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Sucheta Nadkarni

The European Business Review: Smile, smile and be a leader? Differences in male and female leaders’ use of humour

Being funny at work is good for business, but male and female leaders use humour differently, according to a paper co-authored by Sucheta Nadkarni, Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at Cambridge Judge Bhsiness School and Vanessa Marcié, alumna of Executive…

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Innovation (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate Podcast series)

Just what is "innovation" – and is there a dark side to this wave of change that has transformed our lives through technology and other breakthroughs? L-R: Michael Kitson, Sucheta Nadkarni, Simon Stockley, Jeremy Hutchison-Krupat In this episode, joining podcast…

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Narcissism and downsizing

Narcissism can help liberal-leaning CEOs in pushing corporate social responsibility, but it doesn't help conservative CEOs translate their ideology into downsizing, says a new study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School. Narcissism (as in arrogance and entitlement) and extraversion (as…

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Women in private equity

New research commissioned by Level 20 finds that women now entering private equity usually come from banking and consulting, while more senior women came from diverse sectors. Banking and strategic consulting backgrounds are the most common feeder industries for women…

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Making the numbers count: supporting and engaging women at every career stage

Professor Sucheta Nadkarni and other researchers call for gender equality and career support for women in the workplace, and an end to "the doom and gloom narrative" over their limited numbers. Hiring more women into senior positions is the right…

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Financial Times: Being funny at work is good for business

Research co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School, says humour is good for leaders as well as for staff but there are significant differences on how men and women use it. Professor Sucheta Nadkarni, director of the Cambridge Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre,…

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Gender inequality in the workplace (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

Statistics show that gender inequality at the workplace is pervasive, with lower pay and under-representation at top levels for women. How does this harm business, and should governments intervene? In this episode, joining podcast series host Michael Kitson, University Senior…

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Only timeline will tell

Rivals are lulled into retaliatory inaction through vague or distant timelines in company press releases, particularly if repeated frequently, finds new study by researchers in UK and US. Corporate press releases are full of linguistic devices aiming to boost the…

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Wired: The gender pay gap data is useful but it’s just the first step

After the majority of all eligible public and private companies in the UK have reported their gender pay gap, we need to look what can we do with the data, writes K. G. Orphanides in Wired. Professor Sucheta Nadkarni, Director…

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The Guardian: Gender pay gap: what we learned and how to fix it

By midnight on 4 April all eligible public and private companies in the UK should have reported their gender pay gap. Sucheta Nadkarni, Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management and Director of the Wo+Men's Leadership Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School,…

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