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Corporate governance and ethics

Want to avoid another Rana Plaza? Pay more for your clothes

On the anniversary of the collapse of Bangladeshi garment factory Rana Plaza, in which 1,129 people died, Dr Kamal Munir says the …

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Building a Centre with impact

As CJBS Executive Education launches the Centre for Compliance & Trust, the Centre’s Executive Director, Richard Hill, shares some of the vision …

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New Centre for Compliance & Trust

Cambridge Judge Business School has launched a new Centre for Compliance & Trust to lead thinking and work with organisations in the …

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What is compliance and why do we need it?

by Peter Hiscocks, Senior Teaching Faculty in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management For many tasks and most business activities there is a right …

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Diversity in business

Chitra Ramkrishna, National Stock Exchange of India: A world-class and transparent institution

In just under two decades Chitra Ramkrishna, MD & Chief Executive Officer of India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE), and her leadership team …

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Gender diversity in the boardroom

Can the target set by Lord Davies to drive up the recruitment of female board members by 2015 be achieved? The campaign …

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Age diversity – why it’s not all good news!

Fresh research into age diversity in the workplace has painted a cautionary picture suggesting that employees in companies with a mixed young …

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Women in business – are the days of macho management numbered?

Do men and women really have different management styles? Professor Dame Sandra Dawson, KPMG Professor of Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, …

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Economics and policy

Greek shoots?

Dr Christos Pitelis doesn’t just study real-world policy decisions. As an adviser to the Greek government at a time of economic and …

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Shift from macroeconomics to wealth creation

Business leaders, academics and policy-makers meeting in Cambridge agreed that the time is right to move on from macro-economics and turn instead …

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Shift from macroeconomics to wealth creation

Business leaders, academics and policy-makers meeting in Cambridge agreed that the time is right to move on from macro-economics and turn instead …

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Time is running out for the euro

A leading Cambridge economist predicts the death of the euro despite the efforts of policy makers who are papering over cracks and …

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Energy and environment

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 …

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The future of the planet

Dr Chris Hope’s PAGE2002 model has been used worldwide to calculate the true cost of climate change Global problems call for global …

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Changing European carbon markets … in one weekend

Much has been written about the challenges in Europe’s carbon markets but Faisal Sultan, a Cambridge MBA, decided to tackle one oft-overlooked …

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Dr Chris Hope takes on The Spectator over claim that climate change is ‘beneficial’

Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS) environment expert Dr Chris Hope has challenged The Spectator over what he says are misleading claims about …

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Entrepreneurship

Harry Tsao (MBA 1994), General Partner at Juvo Capital and Co-Founder of MeziMedia

In the 10 years after completing his Cambridge MBA, Harry Tsao had learned enough from his business mistakes to have a business …

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Accelerate Cambridge makes first two seed grants

Real-world risk prediction and a dynamic data gathering platform are the first two ventures to receive funding from the new Cambridge Judge …

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A want-to-preneur’s start to entrepreneurship, and how to improve your next PowerPoint presentation

Kristin Dorsett, a Cambridge MBA student, talks about how the network of entrepreneurs in Cambridge is helping her commit to an entrepreneurship …

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Chandran Sankaran, Zyme Solutions: Entrepreneurship is crafted

Leading international entrepreneur Chandran Sankaran, Founder and CEO of Zyme Solutions, feels that entrepreneurship is crafted in much the same way that …

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Finance

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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Globalisation and international business

Why the Middle East is fertile ground for business

Peter Hiscocks is CEO of Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education and teaches innovation management and entrepreneurship, and says prospects for entrepreneurs …

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Leaders: Tirad Mahmoud, CEO of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Tirad Mahmoud is leading a mission to redefine the Islamic banking business model, so what are his own leadership values and who …

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How to avoid the common mistakes when doing business in the Middle East

Badr Jafar (MST 1999), social entrepreneur and Managing Director of the Crescent Group, says if you make it a priority to understand …

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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 …

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Guest speakers

McKinsey’s Centered Leadership model is effective for both individuals and organisations

Cambridge Judge Business School’s Women in Business Group recently invited Smaranda Gosa-Mensing, Professional Development Manager and Head of Learning UK at McKinsey …

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Football fans go to the polls

With less than a month before the 2014 World Cup, Cambridge MBA student Tom Gribbin and his brother Ben have launched an …

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A new way to treat people you appreciate

In part 2 of our interview with Cambridge MPhil in Management alum James Whittingham, he talks about the latest venture that he …

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Urs Rohner, Credit Suisse Group: Leadership is about solving problems

According to Urs Rohner, Chairman of the Credit Suisse Group, problem-solving is the day job in leadership. Although designing the right strategy …

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Health management

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. …

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Threshold penalties for health delivery

Research conducted by Dr Houyuan Jiang with his co-authors Professors Sergei Savin and Zhan Pang aims to create a unified performance-based contracting …

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Threshold penalties for health delivery

Research conducted by Dr Houyuan Jiang with his co-authors Professors Sergei Savin and Zhan Pang aims to create a unified performance-based contracting …

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Measuring national ‘well-being’ (The Well-Being Institute Debate)

