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Survival versus aspiration: CEOs and foreign adventure

CEOs who also serve as board chair are more risk-averse in foreign expansion, which has implications for corporate governance, says Dean Mauro Guillén in this blog post. by Professor Mauro F Guillén, Dean of Cambridge Judge Business School Professor Mauro Guillén…

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Helping BT to innovate management and technology

The work of Philip Stiles of Cambridge Judge Business School in helping BT adapt its organisational culture is featured in an article on the University of Cambridge website.  Dr Philip Stiles The work of Philip Stiles, Associate Professor in Corporate…

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Institutional investor monitoring and earnings management: a network approach

by Dr Marwin Mönkemeyer, Visiting Associate at Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance, University of Cambridge Judge Business School Ever since Berle and Means' (1932) seminal work on the separation of ownership and control in modern firms, scholars have debated…

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Voting for socially responsible corporate policies

by Professor Adam Meirowitz, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah, Dr Shaoting Pi, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance, University of Cambridge, and Dr Matthew C. Ringgenberg, David Eccles School of…

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Executive Courses: Executive education helps leaders navigate the virtual world of work

As the pandemic continues to evolve, the fate of the workplace remains uncertain. There are strong arguments on both sides in favour of remote and office-based models; many organisations appear to be planning for hybrid working. “Traditionally, some managers frowned…

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Dynamic group decision making of private firms

by Dr Shiqi Chen, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance Unlike what is often assumed in the standard corporate finance literature that firms are often governed by a single representative agent on behalf…

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Board reform

Improving board effectiveness requires a focus on the relationship aspect of boards as well as their structure, says a new book by Dr Philip Stiles of Cambridge Judge. Dr Philip Stiles Discussion about boards of directors has often centred on…

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Shareholder collaboration on corporate governance

by Dr Shaoting Pi, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance Activist shareholders, who exert a large influence on firms' policies, typically only own small stakes and frequently interact with fellow shareholders of target…

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New board role for Cambridge EMBA alumna

Executive MBA (EMBA) alumna Dr Bola Grace reflects on her appointment to the board of Levin Sources, in the minerals sector. She explains how her education and career so far have led her to the role, offering advice to other…

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DNYUZ: After claiming to care about more than profit, corporate America still hasn’t found its soul

Mamza Mudassir, Fellow in Strategy at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes about corporate accountability in US companies. “Corporate accountability can be a tricky thing to get right. Despite their elite statuses and high-compensation levels, most CEOs and top managers operate…

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