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  Our thinking on the big issues.
  Shocked workers as they realise things backfired.

Wrenching changes

Workers often only 'pretend' to comply with the introduction of new technology. This can backfire on them badly, says a…

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Over the horizon

University endowments use their long-term perspective to invest countercyclically at times of stock-market crisis, says new study at the Centre…

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Sustainability focus

The Cambridge Zero Climate Change Festival features experts including Kamiar Mohaddes and Khal Soufani of Cambridge Judge Business School. The…

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  Smart city and a network.

AI in energy policy

New paper co-authored by Dr Kamiar Mohaddes of Cambridge Judge Business School develops framework using artificial intelligence for better energy…

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  Digital transformation.

Accelerated transformation

Companies need to accelerate digital transformation in emerging from pandemic crisis, says Gavin Patterson of Salesforce, in an interview with…

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Catastrophe insurance

Higher insurance penetration usually speeds recovery from natural disasters, but not in the US due to a fragmented insurance market,…

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Examining bribery

New study co-authored by Professor Raghu Rau finds that $1 in bribes is linked to $6 to $9 increases in…

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  Aerial view of the beach divided in squares for social distancing.

A smoother transition

Ten considerations to engage people and communities in the transition phase from government measures to combat COVID-19 from Professor Sunita…

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Growth theory

A broader look at how multinational enterprises grow profitably over time. How do multinational enterprises (MNEs) grow and prosper? The…

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Icebergs and elbows

How key workers go unrecognised but are the hidden part that holds up an "iceberg". The coronavirus pandemic has expanded the…

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  2020 brainfood prabhu film and energy 883x432 1

Film and energy

Using Bollywood films to examine energy and household appliance use across four decades in India. Energy studies are often highly…

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  2020 brainfood howard grenville think about how we think 883x432 1

Think about how we think

Pandemic shows that organisational scholars need to see the world as systems of interdependent activity rather than individual entities, says…

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  2020 brainfood munir workplace equality centred 883x432 1

Workplace equality

Companies need 'awkward conversations' to address lack of diversity, Dr Kamal Munir of Cambridge Judge says on BBC programme. Dr…

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  2020 brainfood ansari corporate wrongdoing 883x432 1

Corporate wrongdoing

Management research can prove relevance by studying corporate corruption during economic downturn, says new study co-authored by Professor Shaz Ansari.…

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  2020 brainfood gender and diversity 883x432 1

Gender and diversity

Paper by Yeun Joon Kim and Yingyue Luan of Cambridge Judge wins Faculty Transnational Research Award of the Academy of…

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  2020 brainfood mental health 883x432 1

Mental health

People with coronavirus symptoms more likely to have general psychiatric disorders and loneliness, says study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business…

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  2020 brainfood risk centre levelling up 883x432 1

Levelling up

More equal societies can mitigate crisis risk, says keynote speaker at annual Risk Summit of the Centre for Risk Studies.…

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  2020 brainfood hope flu and coronavirus 883x432 1

Flu and coronavirus

The COVID-19 death rate is higher in European countries with a low flu intensity since 2018, says a working paper…

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Organisational culture matters

There are some key techniques to help an organisation’s culture survive despite staff working remotely, Professor Jennifer Howard-Grenville of Cambridge…

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  2020 brainfood prabhu quicker response 883x432 1

Quicker response in a crisis

"Frugal innovation" can help governments respond better to the COVID-19 pandemic, says article co-authored by Professor Jaideep Prabhu in Stanford…

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  2020 brainfood oraiopoulos derisking drug innovation 1998x642 1

Biotech vs big pharma

Most approved "priority" medicines are developed by biotech rather than large pharmaceutical firms, says a two-decade study at the University…

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  2020 brainfood leadership lessons lord browne 883x432 1

Leadership lessons

As an act of nature, coronavirus may make people change climate change behaviour, says Lord Browne. The fact that the…

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  2020 brainfood kitson west to east 883x432 1

West to East

State-directed capitalism rather than trade imbalance is the real US worry about China, Michael Kitson tells the Risk Summit of…

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  2020 brainfood beyond bad apple 883x432 1

Assessing risk

New book Beyond Bad Apples looks at how organisations manage their risk culture, which is timely as firms examine their ethos…

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  2020 brainfood climate change 883x432 1

Climate change

The Paris Agreement has no national quotas on CO2 removal, and new study co-authored by Dr David Reiner says that must be addressed. The…

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  2020 brainfood manhattan project 883x432 1

Manhattan Project?

