Delve

1/20/2023

How Organizations Can Increase Gender Diversity by Rethinking Job Recruitment, with Brian Rubineau

Season 4, Ep. 8
In the past few years of the Covid pandemic, many people have left or lost their jobs and sought out new ones. Who has succeeded and who hasn’t depends not only on merit and ability, but on who you know—word-of-mouth is one of the most common ways that people learn about and are encouraged to apply for jobs. And who you know typically reflects your gender, race, and other influential differences that in policy terms are markers of diversity. Examining the role gender plays in job recruitment and hiring can lead to a more diverse workforce that benefits both organizations and society.On the Delve podcast, Desautels Faculty of Management Professor Brian Rubineau discusses new research that shows how gender is a factor in word-of-mouth recruiting, as well as in who actually applies for the job in the first place and who reapplies after they’ve been rejected. Some of his findings surprised him.For research-based insights on diversity, equity, and inclusion in job recruitment, listen to the Delve podcast interview and read the article with professor Rubineau on Delve.Delve is the official thought leadership platform of McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management. Delve's Managing Editor, Robyn Fadden, is the host for this episode. You can find out more about Delve at delve.mcgill.ca. Subscribe to the Delve McGill podcast on all major podcast platforms, including Apple podcasts and Spotify, and follow DelveMcGill on: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
11/24/2022

Scale Deep Not Up for Sustainable Local Entrepreneurship, with Anna Kim and Suntae Kim

Season 4, Ep. 7
How would definitions of business growth and success change if entrepreneurship ventures decided that instead of scaling up, they would “scale deep”? On the Delve podcast, Desautels Faculty of Management professor Anna Kim and her co-author Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Professor Suntae Kim discuss their eight-year study of two entrepreneurship-nurturing organizations in Detroit, revealing important differences in resourcing modes and venture growth. What they observed in that city is happening in many other places, whether small towns or big cities, rural or urban, where the issue of revitalization is top of mind. “With the scaling deep approach, the more locally embedded approach, because you keep working with local partners, utilizing local resources, and making connections in those local contexts, your services and products become very, very meaningful locally,” explains Anna Kim. “But it doesn't actually mean a lot outside of Detroit or outside of a certain neighborhood. So it actually anchors them even more deeply in the local context.”Read more on Delve.Delve is the official thought leadership platform of McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management. Delve's Managing Editor, Robyn Fadden, is the host for this episode. You can find out more about Delve at delve.mcgill.ca. Subscribe to the Delve McGill podcast on all major podcast platforms, including Apple podcasts and Spotify, and follow DelveMcGill on: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
10/14/2022

How Barriers to Foreign Investments Affect Risk-Taking in International Markets, with Francesca Carrieri

Season 4, Ep. 5
What regulations are at play when financial institutions, hedge funds, mutual fund managers, and others invest in stocks and businesses in another country—and who do those regulations ultimately benefit? Despite protecting both foreign investors and countries’ domestic markets, regulatory constraints still present certain barriers to foreign investment, especially in times of market stress, inflation, and increased interest rates. Desautels Professor Francesca Carrieri examines the dynamics of global market integration before and after the 2008 financial crisis, asking what level of risk will foreign investors take today in the name of diversification of their portfolios? "What we can do is strengthen the financial system overall, but also make sure that, under certain conditions, institutional investors have the liquidity necessary to strengthen their underlying positions,” says Carrieri.Read more on Delve and read the transcript. Delve is the official thought leadership platform of McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management. Delve's Managing Editor, Robyn Fadden, is the host for this episode. You can find out more about Delve at delve.mcgill.ca. Subscribe to the Delve McGill podcast on all major podcast platforms, including Apple podcasts and Spotify, and follow DelveMcGill on: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
9/29/2022

How FinTech Lending to Small Businesses Opens the Door to Bank Loans, with Paul Beaumont

