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Gubernatorial spoils study: ‘All politics is local’

Companies whose directors are connected to winning US gubernatorial candidates increase in value and are more likely to receive state subsidies, loans and tax credits, says new study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School. The late Speaker of the US…

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Raconteur (The Times): Digital government gets election kicking

John Lamb investigates why digital services are getting more attention in political arena again. Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School, said that politicians "have no excuse for ignorance about the deficit-busting benefits of…

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Central Government Business & Technology Conference: Interview with Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson, University Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses why digital business model is important for government, why local government is a key player and what are the main challenges facing central government technology. Watch…

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Preventing the next government IT disaster

From Obamacare to Universal Credit, government has a poor record when it comes to handling major IT projects. Happily research by Dr Mark Thompson is laying the foundations of a new IT strategy which many hope will open up new…

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US shutdown: the fallout for UK and emerging economies

Cambridge Judge Business School's experts comment on shutdown A prolonged shutdown of the US government will spell interesting times for other economies as the ripples spread outwards to lap at other shores. This is the message from three commentators from…

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Dr Mark Thompson speaks at the 9th Annual Government Conference in ICT 2013

Cambridge Judge Business School academic Mark Thompson was invited to chair the afternoon plenary at the 9th Annual Government Conference in ICT 2013, at QEII Conference Centre in Westminster on 15 January 2013. The conference focused on the opportunities for…

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The Guardian: How to liberate government IT from its hostage situation with system suppliers

Central government departments are increasingly being held hostage by a handful of huge, often overseas, suppliers of customised all-or-nothing IT systems ... Mark Thompson is a senior lecturer in information systems at Cambridge Judge Business School, ICT futures advisor to…

Read more Long Day Sin’s new song ‘American Made’ tackles imbalance of fairness and profitability in American financial services

Consumer credit services in America are seldom associated with fairness. The assumptions are banks cannot make money by being fair to customers and fairness is only possible through government regulations ... Professor Christoph Loch, Director of Cambridge Judge Business School,…

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Arab Times Online: Kuwait companies benefit from integrated reporting

The Pearl Initiative, the not-for-profit organisation that seeks to create a corporate culture of accountability and transparency in the Arab world, takes the first step in providing actionable insight to companies and Governments across the GCC and Middle East ...…

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Dr Mark Thompson delivers opening plenary on Government IT at this year’s CFDG IT Conference

Dr Mark Thompson, University Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School, was invited to deliver the opening plenary at the 2012 Charity Finance Directors' Group (CFDG) IT Conference, which took place on 6 March. The theme of this…

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