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2014-04-09 10:04:04

Even six-year-olds know who you sit beside matters, whether you're in first grade or at a high-powered dinner. But now a new study, using the U.S. Senate Chamber as its laboratory, provides documented evidence of that phenomenon. It shows that where a person is located influences who they interact with and who they will turn to in order to build support for their own agenda. For the powerful however, seating arrangements don't make much of a difference. That's because the people they...

2014-02-27 23:31:38

ContactMonkey extends an exclusive offer to graduating students at the Richard Ivey School of Business, Schulich School of Business and the Rotman School of Management to track emails in Gmail and Outlook at no cost. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 You’ve worked hard to earn your degree, and now it’s time to make the most of it and find yourself a job out in the real world to flex your newly-built business muscles. The only problem? You’re not the only one looking for jobs...

2014-02-12 16:25:26

TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the vast wealth generated in the last half century, in today's world inequality is worsening and poverty is becoming increasingly chronic. Hundreds of millions of people continue to live on less than $2 per day and lack basic human necessities such as nutritious food, shelter, clean water, primary health care, and education. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140212/DC64370) Innovating for the Global South: Towards an...

2013-12-23 10:36:24

Those looking for honest companies to invest in might want to check out businesses based in more religious communities, suggests a new paper from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. The study found that businesses with head offices in places with high levels of "religiosity" were less likely to experience stock price crashes as a result of not disclosing bad financial news. And it didn't matter whether those at the top were religious or not. Just being in a town where...

2013-12-16 16:24:45

TORONTO, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The global financial crisis accelerated China's rise in the world economy, disrupting a post-cold war status quo in which the United States was the world's largest and most dynamic economy and undisputed super power. The world economic order is shifting. Can those who manage international commercial, cultural or political exchanges afford to ignore this shift? (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131216/DC34196) In her...

2013-12-02 20:21:41

TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on a successful inaugural year which resulted in eight successful ventures creating over $65 million in equity value, fifteen new ventures have been accepted into the second cohort of the Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. Offering its ventures access to unparalleled mentorship, the Creative Destruction Lab has accrued a team of experienced entrepreneurs who have successfully created,...

2013-11-13 08:26:58

TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The successful management of family wealth has always been a challenge, even in the best of times. It has become even more difficult in this new world order where consistent income and capital growth are hard to generate, where the old rules of investing no longer provide reliable guidelines, and where the balance between family and finances is more precarious than ever. A new book by two global leaders in the management of family wealth...

2013-07-29 12:23:41

GATINEAU, QC, July 29, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the reappointment of Joseph L. Rotman as Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts for a term of five years. "I am very pleased to announce that Mr. Rotman has agreed to continue serving with distinction as Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts," said Minister Glover. "His leadership and wealth of experience in corporate and public governance...

2013-04-30 23:33:38

The best investment portfolios are selected from the widest array of choices, right? Not so, says a new study authored by researchers at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and the Bank of Canada. It says that a shorter "menu" of options is often better than a longer one. That's because "menu-setters" who develop shorter lists have superior selection skills, on average. The conclusion goes against findings in other research suggesting that more choices lead to better...

2013-03-07 08:33:19

Key finding: Enterprises that say "no" to new technologies in an effort to reduce risk are in fact less secure than enterprises that say "yes" and adopt responsibly TORONTO, March 7, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS and the Rotman School of Management at The University of Toronto today released the fifth annual study on Canadian IT Security. Taking a qualitative approach for the first time, the research team interviewed security leaders from across the country in a variety of industries to...