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Criticism and creativity

Bosses have thicker skin than assumed, so companies can boost performance by encouraging negative feedback of superiors by staff, says study co-authored …

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Social enterprises

Government public procurement legislation should ‘explicitly ensure’ that calls for tender favour enterprises that pursue social and environmental goals, says new report …

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The ‘P’ word

Plastic has become a malevolent symbol of our wasteful society. It’s also fundamental to almost every aspect of our lives. How do …

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Cambridge Zero

The new Cambridge Zero initiative of the University of Cambridge will generate ideas to help shape a sustainable future. David Reiner and …

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Oil & economics

New book co-edited by Dr Kamiar Mohaddes of Cambridge Judge Business School says stronger institutions can help oil-rich Arab countries avoid the …

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UK law firms

Gender diversity, but not compensation disparity, pushes elite UK law firms toward the adoption of “non-equity partnerships”, finds new study co-authored at …

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Sequential search

Two heads are not better than one: a new study co-authored by Dr Vincent Mak of Cambridge Judge Business School questions whether …

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Ordeal & risk

Childhood trauma from a parent’s death or divorce causes mutual fund managers to be more risk averse later in life, finds a …

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Pivoting successfully

New ventures need to ‘pivot’ gracefully to avoid alienating their initial user community, says a new study co-authored by Professor Paul Tracey …

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China cost innovation

Unconventional organisational processes, not only lower-cost talent, have led to cost innovation among Chinese companies, says a new study co-authored by Peter …

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Unsettling research

No ivory tower here: how academics are affected by research in unsettling contexts like refugee camps, prisons and rape-crisis centres. A frequent …

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Sourcing flexibility

Both delivery and product financial performance can be improved through greater sourcing flexibility, shows a broad empirical study of 336 European and …

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Code breakers

Islamic banks face new competition such as the introduction of risky derivatives into their markets. An ‘identity buffer’ makes them more likely …

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Black History Month

Dr Othman Cole of Cambridge Judge Business School speaks about the “resource curse” afflicting some developing countries, and how to reform public-private …

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Circular economy

A special issue of Thunderbird International Business Review is guest-edited by Dr Khaled Soufani and two others associated with the Circular Economy …

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Debt versus equity

Study co-authored by Professor Raghavendra Rau of Cambridge Judge Business School examines why some firms go public through initial public debt offerings …

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Technology and turf

3D printing holds great potential for hospitals, but a study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School cautions that such tech advances also …

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Frugal innovation

Professor Jaideep Prabhu says that doing more with less makes sense – whatever your location. On 26 January 2001, an earthquake of …

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Dynamic interaction

New research by Professor Bart Lambrecht of Cambridge Judge examines the interaction of investment, payout and debt – and the key role …

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