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First Research Impact Awards

Chris Hope and Mark Thompson are awarded the Research Impact Award for their work on climate change modelling and public service transformation through technology. The first annual Research Impact Award at Cambridge Judge Business School has been awarded to faculty…

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A natural industriousness?

To make an impact on policy, you need to get your hands dirty, as Dr Kamal Munir, author of Pakistan's industrial policy, explains. Having an impact on politics while remaining independent of it is a challenge for any academic interested…

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The road to social change

Making a difference to society is a noble aim, and leaders shouldn't be put off by a few bumps along the way, says Dr Neil Stott, Chief Executive of Keystone Development Trust and Executive Director of the Centre for Social…

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The world economy in 2050

What will the world's economy look like in 2050? Michael Kitson, Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, says it will be bigger, but will it be better? In light of some troubling headlines from across the…

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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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