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Financial Times: Business leaders feel pressure to keep their skills up to date

Stelios Kavadias, Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies in Innovation & Growth, Vice-Dean for Faculty and Co-Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on executives going back to the classroom, as they try to keep up…

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Cambridge Independent: Life sciences and IT drove Cambridge growth in pandemic’s first year

New data covering the first full year of the pandemic (April 2020 to March 2021) identifies the life sciences and IT sectors as driving growth in the region. The analysis from the Centre for Business Research (CBR) at Cambridge Judge…

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Growth theory

A broader look at how multinational enterprises grow profitably over time. How do multinational enterprises (MNEs) grow and prosper? The topic has fostered hundreds of research papers since the 1959 publication of a watershed book, The Theory of the Growth…

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COVID-19 and SME growth

How are small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) tackling new challenges posed by COVID-19 (coronavirus)? A recent Enterprise Tuesday event discussed how to overcome new obstacles to growth for small- and medium-sized businesses. The talk was chaired by Professor Stelios Kavadias,…

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Is debt financing by firms good for economic growth?

by Dr Adelphe Ekponon, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance Dr Adelphe Ekponon In addition to internal funds, firms have two main sources of financing: equity and debt (in general, a mix of…

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Overcoming growth obstacles

Ambition, a diverse skillset and holding your nerve are essential to navigate the “speed bumps” that impede business growth, the CEO of Business Banking at Barclays, Ian Rand, told an audience at an Enterprise Tuesday event at Cambridge Judge Business…

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East Anglia in Business: Why getting your hands dirty is imperative for growth

Professor Stelios Kavadias, Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge, is interviewed in the inaugural issue of East Anglia in Business magazine. He says: “One of the most common mistakes I see businesses make is trying to adopt a…

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Connecting for change

One woman’s mission to revolutionise public service provision. Tracy McLeod Howe has dedicated her long career to public service in Australia. Before being appointed CEO of New South Wales Council of Social Service (NCOSS), Tracy was CEO of Domestic Violence…

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SME growth advice

Small and medium-sized businesses need to be more transparent in order to grow, Cambridge Judge Director Christoph Loch writes in The Economist. Small and medium-sized businesses need to be more transparent in order to reassure investors and obtain growth financing,…

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What Singapore can learn from the Cambridge phenomenon

Singapore is on a mission to become a globally recognised 'smart nation'. What lessons can it draw from the Cambridge innovation ecosystem? In today's knowledge economy there are leaders and there are followers. And in the race to occupy the…

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