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Impact of early career unemployment: even a week can harm future leadership potential

Being unemployed as a young adult, even on a short-term basis, can significantly hinder the likelihood of such individuals being able to achieve a leadership position later in their careers, according to new research from Durham University Business School.
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Joint research report sets out new model for UK growth and innovation

The “Quadruple Helix” approach combines local government, business, academia and citizens in four-way collaboration.
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Online retailers must focus more on customer experience if they want a loyal following

Online retailers should focus more on the experience of customer’s using their website, as opposed to efficiency if they want to build customer loyalty, according to new research.
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Prince William visits Durham University spinout Low Carbon Materials

His Royal Highness made a visit to Earthshot Prize 2022 Finalist Low Carbon Materials (LCM) this week to learn more about how they create their innovative, low-carbon construction materials.
Prince William on a visit to Low Carbon Materials pictured with CEO and Co-Founder Dr Natasha Boulding

QS World Top 20 Ranking for Online MBA

In their 2024 rankings global Higher Education experts QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rank the Durham MBA (Online) in the world Top 20.
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In conversation with Julie Hodges

Julie Hodges, Professor of Management, shares insights from her latest book, "People-Centric Organizational Change: Engaging Employees in Business Transformation," in an exclusive interview with BlueSky Thinking.
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The School’s gender equality efforts are recognised with an Athena Swan Silver Award

The School is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Charter, a global framework promoting gender equality within higher education (HE) and research. It aims to advance women’s careers and address broader gender equality issues worldwide.
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QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024 Announced

The School’s Accounting and Finance subject area has been ranked equal 84th in the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024.
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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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