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The Economic Times of India: ‘Stuck in the past? New CEOs often try to transfer previous company’s culture’

The article co-authored by Dr Yeun Joon Kim, University Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge Business School, examines how leaders transfer culture from their previous companies and this leads to bad decisions. “Leaders’ past cultural experiences colour what…

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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 to new problems, says a study authored at Cambridge Judge Business School, published in the Academy of Management Journal. In…

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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 downsizing, says a new study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School. Narcissism (as in arrogance and entitlement) and extraversion (as…

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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 over many decades. The level of executive (CEO) pay is frequently in the headlines, as shareholders have revolted against salary…

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What motivates a firm to manipulate earnings?

A strong CEO and an increase in institutional shareholding both play a role in the likelihood of earnings manipulation, linked to beating analyst forecasts, says study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School. The power of a company's CEO plays a…

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Financial Review: Why being the boss could cause brain damage

A study co-authored by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, is referenced in the article about leadership and mental state. The study titled “What doesn’t kill you will only make you more…

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The Atlantic: Power causes brain damage

A study co-authored by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, is referenced in the article about how leaders lose mental capacities - most notably for reading other people - that were essential…

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The Wall Street Journal: The morning risk report: CEO-employee pay ratio disclosure no panacea

In an article about US companies disclosing the ratio of a CEO’s compensation package to that of an average employee, Dr Jenny Chu notes that instead of disclosing a simple ratio, the final disclosure policy relates only to changes in…

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CEO pay paper award

Research on the link between compensation consultants and higher CEO pay wins Corporate Finance award from the Financial Management Association. A research paper from Cambridge Judge that found a clear link between the hiring of compensation consultants and higher CEO…

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Why leadership is not all about YOU

When, in 2012, US businessman Arne Sorenson became the first ever head of the Marriott Hotel chain in its 88-year history to be appointed from outside the Marriott family, he had a surprisingly modest vision of how the company would…

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