Fall 2018 – Winter 2019

Fall 2018


Academic Research

Bridging Food Systems and Business-Based Research into Viable Social Businesses - IMSF Fall 2018

Bridging Food Systems and Business-Based Research into Viable Social Businesses

This project aims to integrate knowledge on community food interventions and innovations in Quebec by bridging the gap between community-based research and business research. A multidisciplinary team of researchers has partnered with entrepreneurs from the community to understand whether this knowledge is being translated into viable social businesses. 

Nii Addy, Sophie Doyon, Ziyue Wang - MDIIM Fall 2018

Professor Nii Addy

Nii Addy is an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, where he also conducts research at the McGill Center for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE). Dr. Addy is an Affiliate Member of McGill’s Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID).

Dr. Addy’s work focuses on effecting sustainable organizational and institutional change through multi-stakeholder partnerships spanning societal sectors (public, private and civil society) and industrial sectors (education, nutrition, health, agriculture, etc.)

Sophie Doyon - BCom

Sophie Doyon is a second year student in the Desautels Faculty of Management, pursuing a major in Managing for Sustainability and a minor in Psychology. She is a recent alumni of the SEI Internship Program. Through her love for the environment, sustainable reform and the social economy, she is excited to work on this Montreal Food Systems Project with Dr. Nii Addy during the fall semester.

Ziyue Wang - BCom

Ziyue Wang is a second-year BCom student studying Finance and Mathematics. She is interested in technological innovation in financial services and plans to pursue a career in fintech industry. She is also concerned about environmental and social sustainability, and she hopes to use qualitative skills and financial knowledge to help non-profit organizations perform more efficiently. In her spare time, she actively volunteers in neighbourhood and gets involved in different NGOs’ programs. In this project, she helps identify targeted food organizations' data bases, specify their data analytics needs and match them with Mcgill research resources and analytical toolkits.

Price Anchoring and Consumers' Valuation of Digital Goods - MDIIM Fall 2018

Price Anchoring and Consumers' Valuation of Digital Goods

The digitalization of the music industry, in conjunction with the easiness and low cost of duplicating music, has led consumers to be reluctant to pay for the digital goods they consume. Companies are now facing serious problems to generate new revenue streams as they compete with the “free” music platforms. This project aims to understand what motivates individuals to pay for digital goods in a Pay What You Want context."

Genevieve Bassilier, Jui Ramaprasad, Andrew Debay, Eva Redondo Cruselles - MDIIM Fall 2018

Professors Genevieve Bassilier and Jui Ramaprasad

Genevieve Bassellier joined the Faculty of Management in 2001. While a Ph.D.student at the University of British Columbia, she was Managing Editor of Information Systems Research, and Coordinator for the Bureau for e-business Research at the Faculty of Commerce at UBC. Her research also looks at how organizations can best leverage their intellectual capital through knowledge adoption from online knowledge communities, knowledge integration in geographically dispersed teams, and knowledge requirements in the context of outsourcing.

Jui Ramaprasad joined the Faculty of Management in fall 2009. She received her doctorate in Management, Information Systems from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. She holds a B.S. from the University of Southern California. Professor Ramaprasad’s research examines the impact of IT-enabled social interactions on behaviour and outcomes in two main domains: music and dating, two industries that have been transformed significantly by information technology.

Andrew Debay - BCom

Andrew Debay is a second year BCom student, completing a major in Finance and a concentration in Business Analytics. He is passionate about integrating technology and business initiatives in different settings and the impact it will have on the financial world of tomorrow. Outside of the academic world, he is a competitive hockey and basketball player having played with his city since a very young age. To this project, Andrew contributed in both a programming role and a quantitative analysis role, helping with the website design and with data analysis for objective to distinguish costumer’s payment behaviours.

Eva Redondo Cruselles - BCom

Eva Redondo Cruselles is a third-year BCom student majoring in Marketing with a concentration in Business Analytics. Throughout her time at McGill, she has been heavily involved in social entrepreneurship and is currently VP Marketing at Enactus McGill. Originally from Spain, Eva is fluent in 3 languages, loves to draw, and hopes to pursue a career in either marketing or analytics in the tech industry.

Gendered Patterns in Culinary Entrepreneurship - IMSF Fall 2018

Gendered Patterns in Culinary Entrepreneurship

Being female and becoming an entrepreneur is a challenging path and research has shown that women-led start-ups perform worse on almost every performance measure – survival, growth, employment, and income. These challenges, however, are particularly acute for female entrepreneurs in male-dominated fields. This raises the question of how female entrepreneurs can gain entry and establish new and sustainable ventures in these industries. This project will attempt to address this critical question by looking at the experiences of female chefs within the culinary industry, an occupation that has been historically male dominated.

Daphne Demetry, Brianna Mooney - MDIIM Fall 2018

Professor Daphne Demetry

Daphne Demetry is an assistant professor of Strategy & Organization in the Desautels Faculty of Management. She joined the faculty in 2017 after a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Centre for Corporate Reputation at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. She completed her PhD in Sociology at Northwestern University. As an organizational sociologist, Daphne investigates questions related to organizational theory, culture, economic sociology and entrepreneurship.

Brianna Mooney - BCom

Brianna Mooney is in her final year of McGill’s BCom program, completing a major in Managing for Sustainability. She is passionate about environmental and social sustainability, and aims to promote social and technological innovation as tools for businesses and organizations to embed sustainability at the core of their missions. She also aspires to empower women to be catalysts for change toward more equitable and sustainable societies through her involvement with McGill Women in Leadership and through the start of her own health and wellness business. In her free time, Brianna enjoys cooking, photography, and watching inspiring documentaries.

Examining Patient Tracking in Healthcare - MDIIM Fall 2018

Examining Patient Tracking in Healthcare

The project looks at the typical treatment pathways followed by cancer patients and the factors contributing to deviations from this path. After analyzing the presence of regional and local hospitals and healthcare facilities to understand the optimal allocation for facilities in these areas the Fellows will study the optimal resource allocation at the patient, organizational, and societal level. The project benefits from collaboration with the CISSS de Laval which is providing data and medical expertise on the project.

Kartik Ganju, Madelyn Aaron, Aleem Damji - MDIIM Fall 2018

Professor Kartik Ganju

Kartik Ganju joined the Faculty of Management in fall 2016. He received his doctorate in Business Administration from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. He has a Masters degree in Operational Research from the London School of Economics and a Bachelors degree in Statistics from Delhi University. Professor Ganju's research examines the impact of IT on healthcare and societal issues.

Madelyn Aaron - BCom

Madelyn Aaron is a fourth-year BCom student currently pursuing a triple concentration in Business Analytics, Operations Management and Organizational Behaviour. Over her last four years at McGill she has been involved in multiple student organizations, such as the McGill Data Network, and P[h]assion, a charity fashion show to raise money for AIDS Community Care Montreal. She hopes to pursue a career in analytics.

Aleem Damji - BCom

Aleem Damji is a BCom candidate majoring in Honours Economics with a double concentration in Business Analytics and Computer Science. Throughout his time at McGill, he has been involved in various activities ranging from the McGill Inter-Residence Council to student government. In his spare time, Aleem loves to travel and is always looking for a good book to read. Aleem contributed to the project in both a programming role and a qualitative analysis role.

Research Design for Women, Aboriginal, and Minority Entrepreneurs in Supply Chains - IMSF Fall 2018

Research Design for Women, Aboriginal, and Minority Entrepreneurs in Supply Chains

This research project takes a stakeholder’s approach to better understand the challenges that are faced by women, aboriginal, and minority suppliers. Through the development and analysis of numerous interviews with corporate directors, leaders of non-profit organizations, and legislators, the professor and Fellowslookto understand the role and experience of “change agents” involved in supplier diversity programs in Canada. This work will contribute to an academic paper that will increase awareness on the subject and promote diversity in supply chains.