Season 4, Ep. 4
Bank loans are the typical first step for most small and medium-sized businesses, but another form of business lending has emerged: FinTech companies that use algorithms to determine whether a business is worth the risk. Desautels Professor Paul Beaumont’s research has found that firms served by FinTech platforms have fewer tangible assets than bank borrowers—yet relative to similar firms that take out bank loans or were denied FinTech credit, FinTech borrowers experience a long-term 20% increase in bank credit after receiving their FinTech loan. “We have been lending the same way to small and medium-sized enterprises now for decades,” says Beaumont. “FinTechs constitute an innovation in the way we lend to firms. This is exciting because it means that finally we have invented a new business model to provide funds to small and medium-sized businesses… What we observed is that, in a sense, FinTechs fill the void left by banks when banks lend less often to small and medium-sized businesses.”Read more on Delve and read the transcript. Delve is the official thought leadership platform of McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management. Delve's Managing Editor, Robyn Fadden, is the host for this episode. You can find out more about Delve at delve.mcgill.ca. Subscribe to the Delve McGill podcast on all major podcast platforms, including Apple podcasts and Spotify, and follow DelveMcGill on: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
8/30/2022

Striking a New Balance in Management and Society, with Henry Mintzberg and Saku Mantere

Season 4, Ep. 1
How has management thinking changed in the past 50 years and where might management be headed today? In his research and writing, management scholar Henry Mintzberg covers not only the past 50 years but looks toward the future of managing organizations, developing managers, and rebalancing society, from business to politics to higher education.In a big-picture Delve podcast on crucial management, leadership, and organizational issues, Desautels Professor and preeminent management scholar Henry Mintzberg talks with Desautels Professor and Delve Editor-in-Chief Saku Mantere. Their conversation launches the fourth season of the Delve podcast, dedicated to thought leadership and critical thinking in management research at the McGill Desautels Faculty of Management.Mintzberg changed the management landscape with his concepts of strategies being something that people did together in organizations, that strategies could emerge from collective learning rather than be prescribed as formal models, explains Mantere, whose own work focuses on strategic organizations and change.“Strategies are learned: you try things, you do different things, you hit something, you discover something you didn't expect,” says Mintzberg. In recent years, Mintzberg has expanded his research to explore broader, timely, and pressing societal questions that tackle climate change, education, political divides, and social inequities. As Mantere explains in his introduction to the podcast, Mintzberg’s research showed that strategy emerges not only within organizations but between organizations of very different kinds—NGOs, firms, policy organizations, governments—all these have to come together if we think about these grand challenges of society.Read more on Delve and read the transcript. Delve is the official thought leadership platform of McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management. Delve's Managing Editor, Robyn Fadden, is the host for this episode. You can find out more about Delve at delve.mcgill.ca. Subscribe to the Delve McGill podcast on all major podcast platforms, including Apple podcasts and Spotify, and follow DelveMcGill on: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
6/23/2022

New Normal: Can Global Financial Transparency Deter Corporate Tax Avoidance? with Preetika Joshi

Season 3, Ep. 19
While tax policies are complicated and often seem unfair, new global solutions can both simplify how corporations pay their taxes and make payment more equitable for countries owed their share of tax revenue. In episode 10 of the second season of The New Normal podcast series, Desautels Professor Preetika Joshi joins journalist Dave Kaufman to discuss tax avoidance and income shifting by corporations, including whether country-by-country reporting is an effective tax avoidance deterrent and how new technologies like blockchain and AI will make tax avoidance more difficult in the future. “Country-by-country reporting requires large multinational corporations to file a form, disclosing global allocation of activities and profits in all jurisdictions a corporation calls home,” explains Joshi. For example, Apple would file this form in the United States, RBC would file in Canada, but the U.S. and Canada would take that form and would share it with the tax administrations of every country where these companies have operations. For companies like Apple, that's almost every country.”“It’s a pretty significant problem,” she continues. “The estimate can run into hundreds of billions of dollars globally, and this has been growing over the years.” In 2018, the international monetary fund estimated this to be around 500 to 600 billion, more than many countries’ GDPs put together. Read more on Delve and read the transcript. Delve’s The "New Normal" podcast series is a collaboration between journalist Dave Kaufman and Delve, the official thought leadership platform of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. The “New Normal” is produced by Delve and Dave Kaufman, with audio engineering by David Rawalia. Each episode looks in-depth at a different aspect of the new normal that we are all navigating due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Original music by Saku Mantere.Dave Kaufman is a Montreal-based journalist and commentator. He has worked for CJAD 800 and TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, CTV News Channel, CTV Montreal, and TalkRadio and SkyNews in the United Kingdom. He has written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, and Toronto Sun and other publications. Follow him on Twitter at @TheKaufmanShow.You can subscribe to the Delve podcast on all major podcast platforms, including Apple podcasts and Spotify, and follow Delve on: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.