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Top 10 reads of 2022


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.

Hiker reading an e-book on a mountain during the golden hour.

Catching paedophiles

A child in the dark holds up their hand in front of their face.

26 January 2022

A novel study in the Academy of Management Journal offers law enforcement an embedded view of the practice of ‘hunting’ paedophiles – which also has implications for other controversial closed communities enabled by social media.

The study was co-authored by Mark de Rond, Professor of Organisational Ethnography at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Read the article "Catching paedophiles"

From Breakthrough to Blockbuster

A biotech lab.

14 February 2022

New book charts the rise of entrepreneurial biotech firms, and how they have created more life-changing medicines than all of the big pharmaceutical companies combined.

The book was co-authored by Nektarios (Aris) Oraiopoulos, Associate Professor of Operations & Technology Management.

Read the article “From Breakthrough to Blockbuster”

Cambridge Judge ranked #1 in business and management research framework

Four stars.

12 May 2022

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

The REF is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions and is undertaken by the four UK higher education funding bodies: Research England, the Scottish Funding Council, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, and the Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland.

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Bitcoin mining – an (un)surprising resurgence?

A data mining warehouse.

17 May 2022

New data on global Bitcoin mining released by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) confirms the growing dominance of the US and reveals a surprising resurgence in China.

Read the article “Bitcoin mining – an (un)surprising resurgence”

New book asks why ever more is spent on mergers when so many fail

Merging blue and yellow.

13 July 2022

Mergers are constructed by talented executives, lawyers, bankers and advisers, yet most deals fail. A new book The Merger Mystery, co-authored by Professor Geoff Meeks of Cambridge Judge, outlines the reasons why.

Mergers of firms have boomed over the past four decades, with a 40-fold increase in deals done each year. These mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are sealed by talented, highly skilled executives, lawyers, bankers and advisers, and spending on mergers totalled $5 trillion in 2021. Yet most mergers fail, and don’t achieve the boost in operating profits they were touted to achieve. Why? And why hasn’t this been fixed?

Read the article “New book asks why ever more is spent on mergers when so many fail”

Lunch in a Cambridge garden without fear of fighter jets

Waving the flag of Ukraine.

22 July 2022

Maryna Marchenko, who heads a charity to help mothers in Ukraine, says she enriched her life and her work through the Rising Women Leaders Programme at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Maryna, age 26, heads an organisation based in Kyiv known as Lada, which helps women learn new skills and return to the workforce after having children.

Read the article “Lunch in a Cambridge garden without fear of fighter jets”

A look at marginalised communities: what Cambridge Judge research and initiatives can teach us

Silhouettes of refugees waiting by a chainlink fence.

5 September 2022

In this special insight article, we look at some of the work done at Cambridge Judge to highlight issues affecting the marginalised and point a way forward to solving them, and we also talk to some of those involved in these important initiatives.

This research focuses not on becoming great and world-beating, but rather on how to help struggling communities carry on with hope, respect and greater prosperity. This focus is both good and great, in different ways, and is certainly built to forge lasting benefits to those in need.

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Meet the Cambridge MBA class of 2022

The MBA class of 2022.

12 October 2022

A cohort of 210 professionals started their Cambridge MBA this month. With 46 nationalities represented, the class is preparing for an exciting year of learning, teamwork, and career progression.

We met some of our new class and asked them about their career journey to date, why Cambridge Judge Business School was their choice of business school and where their career ambitions lie in the coming months.

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How to reimagine the future of churches

A sheep looks at the camera, the church lit up behind it with sunshine.

15 November 2022

Churches are at risk unless they find new uses for their buildings, says a report by Cambridge Judge Business School and the Diocese of Ely.

A third of church buildings cost more money each year than they are able to raise and only one in 5 is financially profitable, according to an audit of churches carried out in Cambridgeshire and West Norfolk.

Read the article “How to reimagine the future of churches”

The future of farming: from eating insects to urban agriculture

A plate of yummy insects.

29 November 2022

In this special Insight article, we look at how the Entrepreneurship Centre and Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business School are supporting new ventures to improve sustainability in agriculture to meet the demands of a growing global population.

Read the article “The future of farming: from eating insects to urban agriculture”