Patricia Hewlin, Sandra Chang, Haoran Wang - MDIIM Fall 2018

Professor Patricia Hewlin

Patricia Faison Hewlin joined McGill University in 2010. She conducts research on how organization members and leaders engage in authentic expression, as well as factors that impede authenticity in everyday work interactions. Her research has centred on employee silence, and the degree to which members suppress personal values and pretend to embrace those of the organization, a behaviour she has termed as “creating facades of conformity”.With the support of Canada's Social Science and Humanities Research Council, ProfessorHewlin'sresearch has expanded to studying the role of authenticity and values among diverse organizational leaders and entrepreneurs in Canada, US and Asia.

Sandra Chang - MBA

Sandra Chang is a first-year MBA candidate completing a dual concentration in Strategy and Finance. She has five years of experience across multiple sectors including entrepreneurship, civil society, and education, and has led several social impact projects. Sandra is determined to use her business skills to create value for society by combining developmental impact with economic sustainability. She is originally from Peru, has travelled to more than 15 countries, and is a big soccer fan.

Haoran Wang - BCom

Haoran Wang is a second-year BCom student, studying International Management and Business Analytics with a minor in Psychology. He is passionate about integrating technology and business initiatives in different settings and the future of social innovation in a global context. Outside of the academic world, he is a storyteller in Mandarin, a cinephile in English, and a beginner in French.

Narrative Theory and International Monetary Fund (IMF) - MDIIM Fall 2018

Narrative Theory and International Monetary Fund (IMF)

This project uses narrative theory to demonstrate how language crafted to tell a particular story shapes normative ideology and generates new actual monetary and economic policy. By using a nuanced narratological analysis of the International Monetary Fund’s internal communications, public statements, speeches, donor meetings, and adjustment rationales, the aim is to understand how these narratives have influenced monetary policy at the IMF-staff and member-state levels.

Lindsay Holmgren, Corinna Ha - MDIIM Fall 2018

Professor Lindsay Holmgren

With an MA and a PhD in English Literature from McGill, Dr. Lindsay Holmgren focuses her research on how language (verbal and non-verbal) influences audiences and the responsibility that influence entails. Thus, her graduate work, which took philosophical and narratological approaches to literature, informs her teaching at the Faculty of Management, the International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL), and at the Faculty of Medicine in Postgraduate Medical Education.

Corinna Ha - BCom

Corinna Ha is a final-year BCom student and McGill Prestige Scholar majoring in Finance. Outside of the lecture hall, Corinna’s passion lies in the public and social sectors. She has co-authored a white paper on global citizenship education presented to UNESCO and drafted policy recommendations at the APEC CEO Summit as a member of the Canadian youth delegation. In a similar capacity, she will be attending the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in October. Corinna brings experience from The Boston Consulting Group and Deloitte’s public sector practice.

Visual-mining Fashion Elements - MDIIM Fall 2018

Visual-mining Fashion Elements

This project aims to develop a visual-mining and machine learning approach to apply to the field of fashion designs. It entails utilizing programming skills to analyze fashion dataset and social media lifestyles photos to forecast sales. The project includes developing a business report and a mini-project that can be used to accelerate new product design processes and refine segmentation targeting accuracy.

Michelle Lu, Yu Ma, Yingchen (Heather) Liu - MDIIM Fall 2018

Professors Michelle Lu and Yu Ma

Michelle Lu is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Desautels Faculty. Her research focuses on Advertising and Consumer Education.

Dr. Yu Ma is Associate Professor of Marketing and Bensadoun Faculty Scholar at McGill University. He obtained his PhD in management from Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis. Before joining McGill, he was Associate Professor at University of Alberta. His research interest includes food marketing, retailing and big data analytics.

Yingchen (Heather) Liu - BCom

Originally from China, Yingchen (Heather) Liu is a third-year BCom student majoring in Statistics for Management with a Minor in Computer Science. Easy-going and reliable, she is always ready to learn new things with a strong sense of responsibility and good team spirit. The combination of her business acumen and technical skills enable her to analyze the fast-changing business environment and develop algorithm-based strategies. Yingchen hopes to pursue a career in the consulting industry.

Sustainable Practices for Smallholder Farmers in Developing Countries - IMSF Fall 2018

Sustainable Practices for Smallholder Farmers in Developing Countries

This research project focuses on how smallholder farmers in developing countries are able to access financing to develop sustainable practices. The work is being conducted in collaboration with a local non-profit organization specialized in international sustainable finance.

Paola Perez-Aleman, Sarah Bloch - MDIIM Fall 2018

Professor Paola Perez-Aleman

Dr. Paola Perez-Aleman is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization at McGill University. Her research and expertise lie at the intersection of management, strategy, and international development. The focus of her work is on the processes that build capabilities of enterprises, foster innovation and advance economic development.

Her research areas include Emerging Market Strategy, Entrepreneurship, International Management, Social Innovation, Sustainable Development, and Technology & Innovation.

Sarah Bloch - BCom

Sarah Bloch is a third-year BCom student majoring in International Management with a concentration in Strategic Management: Social Business and Enterprise and a minor in Political Science. Over the course of her studies, she has been involved in a number of student organizations and held leadership positions with McGill Students for UNICEF. She has also completed two international exchange programs, one in China and one in Germany. A dual French-American citizen fluent in four languages, she hopes to pursue an international career fostering collaboration between businesses, non-profit organizations, and governments to solve global social and environmental challenges.

Development of an International Academic Research Network - MDIIM Fall 2018

Development of an International Academic Research Network

Building on a research workshop hosted in May 2018 at Desautels, this project will support a platform for academics and graduate students to engage in research on Distances In Organizations (DIO). A second edition of the workshop is planned for May 2019 in New York City. Along with this workshop, the student fellow will manage the DIO network and support the dissemination of resources and publications through a monthly newsletter.

Jean-Nicolas Reyt, Geetika Kumar - MDIIM Fall 2018

Professor Jean-Nicolas Reyt

Jean-Nicolas Reyt is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management. He received a PhD in Management from Paris-Dauphine University. Prior to joining Desautels, he was a visiting scholar at New York University. Professor Reyt's research focuses on the relationship between employees' mental representations of their work and important work outcomes including creativity, exploratory learning, and interpersonal influence. He also studies mobile technology-facilitated work and other organizational factors that influence mental representations.

Geetika Kumar - MBA

Geetika is a second year MBA student at McGill University concentrating in Global Strategy and Leadership with more than six years of experience in consumer services in the beauty and wellness industry in India. A persuasive and result oriented family business owner & manager, Geetika enjoys cooking, swimming and trading in her spare time. She is currently working on the Development of a Research Network where she is helping to organize a research workshop on and manage the network of Distances in Organisations, the aim of which is to provide a platform for academics and graduate students engaged in research to share their findings and ideas.

Analyzing Effective Brand Cheerleaders - MDIIM Fall 2018

Analyzing Effective Brand Cheerleaders

With analytics and digital marketing, this project will develop an engagement strategy for a local non-profit healthcare organization promoting healthy lifestyle choices.

Nathan Yang, Hien Thu Thai - MDIIM Fall 2018

Professor Nathan Yang

Nathan Yang is an Assistant Professor in Marketing at McGill Desautels Faculty of Management. His main research interests are in big data and machine learning, health and wellness, behavioural science, retail, and empirical industrial organization. In addition to retailer expansion strategies, he has worked on (or is currently working on) projects that focus on various aspects of customer relationship management in a diverse set of industries, including appliances, bike sharing, car rentals, electronic health platforms, fast fashion, loan markets, social media, large international commercial weight loss programs, mobile weight loss apps, and video games. His most recent research attempts to blend together behavioural science, big data, and machine learning to help nudge people towards healthier lifestyles.

Hien Thu Thai - MBA

Originally from Vietnam, Hien Thai is an MBA candidate majoring in Business Analytics. She has five years of working experience in CPG and travels technology with the focus on business development and internet marketing analytics. She is passionate about growth marketing strategies for the entire funnel of the customer journey. By bringing her background and experience in analytics and digital marketing, Hien’s roles is to help to develop engagement strategy forCapsana - a non-profit healthcare organization, which is ultimately to promote a healthy lifestyle. Besides, Hien is also a frequent podcast listener, who loves cycling and hiking

 


Community Partnerships

Surgical Innovation Program - MDIIM Fall 2018

Surgical Innovation Program

The Surgical Innovation Program is a cross-disciplinary program that equips trainees to enter the medical technology sector. The program is delivered jointly by McGill University, École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), and Concordia University. Student teams are formed to bring together expertise in business, engineering, computer science, and surgery through an experiential simulated start-up process for new Clinical technologies. Physical devices, as well as digital health (including Artificial Intelligence) devices, are developed.

