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Is there an ethical argument for fracking shale gas?

Fracking seems to be prone to some bad press, but dig a bit deeper into the detail and you may find the argument in favour actually makes sense, at least in the short term. But what do the experts think?…

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Why change isn’t always for the better

When it comes to public services, reform is often in the eye of the beholder, says Dr Neil Stott, Chief Executive of Keystone Development Trust and Executive Director, Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business School. Are you a "change…

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Why a disaster may not be disastrous

Research shows that the behaviour of business leaders could be directly linked to their experiences in childhood. What makes a great leader? Effectiveness? Experience? Volcanoes? It might seem unlikely, but new research from a team of academics, including Raghavendra Rau,…

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Dealing with the bureaucracy bogeyman

The public sector doesn’t always get great press but, says Neil Stott, Chief Executive of Keystone Development Trust and Executive Director of the Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business School, it just might surprise you. Bureaucratic. Risk averse.…

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Why Cambridge academics believe that Francis Bacon (1561-1626) may hold the key to business success

Researchers from Cambridge Judge Business School are developing a groundbreaking new approach to assessing - and managing - business risk and identifying business opportunity. Today's business climate is global, fast-moving, driven by rapidly evolving technology. Innovation's about the future, not…

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Playing with the big boys: decision time for social enterprise

Rapid growth over the past decade in the UK’s "not for private profit" sector has generated great excitement at its potential. But do firms have the depth to show results that match the hype? The prize is within tantalising reach:…

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Scotland’s war on inequality

Regardless of the referendum outcome, nothing less than fundamental social change can create a more equal society north of the border suggests Paul Tracey, Professor of Innovation & Organisation at Cambridge Judge Business School. As the countdown to the Scottish…

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German football sets the bar

As Germany claim football's ultimate prize, one team back home will be paying careful attention to the 'assist' of an international profile. Who is the most recognised football club in the world? Manchester United? Real Madrid? Barcelona? Chances are you…

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The corrupting influence of red tape

Far from stamping it out, too much regulation actually encourages corruption, argues Dr Stelios Zyglidopoulos, Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School and Reader in Management at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. So what’s the solution? Once in…

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Can we escape our addiction to debt?

Lord Turner, formerly chairman of the Financial Services Authority and a student at the University of Cambridge in the 1970s, argues that driving out the instability caused by debt and credit creation systems is the best way to avoid future…

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