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Guardian University Guide 2023 undergraduate subject rankings highlight School’s strengths in career prospects

The Guardian University Guide recently published its annual subject level tables and three of the School’s undergraduate subject areas achieved a top ten placing. The ranking also highlighted the School’s strengths for graduate prospects.
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Alumni 45 Year Reunion

At the beginning of September, nine alumni from the MSc Management class of 1976/77, a predecessor of our current MBA programme, visited Durham for the weekend for their 45-year reunion.
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Capping energy costs will damage climate change progress in developing countries

Developing and emerging countries will fail to make any significant contribution to global sustainability efforts, unless governments stop capping electricity prices, according to new research from Associate Professor Laura Marsiliani and Associate Professor Thomas Renstrom alongside colleagues from North South University in Bangladesh and Copenhagen Business School.
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MBA Mentor of the Year 2022 Announced

Each year, alongside their programme, our Durham MBA (Full-time) students are offered the support of a mentor to help them navigate the demands of MBA study and prepare for the transition to the workplace.
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MSc Human Resource Management (HRM) achieves CIPD programme re-accreditation

Durham University Business School has been awarded re-accreditation from Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in relation to our Human Resource Management (HRM) programme.
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High air pollution in cities contributes to firms being less efficient at investing

Firms that are based in a city with high levels of air pollution have much lower efficiency when it comes to corporate investments, according to new research from Guanming He, Associate Professor in Accounting, and Tiantian Lin, from Beijing Jiaotong University.
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What can business leaders learn from industrial action?

With industrial action being voted for by a variety of workers such as Royal Mail and Rail staff, we talk to Professor Bernd Brandl in our Department of Management and Marketing, whose research focuses on employment relations and international Human Resource Management, to ask some quick-fire questions in relation to how business leaders can learn from strike action in the UK in order to keep employees satisfied.
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Poets & Quants Ranking of The Best Masters In Management Programmes

We’re happy to announce that we've been included in Poets & Quants ranking of the world's best Masters in Management programmes.
Poets&Quants Masters in Management Ranking 2022

Experts challenge the status quo of leadership in symposium ‘Leaving the Office, Leaving the Lead’

Colleagues from Durham University and the Centre for Leadership and Followership hosted an international, cross-disciplinary symposium at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Seattle, Washington, in August 2022. Chaired by Dr Karolina Nieberle, Department of Psychology, the symposium challenged the status quo of how people get to see themselves as leaders and considers when people leave a formal working environment such as the office, do they still see themselves as leaders? 
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27% of European companies are actively using HR analytics for performance management

Keen to understand why firms make use of the opportunities HR analytics can offer, new research conducted by Barbara Bechter, Associate Professor in Human Resource Management, and Bernd Brandl, Professor in Management, alongside Alex Lehr, Radboud University, has found that 27% of European companies are actively using HR analytics for performance management.
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Majority of customers have a positive experience with customer services robots

Interacting with robots triggers emotions of joy, love, surprise, interest and excitement for customers, whilst discontent is mainly expressed when customers cannot use service robots due to them malfunctioning, according to new research conducted by Dr Zhibin Lin, Associate Professor of Marketing, alongside colleagues from Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Audencia Business School and Jimei University.
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IMPACT magazine - World Economy and Society - Issue 11

Issue 11 of our award-winning magazine, IMPACT, is out now. Themed around ‘world economy and society’, the issue looks at our research on the economy at a global and local level. With the world experiencing war in Europe the shockwaves are being felt everywhere and driving a cost-of-living crisis through the availability of oil, gas and grain. Is it overly dramatic to say the world economy is on a knife edge?
Cover of IMPACT magazine Issue 11 feature the world on a knife edge