Jan Jorgensen, Jake Barralet, Arpit Jasm, Ebram Salama, Inara Lalani, Matthew Wilson - MDIIM Fall 2018

Professors Jan Jorgensen and Dr. Jake Barralet

Jan Jorgensen joined McGill's Faculty of Management in 1980. He previously taught at the University of Waterloo and Dalhousie University. Dr. Jorgensen directs the master's program in Economic Policy Management (EPM), which is offered jointly by the Faculty of Management and the Department of Economics. His current research interests include organizational responses to globalization in selected industries, strategic collaboration, and public sector divestment and restructuring in industrialized and developing countries. He is particularly interested in the transferability of western management know-how to developing and emerging market economies.

Dr. Jake Barralet is a professor at McGill University and scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre; Vice Chair Surgery Research; and Director of Research for the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at McGill University. His expertise includes biomaterials nanomaterials innovation, with 15 years academic and 3 years of industrial experience. Interested science and making it work with a focus on tissue regeneration and material synthesis. Interested in productive partnerships to achieve the goal of bringing new innovations to the public.

Dr. Arpit Jasm - MBA

Arpit Jasm is a medical doctor from India, with five years of clinical experience across private and public healthcare sectors. He was the co-founder of a healthcare start-up that explored the opportunities in medical second opinions. His passion for learning new skills and reaching innovative solutions to contemporary healthcare issues brought him to McGill for his MBA in Global Strategy and Leadership. Upon completion, he looks forward to working in strategy development and clinical operations in the Healthcare sector.

Dr. Ebram Salama - MBA

Ebram Salama is an MBA candidate majoring in finance. Following his BHSc in global health at McMaster University, he obtained his MD degree from McGill and practiced as a general surgery resident. His passions lie in the utilization of business as a vehicle for improving societal welfare. Moreover, he has a particular interest in the intersection of business, innovation, and healthcare.

Inara Lalani - BCom

Inara Lalani is a second-year BCom student majoring in Information Systems with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. She has spent her life growing up in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Poland, Pakistan, and Canada. Amidst the vibrancy and multiculturalism, her time in certain developing countries exposed her to widespread economic and social inequalities, which have since inspired her interest in social business. She is particularly passionate about improving access to health care for marginalized individuals and is interested in pursuing strategy consulting to make a long-lasting impact.

Matthew Wilson - BCom

Matthew Wilson is a second-year BCom student majoring in Finance with a concentration in Business Analytics. He previously worked at the McGill Center for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) as a Research Assistant in Health Analytics. His project involved data mining from MyFitnessPal to study the impact of cognitive interventions as therapies for overweight patients. During the summer of 2019, he will be working as a Healthcare Economics Intern at Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC. Matthew currently serves as Chairman of The Association of North American Charitable Organizations (TANACO) and he is passionate about public speaking, entrepreneurship and he is an avid swimmer.

 

Teaching and Course Materials

Sustainability Teaching Case - MDIIM Fall 2018

Sustainability Teaching Case

This project will be developing a strategy teaching case about Foodchain, a restaurant located in downtown Montreal. Foodchain innovates the way industrial prep machines are traditionally used and streamlines its operations to create healthy fast-food. The teaching case will explore the unique business model of Foodchain and its modern approach to sustainability.

Dror Etzion, Carlene Ayukawa, Dove Osman - MDIIM Fall 2018

Professor Dror Etzion

Dror Etzion is an associate professor of strategy and organizations at the Desautels Faculty of Management and an associate member of the McGill School of the Environment. He is currently the Director of the Centre for Strategy Studies in Organizations. His work emphasizes the importance of local initiatives to promote sustainability, as opposed to an over-reliance on hierarchical approaches such as international agreements and other top-down approaches.

Carlene Ayukawa - BCom

Carly is in her last year at Desautels, majoring in Managing for Sustainability and concentrating in International Business. Carly recently interned at Made in Montreal, a non-profit urban planning organization which aims to support a network of makers and manufacturers in the city. Carly hopes to continue working in the sphere of the social economy, with the goal of integrating sustainability into business.

Dove Osman - BCom

Dove Osman is entering his third and final year at the Desautels Faculty of Management, where he is majoring in Organisational Behaviour and is taking a concentration in Management for Sustainability. Born in Canada, Dove grew up in a very international setting as a globe trotter and speaks both English and French. After his undergraduate degree, Dove aspires to attend McGill Law school, with a particular passion to labour law and commercial disputes.

Negotiations Simulations Teaching Case - MDIIM Fall 2018

Negotiations Simulations Teaching Case

This project is developing a case study about quantified negotiation simulations as they are rarely assessed and quantified negotiations allow students to see a more objective picture of negotiation performance. It is anticipated that the case will be submitted to a prestigious research center on dispute resolution. This case may also be used at graduate level courses in the Desautels Faculty.

Jean-Nicolas Reyt, Hamza Khalid, Yuliya Novosad - MDIIM Fall 2018

Professor Jean-Nicolas Reyt

Jean-Nicolas Reyt is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management. He received a PhD in Management from Paris-Dauphine University. Prior to joining Desautels, he was a visiting scholar at New York University. Professor Reyt's research focuses on the relationship between employees' mental representations of their work and important work outcomes including creativity, exploratory learning, and interpersonal influence. He also studies mobile technology-facilitated work and other organizational factors that influence mental representations.

Hamza Khalid - MBA

Hamza Khalid is a second year MBA student doing his concentration in Marketing. He has three years of experience in Supply Chain Management and Marketing in Pakistan, working in the Manufacturing and Advertising industry respectively. At McGill, Hamza is working as the co-founder of a student-led agri-tech startup which aims to revolutionize the lives of farmers. He aims to use his problem-solving skills to help improve the lives of people and bring a positive change to the world. Hamza is a member of the McGill Squash team and regularly watches cricket and tennis in his spare time. He is also a former Chess Champion, Best Swimmer and Debater in college. He has played polo since childhood and hopes to represent Canada in this sport some day.

Yuliya Novosad - BCom

Yuliya Novosad is currently studying an International Management major and an Environment minor (BCom) at Desautels. Through her degree, she has had the opportunity to study in France as well as learn Mandarin. She was highly involved in the Ukrainian-Canadian community, public speaking and performing to raise awareness of the Ukrainian culture and its political issues. Yuliya is passionate about strategy, organizational behaviour, and psychology. In the future, she is planning an international career in either Consulting, Project Management, and/or Diplomacy.

Finance Teaching Case - MDIIM Fall 2018

Finance Teaching Case

This project will be developing a finance teaching case based on the acquisition of Formula One by Liberty Media Group in January 2017. As part of this project, student fellows will be involved in all aspects of the case writing process and will work in conjunction with an external project sponsor who has first-hand experience and involvement with this transaction.

David Schumacher, Héloïse Marie Bon, Michaël Richard - MDIIM Fall 2018

Professor David Schumacher

David Schumacher is an Assistant Professor in the Finance Area at the Desautels Faculty of Management. His empirical and theoretical research is primarily concerned with themes in global investment management. In particular, he is interested in the portfolio choice and performance of international institutional investors as well as the industrial organization of the global investment management industry. Prior to joining Desautels, David received his PhD in Finance from INSEAD under the supervision of Bernard Dumas and Massimo Massa.

Héloïse Marie Bon - BCom

Héloïse is a third-year Bcom student majoring in finance with a concentration in business analytics. She is passionate about integrating data analysis processes to facilitate strategic decision-making that sits at the core of any business, particularly in the finance sector. During her free time she loves to run, swim or cycle. Originally from France, she has lived in the United Kingdom during her childhood. She hopes to broaden her horizons by pursuing an international career in the finance field.

