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BBC: Ukraine war: Professor tells of elderly mother’s death in Mariupol

Ukraine-born Professor of Finance Andrei Kirilenko is interviewed by the BBC “Today” programme on Radio 4 about his 85-year-old late mother, who lived in the besieged city of Mariupol. Read the full article [bbc.co.uk]…

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Ukraine: medics in conflict zones

Mark de Rond, Professor of Organisational Ethnography at Cambridge Judge Business School, embedded with military surgeons in Afghanistan for six weeks. He describes the challenges faced by doctors and nurses in conflict zones like Ukraine. Quite aside from the deadly…

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Calories and conflict

Disclosing calories on food labels and disclosing conflicts of interest invoke similar responses because they remind us of certain things...but the results can be surprising and can even backfire, says Professor Sunita Sah of Cambridge Judge Business School. Many of…

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Conflicts of interest

Financial incentives linked to unconscious bias may have driven leaders' pandemic decisions, says an article in Scientific American by Professor Sunita Sah of Cambridge Judge Business School. Politicians and other leaders face tense conflicts of interest in making decisions during…

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Scientific American: Conflicts of Interest and Covid-19

Sunita Sah, KPMG Professor of Management Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses conflict of interest and unconscious bias. “Financial incentives can be a factor in pandemic policy decisions - albeit frequently at a subconscious and unintentional level,” she writes.…

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Agency conflicts and costs of equity

The agency problem, in the context of separation in ownership (shareholders or the principals) and control (managers or the agents), is one of the most important issues in corporate finance. This separation may induce conflicts of interest inherent in the…

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Speaking up in Chinese companies

Chinese culture usually avoids conflict, but speaking up following the failure of new product development can help future projects and yield valuable workplace lessons, says new study co-authored by Professor David De Cremer of Cambridge Judge Business School. In China,…

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How context makes conflict trauma hard to understand, and not just for Trump

When US presidential hopeful Donald Trump jumped with characteristic abandon into the debate over post-traumatic stress disorder, his comments that some veterans are not "strong enough" to handle the mental stresses of combat were broadly criticised. War veterans, and the…

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The Actuary: Social unrest: a systemic risk

With the help of social media, civil unrest is a risk that has profoundly changed in nature, says Dr Scott Kelly, Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Risk Studies, Cambridge Judge Business School. Read the full article [theactuary.com]…

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Preparing for war: business contingency planning urged in Cambridge Risk Centre seminar

As conflict continues in Ukraine, and the prospect of an expansionist Russia throws a shadow of war over Europe, the Cambridge Risk Centre for Risk Studies today urged businesses to incorporate geopolitical conflict scenarios into their business preparedness planning. "These…

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