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Financial Times: Mergers destroy value. Without reform, nothing will change

Geoff Meeks, Emeritus Professor of Financial Accounting at Cambridge Judge Business School, and J Gay Meeks, Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge Centre of Development Studies, write about mergers and acquisitions. It’s an often-quoted statistic that roughly 70…

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The Wall Street Journal: CEO stock sales raise questions about insider trading

A study by Alan Jagolinzer, Professor of Financial Accountings at Cambridge Judge Business School, is mentioned in this analysis of preset trading plans by company insiders, showing that executives benefit when sales happen quickly after the plans’ adoption. The study…

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Bloomberg Tax: EY consulting split aims to free firm from ethics crackdown

Tighter ethics regulations are holding back the growth of Ernst & Young’s lucrative consulting business, a key reason firm leaders are considering whether to separate its global audit and advisory practices. The global accounting network is now discussing whether to…

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Why does disinformation still flourish when fact-checking is available?

An upcoming Cambridge Disinformation Summit and ongoing webinar series looks at the scourge of strategic disinformation, says Professor Alan Jagolinzer of Cambridge Judge Business School. Alan Jagolinzer Accountants have been grappling with disinformation about the financial health of publicly traded…

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Why does disinformation still flourish when fact-checking is available?

Bloomberg Tax: SEC climate plan leaves open path to use global green standards

Alan Jagolinzer, Professor of Financial Accounting and Director of the Centre for Financial Reporting & Accountability (CFRA) at Cambridge Judge Business School, said demand for more in-depth reporting standards will mount along with the risks of climate change, and with…

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Business Because: Five emerging jobs in the cannabis industry

A case study looking at accounting practices in the marijuana industry co-authored by Alan Jagolinzer, Professor of Financial Accounting at Cambridge Judge Business School, featured in Business Because article. The case study looked at accounting practices in the marijuana industry,…

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Sustainable accounting

David Pitt-Watson, who has been Pembroke Visiting Professor of Finance and Visiting Fellow at Cambridge Judge, talks about a campaign to stop companies benefiting from 'stranded assets' that unduly inflate profits. by David Pitt-Watson Most people, most governments, and indeed…

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Financial Times: Adaptable managers help companies pull trough

A study on UK companies’ survival rate co-authored by Geoff Meeks and Geoffrey Whittington featured in the Financial Times. The study, inspired by natural selection theory, finds that only 19 of 1,513 UK companies (1.26%) survived over the biblical “threescore…

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Corporate Darwinism

Only 19 of 1,513 UK companies survived 70 years after mandatory consolidated accounts in 1948, says natural selection-inspired study at Cambridge Judge Business School. Business has long been portrayed in survival-of-the-fittest ("dog-eat-dog") and scriptural ("David and Goliath battle") terminology. A…

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Responsible Investor: Why accounting really matters for climate change, and what you need to know about it

David Pitt-Watson, Research Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes about a new accounting approach which is compatible with climate sustainability. “Investors have been clear that they want the companies they own to commit to a business model which is…

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