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A regular update on articles, awards and other developments involving Cambridge Judge Business School faculty and fellows.

Simon Taylor writes of Hinkley nuclear ‘folly’ in Prospect magazine.

Dr Simon Taylor

Dr Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor, Director of the Master in Finance Programme at Cambridge Judge, wrote a lengthy article in the May issue of Prospect magazine on “The folly of Hinkley” – the proposed nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in southwest England.

“There has been a remarkable degree of policy consistency and continuity on new nuclear, through three different governments (Labour, Coalition and Conservative),” Simon writes. “Governments are routinely criticised for lacking a long-term perspective. It is deeply ironic that in this one area where successive governments are committed to a very long-term goal, the outcome could be a costly blunder that will impose unnecessarily expensive power on an entire generation of British customers.”

Simon’s book, “The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power in Britain,” was published earlier this year.

Read the article “The folly of Hinkley” on the Prospect magazines’s website


Cutting food waste through the circular economy

Dr Khaled Soufani

Dr Khaled Soufani

With legislative action in several countries, 2015 may have been a “watershed year for food waste,” according to an article about the Circular Economy in the Stanford Social Innovation Review co-authored by Khal Soufani, Senior Faculty in Management Practice and Director of the Executive MBA programme at Cambridge Judge.

For example, France and Italy required supermarkets to donate unsold food to charities rather than throwing it away, and Denmark recently opened the first food waste supermarket selling surplus product.

Globally, we now throw out three billion tons of food each year, often due to retail spoilage. But “innovative thinking by both entrepreneurs and executives in the circular economy is starting to catalyse business-oriented solutions,” the article says.

The Sustainable Development Goals have set a target of cutting retail and consumer food waste in half by 2030. “We believe food waste represents – dare we say – the ‘low-hanging fruit’ in pursuit of this goal,” the article says.

Read “The Circular Economy Takes on Food Waste” on the Stanford Social Innovation Review website


Sucheta Nadkarni named an Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Journal

Professor Sucheta Nadkarni

Professor Sucheta Nadkarni

Sucheta Nadkarni, Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at Cambridge Judge, has been named an Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal, the flagship empirical journal in management, effective 1 July.

Academy of Management Journal says that its articles “test, extend, or build theory and contribute to management practice using a variety of empirical methods” – including quantitative, qualitative, field, laboratory and meta-analytic. The journal is published six times a year – in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

Access the journal via the Academy of Management Journal website