Impact and practitioner engagement

Research focused on results

Cambridge Judge Business School is in the business of transformation. Many of our academics are leaders in their field, creating new insight and applying the latest thinking to real-world issues.

This is driven by our focus on engagement with organisations: the point where research and the real world of management intersect. 

We help organisations to learn faster and search more effectively for solutions to the challenges they are facing today and will face tomorrow. For this reason, our engagement goes far beyond the surface of a specific problem, brief or sector. 

Research Excellence Framework

The global impact of CJBS’s research was highlighted in the results of the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) in the UK. 


Cambridge Judge was ranked #1 by Times Higher Education in the Business and Management Studies category in REF. 


Of Cambridge’s overall submissions were rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ within REF 2021’s Business and Management Studies unit of assessment.  

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Our commitment to impact and engagement 

We are committed to increase the impact that our research has in the world and our engagement with other organisations and institutions. Our academics and students don’t just work in the library, the lab and the classroom, they work in boardrooms, in offices and communities and on the shop floor too. Thousands of experiments are being undertaken in all those places, each one a novel attempt to beat competitors, win new customers, create social value. 

We actively encourage our faculty to engage at this deep level with organisations to root their theoretical insights in practice. This results in clear advantages for the organisations involved and gives us new insights to share in our teaching and research. 

Impact stories 

Read about the real-world impact of Cambridge Judge and be inspired by our practitioner engagement stories.

FT Responsible Business Education Awards.

Purpose of Finance course wins top Teaching award and a study on paedophile hunters wins Academic Research award, while Cambridge Judge is Highly Commended for School-wide activities in the Financial Times awards for business education responsibility and impact.

Sandra Dawson Research Impact Award.

Global strategy and international business

How seeing beyond academic boundaries creates impact

Faculty members Mark de Rond and Kamiar Mohaddes win the 2023 Sandra Dawson Research Impact Award at Cambridge Judge Business School.

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Increased drug supply security and reduced costs has been achieved by Civica Rx, a health care utility taking a fresh approach, says study in NEJM Catalyst authored by 2 Cambridge Judge Business School academics.

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World Case Teaching Day 2023 provides an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the ways in which Cambridge Judge Business School engages with the case teaching method.

FT Academic Research with Real-World Impact Award.

Studies on COVID-19 modelling by Paul Kattuman and marginalisation by Shahzad Ansari are named runners-up in the annual Responsible Business Education Awards of the Financial Times.

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The News and Insight section of Cambridge Judge Business School’s website seeks a broad range of topics of interest to diverse audiences. In 2022, attention was focused on articles ranging from paedophile stings to Bitcoin, and from how edible insects promote sustainability to a Ukrainian finding tranquility in Cambridge.

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Stefan Scholtes of Cambridge Judge Business School wins Collaboration Award in the Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Research Impact and Engagement for work on the COVID pandemic. Khal Soufani of Cambridge Judge is runner-up in Established Academic award for work in circular economy.

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Cambridge Judge Business School’s global reputation in business and management studies is recognised in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

The Financial Times is one of the most respected newspapers in the UK.

Kamiar Mohaddes and Chris Marquis of the Cambridge Judge Business School faculty are named runners-up in the Financial Times Responsible Business Education Awards.