A "multiple-shots-on-goal" approach is needed to find coronavirus drugs, Cambridge Judge academics say in California Management Review. A many-shots-on-goal approach - not command and control - will most effectively develop vaccines and…

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  2020 brainfood ray trust in finance 883x432 1

Trust in finance

Trust among US finance professionals has declined far more sharply than in the general population, finds study that has implications…

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  2020 brainfood ansari fog of war 883x432 1

Fog of war

Study shows Fog and Edge technologies have the ability to help fight the pandemic. How can a company that peripherally…

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Leadership lessons

Universities will propel the country forward after the pandemic, says Lord Karan Bilimoria. The innovation and creativity of the United…

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  2020 brainfood stock market volatility 883x432 1

Stock market volatility

Market volatility to COVID-19 crisis second only to 1987 stock market crash over past 120 years. Stock market volatility during…

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  Leadership lessons.

Leadership lessons

Leaders facing tough times can draw on a three-step plan, says Dean Christoph Loch.  Leaders of organisations facing big challenges such as the coronavirus crisis…

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  2020 brainfood alexandrov closed but connected

Closed but connected

How church communities are coping with COVID-19. Interior of St Mary the Virgin church in Feltwell. Photo credit: Dr Timur…

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  2020 brainfood market integrity 883x432 1

Market integrity

Study on insider trading is relevant to coronavirus bailouts. The last big economic bailout in the United States was the…

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  2020 brainfood hope voluntary exposure 1998x642 1

Voluntary exposure

An alternative idea to social distancing from policy modeller Dr Chris Hope. A new working paper by Dr Chris Hope,…

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  2020 brainfood dimson wait and see 883x432 1

Wait and see

It will take a while to see how the current stock market downturn rivals historical crashes, says Professor Elroy Dimson…

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  2020 brainfood prabhu cycles of poverty 883x432 1

Cycles of poverty

How will income inequality deepen problems during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis? While some are relying on friends and neighbours to…

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  2020 brainfood healthcare supply chains 883x432 1

Healthcare supply chains

Supply chain management, usually associated with manufacturing, can address inefficiencies in healthcare, argue a team from Cambridge Judge Business School.…

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  2020 brainfood prospective bias 883x432 1

Prospective bias

A 'prospective' motherhood penalty holds women back in the workplace regardless of their actual motherhood status, says new study from…

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  2020 brainfood divest or engage 883x432 1

Divest or engage?

There is 'disquieting' evidence that environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics differ considerably among rating firms, says new paper led…

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  2020 ccaf artificial intelligence report concept 883x432 1

AI in finance

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will shift from cost reduction to revenue generation in the Financial Services industry, according to a new…

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Confirming behaviour

CEOs of firms facing poor financial performance consult internal advisers who are less likely to offer fresh insight, says comprehensive…

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  2020 brainfood grimes platforms for people 883x432 1

Platforms for the people

Civic crowdfunding now finances civic infrastructure, but these platforms must navigate tension between growth and their social mission, says a…

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  2019 brainfood stott seven decades on bme 883x432 1

Seven decades on

A study at Cambridge Judge Business School examines how Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) housing associations in England developed and…

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  2019 brainfood circularsecondment 883x432 1

Circular secondment

Cambridge Judge students work with companies in Poland, Cyprus and Belgium in a 1.7 million euro (£1.5 million) European Union…

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  2019 brainfood biasindiversity 883x432 1

Bias in diversity

Diversity on key corporate committees is supposed to produce better decisions. But a study at Cambridge Judge Business School finds…

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  2019 brainfood ccaf regulatorymomentum 883x432 1

Regulatory momentum

Global regulation of online alternative finance will increase over the next two years, says fintech research by the World Bank…

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  2019 brainfood lawson recallresponsetime 883x432 1

Recall response time

Speed is crucial when tainted food products are recalled. A new study co-authored by Dr Benn Lawson of Cambridge Judge…

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  2019 brainfood joonkim stuckinthepast 883x432 1

Stuck in the past

New CEOs and other leaders transfer culture from their previous jobs and this can 'blindside' them into proposing obsolete solutions…

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  2019 brainfood ccsi humantrafficking centred 883x432 1

200 years later

A research symposium on human trafficking, co-ordinated with the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, looks at refugees, recruitment, routes and…

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  2019 brainfood privatisationandcorruption 883x432 1

Privatisation and corruption

Privatisation of state-owned enterprises in IMF loan conditions can increase corruption through a 'vicious circle' of weaker institutions and increased…

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  2019 brainfood thecarrytrade 883x432 1

The ‘carry’ trade

The carry strategy in foreign exchange markets generates positive average returns over the long run, but it can experience losses…

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  2019 brainfood ceam effectiveenegagement 883x432 1

Effective engagement

Investor engagement on environmental, social and governance issues were examined at a conference organised by the Centre for Endowment Asset…

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  2019 brainfood oughton electricalrisk 883x432 1

