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Business Because: From blockchain to bitcoin, the cryptocurrency craze is gripping business schools

Business schools now offer a range of courses in cryptocurrencies and other financial technologies such as crowdfunding or robo-wealth-managers. Cambridge Judge Business School is in the midst of creating a number of fintech electives. Professor Raghavendra Rau said: “What’s different…

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CNBC: Five predictions for digital currencies in 2018

Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on a study he co-authored in 2000 that looked at internet-related company names – and parallels with “blockchain”-related company names today. Professor Rau commented: "What…

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Financial Times: Long Island Iced Tea’s blockchain pivot is the height of mania

A research paper co-authored by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in the article – which draws parallel to “internet”-related company names around 2000 and “blockchain”-related names today. (subscription). Read…

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Money Week: What’s in a name?

Can changing the name of a company bring hefty returns? It sure can, as per the recent example of Bioptix, a US company making diagnostic machinery for the biotech businesses. The firm announced it will start investing in cryptocurrency-related businesses…

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Executive pay survey

New research by Professor Raghavendra Rau of Cambridge Judge looks at CEO compensation theory and practice, drawing on academic literature over many decades. The level of executive (CEO) pay is frequently in the headlines, as shareholders have revolted against salary…

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This Cambridge Life: The man (with the hat) studying risk-taking and our changing use of money

Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, shares his insights about academic career, finance sector and how technologies are changing it, and why he feels lucky to live and work in Cambridge. Read…

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True Viral News: One thing the bitcoin frenzy has in common with the dot-com bubble

Can changing a name boost company’s stock price? According to Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, companies that “put the word 'blockchain' or other cryptocurrency terms in their name have seen their…

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Marketwatch: Here’s one thing the bitcoin frenzy has in common with the dot-com bubble

Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, says firms that put the word 'blockchain' or other cryptocurrency terms in their name have seen their share prices soar, much like companies that added a…

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Terrorism and CEO pay

CEOs at firms near terrorist attacks earn 8.8 per cent "compensation premium" over CEOs employed far from attacks, finds new study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School. Chief executives employed at companies near terrorist attacks earn an 8.8 per cent…

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Le Monde: Leaders, disasters and the sense of risk

An article about business leaders and how the personal story can influence their strategic decisions. A study co-authored by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, suggests that experiencing a natural disaster at…

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