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Preoccupied firm directors

One-fifth of independent directors are ‘distracted’ each year by various issues, and this harms firm valuation, operating performance and M&A deal profitability, …

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Beneficial wrongdoing

Negative media coverage of investment bank conduct around the financial crisis actually increased their likelihood of IPO invitations because it signalled shared …

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Identity matters

Ken Banks was appointed a Visiting Fellow in Marketing in 2018, and is currently Head of Social Impact at London-based digital identity …

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Fog computing

Paper co-authored by Professor Shahzad Ansari of Cambridge Judge, honoured by the Strategic Management Society at its annual conference, looks at how …

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Masters of finance

Dr Simon Taylor of Cambridge Judge Business School reflects on the lack of sufficient reform in finance since the School’s Master of …

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Algorithms & work

The implications of learning algorithms in the workplace pose difficult issues of control and morality. Dr Stella Pachidi of Cambridge Judge Business …

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Narcissism and downsizing

Narcissism can help liberal-leaning CEOs in pushing corporate social responsibility, but it doesn’t help conservative CEOs translate their ideology into downsizing, says …

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Egyptian social enterprise

Egypt’s new law restricting non-governmental organisations has created an opportunity for social enterprises to fill the void, says Isabel Brüggemann, PhD candidate …

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Carbon price floor

The European Union should adopt a minimum price on carbon dioxide from electricity generation to boost low-carbon investment, says a new paper …

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Only timeline will tell

Rivals are lulled into retaliatory inaction through vague or distant timelines in company press releases, particularly if repeated frequently, finds new study …

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Healthcare digital disruption

Corporations should team up with more flexible startups to drive digital transformation of healthcare, says new paper stemming from collaboration between Cambridge …

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Corporate risk

From a risk perspective, the past decade has been traumatic, from the global financial crisis to election shocks of tectonic proportions. Professor …

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Fish out of water

New study co-authored by Professor Paul Tracey of Cambridge Judge Business School says new ventures obtain ‘legitimacy’ not through one-off activity but …

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Bank default measurement

Study co-authored by Professor Turalay Kenc, a Pembroke Visiting Scholar at Cambridge Judge Business School, develops a new model to measure bank …

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Chinese economic growth

A new study co-authored by Professor Peter Williamson and Simon Hoenderop of Cambridge Judge calls for an alternative ‘bottom-up’ index to measure …

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Employee burnout risk

Many highly engaged employees are also exhausted and ready to leave their organisations, finds study of 1,085 US workers co-authored by Dr …

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The company you keep

‘We’re sponsoring what?’ Corporate sponsorship affects how employees view their firm and self, and the results can be surprising, finds new study …

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Education catapult

Professor Mark Esposito, a Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, argues that new technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence could play …

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Central banks branch out

Central banks undertake ‘gradual but definite expansion’ of investment activities that look beyond their traditional boundaries, says report by BNY Mellon in …

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Legal project advice

Six key insights on legal project management are offered by Dr Kishore Sengupta, Director of Executive Education and Reader in Operations Management …

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Cyber federalism

Dr Edward Oughton looks at protecting critical national infrastructure from cyber attacks. Infrastructure expert Dr Edward Oughton of Cambridge Judge Business School …

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Expanding horizons

European online alternative finance grew 41 per cent to 7.7 billion euros in 2016, says 3rd annual European Alternative Finance Industry Benchmarking …

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Beyond fixed price tags

Buyers have a choice in what they pay owing to ‘participative pricing’ such as online auctions and pay-what-you-want music albums. A new …

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Cyber scholarship

A journal article on permafrost thaw – co-authored in Cambridge and Colorado – began with a tweet and ended with an email, …

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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 …

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Tackling inequality

The institutional and organisational arrangements that reinforce and perpetuate economic inequality over time need to be better understood in order to tackle …

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Greener chemistry

The ‘green chemistry’ movement to reduce health, safety and environmental impacts has made some progress – but has also met resistance from …

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Consistency over speed

As the UK moves towards new 5G mobile technology, a study at Cambridge Judge Business School urges modest yet reliable mobile broadband …

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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 …

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Change management in SMEs

Communication skills in small and medium sized businesses are essential to navigate turbulent environments, according to a new study from a Cambridge …

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Risk and railroads

A paper on how US railroads can manage the risks of declining coal haulage wins the annual Cambridge-McKinsey Risk Prize announced at …

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The heat is on

Higher temperatures boost voter turnout and helps the incumbent party, finds study based on temperature, turnout and results in each US state …

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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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