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The sharing economy

Companies such as AirBnB and ParkatmyHouse have created new markets where customers can rent services from other individuals. Much of this has …

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Google your own name

The increasing amount of online information means that online reputations are becoming increasingly important. We speak to Dr Laura Toogood, Private Client …

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Thinking research

Organisational scholars now have a set of tools for implicit measurement, an area ready for impactful ‘next generation’ research, says Dr Jochen …

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Changes ahead for China

Professor Peter Williamson predicts some of the challenges facing China’s new leadership Increased public participation and a new leadership prepared to listen …

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Conflict in the workplace

Current reward policy is increasingly complex, too technical, focused on too few people and has serious unintended consequences, says Dr Jonathan Trevor …

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Fuel blind

Pakistan must act now to resolve its continued debilitating power shortages that are grinding industry to a halt and robbing the population …

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Getting creative

Fresh research by Dr Andreas Richter into creative self-efficacy and creativity in teams has thrown new light onto an area overlooked in …

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Taxing dirty energy

A former Westminster adviser on the economics of climate change says the government needs to make it of interest for people and businesses to …

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Swift, even flow

Don’t simply reduce overheads, material and labour to drive productivity; instead identify and deal with the variation, or waste, in existing processes …

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An institutional context

Professor Peter Williamson addresses the gap between the need to adapt strategies and the practical difficulties of doing so in emerging markets …

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Beyond efficiency

Hierarchical, bureaucratic, stable structures and workforce efficiency are things of the past; survival and future growth, underpinned by a liberation of talent, …

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A case of bad PR

Research into the communication of information around all-important CCS, Carbon Capture and Storage, has revealed serious flaws which could hinder deployment of …

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For leadership read fellowship

Social media is allowing greater connectivity between individuals and between groups giving rise to distributed leadership across organisations Social media platforms are …

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Cutting the mustard

Research suggests that many employees feel their leaders are not up to their jobs. But just what does effective leadership looks like …

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From top to bottom

john myA new analysis reveals Keynes extraordinary returns hinged on a radical switch he made from being a ‘top down’ macro manager …

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Fighting boredom

What lessons can organisations take from the high-performance surgical teams at Britain’s Camp Bastion military hospital in Afghanistan? Dr Mark de Rond, …

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Rethinking economics

A highly respected macroeconomist says a regime change in economics is needed to haul the country out of austerity and ensure long-term …

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Calling all entrepreneurs

Mobile phone technology presents endless opportunities for innovation especially in emerging economies says Professor Michael Barrett, citing the success of M-Pesa in …

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Corruption time bombs

An acknowledged expert in the field of corporate corruption feels that multinational companies must lead the fight against dishonesty Dr Stelios Zyglidopoulos, …

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Do the maths

The current climate is a good time to learn about finance explains Professor Raghavendra Rau Cambridge Judge Business School’s Executive Education courses …

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A quiet revolution

The government’s out-of-date use of IT is poised to enter a new age with changes in service design and procurement The way …

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Taking the long view

Dr Michael Pollitt defends the energy industry in the wake of criticism over their rising profits by their regulator Ofgem Defence of …

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Don’t fight a giant

Large corporates often devour smaller firms to enter new markets. However, the temptation for incumbents to mimic these giant should be resisted, …

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The buck stops here

Corporate governance is under the microscope in the investigation into the activities of News International, owners of the defunct tabloid newspaper, News …

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Charismatic leadership

New research peels away the layers mystique around the phrase ‘charismatic leadership’ New research into charisma and leadership of work teams has …

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A total solution

What do we know about global trends in the servitisation of manufacturing? Professor Andy Neely, Fellow in Business Performance Measurement & Management …

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Energy sapping

‘The Electricity Market Reform’ or EMR may place too much regulation onto the energy industry and it’s the consumer who will end …

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Hidden connections

New research into relationships between the arts and humanities and the UK economy has revealed far greater interaction than expected ‘Hidden Connections’ …

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CEOs are overpaid

Overconfident, highly incentivised chief executives fall short of shareholder expectations, a new study reveals Research by Cambridge Judge Business School has found …

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China’s energy security

China’s energy security rests on the functioning of global energy markets, whose security is predominantly carried out by America – what effect …

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Endowment asset management

Academics, investment professionals, philanthropists, directors of not-for-profit organisations and the charity sector are an under-serviced segment of the market which the School’s …

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Motivated to innovate?

The traditional view of dominant firms being lethargic is misinformed: dominant firms can actually be highly successful innovators Dr Vincent Mak, University …

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Noticeable by their absence

Business schools missed a trick in failing to grasp an unprecedented opportunity to create a new behavioural understanding of financial markets Business …

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The weakest link?

Top managers ‘think’, whilst middle managers ‘act’, but shouldn’t both work together to bring about change? The role of the middle manager …

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Back to the good old days

Loosely coupled networks, like those used in medieval Britain and 14th century Tuscany, are increasingly being adopted by leading modern companies Modern, …

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Searching to regulate Google

Clearer regulatory guidelines are needed to prevent Internet search engines abusing their dominant positions The European Union’s decision to investigate allegations against …

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Japanese market fallout

Japan’s markets will continue to fluctuate until the nuclear crisis is resolved Dr George Olcott, Cambridge Judge Business School Fellow, says he …

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Risky business

Factoring in the ‘unknown unknowns’: why new multidisciplinary risk management models are needed in light of the Japanese earthquake Michelle Tuveson, Executive …

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You’re fired!

