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Fact: there is an I in team

Working on the Cam and at Camp Bastion, Dr Mark de Rond is turning the theory of teamwork on its head It's one of the most well-worn clichés in business: there's no 'I' in 'team'. But research by Dr Mark…

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2014 features derond thereisaniinteam

The future of the planet

Dr Chris Hope's PAGE2002 model has been used worldwide to calculate the true cost of climate change Global problems call for global solutions, and Dr Chris Hope's PAGE2002 model is just that. A method for estimating the economic impact of…

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2013 features hope futureplanet

The jugaad juggernaut

The fleet-footed thinking of developing nations is super-charging R&D at multinationals according to Professor Jaideep Prabhu In the West, business innovation is often the preserve of well-funded, in-house R&D (research and development) departments, sometimes working within corporate hierarchies that threaten to…

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2013 features prabhu jugaad

Social enterprise in the field

Professor Paul Tracey believes that you can't shine a spotlight on poverty and inequality from your desk. It's a huge challenge to run a successful social enterprise in a poor rural area. "We're asking people to go to places where…

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Investing in 2013? Ask John Maynard Keynes

Economist John Maynard Keynes ran the endowment fund at King’s College from 1921 until his death in 1946. His highly successful approach is providing valuable insight for today’s investors. The first in-depth analysis of Keynes’ investment career, co-authored by Cambridge…

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No bangers in the UK

It’s often said that Britain’s car industry is in decline, but research from Dr Matthias Holweg suggests the real story is very different. “Britain hasn’t lost its motor industry. It has just lost its national car company,” says Dr Matthias…

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Firing the grey cells for business success

Research by Professor Alan Hughes has played a pivotal role in the rollout of the highly successful Catapult Centres, which exist to encourage collaboration between academics and entrepreneurs. The Government's decision to expand the network of UK Catapult Centres is…

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2013 features hughes firinggreycells

Picture perfect?

When Kodak filed for bankruptcy protection in 2012, one man was not surprised. Dr Kamal Munir explains how he predicted the companies' problems in 2005 – and how his research has much to say to technology-driven businesses. In the 1970s, the…

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Greek shoots?

Dr Christos Pitelis doesn’t just study real-world policy decisions. As an adviser to the Greek government at a time of economic and political turmoil he has seen their true impact. How can academics affect real-world policy decisions? In the case…

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Preventing the next government IT disaster

From Obamacare to Universal Credit, government has a poor record when it comes to handling major IT projects. Happily research by Dr Mark Thompson is laying the foundations of a new IT strategy which many hope will open up new…

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2013 features thomspon itdisaster

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