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Family ties

Stuck in a boring job? Doing it for your family can make it meaningful, finds study co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges of …

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Company board connections

Companies increase both R&D and patenting activity if they have directors who ‘interlock’ with other companies, says new study co-authored at Cambridge …

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Brexit and energy

Britain can play the role of an innovative ‘California’ in addressing European energy policy issues post-Brexit, says Professor Michael Pollitt of Cambridge …

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Is your wine worth it?

When it comes to pricing, quality and customer expectation both matter, finds a study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School that focuses …

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Lessons from Nigeria

Successful diversification of an economy requires proper planning – and learning from previous mistakes, says Dr Othman Cole of Cambridge Judge Business …

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The price isn’t right

Offers by retailers to ‘beat the price’ of rivals, while costly, are no more effective than ‘price-matching’ offers, says new academic study. …

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Cyber risks

The loss of sensitive information gets all the headlines, but lesser-known threats from cyber attacks also deserve attention, say risk experts at …

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Severe space weather

The daily US economic cost from solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could total more than $40 billion, with more than half the loss …

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Middle managers matter

Change initiated by middle managers rather than top managers wins greater employee support, says new study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School. …

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NHS reform on the quiet

The most profound National Health Service reforms may come from low-cost initiatives that operate ‘in the shadows’ because they escape resistance from …

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Predicting crisis

‘Incident Dashboard’ helps Barclays predict whether incidents may snowball into big issues, as discussed at Cambridge Trust in Banking conference. Just about …

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Your B-school needs YOU

Your B-School needs YOU: B-School graduates are volunteering at their alma maters, and it’s not just all about altruism. B-school isn’t just …

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Norway’s climate plan

“Despite its depressing realism at times, the report proposes a role for the world’s largest Sovereign Wealth Fund that might surprise many,” …

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Investing from the heart

Cars, art, wine and watches: emotional assets are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional investments. But, as Cambridge Judge Business School’s …

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Following the money

Does performance-related pay work? Dr Jonathan Trevor explores the issues. Pay for performance matters. It’s a practice that crosses sectors, affects millions …

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Model behaviour

In a debate with Cambridge Judge Business School’s Michael Kitson, Dr William H. Janeway, the famed American venture capitalist and economist, argues …

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When slacker is safer

Professor Stefan Scholtes warns that exceeding the ‘tipping point’ can have serious consequences They turn up late. They seem immune to deadlines. …

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