Michaël Richard - BCom

Michael Richard is currently completing a BCom in Finance. Throughout his studies, he has been involved in various extracurricular projects, such as McGill Not-for-Profit Consulting, and he was a member of the varsity basketball team for two seasons, during which the team won two provincial championships. In his spare time, Michael loves to play any sports and read a good book. Upon graduation, he plans to pursue a career in investment banking.

 


 

Winter 2019

 


 

 

 

Academic Research

 

Bridging Food Systems and Business-Based Research into Viable Social Businesses - IMSF Winter 2019

Bridging Food Systems and Business-Based Research into Viable Social Businesses

This project aims to integrate knowledge on community food interventions and innovations in Quebec by bridging the gap between community-based research and business research. A multidisciplinary team of researchers has partnered with entrepreneurs from the community to understand whether this knowledge is being translated into viable social businesses.

Nii Addy, Valentine Touzeau, Veronica Chen - IMSF Winter 2019

Professor Nii Addy

Nii Addy is an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, where he also conducts research at the McGill Center for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE). Dr. Addy is an Affiliate Member of McGill’s Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID). Dr. Addy’s work focuses on effecting sustainable organizational and institutional change through multi-stakeholder partnerships spanning societal sectors (public, private and civil society) and industrial sectors (education, nutrition, health, agriculture, etc.)

Valentine Touzeau - BCom

Valentine is a third-year BCom student in Strategic Management and International Business. By volunteering as part of McGill’s EXCler program, she discovered the potential of social business and their reach in the community. Although she grew up in France, she hopes to broaden her horizons and work in an international setting solving social issues and contributing to the global development of promising companies and projects. In this project, she worked with stakeholders from different sectors in order to analyze their data and develop solutions to improve the management of their various resources.

Veronica Chen - BCom

Veronica Chen is a third-year BCom Student majoring in Finance with a minor in computer science. Originally from China, her international experience inspired her interests in social business, sustainability and entrepreneurship. During her time at McGill, she has been involved in various student clubs and volunteer projects from McGill Bankers in Asia to an art market analytics startup. Veronica hopes to pursue a career in investment banking, and she will be working as a sales and trading analyst at HSBC this summer.

Manager Mobility in the Mutual Fund Industry - MDIIM Winter 2019

Manager Mobility in the Mutual Fund Industry

Human capital-intensive, asset management firms face a significant loss of knowledge and client relationships when individual portfolio managers depart. To counter this, firms have increasingly run services on a team basis, but this approach has facilitated a paradox of co-mobility, where a team of asset managers leaves to exploit their collective expertise and relationships. By initiating and evaluating conversations with mutual fund managers, the research project aims to look at patterns of portfolio managers’ mobility in asset management firms and their impact on firm-client relationships.

Kwangjun An, Falah Rajput - MDIIM Winter 2019

Professor Kwangjun An

Kwangjun An is an assistant professor of Strategy and Organization. His research draws on organization theory to study organizational outcomes such as networks, change, growth and survival. In particular, he is interested in entrepreneurial firms, market networks and mobility of professionals. His current research projects focus on venture capital law firms and examine how they play a broker role between start-ups and venture capital firms. He also studies the U.S. mutual fund industry with particular attention to how the mobility of professionals can cause the organization to make important strategic changes. He uses mix-method approaches in his research, which range from large-scale data analyses to interviews and content analysis.

Falah Rajput - BCom

Falah Rajput is a third-year B. Com student, studying finance and analytics. Outside of class, Falah is very involved on campus, having helped launch the inaugural edition of a global buy-side case competition, and is now serving on the board of an independent campus publication. Originally from Pakistan, Falah has previously lived in the Middle East and Africa. He spent the previous summer working on a human-centred consulting engagement in South Africa and intends to use this cross-cultural mindset to pursue a career in consulting. In his free time, he can be found discussing public policy with friends and binge-watching Prime Minister's Questions.

Market Manipulation in Financial Securities for Retail Investors - MDIIM Winter 2019

Market Manipulation in Financial Securities for Retail Investors

Conducting research on potential contractual manipulations from funds during the volatility crisis of February 2018. More specifically, studying potential front running practices, timing difference in pricing, and differences in the market and the ETN fund performance. This project will be to research the extent to which apparent manipulations were systematic, properly disclosed and whether it resulted in material gains/losses for the funds and the clients.

Patrick Augustin, Sebastien Betermier, Ludovic Van den Bergen - MDIIM Winter 2019

Professors Patrick Augustin and Sebastien Betermier

Patrick Augustin is Assistant Professor of Finance at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. Professor Augustin’s research interests include derivatives, risk management, empirical asset pricing, sovereign credit risk and macro-finance. He has published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and in the Journal of Investment Management. His work on insider trading has been widely covered in the financial press, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Globe and Mail. Before joining academia, he worked as a structured credit officer at Dexia and as attaché to the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Sebastien Betermier is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. His research seeks to understand the relationships between risk and return and how these drive investors in their investment decisions and contribute to the development of sustainable pension systems. His work appears in top finance journals and has received several distinctions, including the lead article in the Journal of Finance in 2017. Professor Betermier teaches Investment Management and Pension Investing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has been recognized repeatedly through nominations for teaching excellence which includes receiving the Desautels Distinguished Teaching Award and coaching the winning team of the PRMIA international risk management challenge in 2016 and 2017. He was named one of the World's Best 40 under 40 Business School Professors by Poets and Quants in 2017.

Ludovic Van den Bergen - BCom

Ludovic Van den Bergen is a senior in the Honours in Investment Management program. He previously completed a B.A. Hons. in Economics and Islamic studies. He has presented an interest rate recommendation to the Bank of Canada and has worked in think tanks. His interest in finance and governance is what leads him to pursue research on potential market manipulations during crises. After graduation, Ludovic will pursue a career in management consulting at McKinsey & Company.

Price Anchoring and Consumers' Valuation of Digital Goods - IMSF Winter 2019

Price Anchoring and Consumers' Valuation of Digital Goods

The digitalization of the music industry, in conjunction with the easiness and low cost of duplicating music, has led consumers to be reluctant to pay for the digital goods they consume. Companies are now facing serious problems to generate new revenue streams as they compete with the “free” music platforms. This project aims to understand what motivates individuals to pay for digital goods in a Pay What You Want context.

Genevieve Bassellier, Jui Ramaprasad, Eva Redondo Cruselles - MDIIM Winter 2019

Professors Genevieve Bassellier and Jui Ramaprasad

Genevieve Bassellier joined the Faculty of Management in 2001. While a Ph.D.student at the University of British Columbia, she was Managing Editor of Information Systems Research, and Coordinator for the Bureau for e-business Research at the Faculty of Commerce at UBC. Her research also looks at how organizations can best leverage their intellectual capital through knowledge adoption from online knowledge communities, knowledge integration in geographically dispersed teams, and knowledge requirements in the context of outsourcing.

Jui Ramaprasad joined the Faculty of Management in fall 2009. She received her doctorate in Management, Information Systems from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. She holds a B.S. from the University of Southern California. Professor Ramaprasad’s research examines the impact of IT-enabled social interactions on behaviour and outcomes in two main domains: music and dating, two industries that have been transformed significantly by information technology.

Eva Redondo Cruselles - BCom

Eva Redondo Cruselles is a third-year BCom student majoring in Marketing with a concentration in Business Analytics. Throughout her time at McGill, she has been heavily involved in social entrepreneurship and is currently VP Marketing at Enactus McGill. Originally from Spain, Eva is fluent in 3 languages, loves to draw, and hopes to pursue a career in either marketing or analytics in the tech industry.

Technology Adoption, Corporate Culture, and Firm Performance - MDIIM Winter 2019

Technology Adoption, Corporate Culture, and Firm Performance

This project will explore how different corporate cultures, i.e. systems of norms and values that guide work within companies, can support or inhibit the ability of firms to successfully adopt and profit from novel technology. Research has largely ignored how more informal characteristics of organizations help explain which companies do and do not benefit. The fellows are expected to assist with the development of the theory and hypothesis, the cleaning and manipulating of the data as well as the preliminary data analysis.

