seeking personalities tend to be more open to new ideas, which translates well into the business space.

Published: 28 Feb 2017
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