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Business Weekly: Businesses must heed lessons from COVID-19 crisis, says Cambridge lecturer

Companies, bosses and governments will be forced to adapt to survive and thrive in ‘Future Businessworld’ according to Dr Philip Stiles, University Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance at Cambridge Judge Business School. He says management and economic lessons need to…

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Long-term effects

Dr Philip Stiles outlines five key changes to business in light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis will usher in permanent changes to business. Philip Stiles, University Senior Lecturer in Corporate Governance at Cambridge Judge Business School,…

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Bias in diversity

Diversity on key corporate committees is supposed to produce better decisions. But a study at Cambridge Judge Business School finds that diverse views rarely 'average out' as assumed, but instead lead to systematic biases toward certain types of errors. Diversity…

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Market gamblers to blame?

by Dr Mehrshad Motahari, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance Dr Mehrshad Motahari The Nobel Prize–winning Cumulative Prospect Theory of Tversky and Kahneman (1992) has revolutionised our understanding of how humans make economic…

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Sequential search

Two heads are not better than one: a new study co-authored by Dr Vincent Mak of Cambridge Judge Business School questions whether committees make better decisions than individuals. Dr Vincent Mak There once was a time when committee decisions were…

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Puncturing the headquarters myth

Study by Cambridge Judge Business School's Yasemin Kor and Niklas Lindlbauer finds that on-the-ground actors at dispersed business units, rather than corporate headquarters, often drive critical resource-allocation decisions. One of the most critical tasks of any large company is the…

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How to make the right decision

Competing demands can sometimes hamper your ability to make the right decision, but new research suggests there may be a better way. When the Keystone Development Trust, a social enterprise in the East of England created a programme of support…

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How to find the road less travelled

Traffic study shows real-time travel information has less of an impact on speeding up our journeys that you might expect. Those of us who travel on busy roads every day face the same enemy - traffic. Sources of real time…

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