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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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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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