All over the world today ‘well-being’ is a hot topic for policy makers whether you are in the UK, Europe or South …

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Information systems and technology

Five ways a digital platform could transform your business

Too many organisations undertake “phoney transformations”. If you want real change you need to use digital platforms. We’ve all seen it happen: …

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The World Economic Forum is more than Davos

Many people associate the World Economic Forum (WEF) with their annual meeting in Davos and are unaware of the other work that …

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The sharing economy

Companies such as AirBnB and ParkatmyHouse have created new markets where customers can rent services from other individuals. Much of this has …

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A peek into the life of an app developer

Samuel Harrison, a current Cambridge MBA student, talks to us about his new game that was just released on the Apple App …

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Innovation

Innovation needs more than just money

Innovation should be a core activity spanning an organisation rather than the activity of a single department or group and, to make …

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Innovation needs more than just money

Innovation should be a core activity spanning an organisation rather than the activity of a single department or group and, to make …

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The jugaad juggernaut

The fleet-footed thinking of developing nations is super-charging R&D at multinationals according to Professor Jaideep Prabhu In the West, business innovation is often …

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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 …

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Leadership

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 …

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Urs Rohner, Credit Suisse Group: Leadership is about solving problems

According to Urs Rohner, Chairman of the Credit Suisse Group, problem-solving is the day job in leadership. Although designing the right strategy …

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Edward Chaplin, former British ambassador: Celebrate success and drop Anglo-Saxon inhibitions

Success should be celebrated and boasted about according to former British ambassador Edward Chaplin CMG OBE, because the in-built Anglo-Saxon inclination to …

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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 …

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Management science and operations

No bangers in the UK

It’s often said that Britain’s car industry is in decline, but research from Dr Matthias Holweg suggests the real story is very …

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Swift, even flow

Don’t simply reduce overheads, material and labour to drive productivity; instead identify and deal with the variation, or waste, in existing processes …

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Roger Schmenner: Swift, even flow

Don’t simply reduce overheads, material and labour to drive productivity; instead identify and deal with the variation, or waste, in existing processes …

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Shift to services vital for UK industry

Research reveals 12 steps for executives who want to follow a business model innovation approach to service provision The economy of three …

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Marketing and strategy

Five reasons why… corporates get environmental CSR communications wrong

Publicising environmental CSR (corporate social responsibility) initiatives can boost a company’s reputation, but get it wrong and the accusations of “greenwash” could …

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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 …

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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 …

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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? …

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Media, arts and culture

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 …

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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 …

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What happens in Cambridge … influencing creative industries management around the world

Google, YouTube, NBC Universal, National Theatre, National Trust, Art Finder, Saatchi & Saatchi – all homes to Cambridge MBA alumni who were …

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What can the entertainment industry and business schools learn from each other?

Dr Allègre Hadida, University Lecturer in Strategy at Cambridge Judge, talks about the Entertainment Masterclass to be held in Cambridge in January …

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Organisational behaviour

Following the money

Does performance-related pay work? Dr Jonathan Trevor explores the issues. Pay for performance matters. It’s a practice that crosses sectors, affects millions …

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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 …

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The Atlantic: The dark side of emotional intelligence

Research by Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour, illuminates emotional manipulation. Read the full article [theatlantic.com]

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Amazon rowers to brave hostage takers, uninhabited jungle and waterborne parasites

A gruelling 2,077 mile challenge faces Cambridge academic Mark de Rond and rowing coach Anton Wright as they attempt to row the …

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Risk

Professor Walter W. Powell, Stanford University: Don’t have too much faith in single rules and single organisations

At the Centre for Risk Studies’ 4th Annual Meeting, leaders and decision makers from business, government, inter-governmental organisations, academia and NGOs explored …

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Michelle Tuveson, Centre for Risk Studies: The duality of risk

At the Centre for Risk Studies’ 4th Annual Meeting, leaders and decision makers from business, government, inter-governmental organisations, academia and NGOs explored …

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Professor Daniel Ralph, Cambridge Judge Business School: Contingent business interruption happens offshore in the supply chain and is hard to predict

At the Centre for Risk Studies’ 4th Annual Meeting, leaders and decision makers from business, government, inter-governmental organisations, academia and NGOs explored …

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Dr Louise Pryor, Centre for Risk Studies: Because models are simplifications they are bound to be wrong

At the Centre for Risk Studies’ 4th Annual Meeting, leaders and decision makers from business, government, inter-governmental organisations, academia and NGOs explored …

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Social enterprise

Charities: the pay debate

Some leaders in the third sector are being paid more than their counterparts in the private sector. Is this an appropriate recognition …

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The challenges for social enterprise

Neil Stott, Chief Executive of the Keystone Development Trust, talks about the challenges of retaining social and financial returns on investment in …

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First class business education on a third sector salary: how to get an MBA when you can’t really afford one

How do you equip managers with cutting-edge management skills when the traditional routes of MBAs and Executive MBAs are beyond the pocket …

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Social enterprise in the field

Professor Paul Tracey believes that you can’t shine a spotlight on poverty and inequality from your desk. It’s a huge challenge to …

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