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Examining bribery

New study co-authored by Professor Raghu Rau finds that $1 in bribes is linked to $6 to $9 increases in the value of bribing firms, but the research punctures some common bribery beliefs. Professor Raghavendra Rau Bribery is a key…

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The Economist: Bribery pays – if you don’t get caught

A new study by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, on global corporate bribery is featured in The Economist. The study finds that $1 in bribes is linked to $6 to $9…

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Corporate wrongdoing

Management research can prove relevance by studying corporate corruption during economic downturn, says new study co-authored by Professor Shaz Ansari. Economic downturns often expose wrongdoing, so the coronavirus era presents a ripe opportunity for management research to prove its relevance…

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Privatisation and corruption

Privatisation of state-owned enterprises in IMF loan conditions can increase corruption through a 'vicious circle' of weaker institutions and increased incentives, says a new study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School. Privatisation of state-owned enterprises as a condition for International…

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Nawaz Sharif ousted in Pakistan: celebrate, but remember the bigger picture

Kamal Munir, Reader in Strategy & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, considers the wider political and economic consequences of Nawaz Sharif's resignation in a recent piece in The Conversation. In a landmark judgement, a five-member bench of the Supreme…

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The corrupting influence of red tape

Far from stamping it out, too much regulation actually encourages corruption, argues Dr Stelios Zyglidopoulos, Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School and Reader in Management at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. So what’s the solution? Once in…

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Six reasons why … star performers are bad for the bottom line

Everyone - shareholders, board members, even colleagues - loves a star performer. But how many deliver on the top hire promise? CJBS faculty Dr Jenny Chu, Dr Pedro Saffi and Professor Raghavendra Rau investigate why top names can actually have…

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Six reasons why … good bankers will always turn bad

They want to be good, they promise to be good, but will they be good? Cambridge Judge Business School faculty Professor Raghavendra Rau, Dr Bang Dang Nguyen and Dr Pedro Saffi explore six reasons why, whether it's retail or investment,…

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Association of Business Schools: Large bribes do not lead to greater benefits

Research led by Cambridge Judge Business School academic Professor Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance, has revealed that firms bribing their way to contracts under-perform for up to three years before and after securing the work for…

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Large bribes do not lead to greater benefits

Research led by Professor Raghavendra Rau has focused fresh light onto bribery and flies in the face of previous survey-based studies Fresh research led by Cambridge academic Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business…

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