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Lionel Paolella

Droit-Inc: When diversity is only seen as a showcase

Lionel Paolella, Associate Professor in Strategy and Organisation at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in this article about diversity in law firms. "This suggests that companies can strengthen the lower echelon of partnership levels to send diversity signals to…

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The Law Society Gazette: Diversity study reignites ‘reputation laundering’ debate

Lionel Paolella, Associate Professor in Strategy and Organisation at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in this article about a study regarding the 'reputation laundering' debate involving law firms. Read the full article []…

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Do law firms trade off different types of diversity?

Law firms and diversity: clients should examine the fine print carefully as firms may substitute racial diversity or pro bono work for gender diversity. Dr Lionel Paolella The push for workplace diversity has evolved over recent decades from societal pressure…

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The classical ceiling of the law courts.

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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The financial district in downtown Manhattan, New York City.

EDI is about making our workplace a better place

Lionel Paolella, Associate Professor in Strategy & Organisation at Cambridge Judge Business School, shares his thoughts as the new Chairperson of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee at Cambridge Judge. Lionel Paolella, Associate Professor in Strategy & Organisation at…

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Lionel Paolella.

Poets & Quants: B-schools – leading or struggling on gender & race diversity?

New research from Cambridge Judge Business School looks at gender and racial diversity at 22 top US and UK business schools and finds that while B-schools are “strategically positioned to bring lasting change to the global corporate environment,” they still…

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Diversity leadership

Diversity and business schools: leading the way, or still some way to go? Business schools need to take steps beyond recruitment to also create an inclusive and supportive environment for under-represented groups to ensure progress in racial, ethnic and gender…

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Diversity leadership.


A summary of recent research and other initiatives from Cambridge Judge Business School. Every element of business concerns, in some way, reputation – ranging from a firm's reliability, to its customer-service profile, to its stock market performance. Many studies by…

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Reputation. A speech bubble with one heart inside.

The Centre of Strategic Philanthropy’s debut executive education course

by Zhiwan Rong, Research Assistant at the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy Last month the Centre debuted its executive education programme, entitled 'Strategic Philanthropy in Emerging Markets: Maximising Impact'. It was an exciting four-day virtual learning experience, which welcomed a diverse…

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Kamal Munir.

Female representation in top management

Firms that boost female representation at the top often use such 'organisational licencing' to become complacent in recruiting more women, says study presented at the inaugural Professor Sucheta Nadkarni Research Seminar. The study was presented 13 October at a webinar by co-author Dr Lionel Paolella, University…

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Sucheta Nadkarni.