Matthew Corritore, Anam Hossain - MDIIM Winter 2019

Professor Matthew Corritore

Matthew Corritore is an assistant professor of Strategy & Organization in the Desautels Faculty of Management. He joined the faculty in 2018 after completing his Ph.D. in Macro-Organizational Behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Matthew investigates questions related to corporate culture and non-standard work. His research agenda consists of two streams: 1) Cultural Heterogeneity and Firm Performance and 2) Nonstandard Work and Job Quality.

Anam Hossain - BCom

Anam Hossain is a second-year BCom student pursuing a major in Marketing and a concentration in Business Analytics. She was born and raised in India before moving to Canada for University. She is part of and holds executive positions in student organizations such as MUS Marketing Network, Tashan Dance Company and P[h]assion. She hopes to pursue a career in data analysis and/or brand management.

Gendered Patterns in Culinary Entrepreneurship - IMSF Winter 2019
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Gendered Patterns in Culinary Entrepreneurship

Being female and becoming an entrepreneur is a challenging path and research has shown that women-led start-ups perform worse on almost every performance measure – survival, growth, employment, and income. These challenges, however, are particularly acute for female entrepreneurs in male-dominated fields. This raises the question of how female entrepreneurs can gain entry and establish new and sustainable ventures in these industries. This project will attempt to address this critical question by looking at the experiences of female chefs within the culinary industry, an occupation that has been historically male-dominated.

Daphne Demetry, Brianna Mooney - MDIIM Winter 2019

Professor Daphne Demetry

Daphne Demetry is an assistant professor of Strategy & Organization in the Desautels Faculty of Management. She joined the faculty in 2017 after a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Centre for Corporate Reputation at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. She completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at Northwestern University. As an organizational sociologist, Daphne investigates questions related to organizational theory, culture, economic sociology and entrepreneurship.

Brianna Mooney - BCom

Brianna Mooney is in her final year of McGill’s BCom program, completing a major in Managing for Sustainability. She is passionate about environmental and social sustainability and aims to promote social and technological innovation as tools for businesses and organizations to embed sustainability at the core of their missions. She also aspires to empower women to be catalysts for change toward more equitable and sustainable societies through her involvement with McGill Women in Leadership and through the start of her own health and wellness business. In her free time, Brianna enjoys cooking, photography, and watching inspiring documentaries.

Examining Patient Tracking in Healthcare - MDIIM Winter 2019

Examining Patient Tracking in Healthcare

The project looks at the typical treatment pathways followed by cancer patients and the factors contributing to deviations from this path. After analyzing the presence of regional and local hospitals and healthcare facilities to understand the optimal allocation for facilities in these areas the Fellows will study the optimal resource allocation at the patient, organizational, and societal level. The project benefits from collaboration with the CISSS de Laval which is providing data and medical expertise on the project.

Kartik Ganju, Madelyn Aaron, Aleem Damji - MDIIM Winter 2019

Professor Kartik Ganju

Kartik Ganju joined the Faculty of Management in fall 2016. He received his doctorate in Business Administration from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. He has a Masters degree in Operational Research from the London School of Economics and a Bachelors degree in Statistics from Delhi University. Professor Ganju's research examines the impact of IT on healthcare and societal issues.

Madelyn Aaron - BCom

Madelyn Aaron is a fourth-year BCom student currently pursuing a triple concentration in Business Analytics, Operations Management and Organizational Behaviour. Over her last four years at McGill, she has been involved in multiple student organizations, such as the McGill Data Network, and P[h]assion, a charity fashion show to raise money for AIDS Community Care Montreal. She hopes to pursue a career in analytics.

Aleem Damji - BCom

Aleem Damji is a BCom candidate majoring in Honours Economics with a double concentration in Business Analytics and Computer Science. Throughout his time at McGill, he has been involved in various activities ranging from the McGill Inter-Residence Council to student government. In his spare time, Aleem loves to travel and is always looking for a good book to read. Aleem contributed to the project in both a programming role and a qualitative analysis role.

Women, Aboriginal, and Minority Entrepreneurs in Supply Chains - MDIIM Winter 2019

Women, Aboriginal, and Minority Entrepreneurs in Supply Chains

This research project takes a stakeholder’s approach to better understand the challenges that are faced by women, aboriginal, and minority suppliers. Through the development and analysis of numerous interviews with corporate directors, leaders of non-profit organizations, and legislators, the professor and Fellowslookto understand the role and experience of “change agents” involved in supplier diversity programs in Canada. This work will contribute to an academic paper that will increase awareness on the subject and promote diversity in supply chains.

Patricia Hewlin, Sandra Chang - MDIIM Winter 2019

Professor Patricia Hewlin

Patricia Faison Hewlin joined McGill University in 2010. She conducts research on how organization members and leaders engage in authentic expression, as well as factors that impede authenticity in everyday work interactions. Her research has centred on employee silence, and the degree to which members suppress personal values and pretend to embrace those of the organization, a behaviour she has termed as “creating facades of conformity”.With the support of Canada's Social Science and Humanities Research Council, ProfessorHewlin'sresearch has expanded to studying the role of authenticity and values among diverse organizational leaders and entrepreneurs in Canada, US and Asia.

Sandra Chang - MBA

Sandra Chang is a second-year MBA candidate completing a dual concentration in Strategy and Finance. She has five years of experience across multiple sectors including entrepreneurship, civil society, and education, and has led several social impact projects. Sandra is determined to use her business skills to create value for society by combining developmental impact with economic sustainability. She is originally from Peru, has travelled to more than 15 countries, and is a big soccer fan.

Narrative Theory and International Monetary Fund (IMF) - MDIIM Winter 2019

Narrative Theory and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

This project uses narrative theory to demonstrate how language crafted to tell a particular story shapes normative ideology and generates new actual monetary and economic policy. By using a nuanced narratological analysis of the International Monetary Fund’s internal communications, public statements, speeches, donor meetings, and adjustment rationales, the aim is to understand how these narratives have influenced monetary policy at the IMF-staff and member-state levels.

Lindsay Holmgren, Corinna Ha, Colin Donahoe - MDIIM Winter 2019

Professor Lindsay Holmgren

With an MA and a Ph.D. in English Literature from McGill, Dr. Lindsay Holmgren focuses her research on how language (verbal and non-verbal) influences audiences and the responsibility that influence entails. Thus, her graduate work, which took philosophical and narratological approaches to literature, informs her teaching at the Faculty of Management, the International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL), and at the Faculty of Medicine in Postgraduate Medical Education.

Corinna Ha - BCom

Corinna Ha is a final-year BCom student and McGill Prestige Scholar majoring in Finance. Outside of the lecture hall, Corinna’s passion lies in the public and social sectors. She has co-authored a white paper on global citizenship education presented to UNESCO and drafted policy recommendations at the APEC CEO Summit as a member of the Canadian youth delegation. In a similar capacity, she will be attending the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in October. Corinna brings experience from The Boston Consulting Group and Deloitte’s public sector practice.

Colin Donahoe - BCom

Colin is in his fourth year of the BCom program studying Economics. His academic passions lie at the intersection of economics, management, geography and psychology. At McGill, Colin currently sits on the University Senate and has previously served as Vice President of Academic Affairs of the Management Undergraduate Society. Outside of class, Colin runs marathons and enjoys downhill skiing.

Analyzing the role of Social Media Monitoring in 911 Emergency Management - MDIIM Winter 2019

Analyzing the role of Social Media Monitoring in 911 Emergency Management

Performing statistical and data analysis of 9-1-1 call logs to gain insight into different aspects of emergency management organizations and the types of situations they handle. The fellows will also structure mass amounts of collected data to allow for efficient analysis, code programs to organize the data and write brief reports on the interpretation of the results.

Arvind Karunakaran, Yuan Tian, Dixon Wong - MDIIM Winter 2019

Professor Arvind Karunakaran

Arvind Karunakaran is an Assistant Professor in the Strategy and Organization area at Desautels Faculty of Management. His areas of expertise include Coordination, Sociology of Professions/Occupations, Impact of AI and Analytics on Jobs & Work Practices, Platforms/Two-sided Markets, and Power, Status, and Authority.

