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Industrial policy (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

The financial crisis has revived the notion of industrial policy in the UK. But how is it different today from the 'discredited' policies of the 1970s, and do we risk betting on winners once again? In this episode, joining podcast…

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Cambridge News: Big names form commission to study Cambridgeshire economy

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Review (CPIER) has been commissioned to review the economy in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Economist Dame Kate Barker, Chair of the CBR Advisory Board and a former top Government housing adviser, will chair the commission. Professor…

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Firing the grey cells for business success

Research by Professor Alan Hughes has played a pivotal role in the rollout of the highly successful Catapult Centres, which exist to encourage collaboration between academics and entrepreneurs. The Government's decision to expand the network of UK Catapult Centres is…

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The future of manufacturing

Launch of final project report from the Foresight Lead Expert Group Professor Alan Hughes was a member of the Lead Expert Group oversaw the technical aspects of this project which was particularly involved in writing the final report. The Lead…

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Continuity and change at the Centre for Business Research

After nearly 20 years as Director of the Centre for Business Research (CBR), Professor Alan Hughes is standing down from this position, but will continue to play a major role in the Centre as Director of the UK~IRC, as a…

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Professor Alan Hughes appointed to the National Centre for Universities and Business

The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) has announced the appointment of Professor Alan Hughes, Director of the Centre for Business Research (CBR), as one of NCUB's first Senior Research Fellows. Professor Hughes, widely regarded as a world leading…

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Delivering the industrial strategy – how can government promote growth?

"Intervene or stand back - what should be the industrial strategy for the UK?" This was the topic of a debate organised by The Foundation for Science and Technology at the Royal Society. The three invited speakers were Sir John…

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Enhancing impact: the value of public sector R&D

The Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE) and the UK Innovation Research Centre (UK~IRC) Enhancing Value Taskforce has published the second major report in the series arising from their research. The new report by Alan Hughes and Ben Martin,…

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Professor Alan Hughes appointed as the Queensland Government Innovator in Residence

Internationally renowned innovation expert Professor Alan Hughes has been appointed as the Queensland Government Innovator in Residence, based at the University of Queensland Business School. Professor Hughes is the Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School…

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Final FINNOV (Financing Innovation and Growth) conference takes place

Members of the Centre for Business Research (CBR) contributed to the final conference of the FP7 FINNOV project (Finance, Innovation & Growth), which focused on the need for finance to be reformed so that it serves innovation and value creation…

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