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Does economics need less maths or more?

Has mathematics become too complex and too dominant a force in modern economics? Yes, says Cambridge Judge Business School's Michael Kitson; no, says economist Dr William H. Janeway. Here both experts set out their views on what's needed to help…

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Economics: an art not a science

In a debate with venture capitalist and economist Dr William H. Janeway, Michael Kitson, Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, argues that we stand a better chance of avoiding future financial crises if economists place less…

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Model behaviour

In a debate with Cambridge Judge Business School's Michael Kitson, Dr William H. Janeway, the famed American venture capitalist and economist, argues that economics is now the most data-rich of the social sciences and thus requires more complex underlying models.…

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Neeraj Agarwal (MBA 2005), Co-Founder and CEO of Tea People

How do you make a viable business out of a social enterprise? Simple, says Neeraj Agarwal: just have an amazing, professionally branded product "Not all social enterprise or fair trade products are great," says Neeraj Agarwal, "and some are presented…

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How technology has changed the game of creative production and consumption

Allègre Hadida hosted the Entertainment Master Class (EMC) at Cambridge Judge Business School earlier this year. Founded in 2008, the EMC is now established at Cambridge Judge as a peer-to-peer executive training academy for the television industry, and aspires to be…

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When slacker is safer

Professor Stefan Scholtes warns that exceeding the ‘tipping point' can have serious consequences They turn up late. They seem immune to deadlines. They don't mind being carried by the team. Slackers are not usually the most popular people in the…

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There may be stubble ahead

Faced with decreasing sales and a fundamental shift in behaviour among your core audience, what steps would you take to make a change? We asked three people to put themselves in the shoes of Gillette, the men's haircare specialists, who…

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Six reasons why … star performers are bad for the bottom line

Everyone - shareholders, board members, even colleagues - loves a star performer. But how many deliver on the top hire promise? CJBS faculty Dr Jenny Chu, Dr Pedro Saffi and Professor Raghavendra Rau investigate why top names can actually have…

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Leaders: António Horta-Osório, Group Chief Executive of Lloyds Banking Group

He's behind the turnaround in fortunes for Lloyds Banking Group, now partly owned by UK taxpayers, but what does Group Chief Executive António Horta-Osório really think went wrong? Here he tells us in his own words. Banks in the past…

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Write to live, live to write? (part 1 of 3)

If content is free, what will creatives eat? In the first of our series looking at how technology has changed the game of creative production and consumption, we examine the impact of the e-book revolution on the economics of words.…

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YouTube, you profit? (part 2 of 3)

YouTube has been one of the biggest game-changers in the media world in the last decade, but who's emerging as the victor? In the second of a series of three articles we analyse the arm wrestle taking place between individuals…

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Goliath takes up the slingshot (part 3 of 3)

While creatives and corporates fight it out for control of production, one thing hasn’t changed – the audience always comes first. In the last in our series looking at how technology is changing creative production and consumption, we discover how…

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Six reasons why … good bankers will always turn bad

They want to be good, they promise to be good, but will they be good? Cambridge Judge Business School faculty Professor Raghavendra Rau, Dr Bang Dang Nguyen and Dr Pedro Saffi explore six reasons why, whether it's retail or investment,…

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Heating up regulation

Research from Cambridge Judge Business School has been instrumental in developing a new system of energy market regulation Research from Cambridge Judge Business School's Dr Michael Pollitt, Reader in Business Economics, and Dr Stephen Littlechild, Fellow in Privatisation, Regulation &…

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Fact: there is an I in team

Working on the Cam and at Camp Bastion, Dr Mark de Rond is turning the theory of teamwork on its head It's one of the most well-worn clichés in business: there's no 'I' in 'team'. But research by Dr Mark…

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