Yuan Tian - BCom

Yuan Tian is a third-year BCom student majoring in Finance with a concentration in Business Analytics. She is patient and passionate about learning new skills from challenges. Throughout her time in McGill, she participated in various on-campus activities and devoted most of her spare time to volunteer work. Originally from China, she is capable of 3 languages. Besides, she enjoys travelling and tasting local delicacies. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career integrating both Finance and Data Analytics.

Dixon Wong - BCom

Dixon Wong is a second-year BCom student completing a Finance major and Business Analytics concentration. Passionate about both financial and analytical innovation, he is interested in how new technological transformations can create meaningful impact in the world. His experience in case competitions and currently work for the McGill Management International Case Competition inspires him to pursue a career in consulting, risk management, and analytics.

Visual-mining Fashion Elements - MDIIM Winter 2019

Visual-mining Fashion Elements

This project aims to develop a visual-mining and machine learning approach to apply to the field of fashion designs. It entails utilizing programming skills to analyze fashion dataset and social media lifestyles photos to forecast sales. The project includes developing a business report and a mini-project that can be used to accelerate new product design processes and refine segmentation targeting accuracy.

Michelle Lu, Yu Ma, Yingchen (Heather) Liu - MDIIM Winter 2019

Professors Michelle Lu and Yu Ma

Michelle Lu is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Desautels Faculty. Her research focuses on Advertising and Consumer Education.

Dr. Yu Ma is Associate Professor of Marketing and Bensadoun Faculty Scholar at McGill University. He obtained his Ph.D. in management from Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis. Before joining McGill, he was Associate Professor at the University of Alberta. His research interest includes food marketing, retailing and big data analytics.

Yingchen (Heather) Liu - BCom

Originally from China, Yingchen (Heather) Liu is a third-year BCom student majoring in Statistics for Management with a Minor in Computer Science. Easy-going and reliable, she is always ready to learn new things with a strong sense of responsibility and good team spirit. The combination of her business acumen and technical skills enable her to analyze the fast-changing business environment and develop algorithm-based strategies. Yingchen hopes to pursue a career in the consulting industry.

Impact of Nutrition Navigation Program on Consumer Purchases - IMSF Winter 2019

Impact of Nutrition Navigation Program on Consumer Purchases

This project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a nutrition navigation program implemented by a major Canadian grocery chain using analytical tools. It involves developing machine learning models based on a large amount of shopping basket data. This analysis will allow the team to guide future marketing decisions as well as identify changes in purchase behaviour.

Yu Ma, Vittoria Vecchioli - IMSF Winter 2019

Professor Yu Ma

Dr. Yu Ma is Associate Professor of Marketing and Bensadoun Faculty Scholar at McGill University. He obtained his Ph.D. in management from Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis. Before joining McGill, he was Associate Professor at the University of Alberta. His research interest includes food marketing, retailing and big data analytics.

Vittoria Vecchioli - BCom

Vittoria is a third-year BCom student completing a double concentration in Information System and Business Analytics and a Minor in Computer Science. Over the course of her studies she developed a strong interest in how data analytics can be used to make and improve business decisions. Originally from France and Italy, she has lived in London for a few years. She hopes to broaden her horizon by pursuing an international career in the field of data analysis.

Analyzing Insights on Personality Traits of Executives - IMSF Winter 2019

Analyzing Insights on Personality Traits of Executives

The fellows will be analyzing existing literature and transcripts of interviews that Professor Moore has conducted in order to identify key insights related to introverts and extroverts in the C-Suite. They will then be working with Professor Moore to communicate these insights to the public through articles released in a variety of publications.

Karl Moore, Mark Henderson, Eric Shwartz - IMSF Winter 2019

Professor Karl Moore

Dr. Karl Moore joined McGill's Faculty of Management in autumn 2000, where he teaches graduate courses in globalization and leadership. He has taught extensively in executive education and MBA programs with leading universities including Oxford, LBS, Cambridge, IMD, Darden, Cornell, INSEAD, Duke, the Drucker School, the Rotterdam School of Management, IIM Bangalore, Queen's and McGill. He was recently nominated for the 2017 Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards in the Leadership Category as a top thinker in the area for his work on introverts/extroverts in the C-Suite & Millennials. Seven other nominees included faculty from Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Penn and Dartmouth.

Mark Henderson - BCom

Mark Henderson is a fourth-year Finance student at the Desautels Faculty of Management. Over the course of undergrad, Mark interned at Cisco Systems, Labatt Breweries, and The Boston Consulting Group. Outside of work and school, Mark enjoys running, participating in case competitions, and helping McGill students land careers in consulting. He is training for a marathon in the Spring of 2019 and currently co-presides over the McGill Consulting Association.

Eric Shwartz - BCom

Eric is in his final year of studies as a BCOM student at McGill, where he is pursuing a dual concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Upon graduation, Eric will be launching his career as an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company, where he hopes to develop skills that will one day enable him to run his own company. Outside of the classroom, Eric is an avid reader and is passionate about Crossfit.

Sustainable Practices for Smallholder Farmers in Developing Countries - IMSF Winter 2019

Sustainable Practices for Smallholder Farmers in Developing Countries

This research project focuses on how smallholder farmers in developing countries are able to access financing to develop sustainable practices. The work is being conducted in collaboration with a local non-profit organization specialized in international sustainable finance.

Paola Perez-Aleman, Sarah Bloch, Fiorella Rojas - IMSF Winter 2019

Professor Paola Perez-Aleman

Dr. Paola Perez-Aleman is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization at McGill University. Her research and expertise lie at the intersection of management, strategy, and international development. The focus of her work is on the processes that build capabilities of enterprises, foster innovation and advance economic development. Her research areas include Emerging Market Strategy, Entrepreneurship, International Management, Social Innovation, Sustainable Development, and Technology & Innovation.

Sarah Bloch - BCom

Sarah Bloch is a third-year BCom student majoring in International Management with a concentration in Strategic Management: Social Business and Enterprise and a minor in Political Science. Over the course of her studies, she has been involved in a number of student organizations and held leadership positions with McGill Students for UNICEF. She has also completed two international exchange programs, one in China and one in Germany. A dual French-American citizen fluent in four languages, she hopes to pursue an international career fostering collaboration between businesses, non-profit organizations, and governments to solve global social and environmental challenges.

Fiorella Rojas - MBA

Fiorella Rojas is a second-year MBA candidate majoring in Finance and Global Strategy and Leadership. She holds a B.S in Finance and International Business from St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, and has 7 years of experience in Corporate Finance within the International Commerce Industry in Peru. During her time at McGill, Fiorella has been involved in leadership roles and case competitions related to sustainable finance practices. She looks forward to contributing to her knowledge of the Latin American market and expertise in Finance. In her spare time, Fiorella enjoys volunteering and making silver jewelry.

Social Impact of Bike Sharing in Smart Cities - IMSF Winter 2019

Social Impact of Bike Sharing in Smart Cities

Urban shared mobility is increasingly prevalent. The aim of this project is to investigate its implications on social welfare. To this end, we will explore the bike share data of Chicago and Montreal and apply advanced data analytics tools. The potential impact is to inform policymakers about how to promote a bike share system onward.

Wei Qi, Ziyue Wang - IMSF Winter 2019

Professor Wei Qi

https://www.mcgill.ca/desautels/wei-qiDr. Wei Qi is an assistant professor in Operations Management at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. His research interests include Energy & transportation systems operations management (e.g. energy storage, electric vehicles, renewables); New techno-economic models, e.g.: urban-scale systems integration, sharing economy in e-commerce, transactive energy; Supply chain design and management; and Data analytics.

Ziyue Wang - BCom

Ziyue Wang is a second-year BCom student studying Finance and Mathematics. She is interested in technological innovation in financial services and plans to pursue a career in the fintech industry. She is also concerned about environmental and social sustainability, and she hopes to use qualitative skills and financial knowledge to help non-profit organizations perform more efficiently. In her spare time, she actively volunteers in the neighbourhood and gets involved in different NGOs’ programs.

Development of an International Academic Research Network - IMSF Winter 2019

Development of an International Academic Research Network

Building on a research workshop hosted in May 2018 at Desautels, this project will support a platform for academics and graduate students to engage in research on Distances In Organizations (DIO). A second edition of the workshop is planned for May 2019 in New York City. Along with this workshop, the student fellow will manage the DIO network and support the dissemination of resources and publications through a monthly newsletter.

