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The Economist: Why the bullshit-jobs thesis may be, well, bullshit

A study on useless jobs co-authored by Dr Brendan Burchell, Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research, is featured in The Economist. The study looked at the claims behind David Graeber’s theory and found “that the data often show…

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The Times: It’s a mistake to think all problems can be solved with extra investment

Further coverage of a report on the UK’s research and development tax credit scheme by David Connell, Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge Business School. The UK government’s flagship £7.3 billion-a-year tax credit scheme…

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Financial Times: UK tax break failing to deliver extra R&D spending, study finds

A report on the UK’s research and development tax credit scheme by David Connell, Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge, covered in Financial Times. The UK government’s flagship £7.3 billion-a-year tax credit scheme for…

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Industrial policy failure

The UK's £7.3 billion flagship research and development tax credit scheme is failing to stimulate the additional spending required to meet the Government's R&D target, concludes a new report from the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge Business School.…

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The Economist: The benefits of part-time work

How much work is good for our mental health, asks The Economist article. Apparently, one day a week is enough. “We found that people working reduced working hours or being furloughed do not have poorer mental health,” says the study…

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The Guardian: Make mine a micro-job! Why working one day a week is the secret of happiness

A coverage of work from the 'Employment Dosage' project led by Dr Brendan Burchell, Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research, Cambridge Judge Business School. The study suggests that working just one day of work per week is beneficial…

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Cambridge Independent: ‘Cambridge is an engine of job creation – but don’t take it for granted’ says Cambridge Ahead

Further coverage of a new study by the Centre for Business Research, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, which confirms Cambridge’s status as one of the largest concentrations of knowledge intensive employment in Europe. “What we saw after the referendum…

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Carnegie Endowment: Gaza’s pandemic quandary

“As acute effects of the pandemic mix with complex political and economic dynamics, Gazan leadership struggles to address an increasingly politicised healthcare crisis,” in an op-ed piece writes Mona Jebril, Research Fellow at the Centre for Business Research, based at…

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Business Weekly: Cambridge at crossroads despite major KI status in Europe

A newly commissioned report led by the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge Business School confirms status of UK as one of the largest concentrations of knowledge intensive employment in Europe but warns that conditions in the city may…

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Financial Times: Inside the ‘Covid Triangle’: a catastrophe years in the making

Dr Mia Gray, Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on austerity during the pandemic. “Council budgets across the country have taken an enormous hit over a decade of austerity, affecting their…

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