Celebrating 40 years

40th anniversary of the Joint PhD Program in Business Administration

Celebrating 40 years

On November 4th, 2016, the Desautels joint program in doctoral management education celebrated 40 years since its inception. Started in 1976, the program filled an emerging need in society for highly skilled academics with advanced analytical and technical skills in business disciplines such as finance, management, marketing, accountancy, supply chain management and management information systems.

We are proud of the more than 800 alumni spread internationally who have gone on to occupy important positions in university education as well as in the private and public sectors. As such, the Montreal joint program is one of the largest centres of doctoral management education in the world. During the past 40 years, management education has changed radically, and the field has moved from being peripheral to become core to the mission of many universities.

Doctoral management education has evolved, business schools have grown rapidly in size and in stature, and management research has gained rigour and credibility. We must continue to evolve in the ways we educate our business PhD students to ensure they are effective for future business and societal challenges.


40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JOINT PHD PROGRAM IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Friday, November 4, 2016, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University

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8 – 9 AM

OPENING REMARKS

  • Stéphane Brutus, Interim Dean, John Molson School of Business
  • Graham Carr, Provost & VP Academic Affairs, Concordia University

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9 – 10 AM

HONORARY SPEAKER

Jean-Marie Toulouse, Emeritus Professor HEC Montréal, Co-founder of the Joint PhD Program in Business Administration

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10:30 AM – 12 PM

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Zur Shapira, William Berkley Professor of Management, Stern School of Business, New York University, Editor-in-Chief of Organization Science

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12 – 1:30 PM

LUNCH

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1:30 – 3 PM

PANEL I –  “JUMPSTARTING YOUR ACADEMIC CAREER”

Moderator: Pascale Denis, Specialist in personnel selection (UQAM)

Panelists:

  • Andrew Papadopoulos, Professor, ESG, UQAM
  • Gwyneth Edwards, Assistant Professor, HEC Montréal
  • Dominique Rouzies, Professor, HEC Paris
  • Hani Safadi, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia

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PANEL II –  “MANAGING A SUCCESSFUL RESEARCH CAREER”

Moderator: Thomas Walker, Associate Dean Research and Research Programs, John Molson School of Business

Panelists:

  • Jorge Niosi, Emeritus Professor, UQAM
  • Danny Miller, Research Professor, HEC Montréal
  • Sergey Barabanov, Professor of Finance, University of St. Thomas
  • Sylvain Senecal, Professor, HEC Montréal

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3 – 3:30 PM

COFFEE/TEA BREAK

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3:30 – 4:30 PM

HONORARY SPEAKER

Henry Mintzberg, Professor, McGill University, Co-founder of the Joint PhD Program in Business Administration

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4:30 – 5 PM

CLOSING REMARKS – BMO AMPHITHEATRE

Mme. Hélène David, Minister of Higher Education

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5 – 7 PM

COCKTAIL RECEPTION

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Photo (from left to right): Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, Dean, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University; Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-chancellor of McGill University; Mme. Hélène David, Minister of Higher Education; Samer Faraj, Director, Desautels PhD Program, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University; Jacques Robert, Director, Doctoral program, HEC Montréal; Francois Marticotte, Director at ESG UQAM; Alan Shepard, President and Vice-Chancellor, Concordia University; Graham Carr, Provost & VP Academic Affairs, Concordia University