Jean-Nicolas Reyt, Geetika Kumar - IMSF Winter 2019

Professor Jean-Nicolas Reyt

Jean-Nicolas Reyt is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management. He received a Ph.D. in Management from Paris-Dauphine University. Prior to joining Desautels, he was a visiting scholar at New York University. Professor Reyt's research focuses on the relationship between employees' mental representations of their work and important work outcomes including creativity, exploratory learning, and interpersonal influence. He also studies mobile technology-facilitated work and other organizational factors that influence mental representations.

Geetika Kumar - MBA

Geetika is a second year MBA student at McGill University concentrating in Global Strategy and Leadership with more than six years of experience in consumer services in the beauty and wellness industry in India. A persuasive and result oriented family business owner & manager, Geetika enjoys cooking, swimming and trading in her spare time. She is currently working on the Development of a Research Network where she is helping to organize a research workshop on and manage the network of Distances in Organisations, the aim of which is to provide a platform for academics and graduate students engaged in research to share their findings and ideas.

Analysis of Patient Flows in Surgical Unit - IMSF Winter 2019

Analysis of Patient Flows in Surgical Unit

Patient flow analysis program is targeted towards working closely with staff members of Centre Hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal (CHUM) to develop a solid understanding of their operational challenges and improve their productivity by increasing number of surgeries performed per year. The aim of this project is to reduce the waiting time by carrying out a detailed analysis of patient flow and developing a predictive model which will be used to validate the adequacy of Operation Room allocations.

Vedat Verter, Beste Kucukyazici, Ishita Arora, Seline (Mei) Grundison - IMSF Winter 2019

Professors Vedat Verter and Beste Kucukyazici

James McGill Professor Vedat Verter is the Editor-in-Chief of Socio-Economic Planning Sciences
. He is the Founding Director of the Canada-wide NSERC CREATE Program on Healthcare Operations & Information Management
. He serves as Director of the McGill MD-MBA Program. Since 2012 he has served as the Associate Director (Health) of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management.

Vedat Verter joined McGill's Faculty of Management in 1995 as part of the Management Science area. During his sabbatical in 2001-02, he was a visiting professor at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Before joining McGill, he taught at the University of Alberta and Bilkent University. He had also worked in the Research & Development Centre of Koc Holding, the largest industrial corporation in Turkey, as a project manager for five years.

Dr. Beste Kucukyazici is an Assistant Professor of Operation Management at Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University. She is also a Research Associate at St. Mary's Research Center and a Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. Prior to joining McGill University, Dr. Kucukyazici was a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program from 2009 to 2012. She holds a Ph.D. in Operations Management from McGill University and also participated as a practitioner trainee in the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Health Informatics Strategic Training Program (CHPSTP).

Ishita Arora - MBA

: Ishita Arora is a final year MBA candidate completing her concentration in Business Analytics. She has a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from India and five years of professional experience as a design engineer in the Semiconductor Industry. She is keen on developing new skills and enjoys solving data-driven business problems. By integrating her business acumen and analytical skills, she is determined to bring innovative solutions that will create value for society.

Seline (Mei) Grundison - BCom

Mei Grundison is a third-year BCom student pursuing a major in Marketing, a concentration in Operations Management, and a minor in Japanese. Throughout her time at McGill, she has been involved in client-facing roles for different organizations such as the Peer Support Centre and the McGill Executive Institute. In 2019, she is excited to be contributing to an important cause that touches clients all over Canada - the optimization of processes in the healthcare system.

Analyzing Effective Brand Cheerleaders - IMSF Winter 2019

Analyzing Effective Brand Cheerleaders

With analytics and digital marketing, this project will develop an engagement strategy for a local non-profit healthcare organization promoting healthy lifestyle choices.

Nathan Yang, Hien Thu Thai - IMSF Winter 2019

Professor Nathan Yang

Nathan Yang is an Assistant Professor in Marketing at McGill Desautels Faculty of Management. His main research interests are in big data and machine learning, health and wellness, behavioural science, retail, and empirical industrial organization. In addition to retailer expansion strategies, he has worked on (or is currently working on) projects that focus on various aspects of customer relationship management in a diverse set of industries, including appliances, bike sharing, car rentals, electronic health platforms, fast fashion, loan markets, social media, large international commercial weight loss programs, mobile weight loss apps, and video games. His most recent research attempts to blend together behavioural science, big data, and machine learning to help nudge people towards healthier lifestyles.

Hien Thu Thai - MBA

Originally from Vietnam, Hien Thai is an MBA candidate majoring in Business Analytics. She has five years of working experience in CPG and travels technology with a focus on business development and internet marketing analytics. She is passionate about growth marketing strategies for the entire funnel of the customer journey. By bringing her background and experience in analytics and digital marketing, Hien’s roles are to help to develop an engagement strategy for Capsana - a non-profit healthcare organization, which is ultimately to promote a healthy lifestyle. Besides, Hien is also a frequent podcast listener, who loves cycling and hiking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Community Partnerships

 

 

 

Stakeholder and Media Engagement for Montreal wide event for Palliative Care - IMSF Winter 2019

Stakeholder and Media Engagement for Montreal wide event for Palliative Care

A project about end-of-life, with the objective of sparking conversation across various community members, breaking down taboos and improving the understanding of related issues. A week-long event series occurring in mid-October 2019.

Kappy Flanders, Suzanne O'Brien, Valerie Bergeron, Dove Osman - IMSF Winter 2019

Kappy Flanders and the Council on Palliative Care

Kappy Flanders' philanthropic work including her long-standing commitment to palliative care and public education has been remarkable and has resulted in many awards, including an honorary doctorate from McGill University in 2009 and in November 2015, becoming invested as a member of the Order of Canada.

Suzanne O'Brien is the Co-Chair on The Council on Palliative Care, Montréal and Executive Director of Hope & Cope at Jewish General Hospital.

Valerie Bergeron - BCom

Valerie is a third-year undergraduate completing a major in International Management and a minor in Environment. Throughout her years at McGill, she has been involved with the Jeux du Commerce, as a delegate, a coordinator and now, a member of the organizing committee. She also gained experience in outreach and communication as an intern in Corporate Social Responsibility at Ivanhoé Cambridge. Commitment, inclusion and thoughtfulness are exactly what you can expect from her.

Dove Osman - BCom

Dove Osman is in his third and final year at the Desautels Faculty of Management, where he is majoring in Organisational Behaviour and is taking a concentration in Management for Sustainability. Born in Canada, Dove grew up in a very international setting as a globe trotter and speaks both English and French. After his undergraduate degree, Dove aspires to attend McGill Law school, with a particular passion for labour law and commercial disputes.

Business Expertise on Surgical Innovation Program - IMSF Winter 2019

Business Expertise on Surgical Innovation Program

The Surgical Innovation Program is a cross-disciplinary program that equips trainees to enter the medical technology sector. The program is delivered jointly by McGill University, École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), and Concordia University. Student teams are formed to bring together expertise in business, engineering, computer science, and surgery through an experiential simulated start-up process for new Clinical technologies. Physical devices, as well as digital health (including Artificial Intelligence) devices, are developed.

Jan Jorgensen, Jake Barralet, Arpit Jasm, Ebram Salama, Inara Lalani, Matthew Wilson - IMSF Winter 2019

Professors Jan Jorgensen and Dr. Jake Barralet

Jan Jorgensen joined McGill's Faculty of Management in 1980. He previously taught at the University of Waterloo and Dalhousie University. Dr. Jorgensen directs the master's program in Economic Policy Management (EPM), which is offered jointly by the Faculty of Management and the Department of Economics. His current research interests include organizational responses to globalization in selected industries, strategic collaboration, and public sector divestment and restructuring in industrialized and developing countries. He is particularly interested in the transferability of western management know-how to developing and emerging market economies.

Dr. Jake Barralet is a professor at McGill University and scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre; Vice Chair Surgery Research; and Director of Research for the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at McGill University. His expertise includes biomaterials nanomaterials innovation, with 15 years of academic and 3 years of industrial experience. Interested in science and making it work with a focus on tissue regeneration and material synthesis. Interested in productive partnerships to achieve the goal of bringing new innovations to the public.

