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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Economic impact

The GDP@Risk over five years from COVID-19 could range from $3.3 trillion to $82 trillion, says the Centre for Risk…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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