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Faculty Spotlight Series

This social media campaign aims to shine a spotlight on our incredibly talented and important researchers and faculty members at the John Molson School of Business. Posts will be published every 2 weeks, so we invite you to follow our FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn accounts to learn more about who they are and what their areas of interest and focus are. Especially in this distanced learning environment, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the faculty members who are committed to making your learning experience a great one!

JMSB20 Anniversary Speaker Series

Each presentation in this series highlights one of the four research clusters at the business school.


Previous events


May 11: 12-1 P.M: Leadership development in turbulent times: Detours, roadblocks and tolls to pay along the way

All organizations need leaders in order to extract their greatest potential, but what are the characteristics of a great leader? Can individuals acquire those characteristics along the way? How? What are the pitfalls to avoid on the path to leadership, especially during these most challenging times?

Join us to explore these, and other fascinating aspects of what it means to be a leader, and how one’s own leadership skills develop over time.

Kathleen Boies, PhD, CHRP
Associate Dean, Research and Research Programs, John Molson School of Business

Rubina Salim-Havlin, BComm 07
Financial services CEO, Board Director

Ingrid Chadwick, Associate Professor, Department of Management
Director, National Bank Initiative in Entrepreneurship and Family Business, John Molson School of Business


March 16: 12-1 P.M: The quest for transparency: The importance of governance and accountability in both public and private sector organizations

More and more, organizations of all types (public sector, private sector, not for profit) are facing increasing pressures for transparency in all dimensions of their governance. Stakeholder demands are growing, and rightfully so, but the unveiling of an organization’s internal processes and their outcomes may lead to unexpected consequences.

What are the best practices for governance and accountability from both government and business, and what can each sector learn from the other in their quest for transparency?

Karen Hogan, BComm 95, CPA, CA
Auditor General of Canada

Michel Magnan, PhD, FRSC, FCPA Auditor, FCA, ASC, C.Dir
Professor, Accountancy
Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Corporate Governance


Emilio Boulianne, PhD, FCPA, FCGA, CITP, ICD.D
Professor, Accountancy
Director, KPMG Entrepreneurial Research Studies, Manulife Professorship in Financial Planning


February 4: 12-1 P.M: (In)Decent Exposure: Does successful entrepreneurship always equal increased growth and visibility?

For entrepreneurs, is bigger always better? Can you still grow your business when faced with significant resource scarcity? Should you?

Join our panel of experts as they address these and other key questions about what it means to be a successful entrepreneur, and how to successfully maintain an entrepreneurial mindset when faced with challenging social and economic headwinds.

Joel Bothello
Assistant Professor, Concordia’s Department of Management
Concordia University Research Chair in Resilience and Institutions

Johannes Kau
President, Mobilia

Pierre-Yann Dolbec
Assistant Professor Concordia’s Department of Marketing


December 1, 2020, 12-1 P.M.Consumer decision-making when experiencing resource scarcity

Consumers often report feeling that resources are lacking in their life. While many people face chronic resource-shortages (e.g., poverty), even people who live in relative abundance often feel that certain resources are insufficient to meet their needs. As a consequence, people often think about, worry about, and discuss scarcity-related concerns.

What are the consequences of experiencing resource scarcity on consumer decision-making? How do consumers cope with their feelings of “not having enough”?

Alain Tadros, BComm 94
Vice-President, Marketing at Metro Inc.

Caroline Roux
Associate Professor, Concordia's Department of Marketing
Research Chair on the Psychology of Resource Scarcity

Darlene Walsh
Associate Professor and Chair, Concordia's Department of Marketing

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