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Government effect on media: how banks got better coverage during the financial crisis

Financial crisis media coverage of big banks was less critical when those banks received bailouts, as the press saw this as a sign of social acceptability, says study from Cambridge Judge Business School. The influence of the media’s watchdog role…

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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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Liquidation, bailout, and bail-in: insolvency resolution mechanisms and bank lending

by Professor Bart Lambrecht, Director of the Cambridge Centre for Finance and the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance Professor Bart Lambrecht The 2008-2010 financial crisis and the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic have highlighted the importance of an orderly insolvency resolution…

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Opposing views

The likelihood of activist hedge funds targeting and making money is higher when large short sellers also target the same company, finds a new study co-authored by Dr Pedro Saffi of Cambridge Judge Business School. Dr Pedro Saffi Activist hedge…

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Risk prevention

The average period between crises from 1700-1900 was 21 years, but since 1960 this has shrunk to just eight years. Investment opportunities totalling $3 trillion per year could reduce the probability of huge risks ranging from climate change to pandemics,…

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Reputational spirals

Public criticism during crises can prompt innovation in environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, but many firms instead get caught in a downward spiral, says Nareuporn Piyasinchai, a PhD candidate in the Strategy & International Business subject group at Cambridge…

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Global challenges

During the inaugural edition of a speaker series from Pembroke College and Cambridge Judge Business School, Shriti Vadera discussed some of the significant challenges facing governments and business in light of COVID-19 and longer term structural changes in economies and…

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Stanford Business: Stimulus money might stimulate insider trading

A study co-authored by Alan Jagolinzer, Professor of Financial Accounting at Cambridge Judge Business School, found that “politically connected shareholders cashed in with suspiciously well-timed trades during the 2008 federal bailout.” The study examined trades made by officers and directors…

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An MBA during global upheaval – COVID-19 vs 2008

How one Cambridge MBA’s experience in 2008 reveals lessons for MBAs of today: for Marina Maslowski Marsat (MBA 2008), embarking on the Cambridge MBA just as the global financial crisis broke in 2008 was a new challenge she hadn't anticipated.…

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Getting a job in a global crisis: what skills are companies looking for?

The extent of the economic downturn facing the world due to COVID-19 is not clear, and companies are bracing for big disruption. How will this situation affect MBA hiring in future, and will it impact what skills they are looking…

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