Electrical risk

A new study on 'cyber-physical' attacks on London's electricity network examines the relationship between economic damage and the number of…

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  2019 brainfood scholtes separateandconcentrate 883x432 1

Separate and concentrate

Mortality rates would decline if hospitals had separate units for routine and complex procedures along with more effective routing of…

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  2019 brainfood prabhusoufani innofrugalmarkii 883x432 1

InnoFrugal UK – Mark II

The second edition of the InnoFrugal UK conference focused on advancing the circular economy and frugal innovation. Two Cambridge Judge…

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  2019 brainfood nadkarni womenexecutiveteams v2 883x432 1

Women on executive teams

Gender diversity on top management teams improves company performance in times of adverse firm conditions, but matters less in favourable…

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  2019 brainfood prabhu earlystagetechnology 883x432 1

Early-stage technology

Acceptance of market 'ambiguity' can lead to successful commercialisation of early-stage technology by identifying partners and broader potential uses, says…

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  2019 brainfood hadida marketingonthefly 883x432 1

Marketing on the fly

A new study co-authored by Dr Allègre Hadida of Cambridge Judge Business School identifies three different types of temporary marketing…

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  2018 brainfood preoccupiedfirmdirectors 883x432 1

Preoccupied firm directors

One-fifth of independent directors are 'distracted' each year by various issues, and this harms firm valuation, operating performance and M&A…

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  2018 brainfood roulet beneficialwrongdoing 883x432 1

Beneficial wrongdoing

Negative media coverage of investment bank conduct around the financial crisis actually increased their likelihood of IPO invitations because it…

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  2018 brainfood identitymatters 883x432 1

Identity matters

Ken Banks was appointed a Visiting Fellow in Marketing in 2018, and is currently Head of Social Impact at London-based…

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  2018 brainfood ansari fogcomputing 883x432 1

Fog computing

Paper co-authored by Professor Shahzad Ansari of Cambridge Judge, honoured by the Strategic Management Society at its annual conference, looks…

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  2018 brainfood taylor mastersoffinance 883x432 1

Masters of finance

Dr Simon Taylor of Cambridge Judge Business School reflects on the lack of sufficient reform in finance since the School's…

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  2018 feature pachidi algorithmsandwork 883x432 1

Algorithms & work

The implications of learning algorithms in the workplace pose difficult issues of control and morality. Dr Stella Pachidi of Cambridge…

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  2018 brainfood nadkarni narcissism 883x432 1

Narcissism and downsizing

Narcissism can help liberal-leaning CEOs in pushing corporate social responsibility, but it doesn't help conservative CEOs translate their ideology into…

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  2018 brainfood bruggemann egyptiansocialenterprise 883x432 1

Egyptian social enterprise

Egypt's new law restricting non-governmental organisations has created an opportunity for social enterprises to fill the void, says Isabel Brüggemann,…

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  2018 brainfood carbonfloorpricing 883x432 1

Carbon price floor

The European Union should adopt a minimum price on carbon dioxide from electricity generation to boost low-carbon investment, says a…

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Only timeline will tell

Rivals are lulled into retaliatory inaction through vague or distant timelines in company press releases, particularly if repeated frequently, finds…

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Corporate risk

From a risk perspective, the past decade has been traumatic, from the global financial crisis to election shocks of tectonic…

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  2018 brainfood tracey fishoutofwater 883x432 1

Fish out of water

New study co-authored by Professor Paul Tracey of Cambridge Judge Business School says new ventures obtain 'legitimacy' not through one-off…

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  2018 brainfood kenc bankdefaultmeasurement 883x432 1

Bank default measurement

Study co-authored by Professor Turalay Kenc, a Pembroke Visiting Scholar at Cambridge Judge Business School, develops a new model to…

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  2018 brainfood williamson studycallsfornewchinesegrowthindex 883x432 1

Chinese economic growth

A new study co-authored by Professor Peter Williamson and Simon Hoenderop of Cambridge Judge calls for an alternative 'bottom-up' index…

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  2018 brainfood menges employeeburnout 883x432 1

Employee burnout risk

Many highly engaged employees are also exhausted and ready to leave their organisations, finds study of 1,085 US workers co-authored…

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  2018 brainfood howardgrenville thecompanyyoukeep 883x432 1

The company you keep

'We're sponsoring what?' Corporate sponsorship affects how employees view their firm and self, and the results can be surprising, finds…

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  2018 brainfood esposito educationcatapult 883x432 1

Education catapult

Professor Mark Esposito, a Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, argues that new technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence…

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  2018 brainfood centralbanksbranchout 883x432 1

Central banks branch out

Central banks undertake 'gradual but definite expansion' of investment activities that look beyond their traditional boundaries, says report by BNY…

