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UK Business News: CEOs who also serve as board chair are more risk-averse in foreign expansion, says Dean Mauro Guillén.

Mauro Guillén, Dean of Cambridge Judge Business School, presents a new study of Spanish firms, especially focused on CEOs. “CEOs of firms that fail to meet performance targets have long sought to expand abroad to lift their fortunes, because these…

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Forbes: How failed leaders make successful comebacks: Boris Johnson and the saviour strategy

Thomas Roulet, Associate Professor in Organisational Theory at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes about failed leaders making successful comebacks. “The comebacks of failed corporate and political leaders are not that uncommon,” Thomas writes. “In situations of uncertainty, when the boat…

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Why people’s sense of (un)fairness can harm their own interests

The ‘hold-up problem’ in business: new study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School highlights how concerns about fairness thwart beneficial reciprocity. A common dilemma facing investors is whether a partner receiving an investment will receive most of the gains flowing…

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A man and woman stand holding ladders of success with unequal steps.

Quiet quitting: what managers can do

'Quiet quitting' is not a novel concept and there are clear ways to combat it, Thomas Roulet of Cambridge Judge Business School says in MIT Sloan Management Review. Dr Thomas Roulet The in-vogue term 'quiet quitting' is not a new…

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Man waving to his colleague on a video call from his office.

The Times: Why admitting your flaws may earn your start-up more investment

Cambridge Judge Business School is mentioned in this article about how showing nerves when pitching may secure start-up founders more money from investors than if their presentations are perfect. The study is co-authored by Jochen Menges, Associate Professor in Organisational…

Read more (La Nacion): Demonised industries – why people choose to work in companies with a bad reputation

Payment is a lever that might work for some positions and some people, but not for everyone. And it hardly satisfies as a psychological explanation. "Yes, I work for a hideous company, but at least the pay is great," isn't…

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Yahoo Finance: Apple employees claim they’re doing ‘exceptional work’ remotely as Tim Cook orders them back. They’re probably wrong

A study co-authored by Thomas Roulet, Associate Professor in Organisation Theory at Cambridge Judge Business School, is mentioned in this article about Apple wanting its employees back in the office. The study found that remote work is leading to a…

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The Economist: Why employees want to work in vilified industries

A book by Thomas Roulet, Associate Professor in Organisation Theory at Cambridge Judge Business School, entitled “The Power of Being Divisive”, points out that employees of demonised firms are often proud to be on the payroll. A study by Thomas…

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Workplace Insight: Employees who practice mindfulness are more likely to think their job is stimulating

Study titled “It’s so boring – or is it? Examining the role of mindfulness for work performance and attitudes in monotonous jobs”, co-authored by Jochen Menges, Associate Professor in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge Business School, is mentioned in this…

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Mindfulness at work: why it matters

More mindful employees perceive their job as less boring and are less likely to quit, says a study co-authored by Jochen Menges of Cambridge Judge Business School. How mindfulness impacts quality of work Dr Jochen Menges In monotonous jobs, “mindful”…

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Monotonous tasks may be made easier using mindfulness.