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Highly organised CEOs can hinder firm strategic flexibility in volatile environments

Chief Executive Officerss who prioritise planning and organisation can find their skills make them a hindrance to their organisations when it comes to adapting to external changes, according to new research.
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Predictive S&P500 index removals thesis wins the Worshipful Company of International Bankers 2023 Lombard Prize

MSc Finance graduate, Avery Aylsworth has been awarded the Lombard Prize for Best Dissertation 2023 at the prestigious Worshipful Company of International Bankers (WCIB) Annual Banquet held in the Lord Mayor of London’s Mansion House.
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Collaborative research into child poverty and poor educational performance offers solutions to UK policy makers

A new report, involving faculty from the Business School in collaboration with seven other research-intensive universities from across Northern England, has investigated the links between child poverty and poor educational performance and calls on the government to take urgent action.
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Durham MBA (Online) ranked amongst the best in the world

The Durham MBA (Online) has been ranked among the top in the world according to the Financial Times Global Online MBA Ranking 2024, climbing two places to 6th globally.
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Decision-making at home hinders women in the workplace

Decision-making styles within the family can be a significant barrier to achieving gender parity not only at home but in the workplace too, new research from Durham University Business School reveals.
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Durham University Business School Launches Executive MSc in Supply Chain Management

We have launched our new Executive MSc in Supply Chain Management programme, designed to equip participants with the skills to face unprecedented challenges in the supply chain sector, such as increased disruptions and growing pressures to become economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.
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Leaders who are present in times of crises reduce worker’s stress and burnout

In times of organisational crisis, the visibility of leaders plays a crucial role in alleviating worker stress levels and reducing the likelihood of burnout. Research involving Professor Peter Hamilton delves into the significance of senior leader presence during crises, examining its effects on worker well-being, with ICU nurses and their managers during the COVID-19 pandemic serving as a case study.
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Durham MBA Ranks in Global Top 100 and 16th for Career Progression

The Financial Times has placed the Durham MBA as 78th in the world in its Global MBA Ranking 2024. This is an outstanding achievement in a competitive marketplace with over 2,000 MBA programmes offered world-wide. The Durham MBA has consistently featured in the global top 100 for the last 11 years.
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The Durham MBA and Steven Marshall, former Premier of South Australia

The Durham MBA has a global profile and attracts candidates from around the world. It has been consistently ranked in the Financial Times Top 100 Global MBAs. As a result, the MBA has an enviable reputation and as you’d expect, some notable alumni. We recently had the chance to catch up with Steven Marshall and asked him why he chose Durham for his MBA and the impact his studies have had on him. 
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Durham research has a lasting global impact

We have launched a new Global Research Brochure where we shine a light on some of our incredible researchers who are making a difference in the world.
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Winter congregation and graduate prize winners

As January draws to an end we look back at our Winter Congregation earlier this month. The School's ceremonies celebrated the achievement of all students, confirmed honorary awards on leading diplomats and acknowledged outstanding efforts in subject disciplines.
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Female CEOs issue less debt than their male counterparts

Female CEOs issue less company debt than male CEOs, because women are often more risk-averse than their male counterparts and therefore less likely to get the company into financial difficulty.
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