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Financial Director: ArcelorMittal tight-lipped on CEO’s board attendance

Dr Simon Learmount, Lecturer in Corporate Governance at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on board meetings and corporate governance. “In principle, directors need to make sure they are being transparent to shareholders, whether they recuse themselves or at least make…

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Leadership (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

What is effective leadership in business and politics, and how can leadership be inclusive rather than divisive? L-R: Simon Learmount, Thomas Roulet, Michael Kitson In this episode, joining podcast host Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge…

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Corporate governance (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

How have the concepts of corporate governance evolved, and are they fit for purpose in this disruptive era? L-R: Simon Learmount, Shaz Ansari, Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Michael Kitson In this episode, joining podcast host Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International…

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CCTV: UK scholars comment on Xi Jinping’s book on governance

A book entitled Xi Jinping: Governance of China (Volume Two), was recently presented at the 2018 London Book Fair. Dr Simon Learmount, Lecturer in Corporate Governance at Cambridge Judge Business School, commented: “It's almost exactly to the day 170 years…

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Pearl Initiative to offer executive education programme in collaboration with Cambridge Judge Business School

The programme will focus on corporate governance and effective board leadership for private sector C-suite executives and will take place over intensive two-day sessions in Dubai and Riyadh. The programme is to be led by prominent subject expert, CJBS's Dr…

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China Central TV (CCTV): News

CCTV reports that the annual growth of China’s direct investment in the UK in 2016 was 58 per cent, amounting to $17 billion, with the top areas being real estate, energy and finance. Simon Learmount, Lecturer in Corporate Governance at…

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First Cambridge-China Forum explores the challenges facing Chinese private enterprise

The importance of understanding China and its future from a Chinese perspective was the emerging theme from the Cambridge-Beijing Forum held this week in Beijing. Understanding the unique opportunities and challenges of 21st century China, and its approach to private…

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Realising the Chinese Dream: Cambridge-Beijing forum takes place tomorrow

The role of the free-market economy in nurturing entrepreneurship, how Chinese banks have facilitated the growth of SMEs and the part played by local and central government are the three key themes to be addressed by the forum underway tomorrow…

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Chinese Weekly: China should value its ‘critical friends’

Dr Simon Learmount, Lecturer in Corporate Governance and Director of the MBA and Executive MBA Programmes, was recently interviewed by Chinese Weekly about the upcoming "Realising the Chinese Dream" Cambridge-Beijing forum. The following is a translation of the interview: How…

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António Horta-Osório, Lloyds Banking Group: In defence of business schools

The Chief Executive of Lloyds Banking Group rejects criticism that business schools produced people who were too focused on technical aspects of finance and who all thought in the same way. The accusations were made in the wake of the…

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