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Rethinking retail amid dizzying change

In an opinion piece for The Globe & Mail, Dean Isabelle Bajeux spotlights some of the innovative practices that retailers are using to remain relevant amid a shifting retail landscape.

If there is a common theme in all of this, for Dean Bajeux, it is the focus on improving the shopping experience.

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Published: 28 Feb 2019

Grocery stores for a more ethical world

While most will agree with making ethical food choices in theory, it remains difficult to sway consumers to change their buying behaviors.

For Professor Saibal Ray, Academic Director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, the benefits must be apparent and immediate for the average shopper.

The key, he goes on to explain, is finding ways to save people time and money.

Published: 28 Feb 2019

Sitting down with Mintzberg

Following the launch of his latest book, Bedtime Stories for Managers, Professor Henry Mintzberg dishes on his personal growth over the years and shares some of his favorite words of wisdom for managers.

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Published: 26 Feb 2019

The traps of neglecting the soft side of business

Drawing from Professor Henry Mintzberg’s critique of MBA programs, an article in Financial Times sheds light on some of the outmoded concepts that are still relied upon heavily by business practitioners, arguing that perhaps it is time focus more on the “softer” aspects of business, such as people.

Published: 26 Feb 2019

Which local universities are attracting the very best?

As university admissions deadlines loom, La Presse looks at which programs attract the top student talent in Quebec, with McGill’s Bachelor of Commerce having the highest entrance standards among undergraduate management programs.

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Published: 26 Feb 2019

Prof. Wenzel named best reviewer

Professor Brian Wenzel has been awarded the 2018 AJFS Best Reviewer Award on behalf of Korean Securities Association and Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies.

The award recognizes specifically Professor Wenzel’s outstanding review of an article submission to the Journal in the Corporate Finance area.

Published: 26 Feb 2019

Longevity means adaptation: Leadership insights from a Pratt & Whitney Senior VP

Maria Della Posta (BCom’85, MBA’91), Senior Vice President of Pratt & Whitney Canada visited the Desautels Faculty of Management on February 19 to share her perspective on corporate leadership, the importance of adaptation amid technological advancement, and the rise of analytics in a business setting.

Published: 21 Feb 2019

Call for applications: Queen Elizabeth Scholars

The Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) program is a network of interdisciplinary, solution-oriented researchers that aims to improve the livelihoods and food and nutrition security of women farmers in rural Ghana.

Published: 21 Feb 2019

Welcoming a new MMA advisory member

The Masters of Management in Analytics program is pleased to announce that Wemba Opota, National Technology Strategist at Microsoft, has joined the program’s Advisory Board.

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Published: 20 Feb 2019

Professor Yang invited to prestigious retail conference

Professor Nathan Yang will share his research as an invited speaker at the eTail 2019 Conference. The conference will take place over May 7-9, 2019 in Toronto.

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Published: 20 Feb 2019

SNC-Lavalin: Too big to fail?

Professor Karl Moore joins Power and Politics to discuss the possible fallout should SNC-Lavalin be criminally prosecuted.

For Professor Moore, its new leadership has already admitted to past wrongdoings publicly and has been effective at steering the company on the right course.

Published: 20 Feb 2019

Making strides to integrate immigrants into the workplace

Montreal attracts around three-quarters of immigrants to Quebec, but many new arrivals have a hard time finding work due to institutional barriers. Frantz Saintellemy (EMBA'20), President of Groupe 3737, is part of a new city-wide initiative determined to improve this reality.

For Saintellemy, integrating new arrivals into the workforce is not just an economic matter, it’s also a question of dignity.

Published: 20 Feb 2019

Why big law firms are failing at retaining millennials

Joint Law-MBA graduate Aly Haji (BCL/LLB’18, MBA’18) shares his take on why the traditional values and incentives that underpin operations in major law firms do not appeal as strongly to millennial lawyers.

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Published: 20 Feb 2019

Much to learn from bedtimes stories

With the launch of Henry Mintzberg’s twentieth book, Bedtime Stories for Managers, a recent review takes stock of the important lessons that it has to offer.

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Published: 20 Feb 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

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