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Arabian Business: Middle East missing opportunities for global brand diplomacy

CEO of Crescent Group and a member of Advisory Board at Cambridge Judge Business School Badr Jafar was speaking the Arabian Business Forum in Dubai. He said Middle East countries are “lagging behind in the rest of the world when…

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Military spending did not “crowd out” welfare in Middle East prior to Arab Spring

Findings dispute "guns versus butter" narrative as a major factor behind the Arab Spring. Researchers caution against uncritically applying lessons from Western nations to interpret public policy decisions in the Middle East. Research casts doubt on the widely-held view that…

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Gulf News: Mideast corporates need to get into venture capital

Badr Jafar, CEO of the Crescent Group and a member of Advisory Board at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes about capital venture capital and how MENA region could benefit from it. “In the UAE, for example, of the 10 most…

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An architect in the Middle East: building bridges with the EMBA

Nada Chahadi (EMBA 2016) is an architect from the Middle East, specialising in mega-scale building projects across the region. Nada Chahadi (EMBA 2016) is an experienced architect from Lebanon, specialising in large-scale building projects that contribute to the Middle East's…

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The Africa and Middle East Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report

African and Middle East alternative finance markets totaled more than $475 million in 2013-2015, with growth of 59 per cent to $242 million in 2015, says inaugural report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, in partnership with Energy4Impact, UKAid…

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Paving the way for Israeli and Palestinian entrepreneurs of the future

In July this year the Cambridge Gates Foundation held a biennial event to celebrate Gates Scholars past and present. In a video to support the event, Bill Gates mentioned former Cambridge MBA Gates Scholar Noa Epstein-Tennenhaus, and her work in…

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The women transforming the Middle East

These Middle Eastern entrepreneurs are changing the face of global innovation. And they are all women. Esraa Saleh is a petite, veiled, 23-year-old woman from a tiny, traditional rural village in Egypt. Not exactly unusual in Egypt, but a very different…

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UAE leadership

Executive Education at Cambridge Judge designs HSBC Leadership Programme in Dubai. HSBC Bank in the Middle East has completed its inaugural HSBC Leadership Programme for mid-level Emirati managers, which was developed in association with the Executive Education division of Cambridge…

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Cambridge Judge Business School and the Pearl Initiative launch Senior Executive Leadership & Trust programme in Dubai

Cambridge Judge Business School and the Pearl Initiative, the leading independent private sector-led, not-for-profit institution working across the region to influence and improve corporate accountability and transparency, have announced a two-day intensive Senior Leadership and Trust Programme for Middle East…

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The National: UEA leads the business revolution as entrepreneurship grows

Entrepreneurship is growing in Gulf Channel Countries (GCC) as they plan ahead for when oil and gas run out. Peter Hiscocks, CEO of Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education, has worked with organisations and entrepreneurs in GCC region and sees…

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