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Marketplace: Can company culture survive Zoom?

Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Diageo Professor of Organisational Studies at Cambridge University Business School, comments on organisational culture during coronavirus pandemic. She says ‘the importance of intention should be one of the most valuable lessons about company culture to come out of…

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The Economist: The benefits of part-time work

How much work is good for our mental health, asks The Economist article. Apparently, one day a week is enough. “We found that people working reduced working hours or being furloughed do not have poorer mental health,” says the study…

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The New York Times: Start retraining for social interactions

Sunita Sah, KPMG Professor of Management Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on "insinuation anxiety" in decision making. “Assess your own risk level and comfort,” Sunita said, “so you’re very clear about what you would and would not like…

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Bloomberg: Talk of de-globalisation is fashionable but wrong

Peter Williamson, Honorary Professor of International Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, says global supply chains are more flexible than domestic ones. Predictions that companies would relocalise supply chains and near-shore production were quite fashionable when COVID-19 (coronavirus) swept the…

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Philanthropic changes

An article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review by Clare Woodcraft and Dr Kamal Munir of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at Cambridge Judge Business School outlines findings of a pandemic-induced shift in the Global North-Global South philanthropic power balance.…

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The Guardian: Make mine a micro-job! Why working one day a week is the secret of happiness

A coverage of work from the 'Employment Dosage' project led by Dr Brendan Burchell, Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research, Cambridge Judge Business School. The study suggests that working just one day of work per week is beneficial…

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Deglobalisation myths

Pandemic-prodded predictions of relocalising supply chains and reshoring production 'grossly exaggerate' what will actually happen in practice, writes Peter Williamson of Cambridge Judge Business School. Professor Peter Williamson Predictions that companies would relocalise supply chains and near-shore production were quite…

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Predicting impact

A year after UK lockdown, the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies calls for probability-based scenario approach to forecasting crises due to unreliability of well-established models. The unreliability of well-established macroeconomic models at times of upheaval such as the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Rescue plan

Joe Biden’s US$1.9 trillion stimulus won't be enough to reignite world economy on its own, says Michael Kitson of Cambridge Judge Business School. By Michael Kitson The economic orthodoxy has long been that governments should try to balance their books…

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Forbes: The vaccine reputation war will only leave one winner: the virus

Dr Thomas Roulet, University Senior Lecturer in Organisation Theory at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes about the vaccine reputation war. He says that audiences seek consistency, and such bias can easily cloud their judgment on a large scale. “Whatever the…

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