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  2018 brainfood sengupta legalprojectmanagement 883x432 1

Legal project advice

Six key insights on legal project management are offered by Dr Kishore Sengupta, Director of Executive Education and Reader in…

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  2018 brainfood oughton cyberfederalism 883x432 1

Cyber federalism

Dr Edward Oughton looks at protecting critical national infrastructure from cyber attacks. Infrastructure expert Dr Edward Oughton of Cambridge Judge…

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  2018 brainfood mak beyondfixedpricetags 883x432 1

Beyond fixed price tags

Buyers have a choice in what they pay owing to 'participative pricing' such as online auctions and pay-what-you-want music albums.…

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  2018 brainfood hope cyberscholarship 883x432 1

Cyber scholarship

A journal article on permafrost thaw – co-authored in Cambridge and Colorado – began with a tweet and ended with…

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  2017 brainfood rau executivepaysurvey 883x432 1

Executive pay survey

New research by Professor Raghavendra Rau of Cambridge Judge looks at CEO compensation theory and practice, drawing on academic literature…

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  2017 brainfood munir inequality 883x432 1

Tackling inequality

The institutional and organisational arrangements that reinforce and perpetuate economic inequality over time need to be better understood in order…

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  2017 brainfood howardgrenville greenchemistry 883x432 1

Greener chemistry

The 'green chemistry' movement to reduce health, safety and environmental impacts has made some progress – but has also met…

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  2017 brainfood stillwell aquickertestfordepression 883x432 1

A quicker test for depression

When it comes to assessing depression, the usual paper-based questionnaires are long and frustrating for patients. University of Cambridge researchers…

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  2017 brainfood rau terrorism 883x432 1

Terrorism and CEO pay

CEOs at firms near terrorist attacks earn 8.8 per cent "compensation premium" over CEOs employed far from attacks, finds new…

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  2017 brainfood esposito changemgtsmes 883x432 1

Change management in SMEs

Communication skills in small and medium sized businesses are essential to navigate turbulent environments, according to a new study from…

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  2017 brainfood decremer heatison 883x432 1

The heat is on

Higher temperatures boost voter turnout and helps the incumbent party, finds study based on temperature, turnout and results in each…

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  2017 brainfood menges familyties 883x432 1

Family ties

Stuck in a boring job? Doing it for your family can make it meaningful, finds study co-authored by Dr Jochen…

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  2017 brainfood rau companyboardconnections 883x432 1

Company board connections

Companies increase both R&D and patenting activity if they have directors who 'interlock' with other companies, says new study co-authored…

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  2017 brainfood pollitt brexitenergy 883x432 1

Brexit and energy

Britain can play the role of an innovative 'California' in addressing European energy policy issues post-Brexit, says Professor Michael Pollitt…

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  2017 brainfood isyourwineworthit 883x432 1

Is your wine worth it?

When it comes to pricing, quality and customer expectation both matter, finds a study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School…

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  2017 brainfood decremer thepriceisntright 883x432 1

The price isn’t right

Offers by retailers to 'beat the price' of rivals, while costly, are no more effective than ‘price-matching’ offers, says new…

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  2017 brainfood cyberrisks 883x432 1

Cyber risks

The loss of sensitive information gets all the headlines, but lesser-known threats from cyber attacks also deserve attention, say risk…

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  2017 feature spaceweather 883x432 1

Severe space weather

The daily US economic cost from solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could total more than $40 billion, with more than half…

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  2017 brainfood ansari middlemanagersmatter 883x432 1

Middle managers matter

Change initiated by middle managers rather than top managers wins greater employee support, says new study co-authored at Cambridge Judge…

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  2016 03 14 news predicting crisis 883x432 1

Predicting crisis

'Incident Dashboard' helps Barclays predict whether incidents may snowball into big issues, as discussed at Cambridge Trust in Banking conference.…

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  2014 brainfood devaluationofsterling valueofdevaluing 883x432 1

The value of devaluing

John Mills, chairman of consumer products company John Mills Ltd, thinks the best way to restore the UK's manufacturing sector…

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  2014 news newresearchrevealsthatwineoutperformedartstampsandbondsthroughoutthe20thcent

Investing from the heart

Cars, art, wine and watches: emotional assets are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional investments. But, as Cambridge Judge…

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  2014 features trevor followingthemoney

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,…

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  2014 features moreorlessmaths janeway 229x205 1

Model behaviour

In a debate with Cambridge Judge Business School's Michael Kitson, Dr William H. Janeway, the famed American venture capitalist and…

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  2014 features tippingpoint

When slacker is safer

Professor Stefan Scholtes warns that exceeding the ‘tipping point' can have serious consequences They turn up late. They seem immune…

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