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From influential to bossy, why perceived gender affects workplace authority

A study partly authored by Desautels professor Laura Doering explores the broader issue of gender and jobs. The authors studied microfinance loan managers as a profession that hasn’t yet become gender stereotyped.

As managers moved among clients, repayment rates varied according to their assumed authority, with male managers enjoying more clout.

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Published: 26 Jul 2017

How interviewing CEOs informed Adam Bryant’s views on leadership

According to a Financial Post article by Desautels professor Karl Moore and BCom undergrad Sara Avramovic, New York Times journalist Adam Bryant has spent the past eight years interviewing some of the world’s biggest-name CEOs for his column, Corner Office.

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Published: 26 Jul 2017

Six Desautels graduate students awarded by the Fondation CPA

The Ordre des comptables professionels agréés du Québec is the province’s third-largest professional order, and covers accounting services across the public, business, education and non-profit sectors.

Through the Fondation CPA, the organization offers scholarships and awards at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The graduate awards have just been announced, and six of the 30-plus award recipients are students in the Desautels GCPA program.

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Published: 26 Jul 2017

Desautels alumna appointed Regional Sales Director for Cambium Networks’ DACH region

Wireless broadband solutions specialist Cambium Networks has named Munich-based Tabatha von Kölichen (MBA’91) as the new Regional Sales Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, known collectively as the DACH region. She will be responsible for management solutions, Wi-Fi and Industrial Internet of Things activities, as well as for expanding the company’s network of resellers throughout the region. Ms....

Published: 25 Jul 2017

McGill business grad was head of Birks for four decades

George Drummond Birks (BCom‘40) was practically destined to go into the jewellery business. Born into a family of silversmiths, he eschewed an apprenticeship in favour of a McGill Commerce degree and a stint in the Black Watch Regiment during World War II, where he served well enough to get a citation for bravery. After the war ended, he joined the family business and was running it a decade later....

Published: 25 Jul 2017

Desautels alumna named Secretary General of Quebec Press Council

The Quebec Press Council has elected Caroline Locher (BCom’01) to the position of Secretary General, effective September 5th. Prior to her election, Ms. Locher was Executive Director of the Fédération professionelle des journalistes du Québec. A journalist by trade, she worked as a CBC Radio One producer, and as a bilingual reporter on the international stage at BBC World Service, France24 and Radio-Canada. Ms....

Published: 25 Jul 2017

Karl Moore and Kat Garcia talk business and acting on Australian radio

Desautels professor Karl Moore and actor-cum-management consultant Kat Garcia (BCom'16) recently appeared on ABC Radio in Australia to talk about skills that CEOs can borrow from actors to improve their own performance.

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Published: 25 Jul 2017

Desautels alumnus gets a great start in London’s investment banking scene

eFinancialCareers.com has published a list of eight young London-based investment analysts to watch, all of whom started at their respective companies in June. The high-octane London banking scene is highly competitive, but these newly-minted pros have what it takes to make a real impact.

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Published: 24 Jul 2017

New international sustainability test module based on Mintzberg book announced

The Sustainability Literacy Test (aka “Sulitest”) is both a non-profit and a method for verifying sustainability know-how across the globe. It is the work of an international cadre of academics and business professionals alike, mandated by the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012.

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Published: 20 Jul 2017

Desautels alumnus on CIO’s top 40 under 40 list

Chief Investment Officer’s Class of 2017 Forty Under Forty list is out. It’s a roundup and Q&A with forty up-and-coming investment leaders from across the globe, selected by anonymous nomination.

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Published: 19 Jul 2017

Solving the objective-subjective reality split

Deepak Chopra and Desautels alumnus Anoop Kumar, MD (IMHL’16) write for The Huffington Post about a perceived split in reality, and how to address it. Specifically, they talk about the dichotomy between objective and subjective reality; how outside forces cause subjective experience.

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Published: 19 Jul 2017

Natalia Aguilar Delgado Finalist for the Emerald Best International Dissertation Award

The dissertation of Desautels PhD alumna Natalia Aguilar Delgado was selected as finalist for the Emerald Best International Dissertation Award of the Academy of Management 2017.  

Professor Paola Perez-Aleman was the supervisor of her research.

Natalia graduated in June 2017 and is currently an Assistant Professor of International Business at HEC Montreal. 

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Published: 18 Jul 2017

Jose Carlos Marques Finalist for 2017 AOM SIM Dissertation Award

The dissertation of Desautels PhD alumnus Jose Carlos Marques (PhD'17) was selected as one of the three finalists for the Academy of Management Social Issues in Management Best Dissertation Award 2017.

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Published: 18 Jul 2017

Desautels alumnus named CFO of Colonial Coal

According to StockWatch, Vancouver-based resource company Colonial Coal International Corp. has appointed Matthew James Anderson (BCom'05) to the roles of CFO and secretary, replacing the retiring William Filtness. Mr Anderson draws on a lifetime of experience in financials for the resources sector, including serving as CFO for I-Minerals, VirtualArmour International, Search Minerals and Callinex Mines....

Published: 18 Jul 2017

Microservices are a boon for adaptability-focused firms

Author Ronnie Mitra writes in The New Stack about how businesses are focussing on adaptability like never before, and how that is weighing heavy on tech teams. It looks more and more like the answer lies in microservices.

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Published: 18 Jul 2017

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