Dr. Arpit Jasm - MBA

Arpit Jasm is a medical doctor from India, with five years of clinical experience across the private and public healthcare sectors. He was the co-founder of a healthcare start-up that explored the opportunities in medical second opinions. His passion for learning new skills and reaching innovative solutions to contemporary healthcare issues brought him to McGill for his MBA in Global Strategy and Leadership. Upon completion, he looks forward to working in strategy development and clinical operations in the Healthcare sector.

Dr. Ebram Salama - MBA

Ebram Salama is an MBA candidate majoring in finance. Following his BHSc in global health at McMaster University, he obtained his MD degree from McGill and practiced as a general surgery resident. His passions lie in the utilization of business as a vehicle for improving societal welfare. Moreover, he has a particular interest in the intersection of business, innovation, and healthcare.

Inara Lalani - BCom

Inara Lalani is a second-year BCom student majoring in Information Systems with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. She has spent her life growing up in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Poland, Pakistan, and Canada. Amidst the vibrancy and multiculturalism, her time in certain developing countries exposed her to widespread economic and social inequalities, which have since inspired her interest in social business. She is particularly passionate about improving access to health care for marginalized individuals and is interested in pursuing strategy consulting to make a long-lasting impact.

Matthew Wilson - BCom

Matthew Wilson is a second-year BCom student majoring in Finance with a concentration in Business Analytics. He previously worked at the McGill Center for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) as a Research Assistant in Health Analytics. His project involved data mining from MyFitnessPal to study the impact of cognitive interventions as therapies for overweight patients. During the summer of 2019, he will be working as a Healthcare Economics Intern at Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC. Matthew currently serves as Chairman of The Association of North American Charitable Organizations (TANACO) and he is passionate about public speaking, entrepreneurship and he is an avid swimmer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Teaching and Course Materials

 

 

 

Development of Teaching and Learning Resource Package for MSUS courses - IMSF Winter 2019

Development of Teaching and Learning Resource Package for MSUS courses

Evaluating the research trends, business models, and other novel corporate approaches to sustainability to innovate and develop in-class exercises, exam preparation aids, and teaching notes for BCom and MBA courses.

Dror Etzion, Carly Wigdor - IMSF Winter 2019

Professor Dror Etzion

Dror Etzion is an associate professor of strategy and organizations at the Desautels Faculty of Management and an associate member of the McGill School of the Environment. He is currently the Director of the Centre for Strategy Studies in Organizations. His work emphasizes the importance of local initiatives to promote sustainability, as opposed to an over-reliance on hierarchical approaches such as international agreements and other top-down approaches.

Carly Wigdor - BCom

Carly is in her final year at the Desautels Faculty of Management, pursuing a major in Managing for Sustainability and a concentration in Marketing. Through participating in the SEI Internship Program, Carly learned about how socially driven businesses can incorporate sustainability and societal goals into their operations by helping an organization apply to become a B Corp. This semester, Carly will continue to leverage her passion for sustainability and help to develop coursework and content related to the connections between environmental sustainability and corporate strategy.

Reimagining the Case Study Assessing New Content Formats Consumed By Millenials For Teaching Purposes - IMSF Winter 2019

Reimagining the Case Study: Assessing New Content Formats Consumed By Millenials For Teaching Purposes

The goal of the project is to identify best practices in the creation, presentation, and dissemination of modern content formats. Ultimately, the output from this project will help guide a reimagining of the business school case study - in a way that best suits the consumption and attention patterns of modern millennials. The primary focus of this project is on content related to entrepreneurship, startups, and venture capital.

Jiro Kondo, Robert Mackalski, Anna Trusen, Tanzilya Khakimova - IMSF Winter 2019

Professors Jiro Kondo and Robert Mackalski

Jiro Kondo is an Assitant Professor in the Finance area. His areas of expertise include Corporate Finance (w/ Emphasis on Agency Theory and Frictions in the Financing of New Ideas), Contract Economics (w/ Emphasis on Contract Vagueness and Contract Disclosure), Law and Economics (w/ Emphasis on Contract Law, Agency Law, and Dispute Resolution), and Economics of Regulation (w/ Emphasis on Private Regulation).

Robert Mackalski is an Assistant Professor (Teaching) in the Marketing area and the Director, McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Anna Trusen - MBA

Anna Trusen is a second-year MBA candidate completing a concentration in Strategy. She has 4 years of experience in various roles in the hotel and tourism industry. During her MBA she was a teaching assistant for courses in entrepreneurship, leadership and human resources and interned in management consulting. She is a passionate learner who enjoys exploring numerous learning media. She is originally from Germany and has lived in 4 countries by now.

Tanzilya Khakimova - MBA

Tanzilya Khakimova is a final year MBA student completing a concentration in Strategy. She has five years of experience in financial planning for multiple industries, including consumer goods and automotive. As an MBA student, Tanzilya pursued her interest in social innovations leading projects and student groups in the areas of education and social entrepreneurship. Tanzilya is determined to combine her financial expertise with a passion for positive social impact and sustainable business strategies.

Development of an Integrated Management Teaching Case - IMSF Winter 2019

Development of an Integrated Management Teaching Case

By conducting interviews and background research, we will develop a case study about local food service. The case will outline scenarios catering to Finance, Organizational Behavior, Accounting, and Information Systems domains of business. The case will be used in Integrated Management courses at the undergraduate levels in the Management Faculty courses.

Sujata Madan, Julio Escobar, Olivier Forgues - IMSF Winter 2019

Professor Sujata Madan

Sujata Madan joined the Faculty in 2005. She currently serves as Director of MBA Strategic Initiatives after having served as the Academic Director of the MBA program from 2011-2016. Prior to this, she has worked with the Boston Consulting Group and Citibank.

She was awarded the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching for 2011 and was awarded the Desautels Faculty of Management Distinguished Teaching Award at the graduate level in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012 as well as in 2008. She was voted Teacher of the Year for 2007 by the Management Undergraduate Student Society.

Sujata has also taught in France, Denmark, Germany, Russia and India.

Julio Escobar - MBA

Julio Castaneda was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. Before coming to Canada to pursue his MBA Studies, he worked in marketing and business development roles at Unilever, specifically with small, family-owned grocery stores. From this experience, he developed the passion for social entrepreneurship, the reason why he is now the co-founder of Turbodega, a startup envisioned to improve small store owner’s income in Latin America. He is an avid world traveller (but still prefers Mexico’s beaches over any other destination). He is also very proud of the positive comments his friends and family provide on his amateur cooking skills.

Olivier Forgues - MBA

Olivier Forgues is an art curator from Montreal, Canada, now completing an MBA in finance. He is passionate about improving human decision-making in a data-driven world. Outside McGill, he likes to write, collect art, and hike mountain ranges. He loves a challenge.

Development of a Finance Teaching Case - IMSF Winter 2019

Development of a Finance Teaching Case

This project will be developing a finance teaching case based on the acquisition of Formula One by Liberty Media Group in January 2017. As part of this project, student fellows will be involved in all aspects of the case writing process and will work in conjunction with an external project sponsor who has first-hand experience and involvement with this transaction.

David Schumacher, Héloïse Marie Bon - IMSF Winter 2019

Professor David Schumacher

David Schumacher is an Assistant Professor in the Finance Area at the Desautels Faculty of Management. His empirical and theoretical research is primarily concerned with themes in global investment management. In particular, he is interested in the portfolio choice and performance of international institutional investors as well as the industrial organization of the global investment management industry. Prior to joining Desautels, David received his Ph.D. in Finance from INSEAD under the supervision of Bernard Dumas and Massimo Massa.

Héloïse Marie Bon - BCom

Héloïse is a third-year BCom student majoring in finance with a concentration in business analytics. She is passionate about integrating data analysis processes to facilitate strategic decision-making that sits at the core of any business, particularly in the finance sector. During her free time, she loves to run, swim or cycle. Originally from France, she has lived in the United Kingdom during her childhood. She hopes to broaden her horizons by pursuing an international career in the finance field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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