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An MBA during global upheaval – COVID-19 vs 2008

How one Cambridge MBA’s experience in 2008 reveals lessons for MBAs of today: for Marina Maslowski Marsat (MBA 2008), embarking on the Cambridge MBA just as the global financial crisis broke in 2008 was a new challenge she hadn't anticipated.…

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Getting a job in a global crisis: what skills are companies looking for?

The extent of the economic downturn facing the world due to COVID-19 is not clear, and companies are bracing for big disruption. How will this situation affect MBA hiring in future, and will it impact what skills they are looking…

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Why “Chinese virus” is wrong

It’s scientifically incorrect to call COVID-19 the ‘Chinese Virus’ – so why do politicians do it? Read Dr Simon Taylor's latest blog. By Dr Simon Taylor, Faculty (Professor level) in Management Practice (Finance) Dr Simon Taylor I was asked a…

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Stock market volatility

Market volatility to COVID-19 crisis second only to 1987 stock market crash over past 120 years. Stock market volatility during the COVID-19 crisis has been second only to the October 1987 stock market crash over the past 120 years, Professor…

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Market integrity

Study on insider trading is relevant to coronavirus bailouts. The last big economic bailout in the United States was the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Plan (TARP) enacted during the financial crisis in 2008. That package is now dwarfed by…

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Wait and see

It will take a while to see how the current stock market downturn rivals historical crashes, says Professor Elroy Dimson in a new podcast. The current slump in world stock markets is substantial, though not as severe as past crashes related to…

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Long-term effects

Dr Philip Stiles outlines five key changes to business in light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis will usher in permanent changes to business. Philip Stiles, University Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance at Cambridge Judge Business School,…

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It really is different this time

In the 2008/09 financial crisis, we thought we were living through historic times. barely a decade later we face another historic crisis, Dr Simon Taylor blogs. A crumb of comfort during the 2008/09 financial crisis was the thought that we…

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Bloomberg: It’s good to be bad if you’re a bank

A study by Dr Thomas Roulet, University Senior Lecturer in Organisation Theory at Cambridge Judge, finds negative media coverage proved beneficial to investment banks during the financial crisis. The study examined more than 3,500 IPOs in the US. “This study…

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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 values to corporate customers, finds new study at Cambridge Judge Business School. Ever since the financial meltdown a…

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