Lifting the burden of regulation on business might make the UK more competitive, but further changes could have an adverse impact on …

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A black swan event

Was Japan’s nuclear industry prepared? Nuclear specialist Dr William Nuttall considers the known unknowns and unknown unknowns and says we must learn …

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Banking on innovation

As world leaders pin their hopes on innovation to ‘jump-start’ their economies, there’s a stark warning that it could take decades Economist …

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The Arab uprising

Unrest in the Middle East is injecting “fear” into energy prices – but democracy may well benefit the West in the long …

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A walk on the dark side

Research into the self-serving benefits of emotional intelligence has revealed a little understood ‘dark side’ that requires greater investigation! Two Cambridge Judge …

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It’s not fair!

America’s regulators now rely on ‘fair value’ with additional historical cost to be disclosed for financial assets. Europe’s regulators view measurement at …

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Lights, camera, action!

Can Hollywood blockbusters, graphic novels and other artistic mediums stimulate fresh approaches to business and management? Dr Allègre Hadida, Lecturer in Strategy …

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Business model innovation

Dr Chander Velu, University Lecturer in Marketing at Cambridge Judge Business School and an expert on business model innovation, says firms like …

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Upwardly mobile

Dr Michael Barrett has been finding out how one mobile phone service called “MPESA”, which is linking people in Kenya to financial …

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Empowering the future

Empowering the future: a two-stage nuclear renaissance – ensuring nuclear power generation remains a carbon-neutral option Careful long-term planning can ensure nuclear …

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Banning the BlackBerry

Security concerns are the real issue surrounding the BlackBerry ban in Saudi Arabia and UAE Jim Krane, long-time reporter for the Associated …

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Body beautiful

Ben Barry, PhD Candidate at Cambridge Judge Business School and Founder of Ben Barry Models, has conducted new research into the global …

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Please mind the gap

The sin of a start-up, says Peter Hiscocks, Fellow in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge Business School, is to be “under-capitalised”; but, he …

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More for less for more

“Inclusive growth” and “affordable innovation” are terms gaining ground in India as new business models to satisfy cost-conscious and ecologically-aware customers globally …

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Facing down Facebook

Dr Omar Merlo, a University Lecturer in Marketing and Strategy at Cambridge Judge Business School, says Facebook and other new media tools …

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The acceleration trap

Dr Jochen Menges, Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisations at Cambridge Judge Business School, says the new epidemic affecting us is speed. …

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What price the CSR budget?

Even Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) budgets need to show a return. Jaideep Prabhu, Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business & Enterprise at Cambridge …

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It’s the economy, stupid

Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, considers the effectiveness of the economic policies of the three …

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A healthy exchange

The impact of the new Obama Health Reform Bill will be felt beyond America as it places a magnifying glass on cross-national …

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Crisis, what crisis?

Dr Christos Pitelis, Reader in International Business & Competitiveness, says every crisis is an opportunity. Greece maybe the focus of attention now …

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A ball park figure

Using averages to calculate risk is leading risk management modelling astray says Professor Sam Savage, Fellow in Management Science at Cambridge Judge …

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Conflict and change

Dr George Olcott’s new book Conflict and Change: Foreign Ownership and the Japanese Firm takes a look at the challenges that beset …

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A school for business

The recession is being felt by business schools around the globe. The future will be tough, good business schools will survive and …

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Made in China

The debate over whether China’s double digit growth rate can be sustained has taken a new twist, with Professor Peter Williamson, Honorary Professor …

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Rewiring the system

Dr Michael Pollitt, Reader in Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, believes we are entering a new era of renewable energy …

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Shape of things to come

According to Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, the recession will be deeply protracted and U-shaped, not …

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Doing business in Japan

Historically, Japanese firms have not been prominent players in cross-border mergers and acquisitions. In industries where this is the normal route for …

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Creative management

We are all born creative; however, Dr Allègre Hadida, University Lecturer in Strategy at Cambridge Judge Business School, argues that in the …

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Lessons from history

Could the current financial crisis have been predicted from historians knowledge of past down turns and depressions globally? Dr David Chambers, University …

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Human capital risk

Not since the winter of discontent in 1979 has our economic and social well-being, societally and personally, been so dependent on how …

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Don’t cut the budget

Cambridge Judge Business School’s Dr Eden Yin, University Senior Lecturer in Marketing, and Dr Omar Merlo, Fellow in Marketing, discuss the importance of marketing and …

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Clinical leadership

The recent Darzi report recommends an increase in clinical leadership in the NHS. Whilst Professor Stefan Scholtes, Dennis Gillings Professor of Health …

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Managing the leaders

In these credit crunch times, organisations need to be able to act smarter and effectively do more with the less. Highly motivated …

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The logic of luck

Today’s ICT revolution is changing the way corporations, governments and non-profits are organised. The pyramid hierarchy is being replaced by a complex …

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Cleaning up our act

Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) can address coal’s reality as part of the world’s energy economy, with the potential to provide a significant …

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Leading in change

Professor Dame Sandra Dawson, KPMG Professor of Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, led a team of consultants who advised the Department …

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A brave new world

In today’s fast moving technological world, successful companies will be those brave enough to invest in start-ups and create their own competitors. …

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Entrepreneurs – born or made?

Can risky decision-making, essential to the entrepreneurial process, be taught? New research shows that entrepreneurs are highly-adapted risk-takers, and that this functional …

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When the ‘dragons’ come calling

Incorporating high-technology in low-cost products, offering more product choices and turning high-end specialty products into competitively priced mass market items, Chinese companies …

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