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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

UK parliamentary committee reference business school social housing research

A report recently published by the cross-party Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee addresses a series of issues relating to the supply, quality and regulation of social housing in England. The committee heard about the research findings co-authored by the School's Dr Mercy Denedo, Assistant Professor in Accounting, and Dr Amanze Ejiogu, Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Newcastle University Business School into stigma and discrimination in England's social housing sector.
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Inspirational Leader on Mandela Day

MBA graduate Steven Zwane is inspiring Africa’s future entrepreneurs and has returned to Durham to continue his own learning through the DBA. Steven recently visited Durham as part of his Durham DBA programme and shared his story about meeting Nelson Mandela, why he received his Mandela Scholarship to do his MBA and what motivates his continued learning on DBA journey.
Steven Zwane and Nelson Mandela

Durham University Business School achieves five-year EQUIS re-accreditation 

Durham University Business School, one of the UK’s longest established business schools, has been awarded a five-year extension to its accreditation from EQUIS, the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration. 
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Reflections from Durham DBA Graduate Tom McDonogh

Ahead of graduation, our DBA alumni Tom McDonogh is looking back at his time at the Business School and sharing memories of his own graduation as well as his experience being on the Durham DBA programme.
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Bargaining over wages can be more effective if done at a sector-level

With inflationary pressures affecting most global economies now, there are growing demands for wage increases by employee groups being hit by the cost-of-living crisis. Professor Bernd Brandl, an expert in employment relations and Human Resource Management, has some pertinent research. Wage bargaining can be much more effective for management and employees if it is done at a higher, sector level as opposed to firm or small groups level. And it can also have a positive impact on the performance.
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School hosts international meeting on protecting cultural heritage

Experts from around the world met in Durham to discuss how to protect cultural heritage at risk of destruction from human and natural disasters.
Cultural Heritage Management Symposium

Complete University Guide 2023 undergraduate subject rankings

The Complete University Guide (CUG) published subject level tables of the School’s undergraduate subjects featuring three subjects in the top ten. Both Accounting and Finance and Marketing have made the top three nationally, while Economics has risen an impressive 10 places to 6th.
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