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CJBS and the Middle East

Middle East

The Middle East is fast emerging as an increasingly important destination for regional and global businesses. Its advantageous geographical location, excellent infrastructure, impressive growth and resilience in the face of crisis have combined to increase its visibility manifold on the economic map of the world. 

Middle East Research Centre

The Middle East Research Centre (MERC) is dedicated to researching the business environment and the particular leadership challenges and opportunities facing Middle Eastern organisations. With an impressive legacy of leadership and management development programmes for the past eight years with GCC-based organisations, the MERC represents an ongoing Cambridge Judge Business School interest and commitment to the region.

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Middle East news & insights

Military spending did not “crowd out” welfare in Middle East prior to Arab Spring

Findings dispute “guns versus butter” narrative as a major factor behind the Arab Spring. Researchers caution against uncritically applying lessons from Western …

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An architect in the Middle East: building bridges with the EMBA

Nada Chahadi (EMBA 2016) is an architect from the Middle East, specialising in mega-scale building projects across the region. Nada Chahadi (EMBA …

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The Africa and Middle East Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report

African and Middle East alternative finance markets totaled more than $475 million in 2013-2015, with growth of 59 per cent to $242 …

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Paving the way for Israeli and Palestinian entrepreneurs of the future

In July this year the Cambridge Gates Foundation held a biennial event to celebrate Gates Scholars past and present. In a video …

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The women transforming the Middle East

These Middle Eastern entrepreneurs are changing the face of global innovation. And they are all women. Esraa Saleh is a petite, veiled, 23-year-old …

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UAE leadership

Executive Education at Cambridge Judge designs HSBC Leadership Programme in Dubai. HSBC Bank in the Middle East has completed its inaugural HSBC …

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Cambridge Judge Business School and the Pearl Initiative launch Senior Executive Leadership & Trust programme in Dubai

Cambridge Judge Business School and the Pearl Initiative, the leading independent private sector-led, not-for-profit institution working across the region to influence and …

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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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‘Reduce reliance on oil & gas and reform education’ say business leaders from across the Middle East

Reducing reliance on oil & gas, and reforming education were the key themes emerging from the launch of University of Cambridge Judge …

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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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